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Lake Como wedding – Villa Balbianello

2015 April 15
by Karolina Kotkiewicz

Last week was a bit intense! I was traveling again to the beautiful country Italy- Lake Como for a wedding and then just a day after I come back I was shooting a L’Oreal Color Trophy competition in Glasgow. I seriously needed one day to recover! So now me refreshed and relaxed back to the office!

I wish I could share the whole set of photos from this stunning wedding from Italy but unfortunately I can’t and there is only few photos I can show you so here it is a little teaser of what I have been up to!




The ceremony took place at the wonderful Villa Balbianello    where some scenes from James Bond movie was filmed, then reception followed at the very luxury 5 star Grand Hotel Tremezzo!

We’ve been very lucky with the weather, it was warm obviously but not windy – which is very common in this area!  It was so sad to leave this place! But I’m so happy we could be part of it and I can’t wait to share the whole gallery with the couple!

Once again thank you for trusting me and thank you for having us as a part of your wedding day! It was already magical to be back to this venue and be there with you was a true treat.

Save the date: Laura + Gareth

2015 April 8

Week before our shoot with Laura and Gareth I got an email  from them about  their beloved dog Oscar that he isn’t well and they really want to include him to their engagement session. They wasn’t sure if Oscar will even make it. Fortunately Oscar make it and we meet with them in the woods near their house where they like going for a walks with Oscar. Did I said before that I love Scottish woods? If yes then I will say once again I love it! It’s so magical light and atmosphere there. This is the place where I like to clear my mind.

Oscar is such a beautiful Doberman dog and I wish him long happy and healthy life. He is doing quite well so fingers cross. I can see he was so happy that he could join us, so Laura and Gareth.

The natural surrounding made Laura and Gareth relax and we had beautiful walk and fun chat during the shoot. I really like their chemistry between each other. Once their touch themselves the world stop for a moment!  

Thank you Laura and Gareth for fabulous time that day!  Your are wonderful people to be around with and I can not wait for your wedding day in May at the Archerfield House. I’m sure nothing but great things are in store!


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 To see more photos from Laura and Gareth save the date session please see the slideshow below.

Trey + Steven, Balbirnie House Wedding

2015 March 24

 In the previous post I was sharing photographs from Trey and Steven’s save the date photo shoot today I will be showing you their wedding day which took place at the Balbirnie House, last Thursday.

Working at the Balbirnie Housee is always a pleasure I love the proximity to the garden, the classic style of the bride’s getting ready room, and the kindness of the house staff.

Trey and Steven’s wedding was a fabulous vintage theme with guests dressing in 1930’s and 1940’s attire and the spring weather on that day was perfect for a wedding day!


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Save the date: Steven + Trey, Dunblane

2015 March 5

In just two weeks I will be back to Balbirnie House photographing this two loving life people! 

I did their engagement photo shoot few weeks ago in Dunblane where Steven comes from. The weather was nice and crisp, and those two aghhhh well I never lough so much on the photo shoot! If their wedding is like their save the date session ( which I got a feeling it will be!!! ) nothing but great things are cooking!!

I like the way Steven was taking care of Trey, he was giving her his warm hands when she was cold. Isn’t that perfect man as a husband? :)

Trey, her smile brightens the whole place. I can’t wait to see you on wedding day wearing your perfect dress!

Surly your Big Day will be one to remember !



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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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