Lucy and Shane were married at the beautiful Kefalos Beach Hotel, Paphos, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Working alongside established Cyprus wedding photograher, Geoff Wyham, we produced a varied collection for their album.
This was an emotional day for both the Bride and Groom and their families as they tied the knot on what was probably the hottest and most humid day of the year so far! With the ceremony over, everyone could relax and enjoy the views of the Med from the open air reception.
I came across this article on Offbeat Bride about unplugged weddings and how guests are watching the ceremony through their camera’s LCD screen rather than through their own eyes.
Weddings and other such key events should be witnessed by the guests, that’s why they are invited after all, isn’t it? Of course as a photographer I have come across keen photograpers taking advantage of the official photographers poses, including standing on someone’s toes as I took a step back from my camera to check I had everyone for a group shot.
The advantage of guests not having cameras in between them and the wedding ceremony is that they will actually get to witness the event and form their own memories of the day, not digitally recreated scenes of what they couldn’t see with their own eyes. The official photographer and his assistant are there to capture those memories, that’s what they have been paid to do.
Of course, at the end of day, it’s up to the bride and groom or indeed the registrar/venue as to who, including the official photographer, can take pictures during the ceremony.
Have you seen a wedding marred by over enthusuastic guests snapping away?
On Thursday 2nd June I had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of Katie and Kai at the Amathus Beach Hotel, Paphos, alongside established Cyprus wedding photograher, Geoff Wyham.
It was a hot day, but blustery winds were whipping up the sea. Katie and Kai’s wedding ceremony took place on the hotel grounds between the fabulous pool and the beach.
A quick ceremony, probably only beaten by those in Vegas, meant working flat out to make sure we didn’t miss any part of it.
Photographing couples in love and capturing that emotion was a joy as Katie and Kai are clealry a couple in touch with each other. They were relaxed throughout with no sign of tension as Geoff posed them at various locations around the hotel’s pool.