Karol Nycz Wedding Photography | Poland Wedding Photography Blog
Photography is almost my whole life! It is also an opportunity to get to know new, beautiful people, and their stories. If you are looking for a photographer who will notice every single emotion during one of the most special days in your life - you are at the right place!
It was a very special wedding for me. Do you know the meaning of the wedding’s style: boho slow wedding? I’d describe it as definitely „theirs style”. Their – Sara’s and Artur’s. Those two are heroes of this wedding reportage. At the beginning, it is worth writing where I was invited by this wonderful couple. Istebna is a place located in the Silesian Beskids mountain range, close to the borders with the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Mountains. This is a theme that keeps a lot that day. Anyway, you’ll see. However, I must admit here, that God is something more in the life of Sara and Artur. More than the mounatins. God is love.
Boho slow wedding in the polish mountains
Two more sentences about today’s heroes. SHE: God, snowboarding, mountains, forest, children, English, cakes, a pub on a ski slope (Homelike Cafe & SMAK TRUCK). She loves what she does. HE: God, skiing, longboard, mountains, forest, architect who will design only one house in his life – theirs one. Does not like sitting behind a desk, he produces longboards, skateboards, skis. He loves what he does. I will add: they are created for each other, it is visible, definitely.
From the beginning, Sara and Artur stressed that they have no expectations as to the wedding or wedding photographer. They repeated that it does not have to be perfect, and indeed it just has to be imperfect, that is, TRUE. Boho slow wedding in Istebna. And so it was, during a beautiful ceremony and wedding party in the mountains, on the slope in a tent next to their own pub… I also know that if their restaurant on the slope were not full of guests during winter period – this wedding would be winter’s one. It was beautiful anyway, because they spent the day with friends and family and God.
Hey! I would like to show you a mini series of photos from the engagement photosession in Krakow’s Kazimierz. Our heroes – Gabriela and Bartek – came from Katowice to visit old Krakow. They met with me, the wedding photographer, in one of the most known and most visited districts of the city. Kazimierz Krakow charmed lots of hearts with his spirit.
A short engagement session in Krakow – ideas
Some of you can wonder – where to go for an engamemnt session in Krakow? There are many places worth photographing in the capital of Malopolska region. For an engagement walk we can go to the Wawel castel, or near the Vistula river, or to the Bednarski Park. Other option, completely different in architecture style, is socrealistic Nowa Huta with its Central Square and Kombinat. However this time, the mini engagement session in Krakow took place in Kazimierz discrict. In a place where you can feel the spirit of Krakow’s bohemia the most.
Kazimierz – one of the best known areas of Kraków, also for pictures
For many years, the Kazimierz district was associated with shacks, abandoned homes, etc. However, after the fall of communism, it began to come back to life. In the second half of the 1990s, the first cafes and pubs began to be created, ranging from Singer, Propaganda and Alchemy. These were places willingly visited by students. Today, there are almost 300 cafes and restuaants in Kazimierz. I can add that the monuments of Kazimierz, together with the strict Old Town Kaków and Wawel Castle, were included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1978. In 1994, Kazimierz Krakow along with the Old Town, Wawel, Stradom, Podgórze was declared a historical monument. Why don’t we take a photo session here? It’s a good place for the engagement pictures with Gabriela and Bartek.
Kazimierz Kraków – engagement session
Let’s see this short series of pictures from just a few-minute walk between Krakow’s Kazimierz tenement houses.
We have been to the Botanical Garden for a wedding photo session. Ola and Emil are already known to you. Earlier I published here, on my blog, photos from the reportage of their wedding. Their wedding took place in the magical Zamość region in Poland. I’d like to invite you to take a look there for great inspirations for an outdoor wedding ceremony by the pond. In addition, fantastic floristic details for a wedding venue. And, what is more, a party in a tent near a horse farm. After that, we have met again. Today, let’s see this wedding photo session in the botanical garden.
Wedding photo session in the Botanical Garden – Krakow photographer
Pictures in natural conditions have always made me happy. As you may know, I have been fascinated with plants for some years. I nurtured the flowers myself on my balcony. Now my apartment looks like a small urban jungle. Going for a walk for this photo session was some kind of a dream for me, a photographer from Krakow. Beautiful plants from different climatic zones, under the constant well care of gardeners. We could not have chosen a nicer place for the wedding photo session of Ola and Emil. There are many botanical gardens in the world, but the one that we visited was surprising at every step.
Wedding photographer from Krakow for a wedding photo session in the greenhouse of the Botanical Garden
Cactuses, palm trees, exotic deciduous plants were all within easy reach during this photo shooting. The following places were available: Great greenhouse with tropical plants, Begonias area, Orchids and Nepenthes area, Plants of tropical humid zone, Ferns of the tropical and subtropical climate zones, African succulents, Cactusaceae and other American crassula plants, Carnivorous plants and plants of the southern part of the world. A photographic walk in the greenhouse of the Botanical Garden is an experience for every plant lover and photographer. It was also for me, a wedding photographer from Krakow, Poland.
It was a special wedding for me. I knew Magda and Marcin before they were a couple. Magda trained me in the work I did during my studies. Marcin later was my supervisor. After many years, they asked me, as a wedding photographer from Krakow, but also as friend, to photograph their wedding. I was very excited about it, especally when I’ve heard that the wedding will take place in Dwór w Tomaszowicach.
Wedding ceremony at the church at the foot of the Wawel Castle in Krakow
Marcin and Magda, who have always lived in Krakow, decided to get married in one of the most recognizable places in the city. They have choosen the church located at the foot of the Wawel Hill in Krakow. The Bernardine Church. „… Originally a Gothic church which was destroyed during the Swedish invasion in 1655. The present Baroque basilica on a Latin cross plan was built by Krzysztof Mieroszewski between 1670 and 1680. In the interior is an valuable 18th century paintings. In St.Anne’s Chapel is a 15th century figure of St.Stef’s workshop … „. The memorable wedding took place in a beautiful church near Wawel in Krakow.
Wedding at Dwór w Tomaszowicach
Tomaszowice Manor, a historic nineteenth century park is located in the gates of Krakow. This is another place, after the church for a wedding ceremony near Wawel Castle, that goes perfectly with the style chosen by Marcin and Magda for their wedding day. The manor in Tomaszowice (Dwór w Tomaszowicach) as the wedding hall near Krakow met all the requirements of the bride and groom. The majestic Orangery of Dwór w Tomaszowicach made this day special.
Iza and Dave wanted to take pictures for themselves fot the first time ever. After our conversation on Instagram, we’ve decided that an intimate photo session in an apartment in Krakow would be an ideal idea to do it.
Photo session for a couple in the apartment
A meeting in your own apartment for a photo session is definitely a good idea. The couple isn’t stressed as long as they are in their own area, in a place that makes them feel safe. Inviting a photographer to a session at their own apartment helps to overcome his own fears, especially before the first session.
An intimate photo session in Krakow
Krakow has been attracting artists for centuries. In Krakow, in the oldest Polish Academy of Fine Arts, for nearly two hundred years, under the guidance of excellent artists, young art students have been educating. Every day, the inhabitants of Krakow want to surround themselves with art, especially painting and photography. It is no different in a beautiful apartment, where we took intimate photos. The house is filled with works of art, paintings and photographs.
Is an intimate session a good idea for the first couple session?
Iza and Dave have not take pictures with the photographer ever before. This is their first professional session together as a couple. They’ve decided to overcome their fears and stress by choosing an intimate session in the apartment. And as it turned out, it was not so difficult. There is nothing to stress since your beloved person is close to you and you are in a place that you treat as safe – in your own apartment.
Please let me know how you like this intimate session in an apartment in Krakow with Iza and Dave.
I met Joanna and Grzegorz over a year ago. However, exactly a year before this pregnancy session in the mountains that you can see today – I met with them in Krakow, in my apartment for an engagement session. Two months later they got married. I was their wedding photographer. The wedding took place in the Restaurant „Leśna Perła” in Rudziniec, in Silesia. Some time later after a wedding day, we saw each other again – during an outdoor wedding session. This is why you can associate Joanna and Grzegorz with all these sessions I did. I’m still uploading those pictures from previous photo shooting into my social-media channels – Instagram and Facebook. Now is the time that I want to show you a little more of what happens to them after the wedding! Joanna is pregnant. Grzegorz will be a father. We did a pregnacy session in the mountains.
Why do we love mountains? – Pregnancy session of mountain lovers
I’ve asked you – what do you like in the mountains? The answers I got were quite similar: We like the mountains because of the natural beauty and the company of people who – in a magical way – are all joyful, friendly and just happy to be here. Legs get tired there, but the head is resting. We never know what to expect in the mountains. We love mountains for their unique beauty, power and humility lessons. What is more, the problems do not matter in the mountains – only the way and reaching the destination matter. In other words this is all about the sense of freedom and peace. We are simply the happiest there! Every walk in the mountains is a mental cleansing. In conclusion, that is why I am sure that Joanna and Grzegorz have chosen this beautiful mountain surroundings for pregnancy photos not without a reason.
Outdoor pregnancy photo session
This type of photo session, a pregnancy session, is becoming more and more popular and every future mother wants to capture this unique time. The heroes of my story have chosen the best moment for their pregnancy session in the mountains. I can tell it because of the shape and size of the belly. Joanna has just look great in this time. We have chosen outdoor photos, not a shooting in the studio. The mountains simply amazed us.
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We did it! An apartment engagement session in Krakow with Dorota and Piotr. What is the story behind this pictures from cozy apartment shooting? Piotr proposed to Dorota in Wrocław and immediately wrote to me, a wedding photographer from Krakow, to organise taking engagement photos. He was so happy with his huge change in life. Just two weeks after the proposal, Piotr and Dorota came to Krakow to visit family and for the apartment engagement session.
Engagement photo shooting at home
Piotr is a builder. Dorota is a professional dancer. Piotr also do personal trainings for cliens at the gym. Dorota trains young dancers. Together they are passionate about each other. In other words, they fit together perfectly. Beautiful and affectionate people. The apartment engagement session in Krakow was a pleasure for me as a photographer. In addition, I know that Piotr and Dorota also felt good.
Apartment engagement session in Kraków
Very intimate pictures from the fiancée session in the apartment in Krakow were created in Mo-Ja Apartments at Starowislna Street near Old Town. Thank you very much, Mo-Ja. And now I invite you to watch…
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Do you like it? What do you feel? Write me, hope you like the apartment engagement session in Krakow with Dorota and Piotr. Would you like to see more engagements shooting? Please click here for the whole category or just choose: session with a dog or shooting near Bagry lake!
What if we organized a wedding ceremony and a wedding party on the longest polish river – the Vistula? What if we did it in the most beautiful polish city – Krakow? In addition, during one of the warmest days of the year. Sure! Why not? Iza and Bartek took on this challenge and invited friends to celebrate their marriage. Wedding at BARKA Kraków. They had fun until the really morning on the barge in Krakow (BARKA w Krakowie wesele), right next to the Father Bernatek Footbridge (Kładka Ojca Bernatka) linking the districts of Kazimierz and Podgórze.
Engagement shooting in Krakow – photographer
However, we have started with the engagement session. A few-minute walk around Krakow’s Podgórze allowed us to get to know each other better, and let the future bride and groom take a break from the preparations for the wedding at Barka in Krakow on the Vistula River. In Krakow, there are plenty of ideas for engagement pictures in the city. I’m glad that Iza and Bartek have proposed this district. What is more, we found there everything we were looking for.
Vintage Trabant car for a wedding in Krakow
Both the bride and groom like the times of the Polish People’s Republic. It’s a great idea to hire a vintage car like TRABANT from this period of polish history – that will take the newlyweds to a wedding ceremony, even like the one organized by Iza and Bartek – a wedding on a barge in Krakow.
A good wedding DJ in Krakow
In addition, not only good food – which was served during the wedding at barge in Krakow – the guests certainly appreciated the great DJ from Krakow – Dyskoteka Pana Jacka (Dj z Krakowa). Believe me, it was a pleasure to work with this good DJ on the Vistula river in Krakow.
Wedding photographer Poland – a wedding at BARKA Kraków
I am glad that Iza and Bartek trusted me as a wedding photographer from Krakow and gave me a chance to take pictures during this amazing humanistic wedding ceremony and a party on a barge in Krakow (wesele na barce w Krakowie).
Wedding in the middle of the week in the boho style
Wojtek and Paulina have decided to organize their wedding on Thursday. This is not a frequent choice in Poland. Most weddings take place on Saturdays, during weekend. However, Silesia region in Poland, is unique, also in this respect. In Silesia people are getting married more and more willingly in the middle of the week. There are many advantages of such a solution. I believe that one of them for this beautiful couple of Paulina and Wojtek was the fact that they did not have to wait very long for a free date in this great vanue. Wojtek and Paulina were like „Loving hungry like wolves!”, like we sing in the famous polish song („…Milowania głodni jak wilcy…”). The wedding took place in Świętochłowice in the parish of St. Joseph.
Restaurant for a wedding in Tychy near lake Paprocańskie (jezioro Paprocańskie restauracja Przystań wesele)
Restaurant Przystań in Tychy by the lake is the perfect place for your dream wedding in Silesia. The restaurant itself with a beautiful panoramic view of the Paproceńskie lake creates a unique atmosphere. In addition, the proximity of the lake gives the opportunity to organize additional attractions on the water. The interior of Restaurant Przystań Tychy can be prepared to look dazzling. This time it was like that. The prevailing style during this wedding day was the boho style.
Take a yacht for your wedding – this is an experience
The Married couple sailed to the Przystań Restaurant in Tychy on the Paprocany lake on the yacht. Such an entrance made an impression on all guests invited to a wedding dinner in the middle of the week. From the rented yacht, the Bride dressed in a boho wedding dress from MeLove jumped into the embrace of the Groom waiting in a beautiful coat from the 20th on the platform on the lake.
Wedding Photographer from Poland for your boho wedding
Yacht, middle of the week, boho wedding dress and suit, lake in Tychy and me, wedding photographer from Krakow. See how I saw this day.