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Best wedding moments 2017

I know, I know, I'm delaying, but sure its only February :)

It took me so long to go through my 2017 portfolio and choose images for this slideshow. Believe me, it was so not easy to make this selection of slightly over 200 images out of thousands that would showcase all the awesomeness of my couples!  Last wedding season was simply magic!  Oh my, I was blessed to meet so many beautiful sous and be a part of one of the best days of their lives! Thanks again to all my brilliant couples, for all the support and trust. For sharing their intimate moments and inviting me to their families. Your love and appreciation made my passion to document peoples lives and emotions even stronger. Your genuine and fun attitude makes my job feel more like a holiday! I wish you all enjoy every moment of your marriage!

I'm also sending a huge thanks to many super talented wedding professionals that I met last year and got to work with.

Huge thanks to my dear friends, colleagues, teachers, my super patient man and full of funny beans kids. I love you all and I am grateful to have you in my life...

I only have a couple of dates left for 2018 and my 2019 started to fill fast. Let’s connect and have a great fun on your wedding adventure!

Forever Yours

Egle

 


Wedding Photography Workshop- Germany

"Two Souls" wedding Photography Workshop adventure...

Last year for me, was a year for self-development and skill improvement. One never has enough of knowledge... You never where you wanna be, it is always a struggle...

Quite often creatives (especially the ones that have lots of editing on the computer) become isolated and quite lonely. This can easily lead to a lack of creativity and depression. As a creative, we constantly struggle and searching for new ideas, colors, tones, ways of self-expression.

Photography world is a very competitive place and it is not easy to constantly feel inspired. Sure, books, movies, art exhibitions, long walks and many other activities are very helpful, but workshops are exceptionally great!I love workshops and conferences for photographers, I honestly think that gatherings like that are absolute "must attend" at least once a year. So I've attended 3 of them!

Nothing inspires me more than a simple and honest gathering of creatives, exchanging knowledge and personal experiences. Supporting each other and helping to stay positive is one of the main reasons, why people come to one spot from all over the world. It's really inspiring to see so many different characters sharing the same passion.

This time I want to share my adventure in Potsdam Germany. I want to remember and share my experience at 2SOULS WORKSHOP provided by 3 amazing photographers. Ronja & Victor from Muse & Mirror and the super awesome guy and great wedding photographer Oscar! Oh, my! These guys are super talented and I'm so happy to have an opportunity to meet them :)

Ok so, I'll probably start from day 1 ...

Day one: I had a very early flight from Dublin so slept really tight on a plane. I actually always do :)

I wanted to see end explore Potsdam as much as possible so I simply needed to have a proper rest.  Ths city is really full of architectural masterpieces and I know I'll be on my feet all day!

You will see many images I've taken on the day. Sure my journey wouldn't be as exciting if I wouldn't lose myself... I was asking for the right transport and street directions so many times that in the end, I took a picture of 2 girls that helped me to find my way :)

After a great tour, I've met with a couple of guys who also arrived at the wedding workshop and we went to get some beer! Sure, who would you miss this opportunity, to taste a couple of pints knowing all the fame of German beer craft!

For the next 2 days, all we did was brainstorming, shooting, sharing knowledge, receiving tons of information, having fun and lots of vino! Tell me, what can be better!

While the world was going mad, for us time has stopped and brought us to some sort of completely different, yet amazing planet! Being present at the moment makes people feel real and positive.

I met so many talented people, heard their stories, struggles and solutions! It really felt so real!

I would love to send my biggest hugs to everyone that was at the workshop! Verry special thanks and huge hug goes to my roommate Carolina. She managed to take a portrait of me which is proudly hanging on my homepage :)

I would love to call this creative gathering "workshop of 100 beautiful souls" ...

Sending you all lots of love from Ireland! xxx

 

 

 

Credits: Muse & Mirror   &  Oscar

Models:  Absolutely beautiful and so talented Vildan  & Manu

Dress: Seeweiss

Hair & make up: Rouge Rose

Flowercrownn: Kopflegenden


Way Up North Conference Stockholm 2016

"Follow the sign" or "Story of the Red Balloon"

So, from where should I begin...?

 

Last year for me was full of achievements and adventures. One of these was the Way Up North conference in Stockholm. For those that haven't heard, WUN is one of the biggest conferences for specifically wedding photographers. Basically, it's a convention which has skilfully brought together about 400 talents from all over the world who have very different personalities but all share the same passion. Undoubtedly, this seminar has moved, in one way or another, every individual who has taken part.

This summit in Stockholm was the second which I've attended. To read about my experience in WUN's Rome conference click Way Up North Rome 2016. I must admit the insight that I left with from Stockholm was very different to that from Rome.

Of course, I can chatter about this summit for hours on end, but this time I would like to unfold my own personal experience and truths which I have once again discovered. We all are seeking something and aiming to stand on the peak of the mountain, and as we do so, we inevitably come across some challenges.

Everything could be going great, but often jealousy sticks a blasphemous foot out when you see a colleague nearby climbing the very same mountain to whom things here and there are going much better. All of a sudden the ''Artist's Ego'' awakens and you suddenly long to be standing in the place of your colleague.

But are we really all that keen to step into their shoes? We don't know how many times on their journey they've worn away their soles, or how many sacrifices they've had to make to be where they are now. Are we really in the position to makes such sacrifices ourselves? Most of the time what we see on social media is only half the story. Nobody talks about their failures and unsuccesses. We only see the clean side of the coin.

Yet it is so important to not give into that envy which makes even the strongest of us doubt our strength and prevents us from believing in ourselves. Everything is actually very simple. We must understand that everyone travels their own path, from which they obtain their individual experiences. I think that this is exactly what makes us unique. Don't rush... everything will happen. Orient yourself around the current moment, not tomorrow. The hustle and bustle of life distract us from seeing who we are now, and from celebrating and current achievements. Your path will never be the same as another, your path is distinctive from the rest. Appreciate that.

Like many of the people that had gathered at WUN, I made an attempt to find myself. Did I? The journey of self-development and growth never ends and that's what makes it so exclusive to everyone. This biggest lesson that I learned is that I must finally start appreciating my own journey and not chase a place in strangers' shoes. I finally understood that I am where I deserve to be at this moment and that anything is possible. I finally started appreciating my worth and began to be more forgiving towards myself. But alas, I was and always will be a perfectionist, but finally, I understand that happiness is not a destination, but a journey. ..

Probably you will see some familiar faces, but I'd love to mention a couple of names...  Thank you, Rafal and Tomasz for being great companions on this trip. Thank you, Adam & Marzena for being amazing models and spending so much of your pressures time with 3 crazy shooters from Ireland :))) I miss you guys!

But the biggest THANKS goes to Wun founders and team for organizing such amazing event and connecting so many creatives from all over the world. You definitely made this world some good bit better!


Elope To Ireland

                           Destination wedding photographer

 

From the first Skype chat with Keifer and Riley I knew we will get along together very well. We had so much fun chatting about their elopement to Ireland and planning photo session locations. Keifer is the warmest person I’ve ever met!  Everyone were so relaxed and easy going . ..

Keifer & Riley chose Dingle for their Irish elopement. Annie from "ElopeTo Ireland" Made sure that all is planed and will go sleek. Its not that easy to plan a wedding from abroad, so having a wedding planer makes it a lot easier. They couldn't choose a better place for the ceremony. Dingle Peninsula has this raw, wild feeling that perfectly reflects Irish soul.

I’m forever grateful for the trust and patience, that Im feeling from my couples... This really makes my work super exciting and personal.

After I’ve sent finishes image gallery to Keifer & Riley I've received this beautiful testimonial. There is nothing more special than trust and appreciation from the couple that you worked together with in capturing special moments of their wedding. Work that you’ve put so much heart into…

“This was the best experience we’ve ever had. It wasn’t like having a stranger with us on this special day, we had someone that was family. Egle made this such a wonderful, fun, and exciting time. We made jokes and laughed together throughout the entire day. What could have been a tiring and draining experience was eclipsed with more fun than I could have ever thought. Not only was she just the coolest person to spend our wedding day with, she also took some of the most breath taking pictures. We still get compliments on how she captured us in every picture. It’s hard to find people who just click but Egle made everything seamless. I just wish I knew more people that were eloping to Ireland so I could recommend her more. When my Wife and I venture back to the island I hope that we can meet up again for another pint. We cannot thank you enough for timeless memories you captured for us.

From both Riley and Myself Thank you again for everything you did for us on our special day.”

 


Blackwater Castle Wedding

Cork wedding photography

Brid & Hayden is a couple with whom it was so truly obvious that love is essential in their lives.

The beginning...

Brid I Hyden met in Timaru, New Zealand.  Bríd was working as a Physio for a rugby team I was playing with.  After the season was finished I asked Bríd out on a date.  That’s over 8 years ago now.
We moved to Melbourne for a few years and then to Bristol for Bríd to attend Medical School.

Hyden proposed to Bríd in a quite spot on Bristol Harbourside.  He almost dropped the ring into the harbour but fortunately Bríd caught it in her dress!

It was pretty easy to pick the venue as we both love Blackwater Castle.  Though we booked without visiting the venue & on viewing it was beyond our expectations.  A fabulous place, with lovely down to earth people: Sheila and Patrick & Mike and Eileen are amazing.  It definitely felt like a massive party with all our friends, in our own house…….if our house was a castle!!

If I would need to describe This wedding in one world I would say Fantastic!!  Most amazing day ever, filled with friends and family from around the world.
It really is like the best and biggest party of your life everyone there is wishing you well. I adored the relaxed atmosphere throughout the day, making my job that much easier.

The wedding was so emotional, it reminded me just how important it is to have support and people who care for you. There is no greater gift than being surrounded in love. As wedding photographers , we are blessed to be able to witness these feelings and such private moments.

Here is an advice from the couple: "Enjoy the experience.  Forget the stress!!! For the practicalities ask for help!!  Friends and family want to help, and it makes the experience more personal for everyone."

Enjoy the images!


Ballymaloe Cookery School Engagement Session

Shaun & Trisha Love Story

Shaun and Trisha decided to have an engagement photo shoot before their wedding. It wasn't hard to pick perfect location , as they are living just a couple of miles away from Ballymaloe House, cookery school   . The minute we walked through the little wooden gate it was obvious that we made a perfect choice for shoot location as there are so many beautiful spots and hidden corners. We spent couple of hours chatting about exiting wedding plans and giggling of all the embarrassment being in front of a camera :)

I wont get tired to recommend such photo sessions to all couples, but must of all to those who need that little boost of confidence and some guidance in posing. All my couples who have booked pre wedding photoshoots would always say that it was truly fun experience, it gave them a great understanding on how  "not to pose" and helped them to relax during portrait sessions on their Big Day.

I'd love to invite you and have a walk together with Shaun & Trisha to a beautiful gardens at one of the most amazing places in Cork.

 

 

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Irish engagement

Kate & Zac Destination Adventure

I will never stop repeating one phrase : " I have the most exiting profession in the world" ! I really mean it! Wedding photography led me to the most beautiful places. How exciting it is to meet so many different and awesome people, to hear their love stories and witness that spark in her eyes when he touches her hand...

Pre wedding photo session is a great way to learn about each other and to "tight the knot" with your photographer. The better your photographer knows you the easier is to tell your story in the most intimate way.  Nothing can beat such an amazing experience! It helps to create that bond and builds up the trust between couple and "camera lady" :)

I always recommend Pre wedding photoshoot to my couples, we always have  great fun!

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I am privileged to be surrounded by so much love and yes, sometimes they really glow!

 


Inish Beg Estate Wedding

Maria & Brendan West Cork Wedding

What an amazing couple I had a pleasure to work with! Maria and Brendan, had their destination wedding at one of the most magical, private Island Estate Inish Beg Estate, Baltimore, at the beautiful West Cork surroundings. Truly exclusive wedding venue for Weddings in Cork, Ireland.

From our first meeting at the studio I knew that we will be a "perfect match" and I will be given full freedom to use my full creativity and capture those very special moments on their wedding day. Maria has such a great eye and payed a lot attention to the detail, this only made this wedding so classy and unique.  I just love the cake!

We were blessed with a beautiful sunny day! Oh , the joy of sunny spells :)

I was trilled to be able to steal them for a few moments during the dinner time and capture those epic images during "golden hour" .

 I must mention and say a huge thanks to Maria's bridesmaids that were so helpful on the day! There wouldn't be a sparkler picture without you guys! :)

Spectacular views, sun spells, laughter and many other things that made the day so special and alternative !

I now invite you to view some pictures of a beautiful story from Maria and Brendan's Big Day 

Enjoy!

 

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elegant bridal boudoir at White Cat Studio Cork

Tulle, flowers and smiles

beautiful woman

by Maya Angelou

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I'm telling lies.
I say,
It's in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I'm a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say,
It's the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I'm a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can't touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them
They say they still can't see.
I say,
It's in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I'm a woman

Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Now you understand
Just why my head's not bowed.
I don't shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It's in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need of my care,
'Cause I'm a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Author: mayaou angelou

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Way Up North, Rome

The minute I got my ticket to Way Up North, I knew it would be an amazing personal experience. Way Up North is the biggest wedding photography conference in Europe. I think it is very important not to stop growing as a person, as a professional and thats why meeting other creatives is so important.  Those couple of  days that I spent in Rome with a bunch of amazing wedding photographers from all over the world were an experience I'll never forget. At the city full of life, colours,amazing architecture, fantastic food and wine,  time was flying away! Those 3 days were so amazing and inspiring! I was fascinated on how different, but at the same time identical we all are.

I always had my camera with me, so I could snap away and come up with a reportage from my journey. At the time I was "so present" that from time to time I was forgetting to grab my camera :).  I hope you will enjoy this reportage of some random pictures.

Huge thanks to all the presenters for "shaking those nerves" and reminding me of what was forgotten. I am loaded with such a positive energy and new ideas that I simply cant wait to put to use during this Wedding season!Way Up North wedding photography summit, Rome

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