“Some things are meant to be” was the title of Gabby’s first email to me and I couldn’t agree more with her. (yeah Gabby!!! we both agreed that we haven’t met many people with the same name… u see why it was meant to be? ;)) Aaaanyway, after that first email exchange I knew that we would click right away and I was excitedly looking forward to shooting Gabby with her husband Peter in beautiful Barcelona. The gorgeous momma of 3 (can u believe it?) is a photographer herself in the Netherlands, which just added more to my excitement of shooting them. It always makes me happy when people like my images, but when a fellow photographer hires me to take pictures for her…. it makes my pride swell so big that it almost bursts out of my chest. Thank you Gabby for putting your trust in me and thank you both for being so fierce and fun! My camera loooooved you!
Kati and I used to work together in a karaoke bar in Budapest ages and ages ago. We both moved on with our lives, got serious jobs and found the man of our dreams. Kati’s Herwig is from Austria and they fit like peas in a pod. She is one of the most joyful, happy person I know (with enviable hair :)) and I’m so happy I got to capture their love just weeks before their wedding day. They wanted to have a simple shoot at home, in their own environment and I was more than happy to oblige. We goofed around in their garden, I photographed Kati beating Herwig in backgammon and we even had time to take a few beauty shots of her. Success! 😉
Engagement shots are highly popular in the US, Asia and Australia, but the whole concept is just beginning to spread its wings in Europe. I personally love them! It’s not only a great opportunity to get to know your photographer before the big day, but it is a great chance to be creative and capture some beautiful shots without the stress and business of the wedding day. Thaoski, renowned engagement photography art director says: “Unlike wedding photos, which are designed to capture a special set of rituals and vows, engagement photography has no boundaries. The possibilities are endless. This is your time. And your unique and irresistible love story” and I couldn’t agree with her more. I highly recommend Thaoski’s downloadable, free “The 7 Biggest Mistakes Couples Make With Their Engagement Photography” booklet for anyone considering to invest in engagement shots. She has some great insight and tips for couples on how to get the concept and ideas implemented in a shoot and if you’re on the edge about it, I’m sure she’ll convince you to just go for it. 😉
Nora has been a very good friend of mine since our exchange student days. We were studying international marketing together in a small town in the Netherlands, where the whole student community knew each other by name. After graduation she lived the gypsy life herself, moving between Budapest, Bucharest and finally ended up in Athens with her Greek husband, Alex. She is one of my first very close friends who got married and started a family and she just made me realize how quickly time flies… we are growing up so fast!!! Nora and Alex are expecting their first baby this September and I can hardly wait to see the little munchkin! They decided to keep the sex of the baby a surprise, which I really admire, I’d never be able to not find out if I could. I’m just too curious! 😉 This is part one of our session from their home and roof terrace, but we have climbed up to the Acropolis as well (and I can tell you Pallas Athene couldn’t have been more beautfiful than she was!) and we have also spent a few days on a Greek island to relax, catch up and of course capture some beautiful images. Cannot wait to share the rest with you, but until then, enjoy part one! 😉