I simply adore bridal photo's like this, so when I got the chance to make this, I was so excited. In the castle of Oud Wassenaar at Wassenaar, Netherlands, a castle that needs repair so much, I got the opportunity to shoot this with light.
The bride is walking up the stairs in candlelight and a heart full of beautiful memories of her wedding day.
This picture was taken in de Levenstuinen (the gardens of life) in Teuge. The owners bought 15 years ago a large plot of land and made a large beautiful garden, including this little chapel in it. On this particular location I saw the strong love between Alex and Anne and it felt so good to photograph them beautiful featured standing for the chapel.
This was the big day of Nathan & Anke and this is probably one of the pictures I loved the most of their wedding.
It was shot in the Netherlands on our way to their party location, one of those perfect spots.
The lighting was perfect, the car being cute and the couple not paying to much attention to me.
Brandon and Jenny's wedding was on a rainy and wet day in LaRonge Saskatchewan. Last year fires swept through the forests forcing many to evacuate their homes in LaRonge and around. When the groom mentioned the burned down forests I immediately knew that the forests were something I wanted in their wedding photos! They looked stunning against the black forest and new life growing from the ground up. It almost seemed symbolic as if it stood for the beginning of a new life! It was a fantastic day with two amazing and genuine people and their families, I could not have asked for and better couple to spend a rainy day in the forest with.
This "trash the dress" shooting was done in the city of love,París. We had a long long shooting day from 11am until 11pm traveling through all the most important places of this awesome city and finally having this nigh shoot in the Eiffel Tower. A nikon d800 and a 35mm lens were used in this photo,including a back flash to add a bit more magic to the shoot.
Hannah and Dan's guests were partying hard and I felt pretty guilty dragging them away from the dance floor, but the little tree all lit up with fairy lights at Highgate House in Northamptonshire is lovely and combined with the gorgeous last light in the sky, I was desperate to shoot through the lights to grab a back lit portrait. Hannah's cousin held the flash for me - I think he thought I was a little crazy - and it didn't take long to catch this shot and they were able to head back to the dance floor to carry on partying. A moment of calm in a crazy night!
The forecast of this day were terrible. Storms, rain and other bad weather was expected; but nothing other than the opposite was true this day. As we walked through the beautiful park, the sun at its highest point, i saw this perfect mixture between sunlight and shadows! Thanks to my b1 i could even out the foreground and background.
At the couple's engagement session, we took shots of them with the stars and the moon. On the wedding day, it was only suiting to take them to the clouds! During their portrait session after the ceremony, we took them to hills on this beautiful day. This image was made in camera using the reflections on the iPhone. When our couple saw the image, they exclaimed "you took us to the clouds!
This was just after the ceremony had ended and I was taking family portraits with the bride and her family. Out of nowhere the sky just started dumping snow, and a lot of it. The bride happened to be standing next to her sister as well as her new husband's sister when it started, and right away I motioned for my assistant, who was holding an off camera light, to jump behind them and she understood right away. What I was able to capture was a pretty awesome moment when the first snow started to fall.
I love taking photographs in the rain and Jade and Arwel were more than happy to go outside in the evening for this shot. We started off with them being stood under an umbrella but once I had my settings correct I asked them to throw it away. I think shots like this look much better without an umbrella.
This shot of Charlotte & George was taken At The Mill, near York, a gorgeous venue with lots of lovely spots for portraits. I knew from the second I saw this bridge that I wanted this shot and waited in anticipation until the sun went down. The bride and groom didn’t have long until their first dance so this was taken in a hurry! I set a flash behind them and one gridded to my left to help them pop in this lovely twinkly light scene.
This image is particularly special to me. Paul & Donna both work in the Natural History unit for the BBC and have a real love of the natural world. They particularly love fossils and dinosaurs, both of which were huge factors in the decor for their wedding day - including a real T-Rex jawbone as pride of place!
Paul & Donna got engaged very close to this spot, which is a beach in Dorset, UK, a World Heritage site and known as the 'Jurassic Coast' as it's famed for the amount of ammonites and fossils that are found here; you can walk along the coastline and see them everywhere. So, we thought it would be wonderful to bring them back to the place that means so much to them for their wedding photographs. It was a hot Saturday in July and filled with tourists, but amazingly we managed to find a completely empty spot to create some really meaningful wedding images for the couple.
Took this picture about a month ago during an engagement shoot for my good friends, Durgy and Anaar. We got onto location after it had just rained and there were way too many ideas going on in my head. I saw the log and tried to convince them to get on it. With the log, rocks and ground below all being wet and slippery, it took almost 25-30 minutes to setup the shot. I wanted for the shot to look enchanted with a fairytale element to it.
...they lived happily ever after.
Jenessa + Derrick had a beautiful, intimate wedding at a rustic barn in Mississippi. They decided to not see each other before the ceremony and so the moments before the ceremony began were full of nervous anticipation and excitement. What made the moment even sweeter than most was that both of Jenessa's flower girls were eager and excited to help in any way. Therefore, they became the official dress "fluffers."
On this wedding day in June, the weather forecasts were dramatic. It had been raining all morning. Just minutes before we were gonna start making pictures outside, it stopped raining and the sun broke through. These amazing clouds were the result. Not only the beautiful weather made this image one of my favorite images of the day, but the couple made it great. The bride had a warm and classic appearance and the groom had twinkling eyes and adored his bride. Such a beautiful and relaxed couple. That's the dream of every photographer.
As we approached the last hours of shooting, we started heading back towards our cars. As we walked up an exhausting row of stairs, we ended up in front of this stunning opening in one of London’s secret treasure locations. I couldn’t help but admire how beautifully the colour of the bride’s sari complemented the view. I just knew I had to capture Venthan & Poorani’s romance amidst such dramatic scenery.
This humble couple just became parents and we happened to meet when I came to take their newborn pictures.<br />
Their son is such a happy little boy and very cute to have in front of the lens! After buying their house last year and committing through parenthood they were now ready to tie this knot they're in together! He works as a project manager for the Tilburg District. They are reconstructing this old train-site and are working on the area where this huge, old hangar makes part of. It is known for wedding shoots and that's why the groom suggested going here in case of bad weather. The couple initially wanted to have their photo-shoot taken out in natural environment only. The weather was looking good for their wedding day and as we discussed their details two weeks in advance of their big day, I couldn't let go of the idea to hop in this former train hangar no matter what weather circumstance, it just seemed a missed chance not to do this. And so we did after he picked his fiance up in an awesome vintage car we drove to "the Spoorzone" where I asked them if they would take this moment to have their first dance rehearsal. This massive hall with all this beautiful light falling in just asked for some action. They loved it. I could tell they felt so special!
The setting is South Farm in Cambridge, just a perfect venue and these to planned a beautiful wedding and the day was superb. I wanted to gibe the couple something a little more creative than just your normal couple shots we had taken that day and so after they had danced and drank we headed out in to the driveway and I asked them to take a moment to themselves and just snapped away… The end result i think reflects the couples want to be themselves and take moments to enjoy each other when they can without worrying about the world around them. They are a beautiful couple.
The story of the picture is that they have a year that these pictures were married. However, their pictures were about the year before failed and they had not found the location desired. I 'm looking for them after having gone this location in Germany and have found him . On the same day, we can make this beautiful wedding pictures a year to the wedding. We had everything to newly arranged, hair, makeup and flowers. We had a wonderful day.
Many people think this image was taken at a beach, but its quite far away from it. This was from a Trash the dress session in Oaxaca, MX.
The session started at 6am in the morning in Hierve el Agua, which is at the top of a waterfall. Bride and groom were truly troopers.
The wedding was in a small town in north Alabama, USA. The Bride and Groom were huge Star Wars fans (Darth Vader even made a special appearance at the reception!). Post ceremony wedding party photos finished up at the old (and only) movie theater downtown, where we captured this iconic formal dip in front of the Roxy!