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Engagement session in Finland | Petra & Hanno

Engagement Session FinlandI can’t even tell you how stoked I was that I was invited to the Nordics not once but twice this year! After Karen & Hans’ wedding in Norway, I packed my wooly jumper again to head to Finland in July to photograph the engagement of Petra and Hanno.

Petra and I went to high school together back in Hungary a long looong time ago and while we knew of each other, we didn’t really know each other, however by the power of internet we stayed on each others’ radars so I couldn’t have been happier to visit her and her fiancé in their new home country to capture some fab memories of this very exciting time for them. (gotta love the internet!!!) While the weather was a bit Nordic, we found the perfect spot for our shoot in this tiny island just off the coasts of Helsinki which was beautiful and just how I’ve imagined Finland! Can’t wait to explore more of the Nordics soon!

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A grey and pale pink Pennsylvania wedding | Adam & Monika

destination weddingThe reaction to last week’s secret Parisian proposal post was overwhelming to say the least! Clients I worked with years ago, brides whose wedding I will photograph next year, friends, family and even past guests from weddings dropped me emails, messages, text to say that the post and my pictures made them cry… gotta tell you… it’s the best feeling ever that I could have been involved in something so cool that has touched so many people, strangers who never have or will meet Adam & Monika….. so….. by the power invested in me by the internet, Adam I pronounce you the best boyfriend husband in the world!!! Just know that your story made hearts beat faster, eyes teary and raised the bar for proposals worldwide! :)

As I mentioned in my previous post, after meeting this beautiful couple in Paris they decided to fly me into their wedding to Pennsylvania this past June. Their classically beautiful American, slightly Great Gatsby inspired grey and blush wedding in the beautiful Moonstone Manor close to Harrisburg was simply perfection. Beautiful weather, breathtaking surroundings and the most fun bridal party! :)

Monika is a jewellery designer just opening her own store this fall (go girl!!!) so all her jewellery & the groomsmen and of course Adam’s gold cufflinks have been handmade by her, while her crazy cool boss made their engagement and wedding rings. How special is that??? The dress, the cake, the sunset… everything was just perfect but totally insignificant compared to the most important detail… the look in Adam’s eyes gazing at her wife….guys I can only indulge you in cliches about how I wish nothing but the best for the rest of your lives, about how awesome you are and about how special your day has been for me…. so just THANK YOU!

Your friend for life xx

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Secret Parisian Proposal

engagementinparisI kept a secret for a very very long time. One that kept me giddy with excitement and full of expectations… In November 2012, I photographed Adam and Monika’s epic engagement session in Paris. To this day this remains one of my favourite sessions ever for many different reasons, the good vibes, the great locations and most importantly the amazing new friends I made in Adam and Monika that day. But what noone apart from Adam and me knew was that I actually wasn’t hired to shoot an engagement session, but to shoot the proposal itself!!! Months of preparations, Skype meetings went into the planning… you see it’s not that easy secretly photographing someone you never met in one of the busiest touristic spots in the world in a place they never been to before, but we pulled it off! Butterflies in my stomach, shaking hands and a single bush to hide behind later these pictures were created which never saw the light of day till this June, a year and a half later…. We were sneaky masters and decided to plan the engagement session the day after the proposal, just to make sure that Monika didn’t suspect anything and Adam presented her with a beautiful album on their wedding day with THOSE pictures….. When I took these photographs I never expected that I could be the one next to Monika when she opened the surprise of her life, but these two flew me to Pennsylvania for their wedding and the long awaited picture reveal was without a doubt one of the highlights of my professional career so far. She cried, I cried and again with shaking hands and butterflies in my stomach through the tears I was lucky enough to capture yet another incredible and unforgettable moment…. have I mentioned recently how much I adore my job!? Thank you Monika and Adam…. thank you thank you thank you for all these incredible memories, your engagement rocked, your wedding rocked (next up on the blog!) and you guys rock…….

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Barcelona Wedding Photography | Vicki & Wes | Masia Ribas

barcelona wedding photographerMasia Ribas is very close to my heart as it was the first venue I’ve ever shot a wedding in Spain when I just arrived to Barcelona to make it as a wedding photographer in my newly chosen country! :) A few years have passed since then, but this beautiful masia is just getting prettier and prettier and I’m fortunate enough to photograph not just one, but two weddings there this year!

Vicki and Wesley’s wedding in June was nothing but perfection, to every. last. detail! The mega cool couple has escaped rainy London to get hitched in the sunshine with their nearest and dearest and they were a pure joy to work with…. everything from Vicki’s beautiful beaded Pronovias dress, to the rustic but modern deco and the yummy food was perfectly planned and even better executed! Thank you guys for inviting me to be part of your wedding dream team! It was THE best day ever! xx

Location: Masia Ribas, Gava / Getting ready: Hotel Melia, Sitges / Flowers & Decoration: Gang and the Wool / Catering: Gau / Makeup: Alison Azzopardi / Hair: Laura McCosh / Vicki’s Dress: Pronovias

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Bye Bye Summer!

barcelona wedding photography“Time flies when you’re having fun” is the biggest cliche of all, but isn’t it so very true? This summer has passed by in a blink of an eye and as the height of the wedding season descends upon us, I wanted to take a moment to stop, look around (on my instagram account that is :)) and appreciate all that this summer has brought me…. amazing new clients, incredible trips to Ibiza, New York, Austria, Finland and Greece among others…. the cutest dog, new hobbies (crossfit and surfing! :)) and a more balanced work, family life than ever. Summer you were a real treat and while this fall is set to be the busiest season I’ve ever experienced, I’m full of new plans for En Route and for my life in general, which I cannot wait to share with you soon. Time stop flying by so fast…..  (and give me some more chance to blog! :))