I met Magda (www.magdalenakrzak.pl) last year at a photography workshop lead by the very sweet and talented Kamila Piech (www.kamilapiech.com). We had followed each other on social media since but had not been engaging in much activity. In early summer Magda mentioned on Facebook that she was travelling to the beautiful county by the Polish seaside called Trójmiasto and she was looking for a photographer to capture her family during their holidays. I was planning on being in that area at the same time! Among few other awesome photographers I mentioned that I’d love to help and to my surprise Magda responded that she loved my work and was interested! We discussed the locations and decided on this picturesque spot in Gdynia called Klif Orłowski. It was a warm evening, and it was quite difficult to avoid small crowds of people strolling through the beach. We took our time, played games with Iga (the most adorable three year old!) and even managed to record some intimate moments between the parents❤️
To get to this secluded stunning beach you have to walk down these narrow damp pathways and get through some sheep traffic. The hills are steep, forget flip flops, you slip often, watch out for some giant cactuses, I now know why this beach is so empty, it truly takes an effort to get there. But its oh so worth it! With hands full of beer cans and hearts full of love we arrived just in time. The sun had started settling in, we removed our shoes and stepped onto the warm most beautiful white sand. You can see some of our journey here.
We had such a fun summer! With only two days spent in London between travels, we visited our families both in the US and Poland. Joshua couldn’t get enough of swimming in the lake, driving a golf cart and jumping on the trampoline with his cousins. I couldn’t get enough of drinking Rose, playing with my new Fuji and seeing old friends. Here is a taste of what we got up to this summer, now that we have been back at nursery for two weeks and autumn is just behind the corner. Ah, and I can’t get this song out of my head.
“After all," Anne had said to Marilla once, "I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.”
― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea
These sweet boys turned one this week.
On that occasion I was asked to photograph their lovely family.
No more words. Just double love.
an overwhelmed feeling when you realise there's no longer just you.
It is as beautiful as it is scary.
It is so very difficult but also the most rewarding.
It is a miracle.
And this is Hanna.