We are Karolina and Michal. We started shooting together in London, UK , back in 2011 with no idea what lay ahead of us. At that point we just knew we loved good adventure and photographing fantastic people and their stories. Fast forward to now and we have been privileged to meet some most amazing couples and their families and document their treasured moments through our eyes and cameras.
We provide an informal, relaxed and enjoyable photography experience. We love to create images full of emotions, laughter and fun. We capture the real moments-the laugh, the tears – all these little things that make up your story. We cover weddings throughout Europe – UK, Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain, Poland and internationally. No matter where you plan to get married we can be there for you.
Let’s talk about your wedding. We would love to hear from you!
We approach each wedding with an open heart and an open mind. We like to photograph weddings with no preconceived ideas. Your story is unique and so are you. The most beautiful moments happen organically. And that's why we try to blend in and just focus on the moments. We don't direct or ask you to do silly poses instead we will be there capturing your mom crying silently while you are getting ready. We will be there photographing your parents holding each other's hands while you say "Yes". So you can relax and actually enjoy your wedding and spend it with loved ones knowing that we are there to create the memories that you will treasure forever.
Kind Words From Our Amazing Couples
WHAT'S IT LIKE HAVING ONE OF US AS YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER?
MAGDA & JONATHAN | GRAND SOFITEL SOPOT
Bears Collective was recommended to us by one of our friends, and we immediately fell in love with their alternative, natural, modern and lively photography style. We were very lucky we could book them for our wedding and it was the best decision ever! Not only did we love our wedding photographs, but also Karolina and Michal were just amazing people to have around – friendly, unobtrusive and very professional at the same time. They’ve captured so much emotion and all those little moments you wouldn’t want to miss! We absolutely adore the atmosphere in their imagery. Karolina and Michal are incredible storytellers and they have an amazing eye for capturing personalities.We can’t recommend Bears Collective highly enough. Just book them!!!
Karolina and Michal, thank you so much! You are both super talented and we are wishing you an incredible journey together! We will treasure our photographs forever.
MAGDA & JONATHAN
TEMI & KAY | BLOOMSBURY BALLROOM | LONDON, UK
Thanks so much for your excellent coverage of our wedding! We haven't been able to stop looking at the pictures, they're so great, and our friends can't seem to stop raving about them. Very well done, and would definitely recommend your services.
FIONA & PAUL | WARBROOK HOUSE EVERSLEY
Thank you so much for the photos, we love them. We wanted to thank you for photographing our wonderful day. We really appreciate it. The photos are lovely and we have enjoyed looking at them and bringing back recent memories of our wonderful day. Thanks Michal for your hard work on the day and your unobtrusive manner; (we hardly knew he was there). The photograph memories are wonderful and we will cherish them for years to come.
IRENA & VINCENT | SCHLOSS OBERHOFEN | SWITZERLAND
Michal was absolutely fantastic during our engagement shoot session. We scheduled our session from the United States to do during our vacation in Switzerland. Despite the time difference, Michal was extremely responsive throughout the scheduling process and was very helpful in providing ideas for where we should do our shoot. On the actual day, Michal was fantastic. Neither my fiance nor I had ever done a professional shoot before and Michal was very patient and helpful with ideas for what we could do while at the same time accommodating what we wanted. In the end, the pictures turned out phenomenally and we couldn't be happier with the results.
KATHY & JEREMY| LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND
I searched for weeks for a photographer in Switzerland and once I saw their website/blog I knew I wanted them to photograph our engagement shots. Karolina was an absolute pleasure to work with. She is super sweet and really made us feel comfortable. Our pictures turned out better than we could ever imagine, we love them! Thank you so much, Karolina!
JENNIFER & MATTHEW | VILLA VILLETTE & HOTEL MONTANA | LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND
We received your cute parcel yesterday! Thank you so much for the amazing pictures, we love them!
KEVIN & SARAH | GREENWICH PARK | LONDON
I cannot thank Karolina and Michal enough for a wonderful day in Greenwich Park. They made my wife and I feel very relaxed and always made sure we were comfortable. It was fascinating to see how much pride and attention they put into the shoot and the pictures we have are one's we will always treasure. Thank you so much for a truly special day.
KLAUDIA & ROBERT DWÓR SZLACHECKI
Karolina jesteś :
KREATYWNA ! PROFESJONALNA ! PEŁNA PASJI ! SYMPATYCZNA ! Z KLASĄ ! CIERPLIWA ! OTWARTA NA WSZELKIE SUGESTIE ! ZAANGAŻOWANA!
Moglibyśmy wymieniać w nieskończoność . Jesteś po prostu WSPANIAŁA . Jesteśmy dumny ,że zdecydowaliśmy się ,abyś to właśnie Ty uwieczniła jeden z najważniejszych dni w naszym życiu . Dlatego :
Nie czuliśmy przy Tobie żadnego dyskomfortu jakbyśmy znali się od dawna a przecież pierwszy raz „na żywo” poznaliśmy w dniu wesela .
Klaudia i Robert