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THE S. FAMILY: Our family photo session was a nice morning stroll in the woods. This is how I remember it: relaxed, with no pressure to strike perfect poses, just our natural way of being together, kids’ laughter, lots of tickles and running around. I was really happy about this and you can see it in the photos. These photos are so true and so US that you can actually see our souls well pictured. Ralu did a great job making us feel relaxed and like ourselves, even though it was the first time we had met her.

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CRISTINA: Ralu is the photographer I’ve always recommended, whenever I’ve had the chance to. She is enthusiastic, extremely talented and has wide experience. When we met, I simply wanted some photos to have as a memory of those times when I was feeling young, sexy and full of life. Well, it was much more than that. Ralu somehow managed to capture in her photos all my love for life and the joy I had back then. After many years, when my son was 6 months old, I called her and was lucky enough to catch her while she was in my country. The result of that photoshoot was really above my highest expectations. Even though I was feeling huge and quite exhausted, Ralu’s photographs were about a joyful, beautiful and happy mother, holding a wonderful baby in her arms. She is a brilliant photographer and an amazing person.

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THE S. FAMILY: We’ve had 3 family photo sessions with Ralu and enthusiastically recommend Kalura Photography. Ralu made the sessions fun and easy with young and (sometimes grumpy!) children. She has a remarkable eye for the right setting for photos and the results are colourful, natural and true to life. She takes a huge number of photos and processes them quickly. We’ll treasure these reminders of the lovely moments Ralu captured as our kids change and grow.

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THE D. FAMILY: Delicately ‘invading’ a family’s world and capturing unique moments is anything but simple. Ralu is one of the photographers who succeeds in this with her open and friendly attitude, being relaxed and especially being a real professional. A photo session with her means relaxed, authentic, quality time and the photos are the perfect reflection of it: you look at them over and over again and you perfectly remember what that moment in time expresses. We feel very honoured to have these special memories as a family, seen through Ralu’s eyes.

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THE T. FAMILY: This our fourth photo session with Kalura Photography during the past 8 years. Great pictures, wonderful experience, as always! They say 'chemistry' does magic. This is what Ralu has: good chemistry with people and the brilliant talent to reveal and capture the best in them. Thank you, Kalura Photography, once again, for making our memories unforgettable!

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THE T. FAMILY: Photoshoots are like going to the Dentist for us. The idea of a camera staring at us and freezing every gesture brings an awkward feeling of embarrassment and takes us out of our dear comfort zone. Acting natural in this kind of situation seemed almost impossible for me. Nevertheless, our photoshoot with Ralu was extremely different than what we had expected. And I mean different in the most positive way. When we saw the photos we were amazed, really awestruck. So the more we think about it, the more we realise two important facts: A good photographer will make you feel comfortable in front of the camera, even if you usually are far from being so. A good photographer knows that the best photos are the ones that show the real personality of her subjects. For the beautiful experience, for the precious memories and for all of Ralu's patience with us, we really thank her and hope to do it again very soon.

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It is not very often that I allow strangers to my clients to sit in and observe, much less take photographs, of recording sessions. Recording music is a wildly creative and sensitive process. Many artists have a hard time getting into or out of their own head-space when spending hours or days on end in a recording studio. But Ralu was a wonderful exception to this rule, and I am very pleased with the images she was able to capture during this creative process. Ralu was very relaxed and approachable in this environment. She was able to capture the true energy in the room, at the time that she was standing in there, camera in hand. She interfaced wonderfully with the 5 or 6 performers that were present, and her images more than speak for themselves.

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THE S. FAMILY: A few years ago I saw a friend’s photos online; she had a professional photographer shoot those photos and I just loved them! Since then, I’ve been looking for that particular photographer in order to have at least one photo session with her. I was lucky enough to meet her in Chelmsford, UK and she became more than a professional photographer. We’ve already had 3 photo sessions with Ralu, 2 of them at our home and the 3rd one in our favourite park in Colchester, UK. If you would like some amazing photos of your family to look back at and relive your feelings, emotions and atmosphere, then you have to call Ralu.

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THE D. FAMILY: Kalura Photography has been our go-to for family portraits for over ten years. Ralu takes the time to get to know you and uses every possible second of the photo shoot to capture images which do so much more than make for a nice Christmas card. Her finished products somehow magically capture our essence and the subtle nuances of our individual personalities. A photo by Kalura doesn’t just look beautiful, it tells a story; my family’s story. And that is priceless.

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I had Ralu take our pictures years ago when my children were small, after she was recommended by a friend. We had an outdoor shoot, as I had wanted to capture my children naturally. I cherish the moments she captured for us even today and could not wait to work with her again when she came back to the States. My children are much older now and we once again wanted another natural setting. The early evening shoot was relaxed and there was not any 'posing'. Her instinct and eye for details and willingness to entertain suggestions made the shoot fun and easy going. We even had fun re-creating some of the poses from the initial shoot from years earlier! The results Ralu obtains are truly fantastic. If you choose to make the investment in her services, the only problem you will have is choosing the images you can't live without!

TIME FLIES. DON'T LET IT BE FORGOTTEN.