I am a German born lifestyle photographer, stylist, and educator living in Wisconsin with my daughter and our two cats. We love to travel and are always open to new photo adventures.
While living in Germany I earned my master's degree at the University of Hamburg. As a professional dressmaker I worked as a wardrobe stylist for different movie productions. My first advertising job was with United Airlines. I sewed a black evening dress for one of their campaigns. I still remember how nervous I was and how relieved when I saw that the dress looked beautiful. I have since worked as a freelance fashion/prop stylist in different advertising campaigns including Lamborghini, BMW, T-Mobile, Nivea, and Ikea. This has set a high aesthetic and professional standard for my work.
In 2002 my daughter was born and in 2009 we moved to Wisconsin, where my focus shifted more towards photography. I like to look at photographing people as a special experience that reflects on their life. Taking pictures of someone which are different than the ones that already exist needs a connection that develops with time.
Thank you to those who have allowed me to spend the time to create meaningful images.
“Manu has worked with us on several special occasions. She is very professional and easy to work with. We never felt stressed or rushed during our photo sessions. She is very effective in recreating the story through her artistic captures. Looking at her photos makes me feel the emotions all over again! Even if we don't like posing for pictures, she has always produced beautiful and cherishable photos for us. We will surely be working with her again on many more occasions in the future!” - Michelle M.