My name is Natalia Pawlak. I am a photographer based in The Netherlands.
I’m specialised in wedding pictures, portraits, maternity photo sessions, group pictures and pictures during (dance) parties. As I love food and adore animals, I’m always ready to make photo’s of those too.
My photography story started when I was a little girl. I was raised in a family of hobby photographers. My parents loved to document every valuable moment of our daily routine and then develop the images in a “dark room” – read our: bathroom. Back then I didn’t have a clue that this experience will lead me in their photography footsteps.
I got my first analogue camera when I was a teenager and fell in love instantly! I was clicking everything and everywhere. I was unstoppable!
My parents recognised how much pleasure photographing gave me. At 17, they got me my first DLSR camera. It felt back then like an upgrade from an old Saab to the newest Rolls-Royce. I was absolutely hooked.
In my twenties, life brought me other ventures. My interests shifted and drifted towards language and cultural studies. I decided to follow the path of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology. After obtaining my bachelor and master degree in those subjects, I felt that something is missing.
Of course photography was the missing part. My interest into picture making, raised like a phoenix from the ashes, and I enlisted in a photography school. During my 2 years education, I had many up and downs: one photography crisis after another. Without them, I wouldn’t be where I am now. I truly believe that everything is possible if you are working hard and not giving up.
I haven’t put my camera down since, and now feel so honored to be able to photograph others and help people document their own memories.
The pictures I make are a part of a story seen through my eyes, a story about something important, unusual – which often happens only once. I mostly make reportage pictures. Humans are my muses.
I try to photograph people in the most natural way. My pictures are not over processed nor converted – people look on them the way they are. Of course in the most beautiful way possible.
I’m looking for shots that attract attention. I am watching people and pressing the shutter button only when I see a moment that is worth remembering – that makes it unique.
I love developing relationships with people. When I photograph my clients, I enjoy interacting with them and encourage them to be silly. I love those real candid moments that tell a story all by themselves.
If you have any questions about the way I work, about prices or if you would like to book a photo session, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org