PhDr. Aneta Coufalova Swenson

* PhDr. - doctor of philosophy, psychologist - Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, Europe

 

Photography is my big passion, which I am doing wholeheartedly. It brings happiness and relaxation to my life when I take photos and read the joy my work creates for my clients. I like vibrant colors, beauty, human expressions of love and the natural environment of the Earth.
I try to put them all together to create something truly beautiful and unique. I do it because I absolutely love it. I have been making memories through photography for a large number of people for the past 7 years. From portraits of both men and women, to couples, to weddings and maternity pictures, to family pictures.

 

I'm a self-taught photographer who started out as a macro/close-up photographer 11 years ago. I enjoyed taking water drop photos the most, as well as flowers in their natural habitat. From there I began taking photos of portraits of people. My experience with nature photography helped me create a unique style of compositions, along with depth of field, and a understanding of simple colors to bring out the beauty of my models. I have learned to use the natural environment to my advantage in order to create some of the most beautiful pictures around that go hand in hand with my models beauty. I'm talented with the ability to utilize natural lighting to enhance the quality of my pictures. I believe some of the best photographers are born into the craft, and have the ability to feel the photographic moment when they come upon it, more than what institutions are able to pass on.

I am not confining myself to a label such as a wedding photographer, nature photographer, etc. My philosophy is that an artist is always growing and there is no reason to put limits on an artist's skills. With that in mind, if someone presents an idea, even if it is out of my "comfort zone," I consider it like an option to create something unique. Regardless, I really love shooting portraits and close up pictures of nature.

All photographs in the gallery are my property and available for purchase on canvas and print. Payment can be made via paypal, direct bank transfer, or cash.



PRESS

Femme Rebelle Magazine - September 2017, Book 2 (USA),  published pictures of Ursula Maria (pages 64-67), 09/2017

Promo Magazine - Featured Editorial (USA), Broken, model Yoying, online here, August 23, 2017

Femme Rebelle Magazine - August, tatoo special issue (USA), published picture of Angelica (page 77), 08/2017

Indie Soleil Magazine - August (USA), published pictures of Nelson (pages 24-27) , 08/2017

Voyage LA (USA), interview, 05/2017

Naše příroda (Czech Republic), cover, 02/2016

Digifoto (Czech Republic), cover + article with pictures, 06/2011

Nedělní Blesk (Czech Republic), article with pictures, 09.05.2010 (online here)

Digifoto (Czech Republic), article with pictures, 10/2008

Digifoto (Czech Republic), article with pictures, 4/2008

Digifoto pro - online (Holland), article with pictures, 5/2008

Digifoto pro - magazine (Holland), article about Sigma lens with picture, 1/2008

Mladá fronta DNES (Czech Republic), article with pictures, 26.01.2008

 

COMPETITIONS

Say cheese Long Beach photo contest (USA), with picture "Purple, 10/2016

Baltictrio (Czech Republic), 2. place at category "Beauties of the world", with picture "Petra", 10/2014

Baltictrio (Czech Republic), 2. place at category: "Fauna and flora", with picture "Kvítková", 10/2013

MyFinePix (Czech Republic), 1. place at topic "Spring is here", with picture "Sedmikrásková", 4/2012

Travel photo 2011 (Czech Republic), 1. place at topic "Sun", with picture "Plameňáci", 12/2011

Fotovideo (Czech Republic), 2. place at topic "Wind, waves and rain", with picture "Zmoklé", 02/2011

Digitální foto (n. 89) (Czech Republic), topic: "Sunset", with picture "Gran Canaria", 12/2010

Just shoot it (Czech Republic), 1.place at category: "Sport", with picture "Běžkařská", 10/2011

Just shoot it (Czech Republic), jury award at category: "People: this is good time", with picture "Gran Canaria", 10/2010

 

CALENDARS

Aneta Coufalova 2017 (Czech Republic)

Aneta Coufalová 2016 (Czech Republic)

Aneta Coufalová 2012 - Touch of Nature (Czech Republic)

Aneta Coufalová 2010 (Czech Republic), Tetra Pak, for business partners

Calendar Nikon 2011 (Czech Republic), picture "Gran Canaria" for month of July, 11/2010

 

BOOKS AND DIARY COVERS

Diary 2013 (Czech Republic), picture "pampelišková", Baloušek a tisk s.r.o., 10/2012

Fotografujeme kreativně (Czech Republic), picture "Bříšková" + 2 pictures inside ("Bříšková" and "Pírková"), 11/2008

 

EXHIBITIONS

Café Encounter (Czech Republic), 8 pictures, Café Encounter, Brno, 18.5.2012 - 29.6.2012

1 picture: Nikon 2011 Calendar (Czech Republic) - top 12, Prague, month of July, "Gran Canaria", 11/2010

1 picture: Just shoot it (Czech Republic), centrum Fotoškoda, Prague, picture "Běžkařská", 10/2011

1 picture: Just shoot it (Czech Republic), restaurant Café rozmar, Prague, jury winner with picture "Gran Canaria", 10/2010

2 pictures: Culto (Czech Republic), Café and Gallery Le Court, Prague, 04/2010

Plamínek na Radlase gallery (Czech Republic), 30 pictures, Jihomoravská plynárenská, Brno, 30.8.2010 - 1.10.2010