When we were in the photo session with the couple went to this place, a museum with spectacular architecture. We wanted the photo show how impressive the building in contrast to the couple, thought that would frame in a special way in the scene. We use artificial light to create more dramatic image.
We were going for a shot that would capture his undying devotion to her, and managed to capture this sweet moment walking down the beach.
We traveled down to Lake Lure, North Carolina to photograph the wedding of a veteran wounded in Afghanistan. After the ceremony, the bride asked for a picture of her and her bridesmaids fishing off the dock near the venue, because she was a bit of a country girl and had always enjoyed angling as a child. What made this moment even more special for the bride, though, was when her five-year-old new stepdaughter saw everyone with rods in hand, grabbed one of her own and jumped into the shot. That small gesture reaffirmed for the bride that her husband’s child wanted her to be part of her life and family.
Very nice couple. Her name is Sevilla, its - Eugeny! This photo shows the dance of love and devotion. Bride hovers in the arms of the brave groom. They are extremely happy together! Let it always will be!
This wedding was in Bergen op Zoom, a city in the south-west of the Netherlands at the beautiful wedding location Natuurlijk Kloof in the middle of a nature park. After the romantic ceremony the wedding couple, Joyce & Rick released white doves for offering hope for their wedding. The shot was taken from the ground and it's always a surprise which way the doves flying.
This wedding couple really likes to travel and we have made a pre-wedding shoot in the beautiful streets of Paris. Their wedding day was at a wonderful castle in The Netherlands and when they heard we also offer an “after wedding shoot” on a location they contacted us to go to Austria. We have been in this valley before and I could imagine a picture like this. I know that the last minutes before sunset are sometimes misty and magical, when we arrived at the location we were very lucky because the sun was partly shining on the mountain, some parts were in the mist and the sky opened up for the sun to come through. The wind blew the fresh powdery snow over the hill which finishes the background. The couple was amazing to work with, they knew how to pose for me and we used a walkie-talkie to communicate with them. The dress was already frozen because of the temperature which was around -6 degrees celsius so we had to finish this picture as quick as possible.
This was the first time shooting in this huge palace that is located in salt-city, Jordan. The couples Salam and Odai were amazingly excited, as it was their engagement day, but we did not have a plenty of time for the shoot. The beautiful love story of Salam and Odai lasted 8 years! so I thought to myself I should make a beautiful image of them that lasts forever!
This veil had a gorgeous trim, and the rustic backdrop really made it pop. When the wind picked up, I knew we had a perfect black and white.
This picture was taken in "La Mancha" (Spain) during te first few days of April. It was a very special wedding for us and carefully organised by the wedding couple. This photograph shows one of the moments where Aroa, the bride is being helped by her sister and her mother. It was such an important moment for them. Aroa and David' s wedding has been one of the most moving we have ever covered.
This picture is made in a prestigious hotel in Barcelona. When I knew that the wedding has done on the Rey Juan Carlo´s Hotel, I already knew I wanted to take this photo. This made at the hotel hall, Bride and Groom were in the elevator. Although it seems incredible this photo took at 16.00h pm so It had a lot of light, but I knew how I was going to prepare the photo and then retouch. My assistant was inside the elevator with my light focus. She was lying on the floor by illuminating the couple. I just needed the perfect time to take the picture. I tried twice and then I had the photo. After that when I came my home I retouch the photo as I had thought before making.
This picture has been realized in South of France on the rock near « Les Baux de Provence ». I wanted a photo overlooking the valley during the sunset. This rock was great but to get there, the couple had to pass between 2 smalls rocks and spanning a hole 12 meters high ! My very brave honeymooners achieve this feat for to have this picture.
This photo was taken in the "trash the dress" shooting of Miriam & Xabi, such an amazing couple from Vizcaya, north of Spain. The location is called "San Juan de Gaztelugatxe" and is situated in the town of Bermeo, in the basque country. There are exactly 241 steps to get to the hermitage at the top of the location from which I did this photo with my Nikon d750 and 85mm lens. We waited until the sunset to get that orange light that I love.
This photo was taken in Cornalvo Natural Park, Mérida (Spain). I mixed a Typycal south-Spain landscape with couple´s silhouette. Colorful spring flowers make it more attractive visually.
This photo was taken in a post wedding at mysterious Juromenha ruins (Portugal) with a young couple. A strange place with abandoned churches. Beautiful self-made bride dress.
This photo was taken during a marriage ceremony in North India. I love photographing weddings from different cultures because they inspire me to create photos that show what my soul perceives from this beautiful scenes and travels. And this was such an elegant & beautiful wedding! Rimple, my bride, was such an inspiration and the perfect muse for the 5-day event I documented. This is definitely my favorite candid portrait of her.
This photo was shot on January the 30th, in Northern Italy. Elena and Enrico are two joyful people, definitely in love with each other and with life. They chose the tree as a symbol for their tableau de marriage, and so wanted so much to have a pic of them near a tree during their wedding day. I was so lucky to find this huge one in the garden nearby. The reception location, so fascinating even without leaves, with its strong branches bravely spreading in the cold winter evening sky. I think that everything is artistic in Nature, and decided to capture the Magic, only looking for shapes, black and white graphical lines. They were so happy to have this giant tree as their special wedding witness!
This photo is of an engaged couple made in a village an abandoned village. Made with a mixture of natural light and flash. The location is around Elvas (Portugal).
This photo is of an engaged couple made in a village an abandoned village. Made with a mixture of natural light and flash. The location is around Elvas (Portugal).
This is an engagement story of two people who have met in Amsterdam. This picture is also taken on the bridge near the Amstel river in Amsterdam. Because I wanted to take an original picture I have waited a long time fort he perfect moment and all they had to do is be verry romantic. I think it worked : )
This image was taken in the square in Amalfi, Italy. There is so much beauty around the town and surrounding area that it really is a pleasure to shoot there. I wanted to provide Alistair and Luisa something different from what they might have been expecting. Luisa has strong family ties to the town and I wanted to give the impression that they were just simply taking a walk surrounded by all that Amalfi is about, tourism, beautiful old architecture, great food, and Mopeds!
This image was captured at a wedding on a beautiful spring day here in Perth. The couple chose to have some of their wedding photos taken at a very popular location here - the University of WA. It’s popular because it has beautiful gardens and wonderful old architecture. Our couple actually had these photos taken just before their ceremony as they didn’t want a long amount of time between the ceremony and the reception. So, they chose to go against tradition and see each other before the ceremony. This shot, amongst the arches, was semi setup but we had them all chatting to each other so it had a more casual look about it. They were a fun group of people to work with. We love bringing out the texture of the limestone in our post processing and think it looks pretty good in this image.
This gorgeous couple Alex and Irina came to Koh Samui just to relax. Inspired by their slow and long rendezvouses in the shade of the coconut trees they have decided to do a romantic photo shoot. The final touch was the sunset, that was simply stunning on that day.
This amazing location is just a few kilometres from where I live. The photo was taken with a lovely couple in a completely in stone, authentic village called “La Beaume” in the South of France. I "LOVE" this place because there are beautiful and cute streets where you can walk and relax, and you have a beautiful view of the rocky cliffs and river.
These guys were such good fun and were already having a great day whilst getting ready for the wedding. We were making our way to the church when I saw the zebra crossing and said to the guys 'who wants an Abbey road moment' at which point they all started laughing and just lined up. They left the ideal spacing and strode across like they owned it! I thought it was a really fun shot that the boys will look back on and laugh. What you don't see is the line of cars behind me all patiently waiting, luckily we nailed it in one take.
The perfect sun flare situation presented itself through this arch of roses for Emma and Anthony’s Wedding. The photo shoot took place at Brookleigh Estate in Western Australia.
The entire wedding is bursting with action, sparks are flying, champagne is popping, the couple is on their ultimate high. In this photo, we feel that all of a sudden the world STOPS. Everything for this couple was thrown into slow motion. Clients always are nervous about taking an after shoot, which we do after the wedding reception is over. They say I'm going to look like garbage, I'm tired, I wanna go to my hotel. But this couple was all for it, and the result was showstopping. In the heart of Time Square,NYC.
Ste and Emma met when Emma rode up to the pub the pub on her horse for a quick drink. Both keen golfers, they held their wedding reception in a marquee at their local Golf Club in the Northeast of England. The photo was a purely spontaneous moment caught just as they embraced during their first dance and at the precise moment that their family let off a confetti canon. The light from the off-camera flash has captured confetti, glitter-ball and a look of joy that summed up their entire day.
Sometimes all the elements of a photograph just fall naturally into place. It was a day with thick Summer heat and the meadow was ablaze with colour. I loved how the shadow from the trees on the left were sweeping towards us and I asked the couple to go for a walk together. They had a natural chemistry. The open blue sky and the ochre field is what makes this photograph a favourite for me.
Monkey pod trees are very common here in Hawaii, but they are so beautiful. They can grow taller than 80 ft. and live for hundreds of years. I saw this particular tree and knew it would frame the two of them perfectly. The blue sky and yellow sun goes so well with the dark shadows from the tree hanging over the couple. It's as if the tree is protecting them from the rest of the world in this precious moment.
Meghna(Bride) and Keith( Bridegroom) were really fun to capture. This image was shot at their reception in Mangalore, Karnataka, India. The ribbons on the ceiling looked mesmerising to my eyes and once I saw it through the lens, it just got better with them in the frame with it. My options were limited and as the venue did not have much to offer besides the decor. The decor made this happen.
Long distance between Singapore and Taiwan did not stop them from loving each other. This photo was shot in Tiong Bahru, Singapro where they firstly dated. The chairs behind them are the symbol of their love embracing each other. In place where they initially met, their photo was shot for lasting love.
Katie & Karl had trusted me with just doing my thing on the day and so when it came to portrait time it was beautiful light outside, but I was more intrigued by the beautiful light inside. We only had 5 mins as the cars were waiting and I think they must have thought what is this guy doing but that's why client trust is so important. The tricky thing was finding a pose that could work with the small slivers of light and finally adding the movement of the veil gave it that something else. I'm really happy with how it came out, but more importantly, so are they!
Jamey & Seanna Gifford of Lawrenceville, PA chose to have their wedding photographs taken in The Gaffer District of Corning, New York. They stayed at the famous Radisson Hotel, which is a short walk to Centerway Square where this clock tower serves as a gathering place for the community since it’s reconstruction in 1989 as a city park. The clock tower was originally constructed in 1883 and was a gift of heirs of the community’s founder, Erastus Corning. This location was the perfect backdrop to document their special day and especially in the month of February in Upstate New York where the winters can be cold and gray. The beautiful lighted brick walkways make it a romantic place to capture special moments like this, moments where they walk together on their new journey as husband and wife. Thank you to you both for choosing Betsy Snyder, Simply Time Photography to capture these special memories for you! Finger Lakes Region of New York Wedding. Photographer @simplytimephotography.
It was the height of Summer and a hot day with its of harsh shadows so I took the couple for a walk under some trees so we’d get some softer light. I backed off to allow them some time to connect and found a position where they were framed perfectly by the overhanging trees. The sun had gone in slightly but I waited and after awhile it came out and created this beautiful hazy light streaming through, that’s when I started clicking.
It was a fresh windy day. Seville and Eugene enjoyed the free expanses of the Crimea, he breathed in the sea air! Somewhere far below seagulls fly. A feeling that newlyweds is now fly up like a bird and will soar over the expanses of the Black Sea.
Inspired to the trendy of the summer, this photo was born as for joke with the bridegrooms that have wanted express, in a so important moment of their life, "she takes my hand and we goes together away for our road...
I adore the Old City of Jerusalem. It has some of my favorite spots for photo shoots. But during the busy mid-afternoon, it can come with the challenge of finding a location with the right lighting and no bustling crowds. This tunnel ended up giving me all that and a natural vignette. The look of love in the couple's eyes was the only other thing I needed to make this shot one of my all-time favorites.
Helmond, The Netherlands. This photograph was shot in the historical Castle Geldrop. Aneesha and Shiroj hired the entire location for two hours only for their photo shoot. The estate is located on the outskirts of Eindhoven, between the green and the ancient trees in the Castle Park. On the estate, there are beautiful locations such as the fairytale castle, English garden idyllic landscape dotted with brightly colored flowers and the charming Castle farm.
Having fun while working is the best way to achieve taking a pitching like this one, that moment was quite easy for the groom, because the bride is quite slim. Marius and Tània decided to go to Vilafortuny castle for the post– wedding session, and that way, later on, end up at the beach. Nowadays they are parents to a beautiful girl.
Getting ready photos before the wedding is undoubtedly some of the most genuine and memorable moments of the day. This is one of my favorite classical shots for the bride getting ready, as I admire so many things about it, the lighting, the veil and the look on the bride's face anticipating the moment she's been waiting for, the moment she marries the man she loves.
For this shot, we decided to climb a volcano in the high mountains of center France, during sunset. It was raining a little bit before this shot, but the sun was totally amazing so we decided to embrace it and shoot anyways!
For this picture, we had to climb to the top of this large hill, but the view from the top was worth the trek. I knew they would be able to give a great jump scene because the bride is a basketball player, and the groom a coach. The two of them met at their local league. This image captures their bright and exciting spirit perfectly.
Every picture is special to a photographer because the hard work behind every picture is known only to them! This particular picture hits my top fav list! And that's the reason I decided to send his picture for Weddison Award and I grabbed an award for this and nothing could be more boosting than being appreciated for your work! The loving couple Vinoth and Sathya are such sweet people! They had a proper BigFat wedding! Indian weddings are full of ceremonies and relatives and it gets difficult to enter the crowd and click a picture! I kept switching places to fix and angle! I tried all possible composition and finally fixed this one! I was stuck in between the crowd and literally had to play hard and push their hands in all possible direction so that I get a proper view for this shot! Waited for expression from people around them through my viewfinder and I am glad I got this shot! It gives immense pleasure that I won the award for this picture! Hard work always gets paid through best appreciation!
Did the post wedding shoot for Abhilash and Preethi! It was an amazing experience as we were diving on the roads and searching for a location to shoot! I saw the sunset and the location and was prepared to take a silhouette, but the sunburst took my attention and ended up with this beautiful picture! The place was very much peaceful with trees around but it was a little threatening! The couple was ready for any pose and this definitely makes it easy for the photographer to try out new things! Over all the shoot was an awesome experience and I was very much confident that I would get an award for this picture!
Chad and Clara were the picture perfect couple at their wedding at the very rustic Barn at Casey’s Lumber Mill in Woodland Park, Colorado. They both had such a great time shooting unique photos. They were made for one another, so in love. They made the job much easier by their fun-loving attitudes. The sun was just going down when this shot was taken next to the old rustic barn, making it such a true old fashioned timeless moment that they will cherish for many years.
Believe it or not, this is not staged. This is an impulse shot I took at a wedding I was hired to shoot in the beautiful and extremely cosmopolitan island of Mykonos. Also, this was not fiddled with in Photoshop. And that’s the truth. This is the actual pic I took during an interval at the shooting of the next day of the wedding. I had already covered the proceedings with all the necessary, “cliché” photos that we are all required to take. Having done that I felt free to play around with the couple. Actually, at that moment, I had stopped shooting and was sitting at a table resting. Someone (I think the groom) had left his sunglasses at a seat next to the table. Blame it on the breeze of the Aegean, their good mood, or the true love they felt for each other, they suddenly started kissing. Passionately. They were standing out of my sight behind me, so I guess they were not ashamed by my presence. So suddenly I see their reflection – kissing - on the sunglasses. I thought this was a shot too good to miss, so I grabbed my camera and pulled a couple of shots. I chose the best out of the lot and showed it to them. They liked it (the girl blushed a bit…) and well, here it is. I’m glad you liked it too.
Becs and James had their wedding in a forest here in New Zealand. During their portrait shoot I let them stroll ahead into the woods and gave them a bit of space just to be themselves and fired off a few frames from a distance sniper style. On a wedding day the portrait shoot is really the only time the bride and groom get to spend alone together, so I make sure I give them an opportunity to enjoy this time.
Becca and Stephan had the most colourful wedding and had literally bucket loads of confetti. I knew I wanted to get as close and wide as possible when shooting them throwing the confetti over them and sure enough I captured this off-the-cuff moment of the groom getting confetti right in the face! I love the expression on their faces and knew when I looked back it would be one of my favourites from their day. It’s not a typical confetti shot but it encapsulates this couple and their own colourful story.
Ashley and Adam were such a fun and romantic couple! For their wedding day we headed out to an abandoned farm yard and the bride soon pointed out these two beautiful twin trees that just so happened to have the sun coming through them making the scene radiant!
Andrey and Alyona are the Lithuanians living in Norway. Their Scandinavian wedding was really frosty, so they could not wait to meet the gentle tropical sea and sun. They wanted some unusual pictures and they got them after climbing high into the mountains, where we have found an unfinished restaurant with with magnificent views.
Agustín and Natalia celebrated their wedding day at "Ribera del Duero" an important wine producing area of Castilla y Leon in northern Spain. It was the end of summer and the vineyards were amazing. We were very lucky with the light, when the sun began to set light seeped between strains. We take the opportunity to play with lights and shadows to capture the atmosphere of that special day. it was perfect!!
...for an instant they are forgotten that I was in auto with them...with the complicity of a splendid sunset and the extraordinary Tuscan country, this photo was born...