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Save the date: Steph + Sam, The Shore

2014 April 9

Busy season started already since early February, so definitely you can expect weekly updates with lots of news and Photos of course on the blog!

If you are engaged and want your favourite photographer photograph your wedding you should not wait a minute and try to book him as soon as you book your venue cuz you can be too late.

Some of my couples want to use engagement photos for their save the date cards for their family and guests. And it’s great to do it a year in advance :)

From the very first email from Steph and following the meeting with her other half Sam I knew we will be perfect fit! Steph and Sam  exactly knew what they want. They wedding is in April 2015 So I wasn’t surprise when they ask me if they could  do their engagement session soon.

We spend lovely day at they favourite place in Edinburgh The Shore. Not to say that this is one of my fav as well. We were very lucky cuz we had some sunshine so the photos looked like it would be shoot in summer! And it was only in March.

Love the way Sam is making Steph sweet blush sometimes by looking at her with eyes full of love.




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Wedding sneak peak: Ceri + David, Ellersly house hotel, Edinburgh

2014 April 6

Woow  woow wooww – what a stunning day it was on Ceri and David’s wedding yesterday! I’m still living  all this emotions! I’m incredible happy I was their story teller!

Ceri you were shining like a star from happiness! I still can hear you shouting all over that you are Mrs. Bain now! :) David  I could really see  in your eyes that you were the proudest man on the world yesterday! And I’m sure you will be ever after!

I wish you both from the bottom of my heart the eternal love which you already have, joy and happiness for the rest of your life. It was fantastic day, huge pleasure to meet all your families and friends!

Please look at your sneak peak, which was very hard to pick cuz so many great photographs from the day! Enjoy!



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Save the date: Calder + JB, Aberdeen

2014 April 1
“The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach” – not sure if in this case of Calder and JB it was this way but they had my heart already!

I visit them not so long ago in their home town Aberdeen. While talking about their wedding plans which will take place in Edinburgh at the Lothian Chambers JB and Calder started baking walnut brownies. They both love cooking and trust me some of the housewifes would kill for the equipment they have. Well stocked for making magic in the kitchen! Jb was born in France so I think he has ability to cook goodies in blood ! The smell was all over the house. Once we put brownies in the oven we went for a walk to their favourite park. Very small but how beautiful. I love how relaxed, easy going and loving life couple they are. They take the most from it, enjoying every single moment! Truly can’t wait for their wedding in May and meet their families and friends.

When we got home the brownies was already baked. I would lie if I would say their were bad! Thank you guys for giving us some for our journey back! They disappear a minute after we seated in the car! :)

As always I would like to invite you to see photos from that day and also to see animation at the bottom of the post with more photos in it.

Enjoy and try not to eat the screen :)


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Wedding sneak peak: Ailie + Alan, Botanic Garden Edinburgh

2014 March 30

Hello everyone!

Happy mother day to all mums! Hope you all had wonderful day! I think today two of the mothers are most happy ladies today cuz yesterday two of their kids got married!

Yesterday I had a honour to document very special day for Ailie and Alan- their wedding day which took place at the lovely Baptist Church following by the reception at the Botanic Garden in Edinburgh.

Ailie , Alan what can I say -  you both looked beautiful and so happy. It was a pleasure to work with you and meet all your families and friends!

I would love to share with you a wee sneak peak from the day and wish all the best to the newlywed!!!




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Wedding: Jodie + Paul, Manchester

2014 March 25
Jodie is one of those people which makes you feel good around her. She is such a bubbly person and she have beautiful heart. No doubt that’s why Paul wants to marry that girl. They are wonderful match.

Their wedding took place in Manchester – Bolton last year. When I arrive on the wedding day, even tho we didn’t meet each other before I felt like we know each other for ages. It was such a privilege to be part of their day and this wedding will be in my heart for long.

Happy Tuesday!  


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Wedding: Stella + Grant, Arthur’s Seat, Balmoral Hotel

2014 March 21

I won’t say that this wedding from last year was unique because no wedding is the same and every wedding is beautiful but I will definitely say that the location which Stella and Grant got married was very unique :)

Until the day before the wedding we still didn’t know if the ceremony will take place place on the site of a ruined chapel on Arthur’s Seat (one of Edinburgh’s seven hills) due to the weather condition. On the day it wasn’t sunny but instead cloudy and moody which give us lovely Scottish feel to the photos. I love the fact that Stella and Grant want to be be surrounded with  beloved family and friends including their dog – Jack.

I’m very happy to say that this photos was also featured on Scottish wedding blog We fell in love.

Beautiful, intimate small wedding with lot’s emotions and love. Stella, Grant – It truly was an honor to witness your day and document it for you.

Ceremony – St. Anthony’s Chapel Ruins at Arthur’s Seat

Reception – The Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh

Hair & Make-up – Stella (The Bride)

Wedding Dress – Emma Roy, Edinburgh

Wedding Shoes – Nine West

Bridesmaids’ Dresses – Kaliko

Groom’s outfit – Slanj kilts

Florist – Stella (The Bride)

Their engagement session can be view here. To see more photos from Stella and Grant’s wedding please feel free to watch slideshow at the bottom of the post.

Happy Friday!


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Save the date: Mhairi + Neil, South Queensferry

2014 March 14

Today I’m back to the South Queensferry again. I think it’s one of the most romantic place near Edinburgh and people like spending their time looking over the bridges and have a cuppa in local Tea rooms.

My today’s couple Mhairi and Neil love that place too. They like travelling and bridges means a lot to them. It’s connection to another destination. To another journey. Soon they will take trip to they longest and most excited journey in their lives. The journey of never ending Love- marriage. :) 

Have nice weekend!



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Personal project: Shakespeare Sisters

2014 March 11

It’s really lovely outside today and you can definitely feel spring in the air. I think today’s post will reflect a beauty of today’s day :)

Last year I meet beautiful person Patrycia, she is the owner of the Bloomia Florist shop in Dunbar. Since I’ve met her my life gets better in all aspects of life,  personal or business alike. She is incredible, creative and  talented lady. It’s amazing on how many levels in creativity world we think the same. So we decided to do photo shoot together. She create outstanding props, let us shoot in her pretty shop, and decorate all the scenery. I was organise models beautiful Marta and Kasia, and clothing for them and my irreplaceable Harriet Gallon done as always stunning make up and hair. 

We had so much fun doing this shoot and we are proud that our work was published in the  Coco Bride  Magazine. Check it out here
Best news are that we even have the cover!

If you ever look for a florist for your wedding or want to hire some props for your styled wedding day then I really recommend this lady she will do magic for you.

Please take a look at the photos and feel free to watch the backstage photos at the bottom of the post -  just hit play!

Make up and Hair stylist -Harriet Gallon
Amazing props, flowers and letting us to shoot in her beautiful florist shop – Bloomia Florist
Models- Marta Welna and Kasia Welna




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Save the date: Ceri + David, Edinburgh

2014 March 7

 It was suppose to be an ordinary daily walk with their beloved dog Jack in their favourite path. But this time something special was about to happen. David behave nervously. When Ceri wanted to insert the keys into his pocket after leaving home he nervously responded by snatching her keys from her hands and inserting into his other pocket. Several minutes later, the strange behaviour of David and the mystery of the content of his pockets was revealed. Ceri heard the words: “Will you marry me?” …. And so they are getting married in a month time. 

Happy Friday!




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Rock’n'Roll family photo session

2014 February 27

When I was in Poland last month finally I could photograph new addition to family, actually two… My cousin give birth to the beautiful baby boy which I’m totally crazy about! Janek will turn 1 year on the 8th of March so he is a big boy already and he is the most happy and cool baby in the world for me :) Apart from Janek there is also puppy too and his name is Lemmy :) 

Please let me introduce you Rock’n'Roll family :)

P.s. To make it clear why Rock’n'Roll – Martyna the mum is a world champion in Boogie Woogie dance which I’m very proud of. Plus we all generally like Rock music :P




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p.s. Don’t worry the tattoos on Janek’s arms are stickers so same day they were washed out :) Love the two same tattoos of anchors on daddy and son’s arms


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