Samobor // Old town. Old town Samobor is situated at 250 m above sea level. The Tepec hill, part of the beautiful Zumberak Nature Park, is home to an old castle that was constructed back in 1270 by supporters of Czech King Otokar. It was abandoned in the 18th century and has remained as such up to the present day. Even though the castle is now in ruins, it provides a really beautiful backdrop for us wedding photographers.
Before climbing up the hill, the Ana & Ivan and I stopped for a drink. How better to start a shoot, then with a nice cold drink on a hot summer day? 🙂 And it was a hot one, at least for me 😀 The climb wasn’t that hard but maybe I should‘ve reconsidered my kit choices, and brought a bit less with me 😀 Ana and Ivan were real troopers and made it to the top without breaking a sweat. Arriving at the top and enjoying the beautiful sights is what makes it all worth it.
Ana and Ivan are friends with two of my previous brides. So in a way, we knew each other before they hired me. Referrals from past clients help in establishing a friendly, casual atmosphere, but are also something I am very proud of and thankful for.
Arriving at the top, seeing the old town and enjoying the beautiful sights is what makes it all worth it
This kind of couple-sessions are very important in my opinion. They help familiarize the couples with standing in front of the camera (as I’ve already talked about here). We are all shy in front of the camera (yes, especially me). I feel that an informal, laid-back chat with the couple on some common topics helps a bit in the start. After all, you can‘t mix rushing and relaxing, right? After a while, everybody relaxes and gets used to someone running around, hiding and trying to capture pictures. Just like that, these two gorgeous people hung-loose after a while. I can’t remember how long were we there for, but together we grabbed so many magical pics (see below) it almost doesn‘t even matter.
Oh, yeah, we finished right exactly how we started … with a cold drink 😉
These streets of gold so much untold
Blessed by the sun
You touched my soul
You showed me warmth more than enough
This place that i have never been before
You took me without even a thought
I thank you for my place in your heart
And you give me love so pure and so free
And you give me all the little things that i could ever need and
You give me love and planted your seed
And even through the rain your smile will last with me
-Idris Elba: ‘You Give Me Love’
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