Even in the photography business, it is a thrill to see an editorial about you in the paper. Photography magazines are an excellent way to get your name out there; it is even better to expose your art to the world in full-color spreads, where high definition lets your audience see even the tiniest of details where twisting of a sheer dress in the wind become sculptures through the lens of your camera.
I had the pleasure of photographing one of my lovely models at the beautiful Akrotiri salt lake in Cyprus at the end of past year; this photo shoot was picked up a year later by the Croatian bridal magazine Nova Vjenčanja.
The editorial team was a joy to work with. I have never worked with a more talented team; although there were a few moments during the shoot where things got tough, they and I powered through. I want to give a special thanks to Crina Barbu, whose make-up jobs are absolutely splendid. Osan Suzana Shirinian, who was our Litous designers assistant, was especially patient throughout the whole process, as was our model Alice Vuap.
Being published by this magazine has not just gained me a bigger audience. It's also provided me with the recognition and appreciation for my work that I and all photographers need. My work is my life, and I put every fibre of my being into each and every photo I produce. I am happy for getting that acknowledgement and validation to thrive me and be inspired to do more. After all, every appreciation and kind word means the world to me.
For every girl on the earth, the most important day in life is her wedding day. It has to be different from all other occasions because that is the moment when all eyes are up to her; she must shine like no one else and look like an angel which God sent for the man she is going to marry.
One of the biggest decisions you are going to make when it comes to your wedding day is your bridal gown. You know what your perfect wedding dress is - you have seen it in your dreams. Why not take that dress to reality by creating your unique design?
But wait... If you are not a designer yourself, you will not be able to design the way you want it to be. In my opinion, it does not mean you need to settle for less than perfection for your wedding dress. You can always hire a top notch wedding dress designer.
Recently I went for a wedding photo shoot in Cyprus. What a beautiful island it is... Because of its spectacular sandy beaches together with the outstandingly beautiful coastal regions, I fell in love with this place. If you have dreamed of getting married on an island, I cannot emphasize enough how perfect this place is for a wedding.
While I was in Cyprus, I had the chance to meet a lovely, fun loving Cyprus wedding dress designer named Lito Constantinou, owner of Litous studio in Nicosia. I went there to take photos for her interview for Moderna Vjenčanja, a popular Croatian bridal website.
Litous is making feminine dresses, using a lot of beautiful lace. She offers a full service couture bridal experience to brides to be with over three hundred affordable designer dresses to choose from. She has a ready collection of wedding dresses, but she is also creating custom and unique designs by order. The most noticeable thing about her is that she is a very dedicated person helping brides look spectacular on their special day.
When it comes to her studio, what I liked the most is that is amazing, big and impressive, full of hanging lanterns which Lito made by herself. When I was in Cyprus, I was quite happy that I will get to capture the most beautiful shop on the earth.
"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do."
From the moment I had picked camera for the first time, photography brought me so much joy, taught me many great things, led me to some amazing places and gave me an opportunity to meet wonderful people.
I am honored when people tell me how much they love my work, but I feel even more thrilled when I get recognition from photographers.
Out of 110 928 submitted work to Shoot & Share photography contest, my photo has made it to the top 10% of ALL photos and I am a proud Finalist in the 2015 Shoot and Share Photo Contest! :)
I had an opportunity to meet and shoot the famous Croatian wedding designer Sandra Haddad and her gorgeous studio for Moderna Vjenčanja wedding website.
Sandra is a designer who wanted to step back from classical and "heavy" bridal gowns, so she offered her vision of a wedding day; clean and simple lines which breathe with romanticism and graceful loveliness.
Exclusivity is achieved by limited collections with emphasize on the floral details and satin ribbons.
Extremely romantic and breezy wedding dresses are designed for those who dare to be different and special, yet irresistibly feminine and gentle.
Interview with Sandra on Modern Weddings can be read here.
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.
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. :)
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.
Proljeće je vrijeme ponovnog buđenja i inspiracije. Donosim vam nekoliko predivnih buketa kako biste u sezonu ušli potpuno osvježeni. Više potražite u novom broju časopisa Nova Vjenčanja.
Spring is the time of rebirth and inspiration. Here are some amazing flower bouquets to help you start the season with a refreshed outlook. You can find more great stuff in a new issue of Nova Vjenčanja magazine.
U zadnje vrijeme, vintage je najpopularniji izbor dekoracija za vjenčanje. Nježno, elegantno, pastelno... Više stručnih savjeta od Pollak Cvijeća, kao i fotografije sa potpisom Timeless-a, potražite na portalu Budi.In.
Lately, vintage has become the most popular decision when talking about wedding decorations. Soft, elegant, pastel colors... Find more tips and advices by Pollak and some cute Timeless photos on Budi.In.