Rusty cars and girls | Martin Dremljuga – photography


Probably the last sunny and warm day in Estonia. We managed to use it well and drove to Järva- Jaani to get some cool shots with rusty and old cars over there.

Started our road trip from 9-ish from Tartu, picked up Maris, my cousin, and old classmate Anita Sibul(click here), with whom I was sharing the camera with. Anita is a classmate from high school and now a successful YouTuber in Estonia.

Our trip was just me sing old songs from the CDs that I had in my car and constantly saying how pretty it was outside, sorry girls, for being so weird.

And we got there much faster than the guys from Tallinn, our star photographer Martin Dremljuga(click here) and his videographer Koshkin. So we went to explore the little Järva- Jaani.

When they finally arrived, we started shooting from 12 and ended around 5-6. It was worth it, the outcome is just amazing, Martin made us looking like supermodels.

Later we ended our day eating pastries at my grandma’s place, cause that’s the way to end a photoshoot.


Arvatavasti see oli viimane soe päev Eestis. Me suutsime seda päeva hästi ära kasutada ning sõitsime Järva-Jaani vanatehnika parki, et pildistada sealsete vanade autodega.

Meie autoreis algas 9 aeg Tartust, võtsin auto peale Marise, minu sugulase ja Anita Sibula(vaata lisa), kellega koos kaamera ees olime. Anita on minu vana klassiõde günmaasiumist ja nüüd edukas Youtuber Eestis. Põhiliselt koosnes meie auto sõit sellest, et mina laulsin kaasa oma autos olevatele vanadele CD-dele ja mainisin korduvalt neiudele, kui ilus väljas oli.

Jõudsime kohale palju kiiremini kui arvasime, varem kui meie staar fotograaf Martin Dremljuga(vaata lisa) koos filmija Koshkiniga Tallinnast.

Kui nad viimaks kohale jõudsid alustasime pildistamist ja lõpetasime 5-6 aeg. Kõik oli seda väärt, sest pildi on lihtsa võrratud ja Martin tegi meist supermodellid.

Hiljem lõpetasime päeva Paides minu vanaema juures moosisaiu õgides, sest just nii on õige lõpetada üks edukas pildistamine.

Check out the BHS video (click here).

Viljandi + Mariel | Pahkelphoto

After just being one day back at my parent’s place, they randomly decided at the coffee table that we should go to Viljandi. I first thought it was a joke, cause my mom and dad are so busy, that everything can change in a second. Didn’t believe them till my mom was screaming behind my door, that I should be faster and everyone else already in the car. Ran into the car, hair still all wet, shoe laces still hanging untied. And then I was sure, we were going to Viljandi.

Just a week before I finally met Mariel and her sister Kristel. Two gorgeous twins, who live in Viljandi. Wrote to Mariel and they were imminently ready to have a coffee in an hour.

Mariel is a young fashion and lifestyle blogger. Her energy is impressive, coffee and banana bread help to remain that energy. You can notice her amazing smile on the photos. Find more about her blog. (click here)

Kristel, on the other hand, loves being behind the camera. She made so many good photos of us, that it’s really difficult to choose the ones to put over here. Definitely, check out more of her photos. (click here)

Coffee turned into a photo, a photo turned into a photo shoot, photo shoot came out to be one big laughter and enormous fun, we walked around in Viljandi and just talked and laughed.

What a better way to enjoy the Saturday, thank you, girls, for your warmness and kindness.

Lahemaa National Park | Turista a Palermo

All morning Alina was talking about going out of the town to get some photos and enjoy the weather. But didn’t let myself to be disturbed as I was so into my work. And if I remember correctly, it was horrible weather in the morning.

In the evening when she arrived back home with a friend, I had no choice but to join them for a road trip out of the town.

We ended up in Lahemaa National Park, cause we were visiting friends for a BBQ. And the beach we were guided to was just breathtaking…I really wasn’t planning to look like a little sailor man, but Alina even discovered an anchor on my shirt, so I couldn’t deny it, I was a little sailor man on my little boat, waiting for big waves to take me for an adventure.

There is only one month of summer left I started thinking about what’s next? What new I should do from the autumn. I always get brilliant ideas, when I go out with my friends, I get so much inspiration and encouragement from my friends. Two weeks ago, while being out drinking coffee, I just decided that I am moving to Italy.

I have always had the thought that I need to learn Italian and now is a perfect time. I will be moving to Sicily, where also my sister lives, I can’t wait to see her again. Last time I was in Sicily was two years ago, but it feels like forever.

So as a start to my Sicilian life I collaborated with Turista a Palermo(click)  to introduce you Sicily. From Turista a Palermo you can find all the places you should visit and places you can stay. Your perfect guide around Palermo. So when ever you should visit, grab a Turista and get the most out of Palermo or if you’re lucky… maybe I can show you around?

Photos by Alina Birjuk 

Saaremaa + Boost Yourself

There’s no better job I could ask for. Cause I can say, that my job is my hobby. Working for Boost Yourself is a blessing from God. First started as collaboration manager, but now I also do their Instagram and bit of client support. I have been doing that for 6 months now. Also when I was travelling around, because I can do my job from where ever I want to do it.

And as Boost Yourself is celebrating its 2nd birthday. We were all called over to Saaremaa and I finally had the chance to meet everyone else on the team.

Alina and I flew over to Saaremaa… and that was the coolest plane ride I have ever had.

We got to stay in GOSPA hotel and my boss Teet immediately brought us smoothies from Fresh smoothie bar. For a lunch, we all got together and later we had a meeting in our new office.

This is the first team photo in our new office and hopefully not the last one. Two of our co-workers managed to flee before the photo was taken. After our business meetings were done and official part was over, we went to discover Saaremaa.

One must go place is definitely Cafe Retro in the centre of Kuressaare. They have the best fish burger, craft beer and kombucha. And the fish they serve is freshly caught.

On Wednesday, we drove out from Kuressaare to see more of this beautiful island.

In the end, we managed to some photos with our products and smoothies.

Another good cafe we visited was Good Mood Food. The cafe was placed in the owner’s backyard, which was gorgeous with lots of plants and good atmosphere. We chose to eat their most famous beetroot burger and sweet potato chips.

We really can’t wait to go back to Saaremaa, it’s a really nice getaway from the big city and the food is just amazing.

Puerto Banus | Guillermo Antonini

Had a perfect opportunity to meet a talented photographer from Miami. Guillermo was travelling around in Europe and visited his aunt in Spain.

We took a walk around Puerto Banus and got some wonderful photos. Talked about our travels and that we should definitely meet again in Estonia or in Miami.

He took all the black-and-white photos with his 35mm Canon film camera.

Check out more photos from Guillermo from his Instagram.

Here are some highlights from the photo shoot:

35mm + Scotland


My little side project is to make photos with my grandad’s old 35mm film camera.

When I studied photography then we also learned how to shoot on a film. And it’s the coolest thing you can ever do in a photography. The beauty of not seeing the photos immediately makes it so special. It’s like getting a gift every time I get the photos. Happens often that some of them are not in focus, I tend to mess up at least something, but that’s what I love the most about it, there’s nothing you can do, only do remember the good moments you had.

Here are some I made in Scotland.

Eneka Stewart

Eneka Stewart & Scrum 

Isle of Mull | Photo shoot on shipwrecks


When we started going back to Mull it was again raining like crazy. On the way back we were tired and cold, we only stopped few times to take some photos of the lambs and let the dog out.

Scotland has the cutest lambs ever, there are more of them than people.

We still had one night left on the Isle of Mull, we stayed close to Tobermory.

Tobermory has loads of little cafes and they were adorable. But we were only looking for a seafood place. That was one of the reasons we went there, to get some good and fresh seafood. On Iona, we asked the locals, where is the best place and we got recommended many times, that we should go to Cafe Fish, which was in Tobermory. We managed to get a reservation for the evening.

On the way to Tobermory, we saw several shipwrecks close to the score. We had to take photos over there. Decided to do that before the dinner. Again it was raining, me on barefoot, all dressed up and ready to shoot. Even managed to slip on the way back to the car when we finished. But so worth it.

Finally, we went to get some seafood, the place was empty and we were the only ones there, but the food… hadn’t had something that delicious in a long time. Later they told us that we were lucky and were the first customers of the season. Win win.

Isle of Iona


I love travelling around with photographers because your whole life turns into one big photo shoot. I also got so many good tips, how to take better photos, from my aunt.

You take the photo no matter what, even if your fingers are freezing because it’s worth it.

On that day the weather was the craziest, from the sun to hail. And ofc, it was the worst when I was on my barefoot, but everything for the photos.

The night before we had walked on the other side of the island. Now we walked the other way and it was about 3-4 km long,  walking the unknown road which went up and down took us almost all day.

We got back to the village before the stores were closed, got ourselves some food for the evening.

Rest of the afternoon it was heavy raining, we decided to stay in, rest and edit the photos we took.

Road tripping around Scotland | Stirling


My 3-weeks UK vacation passed by so fast. Still feels like I was there yesterday.

When I first planned my trip I was supposed to stay in Spain for 3 months, but it happened that before Spain I ended up in the UK.

Thanks to my best aunt, I had the most wonderful time ever. I love staying at their place and spending time with them and they just have the most comfortable guest bed ever.

This time my auntie, Eneka, had planned us a trip to Scotland. Just two of us and her dog Scrum (#Scrumthedog).

Our week started with a day-long road trip to our first destination Stirling. 7 hours and 388 miles later we arrived at West Plean House. The most authentic Scottish home ever.

After our long drive, we only had the energy for a walk and a dinner.

The day after we went to discover Stirling’s old town. We visited the Wallace Monument and had a lunch at Sable & Flea.

Suddenly, when we walked out of the cafe we got some sun and we immediately took the opportunity to take some photos. It was crazy wind all day, but we still managed to get some pretty good pics.

You can also check out my aunt’s blog post about Stirling to see more photos.

Photos by Eneka Stewart Photography

Photos by Eneka Stewart Photography