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 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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 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!
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:)
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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”.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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...