"She Walks in Beauty"

"She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes;
Thus mellowed to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies"


Photoshoot styling: Lapes Vestuves

Hair & Makeup: Sandra Svircinskaite


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!