Last time I had a session at Erdödy park was approximately 5 years ago. Back then, it was in the process of reconstruction. This beautiful natural landmark was opened on the turn of the 20th century. Among various plant and animal species, this vast park treats its visitors to a brook named Reka, a pond named Park, the Jaska Granary and the Erdödy Castle, its most valuable “exhibit”. This castle is the oldest building in Jastrebarsko and was built at the end of the 15th century. Unfortunately, today it is in very poor condition and the interior is not open for visitors. I hope the local community renovates it soon. It would be such a pity to leave this beautiful historical monument to rot.
When I was at the park with Marina & Zeljko for their engagement shoot last summer, you could see all the changes that were made in this beautiful natural retreat. I just loved what they did with it and feel as though I could wander around with my camera for hours and hours. It certainly provided us with a perfect scenery for this beautiful couples session.
engagement session – a casual meet that usually ends up with smiles, some great photos and a beer or three
Even though the park is about half an hour from Zagreb, Marina and Zeljko decided it would be a great place for their engagement session. I love engagement sessions because couples have a non-stressful opportunity to be in front of a professional camera. Most often this is their first time in front the professional camera. Also, this a great chance for me to get more familiar with my clients. It’s a kind of rehearsal shoot for their big day. But at the same time, it’s a casual meet that usually ends up with smiles, some great photos and a beer or three (or cakes in this case ? ).
Play the music & enjoy the photos, guys ?
And so it is
just like you said it would be
Life goes easy on me most of the time
And so it is the
No love, no glory
no hero in her sky
I can’t take my eyes off you
I can’t take my eyes
-Damien Rice: ‘The Blower’s Daughter’
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