About me

Get to know me

Hey, I’m Eszter!

photographer & STORYTELLER,
eternal dreamer

It’s nice to meet you! I’m a Bristol-based photographer, specializing in capturing the quirky, raw, and real moments that make life so beautifully chaotic. Why not dive straight into the fun stuff?

If you love deep connections and want to make an impact with vivid, truthful images, we’re already a great match.

For me, photography is all about telling your unique story with a touch of artistic flair. It’s personal, it’s real, and it’s totally you. Does that sound like what you’re looking for?

My journey

So, even though I’m 31, people still think I’m way younger (not complaining—pretty sure that’ll be a perk later on).

Growing up, honesty was the golden rule in my family. This upbringing taught me to always look beyond the surface and find the real story. Chasing that love for the real deal, I went on to get a Master of Arts in Photography, where I sharpened my skills and fell even more in love with telling stories through pictures.

Before I came to Bristol, I was a photojournalist in Hungary, immersed in the adrenaline and unpredictability of capturing news as it unfolded. This experience taught me to be swift, observant, and, above all, to find the narrative in the chaos.

I grew up in a tiny village in Hungary, and somehow, fate brought me all the way to Bristol, where I met my boyfriend. The crazy part? We’re from the same hometown! He’s not just my partner in life; he’s also my go-to lighting guy during shoots. Together, we make a pretty awesome team.

Leaving behind my friends, my family and also my five cats to move to the UK was tough (I’m convinced the cats are plotting their revenge right now), but it taught me to embrace change and dive into new adventures without looking back.

Why Choose Me?

So, you’re probably curious about what it’s like to work with me, right? Well, imagine having a friend who’s always there with a big smile, ready to capture all your special moments without making a fuss. That’s me! I’m all about keeping things light, fun, and super relaxed. Plus, I’m a blast to be around – ask my previous clients! I’ve built great relationships with them, and they’ll tell you how much fun we have together. I’ll be quietly capturing those genuine, candid moments, so you won’t even notice the camera is there.

LET’S TALK ABOUT

Are we a good fit?

We are If:

  • You value relationships and want your photos to capture the genuine moments you share with your loved ones

  • You prefer real, candid shots over staged poses

  • You love unique touches and aren’t afraid to try something different

  • You’re open to feedback and trust my vision to create something beautiful

  • You know life isn’t always perfect, and want to capture the beauty in its imperfections

Maybe Not:

  • You like everything perfectly posed and scripted

  • A bit of unpredictability during shoots makes you uncomfortable

  • You prefer traditional, plain photography without any vibrant flair

  • You want flawless, picture-perfect images over genuine, heartfelt moments
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Amazing creative mind

I can confidently say that she is a real disruptor in her industry and has an amazing creative mind – that always has little twists in her work. I can recommend her for any photography project where her skills, confidence and kindness are needed.

– Balazs Ketyi

My approach

As a candid-style photographer my photography is all about authenticity and honesty. I believe the most compelling photos come from real, unguarded moments—whether it’s a spontaneous laugh, a tender glance, or a chaotic family gathering.

Every detail matters to me, from the lighting and composition to the smallest expressions and movements. I carefully plan each shoot to ensure everything aligns perfectly, but I also embrace the unpredictable and unscripted. This combination allows me to capture both the planned and the spontaneous moments that truly tell your story.

An incredible experience

Eszter is the best photographer! She’s enthusiastic, dedicated, and truly loves what she does, which makes all the difference. Her passion shines through in her beautiful pictures, showing that she puts her heart and soul into her work.

~Fanni & Zoli

What are you looking for?

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Let’s Connect

AND FIND YOUR STORY

If my style and approach resonate with you, let’s get in touch! I love working with people who value genuine, heartfelt moments and aren’t afraid to show their true selves. Whether you’re planning a big event or want to capture some everyday magic, I’m here to help.

Drop me a message, and let’s start planning your perfect photoshoot. Together, we’ll create beautiful, meaningful images that tell your unique story.

contact with Eszter Szalai, Emerald Photo UK business owner