Marta May

I had lots of questions in my head – I always wondered how Two Mann do it, what their challenges are, what really makes them the best? Although I know I still have to learn a lot, the main question for me was – how Two Mann approach weddings, what motivates them, what drives them. Do they still have butterflies in their stomachs when they arrive at a venue in the morning? Or is this just a routine for them? What kind of people are they?

Are they ‘normal’, down to earth and authentic or perhaps so full of themselves that they will not want to speak to us? And I got a lot more than I had ever wished for.The experience was amazing, real, honest, true and really authentic. It is not possible to even begin to describe it. In order to understand it, you will have to attend the Balls Out workshop! There is no other way! Two Mann are authentic, direct and honest and so much fun – they want you to be a part of their group, they really care. Among millions of other things, they were showing us the short role-plays – I never laughed so much! It was so brilliant to watch them work together, that was one of the best experiences for me! I love you guys so much, you work so well as a team!

A proper kick in the a*se. I can still feel it now! I literally couldn’t wait to photograph the wedding that followed after the workshop! And, at the moment, every next wedding we photograph is giving us more and more energy! We are really enjoying our work even if it sometimes means ‘the struggle’! I remember this one wedding where everybody was dancing in the rain. The amount of running and squats we did at that wedding was just insane. We had to recharge our batteries during the next couple of days and we loved every single part of the process! The wedding was great and it was so rewarding to know that we gave our 200% to the couple! The best feeling ever. There was another wedding too and this wedding turned out to be really challenging but we just kept buying more and more tickets! Focusing on the struggle, on the game, kept us really motivated then! The motivation Two Mann gave me is still alive, it’s like living in a different world now. The more meaningful and real world. We can influence it, control the energy and use it to create the best possible memories for our couples. There is one small but incredibly powerful thing I will never forget from the Balls Out workshop. ‘Shoot how it feels like and not how it looks like’. Such a simple thought and it makes such an incredible difference. And this is just one example. I could go on and on here, thank you for giving us your 200% Erika & Lanny!

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