PERSONAL BRANDING PORTRAIT | FITNESS MODEL & COACH EMILY HAUG

Fitness model coach Emily Haug Carmen Wong Fisch Photography

I owe this lady. Yes, I do. I owe my new found strength to her. Because of her, I feel and look better than I ever had in 20 years. I have always been a bit envious of anyone who possesses abs, you know the kind that is toned and got a line running down the middle of it? Meet my coach, Emily Haug.  We started my training in March. Sadly she is moving to Lausanne to study sports management and now I am on my own now with my training. She gave me nutrition advice. I found out that I was probably not getting enough proteins, that's why I was snacking all the time.  I was a vegan for 2 years then vegetarian for the last 3 years. I am getting sidetrack here. I will tell you in another post about what I am doing nutritionally now. Anyhow, we shot these at Evo Gym on Güterstrasse. The gym looks so new, clean and with some cool equipment which I have never seen before.  Mind you, I also haven't been to a gym since forever. I always did my exercise at home on my favorite Bellicon trampoline or I did yoga. Anyway, if you are looking for a gym to try out, you can follow this link to get a code for a free trial.  

Fitness coach Emily Haug
Fitness model coach Emily Haug
Fitness model coach Emily Haug Carmen Wong Fisch Photography EVO Gym

You should actually see Emily's personal transformation. Maybe you have see this gorgeous lady a couple years back on her wedding blog post. She is actually my wedding client. That's how we met. She already looked stunning, but she wanted to upgrade herself. Check out her Instagram to see her Before & After. I saw her updates and got some inspired. I wanted the same. I wanted abs. YES! I want abs and arms like her. And to see that it is possible in just a few months on someone I knew. I was determined to get my dream abs. I will do a post on that under the new Fitness section on the blog.

Fitness model coach Emily Haug Carmen Wong Fisch Photography
Fitness model coach Emily Haug Carmen Wong Fisch Photography

6 TIPS BEFORE A SHOOT

Make Appointments. When booking your salon and spa appointments, be sure to follow the timeline on the Beauty Guide I will give you. Many treatments are time-sensitive, (example: waxing your brows shouldn’t be booked too close to your shoot to avoid redness).

Drink More Water. We all know water is important, yet we still forget to drink enough. Start now. Get a pretty bottle like this might help. 

Avoid the Sun. Sunburns and tan lines are portrait ruiners.

Use sunscreen and stay in the shade.

Don’t Pick (or Bite). Especially your skin, lips, and nails.

Develop a Pinterest Addiction. Use our shared pin board to design your dream photo shoot and get wardrobe and styling inspiration.

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SWEET SISTERS | SITTING PRETTY SESSION

Sisters Sitting pretty Session Basel portrait Carmen Wong Fisch Photography
Euroasian babies Carmen Wong Fisch Photography
Toddler Portrait Carmen Wong Fisch Photography
8 months session baby Carmen Wong Fisch Photography

Sweetest little sisters. I am melting!! Don't you think? This is a little peek into Kiana's 8-month session. I loved how mama Eleanor styled them. 

To my dear readers, I am trying to keep up with my blog, so I will try to keep them nice and short, so I actually don't get overwhelmed and don't blog at all. 

Have an amazingly sweet day!
 

MARIKO + JONATHAN + MATTY + BELLY

Dear Mariko, Jonathan & Matty,
You guys are such a sweet and beautiful family! I loved our session so much. Mariko, you are such a stunning expecting mom! You glow from within. Thank you so much for asking me to take your portraits! Oh, Matty has grown so much! He is so big, so adorable and talking so cute. I am sure he is going to be a great big brother. So exciting! I am so curious how baby girl will look! Oh, I can't wait to hold little Princess! 
Big hugs and kisses,
Carmen

INTIMATED MATERNITY SESSION | LEELA & ZELJKO

Dear Gorgeous Mama-to-be Leela and Papa-to-be Zeljko,

I had so much fun with you two on our time together!! You had the best look for what I was going for and I am blown away by your stunning beauty, your glorious goddess form and glow. I love your style, the sweet accessories you brought along were perfect! Also how open you were to my suggestions and to my ideas, so this session really just fit both of our style so perfectly. I hope that when your precious bundle of joy is born that you two will enjoy looking back to these memories when your little one was still in your belly. I already know your little girl is going love these images and you two will be wonderful parents.

Seeing you two lovely people so happy together and the look on both of your faces - the oh-so-tender looking-forward-to-becoming-parents-soon expression, truly brought me so much fond memories of my own pregnancy with my daughter. So excited for you two! I can't wait to meet baby girl! I wish you a brilliant rest of your pregnancy.

with love,

Carmen

 

 

TATTOOS & BELLY | MATERNITY SESSION IN BASEL

I feel always so excited when expecting moms calls me for a maternity session. One reason being that I loved my pregnancy with our daughter. It was such a beautiful and exciting time. I felt so good and happy. I remember I felt on top of the world. 

Now, I know that let alone a "good" pregnancy, but any pregnancy should not be taken for granted. I have myself experienced two miscarriages, and I heard from many couples who have experience difficulty getting pregnant. I feel for you, the frustration and disappointment. I have been there.  I truly wish that every couple who wishes to have children shall have their wish granted. So that's the reason why I am all for celebration when it comes to pregnancy. We should celebrate and cherish this very special time of our lives. Also, for our children, to show them where they came from! Our daughter loves those images of her in my belly. 

Back to this gorgeous expecting mom on this post. Viviane called me and told me that she would like to have some beautiful portraits of her and her glorious baby bump. She wants to surprise her partner with a gorgeous wall art print. Viviane looked stunning as she walked in the door, she feels fit and happy. She has this fire red hair, her back and arm are adorned with intricate poetic colorful tattoos. Such a cool looking expecting mom! I knew right away the cool images I can make with her style. Like a natural, we moved through different poses and focus. Here are the results. Thank you Viviane for your permission to share these images! You rock! 

If you are an expecting mom and is thinking about a maternity session. Here are some tips on how to prepare for your maternity session