Peppa Georgieff

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Vienna based portrait photographer. Photographing the beauty and power of womanhood. Inspired by nature. Daydreamer and coffee lover.

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I found this portrait of Manon recently in my archive. I can still remember the photography session a few years ago. It was so much fun to work with her. She is such a lively and radiant young woman. Now she has a loving family and two sweet kids and is still as cheerful and positive, as I hear it.
The portrait made me think about beauty, youth and our struggles with aging.
I do appreciate the youth. But I'm not crying because I'm not twenty anymore. I had my free flights along it and I sure did make some naive decision back then. But that's what twenties are all about- to try, to make mistakes and to learn. And now at my forties I'm celebrating the experience that I've gained, for without it I would not be the one I am now. And when life has left traces on my face or on my body, so what? They are showing me that I am alive.
Double tap if you agree with that.
#viennaportraitphotographer #fotografwien #pursuitofportraits
I'm a visual person and I often find it difficult to put my thoughts or ideas into words. All the more I find it fascinating how others can handle words. When I read a book or an article and something in particular caught my eye, I write it down. One can say I'm a quotation collector. And this one is one of my favorite:
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
― John Lennon
For "being happy" is our own decision.
What is your fascination? One, that doesn’t (quite) belong to your abilities, but you admire it at others.
I'm starting the weekend a little earlier this time. Family time. We are visiting the @nhmwien . My son loves to come here. Every time we learn a bit more about the dinosaurs or explore the meteorite hall. And I love the view from the windows — all around us the old Viennese architecture. Beautiful. Then we get some ice on the way and afterwards we're going to explore Vienna with our cameras. Ah, I love these family moments together.
What are you planning for the weekend?
#vienna #wien #igersvienna #nhmwien
Today I'm starting my day with my favorite breakfast — porridge with fresh strawberries. I can't believe the strawberry season is almost over. I'll miss these delicious beauties. After a cup of good coffee I'm heading to the location for today's portrait session. There are still some preparation to be made.
What is your favorite breakfast?
“We are women, and my plea is Let me be a woman, holy through and through, asking for nothing but what God wants to give me, receiving with both hands and with all my heart whatever that is.” ― Elisabeth Elliot
When she saw the portraits on her select&order session, she almost didn't believe, that this was she on the images. But let's be honest, I did not mix up the pictures. I listened to her, gave her the freedom to be herself and to bloom in front of the camera and I captured her moments with it. It's so rewarding to me when a client discover something new about herself throughout a portrait experience and this helps her feel liberated and empowered. .
#fineartphotographer #pursuitofportraits #womanportraits
„Running my own business has been the most rewarding-and challenging-part of my life so far. It’s taught me to take risks and stand up for what I believe in, and has given me more self-confidence and pride in myself than anything else.“ -Grace Bonney, Autor of IN THE COMPANY OF WOMEN and business owner of @designsponge.
I am so excited to read this book and have a glance at the passion and the motivation of many talented women to run their own business.
What is next on your read list? Tag a friend who would be excited to read this book or is searching for inspirational books about women entrepreneurs.
#womeninbusiness #businesswithsoul #inthecompanyofwomen
“For all of the most important things, the timing always sucks. Waiting for a good time to quit your job? The stars will never align and the traffic lights of life will never all be green at the same time. The universe doesn't conspire against you, but it doesn't go out of its way to line up the pins either. Conditions are never perfect. "Someday" is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you. Pro and con lists are just as bad. If it's important to you and you want to do it "eventually," just do it and correct course along the way.”- Timothy Ferriss
Today I'm writing a few words about entrepreneurship.
I've decided to make that step a couple years ago and since then never looked back. Have not reached my end destination yet but I'm living my dream. And when I see that happy glimpse in a client's eyes when she's going home after a portrait session or when she's receiving a finished product of mine, then I know: I've change the world a bit.
Most people like to have it comfortable and to be secure, to know, tomorrow they still have their warm quilt and not to worry they can't pay their bills. And I'm absolutely OK with that. But if it's important to you and you want to start, make no excuses and just do it.
To be an entrepreneur is to dare to follow your dreams, to work hard full-time for it and to step outside of your comfort zone. Maybe you'll fail, but you'll learn. Then, stand up and go ahead while using what you've learned. And when you reach your destination, take your time to celebrate what you've achieved. Do not break the cycle, set your next destination and go on. You can do it.
Do you think about it yet or do you already do it? What is it what you want to do or you're doing already? Share in the comments. I want to know more about your entrepreneurial dreams.

#creativepreneur #womeninbusiness #businesswithsoul
Tackling my to-do list today, priority N1 is: to review and to update my current portrait session welcome packet. I have some new ideas I want to add.
What is your priority N1 for today?  #mycreativebiz #womeninbusiness #lifeofaphotographer
Pattern. Chase the wind.
Diversion. Smile. Again.
A modern woman.
Today I read “Exploring Modern Womanhood Through Haiku” by @em_wilkinson on @darling magazine and I decided to create my own heiku about it. I see the modern woman as a strong and inspiring woman. She is Superhero, she is beautiful, she is poetry. This is precisely my mission with the portrait session “Poetry”, to bring that woman out because she deserves a moment in the spotlight and she should never forget to celebrate her achievements, whether they are small or large.

How would you describe your “modern woman”?
#amodernwomanhaiku  #thatsdarling
This weekend was like a time-lapse that catapulted me back to my school years.

There was a big-eyed girl in a small town in Bulgaria. In fall of every year the city festival took place in the beautiful Danube park. She loved to go there with her two friends. They strolled joyfully through the city to get there and made plans of what attractions to try first. Should they have first a turbulent pursuit with the bumper cars or some lapse on the Ferris wheel or perhaps an amusing fly with the swing carousel. And they should not forget the sweet sugar cotton as well. Ah, this time was so unpretentious and beautiful.
If you plan to visit Vienna, you must absolutely take a tour at the Vienesse Prater. There is so much adventure and a lot of memories to be awakened.
Share one of your favorite memories during your school years with me. 
#vienna #wien #igersvienna
A happy smile, shining eyes and to open a box with anticipation.
My heart always jumps when I hand a box with prints to a client over. Sometimes we meet in a small coffee to chat a little and enjoy a piece of sweet cake. Then I give her the pack with her pictures and we discuss how the portrait experience was for her. And when we go and she proudly looks forward with such self-assurance and crosses the shop like a queen. Then I know it: I did my job right. I achieved my goal and my work has a meaning.
Thank you my dear @daryna__k21 !
Happy weekend everyone!
The sun is shining, it's already 28 degrees C and I have a lot on my To-do list for today. And all I can think about is to feel the warm sun on my skin and the sand between my toes, to hear the sound of gently lapping waves in my ears, and to read a good story from my favorite volume of @cerealmag Sound familiar, doesn't it? I'm waiting for our seaside vacation with anticipation.
If you had one free wish today, where would you want to be right now?
#designaglowsummer #inmybag #summervibe . .  Towel by @etar_vienna  Summer hat by @hm