As a wedding photographer, I try not to have favourites. Weddings come in all shapes and sizes, and while, to an extent, they follow a similar pattern, there are always things that make them unique – the stories of the couple, the family dynamic, the mood at various points of the day, little moments that unfold in front of the camera out of the blue and so much more. Sure, some photos I like more than others and some weddings offer more room for visual exploration, but even though a ranking of the images is necessary, such judgment of weddings is not.
It is with this in mind, then, that I tell you this – so far, this the best wedding that I’ve photographed. Even as the wedding was unfolding, it just felt different. The bride and groom were always cheerful, incredibly accommodating and trusting. It doesn’t often happen that you tell a bride to climb on a tall and not-very-safe-looking ledge and she says “sure, why not”. Or that you manage to organise a group photo while everyone is chilling in the Mediterranean. Or that the couple decide to have a 10-minute ceremony because the ceremony is important, sure, but the wedding is about celebrating the love.
A word that was uttered a lot during the wedding was “epic”. I couldn’t agree more, but there was something else different about this wedding and it took me weeks before I was able to put my finger on why it stood out for me so much. It seemed to me that the strongest emotion coming from the couple and the families, aside from love, was heartfelt and honest gratitude for being able to all be there to share that moment. I’ve never seen such gratitude, and it almost felt like the two had an aura of positivity around them.
I feel incredibly grateful and humbled that I was able to shoot such a wedding. Enjoy!
“Vlad is reliable, professional, discreet and talented! He not only did a fantastic job capturing the many details of our wedding, but effortlessly captured the atmosphere and emotions every step of the way. Every photo brings us right back to how we felt in that moment! Vlad and his team came prepared, knowing every detail of the natural and technical elements of the locations, which created a comfortable backdrop for the photos and always in the optimal light. Vlad is able to catch a candid moment of almost everyone which results in a beautiful range of captured emotions. However, and perhaps most importantly, Vlad’s discretion and professionalism is unparalleled, exceeding all our expectations from start to finish. We happily recommend him with great praise!”