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Wedding in Malta - Razzett l-Abjad - Catie + Mike

The party of the year starring Catie and Mikey.

Location: Maltese wedding venue: Razzett l-Abjad
This is where both the ceremony and the dinner reception was held. There is this reoccurring  thing at weddings I photograph - which I love - where the couples are from different countries.  This time for example Catie is from Australia and Mikey is from Sweden. As Catie has some ancestors  in Malta they chose this semi-neutral location for their wedding. Their only wish was that they can spend as much time as possible with their friends. So we decided to go for some couple portraits in the middle of the day before the ceremony.  Well, this is obviously not a good idea especially in the summer heat in Malta, but a very good friend of mine who has just bought an old dilapidated palace in Zejtun was kind enough to let us in and use it as a beautiful backdrop for wedding portraits. The palace has beautiful features and a lot of character which I love and although it was quite messy with lots of old furniture everywhere the light and the mood was just perfect. The ceremony, dinner and the party were all outside underneath vine leaves.  The guests created a fantastic atmosphere. In fact Catie and Mikey chose not to have a wedding cake which would have interrupted the party. It was a testimony of how wonderful it is when two cultures come together and celebrate. The result was a wonderful and joyful wedding. The following day Catie and Mikey went to Gozo, the other main island in Malta for a short honeymoon, and we met up on one of the evenings to create some timeless wedding portraits by the sea.

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Wedding couple in forest near Potsdam

Potsdam Wedding Photographer - Johanna + Chris

He is from Canada. She is from Germany. They met on a cruise ship whilst travelling around South America. After returning home he said to her Mum he would move to Germany. The rest is history as they say.
The getting ready and the wedding ceremony took place in Berlin near where Johanna and Chris live in the traditional looking Standesamt Schmargendorf but for the reception they wanted to find a location closer to nature. They did so near Potsdam by a lake in a restaurant called Landleben. The cocktail hour was outside with beautiful vistas over the lake but later the day they moved indoors for the dinner. They had a little campfire and they also organised a breakfast get together the morning after. Their aim was to spend as much time as possible with friends and family who flew in for the celebration from several countries.
As I always do, I travelled to the wedding location a full day earlier in order to have time to look around and get familiar with the area and look for potential spots for portraits. This time I found this particular area of the nearby forest with beautiful pine trees. We had about an hour to roam around the forest before getting back to spend the rest of the evening with all the guests.
Potsdam wedding photography.


Pre wedding portrait in stairs of old building

Pre-Wedding photoshoot Budapest

Pre-Wedding photoshoot Budapest

Janel and Claus flew in from Hong Kong for their Pre-Wedding photoshoot Budapest. We were emailing each other for a while beforehand, and they told me they had no preferences of where we should go, they like the style of my photographs so I should just go ahead and do whatever I'd like to do with them. They just trust my decisions. This was obviously great to hear. I had some locations in my mind, but as always, sessions evolve on the day and it wasn't different on this day either. We were just walking around the Budapest Opera area first, looking for pockets of light, and trying to avoid the tourists, when they mentioned that their Airbnb place is just around the corner and they kind of like the look of the staircase. So I said sure let's have a look, why not. It proved to be a great spot just the way I love it, beautiful light coming through the window, kind of dark inside.
Dates are limited for the upcoming season so if you are in the process of planning your wedding in Budapest or anywhere else in Europe, or you would like to have pre-wedding portraits do get in touch soon.

 

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London engagement photography with red coloured window

London Engagement Photography - Sarah + Simon

London has a special place in my heart. I used to live there several years ago when my wife lived there. I was fascinated by the city and I still am. I even published a book about London. Now I feel lucky because I have weddings and other photo sessions to regularly go back there for. There is just so much opportunity for London engagement photography. You can literally get off the tube at any station , start walking in any direction and you will find great spots to explore. This is exactly what we did with Sarah and Simon a couple of days before their wedding in Wimbledon. We initially started off in St. Dunstan in the East Church Garden which is a gorgeous little hide away spot not known by many, offers nice rugged backgrounds and some greenery, then we walked all the way to the South Bank stopping along the way here and there for more portraits. When I start planning a portrait session I start by discussing potential locations with the couples, locations which have a meaning to them. That I believe is important, I want them to relate to places and things and not only deciding based on prettiness. With time passing by this will create a stronger memory.

I'm always keen to return to London so let me know if you're planning a wedding there and let's start a conversation.


Mtahleb Malta wedding couple portrait by the sea

Olive Garden Mdina Wedding Photographer Malta - Rachael + Andris

Wedding Photographer Malta

When Rachael contacted me to be their wedding photographer Malta, I was very happy for obvious reasons. One, being a  destination wedding photographer and to travel and document someone’s love story in a beautiful location is not only a very special feeling but an honour. Two, I love Malta. My wife is Maltese. Though we live in Budapest, we spend quite some time there. I know Malta well the hidden no so well known spots, so I could suggest some amazing scenery to Rachael and Andris. Rachael is from Ireland and Andris is Latvian, but they live in Australia. So how on earth did they chose Malta then? Well, they love traveling, and wanted somewhere with nice weather and closer for their families then Australia.  Their wedding day in Olive Garden Mdina was beautiful. This is a superb venue with a great view of Mdina, and it’s especially beautiful at night when it is all lit up. (if you are in the search for any wedding venues Malta, this is a great choice) Due to some heavy downpour though we had to do some little changes but all these just added some more exciting an memorable time to their day. We have decided beforehand that the following day we would go out and explore one of the most beautiful coastal area in Malta, Mtahleb.

Dates are limited for the upcoming wedding season so if you are in the process of planning your wedding in Malta or anywhere else in Europe, do get in touch soon. Till then, I’d love to be your Wedding Photographer Malta.


Sherbrooke Castle Wedding Photographer Glasgow - Vera + David

 Wedding Photographer Glasgow

The mood, the ever changing weather and the ever changing landscape are just a few reasons why I love photographing weddings in Scotland. This time it was in one of the most beautiful neighbourhoods of Glasgow, Dumbreck where all the houses look like castles, and in the middle of it all there is the nicest one, the Sherbrooke Castle Hotel. A wedding venue is nothing without people though. People who love each other, from all over the world come together to celebrate a fine couple Vera and David. It was the perfect day, ceremony outside, it was great to see everyone so happy.
The following day, in the late afternoon we set out to have a little adventure. This is something I love doing if the couple is up for it, and we have the time for it. We drove out to the Highlands, and wandered around the beautiful scenery of Arrochar and the surrounding area for some more relaxed portraits. We had the Arrochar Alps in the background on one side and Loch Long on the other. Check out their story below!

Dates are limited for the upcoming season so if you are in the process of planning your wedding in Scotland or anywhere else in Europe, do get in touch soon. Till then, I'd love to be your Scotland Wedding Photographer.

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Wimbledon Park Golf Club Wedding Photographer London - Sarah + Simon

First let me put it out there. Being a wedding photographer London was always on my mind and on my to do list. I love London. I used to live there several years ago, and I even published a book about London. (a little black and white photography book I'm still to this day proud of)  I met Sarah & Simon last year in the South west of England where Sarah was one of the bridesmaids in a beautiful Cornwall wedding I photographed. Even on that day I have noticed that besides the bride and groom, they were the smiliest couple there. Fast forward half a year and they contacted me to photograph their wedding in Wimbledon Park Golf Club. For obvious reasons I got very excited. I knew this would be a fantastic day with amazing people and great atmosphere. The wedding didn't disappoint. Sarah and Simon said their vows in a beautiful church near Wimbledon Common, and after the ceremony everyone walked over to the nearby Golf Club where they spent the rest of the evening. I'd say this venue is perfect for weddings. It has a nice area for the dinner, an other area on the ground floor for the dancing and a terrace with a superb view over the golf course and a pretty lake. It was a quite warm sunny day so most of the wedding party was hanging out on the terrace pretty much all evening giving me great opportunities and location for taking photos of all the friends and family. Around sunset we went for a short stroll around the lake for some portraits. If timing and location is ideal, 20 minutes is all you need for some great images. Congratulations for these two!

Dates are limited for the upcoming wedding season so if you are in the process of planning your wedding in London or anywhere else in Europe, do get in touch soon. I’d love to be your Wedding Photographer London.