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Tuesday, April 18th, 2017
Balinese wedding photography in a temple

The beautiful wedding in Bali has many fascinating customs. I went to Bali especially to be able to capture some of these.  This wedding also continued on the following day with the wedding reception, but sadly I was already booked for a Pakistani wedding back in the UK the  day after that.

 

Photos by UK wedding photographer in Bali

Colourful wedding guests in Bali

 

Balinese Groom sits without his bride at the start of his wedding ceremony, as the marriage register is being filled in for them to sign.

 

The Balinese priest is preparing to start the religious rituals

 

Wedding ceremony rituals in Bali

The priest is taking the incense / josticks to use during the wedding ceremony rituals

 

The Balinese priest is preparing to start the religious rituals by lighting the josticks

 

Balinese Groom at the start of his wedding ceremony

 

One of the Balinese village elders wearing white, who all sit together by the groom and priest, on the patio in front of the house.

 

 

Detail of the Balinese Groom’s sword at the start of his wedding ceremony

 

Offerings at a wedding in Bali

 

Balinese wedding ceremony, as the marriage register is being signed

 

Prayers during traditional Balinese wedding ceremony.

 

Prayers during traditional Balinese wedding ceremony.

 

Balinese bride and groom at the start of their wedding ceremony

 

Prayers during traditional Balinese wedding ceremony.

 

Gold headdress on Balinese bride

Beautiful Balinese bride with her gold headdress during her wedding ceremony in Bali

 

Balinese wedding in Bali

Balinese bride and groom during their wedding ceremony

wedding guests in Bali

Wedding guests during the  Balinese wedding ceremony

 

Balinese wedding guests

Wedding guests at the start of this Balinese wedding ceremony

Coco Ocean wedding pictures in the Gambia – storybook

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016
Coco Ocean beach wedding in Gambia

Storybook cover

This romantic couple met in The Gambia and kept in touch for 5 or 6 years before getting married at Coco Ocean Hotel in The Gambia, Christmas 2015.  I was lucky enough to be their wedding photographer, the 5th wedding I have photographed  in the Gambia since 2010.   The image above is the one they chose to be on the cover of their wedding album.  The bride really likes black and white wedding pictures, and this was the groom’s favourite photo from their wedding day at  Ocean hotel and Spa in Kololi.  I love beach weddings and this wedding venue in particular!

Gambian wedding pictures

Gambian groom and groomsmen getting ready in the Gambia

Gambian wedding pics in Storybook

Gambian groom in his wedding suit and his mother before she gets in her wedding outfit

 

Bride having her hair done in the salon at Coco Ocean Hotel in the Gambia and wedding accessories in the Royal Suite

Bride having her hair done in the salon at Coco Ocean Hotel in the Gambia and wedding accessories in the Royal Suite

 

Royal Suite and bathroom at Coco Ocean Hotel in the Gambia in wedding storybook

Royal Suite and bathroom with wedding dress at Coco Ocean Hotel in the Gambia in wedding storybook

 

Bedroom at the Royal Suite at Coco Ocean Hotel and Spa in the Gambia, West Africa and the bride's bouquet of lilies

Bedroom at the Royal Suite at Coco Ocean Hotel and Spa in the Gambia, West Africa and the bride’s bouquet of lilies

 

Coco Ocean storybook wedding album and bridesmaid's shies in the Royal Suite,

The Gambian groom breaks with tradition, seeing his wife to be at the Royal Suite on their wedding day, as he brings the little flower girl there. All the little flower girls; and bridesmaid’s shoes lined up neatly in a row on the black and white tiled floor in the  Suite’s cloakroom, ready to be worn at the wedding..

 

Natural black and white wedding pictures inside the Royal Suite at Coco Ocean.

Black and white wedding photos of the bride’s mother and the bride getting ready in the Royal Suite at Coco Ocean Hotel and Spa in The Gambia.

Private pool inside the Royal Suite at Coco Ocean Hotel and Spa

Private swimming pool inside the Royal Suite at Coco Ocean Hotel and Spa

 

 Bride and bridesmaibs ready for beach wedding at Coco Ocean in The Gambia Natural wedding photos of the bridesmaids getting ready inside the Royal Suite at Coco Ocean

Natural wedding photos of the bridesmaids getting ready inside the Royal Suite at Coco Ocean

Natura wedding picures inside the Royal Suite at Coco Ocean

Bride has her tiara on as she looks on at the little flower girl inside the Royal Suite at Coco Ocean before the start of her wedding.

Natural wedding photos of the bride getting ready inside the Royal Suite at Coco Ocean

Bride being helped on with her wedding dress, as her mum crawls underneath to sort out the underskirt in the Royal Suite before her wedding at Coco Ocean in The Gambia.

 

Natural Coco-Ocean-wedding-pictures in the Royal Suite

Bride in her wedding dress inside the Royal Suite at Coco Ocean, all ready to set off for her wedding in the Gambia,

Coco-Ocean-wedding pictures in the-Gambia, as the bride and bridesmaids leave the Royal Suite

Bride and bridesmaids leave the Royal Suite to go to the wedding on the beach at Coco Ocean Hotel.

Bridal paerty off to wedding at Coco Ocean with natural photos as they walk

The wedding party walk through Coco Ocean to get to the beach wedding location

Gambian Engkish wedding at Coco-Ocean in The Gambia

The little bridesmaid tugs at the brides dress as she helps her down the steps towards the beach wedding at Coco Ocean

Coco-Ocean-wedding-photos as the groom waits for his bride to arrive at the beach wedding location.

Groom and bestman waiting for the bride.

 

Bride walks down the aisle at Coco Ocean for beach wedding

Bride walks down the aisle at Coco Ocean right by the sea

Bride and groom getting married at Coco-Ocean-beach wedding

The couple say their vows in a romantic beach wedding at Coco Ocean.

Outdoor wedding by the beach at Coco Ocean storybook pictures

Bride and groom’s mothers play a big role in this wedding.

 

Getting married in the Gambia at Coco-Ocean Hotel and Spa

Just married at Coco Ocean then the register is signed. Sheer joy!

Romantic beach wedding pictures at Coco-Ocean-in The Gambia

The romantic Gambian groom gets down on one knee to present the bride her ring

Gambian family showers the newly weds with confetti at Coco Ocean.

Gambian family showers the newly weds with confetti at Coco Ocean.

 

Wedding reception at Coco Ocean Hotel and Spa in the Gambia

Speeches and more Coco Ocean wedding pictures during the reception in a storybook album

 

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Wedding on a mountain in Iceland

Friday, February 26th, 2016

Earlier this year, I happened to meet a lovely young Canadian couple when they were travelling through the UK on a shoestring budget.  I mentioned that I was a wedding photographer, and that I put experiences above money, ( though of course we still have to earn our living) so was really excited when they messaged me in September about their imminent wedding plans.  They didn’t want the usual kind of wedding with family and friends around them, but opted to have their legal wedding ceremony on top of a mountain in Iceland!  Now I’ve always said that I will go anywhere – even on top of a mountain – (but not jump out of an aeroplane or dive under the sea) so of course I jumped at the idea.

The weather in October – even in the UK – is touch and go for an outdoor wedding, so it was a huge risk that they, the registrar – and the camera – would get soaked.  However we were SO lucky!  It rained – or snowed – on days either side of the wedding, but that Saturday was perfect!  Freezing cold of course, but our super romantic couple had such an adrenalin rush, they stood their with the wind in their hair, the groom in just shirt and trousers, the bride in a strapless  – almost backless –  white wedding dress they had bought at last minute from a charity shop.  Their love was shining through as was the sunshine, though it was still bitterly cold in the wind. I was fully dressed in outdoor walking gear myself though!

Unusual wedding pictures on a mountain in Iceland

Unusual outdoor wedding in Iceland on top of a mountain with just the bride and groom – no guests – oh and the wedding photographer, of course!

Unusual wedding pictures on a mountain in Iceland

Outdoor wedding in Iceland

Unusual wedding pictures on a mountain in Iceland

Outdoor wedding in Iceland with just a bride and a groom.

getting married in Iceland on a mountain

Real life wedding exchange of rings during the outdoor ceremony in Iceland

getting married in Iceland on a mountain

Real life wedding exchange of rings during the outdoor ceremony in Iceland

getting married in Iceland on a mountain

Real life wedding exchange of rings during the outdoor ceremony in Iceland

After the ceremony the couple walk down the mountain and take a few private moments to share their mutual joy.  I watch from afar…and capture this picture.

Icelandic wedding ceremonyas the bride and groom share a quiet moment

The bride and groom are in their own world…

If you are getting married in Iceland , I would love to go back there!

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xx Elaine

Wedding Engagement Photos on a Mountain in Iceland

Saturday, February 13th, 2016
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Dramatic engagement photos in Iceland on top of a red rock.

This amazing couple from Canada, decided to get married in Iceland, and invited me to be their wedding photographer. Reel Life Photos is based in the UK – so truly international!  www.reellifephotos.co.uk

natural engagement picture in Iceland

Dramatic engagement photos in Iceland on top of a red rock

outdoor wedding in Iceland

Engagement photos in Iceland  with the bride in a red dress

Fun enegement and wedding photography

Fun engagement photography in Iceland

Bride in a red dress play fights with her groom by the rock they got married on in Iceland

Fun enegement and wedding photography

Fun pic of Canadian bride and groom play-fighting for engagement shoot in Iceland.

Fun engagement and wedding photography

Is the Canadian groom going  to end up in the water, as the bride pushes him hard during a play-fight for an engagement photoshoot in Iceland?

 

For more info contact Elaine of Reel Life Photos on +44799867958

 

 

Wedding Engagement Photos at Selfoss Waterfall in Iceland

Saturday, February 13th, 2016
Reprtage rather than posed engagement photos in Iceland on a rainy October day at Selfoss waterfall.

This happy couple met me in the UK when they stayed as guests in my house through Airbnb.  A few months later they contacted me to let me now that they were getting married in Iceland – secretly without any wedding guests at all.  I was delighted to be invited to be their wedding photographer – and their witness! Reportage rather than posed engagement photos in Iceland on a rainy October day at Selfoss waterfall.

Reprtage rather than posed engagement photos in Iceland on a rainy October day at Selfoss waterfall.

Iceland on a rainy October day at Selfoss waterfall.

Reprtage rather than posed engagement photos in Iceland on a rainy October day at Selfoss waterfall.

Iceland on a rainy October day at Selfoss waterfall.

Reprtage rather than posed engagement photos in Iceland on a rainy October day at Selfoss waterfall.

Iceland on a rainy October day at Selfoss waterfall.

Iceland on a rainy October day at Selfoss waterfall.

Iceland on a rainy October day at Selfoss waterfall.

Iceland on a rainy October day at Selfoss waterfall.

Iceland on a rainy October day at Selfoss waterfall.

Iceland on a rainy October day at Selfoss waterfall.

Iceland on a rainy October day at Selfoss waterfall.

Iceland on a rainy October day at Selfoss waterfall.

Iceland on a rainy October day at Selfoss waterfall.

Iceland on a rainy October day at Selfoss waterfall.

Iceland on a rainy October day at Selfoss waterfall.

Reprtage rather than posed engagement photos in Iceland on a rainy October day at Selfoss waterfall.

Reprtage rather than posed engagement photos in Iceland on a rainy October day at Selfoss waterfall.

Reprtage rather than posed engagement photos in Iceland on a rainy October day at Selfoss waterfall.

Reportage rather than posed engagement photos in Iceland on a rainy October day at Selfoss waterfall.

Reprtage rather than posed engagement photos in Iceland on a rainy October day at Selfoss waterfall.

Reportage rather than posed engagement photos in Iceland on a rainy October day at Selfoss waterfall.

Selfoss waterfal on a rainy day in Iceland

Reportage rather than posed engagement photos in Iceland on a rainy October day at Selfoss waterfall.

 

For more info contact Elaine via Reel Life Photos Website