I've never meant to get this photo. I was just posing this beautiful couple in a different scene image and after I got my shots, I turned my face to them and I was surprised by the light effect on their faces from a beautiful metal walls includes many crystal balls that created that effect on their faces. I quickly told them "Don't move" then I took a test shot and the second shot was this image. They didn't know what I was doing until they saw this photo on my camera screen.
The weather has been typically British from the go; wind followed by rain and then gorgeous sun (and repeat…). The clouds cleared for a few minutes during the golden hour and so we went out for some portraits. On the return I casually asked Sammy if she planned on throwing her bouquet (it wasn’t something we had planned but Sammy was super ken). I just had a couple of minutes to change lenses and get into position - the planets aligned with this incredible light in the background, and the icing on the cake is the rugby style lift in the background.
Blood, sweat and tears to make this picture at the bar of the venue. All men, except for the groom, had stuff to do during the wedding day. So I had to catch them from all places and every time someone walked away. Eventually this picture could be taken while I was in the chimney across the bar to shoot this. Chaotic you can say, but I nailed it!
The BroekerVeiling (the Langendijker vegetable auction) is a former auction and since 1976 a museum in Broek op Langedijk in North Holland. It was the world's first door-to-door vegetable auction and the first auction where horticultural products were auctioned according to the method of exit. And now it is not only a museum but also a unique place where you can get married.
This story was created at Elmore Court in Gloucestershire between Kerstie-Ann and Richard. As a wedding photographer, it's your job not to take control of the day but to allow it to flow, making the story real. I had already scouted the beautiful location on my walk around and knew that I had just a few mins to set the shot up while they were finishing desserts. Off camera flash feathering around the couple using a 14-24 lens, took 4 shots and pushed them away to carry on their fantastic wedding day.
It's always so nice when couples trust you! I knew the sun was going to set in the Orangery but I needed to wait for the right time. Whilst my couples were with their guests in another room, I kept checking back until the right moment.
I wanted the newlyweds to feel relaxed and so I stepped back and used their table decorations to frame the image.
This photo was captured at the York Principal Hotel. Simon and Carol are such lovely people and they then went over to Hong Kong for a wedding there too.
The shot was created with a CTO Key light in the front and a purple gelled flash behind shooting into the chandelier.
It had been the hottest day and the cake although brought into the marquee and assembled later in the afternoon, was starting to feel the effects of the day. As Rosy and George cut into the top tier of the cake it started to lift up and almost come off. This shot is their expressions as it happened.
I've seen some brave attempts to limit the carnage caused by confetti, but none as bold as this couple's approach. With a wedding at Masseria Potenti in Puglia, Italy what better way to run the confetti gauntlet than in a vintage Fiat 500?! Obviously there was a lot of faith placed in the groom's ability to control his right foot when standing in my usual spot in front of the approaching couple!
I went with the couple early in the morning basically to avoid crowds. While I was photographing the couple, I saw golden sunlight peeking through the trees. Rather than a typical couples pose, I went for "leading the way" shot and the golden light just adds spice to the photograph.
The reception was held in a big room of a restaurant. When I entered the room, I saw a large wall picture with a silhouette of a saxophonist. Immediately it was my favourite backdrop but I didn't want to make a posed photo. And so I waited and every time I looked when people crossed this picture. And then I had the luck, that the bride herself stand in the best place in front of the saxophonist, when she made a speech to the wedding guests.
This picture was shot at The Top of The Rock Observation Deck of Rockefeller Center. There was a huge crowd on the observation deck. At one point I had no clue how I should take pictures for them. After a few regular pictures, I had my couple stand as close as they could to the corner. I instructed my assistant to hold the speed light and hide in the crowd. Then I quickly went to the next floor above them and shot from above in order to get a wide angle picture including the New York City as a nice background . The crowd around them were very nice and congratulated them by clapping their hands, which I thought is a great bonus to the picture!
A gorgeous race course wedding in the beautiful Strathalbyn, South Australia, for the lovely Kristy and Norm! Definitely a family affair! So many kids and babies and of course Kristy's other loves horses! Wonderful day full of beautiful moments and absolute precious memories! Congratulations again Kristy and Norm!