This time Mitesh from the United Kingdom contacted me back in October, that he would like to propose to his girlfriend here in Budapest. He planned their visit in December and wanted every detail to be perfect. We were discussing about puting candles on the viewtower but at the end he choose to put some fairy lights on the top of the tower.
So I bought some battery powered fairy lights in advance and asked my friend to help putting it up to the tower at dawn.
On the Big day I went to pick up Mitesh and his girlfirend, Sajni. She tought that we are going on a Sunrise photography experience, which I am doing on Airbnb, so she was not expecting anything more than seeing the sunrise.
The walk up to the tower was difficult, because the paths were icy and muddy, but we arrived to the tower just in time.
First we went up to the top and we made some pictures. Then as we discussed with Mitesh earlier, I came down and started up my drone.
After the drone got up to the air we were waiting for the sun to rise. Unfortunately there was a cloud just in front of the waking sun, but the lights were still awesome.
At one point Mitesh gave me the thumbs up, turned on the fairly lights and kneeled. It was a wonderful moment.
Sajni was suprised and looked overjoyed.
After the propsal we did some pictures in the tower and head back to the hotel.
The rest of the day was full of sunshine and Mitesh told me that they had a great time here in Budapest.
I am very happy that we could help Mitesh in this and I wish them a very happy life together.
Thursday morning I was heading to work, when I decided to capture the foggy sunrise. The colors of the sky and the fields were beautiful. So I pulled over and flew my drone. I started to make some nice images of the sunrise when I noticed something in the image…
On the live feed broadcasted from the drone I saw that a car was on fire. As I am a volunteer firefighter I checked if I could help at the scene, but it seemed that the car was burning so heavily that my small extinguisher wasn’t enough, so I decided to capture this event. The local volunteer firefighters from Lakitelek and the professional ones from Tiszakécske attended the scene and put out the fire quickly.
Csütörtök reggel munkába igyekeztem, amikor úgy döntöttem, hogy megörökítem a ködös napfelkeltét. Az égen a színek és a mezők csodásak voltak. Szóval félreálltam és felszálltam a drónommal. Elkezdem gyönyörű képeket készíteni, amikor valamit észrevettem a kép sarkában…
A drón élő képén egy égő autót láttam. Mivel önkéntes tűzoltó vagyok felmértem a helyzetet, hogy tudok-e segíteni az autósnak, de már olymértékben égett a jármű, hogy a tűzoltókészülékemmel nem tudtam volna eloltani azt, ezért úgy döntöttem, hogy megörökítem az eseményt. A helyszínre a lakiteleki önkéntes tűzoltók és a tiszakécseki önkormányzati tűzoltók vonultak ki, akik hamar eloltották a lángokat.
It happened again. I was part of an amazing moment! Ondrej asked the big question right after the sun rose above the rooftops of Budapest.
It all started two weeks ago, when I got a message from Ondrej. He and his girlfirend were coming to Budapest from the Czech Republic for the 4th time and he was planning a proposal. He saw my previous pictures and he also wanted something special for their big moment.
The biggest question was that if we should go to the viewtower in the hills of Buda or go to the Fisherman’s Bastion in the Castle hill. At the end he choose the Bastion.
A few days ago he started to get a bit nervous and wanted to know all the small details about the morning. During out discussions I assured him, that everything will go well.
On the morning of the Big day, I went to pick them up at the hotel and we went directly to the Castle hill.
I could see that Ondrej was a bit nevous, but we did as we planned. I looked for an empty area, so he could ask his big question imperturbably.
So just after the sunrise I asked them to look into the camera, so I can take a picture of them. This was the sign that we agreed earlier. He kneeled and asked the big question.
I am very happy that I was part of their big moment and I could help from the background. :)
The whole story started in April. Martin wrote me an e-mail and told me that he wants to have a magical proposal. I agreed to help him, because these kind of special challenges excites me. We agreed on the date soon, but we still had to organize a lot of stuff.
So Martin had some extra wishes. Among others he wanted us to get a bouquet of 99 red roses up to the tower, which is in the middle of the forest.
As we got closer to the date, I got more and more nervous. It wasn’t easy to organise every detail. I had to get the flowers, the helium for the balloons, the cheese for the cheesplate, the champagne.
And the biggest question was, that how will we manage to carry the huge bouquet up the hill.
So on the day of the event, we woke up very early. It was still dark outside. Two of my friends went to the parking lot, which is at the way to the tower and pumped up the balloons. They had to walk up to the tower before we arrive, that Mani won’t see the suprises.
I went to the hotel to pick up the couple and we also drive to the parking lot, and then walked up to the tower.
At sunrise I flew up with my drone and -as we discussed earlier with Martin- my two assistants went up to the tower and gave the bouquet and the balloons to Mani.
At this point Martin kneeled and asked the big question.
After the champage and cheese we went to the Castle hill and made some nice engagement photos.
It was a honour that Martin asked us to help him with his big moment. We did our best and I think we did it well! It was an awesome morning!
This is the story behind Artem’s awsome sunrise engagement!
I started doing a unique Airbnb
experience earlier this year and had many guests over the summer. We saw some
special sunrises and photographed every one of them. But I couldn’t dream that
I would capture this kind of beautiful moments.
So Artem from Russia found me, and he had a
special plan. He wanted to propose to his beloved above the city just when the
sun got out from behind the horizon. Of course I was helping him, because it
seemed to be a nice idea, but I was a bit worried about the weather. Here in
Budapest in December we have a lot of overcast days, and without the shining
sun, the proposal wouldn’t be that nice.
We were constantly in
connection with Artem before the big day. We discussed everything and also
created plans B and C, just in case. He also asked for some extra: a little
bottle of champagne and a piece of gorgonzola to make it more fancy.
On the day before, the weather
forecast said 50% chance for rain, so we agreed that I would check the weather
cameras in the morning and decide if it was a go or a no go.
When I woke up at 5:30 on
Sunday, the forecast and the cameras showed some chance for a nice sunrise, so
I decided to go. I went to pick them up at the hotel and we drove up to the edge
of the forest. From there we had a 15 minute walk to the tower. As we were
walking I noticed that we had some nice reflections on the clouds, but I didn’t
see much from the trees.
At the top an awsome dawn was
waiting for us and just in a few minutes the sun started to rise. This was the
time for me to go down and set my drone up. The wind was blowing hard and it
was cold, but Artem kneeled down.
The timing was just perfect.
Anna said yes.
They seemed very happy and for
a couple of minutes they were just hugging on the top of the tower. To make it
more fancy, they had a glass of champagne and a piece of cheese in this lovely
Later that day we had a little
photoshoot in the castle district and then we parted. I think – just like they
– I will never forget this day.
This morning we went out to see the sunrise with Gordon. The weather was warm and the wind not so strong, so I decided to walk up to the top of Nagy-Hárs-hegy. The 360 degree view from the Kaán Károly viewtower is always awsome!
Gordon came from California and he is just figured out that there are experiences on Airbnb as well, so he booked my tour and I think he was satisfied! :)
Dóri and Roland are getting ready for their wedding now, but they wanted to have some awsome pictures from their hometown. That is why I choose this very touristic location in Budapest. And it’s always the best to shoot in the golden hour…
The season has started. New couple and another awsome wedding. At Ági and Ádám’s wedding I really enjoyed the location. It was so suprising that there was this huge recreational resort in the middle of nowere. We could manage to find some really cool spots in it. I enjoyed it very much! Check of the pics below!