This picture was meant to be. We waited for a couple of hours for the sunset until this magical moment happened. the light was perfect, the sky was dramatic and the couple in love, everything conspired and I'm glad that I was there to capture it.
These guys love to kitesurf! And as I am a kitesurfer as well I asked them if it would be a nice idea to bring their kites to their wedding beach and so they did :) The colours are amazing and the love between them is so lovely to see! Happy to win an award with this one after a very busy season.
That day, I had to go out of town and woke up on early morning to photograph an engagement photo-session. Worried about a sudden rain which might cancel the outdoor session, but it turned out into something magical, the forest was covered by the thick blurry fog. Voila.
I was just in love with the back details of my brides dress. It is a very good example, even when it's a horrible rainy day outside, you can still create some magic. This restaurant in the middle of the swiss alps has a beautiful basement where I created this image with my profoto strobe.
Simon at One Marylebone Wedding in London, showing his guests how to open a bottle of champagne with a sabre, before elegantly pouring the wine onto a champagne tower.
Love creates "Magic"!
This picture happens to be the closest to me and there's a good reason why. There are generally a lot of restrictions where I live in terms of where one can shoot and all the gear one can use. This location where I created this image was no different. I had just finished setting up the entire thing and was ready to click the shutter and do some "light painting" when I was approached by the cops asking me to leave the premises immediately. Now with "Light-painting", it's all about trial and error because one can't really see the pattern he's making. But still, after a lot of requesting and begging, the cops finally agreed to give me 5 minutes to make one image and they waited over to see what I was up to. I did the best I could in creating that one shot in those 5 minutes and the result shook the cops completely! They were so impressed, they allowed me a few more minutes and told me that at first, they thought I was crazy to be aimlessly waving a "tube-light" around leaving the camera behind... but the image finally got displayed on the camera and they exclaimed for never having witnessed such "magic" in their entire lifetime!! What a genuine compliment and gesture!
The United Kingdom
I love nothing more than a sunset. I am stupidly lucky that my couples do too! My bride and groom gladly leapt into a golf buggy just after their first dance to race up to this location overlooking the Cheshire plains. I love to include lifts, spins and any kind of movement in my images, however we decided doing that on the edge of a cliff wasn't the greatest idea! I'm really thrilled we managed to capture the sunset though :-)
We were in the Agafay desert near Marrakech. I had already imagined this image before going there and when we were there, the bride and groom, the light and the landscape everything was present to give life to this image.
A few months after their wedding, the bride wanted to fulfill a wish. Namely in her wedding dress riding a horse... On a beautiful Sunday morning in the forest, we did this After-wedding shoot! And what a cool photo. I love it
Bianca and Pedro came to Mallorca from Brasil to live their Elopement in this beautiful city. As Good Brazilian people, dancing was in the air...
Janina and Ranjid wanted to marry where they felt most comfortable, in the mountains. Janina wore a very beautiful wedding dress that her mother wore 30 years ago. Janina has made only minor changes. What was most important to both of them for their day was that their dogs could be there. The two Shar Peis also had a literally important role, because they brought the wedding rings. It was a beautiful day in the heart of the Alpine foothills.
The United Kingdom
The sun was setting fast and Hollie and Aidan were inside ripping the dance floor up with their guests. I had mentioned doing a sneak out so they popped outside for 5 minutes, stood near the entrance to a farmers field overlooking the gorgeous sunset. As soon as i posed them I knew it would make the perfect silhouette.
Mr. And Mrs. Ram clelebrating their years of love coming together into a marriage. And what is a better place to celebrate their love than in the mother nature! So we went to the hills and found out these dramatic clouds you can see in the picture. Thought of taking a silhouette and that's the shot.
The United States
This was a little too scary shot to capture, but Pin and Linda were brave enough and fearless to stand over there and wait for me to get this shot as I wanted. This was too high and if you look down from the other side, you might get panic. I told them to not look there and only look at each other's eyes or even close their eyes and enjoy the moment. I got the idea of capturing this shot as a silhouette before I ask them to get up there.
My lovely wedding couple with a flare in each hand. I capture this very intimate moment of the two lovers. For me it was important to play with the colors in this picture!
This photograph as it may not appear is a reflection of the bride and groom in the mirror. After seeing the beautiful mirror, I knew I had to make a couple photograph with it. I made this photograph just before they had to leave for their wedding. This is one of my favourite photograph from the entire wedding.
Most of the time, we were shooting in places where the sun wasn't shining so brightly. But, when I came across the wall and noticed the symmetry of the two sides I knew instantly what was waiting for me. A combination of yin and yang which describes everything about love.
The United Arab Emirates
Registering the most beautiful scenes of the sky and the earth is the wish of every photographer, and I am glad that I was able to register with both pictures.
The couple actually began their journey as classmates in University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. This is a very famous and architecturally astounding Law Library in their University, where the couple wanted to get at least one photograph. While the passages in the library weren't very well lit, they were architecturally beautiful nevertheless. So, when i saw this arch at one of the entrances of the library, an idea popped up in my mind. I hid a light stand behind the couple, mounted two speed lights on it and got the silhouette effect showing the beautiful arch!
It was a great wedding with a delightful couple. In this picture the bride Alessia became dressed by two bridesmaids. It was a very poky room and the bright light from the window gave a good basis for a contrasty black and white picture. Thanks to Alessia and the adorable girls
Simplicity at its best at the mesmerizing falls at Bhedaghat. It seemed like a perfect set-up at the gushing stream and a simple blue saree worn by Arushi. Sometimes it works the best when you don't have a plan & you 'go with the flow' in this image literally so!
When driving up to this location (a huge parking lot without markings), I already saw this shot. Love it when couples allow me to take some non-traditional shots at their wedding. We waited until after sunset and then shot this from a ladder with a 16mm lens to enhance the effect of the shadows.
What a wonderful wedding this was! The bride, a former model, and the groom got married in the "Markiezenhof' castle from 1612. Its the oldest city palace in the Netherlands.
In one of the exhibition rooms, we made this picture, using one flash with Maggrid only. Light on her back is from one of the big windows.
As the wedding ceremony ended I saw these beautiful sun rays hiding behind the mountains. We had to rush with the couple to capture it. The look on their faces and the colors of the sunset made me fall in love with this moment.
The fabulous Eli with Johnny (his grandad) at One Marylebone, London. Eli insisted in spending most of the wedding in his underpants.
Elena and Kevin married in the beautiful Allgäu, also known as the Alpine foothills. They celebrate a beautiful boho wedding on an old farm converted to an event location. Her wedding was full of wonderful emotions and what impressed me deeply was the dancing excerpt of the bride and groom after the wedding ceremony. It was wonderful.
In the evening of a great wedding day, Ayse and Matthias want to join a couple shooting in a field near their wedding location. I took this shot with my drone and the light was amazing!
During the few minutes we had left, we found ourselves in a dark place. We had two options: either we move to somewhere else or create something out of nothing. So, I decided to challenge myself and voila.
I went for the blue light for this pre-wedding photoshoot because I sensed that it was the right mood.
We were hoping for a beautiful sunset at the beach, but unfortunately it was totally overcast that day. Since they had a really bad-ass Defender (in which the bride herself drove bare-feet in her wedding dress) I thought taking this shot fit the moment really well.
I caught this beautiful golden hour with Jodie and Steve at Fanhams Hall in Hertfordshire, interrupting the dancing to get the shot.