Genuine love
Genuine stories


Im a laid-back guy, adventurous soul, who loves spending time in the great outdoors, making new friends and being creative.

My approach

Observing and catching little moments that all together make up one genuine story.

Campfire by the lake

Countries I told stories in


New friends




© 2023 Jiri Smalec

I have background in languages, so you can approach me in English, Italian, German, Czech or Slovak.

If you speak slowly enough, I will also understand your Spanish, Portuguese, Polish or Ukrainian.

I'm an elopement and destination wedding photographer based in Prague, Czech Republic and Lisbon, Portugal available wherever your hearts bring you to.
I was born to spend my life on the road. Anyway, what excites me even more than travelling, is meeting new people, exploring different cultures and enriching myself by 'new' and 'different'. The world would be a terrible place to be if it was just one country, race, language or religion.

My style is a pretty unique blend of documentary wedding photography and aesthetic imagery

When photographing weddings, I love merging into the background, observing and trying to catch little moments of big importance. My biggest goal are photos that feel authentic and genuine showing the best of your big day.

They say about my work..

'..The wedding photos made us the happiest ever!There are no words to express how profoundly grateful we are for Jiri's work. Our photographer choice was the best decision that we made for our wedding! <3 The photos are magically full of emotions, love and happiness <3'           Magde & Florian

'..Jiri tok kjempefine bilder av vårt bryllup! Hver gang vi ser på bildene tar de oss tilbake til opplevelsene vi hadde på bryllupsdagen. Bildene hans er naturlige, og har fanget mange spesielle øyeblikk fra dagen (og natten). Vi er veldig takknemlige for at han kunne være vår bryllupsfotograf:)..'      Kristina & Libor

'..Every single photo has its own real emotion - not the wedding as a whole, but what was happening at that specific moment. Groom`s nervousness, arrival of the bride, vows, first kiss, dance, cake, party, ... 100% atmosphere. No filters or forced poses. Thanks!'    Ivka & Erich

'..We knew that the photos would be great, but we are absolutely delighted with the result. Jirka managed to capture all the moments, emotions and atmosphere of the day. In addition, we greatly appreciate his very human, kind, but still very professional approach...'     Káťa & Dejv

'..Die Fotos sind wunderschön geworden. Jiri hat viele tolle Momente von uns als Brautpaar, von den Gästen und auch von der Deko, usw. festgehalten. Wir sind sehr glücklich, dass wir Jiri für unseren großen Tag gewählt haben und können ihn sehr weiterempfehlen! Eindeutig 5 Sterne verdient! :-)'    Kerstin & Phillip

'..Jirka is a great professional and wonderful person. Thanks to his perfectly executed work, most of the guests had no idea that Jirka was taking pictures of them, and all our guests look natural in the photos. He created an incredible story with his photos. Highly recommend!'     Rosťa & Anička

Spirit of adventure...

© 2023 Jiri Smalec
walking by the fjords