Distance is nothing when love is real. Almost 800 kilometers were dividing them because they were born and raised in two opposite parts of Croatia, but their connection got only deeper and stronger.
Tradition means a lot to them, so we shot an engagement session with the beautiful traditional attire. Paula was dressed in a gorgeous dress from Konavle area, combined with enriched hat embroidered with flowers. Antun first wore attire from Konavle, and then he changed into attire from Slavonia area, where he is born originally.
Inhabitants of Konavle area are famous for their respect for traditional heritage and land cultivation culture. Paula's family is growing all kinds of vegetables and fruits there, but they are most proud of their big tangerine orchard. Besides I used it as a background for photos, I enjoyed sweet and juicy taste of that gold fruit.
There is nothing better than a night walk in a city full of lights, the smell of hot tea with cinnamon, and time spent with your loved ones. This family didn't even realize they were making lifetime values, they just knew they were having fun spending time together and making beautiful memories... Even if it is cold outside, moments like this makes your heart warm.
Don't forget about a special holiday offer for mini sessions which are available until the end of the January. :)
There are times in everybody's life predetermined for big changes. For me, this year was like that. I started searching widely the true essence of my being, simultaneously growing and learning how to be the best I can be.
Here are things 2014. taught me:
- Letting go is okay.
- The sun always rises (and it is always beautiful).
- Life is a map to a hidden treasure, just follow your heart!
- There is music in everything.
- Trees can grow through rocks.
- Simplicity, patience and compassion are the greatest treasures.
- Everything comes in the right moment.
- Some of the best days of my life haven't happened yet.
- My inner child is still ageless.
This is my 2014. in review...
Have you ever dreamed of capturing those perfect, spontaneous moments when your eyes meet those of your lover, you both smile in unison, and the whole world seems to light up around you in a burst of glittering magic?
This holiday season, you can do exactly that, thanks to my Christmas Mini Sessions.
What Are Christmas Mini Sessions?
A “Mini Session” is a form of portrait photography which takes about half an hour per session and produces a handful of beautiful images at a very reasonable price.
Christmas mini sessions are orchestrated around a holiday theme; in this case, the presence of enchanting, delicately glimmering fairy lights which create a starry halo around two lovers.
Think back; how many romantic Christmas movies have you seen where the besotted couple strolls alone together through the city at night, the snow softly falling, lights shimmering on every tree? This is exactly the kind of atmosphere, the kind of perfect moment, a Christmas mini session can create.
Why Partake in a Christmas Mini Session?
Mini sessions are perfect for the holidays as they don’t take a lot of time or preparation, unlike traditional full-length sessions, making them ideal for working around already bustling Christmas schedules. Plus, this quick and spontaneous style of session most accurately captures the spirit of a couple in love during the holidays: the fevered excitement, the whirlwind pace. Such fleeting elements of human expression can easily be lost during longer, more drawn out and pre-prepared photography sessions.
Christmas mini sessions provide couples with a chance to pause in the stress and hustle of the holidays, take a moment to just connect with each other, to remember what Christmas is truly all about: warm hearts glowing together, even on the coldest nights; the generosity of the soul that gives itself to another.
Love, after all, is the greatest gift there is - so why not capture it forever?
When vibrant nature becomes silent below frost crystals and soft fluffy blankets, a special romantic time of the year is coming. Magic and fragrant, magnificent, pearl white and almost silky winter is arriving.
The long nights are illuminated with holiday magic lights, gold and red details, and rich velvet textures.
Days becomes a tale of our reality, just as editorial which we did by gathering the most skilled hands and eyes of art.
So take a look, gently awaken your senses and take inspiration from the month which always fascinates us.
Zrinka and Nino had simple, stress-free and intimate wedding in Zagreb. They wanted to share their beautiful moments and emotions with closest 50 people, family and friends.
Zrinka chose a beautiful fairy wedding dress from Croatian famous designer Sandra Haddad in which she really shined and enjoyed. Take a look at their little story...
Aphrodite is the Greek goddess of love, beauty and pleasure. She is also known as Cypris, Lady of Cyprus.
I am sure this must be one of a reasons why this island is full of people in love, enjoying their life and every beautiful moment they have...
Agata and Mike are a new couple, but they are both very passionate about their relationship. Our mini session took place at a small picturesque fishing village Zygi, which was perfect for them to relax and enjoy each other.
If you are drawn to Christmas, grand sense of tradition and holiday spirit of togetherness, this is a great opportunity.
Using gorgeous Christmas lights and beautifully decorated city for a magical scene, you can have romantic and intimate memories frozen in time.
Enjoy being yourselves and have Timeless Photography capture your love! :)
December has already made his path and introduced us its cold winter weather. Despite that, I am happy because holiday time is coming... Also, this year Christmas came earlier and put a new issue of the Nova Vjenčanja bridal magazine on my table, where you can find one of my loveliest weddings this year. :)
Martina and Lin's wedding was full of beautiful details, such as photo booth looking like a living room, gummy bear table, handmade straws and a lot more. Martina was one of that brides who put a lot of effort in preparing wedding by herself, so in this article you can read her tips and tricks how to arrange gorgeously decorated wedding without spending a fortune.
Until I publish more photos of this lovely couple, you can enjoy their engagement session or a magazine version of the wedding. Make sure you get a copy of it! :)
May every day you get a big reason to smile.
What can be more wonderful than traveling to a beautiful country, learning about wedding photography from one of the world's best photographer and artist Roberto Valenzuela, and spending time with amazing photographers exchanging experiences? Well, it sounds like a perfect scenario for every wedding photographer, and it really is. But I am even happier because I had a chance to meet and shoot these two great people in love, using Bucharest old city (Romania) as a perfect background for romantic photos fulfilled with smiles and kisses...
Ioana and Claudiu, you really have something genuinely valuable. Looking at you reminds me how love can be wonderful, powerful and patient. Show your love every day, and don't ever lose that spark!
New issue of Perfect Wedding magazine is finally OUT! :D
I am so happy that photos from one of my weddings are in it, alongside great tips for organizing a beautiful wedding.
Ivana and Leo had their wedding this summer in picturesque city Požega in Croatia, but we did a shooting in Gradska Kavana in Zagreb, which was also the perfect scene for elegant and romantic photos. Their beautiful location, decorations and flowers, as well as her gorgeous wedding dress are perfect inspiration for future brides.
This cute wedding is published on 5 pages where you can read the sweet story about their engagement in Paris and their advices for future newlyweds.
If you are interested in seeing more pictures from Ivana and Leo's wedding, feel free to follow this link and enjoy their happiness. :)
Last weekend I traveled to Split, beautiful second-largest city in Croatia, placed on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea.
I am thankful for the opportunity to participate and show my work at Just Say Yes, the first autumn wedding show there.
I would like to thank all those beautiful couples who stopped by to say hello and talked with me, telling me their story... I am happy because I met so many people in love who reminded me why I absolutely love my job! :)
I had so much fun and I am lucky because I have met so many great people; wedding organizers, florists, photographers, designers... I am looking forward to next Just Say Yes wedding show! :D
Also, many thanks to Foto Studio Toni for these lovely pictures. :)
He saw her in a Soda bar one hot summer... She was different, but yet, so simple and beautiful, wearing a white shirt and a bun on her head. She was drinking beer with a straw. They exchanged few glances and smiles, but nothing else happened. Next spring, lady Destiny interfered once more to unite this soul mates. They met again, but this time, he decided to be braver. He approached her and that is the moment when their story begins...
When she was younger, she wrote down a list. It wasn't a grocery list, it wasn't a list of things to do... It was a list of characteristics that the love of her life and her future husband must own. Then she met him, her best friend and a soul mate. Best thing of all, he was everything she wrote down on that list... Even more than she expected!
I was lucky enough to had an opportunity to met this extraordinary couple in love, and furthermore, document the most important day in their life. Iva and Tino, thank you for letting me into your life!
I am really blessed for doing something I genuinely enjoy. It is a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together and my heart skips a beat every time my photo put a smile on someone's face. My goal is to show people photographing can be really fun and pleasant. I also want them to leave with a positive experience, as well as with timeless memories.
Wonderful people, like Iva and Tino who wrote me this card, inspire me to be the best I can be.
You can check out their wedding here.
Feel and live everything you do.
Iva and Tino, two best friends and soul mates, two people crazy in love, decided to have a small intimate seaside wedding. They wanted to say their big "yes" next to waves, breathing salty breeze and savor the scent of pine trees. Their romantic ceremony took place on rocks in Pula, Croatia, conveniently called "Sveta Stijena" (Holly Rock).
This is their story...
Introducing Timeless new Wedding Book Packs!
If you like elegance, you will love Timeless simple & sophisticated wedding books that showcases the photographs of your big day with style and elegance. Wedding photo books are made to last so you can keep them out and flip through them as often as you like. Book covers come in a wide range of beautiful and modern colors and textures.
Various sizes are available, from smaller ones ideal for great parent books, to the big ones which will feature your photos spectacular, rectangular or square.
All of them comes with a nice presentation box which will protect your book.
Also, you will get your edited, full-resolution photographs on a USB flash drive, ready to watch and share with your friends and family.
I value each and every one of my clients and I also LOVE packaging. I believe my couples will enjoy unwrapping theses cute boxes!
Iako preferiram čvrsto držati uzde i imati kontrolu tokom svojih snimanja, ovoga puta sam se morala prepustiti u tuđe ruke. Premda već godinama samostalno letim, za fotografiranje je lakše kada se ne moraš brinuti o komandama i drugim pilotima u zraku, te sam ovoga puta ipak bila kopilot sa aparaturom u rukama.
Marka sam upoznala na tečaju paraglidinga prije 8 godina. Od tog trenutka, letenje je postalo velik dio naših života. Kada je upoznao Dinu, predivnu djevojku koja je također zavoljela ovaj ekstremni sport, znala sam da su stvoreni jedno za drugo!
Iako su već službeno u braku, pripreme za vjenčanu zabavu su u punom planu! Mislim da ne postoji bolji način za proslavu uz fotografije napravljene na najdivnijoj mogućoj lokaciji - nebu!
Although I prefer to have a full control over my sessions, this time I had to relax and leave it to someone else. I fly solo for years, but for photographing is easier when you don't have to think about managing the wing. This time, I was just a copilot with a camera in my hands!
Marko and I have known each other for almost 8 years - we've met at a paragliding course. From that moment, free-flying had become a big part of our lives. When he met Dina, beautiful girl who also fell in love with this extreme sport, I realized they are perfect match!
Even though they are officially married, wedding party is soon! I don't think there is a better way to celebrate than photographing at the most beautiful location - sky!
Moja želja je bila da odemo na neku morsku lokaciju, no vremenska prognoza nije djelila mišljenje te smo se zaputili u Sloveniju, točnije na Liscu. Predivna priroda, sunčano te blago termično popodne nam je omogućilo da se sjajno provedemo!
My wish was to fly somewhere above our Adriatic seacoast but the weather forecast didn't share my opinion so we headed towards Slovenia, Lisca. Beautiful nature, sunny and mildly thermal afternoon - what a great time we had!
Jedan od razloga zašto uživam svaki puta kada fotografiram djecu je taj što se ponovo osjećam kao kao da nisam odrasla. Djetinjstvo je bilo sjajno razdoblje mog života, nisam imala briga, niti stresa, samo svoju maštu! Pa, da budem iskrena, mislim da sam još uvijek djete u duši - plešem, pjevam i smješim se svakoga dana, uživam u sitnicama i uvijek nastojim biti sretna!
Iako smo se kratko družile, ova slatkica Ema me podsjetila da je svaki dan nova avantura.
One of the reasons I enjoy every time I photography children is that I feel like a kid again. Childhood was such a cool party of my life, I had no worries, no stress, only my imagination! Well, to be honest, I think I still am a kid in my heart - I dance, sing and laugh every day, I enjoy little things in my life and I always try to be happy!
Although we didn't spend a lot of time together, this little cutie Ema reminded me that every day is a new adventure.
Nova Vjenčanja magazine spring 2014.
"Sea, rock and lace"
photography: Martina Hohnjec (Timeless Photography)
model: Lucia Raić
styling: Tatjana Grivić
makeup: Makeup Artist Anavi
hair: Berkovic Marija
dresses: Arileo studio, Lukabu by Marina Jerant, La Marye, Ivana Pasinek Design, I. J. Design
shoes: Dolce Cecilia, Hoegl, Ledenko
It is an absolute honor to see Ivka and Neno's wedding featured in Perfect Wedding Magazine. I'm so incredibly blessed to work with such amazing clients and I am so happy they could share their happiness and love with others.
Although it has been a year since their big day, a big smile appears on my face whenever I think about them and their beautiful sea wedding.
Brojite zadnje sate do trenutka kada ćete zaboraviti na posao i pobjeći na godišnji odmor? Krpice su spakirane, sunčane naočale i kupaći kostim je već pripremljen? Onda ne zaboravite i dobro štivo - u torbu za plažu ubacite novi broj časopisa Nova Vjenčanja, magazina za modernu mladenku, punog savjeta, ideja i inspiracije.
Predstavljam par fotografija od mnogih koje sam napravila na divnom otoku Krku. Fotografija s mojim potpisom krasi naslovnicu ovog novog, 41. izdanja časopisa, kao i editorial " More, kamen i čipka" s vjenčanicama hrvatskih dizajnera. Isto tako, unutar korica možete pronaći i inspirativne fotografije trendi buketa kao i fotografije dekoracija stvarnih vjenčanja.
Counting last few hours until you will have a chance to escape on your vacation? Your clothing is already packed, sunglasses and bikini are prepared? Then don't forget to take a good reading with you - slip in a new issue of magazine Nova Vjenčanja in your beach bag!
I present you a few photos out of the many taken on the beautiful island of Krk. You will find my photo on this 41st edition cover, as well as editorial "Sea, rock and lace" with beautiful designers bridal gowns. Between the covers, you can see inspirational photos of latest flower bouquets trends, so as photos of real weddings flower decoration.
They went to a party expecting nothing special. They didn't know that there they would meet each other, perfect soul mates and future spouses.
Soon, they figured out what a perfect match they make and moved together. Understandably, he proposed to her on their trip to Paris... On the Eiffel Tower, 300 meters above the sea level! Locking "love lock" with their initials on a famous Paris bridge only confirmed their engagements. They threw the key in Seine river so no one could ever unlock their hearts.
Ivana and Leo, I wish you life full of joy and love you have now! Don't ever let that flame extinguish!
Otišli su na zabavu ne očekujući ništa posebno. Tada nisu znali da će upoznati jedno drugoga, srodne duše i buduće supružnike.
Uskoro su shvatili da su savršeni jedno za drugoga i preselili se u zajednički stan. Logično, zaprosio ju je na njihovom putovanju u Pariz... Na Eiffelovom tornju, 300 metara iznad nadmorske visine! Zaključan "ljubavni lokot" sa njihovim inicijalima na poznatom pariškom mostu je samo potvrdio njihove zaruke. Ključ su bacili u rijeku Senu tako da nitko nikada više ne može otključati njihova srca.
Ivana i Leo, želim vam život pun veselja i ljubavi koju sada imate! Ne dajte da se taj plamen ugasi!
Being optimistic is the greatest gift you can have. I am blessed to be one of the lucky ones and I really believe that positive thoughts and energy brings even more positive energy.
The day we were supposed to meet was sunny, but big black clouds floated around Daruvar. Unfortunately, the moment they had arrived to a meeting place, the rain started pouring down. What a bad luck!
Biti pozitivan je najveći dar kojeg osoba može imati. Sretna sam jer sam jedna od takvih i zaista vjerujem da pozitivne misli i energija donose još više pozitivne energije.
Dan kada smo se trebali naći je bio sunčan, no veliki crni oblaci su plovili oko Daruvara. Nažalost, onoga trenutka kada su stigli na mjesto sastanka, kiša je krenula lijevati. Koja loša sreća!
We had waited and waited... Rain just didn't want to stop... My optimism worked, and finally, after we had almost gave up, sun peeped out! After that big black clouds, I've photographed Tina and Mihael in a beautiful late afternoon sunshine.
Thank you guys for your beautiful smiles and a great afternoon! :)
And remember, after the rain, there will always be the sun!
Čekali smo i čekali... Kiša nikako da stane... Moj optimizam je proradio i, nakon što smo skoro odustali, sunce je konačno provirilo! Nakon tih velikih crnih oblaka, fotografirala sam Tinu i Mihaela na predivnom kasno-popodnevnom suncu.
Hvala vam na vašim divnim osmjesima i savršenom popodnevu! :)
I zapamtite, nakon kiše uvijek dolazi sunce!