The photo is taken near the birthplace of the groom A place with beautiful nature. They chose this season because of the warm colors. While the making of these pictures they had a lot of fun and love. The weather was alternating sun and fast clouds. Just this moment the clouds make a heart, a symbol of love…
That is why the couple loves this picture the most. The piciture reminds their love and beautiful day. It's hanging in their livingroom, such a big photo on glas. I will always remember this weddingday, I saw so much love and then I heard of the attacks in Paris...
When you think about a dream wedding to photograph, for moments as magical as this one, you wish you could travel somewhere beautiful, somewhere exotic, you wish for amazing views and perfect light that day, you wish that the bride looks amazing and that her dress is perfect and her bouquet is flawless.
My wish was far more specific, I wished for all this but most important of all, I wished that if I got the chance to photograph a wedding as beautiful as this one, that the bride and groom were foolishly in love, that their connection was so amazing that there was no need to spend hours taking pictures, that the people who were with them that day loved them so much that any moment was a picture perfect moment to remember forever. Thanks to my amazing clients and friends, my wish was granted, and today I cannot be but grateful for the opportunity, for all the hard work from my team and for the guys at Wedisson for giving me this award!
This was one of the very last images I took on the wedding day of Lauren & Charlie which took place at the fabulous venue of Rockingham Castle in Northamptonshire. I’d planned to do an evening shot like this once I’d arrived and seen this impressive entrance into the venue. We’d had glorious weather all day and just as night fell it started to rain - which with the backlighting has added something a little bit extra to the image.
When I met with Carol and Jason, we just clicked as human beings. Something we all had in common was our ability to be true and genuine loving people. On their wedding day, I remember noticing this awesome spot at the Knowlton Mansion. The way the light spilled was incredible. I told Carol and Jason to hold close and do their thing. This photograph was a timeless moment that truly represents their unconditional love for each other.
The couples dream was to get married in Hawaii since the time they started dating and after many years and months of planning and saving the day has finally come and what an ending to an epic day! My photography is to learn about the couple's journey to capture the raw and sincere moments. This bride and groom was no different with so much emotion and thoughts it was only natural to be able to capture this moment.
I met Katherine and Fernando on a very hot day at my office. She was very shy and reserved. She was more expressive than him. When we started the meeting, the only word she said out loud was "Different" and he was agreeing with her. They explained to me what they really wanted on their pictures. They did not want anything like everyone else, they wanted the perfect combination between love and adventure. One of the most important things that inspired me was the sparkle in their eyes. When Fernando looked at her, there was a proclamation of love for Katherine. We strive to be the real storytelling of love, the passion of each other was reflecting on each image. The complicity between them was simply excellent to accomplish everything. This image was made in Puerto Hermoso, Salinas Bani, South of the Dominican Republic. Usually the sea is very strong in the area were the picture was taken, but that day the ocean was as calm as a dish, the reflections, the breeze, the sky, the sunset..everything was in perfect combination to create an image out of this world. We told the boat driver exactly where I wanted him to stop. When they saw the final result they just said: “you just made magic. Your image is a piece of art”.
This couple was a dream to work with! They were so laid back and were up for any adventure. We took a boat out to get to this location in Eastern Washington, we got lucky that the water was lower than usual this time of year so we were able to get them up on the rock and take some incredible shots.
Patti and Bobby got married at the beautiful St. Lukes, in downtown Charleston.This image was captured right after their ceremony in the courtyard of the church. The suns rays were filtering through the leaves of the giant oak trees, framing the couple for this portrait.
Tracie and Andy chose a really unique venue in London, The Swan at Shakespeare's Globe, for its fantastic views over St Paul’s Cathedral from the ceremony room so when it came to taking their couple portraits, we absolutely had to feature this majestic building. When you get married in the very centre of London, there really is no such thing as ‘alone time’, and for two fairly private people, stepping out onto the Millennium Bridge with a few hundred tourists and city workers was a bit of a daunting prospect. I’m so happy they managed to lose their inhibitions and embrace the moment as well as each other…and I’m very grateful to Mother Nature for putting on a pretty spectacular cloud show for us to add to the drama.
Paul and Catherine are the couple from Odessa. Bride is very gentle and devoted woman. Groom is purposeful and courageous, likes to travel. When a young sailor met the love of his life - he has a new dream - to show his Catherine the most beautiful places of our planet! Immediately after the wedding the couple went on a long journey. Ahead they have a lot of goals and victories, which they will carry out together!
The making of this photo can be summarized in one word:coincidence. It's just so happen that when I was taking photo of the newly-wed, I noticed a lovely coincidence, an elderly couple and a young couple sitting on chairs in the backdrop, evenly on both sides, and with the newly-wed in the middle, it composed the idea of two people passionately dated in young age, walking on the journey of life together and accompanied each other when getting old. What else can be better to portray their life ahead?
This beautiful couple married in Apeldoorn. The party was in the City Lounge witch is in an old bank building and now used as a party venue. In the Mystical environment with the former vaults where the money was saved I could photograph this amorous couple.
This photo was taken in France, in a country called "Las Landas".
We went to this amazing lake to have a "trash the dress" photoshooting with this lovely couple at the sunset. A Nikon d800 was used with a 35mm lens and a SB910 flash from the left at the maximum power and the closest zoom.
This was taken at the beautiful Sint Joris kerk in Eindhoven, Netherlands. During the ceremony i scouted the whole church to find a nice composition. I think this picture really shows how big the church is, as the bride and groom give an scale of this magnificent location.
After a long wedding day, after all the speeches are done, it was the perfect time to sneak out with this beautiful bride and groom for some romantic shots just outside the reception hall. When the chemistry is excellent and the couple look as good as Nataliya and David, everything aligns perfectly at the click of the shutter! This image was every bit as elegant and beautiful as I had envisioned in my mind!
The rain was falling hard during this particular wedding. Luckily we planned to shoot around Philadelphia City Hall which is one of the most incredible masonry buildings in the world. As we were shooting it started to rain really hard so we jumped into one of the tunnels there. Seeing the light, I asked them to just hang out at the opening of the tunnel at which point the groom made a joke causing his bride to bend backwards in just the perfect way, making their silhouettes a really intriguing capture when I pressed the shutter.
This image was taken in Half Moon Bay, CA. Couple hired me from Oklahoma and came to the Ritz Carlton Hotel to do their wedding. We had some fun adding a mini trash the dress session by the beach. The weather was perfect and the sun was about to set leaving some definition in the sky.
We spent a little while taking photos around Downtown Charleston, and then headed out to the beach to catch the sunset.There is a point down towards the lighthouse where the beach meets the marsh and the sunsets are always some brilliant shade of purple.This particular night we got lucky with a great cotton candy sky and a rising tide around the rocks. Perfection.
In life there are moments when we forget any problems. This is the best time for harmony, privacy and enjoying the company of a loved one. Paul and Catherine gave each other the opportunity. They will remember these beautiful places of native Ukraine - open spaces and clean air of the Carpathians!