I really love this photo because I really love this couple.
Lapo and Sabrina. Two wonderful tuscan guys.
I was very lucky to find this special golden light of dusk.
Here we are in a beautiful square in Florence, piazza della Repubblica, in a warm day of June.
The bride and groom had said they were tired of the traditional bridal party wedding photo and that they had wanted something epic. The sun was setting at just the right time and the tree that had been placed on that little hill could t have been more perfect. We put them in place and Wham, Epic Photo lol
A hot summer day in the heart of the historic center of Florence. The ceremony began. I followed the imperious light beam entered in the Church, pushing it with my eyes; it arrived until that point, where I wanted, how to bless Andrea and Francesca... so I shoot this photo!
Angelika and Piotr: young, beautiful and in love. The Bride and Groom were married in Glogow, a small city near the Wroclaw. This photo was taken a few days later, during the outdoor session, near the old palace. This day was beautiful, it was sunny and windy. I love black and white photographs. I am very happy that I meet such wonderful couples.
This wedding located in Southampton, UK. This was a very special wedding as they got married on a 100 ft long sailing boat called Coral. This boat aged even older than the Titanic. As professional sailors, getting married on this boat couldn't get any better!
Throwing rice at a newly wed couple is a very old, Oriental tradition, wishing the newlyweds a fertile and prosperous marriage.
Unfortunately, nowadays it's forbidden in the Netherlands to throw rice at public venues. However, my lovely couple Rianne and Jan-Willem got married in a private venue, which was an abandoned factory that actually belongs to the family.
So after the ceremony, there was a lot of rice throwing, resulting in this great photograph. I especially love the couple's expressions. So much joy!
Helena and Lennard are a gorgeous couple. Helena is Brazilian and Lennard is Dutch, they met in Uruguay and got married in Ireland. After the ceremony we went to the hotel grounds for some photos and on the way we spotted this beautiful golden field. I asked them if they would like to stop and go in for a few photos and without hesitating they said yes. When they leaned in for a kiss the sun came out and made the moment magical.
Stunning, harsh, romantic, distinctive, inspiring...this is how i would describe this venue.
I already loved this location, even before I got there. We had plenty of time to shoot portraits before the ceremony started at church. We went in to venue to do some last preparations before reception would start. We noticed this beautiful wall with big windows and had to stop by. First we thought that chairs should be removed, but then decided to use those. And we are happy about it. So fascinating day and honestly, especially unique!
Both the bride and groom love traveling and some good wine so when they decided on having the wedding they chose Breaux Vineyards in Purcellvile Virginia as their destination for the ceremony. The perfect setting for a perfect day. With a storm rolling in from the distance and the sun shining overhead the couple decided to get up and take a nice long walk together through the rows of grapevines that the vineyard produces every year. As I stood on the hill I wanted to make sure I captured the beautiful landscape along with the amazing lines of fresh grapes and the couple as they had a very intimate moment.
together. It was breathtaking to see as I stood on the hill looking over through my lens and I was honored to be their go-to guy to capture it. Congratulations Tony and Alex!
Rob is half Swiss & Australian. Currently, he is an Aussie with his girlfriend Julie is half Spanish & Columbian. Her family moved to Australia when she was a child. Nowadays she is an Aussie as well.
They choosed Thailand especially, Pattaya. It was the best place for having wedding ceremony.
This photo is the best one photo for them. Rob told me they love sunset in this resort and it would be lovely if i could put him & her with the sunset into this frame together. It made the picture more memorable.
This wedding was so beautiful and warmed by love.
Everybody on this wedding flew from different corner of the world: Europe, South America, Australia and Asia.
It's very amazing wedding of Esther and Pete at Sala Ayutthaya. Esther Pete Family and Friend are came to Thailand from United Kingdom for 4 days wedding of Esther and Pete. They have some events for guest. This picture shoot of 2nd day for wedding. After Ring ceremony bride and groom walk back to wedding stage and some guest throw flowers to couple. I'm very like this moments, I can feel love, funny from couple and guest. It's normal in every couple. But I know you will love this picture and moment.
The Old Church in central Helsinki is a very popular venue for weddings. Kim and Laura had chosen the church especially because of a beautiful park surrounding the old wooden church
Unfortunately that day there was a big flea market event located all over the Helsinki and it populated also the park mentioned before, where we planned to have the portrait session right after the church ceremony. The bride was pissed of for the fact and she was also afraid that now everything would be ruined for the portrait session. I had to remind her that its not the first time something goes wrong at the wedding day and I would sort it out eventually.
After all we decided to shoot the portraits in another beautifull location and I promised that there would be no outsiders in the newlyweds' wedding pictures. This picture of the ceremony exit is just one of the sunny and happy pictures of their day.
A night time city view of downtown Los Angeles for a romantic couple who first met on Facebook when it was mainly for college students. This social networking relationship began as friends and turned into companionship and love. Congrats to them as they cannot wait to tie the knot.
Jeannette and Marc - a couple in love. They are still just as much in love as on the day of their wedding five years ago. This picture was taken as part of a classical "after wedding shoot" in the city of Darmstadt, Germany. The lovely location we had selected for this shoot was a park called "Rosenhöhe", which is part of an area that was created when Darmstadt was a center of Jugendstil (Art Nouveau) in the late 19th century. It also includes the Hochzeitsturm (Wedding Tower), the city of Darmstadt's wedding present to the Grand-Duke Ernst Ludwig in 1908. It was a hot day in July; we had been walking around and taking pictures for a while in this spacious park and were already on our way back to our cars. But then, since Marc remembered this beautiful stone portal, we decided to take a detour on a different path... Luckily! Luckily, since here this incredibly atmospheric picture of this beautiful couple was taken. I love this picture so much! It has a special place among my favorite wedding pictures.
Sometimes, we photographers like to get portraits taken with our sweethearts. This is the case with Alessandra and Francisco, wedding photographer and videographer duo from Brazil. During their summer holidays in Paris, they couldn’t resist the temptation to pose together in front of the Eiffel Tower along with some silver balloons to capture timeless memories. It’s a little nerve-wrecking to photograph other talented creatives, but it is extremely easy at the same time because everyone is on the same page about how the photoshoots go - like the super early start time and specific camera setups. I couldn’t be more happy to hear how excited they were with their portraits.
This couple was getting married on a very hot summer day in the city of Deventer in The Netherlands. During there wedding there were festivals in the City. There were umbrella’s in the streets and a lot of nice colors. They decided to just walk around the Beautiful City and enjoy there summer wedding day.
This photograph was taken in a spectacular setting at about 1800 meters high, was in a pre-wedding session conducted entirely in the area of "La Muela" between Extremadura and Castilla and Leon in Spain, an area of high mountains; We had to wait for the sun to come down to make this picture, I knew where she was going to put on and walked away from the couple to enter the picture the silhouette of trees while theirs to generate more information and photography stay fuller and talk a little place where we perform. The sky was spectacular, full of colors and ideally to photograph the sun just before sunset atmosphere.
This image was captured on an outdoor third floor terrace in the center city of Charlotte, NC, USA. The bride, Katie, noticed an enormous dragonfly perched near us as we opened the doors, and immediately pointed it out to her mother, who has always had a deep love for them. She was so excited one happened to be present for our shoot, so I decided to see if it would allow me to pick it up, and it did! I gently walked it over and placed the dragonfly on Katie's veil and was able to photograph this amazing creature staring right at the lens.
After a few shots, it flew up over the top of the building and was gone, but left us all with one of the most amazing memories... a meaningful moment in time for a mother and daughter... and an all time favorite image for me as a photographer. It has been said that the dragonfly symbolizes and exemplifies the virtue of living IN the moment... which I truly believed happened that day in those fleeting moments above the city.
The Bride and Groom are wedding videographers so they had a great value for the photographic coverage of their day. So we started with a first look and then drove to a cotton field outside of town. We took photos for about 15-20 minutes then left the field to shoot some more under some trees where we had parked our cars, as we were shooting an elderly gentleman pulled up and actually yelled at us telling us not to shoot in the cotton field… we thanked him for the instructions and said we wouldn’t… :)
When documenting a wedding, my approach is to look for a powerful story that can be presented to the eye in an artistic way. This photo represents all those elements put together: the bride and groom were watching a very emotional surprise prepared by their friends and family. It was a slideshow with memories from the most important moments in both their lives. The room was dark, all lights were off and the couple was siting down. Nothing was happening apart from them watching, laughing and crying. I created the light that was perfect for the moment - i didn't want it to be to strong, neither too mellow. I sat down, hiding behind some arrangements and I patiently waited until this moment happened...and clicked. I think sometimes photos are gifts and the best gifts are the ones you are patiently waiting for.
It was one of the most memorable wedding. Which was unique not just with its location, but everything what happened on that special day! Bride had 6 wedding dresses, arrived to ceremony with a boat, party guest were from all around the world and dinner with lots of French cheese! This spot I found the night before the ceremony so just needed the girls to fill the picture...
Julie and Kevin tighted the knot in may. They are this kind of couple who are so much in love, the whole world could fall apart and they would not even realize it. When they look at each other, when they hold each other, you can feel the love.
On the day of the shooting, we walked around a lot to go to this magnificent lake. It's actually a real hard way to get there, especially with a wedding dress. There are briars everywhere and it's quite steep. But they agreed anyways, and were happy to get to the lake because they knew the place was amazing. We shot for a little bit more than an hour, and we catched the sunset. It was magical, and so peaceful. They were very happy to be here together, and I was very happy to photograph their love in that wonderful place, that felt just like Canada
When we come across amazing couples selecting stellar venues with beautiful scenery for their very special wedding days, it’s just about perfection for us. Pun intended, but one could call it a “perfect marriage” of all the stars aligning. Aysha + Dan are a perfect example of this. They are incredibly sweet, down-to-earth couple who really just wanted a special day to celebrate their love. Selecting Bedell Cellars as their wedding venue allowed them to do this effortlessly. They were blessed with a beautiful day with blue skies and gorgeous sunlight and we really couldn’t have hoped for anything else. Their bridal party was amazing and a ton of fun to work with, and let’s just say that the chemistry between Ashya + Dan was incredible. Combine these elements with some perfectly-positioned sunlight for backlit images of Aysha + Dan in a sprawling field of lavender, followed by a beautiful sunset behind the vineyards, you can say we left as very happy photographers that night.
One of my favourite moments to photograph on a wedding day is when a father sees his daughter fully dressed and ready to walk down the aisle.
The expressions & emotions take my breath away every time; it can range from complete shock to a burst of total happiness and everything in between. Some dad’s brace themselves by doing a few deep breaths beforehand, while others just get totally blown away and explode with beautiful emotional of love. This dad – the latter.
It was a bitter winter’s day when David and Jacqui tied the knot in Queenstown, New Zealand.
They flew over with their entire families from Sydney, Australia to have their wedding in the mountains, and wanted their couple shoot up on the snow.
We choppered up onto a nearby mountain top, and there was a freezing wind blowing.
I found the best spot looking back over the mountains in the low afternoon light, and posed them with Jacqui’s back to me as I wanted to show off the beautiful low cut of her Steven Khalil dress and veil flying in the wind.
I also wanted her leaning into David to symbolise the surrender and safety of marriage.
At one point I thought Jacqui was going to get hypothermia! But she was incredibly resilient and endured the deep cold to take a collection of stunning photos, including this one.