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Eszter Szalai, documentary-style photographer, the owner of Emerald Photo UK


I’m Eszter, a wedding photographer in Bristol. I capture genuine, soul-stirring moments perfect for modern couples who love deep connections and cherish real, unposed photos.

I focus on keeping things real and beautiful, avoiding stiff poses to capture the true essence of your relationship.

If you’re looking for a photographer who loves capturing the magic in life’s beautiful messiness, let’s create something incredible together. I can’t wait to hear your story!


Engagement photosession

What to wear for your engagement photos

Engagement sessions are a fantastic way to celebrate this exciting chapter. We capture real, beautiful moments that showcase your unique connection. We keep it relaxed and fun whether at a meaningful spot or a gorgeous natural setting. Think of it as a date with a professional third wheel capturing every smile, laugh, and tender glance.

Wedding photography

the bride is posing like a model in front of the groom

Your wedding day is filled with special moments; we’re here to capture them naturally and genuinely. We’ll be like camera ninjas, quietly snapping all the love, joy, and emotion. From intimate exchanges to joyous celebrations, we’ll document the day as it unfolds, creating a beautiful visual story you’ll cherish forever.

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Engagement sessions typically last about 1-2 hours. This duration allows us to explore different settings, change outfits if desired, and ensure we capture a variety of beautiful shots that showcase your relationship.

Wear outfits that reflect your personality and make you feel comfortable. Neutral tones and simple patterns work well, but choose something you love most. Coordinating without being too matchy-matchy often looks best. Feel free to bring a change of clothes to add variety to your photos.

Absolutely! We encourage you to pick a location that has special meaning to you as a couple, whether it’s a favourite park, coffee shop, or urban setting. If you’re unsure, we can suggest some beautiful and unique spots that will complement your style and story.

It’s best to book your engagement session at least 2-3 months in advance. This allows us to plan the perfect session and ensures we have enough time to accommodate any specific requests you might have.

If the weather is unfavourable, we can reschedule to ensure you get the best possible photos. We want you to have a fun and enjoyable experience, so we’ll keep an eye on the forecast and make a decision together closer to the date.

Yes, feel free to bring props that are meaningful to you, like a favourite book, picnic setup, or anything that tells your story. Pets are always welcome, too! Just let us know in advance so we can prepare for their involvement in the session.

While our style is more candid and natural, we will provide gentle guidance to ensure you look your best without feeling stiff or posed. Our goal is to capture authentic interactions and emotions, so we’ll help you relax and enjoy the moment.

You’ll receive your edited photos within 2-3 weeks of your session. We’ll provide a sneak peek within a few days to get you excited! The full gallery will be delivered via a private online gallery where you can download, share, and print your favourite images.

romantic moments shared between the engaged couple on their pre-wedding photoshoot
the groom makes the bride laugh on their wedding portrait session at Hármashatárhegy, Budapest


We offer customizable packages with coverage ranging from 6 to 12 hours. This ensures we capture all the key moments of your day, from getting ready and the ceremony to the reception and dancing. We’ll discuss your timeline in detail to make sure we’re there for every important moment.

We recommend booking as soon as you have your wedding date, ideally 9-12 months in advance. This ensures availability and allows us to start planning and getting to know each other well before the big day.

Yes, we love to travel! We are available for weddings worldwide. Additional travel fees will apply, which we’ll discuss during your consultation. We’ll handle all the logistics to ensure everything goes smoothly, no matter where your wedding takes place.

I wouldn’t limit myself to one category because no matter how we look at it, I have combined styles over the years, learning something from each and creating my unique visuality.

I consider myself a documentary-style wedding photographer; rather than interfering in events, I’d let events unfold around me and new threads of events interwoven into it, making the already existing moment and experience even more exciting.

We are experienced in working with all types of lighting and weather conditions. We use professional equipment and creative techniques to ensure beautiful photos in any situation. Whether it’s a bright sunny day or a romantic rainy one, we’re prepared to make the most of it.

You will receive a sneak peek within two weeks of your wedding day to give you a taste of what’s to come. The full gallery will be delivered within 6-8 weeks. We take great care in editing your photos to ensure they are perfect and reflect the true essence of your day.

If you need to cancel or reschedule, please contact us as soon as possible. Deposits are non-refundable, but we can often apply them to a new date if needed. We understand that plans can change, and we’ll do our best to accommodate your needs.

Yes, we offer a range of beautiful, custom-designed albums and high-quality prints. These tangible keepsakes are a wonderful way to preserve and share your memories with loved ones. We’ll work with you to design an album that tells the story of your day in a stunning, timeless way.

We got married in October and stumbled upon Eszter online. When we met and discussed our requirements, I knew she would be a perfect addition to our special day. Nothing was too much trouble, and she got some incredible photos. She was intelligent and professional, and all our guests said she was great. Thank you so much for everything you have done! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Eszter to everyone I know as I know they would be over the moon with the quality photographs Eszter produces.

– Rebecca & Kharla


Capture Your Story?

Let’s create beautiful, authentic memories together. Whether it’s an engagement session or your wedding day, I’m here to capture those genuine, heartfelt moments that tell your unique love story.

Reach out today to book your session and start planning the perfect photography experience. I can’t wait to hear all about your journey and help you document this incredible chapter in your life. Don’t wait—contact me now to get started on creating something truly magical!


How about joining our exclusive VIP club? It’s our way of saying thank you for your loyalty and trust. As an Emerald VIP, you’ll get priority bookings, exclusive discounts for seasonal photo sessions, and a lot of tips on getting prepared for your session. Ready to elevate your journey? Let’s do it!