Enchanting Budapest, Beauty, Grace and Glamour Part 1.
The first time I traveled to Budapest Hungary was almost 21 years ago as a member of the lead elements of the 1st Armor Division enroute to the war-torn Balkins to implement the Dayton Peace Accords. That was mid-December of 1995 while on a military train ladened with our gear, vehicles and troops starting a year long mission in Bosnia. My experience of the city then was only that of a glimpse from the train. This time I had the memorable chance to experience this lovely and elegant city under very different circumstances.
Traveling from San Antonio to Budapest via Munich, I arrivied refreshed and ready to start confirming my planned locations with the scouting of what I selected from map and satellite images. The shoot was planned in great detail over the prior 6 months; now I was finally there and excited to see and shoot in this most enchanting place.
What a gem of a city! Budapest has a charm and elegance that is seen everywhere. The architecture in the city center is superb and the people are lovely.
I chose to stay is three different locations, which would allow me to easily access different parts of Buda, and give me two different indoor shoot locations. The first area was in and around Fisherman's Bastion (Halászbástya), Matthias Church (Mátyás Templom) and Vienna Gate (Bécsi kapu).
I met with my first model Adrienn in front of the Burg Hotel, where I was staying, and we strode off to shoot in the streets.
Adrienn Against The Bricks by Von Trapp Photography 2016We created this image during a sunerise shoot in Budapest at Bécsi kapu. A city gate which is located at the Bécsi kapu square, Buda Castle, in 1st District, Budapest, Hungary. It was the port connecting the Castle with the highway to Vienna. Model/HMU: Adrienn
Our hour and a half together now over, I bid Adrienn goodby as she went off to warm up. It was now time for breakfast and more location scouting.
Return here to see part two featuring Vivian during our glamour/fashion shooing in the lovely Budapest.
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