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Meet the girl behind the camera!

 

I’m Alena! I’m from a small town called Strazske located in beautiful European country Slovakia. I moved here when I was still a teenager, without knowing a word of English, not knowing where is this new journey going to take me. Now I am a mother of two handsome boys and a wife to an incredible guy that supports me every step of the way.

I was always passionate about photography. My father was a photographer and some of my earliest memories are from our bathroom floor that he has turned into a lightroom. As many of us do, I went through different careers. I actually studied accounting and my last college semester I realized that was just not me! I could not imagine sitting in the office day after day. After that decision, I ended up bartending for many years trying to find myself.

When we found out we were expecting our second child, I knew it was time to make some big changes. Thanks to my husband who new about my passion, I am where I am today! He pushed me and keeps pushing me till this day. I took out some savings and purchased my first “big girl” camera. I finally started investing in myself and dived right into it. I took many classes and it definitely wasn’t an easy road! It took me a while to find my voice, to find what exactly it was I wanted to capture.

My kids helped me in that department. I love being their mother. They are my inspiration and muse. They helped me realize that I want to capture the same for other mothers as I capture for myself. Those little hands, little feet, their smiles, their tears, their love for their parents.. Exact same moments I want to remember of my boys! Us, moms, are always the ones behind the camera, and I’m here to make sure you get in front of the camera as well and capture those precious little moments that will be cherished by you and your little ones once they grow up.

That’s exactly the reason why I don’t offer regular portraits. I want your photographs to show who you really are! The passion, the raw emotions, the little details that may seem so ordinary now but will be so special in a few years.

Instead of going on and on about this, I decided to just show you. I captured (with help of my husband) just an ordinary moment that happens on daily basis right in our bedroom with our boys. And these images mean a world to me! They show exactly who we are as a family while capturing their personalities!

So this is us, our story! Meet my beautiful family!