Best 5 of 2015
We could not help but still get caught a bit in the “best of” buzz. Cause these are like carved in stone in our minds.
Queen of the world
Sometimes it just so happens that in the middle of taking formal groupshots of family and friends you notice a fierce and confident bride, eyes sparkling and the veil moving like magic. All it took was 4-5 clicks of the shutter.
Just a fleeting moment, filled with confidence and feeling gorgeous inside, as well as outside.
The truth is that all you need to do to get a good (read: truthful) portrait of somebody is to try and imagine what she is feeling at every given moment. Here is Karo, just about to step out of the hotel room with her mom, head for the church to give her wedding wows, in tranquil almost zen state-of-mind. Something that rarely happens at weddings as far as the bride and preparations are concerned. But I guess that is just the way she is. Truthfully.
“I have made it a rule to not smoke more than one cigar at a time” – Mark Twain
When the formal bit (yeah, I know the “bit” lasts for hours, but it DOES pass us in a flash (no pun intended!)) is over, the surprises do not stop. I guess it’s hard to get over the heat of the moment, particularly when you’re the bride or the groom. It is truly relieving to know that there are people who take care of you offering a bit of rest and recreation… And a cigar!
M & A
One of the most daring couples we’ve had to photograph so far. The idea for the yoga-inspired photoshoot came as a real inspiration. And they really did their homework to look their best: I’m talking a week’s worth of body pump classes, push-ups in the room next door…and the spark between them! Whoohoo, they were smoking hot!
The adventure before us
A Wedisson Award winner. This was shot on the way to the wedding venue, on a pier in Pirita, Tallinn, Estonia. We knew beforehand that the couple wanted a few shots there, with the view to the city. What I could not have hoped for was the dramatic sky that afternoon.
At some point during the Big Day of each couple there is a moment they relax, stop worrying about the small things, and just ride the wave of the wedding day.
I guess the importance of that shot for Pavel & Jekaterina, besides the view itself, is that after we left the pier for the venue, that moment had arrived. And Jekaterina walked down the aisle alongside his father with a big smile.