“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”
― Elliott Erwitt
I’m a Leiden based photographer, it’s hard to say where I’m originally from since I lived in 7 different countries so far. I consider myself more of a world citizen.
I have studied art ever since I was little and I did a graphic design training after high school. I think that plays a huge role in how I create a composition. I love to give a classical and refined look to my photos. I mostly shoot with natural light, which in my opinion is the best look for photographing people.
Here are some things I really love: llamas, watercolour paintings, the ocean, coffee, tattoos, visiting museums, autumn, the smell of fresh cut grass, swimming, spontaneous dance parties, headlamps and pickles.
My passion for photography started 9 years ago, when my best friend let me try out her DSLR for the first time. At the time I lived in a small village in Hungary doing voluntary work and in the weekends we would just go out in the fields and take photos for hours.
That’s when I really understood that you the photographer need to have some kind of click or connection to create the most ideal photographs.
Clients often tell me they feel really comfortable around me, it’s probably because I feel most comfortable behind the camera. I like having fun during shoot, and even though I take our time together very seriously, it’s important to feel relaxed, instead of creating static posed photos.
I’m looking forward to hear from you and what you like.
Want to know more about me? Here's what you can do:
I just wanted to give you a quick insight what it looks like to make a booking with me. After we got in contact, and you have an idea, what you would like to have pictures taken of, I usually like to meet with you in person before the day of the shoot and after as well.
What is the first meeting about?
Well, first of all drink some coffee or tea, I prefer coffee, and we talk about what exactly is that you wish for. Your vision for the photos, how would you like the photos to be used after the shoot, and of course to get to know each other a bit. We will also most likely sign a contract where we both make sure our mutual expectations are clear. We will also set in place the date for the upcoming shoot.
What does the day of the shoot look like?
We will meet on the date, time and location we previously agreed on. We will chat for a few minutes about the way I take photos and then we will get right into it. After 15 minutes or so you should feel comfortable in front of lens, at least more then you did at first, and we will start seeing the results we wanted to achieve. I like sort of maintaining a conversation while shooting, because I noticed that put people more at ease. If you checked out my section pricing, there’s a time I put in each package, but I don’t look at photography as a production line, so if you want to change outfit, or your baby is crying we will take the time to figure all that out.
If you do get sick, or the weather is terrible, there’s a possibility to reschedule without any charges.
Do we part ways forever after the shoot?
I like to meet up again after the photo session, so I can present you the photos and tell you more about the compositions, or why I think certain photos are better then others. Then we can pick out together the ‘yes’ and ‘no’ photos. Also here we can discuss if you would like to order any prints, wall pieces or an album. I also hope that after the first shoot together we will work together sometimes again in the future.
What if you don't have time to meet before or after the shoot?
I’m very open to Skype or FaceTime, but I definitely think, that even if it’s for a short time, it’s very important to talk face to face and make sure we really like each other.
My pricing is like an 'Á la cart'. I charge a session fee that includes an hour shooting on location. Post shoot we meet in person or you look at the photos through an online gallery and you order as many prints and/or digital files as you'd like. If you don't like any of them, which is very unlikely you are not obliged to order anything.
€120 (additional time €50/hour)
Fine art prints:
starting from €20 (a5 size)
Fine art albums:
starting from €250 (15x15 size with 20 images)
Digital files for social media with logo:
High resolution files without logo:
If you would like to get an offer for a package deal (including some or all the above mentioned) please send me an email!
Check out my blog, where you can see my latest projects, subjects that fascinate me and small snippets of my everyday life.
I love hearing peoples thoughts on my work. Read what my clients think of me and our time spent together.
I would love to hear more from you, and possibly a project or idea you had in mind. Something we can co-create together as a team.