|I always knew that finding a great photographer was on top of my list. I didn’t care about cakes, expensive shoes, limos or any of that. All that mattered to me was to find a photographer who had the style/vision that I always imagined.|
During my extensive research I found Andras, who encompassed all of the things I was looking for. He was talented, unique and had that edge that I was looking for- and then I found out he was Hungarian like me, so I was sold! He was destined to be our photographer from the start!
Immediately Andras was friendly, eager and excited to share his talent with us. I was so excited to get started. Anytime something popped into my head, I would send Andras an email “I have a GREAT idea! Can we do this?” Like for our engagement photo’s I really wanted to incorporate balloons since I had recently become very drawn to a series of images that all had red balloons in them. There was something magical, childlike and mysterious about them. Andras was excited and simply replied “I think it’s fabulous. I love it! Let’s do it! Bring lots of balloons!” Exactly the reaction I was hoping for! He took this idea and made it into something amazing! The fact that we had only met Andras once before and yet he was able to capture the essence of who we are as a couple was incredible. We wanted “fun” pictures, (since we aren’t very good at being romantic in front of the camera), and boy did Andras give us fun!! We have images of my husband flying away with the balloons as I watch him floating away... Awesome!
Everyone’s comments were things like “These pictures are SO you guys!” and “wow. These are so different and so fitting”. Clearly this guy knows what he is doing!!!
The wedding day, May 27th was probably the coldest and wettest day in Calgary history (for May). Not only did it pour rain all day long (literally it didn’t let up even a bit), but then during the outdoor ceremony it started snowing. Well, not quite what I had pictured when we decided to have a spring wedding, but again Andras came through for us. He was quick on his feet and was suggesting alternate plans and ways to make it work. We wanted outdoor pictures, and so he gave us outdoor pictures.
As I walked up to meet Andras he was standing there in the pouring rain grinning, with an umbrella propped on his head holding his camera “Fanni! This is insane! I have NEVER photographed in this much rain in my life!” Despite that, he didn’t lose his cool or give us any doubt that he would be able to deliver and give us the best possible photo’s that he could. He knew that this was our special day and he wasn’t about to let Mother Nature screw that up for us.
I forgot to mention that on the day of the Engagement shoot there was about 70km winds too. It was a test of what this man is capable of and he passed with flying colors! Anyone can photograph is nice weather, but to photograph in such high wind and pouring rain takes talent!
Let me tell you that the photo’s (once again) turned out incredibly well. We were frozen, wet and all together quite uncomfortable, but Andras was able to make us smile and laugh and make a day as dreary and gray as this was and make it into a magical and romantic depiction of our wedding day
Andras, thank you so very much for giving us these amazing memories which we will always cherish. Can’t wait for Mexico where we can do it all again. Hopefully with more sun and less wind
Fanni & Mikel Alberto June 2010
I just thought that I would let you know how amazing you made our wedding day, I could not of imagined having any better photos and memories then the ones that you provided for us. Not only were our photos beautiful but you made all of us comfortable and it showed in the photos. We had so much fun and we enjoyed getting to know you which added to the experience even more. The slide show was incredible as well, seeing the photos for the first time with all of our family and friends was so amazing. On a day when there is so much going on and it is so easy to get caught up in all the activities that you forget to enjoy it all you captured all the moments so we will never forget our special day. We can look back at all of our photos and remember just how it felt and bring back all those wonderful feelings. You are an amazing photographer and am amazing person. We thank you for the memories and the guidance that you gave us through our stressful but exciting time before and during our wedding. We will be calling you for family photos once we have started our family so that we can capture our lives the same way that you captured our wedding. I would recommend you to anyone with the most confidence that their experience would be just as perfect as ours was. We didn't know what to expect from our photographer but we could never of imagined having the most beautiful photos as well as making a new friend.
We will be calling you in the future to capture all the special times in our lives.
Thank you again for everything.
Meghan and Mat Ward
Subject: when eyes truly sees from the heart it is a gift to us all
Never told you this Andras, but I thought you should know, how important to keep on doing what you are doing...Taking pictures of the hearts, and soul and most importantly seeing the true love and projecting it back...
When John and I came to you, you interviewed us through your lens and told us up front that you need to be able to see and feel what it was between us first, before you made a commitment to be our wedding photographer.
What you did not know, was whatever you would find in and between us was very important at that time to me, maybe even more important to me than to you.
You were a totally new person, an outsider without judgement... And I needed an objective eye, and objective opinion... I had so many self doubts at the time. And such a broken trust in people.
I was weary and not sure of my self if I had it in me to give love another chance.
I came from a horrible past, 25 years long abuse, betrayel of trust and so much more by my first husband. My children and I were all yearning for a fresh start biut were scared to death about taking any steps towards it. Since I am a mother, first and last, this marriage was an overwhelming bungee jump kind of a scary decision on my part.
What we saw in those pictures were what you saw and assured me about `all will go well`, since I could clearly see (not a couple of old weary faces) the hope for the future and a young love.
This was not only what I needed but the best that I could give my children.
Today, the wedding is 3 years and nearly a month old but still young and joyful, and keeps on giving hope and erasing the pain of the past in my children's eyes. What a healing!
Despite the fact I had to face breast cancer soon after the wedding and so many more life hurdles, we are still here holding each other as we did in those photos you took. Your photos and how you captured us as a family, with visible strong and hopeful love is something I can never pay you for... So, please accept my apology for having to leave you with unpaid balance :). It surpased the cheque I wrote, by miles...
Just wanted you to know what a gift you gave us, to my children (who became John's and my children since than) and his children and family ... We blended amazingly well, since the day you came into our lives, by using your God given gift on our lives.
There is not a day that I don't ;look back on those photos and feel grateful to you.
From my family to yours with all the best.
Just keep on doing what you do and God bless you in that.