Moose Photoshoots by Marta

Turning Moment into Timeless Art: Marta's Fine Art Adult Portraits

It's an absolute pleasure to introduce you to the multifaceted world of my photography. While my journey may have started with a focus on family and children photography, I'm thrilled to share with you the exciting evolution of my portfolio. Today, I invite you to explore the captivating world of fine art portraiture and sensual nude photography, where I've truly found my stride as an artist.

Moments that fuel my artistic fire

In 2021, I had the privilege of participating in the most prestigious international photo competitions, where I was honored to clinch a spot in the top 35 female portrait category out of 124.8 thousand photographers from a staggering 174 countries. A true testament to my passion and dedication to the craft. But the journey didn't stop there. In 2023, I was humbled yet again to secure a spot in the top 50 in the male portrait category, amidst a fierce competition of 104.7 thousand photographers from around the globe. It's moments like these that fuel my artistic fire.


Fine Art Adult Portraits that beg to be framed

What sets me apart is my commitment to creating portraits that transcend the ordinary. I have a deep love for producing portraits that are more than just photographs – they are pieces of art. Portraits that beg to be framed, displayed prominently, and admired for generations to come. My vision is to craft captivating images, at least A1 in size, in a fine art, painterly style, transforming you into timeless masterpieces.

The top 3 portrait photographers in the 2023 International Portrait Photo Awards

I'm immensely proud to have earned my place in the esteemed rankings of the top 3 portrait photographers in the 2023 International Portrait Photo Awards. This recognition not only signifies my expertise but also highlights my relentless pursuit of excellence in the realm of portraiture.

Fine Art Adult Portraits - Your vision, your story, and your unique essence

If you've ever dreamt of adorning your walls with portraits that radiate beauty, emotion, and a unique artistic touch, I invite you to take this opportunity to connect with me. Your vision, your story, and your unique essence – I'm here to capture it all and transform it into stunning works of art.

Turn your dreams of exquisite, captivating portraits into a reality

So, I encourage you to shed any hesitation and embark on a journey with me. Let's turn your dreams of exquisite, captivating portraits into a reality that will grace your walls and hearts for years to come. Together, we'll create art that speaks volumes, transcending the confines of a photograph to become timeless expressions of your inner beauty and personality.

Fine Art Adult Portraits - artistic journey of emotion, beauty, and storytelling

Welcome to my photography world,  where it is more than a click of the shutter; it's an artistic journey of emotion, beauty, and storytelling. Let's create something extraordinary together.

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My Journey in Photography Competition

From Aspiring Photographer to International Recognition: My Journey in Photography Competition

I'm thrilled to share my remarkable journey in the world of photography competitions, one that has been a testament to my passion for the art of capturing moments through the lens. My story began in 2021 when I decided to take a leap of faith and enter the prestigious Baby Photo Awards and Portrait Photo Awards.

Like many aspiring photographers, I embarked on this journey with a heart full of curiosity and a drive to test my skills on a global stage. Little did I know that this decision would be the catalyst for an extraordinary adventure.

Fast forward to 2023, and I am both honored and humbled to announce that I've achieved a level of recognition that was once beyond my wildest dreams. In the Baby Photo Awards, I proudly received the esteemed title of "Best Photographer of the Year." This accolade means the world to me, as it acknowledges the love and dedication I pour into capturing the innocence and beauty of our youngest subjects.

But that's not all. In the Portrait Photo Awards, I secured a place in the top three, a remarkable feat given the fierce competition from photographers around the world. This achievement represents a significant milestone in my career, one that motivates me to reach even greater heights.

While these accomplishments are a source of pride, I view them as just the beginning of my journey. My heart is deeply invested in photography, and every award and recognition is a stepping stone toward my continual growth and evolution as an artist.

One of my most exciting goals is to establish myself as a prominent figure in the field of portrait photography. It's a challenge I wholeheartedly embrace because I believe in the power of perpetual improvement and pushing creative boundaries.

The opportunities and recognition I've received in these competitions have reinforced my commitment to growth. My aspiration is to refine my craft continually and expand my horizons. Ultimately, I want to share my knowledge and experiences with other passionate photographers.I believe in the importance of giving back to the community that has supported me, just as I've been supported.

As I reflect on my journey, I'm profoundly grateful for the support I've received from my clients, fellow photographers, and the broader photography community. Your encouragement has been pivotal in my growth, and I'm excited to continue this incredible journey with you by my side.

I eagerly anticipate the challenges and triumphs that lie ahead. Please continue to follow along as I strive for excellence in the captivating world of photography.
Thank you for being a part of my journey.


Your Guide through MCPA

I'm Marta, the brains behind Moose Photoshoots and also the founder and judge of the prestigious international photography competition known as the MCPA Magical Childhood Photography Awards.

My journey into the world of photography dates back to my early years, starting at the tender age of seven when my mother gave me my very first camera. However, it wasn't until 2018 that I ventured into photography professionally.

In 2020, I embarked on a mission to establish MCPA, a platform dedicated to nurturing young, talented photographers. It was born out of a desire to provide them with a space where they could fearlessly promote their work, seek constructive feedback and bask in the glory of their first awards. This endeavour was fuelled by the need for a photography community where professionals and newcomers could coexist harmoniously. I initiated the MCPA Facebook group and laid the foundation for what would soon become a full-fledged competition. Over time, we developed a sophisticated website and welcomed other exceptional photographers to join our judging panel, marking the beginning of a true photography competition.

In late 2002, MCPA expanded its reach with the launch of MCPA Magazine, a monthly publication that resonated with passionate photographers eager to showcase their work to a wider audience. It was clear that MCPA was more than just a competition; it had become a thriving community.

In May 2023, a pivotal moment came when MCPA made the transition to a commercial venture. This move was driven not only by our growth and increasing prestige, but also by the increasing costs associated with maintaining a website, hiring graphic designers, and running a judging platform for voting. These demands, both in terms of financial resources and time, led us to re-evaluate our approach.

In response, we launched an Accreditation Programme, a game changer for photographers associated with MCPA. This programme allows them to achieve Professional and Master levels, earning badges and culminating in the prestigious Master Photographer Trophy. We strongly believe in the intrinsic value of this programme, especially for those just starting out on their photographic journey. It gives them the opportunity to gain invaluable feedback from our esteemed panel of judges, all free of charge.

This narrative is intended to shed light on the evolution of the MCPA, its mission and its commitment to empowering photographers. We warmly invite photographers, new and experienced, to join our remarkable community. We want to motivate and reassure them that their participation is not only rewarding, but also a vital step towards personal and professional growth.

Join us at MCPA and together let's capture the essence of photography's transformative power.

And now, for the very first time, we're embarking on a thrilling journey through all four seasons, spanning three months each, throughout the year. As we stand here today, our summer round is just three days away from coming to a close. The anticipation is palpable, and we're eagerly looking forward to witnessing the exceptional photographs that await us.


35 Awards International Photography Competition

35 Awards International Photography Competition

Last year, for the first time, I found courage in myself  to take part in one of the largest and most prestigious international photo competitions -  35awards. It was the 7th edition of the 35 Awards. It is  a significant challenge for me, because the best photographers in the world take part in the contest.

How to build a photographic career abroad?

When building your own brand, when you are building a photographic career also abroad, it is extremely important to challenge yourself and to be recognised not only locally but also internationally. It is true that the quality will always defend itself, but without a well-developed brand and name, there is no chance of being recognised.

A great dilemma arose

In the meantime, a war broke out in Ukraine with Russia. Sadly it is related to this competition because it has been organized in Russia. A great dilemma arose. I got messages telling me to quit as a lot of people are withdrawing and I can expect a bad PR. They often forget that not everyone is in such a good position to give up something. Especially if you work internationally and try to stand out among others in a given industry. That someone would be looked at regardless of their country of origin. This competition is known all around the world and the achievements in it are also recognizable. I decided to submit my photos for those reasons. I represented Spain and Gibraltar in 7th edition- 2021/2022

The results of the 35 Awards International Photography Competition

And yes, we finally have the results. Last year's edition was attended by 124,827 photographers from 174 countries, who sent 470,000 photos! Therefore, today I can share with you, the greatest success so far in my career as a photographer. My photo is among the BEST 35 PHOTOS in the FEMALE PORTRAIT category. Moreover, I’m in the top 300 best photographers in the CHILDREN STAGED PHOTOGRAPHY category. It is a great honor for me and a motivation for the future.

At this point, I would like to thank my mother, whose photo was in the forefront, and my loved ones for their support and patience.



Communion photosession with Moose Photoshoots in Gibraltar

Do you want to know what is the best way to select the best photographer for your child's communion in Gibraltar? Which offer is right for you? As there are so many offers and photographers in Gibraltar you have every right to feel confused.


Who is the best communion photographer from Gibraltar for you?

First of all you should think about the budget for this purpose. It’s also worthwhile to ask your friends for recommendations. Then look for photographers in the area who specialise in children photography. Each of us specialises in different types of photography. For communion the best will be a person who photographs kids mostly (so no wedding or newborn photographers, because they specialise in reportages or studio photography mostly) and who like children. Then the photographer’s style should reflect your preferences.
If you think about having the communion photoshoot with me it’s absolutely an option. Let me tell you some more about what it looks like.


See my portfolio and get a feeling of which kind of style I practise

My portfolio is available here, there you can find more information and get a feeling of which kind of style I practise. It is one of the most important decisions. If that doesn’t “click” then maybe you should consider to keep looking. Photography is an artistic expression. It’s crucial that the portfolio of the photographer reflects your expectations, that way the chance to get it right is much higher. With me you can choose two types of the photos – my personal natural style, but full of colours, lights and contrasts or fine art. More information about the differences in those styles here: Fine art photography or natural photos - what is the difference?.


Choose the best suited communion photoshoot package from my offer

When you are sure that the portfolio reflects what you would like to see with the final product it’s time to select the best suited communion photoshoot package. Children who are going to the communion are 6-7 years old, so I personally recommend a one hour photoshoot package. There is a 1,5 hours offer where you can choose 2 different places, but it can be strenuous for kids at this age, it’s quite long. We are aiming for a pleasant experience for the children and the parents and would like to avoid bad associations with the photoshoot. The most amazing pictures are taken when a child is excited, happy and relaxed. Usually the first 15 minutes of the photoshoot is focused on getting to know each other and to leave the stress behind.


Communion photoshoot in Gibraltar - how does it look like?

After selecting the package and the place we are booking a photoshoot. The responsibility to prepare the clothes lies with the parents. We can take some pictures with the family members, communion is a very important event for the whole family, I just need to be made aware of the fact that this is what you want so I can properly plan the scenario of the shoot. Please try to arrive on time, because sometimes I have a couple of photoshoots the same day and I can not be late.


When the photos are ready?

The last thing that you must have in mind is that it takes up to 6 weeks to finish editing the photos. That is why you should consider booking early to make sure that the photos are available when you need them. I am usually booked for 3 month in advance, so if you plan to have a communion photoshoot ready in May, you should write to me in January/ February latest. That way we can make sure that everything is smooth and ready for this important event.


Click on the photo to see it in the lightbox view.


Fine art photography or natural photos - what is the difference?

Fine art photography or natural photos – what is the difference? Communion, family, child, woman, couple. All of them You can have with me and choose the style.

You often ask me what fine-art photography is and how it differs from natural photos.
I decided to write about it. Let me start with a  basic definition of fine-art photography.

"Fine-art photography is a photography created  with the vision of the photographer as an artist, using photography as a medium for a creative expression. The goal of fine-art photography is to express an idea, a message, or an emotion. It is not simply documenting a subject as the camera sees it."
Suorce: Wikipedia

When You choose a fine art photoshoot…

You give me the freedom to create your images. I don’t have to strictly stick to the same colors that the camera found when taking the picture. I can style, create an artistic reality that will become your photos. They usually are more paintery, looking more like an artistic picture than a photograph.

I fell in love with fine art photography because I painted my whole life. I created pictures, copied from the greatest painters like Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, etc. I sold more than one  picture when I was in college. With time, my passion for art and painting turned into a camera. But there is still an artistic soul in me. And this form of photography allows me to be fulfilled not only professionally but also artistically.

It’s best to tell me as much as possible about your expectations when booking a photo session, about the models, who will take part in it, whether it is to be occasional, such as birthday or communion and anything else that you think might be relevant. I should always know how many people will be in the session and at what age. We should choose a place and clothes for the session together. If we want to create a special staging, we need to think on how to achieve it, how to prepare, and what to bring. We can create sessions in sunflowers, oranges or sessions with heroes from fairy tales. We can tell stories about Your relations by creating photo story reportages. Therefore, the key to success is to create a unique idea for unique photos.

Have a look at the photos in here, to understand what fine art photo edition means:

When You choose a natural photoshoot…

You should understand that natural photos do not mean that I did not edit them and I take them straight from the camera. I always assume that someone comes to me for photo sessions in order to get something from me that you will not do yourself – with a phone or other camera.  I know that you expect from me the skills and experience in which I have specialized. That you come to me knowing my style, believing that I will show what’s best in you.

When editing natural photos, I try not to change the shots. It neither adds or subtracts anything from the photos. I do not create light, I do not shape the body, I do not create additional shadows, I do not change the nature of the photos and, above all, I stick to the original colors, for example your clothes.

At the end i will show you photos of the family session, taken in Alcaidesa, 1.5 before sunset. There are photos in 3 stages of work:

  1. Photos from the camera
  2. Natural photo edition- my own, original style
  3. Fine Art photo edition

Click on the photo thumbnails to view them in their original size.

Christmas Photoshoot with Moose Photoshoots

Since it’s December, I would like to show you and tell you what the Christmas photoshoot with Moose Photoshoots looks like. And what you can expect. It is true that this year’s Christmas mini sessions are over but they have raised many questions. As a result I have decided to write this short note to make everything clear for you.

First of all, booking a Christmas photoshoot with Moose Photoshoots is already available in September and the reason for it is because the shooting commences in November.
Please try and remember this because spaces are limited and later down the line it is very difficult for me to agree to additional photo shoots because I am not capable of finishing them to the best of my abilities for you on time.

To book a session, you pay a deposit of 30 euros, you agree to all terms & conditions regarding our cooperation, you choose whether you want your photos done with fine art effects or natural. The reason behind it is because the price of the photoshoot depends on it. And finally we arrange the details. I would like you to communicate to me all of Your expectations about the style of the photoshoot, inform me about the amount of people involved as well as the age of the participants.

Are you wondering how to prepare for Christmas Photoshoot?

  1. Scenes and props will be prepared for the photoshoot.
  2. You are responsible for the clothes.
  3. Magical effects can be added to the photos.
  4. During the photoshoot you are responsible for siblings and other children that came with you and are walking or crawling, also recording videos and taking photos with phones/cameras is prohibited unless it has been agreed with me.
  5. It's important that you arrive on time or a few minutes early, please don't be late, I leave very little or no gaps between photoshoots to allow more time for editing and I may not have enough time for you at the photoshoot if you're late.
  6. Standard waiting time for the finished products is 1-2 weeks but may extend  over the summer months and holiday period.


Natural or fine art photos?

One thing that many of you wonder upon is whether you want natural or fine art effect photos. Let me explain. First of all, natural photos do not mean they are unedited at all. By this I mean that I don’t add any special effects such as lights, shadows, snow or that I don’t merge your pictures together. I will have these ready for you in the form that you have chosen.

The fine art style allows me to create a totally different photo, it gives room for my ideas and imagination to show off. In these photos, I allow myself to create so many varied designs. With fine art effects I can combine different shots for you, I can add special effects and make Christmas photoshoot with Moose Photoshoots even more special and magical.


My Christmas photoshoot offer

The basic Christmas package come later with five photos. If you choose more than five photos, you will need to bear in mind that the first five photos will be ready for you before Christmas but the remainder of the photos you have opted for will be delivered to you in the New Year. I always try hard to estimate the amount of work I have taken on to be able to meet my deadline and provide you with the photos on time.


Editing Christmas photos

Let me show You the proces how it looks in these two photos. You can see a photo straight from the camera, then an edited photo, but a natural one, and at the end a photo with a fine art edition.

I hope You understand everything and hope to see YOU next year ! For now I want to wish You Merry Christmas and all the best in New 2022 !


And here You can see the final effect of one of my favourite Xmas photoshoot I have done this Year.

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Social media bad lack 2021

Bad luck has haunted my social media since the beginning of 2021. In February, I started to get messages that someone from various places in the world was logging in to my facebook (@Marta Losieiwcz account) and that I would confirm or change my password. And so I did. But, ... I also got signals from people that they were getting strange e-mails from me and whether I was the one who sent them?


Hackers sneaked into my e-mail

I was aware that I had lost control of my Facebook account @Marta Losiewicz when hackers who had sneaked into my e-mail and social media started to "use" my advertising account on the Moose Photoshoots Wedding & Family Photography fanpage.

Unable to regain access to my social media accounts

That day, I asked for my account to be verified. But I have not been able to get it back, and I have not managed to get it back, as well as I have not managed to get back my old e-mail ( After 30 days, facebook completely disabled my account as if it never existed. As a photographer, I lost my personal account, my fanpage account that still exists but I’m unable to regain access to it despite trying, and an instagram account that was directly linked to my facebook account (@moose_photoshoots).

Several years of work just disappeared. I lost my network of friends, which I had built up over the years, traveling all over the world, taking part in various projects and exchanges. I lost an account when I was over 10 years old with all my memories and photos. Once I realized that the case was unwinnable and I would not get back what was hacked, I started all over again. I opened a new account @marta.dankiewicz.3, a new fanpage Moose Photoshoots and a new account on instagram (@photographergibraltar_).

Suddenly…  logged out of Instagram

And when it seemed that everything was fine, when I learned to be systematic in publishing on social media, at the end of October, I was suddenly…  logged out of Instagram asking to log in again. It's just that the SMS code never came and my account was disabled. Suddenly just like that. I thought it was a mistake, that a text message would come, or that I would get a message that they had broken the system ... But no, ... Nothing. No responses, no contact for messages to customer support. And this way I lost another account, this time only on instagram.


You can learn from my mistakes

And I am telling you all this so that you can learn from my mistakes. First of all, do not connect your Instagram accounts with Facebook, so as not to lose both accounts at once. Secondly, give access to the company fan page also to another one whom you can trust. So that you still have access to your fan page and instagram. Thirdly, I will no longer use SMS as a two-factor security because it never got to me when it should. I secure a standalone application with codes. Which I can access from various phones, not just one, in case I lose one.


And passwords...

Passwords must be different for your accounts so as not to make matters easier for hackers. Because whether it was - bad luck or a lack of caution, or maybe someone not friendly with me- but starting from scratch is never easy. And if it can be avoided then it must be done. In connection with the above, I cordially invite you to like my latest instagram account: @moosephotoshoots where you can follow my adventures with photography, motherhood and traveling.

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Create Your child modelling portfolio with Moose Photoshoots, children's photographer from Gibraltar

If you are convinced of the extraordinary beauty, personality and modeling career for your child, create your child modelling portfolio with me. I specialize in children's photography and many of my photos have been featured on the pages and covers of children's magazines such as UK Prestige Magazine or International Kid Model Magazine.

For such a session, it is best to develop concepts in advance to choose the right outfits and choose the right place for photos. It is best for children and adolescents to be professionally groomed or with make-up (only if they are teenagers). Parents are always welcome as assistants and support for their children. Because the most important thing is their well-being and a sense of security.  They can also be very helpful in properly illuminating the scenes or making small models laugh.

If you want to create your child modelling portfolio with me, do not hesitate and write to me.


When is the best time to take pictures of your child?

First of all, when the child is well rested and can easily concentrate. Ideally, it should be a day off from work or school. Then we meet at the agreed place, preferably two hours before sunset (this is the best daylight for photos).


What is the best place to create your child modelling portfolio?

They are all allowed. It can be a selected beach, forest, park or even city streets. It is best to choose a place that will give you a lot of possibilities for the chosen concept of the photo. Will it be a city session, a session with a pet or promoting a selected brand of clothes. There is one important rule. We don't take pictures in direct sunlight. We do not face the model to the light which, for example, shines through the leaves.


Who can attend such a session?

Virtually every child with exceptional beauty and a positive attitude. Ideally, however, it should be older than 7 months and able to sit. It is easiest to work with children over 6 years of age. They are able to listen and follow the photographer's instructions.

If you have any questions about building a portfolio for your child, please write to me.





Fine art wedding photos with Moose Photoshoots - Gibraltar - Alameda Gardens and Catalan Bay Beach

This time I would like to present to You after wedding photoshoot edited with fine art. Francina & Oleg loved my fine art style and trusted me to make their wedding photos the way I see it. It was a 2 hours package so we went to two locations: Alameda Gardens and Catalan Bay beach. It was the middle of the summer, very hot, and also middle of the day.

I allowed myself to do some of the photos in vintage style as well.

If you would like to book Your wedding with me don't hesitate to write.

You can see my offer here.