Last year, an old pal got in touch to say he was getting married and could we do the pictures. Of course the answer was yes, but the ‘yes’ was made even sweeter than usual by the fact it meant a trip to sunny Cyprus, where Jukka and Lucia live. We made a holiday out of the trip and stayed a week and we met and got to know Lucia as well as many other terrific people – it was not only a special wedding which we felt privileged to attend, but thanks to all the lovely folk we met, it made for a pretty special holiday too.
Set in the mountain side at the Minthis Hills Golf Club, the ceremony took place at the site’s old Monastery which contrasted beautifully with the reception venue; the modern, light-filled Clubhouse. The wedding had so many fun elements – the coming together of families and friends from different cultures (Jukka is Finnish while Lucia is from Slovakia and they met in London), sunshine, gold buggies, Blue Steel pouts, speeches in multiple languages, a guitar playing groom (My Sharona and Enter Sandman will never be the same again!) not to mention a BBQ to end all BBQs the following day.
Congratulations again guys, we’ve loved picking out this series of photos and reliving the day! Laura and Dan x
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For me as a photographer, shooting an engagement shoot in Paris is a big deal and a definite high point in the life of Story and Colour.
Unfortunately, my only experience of Paris is from at least 12 years ago, so we took our lead from Cat and Oli who had already planned our route, starting of course at the Eiffel Tower! We then wandered the Parisian streets and eventually made our way up to MontMartre, with the most amazing views of the city and then devoured a well earned cup of coffee in the artist square.
Cat and Oli were great to work with and the whole day felt more like hanging out with friends rather than being on a shoot.
I love digital. Amazing quality, accessing your photos straight away, not holding back on quantity of shots, being able to share across the globe moments after the shot has been taken. All wonderful, and very necessary in today’s world, especially if you do a job like Dan does!
I love analogue. The level of control is removed, you have no idea if it’s going to come out right – or at all – you have to wait a week to get the rolls of film back to find out. But, it’s so exciting.
Luckily, today we can find a happy medium and have the best of both worlds. I just got the below shots back from the shop – they were taken on a road trip in America with our friends back in May this year. My favourites are the double exposures where I mixed together two subjects with opposing textures. Now I’m wondering how this kind of thing might work at a wedding… Enjoy 🙂