We were having photoshoot on the day and it was so much fun! As usual on wedding day everyone is in rush, being late and etc, so this one was not different. Groom and bride were very charming and beautiful people, so I wanted to create the most amazing photos for them, while having photos done we suddenly realised that we are very late for reception!This is one of the last shot before we head back! We were told of by a venue manager.. But in the end it was all worth it as here we go the photograph has won an award! I am so proud of Groom and Bride as they did very good job!
P.S. After all beautiful photos, this bride got so much inspired and decided to study photography herself and is in at beginning of her career as a photographer:)
We are in love with golden hour shoots! Lars and Joyce are such a sweet couple and it was so much fun to capture them at the beach in the Netherlands. Because of the typical Dutch weather we had to postphone the prewedding loveshoot two times, but it was worth to wait, because we got this photo as a result.
To work in Santorini - what could be better! Unforgettable views and cozy corners around every corner. The guys came to the island on their honeymoon, to renew their wedding story. And I was glad to spend the day with them.
This wedding took place in the magical land of San Cristobal, in the Venezuelan Andes Mountain Range. The ceremony was held in a beautiful church in the colonial town of Peribeca, where family, friends and residents of this colourful village, witnessed the emblematic act of military ceremonies: The Arch of sables. After the ceremony, the colleagues chosen to form the arch, drew their swords crossing their tips to form a tunnel, and then the newlyweds walk under the arch toward the exit. This photograph was taken at that precise moment.
It was quite an spectacle to observe such emotional and flamboyant moment. I thank God for letting me know this wonderful couple, I´m grateful for my team of that day, Trino and Sebastian and specially my beautiful wife Oriana who´s always supported me and also performs this beautiful career behind a camera.
This was a lovely wedding on the end of the summer, on one of the islands in the north of the Netherlands, Texel. The weather was lovely, really sunny and still a nice temperature.
They preferred just a short shoot in the dunes after the ceremony in a little church, first with their little toddler (how cute he was!) and then together. We had like 10 minutes to shoot and the light was magical.
The groom was so in love, and so happy with his bride, they were just hugging and kissing and then he lifted her, a very precious moment.
This short moment represents their entire wedding! The couple was outstanding, we had so much fun!! They got married in Puglia, a region in the south of Italy. The Dutch couple decided to hire a professional wedding planner and we worked together very intensively to get the schedule at its best to be able to create the desired pictures for the bride and groom. We planned for a session around sunset, which is the very best moment of the day. As a photographer I’m always searching for true emotions and this small moment showed exactly how the feel. Tender love. I love this image!
This romantic shoot was taken on a unique places-The Castle Hill in Poland. This places and city Grudziądz is important for Ewa & Adrian. They feel like home here and i could see it. Their love is very sensitive. Ewa and Adrian forgot for a moment the all world. In this moment nothing for them didn't matter- only They. I could do it nothing else but take a photo. Beautiful Love.
This romantic shoot was taken on a unique place of Oporto city the Park of Serralves House. They wanted an eternal place ... a place that marks the first kisses ... a place to play with the future children ... a place to go walk with friends ... and a place to shoot again after 50 years...Their love is so romantic and genuine...they are on your way and nobody interfers...i just was a friend who walked with them in this park and only caught your natural interaction...amazing day in an amazing place with amazing couple!
This picture was taken just after the couples wedding had to be moved inside the hotel lobby due to a sand storm instead of their planned beautiful outdoor ceremony (the ceremony they planned and saved for five years). The mood and the spirit of the wedding day were unmoved and in that moment of chaos all that mattered was their love for each other. As a wedding photographer you have to be a story teller, I knew I had to give them an epic portrait that symbolises their unmoved love in thick and thin of their life. This photo was taken in a busy hotel lobby with the play of light and shadow to show their spirit and love for each other in between all the chaos around.
This picture tells an extraordinary day with love for Louisa and James, from the beautiful sunny day at one of the most extraordinary places of Lake Garda, called Isola del Garda. Everything was perfect and it was a great honor to be the photographer-narrator of their day of Weddings. A day filled with sun, the scent of lemons and rosemary in our beautiful Italy.
This picture tells a beautiful story about the bride's best friend Yen gave presented the bride with the bride's something old, something blue, and something borrowed. It was her garter from her wedding and her husband's grandmother's ring that has been passed down from generations to generations and it had a blue sapphire on it. The story behind the ring is that whoever wears it on their wedding day they are meant to stay together forever. it was the most thoughtful gift that anyone has ever give her.
This photo was taken on a summer afternoon. The sun had little to hide. The location was previously to find a cinematic look. Before the final decision we were raising the dust of the road with a car skidding. The magnificent color of the sun and a wonderful couple did the rest.
This photo was taken in the tranquil and picturesque setting of Ormesby Broad on the Norfolk Broads, UK at one of the regions premier wedding venues The Boathouse.
It had rained most of the day at Gemma & Rob’s beautiful wedding but as the evening began to draw to a close I was so pleased to able to capture the newlyweds on the jetty leading into the broad with such a stunning sunset behind them.
This photo was taken in Porto, in Portugal next to the Atlantic Ocean.
Barbara and András are a Hungarian couple who live in Porto.
Cycling is a very important part of their life and relationship, and i wanted to show this with the photo.
This shooting was a very nice experience for me.
This photo was taken in a unique area in Pecs, called Zsolnay-negyed. We decided to take a walk around the church area, and stumbled upon this beautiful balcony. I asked them to go up there and just stay put for a picture, and that is when I saw the perfect composition. With the groom smiling naturally on the brides walk, with her big, heavy gown. Fortunately, I was able to capture this magnificent moment, even though initially I had something else in mind. Moreover, the picture also turned out to be the couple's favorite.
This photo was taken in a beautiful village call Colares in Sintra.
That moment when the bride comes to the church, that smile and complicity with the father tells everything, she was so happy.
We are so privileged to witness a love like this between daughter and father.
This photo was taken during an intimate moment between Mariella & Jose. We were driving a convertible car during sunset from the ceremony to the reception and I was in the front seat waiting for them to relax in order to start capturing their true love. Their wedding was in Sicily, an island very famous for its amazing sunsets!
This photo was taken at the Skinny Bridge in Amsterdam. We really wanted to take a shot around sunset with the lights on the bridge turned on, since this is such an iconic place in Amsterdam. When we arrived the lights were still turned off so we went to a local café to ask how late the lights would turn on. Unfortunately they told us it was never certain at what time the lights would go on, it could be in 5 minutes or in two hours. We waited for a while, but because it was very cold we decided to skip this shot. As we walked away and looked over our shoulders, the lights popped on! YAY! We went back quickly to take this shot, it made our day!
This photo was taken at one of our favorite spots in the Netherlands. For the wedding shoot we decided to bring a typical Dutch bicycle. The combination of the beautiful light and the sweet and georgous couple Arjan and Anouk, resulted in this beautiful photo
This photo was taken at Eastington Park in the Cotswolds. Earlier on in the day I walked up the stairs and noticed the contrast between the yellow stairs and black carpet. Laura and Paul we're such a fun and relaxed couple, all I had to do was let symmetry do the rest. I lit couple lit with a small flash, which a member of the party held for me.
This photo was taken a typically autumn day in Spain. A beautiful sunset, some leafless trees, a specially low sun and the perfect lovers... OH YEAH!
A closed diaphragm gave me the star and the WoW effect that I was searching for.
This photo was actually the last photo from a 3 day shoot. The whole day was rainy and cloudy, which in Northern England is a fair day. Just after sunset, the sky lit up. It was incredible! The light was changing so fast that I barely could setup the tree flashes needed to light up the tower and door. The location, Fountains Abbey, was so breathtaking and the light at the end of that day was memorable. I have been told by the groom that he visited a print studio that teased him/me about the amount of photoshop used in this photo. We both have a laugh at that. I can’t wait to get back to England.
This is the photograph of the bride when she comes to church, it occurred to me it was a great way to tell the story to see her and the reflection of the window at the village church and people coming in, it was a differently to have two stories in a single image.<br />
I like the expression of joy and excitement while she was watching his family move to the church.
This is possibly one of my personal favourite images from last year. Although I had a lot of favourites, this one always stands out for me. Last Summer, Katie and Charlie, got married at The Knowle Country House, Higham, Kent. They wanted a very relaxed day with photos that were unobtrusive but yet captured the enjoyment and atmosphere of their day. <br />
When it came to doing the traditional confetti shot I knew I had to do something different once I had found out that the guests had party poppers! I decided I was going to take the picture in reverse and photograph the guests' reactions whilst they blast the couple with the party poppers and confetti.
In order to document a Wedding properly, I like to think of myself as a guest at a wedding, looking in on the action. That is how I go about capturing every Wedding I shoot, from a guest's point of view. For me I love this image, as it does just that; it sums up Katie and Charlie's special day from the perspective of their guests.
This couple had a very rad wedding, with a ceremony outside a castle in Auvergne. However we decided to head to the woods for their couples session, during sunset. Those woods were truly magical, and when I saw this small cliff, I asked them if they were up to climb up there for me, and they said yes! It took them around 10 minutes to go up there, but when they did, the sun was lighting perfectly the trees and it was really magical!
This beautiful couple tied the knot in front of their 2 best friends at The Kings Park Bluff, located on the North Shore of Long Island where the Nissequogue River meets with the Long Island Sound.
Sights of dunes amongst the thick woods and high cliffs were one of the things that inspired us to choose this site. This great views and the raw nature were the perfect backdrop for this adorable duo. Their intimate elopement was nothing short of romantic as it was filled with heartfelt vows to one another, tears of joy and uncontrollable bursts of laughter.
This beautiful couple decided to stop off at this wonderful beach in Kent before heading on to meet their family at the reception. As the sun was setting over the stunning white stone cliffs the newly married couple gazed lovingly at each other and this moment was captured.
They have discovered the world together and lived in many different places around the globe. Laura and Mike said I Do along the Pacific Ocean and invited their closest friends and family to join to share a day full of joy, happiness, and love.
The story behind the first picture of the bouquet throw. Well I was at a wedding, enjoying the warm evening air, when the bride decided it was time to throw her bouquet. So I just grab my camera and thought it would be a great idea to join in with the girls to see if I could grab as many shots as possible as they all run and jump in hope of catching the bouquet. Luckily for me, I was in the right place at the right time and with the camera set to 11fps, I walked away a happy man with the image I wanted.
The photo was taken at Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic , at the top of the roof plaza call Novocentro. I'd like to tell what the couple felt at that moment ! :)
Belisa and Armando:Our first dance was a magical moment on our wedding day. Holding against each other, looking into our eyes, feeling all the love of our family and friends around, listening to our special song, remembering in every step of the dance and every second, why we have chosen each other. It just felt like we have been waiting for the most perfect moment of our lives, our first dance...
The photo was taken at Casa Loma in Toronto. I really enjoy beautiful architecture which this location definitely has. I was trying to capture their intimate moment and showcase Casa Loma at the same time.
The majority of the photos I take are not posed, but this one was...
I explore the story of the couple with my camera, capturing all the little moments that make the day special. The outcome of the day is memory, composing of spontaneous photos that will remind you of a smile, a tear and a moment forever captured.
As I said, this photo was posed and took quite some preparation. I visited the site - an old fortress - a few days in advance, tested and tried some things to achieve a reasonable result, but I was not quite satisfied. At the wedding however and at the very last moment, I decided to use a second external speedlite and a 14mm lens. I like the concept of mini photo shoots and this is what happened: the couple was having diner and between tho courses I quickly kidnaped them and took a few shoots. It was pitch-dark and had to use the light of my iPhone to check the settings of my camera.
Only one shot turned out well and it was just enough..
The couple walking along the beach as the tide begins to rush in. Shot with a super wide angle lens low to the sand (using flip-out screen helps), the shallow covering of water over the lumps and bumps of the beach creates this surreal water-scape as though they were standing out to sea.
Tariq and Serien are one of my loyal clients. I've known Tariq since we were in high school and had the pleasure to meet his wife two years ago while shooting their engagement party. Serien is a detail oriented person and convincing her to lay down on the floor, with her beautiful red gown, few hours before their engagement party was a big challenge for me. However, her passion for art and her true belief in me made it a bit easier. I can still remember the smile on her face saying " It was totally worth it”.
Shooting my best friend's engagement was totally different.
I've know him since we were in Kindergarten, thus they could not stop laughing whenever they looked at me. The freezing cold weather outside made it more difficult for the three of us! However, knowing your clients well is the secret weapon that will make you stand out. Omar loves landscape images, so I thought he'd be very happy to be part of a landscape shot. Congrats my friend.
Shooting in the UK can be challenging. Our weather is very unpredictable. I always set off with the kit and belief that the weather will be a challenge. I visited the location 24 hours before the wedding and knew that I wanted to head to the poppy fields with Jess and Sam but what would the weather do? It was glorious. We went out in early evening after the meal and speeches as the sun was getting lower. I shot into the light to give the image a hazy and intimate feel. My images are always about the relationship between the subjects and not about the camera.
Share this evening with Caro & Jairo pre-wedding was fantastic!! Despite their youth, they have decided to unite their lives through their wedding.
The natural environment of the 'Sierras de Minas', and a dreamy sunset created the ideal setting in which this photo was born.
Me, a fun pilot and a gorgeous lady!
Shooting this adorable couple was so unpredictable and interesting. Sometimes couples make shooting sessions really fun that you may actually spend two days with them without even noticing that. You get inspired with such beautiful minds and souls.It was great pleasure working with them and I've truly enjoyed every single shot!
Lluís and Sondra are of those couples that radiate their love.
In this picture her gaze says it all. Her beauty makes it all easy to understand.
I remember the exact moment when I took the picture as if it was right now. We prepared the scene and we only needed one shot to create the perfect instant.
A couple of newly weds, that for sure, will be together for the rest of their lives.
Lianne and Kenny celebrated their wedding day in the summer. This wedding picture was taken in a park near Tilburg a city in the south of the Netherlands. While documenting a wedding my approach is always to look for dynamic framing. During the making of this picture, I lay on the ground and the dog of the wedding couple suddenly walked up to me and I decided to shift the focus quickly.
It's been a day accompanied by fun and jokes, and this picture tells the atmosphere of that long day. After the long ceremony, the nice friends are arranged in a row, watching and laughing at the newlyweds as they kissed in front of this ancient Cathedral consecrated in 1223, in the town of Atri, Abruzzo, Italy. I had a few confused minutes to take this picture, because then friends stood up and have launched in the air hats. It ' was fun to capture the happy and carefree scene.
It was typical Finnish summer day: cold and rainy. When we arrived at the church the rain stopped.
We were lucky! There were a lot of tourists but we achieved to capture this peaceful moment.
It was a rainy wedding day in Holland but when you are at the right place and at the right time - LOVE shines through and weather doesn't matter. These two didn't need sunshine, they have the brightest future! Emilo en Jolien, you are two of the most beautiful souls, with so much love and affection. You guys made me so happy by asking me to capture these unforgettable moments.And I've got the best picture of the day! I wish you two nothing but magic!
It was a lovely bright and sunny day. This photo was taken at Huygensmuseum Hofwijck in Voorburg, near The Hague. The ceremony, reception and dinner took place at this location and just before the ceremony we did a short photoshoot with the bride and groom. This couple was so much fun to work with and they have a lovely sense of humor.
The 3 little ducks were following us around everywhere at this location and I noticed they were just about to pass the spot where I would be for my next shots.
I positioned myself so that the 3 ducks would be in my frame and one of them was very curious and wondered what I was doing. The bride and groom were enjoying the photoshoot and didn't even notice that I was working to get the ducks in the frame. I told them later and as the ducks were part of the location and joined us during this day, this photo shows perfectly how the three little extra guests were behaving.
The wedding was absolutely fantastic. Family and friends made this day one to remember for a long time and I'm very happy that I got to work with this wonderful, fun and enthousiastic couple!
It was a beautiful sunny start of the wedding day in August. Lianne, my second shooter (and talented wife), and I were in the gorgeous shifting sands near Burg-Haamstede with this amazing wedding couple. I was shooting with a wide angle lens, while my wife was shooting with a telephoto lens. Surprisingly a horse appeared from behind a dune and after dropping some horse dung it disappeared again. At this very moment, Lianne captured this moment in this image! We both love the contrast of the blue sky and the white clouds, the light colour of the sand and the sharp texture of the vegetation on the dunes together with this sweet couple.
In the end of September 2015 we were allowed to accompany the wedding of Leni and Andreas in Lunz am See, Austria. Back then, we agreed to do an additional after wedding shoot at Lunzer See in the upcoming winter. Finally, at the beginning of January, the time was right. it had been snowing heavily the night before and even throughout the day it never even paused – ideal conditions. Thanks Leni & Andreas for persevering despite the tough conditions!
I’d never shot a wedding before that involved sabrage which is the act of knocking the top off a bottle of champagne with a sword. The bride had never done this either, and her technique wasn’t the best smashing the entire top half of the bottle off. A shard of glass actually hit a flower girl cutting her arm, but the wound was minor and just required a band-aid. And now she’ll have a little reminder of the wedding forever.
I will always remember this wedding, because the bride and groom had the most beautiful car I have ever seen… an Aston Martin Vanquish. The groom is a big luxury car fan and I was very happy to see this wonderful lane with the gorgeous trees which they had picked as a backdrop for the photo shoot, in the middle of the Dutch countryside. A perfect setting for a perfect car. Bride and groom completed this picture wonderfully and we actually stayed quite a while to make sure we had all possible images with this amazing car that none of us was likely to see up & close very soon again. It instantly made me feel like a Bond girl and Daniel Craig could pop up at any moment. To my great disappointment that didn’t happen, but winning an award definitely makes up for it!
I shot this photo at Vieques, Puerto Rico when I was traveling with my wife. It's a self portrait of us. The beautiful Caracas beach, the amazing white sand and the wonderful sunset behind us was such a beauty that one had to see to believe!
But, grabbing a silhouette was even better.
I love a green and tree. I used green leaf to be foreground and frame of this picture. And we have a symbol of Rama XI Park in Background.
I shot this photo in evening for a cool tone and few warm. The couple so lovely and they make a romantic scene. You can feel and touch of their love.
I just love staircases. While shooting this lovely couple in a beautiful hotel, I came across these amazing old wooden stairs.
It was obvious that we had to use these stairs for our photoshoot. I set up the couple in a simple, but romantic pose and let the beautiful setting do the rest. I’m very happy with the result!
I had the pleasure of working with an amazingly easy going and sweet couple who completely trusted me and allowed me to experiment. We had only 30 minutes to take photos of the couple at the venue so I set up my off camera flash and started experimenting. The venue has an amazing brick walled room which provided a great urban backdrop to the photo. By the time we were able to take the couples photos it had already become bight time in Toronto so our only option was to shoot indoors as it was a really cold day. Nonetheless we ended up with awesome shots so it all worked out wonderfully in the end.
I had the honour to capture the wedding of my dear friends.
She and her husband took me in to a beautiful field to do the weddingshoot.
But first, the groom need to use the bathroom. (yeah, he was looking for a tree ;)
When the bride was waiting, i saw this stunning backlight around her, and captured this moment.
I am a big fan of black and white pictures. But when I pressed the shutter, I already knew that I wouldn't edit this picture in black and white. The great blue sky on a sunny summer morning. The beautiful lonely green tree. The classic cabriolet and ... the stunning wedding couple. A great mix of colors and elements.
Have you ever loved someone so much that just a touch of their hand made you feel on top of the world? In this single frame shot taken from the middle of a busy Atlanta street, you can see Felycia soaring up in the air right in front of their luxury hotel rendering bystanders utterly speechless. Or in other words: Felycia and Mark on their way to the top of the world...
Gianluca and Valentina got married in a beautiful location close to the sea, called Riviera di Rimini, in Italy.
Weather was strangely cloudy for a midsummer day but light was very romantic, suggestive and soffused. A perfect combo for a wedding photographer.
Bride and groom were both crazies, the funniest couple I've ever met and we had a lot of fun with them since the beginning of the ceremony.
Pic was taken on the beach where we had a lot of pleasure to see them playing with the smokes.The cloudy light, the clothes, the kiss and the smoke were the perfect combination for this photo.
For their engagement session they wanted THIS photo where they were standing out the sea. So we went to the Mediterranean sea, near the Fort de Bregançon, the official summer place of the french president. And after a short walk on the rocks, they were walking on the water. This photo was taken with a 200 mm lens.
First dance. So much happened before I shot this frame. Whole day was true rollercoaster. It started on the early morning, when the bride noticed that this dress do not fit at all. She had lost a lot of her weight on the last week and dress was made so fit. We had booked a lot of time for portraits, but we needed to use that time for repairing the dress. So outdoor daylight portraits were gone, but what was more important, we got a happy bride with fitted dress. Couple said after that day, that pictures were so good and all that drama about that big day was gone. Mission Happy Couple, accomplished.
Every so often, as a wedding photographer, you will meet a couple who are so in love with each other, that you do not have to direct their actions or pose them at all. Liz and John was that couple for me. As an alumnus of Penn State University, this photo is very near and dear to my heart. Lizz and John's romantic first look was shot on Penn State campus, and it was a gorgeous, hot summer day, where we spent the morning searching for shade. When this photo was taken, the sun had went down just enough to make a shot in the garden possible. The best part about the photo is that the staff actually approached us and told us we weren't allowed to do photos there, but when I explained that we were all former students, they gave us a little leeway! I love looking at photos, but the story behind them is often the best part, and is often kept a secret, unintentionally, from everyone except the photographer and the subject in the photo. I am so blessed to share this story with the rest of the world.
Chris and Carolyn were wed in the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside at the stunning Star Inn in Harome and this image was actually the final frame I took at their wedding.
They’d told me that photography was important to them both and during a pre-wedding meeting Carolyn had mentioned how much she loved the films of Darren Aronofsky - especially 'The Fountain’. Taking that as inspiration I set them both up in an amazing terrace covered in fairy lights and with a bit of help from a gelled flash managed to capture the guys enjoying a quiet moment together.
Brett & Brittney found love when they met at a Christmas party in 2012. This shot was taken at their engagement session this fall in a beautiful field just outside Saskatoon, SK. Canada. Brent was told to put his arms around Brittney and whisper something in her ear. The image that followed is just one example of an exchange that can only happen between two people who truly love each other.
Ashley & Kyle held a small wedding at a beach house in Emerald Isle, NC. Their day was filled with love and emotion from the start, so we were able to capture some really amazing images and moments throughout the day. We do not do a lot of posed photography when it comes to our couples because we want to see natural emotion and capture it as it happens. The sun was perfectly diffused behind some thin clouds just about the entire day, so it made it really easy on us. The wind was whirling when it came time to do their portraits, so I guided them to get together in the natural light that we had. Once I asked them to snuggle and kiss, her veil began to blow perfectly so I crouched down and quickly snapped this shot as her kissed her on the cheek. It was one of my favorite shots from their big day. Ashley & Kyle were a super sweet couple and were up for anything when it came to their portraits. They trusted me and I trusted them to just be themselves. It was a perfect combination for this photo and many more from their big day!
As for the story of the second image of the tree. Towards the end of 2015 I was at a wedding near a golf course and spotted this large but lone tree. All day it was in my mind and I kept thinking of how I could use this tree in an image. But with the light fading, I decided the only way was to light it up and be creative. I had to use 3-speed lights behind the tree/couple on a tri-sync, to speed the light around and into the tree. A fourth light was placed in front of the couple to light them up. So after a little setup and some test shots, I got the couple out and well the rest is history! I love the challenge of creating something unique for each couple with light and so pleased the image became a reality.
A classic shot of the brave couple facing the legendary British weather. No sun-drenched tropical destinations here! A single light behind the couple in the pitch-black darkness with a wide angle lens to capture as much rain as possible. I am a huge fan of negative space, as you can see. I kept them outside for only two minutes before we fled back indoors to safety, but very pleased we captured this result.