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When the special forces commando Sakher met his beautiful half Fozah 3 years ago, Her soft whispers became his command, her brightly glimmering eyes, his map and compass, and her heart, his home and country, which he has vowed to protect with his every heartbeat, and every last breath.
When Sean met Ashley, it started a life of adventure and love. They wanted to carry that excitement into the wedding of there dreams in Kona, Hawaii. As a photographer who embraces personal traits about couples and lives with a huge drive for travel I was over the moon to join them in paradise. We explored all over the island, photos on cliff sides, in the rainy hills, then it came time to shoot in the lava fields. The thrill of climbing into a collapsed lava tube looking up into the sky at that beautiful couple was a highlight of my shooting career. It was the greatest day of all our lives!
When Samuel and Alba told me they wanted a post wedding session in Madrid, I couldn't be happier. To work with such a nice couple and in the city where I was born is a privilege, but a challenge too. This photo was taken in one of the main streets of Madrid, in fact its name is "Gran Via" - great way - we had to deal with the traffic and the people, but luckily everything worked fine and I could capture a beautiful look and smile that reflects their love in a great scenario.
When Lori & Garnett booked me for their destination wedding in Las Vegas, I was so excited! I still think Las Vegas is one of the most diversely beautiful locations for a wedding and we had so much fun on their wedding day visiting the red rocks and some of the most gorgeous hotels on the strip for their photos! It was towards the end of the day and it was extremely hot so we were happy to seek some shade in the gorgeous Paris hotel on the main Vegas strip. I spotted this one corner where the sun was shining through gloriously so we took advantage and got this amazing image! It was an fantastic end to our photo session!
When I knew that this beautiful and lovely couple gonna get married at this lovely location, there was one particular shot I really want to make. Right after there first dance together I took them to a separate room of this beautiful location.
And took this shot. Passion. Love and a little bit technique and you get this result.
Exactly what I got in my mind. Proud to be picked by Wedisson! Thanks!
Wedding couple Mikhail and Tatiana. Intricate geometric designs in white create the unearthly mood in the photo. The newlyweds are now converging towards each other, now they are more interested in nothing. They are already in their space!
We paralyzed this hotel for five minutes. I was worried that guests would not take it too kindly but they were actually amused by the show. And the wedding party had a lot of fun.
This wedding was amazing! This couple love to travel, and because the bride has lived in Canada for 4 years, she chose for a Canadian wedding. Ofcourse with 4 bridesmaids. In the morning, when all the girls where preparing for this big day, de bride said she wanted a photo with all girls jumping on the bed. A great, happy moment!
This was one of the last photos we captured on our trip out to Dewees Island. This incredible boardwalk leads out to a completely private, natural beach. Old rotten boards had just been replaced with brand new planks, giving us a great pattern leading up to Caroline and Dustin standing in the opening of the tree tunnel.
This shot was taken at the end of long days shooting at the wedding of Amy and Paul. I wanted to give them something different to add to the variety of their collection and also give them a nice closing image to their album. So with that in mind, I set up two off camera flashes and used some fairy lights that I had picked up. After that, it was just a question of positioning the lights how I wanted them and this was the resulting image!
This Picture was taken in Geelbek Nature Reserve in the beautiful Western Cape of South Africa. It was late December and a beautiful sunset displayed the perfect backdrop to capture the love of this special newlywed couple. The little sea breeze just complimented
the wedding dress.
This picture is made in a prestigious hotel in Barcelona “Rey Juan Carlo´s Hotel”. The groom has a group of rock music, which name´s Long live the bride! At the time of the dance they surprised all your guests, playing live! The bride had prepared a couple of songs to surprise the guests and without thinking she grabbed the microphone and began to sing. She´s very shy but in front of the microphone seemed a real singer. I could achieve catch the moment where the groom is behind her with the guitar and the bride in the foreground with the microphone. It really was a great party!
This photograph was taken on a scenic plateau Mangup Kale. Newlyweds Michael and Tatiana are high in the mountains, couple in love looking at the endless sky ... They seem to give a boost to their feelings for each other and hover over all the world
This photo was taking at a wedding reception in Boca Raton, Florida. The groom is a huge fan of Michael Jackson and at the ending of the wedding reception he put on a great show of his Jacksonesque dance moves wowing all of his guests. I jumped inside the circle of people, laid down on the floor and snapped this shot with my 10-20mm Sigma lens. The wide angle really adds the icing on the cake of the moment.
This photo was taken outside Fyvie Castle in Scotland, as Lauren and Peter were waiting to greet their evening guests. Lauren's nieces absolutely loved playing with the train on her wedding dress and kept asking her to go for a walk so they could carry the train of her dress. The little girl on the left kept singing a traditional Scottish song called Mairi's wedding, but replaced the name Mairi with Lauren, as they were walking she was singing at the top of her voice "Step we gaily on we go, Heel for heel and toe for toe, arm and arm and row on row, all for Lauren's wedding" every time I see this photograph I can hear the little girl proudly singing this song!
This photo was taken on the Euromast in Rotterdam and I think this is one of my favorites so far. After a lovely day with a small group of people, the couple and I went to the platform for their evening photo shoot. The wind was blowing pretty hard but in between we found the perfect moment for this shot, if you look carefully in the background you can see the Erasmus Bridge. We stayed a while on the platform until the sun went down and we could only see the Rotterdam city lights, the bride said it was like a dream came true. To experience the last moments of their wedding day with them together was amazing!
This photo was taken at Ca’ d’Zan in Sarasota FL. Nataliya is the ‘ideal’ bride for a photographer. She was always so completely trusting in our ability and in our creative visions, in fact she often referred to us as the ‘visionaries’. Living up to such expectation is a challenge that is very rewarding! When we found these banyan trees at Ca’ d’Zan, we knew that it would be the perfect setting for our couple! Nataliya and David are incredibly elegant and sexy people and we wanted to show that in the picture. What better setting for such bride and groom than the look of a 'deep jungle'!
This photo was shot in central Hong Kong. The intention of this photo was meant to tell the newly-weds that life as a journey, it has detours, turning up and down but it is important to take each step at a time. That’s the truth behind marriage and eventually, it will reach to the top, a better life. I hope their story of life will portray it to their ideal.
This image was taken on the same day of the wedding. Tania and Elroy were really sweet and an amazing couple I’ve come across. The timing happened o be posted sunset. Location-The Sultan Battery watch tower constructed in 1784 by Emperor Tipu Sultan. It was also a naval station and was of great importance to the ruler as he used it to intercept enemy warships and prevent them from docking.
This image was taken in Shoreditch, London - one of the coolest places on the planet! There was something interesting about this dead-end alleyway with its pockets of light which I thought needed to be captured and the couple in their bridal, almost evening wear juxtaposed it perfectly. I love putting couples in unusual places when shooting and making it look beautiful - it challenges what we think of as typical wedding photos.
This image was taken at Hayne Barn in Kent. After what was an absolutely amazing wedding, I took the bride and groom off to do their portrait photos. The weather that day was very overcast and no one saw an ounce of sunlight all day. Just as we was coming to the end of our portraits the evening light was starting to fade very quickly, there was a slight break in the clouds and I knew it would make for one last dramatic portrait.
This image was captured underneath a bridge spanning the Swan River in Perth. Our couple wanted a shot across the river showing the city skyline. Whilst we were there we kept looking at the strong lines of the underneath part of the bridge. So, we lay on the floor to see if it would work. It did, so we got our bride and groom up on the concrete wall at the river’s edge. We waited for the wind to come and ruffle the layers of her amazing, couture wedding gown and her veil and create this shot. We just love it. Our bride wanted images fit for a magazine; and that is what we gave her. We are very proud of the fact that all our wedding images submitted in competitions are of real brides and grooms on their actual wedding day.
The wedding of this lovely couple, Devid and Marjolein, started rainily. We planned to shoot the wedding in the park in Rotterdam. Because of the weather we went out to the beautiful location Wereldmuseum in Rotterdam. This location looks like a tremendous ballroom with big windows and beautiful chandeliers on te ceiling. This was the first room we visited. On our way to the next room, we took the elevator and the second time this stairway. I rushed up the stair, hopefully, to take a picture of the couple climbing the stair hand in hand. It really went differently: Devid and Marjolein were going their own way on the stair. And as you see, Devid was a lot quicker. I looked through my camera from above and asked them to stop and look to each other on the other floor when I saw this composition. This result we all liked!
The photo was taken in Kiev. There was a cold October day. Beautiful young couple walking in the field. A landscape and cloudy weather have made the unusual atmosphere of the photo.
The photo shows the beautiful dance of the bridal couple. Tatiana Bride flies into the arms of her Michael. Sunset sky and wonderful nature of Crimea are the perfect backdrop to this action! Their love is full of vivid colors and aromas of wild flowers!
The photo reflects the love of newly-weds',joining hands and aiming at common goal.
Obviously,the mirror image of the glasses is the key in here but let's not forget that while camera has to be as close as possible to take the shot, the trick of not having camera being filmed and adopting the idea of vignette, are also vital in the outcome of this photo.
The perfect combination of a couple who comes across any challenge to get a cool photo. In this case, the challenge was COLD. In the city of Canela in the Rio Grande do Sul was where we spent the cold. A quiet town full of tourists in the Gaucha mountain range. It was near midnight after a day of a very productive test when asked to go to the city center to a night photographic essay. Despite the intense cold, the pictures were too. The Cathedral, one of the most beautiful of Brazil, was the scene of another picture amazing. The test of this couple was too close and with a golden key with the photos in the illuminated cathedral.
The País Vasco (Basque Country) (Spain) is a place where a good picture is always guaranteed.
Sandra and Josean decided to have their post-wedding pictures taken here because their wedding was held in a small village in Catalonia, this way, they can share images of their homelands, since the bride is Catalan and the groom is Vasco (Basque). Perfect weather, where the soft light leaves us an image full of detail. I will certainly keep it in my collection of best photos.
The location for Lauren and Nic's wedding was at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland, UK. I had never shot a wedding there before and was really looking forward to it. On the roof of the building, there are glass panels that I knew would make some nice reflections. For this image, we had just started a portrait session inside as the weather wasn't great. Then the weather broke and a beautiful sunset started to show. We went straight onto the roof and the timing was perfect. The sun was just showing between two buildings as it set. The reflections and the stunning sunset almost makes you feel like we had left the UK for some tropical destination. The way the couple is looking at each other really shows their love in this beautiful image.
The first time I saw a photo taken through a crystal ball I knew - I have to implement it in my wedding photography work. It was so darn cool and gives a whole new perspective to the world! I had Hilla's dad hold the ball for me, which I find symbolic because it's as though he is carrying her to her wedding ceremony. With a gorgeous bride and backdrop to go along it all came together!
P.S. No manipulation was done in post processing.
The entire shoot it seemed as if the sun wouldn't come out because it had been a bit rainy. I was using off camera flash as a sort of fake sun to give a dramatic feel to the images. Suddenly the clouds broke and the beautiful orange color spilled across the dark blue sky. I pointed the flash straight at the couple and ran up the hill to capture this image as a perfect ending to our long day of shooting.
The bride is model/actor Anna Elizabeth Truett, & the groom is model/actor Andy BC Johnson, taken in St. Louis, Missouri. We had planned on taking photographs outside for this model session, but it was pouring rain, however, these two were up for the challenge! We braved the rain together and were able to get some amazing shots! This Trolley happened to be parked nearby and allowed us to use it for few photos which turned out to be a lot of fun! Great chemistry is the reason for this photo because Anna & Andy just had a great time together despite the weather not being perfect! Thank you for allowing me to capture this moment, it was a pleasure working with your both!
The bride as a tennis player. Also,The groom was like playing tennis. I think they both deserve to have wedding photos at the tennis courts as a souvenir. Of course, it needs to create something that is unique to the image. Using tennis balls make as the rain falls. It would seem strange and attractive, not less.
Sandalford Winery in the Swan Valley of Western Australia, provided an absolutely flawless backdrop for the Wedding of Robbie and Jade. With the setting sun, flaring through the vines and high grass, the scene was set for this breathtaking photo of such a stunning couple.
Rebecca & Paul decided to have their photos taken in the morning before their ceremony at the Perth registrar's office. We went to Perth's gorgeous Kings Park and I captured this sweet moment as the sun filtered through the trees to bathe the couple in gorgeous rays of light. They were such joy to work with, bubbly, relaxed, excited and comfortable in each others presence.
País Vasco (Basque Country) (Spain) Water, mountain, sea, clouds, and there they are, standing under the wooden structure, in love with each other since the first day. I love these moments where, they are the only attention when you look at the picture. The end of a post-wedding, we enjoyed ourselves like kids, and made this day a special moment to remember forever.
Meet Michelle and Matt!! This sweet, shy and fun-loving couple had their spring engagement session at two places that they hold near and dear to their hearts - Michelle's grandparent's beautiful estate in Waynesville, North Carolina and at the couple's newly purchased property nearby! They say Home is Where the Heart Is and this couple has plenty of heart! Let the building begin.
Love is a feeling too difficult to define. When it’s true, it is one of the most powerful things in the world. It seemed only fitting that we portrayed this at one the most powerful decors of the earth. We took it at Skogafoss in Iceland on a very cold, but beautifully sunny morning. I love how the colors of her jacket, the waterfall and the snow comes back into the rainbow we had due to the mist of the waterfall.
Like a dream within a dream, it was a scintillating experience to orchestrate this silhouette shot of the lovely couple Karthik & Shravya, with Sony A7 II. It is always intriguing when we place art on the center stage and take time to bring out the best of the moment. We were at the ITC Grand Chola. Surpassing the normal spots, I found a passageway to a cellar/bar that had all the ingredients for a dramatic image—symmetric, lit arches, patterned walls and a mysterious glass door with patterns at the far end. I could have settled for a “well-lit” image with the couple properly exposed—but that wasn’t my vision. I wanted to make a breathtaking image that highlighted the beauty of the walls, the lights and the arches, and the interesting door—besides drawing interest to the couple. With a single speed light and lots of excitement, I tried this shot. I wanted to bring out the mystic feel of love. It did come out well in the end.
In southern Spain, they are a very hot day, so the couple decided to marry late in the afternoon This photo was taken at dusk in an abandoned house near the celebration. The sun coming through the window creating this beautiful atmosphere of warmth and tranquility while… I like natural light only have so much charm this photo
I travelled up to Scotland for Lucy and Dougie’s wedding and this shot was taken around the impressive Linlithgow Loch. All the elements just seemed to align when I pressed the shutter - the clouds, the bird in the centre of the frame, the light and, most importantly, the couple! Such an amazing location with a pretty awesome couple - I’m glad this shot does it all justice!
I took this image at Clemence and Nicolas’s wedding. It was the second time I came to this venue and had noticed the 1st time this big room in the chateau, with these orange lights on the ceiling. At night, I ask the couple to come with me to make an indoor night picture. I exposed for the highlights, flashed the couple with 2 strobes and use my phone to create the reflection of the ceiling. And that’s it ! 2 minutes later they were back with their friends and family in the diner’s room. This represents the kind on image I really like to make : playing with the available lights to create something that looks unreal and magical.
I had a chance to shoot this wedding at Lugano & Locarno, Switzerland near Italian border with a local renowned photographer. While she took the forefront, I was comfortable shooting from a distance. This magic moment happened just after the wedding when the couple was proceeding for their reception party. Love and happiness floated in the air as the happy crowd and blessed couple let the colorful balloons uplift in the vast sky. The perfect upbeat frame was shot from afar.
Brooklyn can prove a challenging locale when shooting a wedding. There's plenty of rust and graffiti on its old structures. But when the light hits just right, those elements come alive with classic beauty. The city looks young again, and the search for a timeless capture is rewarded.
Aloysia and Jason wanted a Derbyshire engagement shoot and where better than the Peak District. Curbar Edge is simply beautiful, even in the rain! Yes, as it normally does in Derbyshire, it rained. None the less, this didn’t stop Aloysia or Jason, their warmth, love and character shone through. As I drove to Curbar Edge, I was a little worried it would be a waste of a journey and that the rain would win…. However, what I didn’t mention is that Aloysia is my cousin. We have known each other for 34 years (there are only a few weeks between us) and I know her, as well as she knows me. We are both very competitive and won't accepts ‘no’. So, a little bit of rain was never going to stop neither of us. Aloysia and Jason are having a tipi wedding in the middle of July – let's hope for better weather. It's going to be an awesome event with award winning chef’s, cooking continuously throughout the day….! and if you didn’t know, I love food. Thanks for being ace guys – I CANNOT wait until the big day! You guys ROCK!
A beautiful couple, Sanna and Daniel, celebrated their wedding in the lovely Small Palace in Tampere, Finland. The wedding day was beautiful and the guests spent time in the garden as well. I took a picture of a little girl and her father going down the stairs into the garden. I fell in love with the picture, and suggested we take a similar picture with the newlyweds. They were excited and that is how this picture came to life.
While photographing a wedding in Positano, Italy I was walking along the beach looking for the perfect place to get a wide angle shot. I wanted to showcase the beauty surrounding us, but I was looking for something special to make the photo a little more unique. Across the beach, I came across a cliff with beautiful flaming lanterns that were hanging from the side of it. I told the couple to remain on the beach as I climbed the side of the wall to get my shot. It was exactly what I wanted.
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