This blogpost is a beautiful sequel shooting to "Miriam and Jochen - loving EXPATations" from November 2013.
(click on the image and you will get to the post from this very special pregnancy shooting).
Only a couple of weeks after we had taken the photos Miriam and Jochen became parents to a sweet little Hannes.
End of 2014 the time had come for the little family to say good bye to Shanghai. They contacted me with the request for another Expat Memory photoshoot but this time to capture the memories for Hannes.
Miriam, Jochen and Hannes used to live in Pudong and used to love to go for walks along the riverside. Naturally this was where we the story had to begin:
After Pudong Miriam and Jochen suggested to head over to Hongkou district where they used to take their visitors to get a feel of old Shanghai.
As it quite often happens - we met some wonderful and friendly locals along our way:
All this action is very tiering..time for a "baozi" lunch break
Last not least it was time to look at the high rises from the other side. So we headed over to the Bund
The same spot where we already took pictures just before Hannes was born…just this time the tower is finished ;-)
It felt like a beautiful circle closing.
And could there be a better place than the Bund to reflect one more the time of your life in China?
I got my little treasure box out with questions about their life in Shanghai and it was heartwarming to see Miriam and Jochen remembering whilst interviewing each other. I made sure that all also these memories and laughs will not be forgotten by recording them in a "Reflections" Video.
...and after that it was definitely time for a good nap!
Dear Miriam, Jochen and little Hannes!
Thank you so much for being my friends in Shanghai!
Thank you also for spreading the word that I´m around with my "Expat Memory Shootings"!!
I enjoyed every minute with (and without) my camera with you.
I wish you a wonderful start back in Germany and look forward to capturing your memories again one day on the other side ;-)