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Wedding: Silvia + Ferenc, Crowne Plaza Edinburgh

2015 March 3


Beautiful and emotional. Two words which simply and perfectly describe the wedding day of Silvia and Ferenc.

This wasn’t my first wedding in Crowne Plaza in Edinburgh. I shoot there few years back but this time I had completely different view for that wedding. Shooting weddings abroad this place truly reminds me of a little Italy, Tuscany maybe because of the tall trees.  Add on top of that two deeply in love people from two different countries ( Spain and Hungary)  and perfect wedding is in the making.



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I started the wedding with groom getting ready in the beautiful garden at the back of the hotel. Loved groom’s grey pastel suit with pinky flourish tie.

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Wedding sneak peak: Silvia + Ferenc, Crowne Plaza Edinburgh – Royal Terrace

2015 January 29

In the next following weeks I will be catching up with blogging. I will be posting weddings from last year and will show you my favorite shoots! Today a small sneak peak of what’s next on the blog! Silvia and Ferenc’s wedding which took place at the Crowne Plaza Edinburgh – Royal Terrace. I seriously can’t wait to show more photos from this gorgeous day! Hope this sneak peak will make you excited!  What I like about this venue is that it’s got beautiful small garden at the back which reminds me a bit of Italy :)



Save the date: Lianne + Helen

2015 January 22

It’s been a while since my last post!

First of I would like to wish all my readers Happy New Year! I hope you all have had fantastic Christmas and New Year! I’ve been away and just recently got back to work. Have said that I’m happy to post my first 2015 post here about two lovely ladies Lianne and Helen!

Lianne and Helen are getting married…. oh well TOMORROW!! :) But today I will be showing you some photos from their pre wedding shoot from yesterday. When I first time meet the girls I forgot that time exist! To be honest I felt like I’m dinning out with two best friends! We laughed , talk about our pets and most of all about their wonderful relationship. Helen is a driving instructor and that way she meet Lianne. It was so funny to hear that Helen was deliberately saying that Lianne need more lessons just to spend more time with her ;) I’m sure Lianne is super good driver now and both of them have long journey ahead!

Please take a look at their photos!



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Save the date: Mali + Graham, Stirling

2014 December 24

I think someone is going to be very happy to see this post today? :)

I met Mali and Graham early this year and me and Mali the moment we saw each other we couldn’t stop talking! Love that bubbly girl with such a passion to what she is doing. Mali is a hairdresser and she is great!! We were planning to their engagement session in summer but days fly and we were very busy so we postpone the shoot to the autumn time. And I think it was fantastic idea cuz you can’t get better light then in autumn with all this brownish and warm colours!

Their daughter Hellie joined us as well – and OMG what a beautiful girl she is!!! And she is great in front of the camera!! Seriously loved working with her! Thinking to do some personal project with her but at the moment shhh…. :)


I’m not going to write a lot cuz I hope the photos will speak for them self how wonderful family they are. When I heard about their wedding plans and saw Mali dress …… seriously I’m counting days to shoot their wedding!!!! You don’t want to miss that!!!

Wishing you Mali, Graham and Hellie Magical Christmas filled with family friends and all beloved ones! And may the 2015 be one of the best year of your life … for sure it will be !!!


With love


To see more photos from that day click on the animation at the bottom of the post!


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Save the date: Katie + John, Tyninghame Beach

2014 December 9

It’s freezing and wet outside but this two birds will warm your hearts for sure!

Spending lovely autumn afternoon with this two actually I should write three ( Katie beloved dog Telly joined us for the shoot as well) was nothing but a pleasure! Everything was there light, joy, and love- my three favourite things!

Love Katie’s blue eyes which perfectly suited the shoot theme and her smile which brighting up the whole frame better then the sun! She is defo one lucky girl who is happy to have a man beside her like John -charming, handsome and strong like a rock. Sounds like a perfect match? I don’t know but what I know is that world is slightly brighten and warmer  when they are next to each other.. <3

Their save the date session makes me want their wedding to happen NOW! But I just have to be patience and wait till next July and dream about the perfect wedding ….

Too many photos from that day that you can’t miss the animation which is at the bottom of the post with more photos in it!

May your heart and souls warm up after this post!



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Save the date: Elaam + Ho Yan, Pettycur Bay

2014 November 21
Elaam & HoYan first met at a church in Edinburgh during their teenage years. It wasn’t long until Elaam fell for HoYan… If you ask Elaam, she can assure you that her crush on HoYan was no big secret! Five years later, in summer 2010, they finally got together! All the magic happened on a beach near Burntisland, where HoYan asked Elaam out & where he proposed! A truly special place for the both of them. And well… the rest is history!
So have said that we have back to the Pattycur Bay to recreate the proposal! I loved that you can really see that Elaam was really enjoyed the shoot and so all of us!  Ho Yan he was quite shy in front of the camera at the bigging but every time he looked his beautiful girl it was like he gets some super power! I love that sparkle in between two  people!  Nothing but great things are in store for them!
I would like to share with you few words which Elaam and Ho Yan wrote about each other:
What Elaam loves about HoYan:
- I love how I can be silly & childish around HoYan 
- He is a very easy-going person & always available to help others
- For me, he is super funny & he is my handsome man! :) 
What HoYan loves about Elaam: 
- She was the first girl I ever asked out (on that beach)
- We are very much opposites in thought process and personality
- She likes helping those in need
- She makes me feel that I can be myself around her
- Her smile and her laugh
- She is always beautiful to me, even when she doesn’t think so

Do I have to add something else? I don’t think so! All I can say that you must watch an animation at the bottom of the post to see whole session from that day! And definitely watch out for their wedding photos next year which I’m sure will be a FABULOUS day!!

p.s. Elaam , Ho Yan thank you so much for amazing day! I truly can’t wait for 2015! Bring it on!


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Save the date: Ailsa + Neil, Dollar

2014 November 13

Hello, how are you getting on with cold wind and wet weather? I’m having a wee sunshine in the house which Makes me happy everyday – of what is this I will write in the another post! Very excited to post that soon!

Today I will be sharing engagement photos of my last couple this year Ailsa and Neil.
I can’t wait cuz it will be filled with all the festive atmosphere!
For their shoot we went to their home town Dollar and again we visited place that I’ve never been! Beautiful woodland with castle on the top of the hill make outstanding surrounding! Ailsa have one of the most beautiful eyes I have ever seen! And she is beautiful girl! I love how Neil was making Ailsa laugh and relaxed, definitely right person by her side!

Counting days to the BIG DAY!

With love



p.s. Check the slide show at the bottom for more photos from Ailsa and Neil save the date shoot!


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Save the date: Melissa + Rob, Edinburgh

2014 October 30

I start with this, that Melissa wrote to me some time ago that she’s coming to Edinburgh with her fiance from her homeland USA :) and they really would like to do some engagement shoot while they are here. They both like to travel and visit new places so it was great opportunity to get the shoot done in beautiful surroundings of old town in Edinburgh. We emailed for a few weeks so we can know each other better. During that time I already knew that it’s gonna be very special photo shoot.

Day of their arriving was coming with the huge steps, and I was very excited about the session. On the day of their arrival I got an email from Melissa that their luggage was on it’s own trip somewhere else. We hoped that their stuff will arrive until our session day. On the next day they found out that their luggage not gonna be here for the next few days, and I was worrying about our shoot. Fortunately they decided to get some new clothes so the session just slipped few hours. I must say and I know it must sounds cruel that I couldn’t be more happy that someone lost their luggage. lol That is of course cause if the session would be at the planned time we couldn’t get so perfect sundown for the pictures. The most excited and extraordinary was the approach of  Rob and Melissa. The fly carrier lost their luggage  and trust me they had no stuff at all, but they still kept smiling and had lot of fun together on the shoot :)) It was great to experience that! I could shoot with them all day long and I wished to spent more time with them. They are really great people to be around. Also the sparkle between them was a nice thing to see and I wish them happy engagement :)

Hope You enjoyed the stay in Scotland.

I hope that these photos will put smile on your face!

Stay Fabulous!

p.s. Don’t forget to see an animation with more photos at the bottom of the post!



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Save the date: Julie + John, Grassmarket – Edinburgh

2014 October 28

Outside the window is proper Autumn – cold and wet but in my office the temperature is so hot from a lot of work!

Early this autumn I meet with Julie and John who come from England for their save the date photos. They are getting married this coming Saturday in Edinburgh at the lovely Lothian Chambers. Today I’m happy to share the images which me made.

I love the fact that when I meet with them they were quite nervous. They didn’t know what to expect, but then I could see how quick they started to relax and at the end they told me they really enjoyed! Nothing make me happier then to hear from my clients that they don’t feel that I take photos :)

Julie and John like quirky and  atmospheric location so was no doubt that it has to be Grassmarket in Edinburgh.

I look forward for Saturday!


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Save the date: Heather + Sthephen, South Queensferry

2014 October 21

Hello everyone.

It’s lots of going on still in the wedding season and in my privet life as well.  I’m happy to say that today it’s one of the most excited time of my life cause my sister just gave birth to her first baby and I’m officially proud auntie.

Right. Let’s go back to photos. Today I present you an engagement session I took few weeks back with Heather and Stephen at my favourite spot – South Queensferry. As you can see the weather was perfect and the couple was great as well. I can’t wait for their big day which is this Saturday at Signet library in Edinburgh.

Great, have a lovely week and don’t forget to see the animation at the bottom of the post with more photos from this session :)



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Here’s the animation to see more photos :)




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