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Do you like a couple photo shot in the middle rhine valley?
The Middle Rhine is one of the most beautiful landscapes in Germany for me. The region between the rivers Nahe, which enters the Rhine near Bingen, and the Sieg, which enters near Bonn, is the hoard of a variety of Germany’s recent and older history.
Scenically appealing the Rhine loops its way through the uplands in Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia. More than 70 castles, keeps and ruins decorate the slopes, on which internationally recognized wine is cultivated.
Sagas and stories from the Middle Rhine
tell from the past, not all of them are true, but they contribute to the so-called Rhine romanticism. Almost everyone in Germany knows the myth about Loreley, a mermaid or witch, who lured boatmen into the rocks in the Rhine and into death. Through a poem of Heinrich Heine the story got firmly fixed in the German culture.
The unique culture, landscape, wine and history were the reason for the declaration of the Middle Rhine region as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage in 2002.
And that’s where we were drawn to in late autumn 2015. Susanne and Thomas, one of my bridal couples in July this year, like the region as well, and during our preliminary talk we came across the topic of an engagement shoot. As both are born in Rees and they are familiar with the Lower Rhine, a shoot in our town was out of question. As the couple grows its own wine in their garden, the location for the shoot was quickly found. A wine area it should be, mountainous, sunny, not too far from the Rhine, culturally and gastronomically interesting. So we went to the Middle Rhine. More precise, to the region between Oberwesel and Kaub, south of Boppard and Koblenz and north of Bingen and Rüdesheim am Rhein.
For a photographer
this romantic region is great for all kinds of photo shoots. On nearly every corner, be it in the vineyards, at the harvest, in the winding alleys of cities like Bacharach or St. Goarshausen, or in the castles and ruins above the Rhine valley, like Burg Stahleck or Burg Rheinfels above St. Goar, Burg Katz or Burg Maus, there are always beautiful places to stage the couple.
As the two wanted to visit a wine cellar, they decided to extend the engagement shoot on two days. One day should be devoted to the Middle Rhine itself, the second to Koblenz. Of course I did not need to be asked twice and we booked a second overnight stay without hesitation.
So today I will show you some photos of our first day from our journey to the Middle Rhine valley. Photos of our second day in Koblenz might be reserved for a second blog entry.
And by the way: the photos in the wine cellar are unexceptionally feigned! Even if Susanne’s blushed cheeks might suggest something else, they express solely the enormous heat and humidity in the cellar. And please do not be frightened by the photos with the candelabra, it was not really that spooky!