Creative people's life is tricky.
Business owner's life is..hm... pretty tricky :)
Mum's life.... khm.... you know exactly :D
We're all spending so much time online, and when we finally meet with REAL people, we're working then, we have to be the 'fly on the wall', so it's an outsider position again.
The isolation is a real struggle, that's why is so releasing, when you meet someone who is in the same situation and you completly understand eachothers.
That's how we met Danielle and her wonderful family.
Danielle is a fellow wedding supplier who is working a lot with children as she is the owner of the The Wedding Crecherz and she is such an inspiration.
We first met in February, and we found the common voice really soon.
Since that we've figured out that we have loads and loads of similar stories in our life, and you know the feeling, when you just want to hug your mum-friend, just because she is amazing and incredibly strong to keep everything together...!
You know, when after a long day mamas send gifs and 'awards' to eachothers via messanger - just because we are still alive :D
But this year Danielle is a REAL finalist at Venus Awards in 'Business Mother of the Year' cathegory.
I'd really like to give her that REAL award, but I couldn't do more than voted for her.
But if you love her story, please vote for her right here:
Would you like to feel how we feel for them?
Just go through on these photos :)
Have I told you the story how we met Ola, Jonah and Nastka? No?
Just listen :)
A few years ago we took a nice walk and a Mama was coming with her kids.
I stopped there, forgot to breath and just stared them.
I was impressed and fell in love immediately!
Then Gabor told me:
- We kow them!
I was like:
It was true:
we've met before on a carbootsale, but I'm afraid Szaffi was too small,
so I had massive baby brain :D
All in all, we had the chance to take a gorgeous lifestyle session with them (2 years ago!), and every time we meet since then,
I get the best hug from Ola :)
It was definately the time to our next session,
so we went to the beach, and had some really good fun there.
No posing, no awkward directions,
only real moments
what make real memories.
This is the storytelling of love.
P.S.: Thank you for the amazing vegan chocolate cake for the Sukha Lounge!
Barbara and her beloved family have in-home family session in every year with us.
We have to be honest: they are ideal clients for us, as every time when we arrive they say:
- We don't want any posed shot, just capture us as we are.
What a perfect opportunity for us!
So the only thing we have to do just open our eyes and hearts, and the rest is a beautiful record of their everyday life.
Thank you for being so open-hearted and sharing your moments with us!
Szandra & Gabor
- Hallo, am I speaking with my mother-in-law and father-in-law?
- Yes, you are, Sweetheart. Please call us back in 20 years :D
We know, you want to remember the precious moments with your family.
We completly agree with you.
THESE are the moments that deserve to be captured!
In-Home Family sessions are fulfilled with
* Real Moments
* Raw emotions
* True Love
* Endless Treasures
and they are soooo comfy for you <3
Can't wait to see you soon,
Szandra and Gabor
Kids in Light Photography
The best thing in documentary style that you don't have to explain your photos.
They tell the stories and you can feel the emotions.
Here is a piece of our toddler-story.
Can't wait to tell your stories!
Szandra & Gabor
We can't wait to see what 2017 has in store for
Kids In Light Photography
We wish you all the best for 2017!
Szandra, Gabor and Szaffi
Slideshow of the best moments
As the end of this year is getting closer we are summing up all of it.
With the birth of our little baby, Szaffi, and her amazing development we are getting near to the end of our most exciting and also most tiring year ever.
It wasn't the only aspect of our life though, there were numerous challenges and unforgettable moments at work as well.
We have still a couple of sessions to show you, the following one has a special place in our heart.
We know Ola by sight for long, but I wasn't sure about this on that lazy afternoon, when we set out for a walk with Szaffi.
Our little lady was fast asleep so we had time to talk about the important matters in life, when a Mama with her two children came across.
They were a real phenomena and I left my eye on them involuntarily. Their style, their aura... It took only a second and I had this feeling under my skin that wow, I really wish we could photograph them.
A second slips away quickly, we have passed by but I was still staring at them, and that Mama smiled back at me. I felt ashamed as it's not very polite to stare at someone but Gabor left me no time to think about it as he was poking me, saying: hey Szandra, we know them! Oh, if only it was true...! But where do we know them from?
Gabor was already running after them and it turned out that on an easy Sunday morning carboot sale we bought some clothes for Szaffi from this family. Well, that's how much I can rely on my memory when it comes to faces. So Gabor took the lead and we were laughing together at the corner of the street.
A couple of weeks had to pass before we had the chance to have a session with them but it was worth the wait.
We had only a short hour to take the pictures and every minute of it was inspiring for us.
Ola's aura, the honesty of the kids, their raw energy and untameable curiosity swept us off our feet.
Ola was apologising for the children running around everywhere and we could not be happier to get so many spontaneous moments.
We are really grateful for letting us do this session and we truly hope that next year will bring us some more wonderful afternoons together.
As photographers, we can be present in lots of situations carefully planned, beautifully set up.
Details of these can fascinate and inspire us and they give an opportunity to capture wonderful, stylish pictures.
However, there is a field of life that is all about raw energy, instincts and naked feelings.
This is the miracle of giving life and being born.
As a doula I know the course of birth from very close, all the physical and emotional changes that come with it.
And as a photographer, I believe there is no other event in life that is more honest, more unrepeatable than the arrival of a new baby.
Our Welcome Baby package is made exactly for capturing these precious moments.
Oscar was only 1,5-days-"old" when we visited them in their own home.
Ditke, Jim, Zacky: Congratulations for little Oscar, and it was a great pleasure for us to see you in this sensitive and wonderful period in your family-life!
We wish you all the best and hope to see you soon,
Szandra, Gabor and Szaffi
Storytelling is such an overly popular word these days in photography.
Although we try to avoid clichés and try to think out of the box, we really do feel that the definition of this word describes our work in so many ways.
For us, the story starts when the first e-mail arrives from a couple or a family, saying they chose us to capture an important chapter of their life. Even after years we feel those butterflies in our stomachs and we are excited to get to know them better, to clear the details, to choose the location. And then finally, we meet them.
At that point something happens.
Something, that is hard to put into words - as if all of it was happening in a parallel universe.
It may be trust, it may be honesty that creates a connection, but no matter where life takes us, it surely brings us back together at some point.
This was the case with Viki and her family. We have met them for the first time when their baby, Sammy was still in his mummy's bump.
They have come to Bournemouth with their daughter, Sophie so that, as a highlight of a beautiful weekend, they can have family portraits taken.
We took a walk, talked and laughed a lot — that part wasn't hard at all as the whole family is cheerful, full of laughter and good vibes.:)
Then days and weeks passed, we were all busy with our own family lives, but we heard from each other time to time.
The next time we saw them baby Sammy was 6 weeks old.
We spent a relaxed, care-free morning at their place, in their own home. This time there was no need to get to know each other, nor to warm up to one an other, our presence was natural for them and it feels really good to work in an atmosphere like that.
Relaxed, heartfelt portraits can be taken this way, we can capture genuine moments without poses or sophisticated expressions.
This is what we hope for every time when doing a family photo session.
Because these pictures will be the ones in your family album that can recall smells, giggles, that will bring back a familiar grin, stir up real emotions in their perfectly imperfect way.
For us, this is the real genre of storytelling.
We are looking forward to your story. :)
Alexandra Szigeti and Gabor Csako