I always love a beautiful love story – I mean, who doesn’t? When I met Martyna & Jan and heard their story I knew it would be a very special photoshoot. We decided to go to the timeless Sally Gap for their engagement session Wicklow, and the magic began…
Engagement Session Wicklow
Martyna and Jan are both from Poland but their love story still spreads across half the world. Even though Martyna moved to the US with her parents when she was 3 years old, she never lost the connection with her homeland. She traveled back there every summer to spend time with her grandparents. Being close to both cultures, she decided to experience Poland and moved there after college. It was then that she found her soulmate, Jan.
Love never comes easy for the heroes. Martyna soon found that she bad to move back to the US for a family emergency. A long distance relationship isn’t an easy thing to keep going, especially when you are separated by so many miles! But Martyna says that the year apart only helped them grow closer. It made their relationship stronger, and that’s when you know you are right for each other!
Jan was unable move to the US due to visa restrictions, and Martyna wasn’t ready to go back to Poland. As you can imagine, finding a common home was a struggle. Suddenly, Martyna got a random message on LinkedIn from an Irish-based company. Confident that it was a spam email, she still decided to give it a go and apply for the job. A few weeks later during her third interview stage she met Jan in Dublin, and their future began to take shape. Jan took the risk and moved to Dublin without any job prospects. Somehow he managed to secure a great position in the first three weeks! I always think when you stumble across the right path in your life things happen the right way. Martyna and Jan have a special place for Ireland in their heart as the country that finally allowed them to be together.
Sally Gap in Wicklow, Ireland
At the moment they are enjoying the wedding planning and exploring Ireland. I was delighted to suggest one of my favourite spots around Dublin – Sally Gap. It’s the perfect location for an engagement session Wicklow and always makes it fun to shoot in the constant crazy wind! We planned for a sunset shoot to get that amazing evening light. Unfortunately, the whole day was cloudy and I knew we weren’t likely to enjoy the sunset we were hoping for. And then magic happened again, and as we parked the cars the sun came from behind the clouds and illuminated the whole valley… I feel blessed every time I see that view!