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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 at Coco Ocean in The Gambia – storybook with mainly natural wedding photography by UK-based wedding photographer Elaine

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cutting the wedding cake at Coco Ocean in the Gambia and first dance pictures

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Beach wedding pictures in the Gambia

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English-Gambian wedding pictures at Coco Ocean Hotel and Spa in The Gambia

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Wedding photos by the pool at Coco Ocean in the Gambia

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Coco Ocean Hotel Gambian Wedding Pictures

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Fun Gambian wedding pictures at Coco Ocean Hotel in The Gambia

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Bride cooling off under the sprinklers at Coco Ocean in The Gambia

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Wedding pictures by the pool at Coco ocean in The Gambia in storybook wedding album

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Mainly natural wedding pictures in The Gambia after their couple’s beach wedding

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Romantic beach wedding pictures in The Gambia

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Wedding pictures on the Beach in Gambia

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Beach wedding ceremony at Coco ocean in The Gambia

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Happy wedding pictures in The Gambia

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Natural Gambian wedding pictures

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Aw, so romantic !

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Mum’s are special!

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Grand wedding at Coco Ocean

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Gambian beach wedding

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Kiss under the veil!

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Romantic Gambian groom with his English bride

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Family wedding pictures in The Gambia

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Natural Gambian beach wedding pics

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Gambian beach wedding

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Natural wedding photos at Coco Ocean

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Confetti on the red carpet at Coco Ocean in The Gambia

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Happy wedding pictures in The Gambia

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Confetti smiles after Gambian beach wedding

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Storybook wedding album of pictures taken in The Gambia

 

If you are thinking of getting married in the Gambia or another country, Reel Life Photos are happy to travel there at our own cost.  Contact Elaine here:  https://www.reellifephotos.co.uk/contact

Wedding Engagement Photos on a Mountain in Iceland

Saturday, February 13th, 2016
wedding engagement photo in Iceland - location photography

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

 

 

 

Real Cuban wedding in Havana, Cuba

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

Its not often I get to photograph a wedding in Cuba, so am excited to post these first few pics following my recent trip there for this wedding.  It isn’t set in a glamorous hotel or on an exotic beach, but the happiness in the couple’s faces shows the true meaning of a wedding day.

If you are planning to get married in Cuba, or are having your wedding reception abroad then get in touch , as we only charge the same as a UK wedding, other than a bit of hospitality if I don’t know anyone in the particular country your are getting married in.   I have places to stay in The Seychelles, The Gambia, Cyprus and Cuba, and possibly others in different countries, depending on the towns.  I am happy to travel anywhere really, and have already covered weddings in The Ice Hotel in Sweden, in Australia, Norway, Nigeria, Pakistan, Jordan, Egypt, France, Southern Ireland, Cyprus, Gambia and The Seychelles.  We can come as a video-photography team or I can also shoot some video footage, as well as taking photos.

xx Elaine and Jorge

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Real Cuban wedding in Havana , Cuba

Cuban wedding dress

Real Cuban wedding in Havana , Cuba

The bride’s friends fuss round her as they arrive to help her get ready.

A male friend sits by as he knows he can't do much at this stage to help the bride get ready

A male friend sits by as he knows he can’t do much at this stage to help the bride get ready.  As you can see it is Christmas time too – 14th December in fact .

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Bride’s wedding shoes hanging on the base of an old sewing machine, in this lovely house in Cuba.

Real Cuban wedding in Havana , Cuba

Simple makeup.

Real Cuban wedding in Havana , Cuba

Artistic room in Havana where the Cuban bride is getting ready for her wedding, as a friend applies her makeup for her.

Real Cuban wedding in Havana , Cuba

Hair tweaking as the tiara goes on

Real Cuban wedding in Havana , Cuba

Hairspray lovingly applied and duplicated in the mirror reflection. The natural light adds to the magic.

Real Cuban wedding in Havana , Cuba

Now the male family friend can help out by doing up the bride’s shoes.

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Look at your shoes. You look so pretty.

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Happy bride in Cuba!

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Coco Ocean exotic wedding storybook pictures in The Gambia

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
storybook wedding pictures at Coco Ocean in the Gambia

View of one of the swimming pools at Coco Ocean hotel in the Gambia - pages 2-3 in storybook design, taken the day before the wedding

The bride and groom contacted me when researching their wedding, after coming across photos that I had shot at previous couple’s wedding in the Gambia.  I also will be returning to The Gambia in  early Spring 2014 to photograph a Gambian wedding for another couple.

Their chosen wedding venue – Coco Ocean Hotel  –   is this magnificent luxury hotel in the Gambia in West Africa.  The couple themselves are based in the UK, but have family connections to The Gambia, so it was the perfect choice for them.  I stayed a full week, so was able to capture their cultural wedding ceremony – based on traditions in Sierra Leone – as well as general pics of themselves around the hotel prior to the actual legal ceremony in their private Royal Suite by their private pool, followed by a religious church-style ceremony outside by another huge swimming pool next to the sea.

This combined wedding and honeymoon, is a popular solution for many couples, particularly for those with family connections abroad, as it guarantees lovely weather, and a fabulous location for the wedding pictures.  In this case it also made it easier for their family and friends who live in Sierra Leone to travel  to a nearby country within Africa.  By booking Reel Life Photos for their wedding they also were able to get the quality of storybook album their wedding deserved.  Hope you enjoy looking, as there are many lovely portraits of all their special people, and unusually for my brides and grooms, I was given complete creative freedom, not only to create the design, but also to choose the images I knew they would like.  Most couples spend hours choosing, but they trusted me to choose for them, which was wonderful.

 

If you are planning your wedding abroad or a multicultural wedding in the UK  contact Elaine – wedding photographer at Reel Life Photos .

Cocoa Ocean Hotel wedding in the Gambia - night time view towards the sea

cover of storybook showing the main avenue from the hotel down towards the sea at night

 

photos of Cocoa Ocean Hotel in the Gambia

Inside the Royal Suite

 

pictures of Coco Ocean Hotel in the Gambia

Bride and groom's family enjoying their holiday at Coco Ocean

Exotic sunset pictures

Romantic sunset and palm trees - what more could you want!

private pool in Royal Suite at Coco Ocean

private pool in Royal Suite at Coco Ocean

 

Civil marriage ceremony in the Royal Suite at Coco Ocean in Gambia

Civil marriage ceremony in the Royal Suite

 

getting ready for the wedding in Royal Suite at Coco Ocean in the Gambia

The couple's daughter helps her mummy get ready for the wedding

contemporary wedding storybook album design at Coco Ocean in the Gambia

Love this page in as it floats in black and white and a touch of colour.

 

The Royal Suite at Coco Ocean on wedding day

bride leaves the Royal Suite with her father to go to her church style wedding ceremony by the pool at Coco Ocean

 

wedding by the sea in an exotic hotel abroad at Coco Ocean wedding venue in The Gambia

The bride is given a lift with her father and children to the poolside where the wedding blessing will take place

 

Coco Ocean - magnificent wedding venue in The Gambia by UK photographer

wedding guests waiting as the bride arrives and joins the groom

wedding outside by the sea and pool at Coco Ocean in Gambia

This is just magical! Everyone seated as if in a church - but outside in brilliant light of day, protected by white parasols, with the water sparkling alongside the guests and a see view.

 

church wedding in the Gambia but at Coco Ocean Hotel

The reverend conducts the wedding blessing by the pool

 

wedding abroad at Coco Ocean

Getting married here by the side of that pool , facing the sea, must be a dream come true

 

 

getting married in the Gambia at Coco Ocean

pictures of Coco Ocean wedding in The Gambia

 

wedding blessing the rings at Gambian hotel, Coco Ocean.

The rings are blessed.

 

 

exchange of rings at wedding by the sea in Gambia

So romantic!

 

wedding bouquet of bougainvillea at Coco Ocean in Gambia

Bridesmaids hold a bouquet of simple bougainvillea as hymns are sung and the couple's children watch impatiently.

 

romantic wedding abroad by the sea at Coco Ocean in the Gambia

Sunlight and shadows, fan and foliage. Magic!

 

Coco Ocean romantic wedding picture by the sea of bride and groom and the rings

Such a romantic place to get married!

 

dream wedding abroad at Coco Ocean

This minute could last forever in their minds as we look at this picture of such a happy moment.

 

wedding storybook photography in the Gambia by UK wedding photographer

Groomsmen take it easy during the ceremony.

 

exotic wedding abroad in the Gambia by uk photographer who travels

Love the sight of the yellow bridesmaids dresses against the exotic foliage as the bride and groom walk out together

 

Happy wedding photography in the Gambia at Coco Ocean

Lots going on as the wedding ceremony finishes...

 

exotic wedding reception in the Gambia

"Now what shall I choose", thinks the bride and groom's son, when offered an array of nibbles by not one, but two waiters.

 

wedding pictures by the pool at Coco Ocean

A big group shot all round the pool - so colourful!

 

wedding photos of muticultural wedding guests in Gambia around the pool at Coco Ocean

Such great colours and so many happy people!

 

Multicultural wedding pictures in Gambian hotel by the pool

Perfect location for family wedding pictures.

 

Sierra Leone bride and groom and their family wedding pictures in the Gambia

Family wedding photos at Coco Ocean

 

photos by the pool then off to the wedding reception inside Coco Ocean

photos by the pool then off to the wedding reception

 

luxury wedding pictures at Coco Ocean in the Gambia

Love this reception area with the dynamic stripey floor, so organised this pic of all the guests taken from the mezzanine floor above

 

wedding photos inside Coco Ocean reception area

bride and her family and close friends inside Coco Ocean reception area

 

wedding photos inside Coco Ocean hotel reception in the Gambia

Can you imagine having your wedding here? Such a brilliant family in an equally exciting wedding venue.

 

wedding reception pictures at Coco Ocean in the Gambia

The couple enter their wedding reception dancing, and gather their children to dance with them.

 

bride and groom at their wedding reception in The Gambia

Time to celebrate over a wonderful meal!

 

wedding reception pictures at Coco Ocean in the Gambia

Amazing food and culinary delights at Coco Ocean. Just a shame I had to leave to catch a plane that evening on the last Thomas Cook flight out of the Gambia before the rainy season started, and also to photograph another wedding in the UK the very next day!

 

evening wedding pictures at night in the Gambia

Night has fallen so I grab the bride and groom before the dessert course and take pictures of them within the delightful geometric designs of the contemporary architecture.

 

romantic wedding picture on the beach by the sea in Gambia at night

With the whole day being behind schedule after the Gambian registrar arrived one hour late, the daylight hours vanished so night time pictures of the bride and groom were the only solution.

 

fun black and white wedding photography in the Gambia at Coco Ocean at night

Such a happy wedding picture on the beach at night!

 

natural wedding pictures on the beach at night in the Gambia

Fun wedding pic on the beach at night

 

Coco Ocean wedding at night

The night air is warm and the ambience delightful, but the bride and groom need to get back to their wedding reception and I need to head off soon for the airport!

 

Goodnight! Time to say goodbye to this wonderful couple in this amazing wedding venue in the Gambia, to fly back to the UK for an Asian wedding in Bradford in the morning!

 

If you are planning your wedding abroad or a multicultural wedding in the UK  contact Elaine – wedding photographer at Reel Life Photos  or keep up to date with recent weddings on Facebook

Norwegian weddings in Stavanger

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013
weddings in Norway

The first wedding we chanced upon in Stavanger, as the bride and groom were coming out of the church

 

We were in Norway to photograph and video a lovely Norwegian bride’s Muslim wedding, but the day after we had finished, we took the chance to have half a day of and to take the train from Sandnes to Stavanger.  Within minutes we had chanced upon a wedding, as the bride and groom exited the church, surrounded by all their guests.  I just couldn’t resist the temptation to grab a few shots from a distance…

 

weddings in Norway

The bride and groom are just visible amongst the crowd lining their path from the church

 

weddings in Norway

The bride and groom walk off with one of their bridesmaids holding the bride's train

 

weddings in Norway

This Nordic bride had a very different style - rather like a whimsical Maid Marion - and was carrying the most wedding bouquet!

Such a warm friendly bride - with a wonderful smile - and I wasn't even her wedding photographer!

floaty wedding dress

floaty wedding dress detail

 

 

 

international wedding photographers for Seychelles, France, Greece, anywhere – from West Yorkshire UK

Monday, May 27th, 2013
international wedding photographers

Wherever your wedding – it will be beautiful… and FUN

 

Marquee wedding in France

Getting ready for the vintage-decorated marquee wedding in France

Getting married in France

Loving bride and groom walking to La Marie in Asnières, France, to get married.

wedding storybook - montage - marquee wedding in France

Such a beautiful day, with so much love and attention gone into its making.

The lovely vintage décor  is part of the bride’s late grandmother’s collection of beautiful things; lace, delicate jugs and artily ornate flower vases, with simple home grown flowers, creating a personalised finish to a standard marquee, elevating this wedding to a classy level without being pretentious or over the top.

amazing French wedding food

This must be the best presented food I have ever seen! Just goes to show what a lot of love can achieve at a marquee wedding in France

Now if you are planning a wedding abroad, and thought you couldn’t afford to hire a professional wedding photographer to capture all your wonderful images, think again, as people come before everything so give me a call!  We never know when our next wedding abroad will be, but currently its looking like one in Mexico followed by another in The Gambia, West Africa

xx Elaine

Contact us initially via our website: http://www.reellifephotos.co.uk or our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/destination.wedding.photographer.uk

beach wedding in the Seychelles storybook album design

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

Our main website is: http://www.reellifephotos.co.uk  so after you have looked at these pics you might like to see more of my wedding photos…. ? More storybooks here – more wedding photos in the galleries and on Facebook in the albums there

xx Elaine

These Creole dancers performed in pitch black outside on the helipad by the sea at Lauren and Trevor’s Seychelles wedding reception. There was an official videographer there too (Michel T) , so this is just a basic clip I shot for myself (as the wedding photographer) on my Canon 5 D Mark II whilst also shooting photos.

Levana –  aged 9 and a half –  was my little assistant using one of my “big” cameras and two different “L” (top of the range) lenses during the first part of this wedding, up to the end of the beach ceremony, and several of her photos have been included by the bride and groom in this storybook wedding album.  She has been coming with me on wedding shoots since she was three , so know what to do, though its only in the past two years she has been allowed to use one of my professional cameras to participate in the photography.

This wedding was also videoed by Michel – a professional cameraman in the Seychelles.  He can be contacted on +2482510972 and his son Damien took over the assisting role once we arrived at the wedding reception venue.  Some of his photos have also been included, so many thanks to both my young assistants. xx Elaine

The earlier pages of this Italian storybook, showing the bride and groom and their families getting ready for the wedding, and Lauren & Trevor’s beach wedding ceremony in the Seychelles can be found here.

Sometimes I feel that  wedding photographers are frightened of colour and dull everything down to muted tones and plain black and white throughout.  That might be appropriate for some weddings in the UK and for certain couple’s tastes, but when in an exotic or vibrant environment,  its a shame to somehow avoid colour!  Having lived in Greece for 8 years where I brought up my family, I soaked up the Mediterranean light which in turn formed my artistic vision through my oil paintings and line drawings of people, and photography too.

I doubt Kate and William had a better wedding than this, though they did honeymoon in the Seychelles too!

Seychelles bride and groom holding hand at end of beach wedding ceremony

Lauren and Trevor hand in hand at the end of their beach wedding ceremony

Cap Lazare is an outdoor wedding reception venue in the Seychelles

wedding party arrives at Cap Lazare

The little pictures show details of the personalised coconut-shell cups the welcome drinks were served in decorated by star fruit. the tropical leaves overlaid with white Frangipani flowers following the theme of green dresses for the bridesmaids, and banana crisps wrapped in funnels of banana leaves. Absolutely fantastic!

 

bride and groom arriving at outdoor wedding reception venue in the Seychelles

bride and groom make their official entrance to their reception at Cap Lazare

I originally designed these with the images of the bride and groom to the left and to the right in a  slightly smaller size, as believe space surrounding the images is important to display the photos better, but always listen to bride and groom’s personal views and preferences so this is a revised version to suit their tastes.

 

pictures  of Cap Lazare wedding reception venue in the Seychelles

groom's sister Katherine plays a delightful flute recital for the wedding guests at the start of the wedding reception

 

Love the emotional hug from the groom for his sister after the flute performance while their Mum applauds and smiles with happiness too. All the bridesmaids had Frangipani flowers in their hair too, so overlaid this lovely image of Katherine onto a picture of the red flowers used.

official photography of wedding guests  in the Seychelles

Three loving sisters with their three loving partners

Under the above  photo here is of a sunlit dark green pool surrounded by palm tree fronds at the entrance to this Seychelles wedding venue at Cap Lazare in Mahe.  I really wanted to photograph the bride lying on the smooth undulating rocks at the side of this pool but it had rained heavily during our drive from the beach wedding ceremony to the reception venue, so it wasn’t to be…

 

bride's family wedding photos at Cap Lazare in the Seychelles

bride's family who travelled mainly from the UK for the wedding in the Seychelles

exotic dream wedding location on Mahe in the Seychelles

wedding photography in the Seychelles by UK wedding photographer

happy moments before the wedding breakfast

bride and groom by the sea in the Seychelles

Trevor’s Dad Emmanuel loved the idea of a pic that showed the blue sky above palm trees here

 creative destination wedding photography

Wedding pictures of local Seychelles families on the Groom's side

Groom's friendly family in the Seychelles

wedding photos in the Seychelles

more of the groom's lovely family over clasped hands uniting both sides

wedding speeches at Cap Lazare in Mahe

Trevor and Lauren made this very creative seating plan board over a map of Mahe

photos and Seychelles wedding reception venue details

photos of beautiful memories and giant shell in the Seychelles wedding venue loo

Seychelles wedding banquet

Seychelles wedding banquet! Exotic wedding food-yummie!

See here to contact Elaine of Reel Life Photos about your wedding or visit http://www.reellifephotos.co.uk to see loads and loads more wedding photos! More storybooks here – more wedding photos in the galleries, and whole weddings in  All Day Wedding Pictures

xx Elaine and Cuban videoman Jorge

Creole dancing and wedding first dance in the Seychelles outside.

Magical movements of Creole dancing and first dance in the dark outside

Seychelles wedding evening reception

More night-time dancing outside on the helipad

See here to contact Elaine of Reel Life Photos about your wedding or visit http://www.reellifephotos.co.uk to see loads and loads more wedding photos! – in the galleries, All Day Wedding Pictures and storybook

xx Elaine and Cuban videoman Jorge

Seychelles bride and groom cutting the wedding cake at night

What abeautiful wedding cake!

Seychelles bride throwing the bouquet outside under palm trees at night

Nearly forgot to throw the bouquet!

Seychelles wedding reception venue at night as end of wedding

We bid a reluctant goodbye and good night to the end of Trevor & Lauren's wedding day

www.leedsweddingphotographers.com

 


+++Seychelles wedding album photos

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011
Seychelles beach wedding

Album cover

wedding car in the Seychelles

The location

wedding preparations

bridal preparations with help from the family

Seychelles storybook wedding pictures

Bride being helped by her Mum and sisters to get ready for her wedding in the Seychelles

Seychelles groom getting ready to marry his British bride

Gorgeous Seychelles groom getting ready for his wedding

 getting ready wedding pictures

Amazing bride putting on her wedding dress in the Seychelles

wedding photographyt in the Seychelles: bridal prep

Little Touches...

Groom's Mum and sister on background of Frangipani flowers for the wedding

Groom's Mum and sister on background of Frangipani flowers

 getting ready for her beach wedding in the Seychelles

The veil

Lauren and Trevor's wedding in the Seychelles

Don't they both look fantastic!

beach wedding ceremony in the Seychelles

dream wedding location...

bridesmaids and bride walkking down flower-strewn beach aisle

Time at last for Trevor & Lauren's dream wedding

Seychelles beach wedding ceremony  begins

Lauren is given away by her Mum

Beach wedding pics

Dream beach wedding!

Beach wedding  photography in the Seychelles

Lauren and Trevor say their wedding vows on the beach as planned

beach wedding with rings in a twin shell

Catherine presents the rings inside twin shells: how romantic!

 signing the register on a rock

Lauren and Trevor chose to sign the register sitting on a rock at the edge of the clear blue sea.

beach wedding in the Seychelles

watched by their witnesses Lauren & Trevor sign the register by the sea

witness sign register on rock in the Seychelles

Surreal! Bet nobody else signs the register on a rock in the Seychelles

romantic beach wedding in the Seychelles

time for a private cuddle...

confetti of the beach in the Seychelles

Confetti and flower-lined beach aisle

formal wedding pictures on the beach

What an amazing wedding location!

group wedding photos by the sea

bride's close family

Groom's family wedding picture son beach in the Seychelles

Groom's family

wedding on a beach in the Seychelles

Congratulations!

wedding photos by the sea in the Seychelles

Bride and her Mum.

bride on the beach in the Seychelles

Now its Lauren's turn...

sea views wedding pictures

Lauren and Trevor's special place

bride and groom  at tropical wedding venue in the Seychelles

here come the happy couple!

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Uk wedding photographers in the Seychelles for Lauren & Trevor’s beach wedding

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Lauren and Trevor found us on Facebook a year ago and clicked  “Like” on Reel Life Photos Facebook Page. They are such a lovely couple I thoroughly enjoyed giving them a pre-wedding engagement portrait session in Sheffield. They had their honeymoon on one of the lovely islands in the Seychelles following their beach wedding on Mahe.

Little wedding photographer Levana and I both covered their Seychelles wedding and at the reception venue in Cap Lazare, we were joined by Damien, another young wedding photographer but from the Seychelles.

The couple chose to get married in the Seychelles as the groom’s family are all from there, and decided on April as it is usually  the driest month. However on the wedding day, the beach wedding nearly didn’t happen as the clouds decided to to drop their load on the individually embroidered  towels laid out on the beach with personalised white paper fans!  The downpour stopped just long enough for the ceremony and a few pics before letting loose again with renewed vigour as we drove the half-hour’s ride to the wedding venue at Cap Lazare.

wedding car in the Seychelles

wedding car waiting to take bride Seychelles beach

Groom adjusting his bandana ready for his beach wedding in the Seychelles

Groom adjusting his bandanna

guests in the shade of palm trees before beach wedding in the Seychelles

Guests shelter in the shade before the beach wedding ceremony starts.

beach wedding in Seychelles

bride and her Mum walking down Frangipani flower- strewn beach aisle

beach wedding ceremony in the Seychelles

The wedding ceremony begins

signing the  register on the beach in the Seychelles after beach wedding

Novel location to sign the register…on a rock on the beach!

 

romantic bride after beach wedding looking out to the sea in the Seychelles

Mystical bride gazing pensively out to sea

Lauren and Trevor have just got married on the beach in the Seychelles

Just married!

Seychelles Beach wedding

Confetti tropical style

Trevor and Lauren's wedding in the Seychelles

magical canopy of tropical foliage envelopes the newly-weds

The dried flower confetti accentuates Lauren’s trailing silk wedding dress as she glides over the sand under a canopy of tropical trees.  Paradise!

beach wedding in the Seychelles with bride and her Mum

Time for a hug!

Seychelles bride and groom by sea

True Love on a magical Island

bride with fan inside Seychelles wedding car

Lauren smiles as she looks up at her newly-wed husband Trevor

Seychelles wedding reception venue at Cap Lazare

wedding reception venue at Cap Lazare

dream wedding couple walk into their Seychelles wedding reception venue at Cap Lazare

official arrival of the bride and groom at Cap Lazare

natural weding photography as groom's sister givs him a hug

Katherine gives her brother a hug

Loving bride and groom in the Seychelles

Loving bride and groom

bride and groom at their wedding reception in the Seychelles

Glowing love

exotic drinks at wedding reception, Cap Lazare in the Seycheles

private moment at Cap Lazare

delicious Seychelles wedding meal at Cap Lazare

the open-sided wedding venue is ideal for the reception meal

Bride and Groom have their first dance at night in the Seychelles

first dance on the helipad at night lit only by one video light

Creole dancers at wedding at night

Creole Dancers

 

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xx Elaine and Cuban videoman Jorge