Gustavo and Berioska, a couple who wanted a session before their wedding, which was an unusual session. That day the night conspired with us and the sky was quite a spectacle. Their complicity as a couple could be felt in that beautiful place on my beloved island, the Dominican Republic.
Puerto Hermos, Salinas de Bani, has given me my best images and this is one of them.
An old red Ford Mustang in mint condition, a nice quiet road sided by rows of trees and two newly weds deeply in love. That's about all it took to get to this shot. It also meant throwing off the fear of falling out of the back of the classic. Standing on the backseat to take the shot, we asked the groom to speed up, 'cause a picture like this is meaningless if one takes it with the car not driving.
Out of a series of about 5 shots taken (at a speed of 80 km/hr), this one turned out perfectly: It's got the speed, but meanwhile the couple is very much at ease, since the view in the rear view mirror shows the bride having her eyes closed and hanging cosy in the arm of her husband.
Thanks Wedisson. Much obliged!
In this place where architecture, colors and lines where all over the place i found the possibility to place the couple in line to create a beautiful silhouette with the existing backlight. The colors in the building do not distract the attention from the couple, as the couple is only shown as a dark outline. In a chaotic place with lots of distractions it still became a quiet photo, where your attention is guided to the couple naturally.
On their 4th attempt Rachel & Gerard finally managed to get married in December at the beautiful Holmewood Hall in Cambridgeshire, England. After a Last minute miracle change in legislation (and only 24 hours notice).
It was a total honour to finally get to see them walk down the alise as husband and wife after having to cancel their wedding so many times due to pesky COVID. So it’s lovely to see their wedding picture win this award ???? Thank you.
Although this photograph was taken in my home city of Ahmedabad, India, in a beautiful green community, the inspiration of it was from one of my travels through The Luberon Provence in the south of France. I was travelling to the Luberon village of Gordes, when I came across a road with trees lined on both sides so you could not see the sky and just a peek of the golden sunlight! I tried to re-create that moment of my travel with this beautiful couple posing in the middle of the road with wonderful old trees on both sides and that sun peeking through illuminating the entire scene!
I created this shot using 3 lights. A key light to light the couple. A purple gelled flash further back and a red gelled flash. They all work to create a lovely photo. I asked the groom to give the bride a lift to add something dynamic and it works well.
This has got to be my best confetti shot and there was so much going on. The confetti was hand made using millions of carefully dried flower petals which were dried by the bride's father's florist. I won't ever forget that smell, it will always remind me of this shot. However, this idea to have the bridesmaids facing the camera and throwing it backwards was spontaneous. It really was the best confetti shot ever and there was so much confetti that it made a very distinctive swishing noise at it cascaded over the bride, groom and everyone else!