At first, Kerstin Auer of Lilli Kad Photography could't even imagine that she would become a wedding photographer one day. "I've been in the industry for quite some time, over 10 years by now, but my company is only two years old," said Kerstin.
The name Lilli Kad Photography itself is actually an abbreviation of "Love Infinitely, Live Life Insatiably". Meanwhile, Kad is the combination of her initials and the place she came from, Dornbirn in Austria. In short, it means living life to the fullest and never forgetting who you are.
Kerstin herself started shooting weddings for a few friends, and soon realized how much she loved being a part of the biggest day of other people's lives. "Yes, it is quite fast-paced but I actually thrive on the challenge and rush of it all," she explained. Along with her husband and second shooter, Kerstin decided to focus especially on film photography. "I am absolutely in love with the quality, softness, and grain that film produces. I also become more relaxed when using film, allowing me to connect with my clients. A fair few have even become good friends after their wedding day," she said.
For Kirsten, using film has definitely changed the way she captures moments. "Due to the nature of digital photography, with its unlimited possibilities in editing images, it was hard to stay with one signature style," said the talented photographer. "With film, every time I press the camera shutter, it costs me money. So, I have to think and compose every image with more thought, crafting the image right there and then," she continued.
See how Kirsten has finely captured her clients' wedding moments into a series of images below.