To find an image, that is more than pretty remains a constant challenge – something to hold on, a little reminder of a happy moment.

Sabine and Michel were a dream to work with. I cannot even call it “work”, it was a joy to shoot some post wedding photographs for them in Munich. We had the perfect light and would the sun not go down, we would be still shooting and playing around. Thank you so much for having me on board, you two!




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Help Portrait is a global movement of photographers, hairstylists and makeup artists using their time, tools and expertise to give back to those in need. Money, of course, is always needed to provide quality education for children and help families master life. But I think, it´s the good memories and moments with our family and friends that feed our soul in the end. Two days ago we photographed the families at “Lichtblick Hasenbergl“, who didn´t have one single picture together. Doing something for others is just the best feeling in the world, to see how happy the families were about the photo we gave them, made us even more happy!

9 big hearted people came together to make this project happen:

Eva Burger-Moebius, Nicole Tremmel, Jolanda Nyfeler from Pure Idea (Hair and Make up for the beautiful mommies)

Andreas Wenig and  Mirjam that edited and printed the images on the spot!

My wonderful friend Sabrina Schindzielorz, who photographed around 60 families together with me and of course Keti and Aris, who framed the pictures and played with the kids!

the first picture since their wedding 36 years ago 🙂 they came together with their son and grandchild, so we took a family picture as well!

This is my third year in a row being for Help Portrait. It´s so easy to organize! Have a look at Help Portrait 2013 and 2012, if you like.  If you would like to do this in your city or just anywhere for a good cause, don´t be afraid to do it. It will be worth it!

Merry Christmas!

THE DREAMERS // personal work


black + white portraits of some friends of mine, I took over the past few months.

…keep on dreaming!


Matthias Münz, crazy ice cream maker 


Joaquin Gonzales, beach bar owner

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It is wonderful to make someone happy with a picture. A real picture, that you can hold in your hands.

The families we photographed yesterday at the hospital Deutsches Herzzentrum are going through tough times right now. And you would not expect as many smiles in such a place as we saw… but in the end it´s life and it´s about holding your loved ones close, in good times as in bad.

Help portrait is a global movement of photographers, hairstylists and makeup artists using their time, tools and expertise to give back to those in need. I blogged about it last year as well: http://www.kristina-assenova.com/blog/help-portrait-munich-2012/

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Care-in-action is a small charity, that supports the life of Ukrainian orphans in creating a better future. The people, who started the organization, are two individuals that I know, who are doing amazing work to change a small corner of this world.

All proceeds from the next photo shoot with me, will go straight to care-in-action. If you would like to be part of this, let me know.


PASSION// a personal project // featuring PABLO & SILVINA



Dancing in the street like nobody´s watching… Silvina and Pablo do this everyday. Well, not only in the street, but also at many international salsa congresses and for instance at the street-life festival here in Munich last weekend.  

They are all about passion. Especially for their students, each other and of course, for SALSA. Three years ago they opened their own dance academy in Munich – Salsamás where they dance and teach from the heart. I was highly impressed by their enthusiasm and the energy they put into it. It was great seeing how proud they were of their students, who also performed on Sunday. Thank you guys for these couple of hours with you. You all rocked the stage!!! 

PS.: Silvina and Pablo also organize the Mambo Festival here in Munich, which is next weekend from 5-7th July. I´ll be there. So see you maybe on the dance floor!


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Hey folks! It´s us…

– two little rockstars
– almost 8 weeks old today
– quite small, but twice as big as we were 2 month ago

And we love

– food
– and sleep
– the sun shining on our little noses
– cuddling with mommy and daddy and making them smile


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