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