Karolina Kotkiewicz Photography

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I'm a wedding photographer with personal approach to every wedding.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£1395
Details

Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary
Modern

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Back-Up Equipment
Online Proofing
Photo Printing
Flexible Hours on the Day
Stay Through Speeches
Stay Through Dancing
Large Group Shots
Online Shop
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Photo Booth Available
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Digital Editing / Airbrushing
Images on USB
Full Description
Coming from an artistic family I always knew that I would find my own way of expressing my own creativity and emotions to the world. This came in the form of a camera. As a teenager I tried many things, I drew, painted, tried fashion design, but none of these were exactly what I was looking for. Finally when the first camera was put in my hands at the age of 15 , everything made sense. I could feel that I was able to capture all these things together in the one piece - PHOTOGRAPHS. My biggest needs have always been to tell a story through every single photo that I make, whether in a portrait, wedding or a special project. Moments that are fleeting like a bird. In 2008 I was given the opportunity to photograph for the very first time the wedding of my best friend and it was a monumental moment for me. In one day I could experience every possible emotion that are in the world - joy, happiness, love, tears and togetherness. Witnessing two families becoming one felt incredible, and it was an honour to be part of this special day, capturing all of these moments for them. Since then my wedding photography journey began... I have photographed weddings all over the UK and Europe in places such as, Italy - Lake Como, Greece - Rhodes, Hungary, Belgium, Poland and Turkey. My work has been published in Coco Bride magazine, Flawless, Elements magazine and I've been featured on many UK and Europe wedding and fashion blogs ( please see PRESS. for more info). I've been incredibly honoured to be awarded photographer at WPJA and feel proud to be a member of one of the best wedding photographers in the world from the Fearless community.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Karolina
Visit my Facebook page for most recent photos, as I always says that a picture is worth a thousand words :)

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2008
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
2
Reviews
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Elżbieta Dobrzyńska- Stratford
Married in October 2019
November 2019
Karolina was amazing!
From start to finish Karolina was amazing! When we were right at the start of planning our wedding, we listed all of the things that were most important to us: and the photography was top of the list. Above food, above 'the dress'.. yes! We are so happy that we found Karolina. Her photographs were beautiful - wonderful (and varied) moments of emotion and humour captured with an amazing eye for lighting and composition. They were exactly what we had hoped for, and more! Nothing felt staged, and for the most part I had no idea where she was at any given moment - and yet somehow she captured all of the important things, all of the things I remembered, and a whole bunch of things I hadn't even noticed! Karolina was great to work with, from a phone call a few days before the wedding to discuss details, to the emails following the wedding day, she was always professional, organised and punctual. On the day she was friendly and personable (no surprises there, we met up in person several months beforehand and she was lovely then too!), and all of the guests loved her. You can tell that everyone felt comfortable. My partner and I couldn’t be more pleased with the photographs of our wedding day. They truly capture the atmosphere of the day and tell a story. We hardly noticed where Karolina was throughout the day, which meant we were relaxed and the photographs are natural.If you are looking for a photographer who will capture genuine images of your day, nothing airbrushed or stilted - and yet somehow still looking like they belong in a gallery - this is your woman. Can't recommend enough! When choosing your photographer it can feel very overwhelming about how much to spend and what style you want, but I can say confidently that Karolina is worth every penny! We also had a wonderful and unforgettable photo shoot in Paris :) Together with James, we know that this is not our last meeting with Karolina and her photographic talent. She became part of our family. Thank you Ela & James PS.Ricky you are amazing!!! You are also a big part of these beautiful pictures!Thank you :)
Location & Contact Details

Address

Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Edinburgh

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M8 J3

Nearest Train Station

Livingston South

Nearest Airport

Edinburgh

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FAQ
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Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

fresh, documentary, personal,

What about your business are you most proud of?

99% of my couples are those which was recommended by a friend.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Enjoy the wedding and forget about the planning on the day. If you'll enjoy it your guests will as well.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

An unorganised bride saying that she can't manage the props and decorations for the wedding, ending up in spectacularly decorated and detailed venue.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Meeting - Contract - Deposit - Engagement shoot - Wedding day - Albums, prints and props

What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?

As a documentary wedding photographer I think that all photos are important, but it's always nice to have at least one of the closest family portrait.

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

Don't worry about the weather. You can't do much about it (specially here in Scotland). As long as you'll enjoy the day everything's gonna be fabulous.

Describe how you got into photography.

I was always passionate about the photography as a teen model and then on the other side of the camera :)