The way I feel about every little piece of my portrait gallery is simply hard to describe. But I will try. This is a journey of lives. This is the moment captured which will never fade away. This is the twist of all those actions and circumstances which eventually made the person look at my camera for that millisecond. The moment I feel privileged to stand in front of this someone.
And just capturing it. Capturing special moments, smiles, kisses, glances, happy tears, cheers, hugs, special details, sunsets, laughs and dancing….and many more!
Soaking it in… but only to share it back with the world! This is simply celebrating life, how beautiful we all are.
LONDON & BRIGHTON PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER
Yes – to me PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY is all about telling a story about YOU and each one of us. Capturing each unique personality and beauty. It is not about making up an unreal story but about sharing emotions and feeling confident about it. It is THE moment where you can express yourself, your passion, your brand, your style, YOU!
Like many of you, I loooooove to laugh but I get extremely shy when having my photo taken! (yes, a photographer says that herself!) So, I can certainly put myself in your shoes. I truly believe that my role here, as a portrait photographer, is to help you distinguish your own unique beauty and inner values.
And this happens when we create the deep connection which makes you relaxed and comfortable from the very first photo of the session, whether it's in my photo studio or location of your choice (London & Brighton area). Connection is all in the eyes for me, it is that brief moment when they let you in even if it is just for a moment and you capture it!
And I must admit, there is no better feeling than hearing my clients saying: "Wow! That was SO easy!" after the photo session is completed – I LOVE it!
What I LOVE the most during the photo shoot is seeing the individual, couple or family getting more and more comfortable in front of the camera… Really to the point where this strangely uncomfortable feeling disappears and simply turns into fun and truly enjoyable photography experience for all of us!
Nothing supports wonderful pictures better than natural light. All this mixture of warm yellow, green, orange, red colours makes for a perfect eye-pleasing blend! You can imagine that my preference would be to walk outside for a session whenever possible. I cherish the freedom and space to create portrait images, which enable me to use simple lighting setups. The purity of natural light creates a flattering genuine look of you, your body and soul.
When I look through my lens I get to see and feel more about the person than I could have ever seen before! Hence, I always strive to portray something special and extraordinary in the most authentic way without staging or false poses. True, real-life portrait images are my favourite! My portrait photography style is 100% natural, authentic, emotive, fun, lifestyle, engaging, candid and relaxed!
LONDON & BRIGHTON PERSONAL BRANDING PHOTOGRAPHER
I get to meet some pretty cool people behind the camera... who, just like me, always dream BIG! Full of passion, dedication and NEVER ever afraid to take risks and pursue their dreams. Love it!
I work very closely with female entrepreneurs, small to medium size business owners, artists and individuals, couples and families who are looking for beautiful Personal & Business Brand Portrait photos within London & Brighton area which showcase and stress their awesomeness, personality and character.
Each and every photo session gives me the unique opportunity to meet and learn more about the person being on the other side of my Nikon camera. I am so grateful for the opportunity to not only photograph and portray so many beautiful individuals, couples and families but to really by a part of their STORY and help make memories for them. This made me love what I do even more!
We are all a mixture of beautiful and interesting people, having so much to say about the world around. The pleasure of exploring each other’s life story is indescribable.
Let me get to know YOUR story!
Always dream BIG!
Magdalena Smolarska Photography/ London & Brighton Portrait Photographer
Hi! My name is Magdalena Smolarska. I am Business & Personal Brand Portrait Photographer based Brighton and London.
My ambition is to provide authentic, storytelling portrait images for entrepreneurs, freelancers, business owners, bloggers, influencers and creative individuals to promote their personal brand.
Together, we can create something impactful, distinctive and authentically unique.