March 02, 2015

Engagement photo shoot - Gosia & Tymek

These two crazy kids will be getting married in less than two weeks and I'm so excited to be there with my camera! Well I would be there anyway since this is my little sister that will be walking down the isle (metaphorically at least, as it's not a church wedding), but I will be documenting this big moment (Eva, just don't cry, stay focused, do not cry!).
We shot these photos in their little flat on a cold and ugly December day, because come on, it's not fun running around the city in the middle of the winter. And who cares if that's the kitchen in the background anyway?:)

February 18, 2015

London portrait photographer: Ania

Hi! If you think you need a special occasion for having your pictures taken, you can't be more wrong.
I keep saying that to everyone, but I'm not better - you cannot find one decent picture of me (that is not a phone selfie;)). So I decided to get photographed as well. I want to do it soon so watch this space!

Today I introduce you lovely Anna, who by the way didn't wait for a special occasion and contacted me to organise a portrait photo shoot. This is what we created on one very cold December morning.

If you would like to get some portraits, either just for fun or for work, 
don't wait and drop me an email

January 14, 2015

USB ports and new year resolution

I just read an interesting article - Apple will be trying to change the standard of the USB ports to a brand new, super fast and smart kind. I really don't want to ramble about technicalities. The main point of this article was - the USB connections that we use now might become obsolete in a matter of few years.

It got me thinking. When I first started photographing weddings, I used to prepare DVDs with images for my clients. I would print out labels for discs and cases myself to make them look nice, as it was very expensive to have it done professionally. Then different companies started offering beautiful and affordable cases so wedding pictures could be stored in style. With time files we saved for clients got bigger, DVDs started to be a bit too small for all those gigabytes of photography, and more and more computers came without CD drives. To be up to date with modern technology and make it better for clients, photographers switched to USB drives - small but capacious, coming in all different shapes and sizes and packed in lovely boxes, they became new medium for photography. Something newlyweds hoped to keep for years to come and be able to come back to their wedding day images whenever they wanted.
It's been just about five years, and some people already find their DVDs useless, and looks like our lovely little pen drives might go out of use as well in not so distant future. Anybody even remembers floppy discs?:) Through all those years and technology changes there's been just one thing that never gets old or difficult to use - paper. My parents still have their prints of wedding pictures, every time I go home I still like to come back my own photo album with pictures from childhood and school, there's a picture of my mum when she was about 20 years old hanging on the wall in my bedroom. But I don't remember last time I came back to one of hundreds of folders with pictures from holidays or parties from the last five years.

That is why I decided to put my personal pictures together into albums this year. And finally hang some prints on my walls (and there's so many empty white walls in my flat!). Year 2015 will be my 'back to paper' year.

And I would love you to do the same - get your wedding pictures and beautiful portraits in albums and frames. Keep your images right there, so close, you can reach out and see them whenever you want (without the hustle and waiting for your computer to start up).
Starting this year you will be able to order beautiful proffesional prints and wall art directly from your client gallery and of course get a classy album from me, as always.
I use fantastic FOLIO albums, which come in variety of covers and are ecological, made locally in UK and printed on high quality papers.

You can wait with ordering your album until after the wedding (putting one on your gift registry is a great idea if your budget is tight!), or do it upfront when booking the wedding photography date - in this case there's a discount to grab! Just send me an email and I will give you all the details!

December 23, 2014

Travel photography: My winter trip to Poland & Christmas markets

Hello from Poland! I'm in Szczecin now, and even though weather is rather November like than Christmassy, holidays spirit is definitely in the air (oh I'm gonna definitely feel it tomorrow doing some last minute shopping, that's gonna be an adventure...).
I spent first week of my holidays travelling spending time with some amazing friends and visiting Christmas markets.  Here are some pictures from Krakow and Wroclaw, probably one of the most beautiful places in Poland.

The day was a little bit grey but with the evening coming markets on the legendary main square in Krakow were coming to life with beautiful lights and lots of delicious food. 

Couple of days later I headed to Wroclaw to visit a lovely friend of mine. Have to say I was surprised but had to admit that the market in Wroclaw was even more beautiful than Krakow with all the little wooden booths.