Quote of the week

The best things in life are unseen. That's why we close our eyes when we kiss and dream.

With much joy I flipped around our 46PLUS calendar to January 2013. It's an instant lift-me-up-and-make-me-smile photo. These two girls are my heroines! They are beautiful in every sense of the word, but most of all I LOVE and adore their humor. They both know how to laugh a lot and not take life too seriously. No wonder these two supermodels get along so very well. It clicked between them the minute they met.

The day of our calendar shooting at the Palladium Theater in Stuttgart, on the stage of the musical Rebecca where Pia plays the role of "Mrs. Danvers", we were accompanied by the rad team of the Ki.KA television for their program "Schau in meine Welt".

On a sadder note, the musical Rebecca will have its Dernière in Stuttgart this Sunday night. Although I am really looking forward seeing the show, finally seeing Valerie and Jan perform, and meeting some wonderful people there, it is really sad to see them all go, cause this incredible cast has really grown on me.

Please enjoy a few images and behind-the-scenes shots from your calendar shoot. In case you're interested, you can still buy our calendar here, and herewith support our down syndrome charity group 46PLUS with your purchase. Thank you so much!










It had been such a pleasure working with this awesome team, generously supported by Stage Entertainment.


So HAPPY to see my beautiful Girl with the Freckles in the December Issue of the magazine "Lisa" - Hip Hip Horray, Tamara ! You go, girl!!!!! :)



This family is just about as good as it gets: Johanna, Jan  , Sandra & Christian. It's always a great joy and huge honor spending time with them. Unfortunately, our favorite Australian restaurant closed. Now we have to find a substitute in order to enjoy each others company with great food and lots of toasting :) Sandra & Christian are some of the sweetest and most loving people I have ever met. And they have the biggest hearts! They always go the extra mile and help raising down syndrome awareness. Last year in March, they organized our exhibition "Außergewöhnlich: Väterglück" in the Walldorf City Hall in order to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day. Two years ago, my publisher David Neufeld and I were completely over the moon with joy when Sandra & Christian organized at their local printer 2.000 additional copies of our Wall Calendar "A little extra" and had them distributed to pregnancy counseling offices in Eastern Germany. How flippin' awesome is that!!!!!?? But like David said yesterday: "Little by little does the trick." If every single one of us gives his pediatrician, gynecologist, speech therapist, kindergarten (the list goes on and on) just ONE calendar ... There is no one giant step that does it. It's a lot of little steps ..... We can ALL make a difference in this world!

Please fall in love with this beautiful family and have a HAPPY THURSDAY!



Jan is such a charmer! He knows his way around and conquers everybody's heart in a heartbeat!



I fell in love with this pretty girl when she was a mere seven days old. That is when I photographed her for the first time. Since then Johanna is blossoming into a very beautiful girl and little princess who loves dressing up, golden glittery shoes and ballet. She's pretty wild at heart and keeps Daddy in good shape, cause she loves goofying around and being thrown into the sky really really scaringly high :).







Sandra is a school teacher, and one of the most gracious, generous and beautiful women I know. I am absolutely smitten by her.











For those of you who missed it last night or have my blog on blogroll (and didn't see my update in my previous post) .... ***HERE*** you can watch cute little Theo superstar in action with pony Emma :)

P. S. Haha, there is a reason why I am always and better BEHIND the camera. At least Martin had some fun watching it last night "Now see, how you always raise your voice at least two octaves when you talk to kids." :)


And it was a nice surprise to see Pia and Tamara again!!!!


Theo-Fans aufgepasst! Heute Abend kommt in der Landesschau Baden-Württemberg ein Beitrag über unser 46PLUS-Fotokalender-Shooting mit Theo und dem Schauspielerehepaar Lisa Martinek und Giulio Ricciarelli im Münchner Café Reitschule. Ich werde in den nächsten Wochen noch ausführlicher darüber berichten. :)

UPDATE: Wer den Beitrag verpasst hat, kann ihn sich ***HIER*** noch einmal anschauen.

Theo stellt sich dem Interview ... und genießt nebenbei seine glutenfreien Spaghetti :)




Photo Credit: Flo Bentele (SWR)