These two New Yorkers chose the beautiful island of Santorini for their: ‘I do’s’. And yes we were the lucky bums to capture their story! We love intimate destination weddings, I would go as far as to say they are our favorite! Only a handful of your closest people for a weekend of laughs, love, food and good wine!
And in one of the most beautiful places in the world, what more can you ask for? For a photographer it really is a dream destination, with gorgeous blue skies, amazing views and soft clean light, we were like a kid in a candy store, not wanting to miss out on anything! We way overshot this wedding, but hey, why wouldn’t we?
Was so nice to work with Athens based WHITE RIBBON BOUTIQUE EVENTS again who did the planning, decor and florals for this wedding.
Vana, you have a beautiful way of working with your couples and all the suppliers involved in a wedding! Lets do it again sometime;-)
It was a windy day on the island which made working with the veil a challenge, but as soon as we surrendered and stopped trying to make it do what we wanted it to do and just captured the day truthfully, I think we got some of my favorite shots to date.
I absolutely LOVE the shot of Olga’s friend running to catch the veil, such a cool moment!
Olga and Matt decided to do their ‘first look’ before their ceremony with the signature Santorini views in the background. What a stunning setting for this sweet little moment, just before Olga took a walk to the church with her mom and dad by her side. Just love little details like this at a wedding, gives us some extra real moments to capture.
As is Greek tradition, Olga and Matt were accompanied by their family, friends, two local musicians and a donkey to walk back through the streets of Imerovigli to their reception venue to get the celebrations going. This should become a wedding tradition in general, walking back from the church with family, friends and a cute animal in tow to some music, why not?
When we get to shoot at one of THE FORUMS venues, we know its going to be a good day. James and Julianne’s wedding was no different! We love the city feel of this venue. This couple requested that we do very little or no formal couple shoot as they wanted us to focus on capturing the day as it happened.
With beautiful light, an awesome coordinator and decor to die for, of course we wanted to capture every last detail! With very little time for any kind of portraits I think we managed to put this story together in a beautiful way!
To capture a moment is harder than it looks!
Besides being in the right place at the right time, unable to control your subjects body language and expression makes it really hard to catch the moment as you may be experiencing it. When we do catch them just right, we are forever grateful and know they will live forever.
James and Juli we wish you guys all the happiness that married life will bring and know that we are cheering for you guys. From an ‘old’ married couple (us;-) it really does just get better all the time.
Treat each other like the best friends you’ve started out as and the blessings will keep coming.
Since there was little or not much time for portraits, we managed to snap a few in this stunning afternoon light. Nothing quite like a nice sunny afternoon in Jozi! Not a breath of wind and the warm rays on your back. One of the reasons we use to convince ourselves that Jozi is a nice place to live… the weather!
There’s not much to say about this decor but that it was amazing! It was so different! I think OTTO and his team really thought out the box on this one. We loved the fresh breads on the table as part of the decor, the science lab jars for the wine, the candelabras that mirrored the city skyline which was illustrated all around the venue and we are totally in love with this use of the map of Africa.
On Monday night we hosted another TYMEOUT basics photography workshop on: ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed for beginners. We’ve hosted this workshop several times before but last nights workshop was special to us. We got to host a small class in a studio that we can call our own! Not one we rent or share with other creatives, but one we built from scratch.
For any creative person, the environment you work in is sometimes as important as the job on hand. At times a creative space can literally be the difference between average or amazing work. Not only is it finally the creative space we’ve seen ourselves working in, it’s also a place we now call home!
We love this place! We can see ourselves learning here, reaching new goals, pushing ourselves beyond our comfort zones and maintaining our joy in doing what we do. Its been a 3 year project and we are finally done! I will blog about this crazy journey in an upcoming post but in the meantime…
Here’s a little behind the scenes of last nights workshop.
We get dozens of emails asking us all sorts of random questions about photography, blogging, technical info, not only from professional photographers but also many who want to start out as a photographer or hobbyists who just want to know how to become photo ninja’s;-)
That’s why we started TYMEOUT beginner workshops.
Each student gets to practice what they have learnt on the night and will walk away with enough understanding to get them going on their photo taking adventures.
We are excited to introduce this new workshop: HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH YOUR BABY? Saturday 13th June 2015 If you are a mom you’ll know that everyday presents so many beautiful little moments. Come and learn how to document these precious moments using good light and a few simple techniques that you will get to practice during this workshop.
This workshop is designed to help you find good light wherever you are, how to find a story in the everyday moments, simple styling of an image, and how to best pose your little ones. It is best suited for moms with babies that are not walking or too busy yet. If your little one is a busy bee already then maybe our upcoming workshop for toddlers will be the one for you.