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Wedding photographer

Based in Bristol, Somerset – Available Worldwide

The value of a picture is hidden behind the details and the real, honest moments.

Your loving and intimate photos will:

  • Taken by a friend who you can trust

  • Handled with unique customer service from start to finish

  • Show your real emotions and feelings

  • Be delivered in just a month

  • Not be boring or conventional, be unique and artistic

  • Be detail-oriented and colourful

Let's have Fun !

Do you want to get candid photos from your photo session without hassle? Would you like to know how you can get relaxed, unique images?

Well, I’ll help you out. I’m Eszter Szalai, a documentary-style photographer obsessed with details and moments.

With years of working as a photojournalist, I learned how vital certain events and situations are. If you miss something, you won’t have a second chance, so you must adapt quickly to unexpected moments and emotions.

If you want to see a smiling friend who is there with you and captures your most important moments, calms your nerves down, and who is around without you noticing her presence, you are in the right place.

I help you to get the most relaxed, fun-loving candid photos captured by a documentary-style artistic approach combined with a female gaze, attention to detail and moments-focused style.

This guarantees that your story will be captured in a unique, naturally unfolded, and honest reportage way, so you don’t need to worry about time constraints.

We are a good fit if you are up for a stylish, artistic photo session with bold colours and timeless black-and-white photos. If you agree that the value of a picture is hidden behind the details and the real honest moment, then you got my interest.

Feel free to message me to arrange a free photo session planning consultation.

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In most cases, your wedding day will happen once in your life. I have been capturing wedding photography for years, and almost every wedding is a new adventure for me and, of course, for my couples. I’m originally from Hungary but have lived in Bristol, UK, for three years. 

I started my journey as a photojournalist, and I have always kept this documentary-style photography as I moved on to weddings. Over my more than 12-year photographer career, I have had the opportunity to meet plenty of couples of different nationalities and ethnicities, and I still love exploring new territories of wedding photography and telling stories of couples through emotions, moments and feelings combined with unique and memorable images created by my creative process over the years.

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

Create your perfect loving intimate memories

To keep your unique moments how you would like to remember them.

As a creative wedding photographer, I see every moment as creating something new. I’m obsessed with different geometric shapes and colours. I love experimenting with light and shadows. Every wedding has character moments and emotions: happy memories, funny moments, and unrepeatable scenes. In my work, I always strive to show the feelings and significant moments that perfectly pass the atmosphere to everyone who was and wasn’t.

I consider myself a creative wedding photographer who always comes up with newness in the shortest time possible, producing your wedding portrait pictures productively so that you can spend as much time as possible with your loved ones and friends on your big day. We choose the place and time together so that I can take unique and cosy pictures. To do this, I usually photograph wedding portraits on another day, when I can spend more time with you, so you are much more relaxed.

I don’t believe in set images (except for the portrait session). I’m much more interested in displaying real emotions reflected in my pictures. As a wedding photographer in Bristol, I capture important moments, but the in-between moments make your day unique. A slight gleam in the eye, a handshake, a shoulder pat from Grandpa. A tear or a tiny smile. The moments because you are so proud to be a photographer.

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To show your purely genuine emotions through an artistic approach.

As a documentary-style wedding photographer, I like to capture the moments in your creative wedding photography sessions. One of the most memorable parts of wedding photography is the portraits.

The portraits are the best opportunity to get to know each other better with the couple and capture the most genuine emotions, thoughts, glances, and other characteristics that characterise their relationship. If we have 1-2 hours, I would like to take the wedding photography sessions to a suitable place for the couple’s relationship. They met there, kissed there for the first time, or asked for a hand there, but it’s essential to be a part of their relationship, or they have a reason why you chose that location as your wedding venue.

Because of my creative artistic attitude, it’s always essential for me to create something aesthetically and new. I am constantly experimenting with the artistic style that can be observed in my wedding portfolio and in various other photography fields. Telling stories can only be through entirely genuine and sincere emotions. These tiny candid, authentic moments are often seen when the couple fully trusts us and gets a glimpse into their honest and trustworthy relationship.

Portrait sessions can be on the day of your wedding, or it is possible to book a particular date. But as I mentioned, I highly recommend it if it happens another day, because you have the time to spend with your loved ones and friends on your wedding day.

How it works!

After sending your enquiry form, the next step is for us to arrange a meeting and a consultation, which is a perfect opportunity to ask any questions you already have and to get to know what you want from your photo session.

I always prefer to meet in person, but a video call/zoom meeting is also a great option. If you decide to proceed, we will secure the photo session with a deposit.

We will constantly communicate with the whole organising until implementation and ensure you will be satisfied with your forever-treasured photos.

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Free No- obligation consultation and planning 
Together we will plan the details to get the most out of your session!


Set up your session date, and pick your day, time and location for your session. You have nothing else to do; have fun!


Receive your full-resolution, refined, high-quality retouched photos so you can sit back, relax and select your beautiful wall art or album and share it with your loved ones.

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a wedding couple with flying wedding veil at Várkert Bazár, Budapest
A wedding couple in a castle wedding venue standing under a stone archway captured with a wide angle.
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Full-day or half-day photo shoots with professional equipment.


Drone videography

Ask for more details by e-mail or message me directly.



Photo editing, colour correction, retouching.


Booking service

You can book my services in a simple calendar system!




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From some of the most amazing couple who have already worked with me

Are you ready to start your journey?

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For more information

About pricing and enquiries, fill out the form.

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Frequently asked questions

What is included in your wedding photography packages?

My wedding photography packages are about you and your vision for your special day combined with my profession. They include coverage on the wedding day, a consultation to chat about your timeline and preferences, and a private online gallery to view and download your edited photos.

It all starts with a consultation where we’ll chat about your vision and timeline. From there, you can expect full coverage on your wedding day, a private online gallery to view and download your stunning, professionally edited photos, and a print release so you can share your memories with family and friends.

But why stop there? I offer incredible engagement photo sessions, luxurious wedding albums, and even second-photographer coverage for unforgettable moments.

How far in advance do we need to book you?

Booking in advance is always a good idea to ensure that your wedding date is available and that we have plenty of time to chat about your vision and plan for your big day. Typically, couples book me around 6-12 months in advance to secure their date, but don’t worry if you’re working with a tighter timeline – I’ll do my best to accommodate your needs if I’m available.

My priority is to ensure you have a stress-free, enjoyable experience throughout the process, from our first consultation to delivering your stunning, professionally edited photos. So whether you’re planning a year or have a last-minute elopement in mind, I’m here to help make your wedding day unforgettable.

Do you offer engagement photo sessions?

Absolutely! I love getting to know my couples and creating a fun, relaxed atmosphere that allows your personalities and connection to shine through in the photos before their wedding day.

Engagement sessions are also an excellent opportunity for us to get to know each other before the wedding day, so you’ll feel more comfortable in front of the camera when the big day arrives.

Can we see a full wedding gallery?

Of course! I understand that seeing a full wedding gallery is essential to the decision-making process when choosing a wedding photographer. It gives you a complete idea of my style and how I approach the day.

I’m always happy to share a full wedding gallery with you, so you can better understand what your wedding photos might look like. Just let me know, and I’ll send you a link to a recent wedding I’ve photographed.

Do you offer wedding albums or prints?

Absolutely! As a documentary-style wedding photographer, I believe that the ultimate goal of your wedding photos is to create tangible memories that you can hold in your hands and share with loved ones for years to come. That’s why I offer a range of high-quality wedding albums and prints that showcase your photos’ beauty.

My wedding albums are custom-designed to tell the story of your day in a way that’s uniquely you. Each album is handcrafted using the finest materials and printing techniques, ensuring your photos look beautiful and last a lifetime.

In addition to albums, I offer various print options, from high-quality fine art prints to museum-quality canvases and everything in between. I work with only the best labs to ensure your images look stunning and true to life, with rich colours and deep blacks.

How long will it take to receive the final edited photos?

I know you’re excited to see your photos, and I strive to deliver them as soon as possible while ensuring they are of the highest quality.

Typically, it takes me about 4-6 weeks to fully edit and deliver your wedding photos. During this time, I’ll be hard at work selecting and enhancing the best shots from your wedding day so you can relive all those special moments in vivid detail.

Of course, I understand that waiting can be challenging, so I’ll keep you updated throughout the editing process and let you know as soon as your photos are ready. And rest assured, I never sacrifice quality for speed – I want your images to be perfect, and I won’t rush the editing process to deliver them sooner.

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