Shot at beautiful Villa Cetinale, on Ilford 3200 120 film, processed by Richard Photo Lab.
Following on from my previous blog post with travel photos of our adventures across Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora, here are the photographs of their incredible Bora Bora wedding ceremony at the blue lagoon chapel at the Intercontinental Bora Bora resort and Thalasso Spa. You can read all about their wedding travelling adventure here. A big shout out also goes to Sophie, the wedding coordinator at the hotel who did everything she could to make the day as perfect as possible, including organising a boat for me, so that I could hitch a ride behind the newlyweds!
It was such a pleasure to get to know you both, and I’m truly honoured to have been a part of your wedding celebration. Our two week adventure started out as total strangers, and now I’m lucky enough to call you my friends. Wishing you all the best, you two lovelies xxx
Shot on a mixture of 120 film, with a bit of digital too, processed by Richard Photo Lab.
In April I was lucky enough to have the huge honour of travelling to French Polynesia to photograph a very special elopement. Polynesia had long been a dream destination, and I couldn’t quite believe my eyes when the enquiry landed in my inbox. After lots of emails back and forth, I was booked, and I met lovely Alex and Lisa for the very first time at Charles de Gaulle airport to embark upon a two week adventure, island hopping around Polynesia!
Starting on Tahiti island, we spent a couple of days recovering from the mammoth 25 hour flight from UK – Paris – Los Angeles – Tahiti. This was the most built up of all of the islands, with supermarkets, shopping malls, the town hall, and lots of roosters!
Our next trip was a ferry from Papeete to beautiful, rugged and awesome Moorea. Moorea is quite possibly the most incredible island I’ve ever visited. As soon as you step off the ferry, it feels like you’re in an episode of Lost. With tropical storms one minute and blistering heat the next, thick jungle, jagged peaks and a whole heap of mosquitos who mean business, it felt like another world from Papeete. Here Alex and Lisa held a traditional Polynesian wedding ceremony at sunset within a sacred stone temple overlooking the ocean. The word perfect doesn’t quite cover it.
After a few incredible days there, next up was a flight on a tiny plane from Moorea to Bora Bora, where I was to photograph a very special wedding in a glass-bottomed chapel over a lagoon. Again, this was unbelievably beautiful and I managed to have goosebumps in 35c heat, which was quite a feat.
The wedding photos will be coming up soon, and I’ll start with some travel photos of French Polynesia to begin with. . .
Huge thanks to the awesome Jeff Wood, videographer extraordinaire, and lovely Lisa & Alex. You can read all about Lisa & Alex’s adventures and incredible project here. All shot on Fuji 400H 120 film, scanned and processed by Richard Photo Lab
During the Winter, Chris and I backpacked across Mexico starting in Guadalajara and flying out of Cancun, with a little detour into San Pedro, Belize and back. It was an incredible experience, with lots of lovely people along the way. It highlighted just how little Spanish I know, how much I seem to love roadtrips and got me closer than I would like to a stingray who insited on riding on my back whilst diving (no, sadly I don’t have a selfie with said stingray).
By an amazing twist of fate, thank you email gods, I’ve been booked to photograph a beautiful destination wedding back on San Pedro island in May 2014. Watch this space for more Caribbean antics this year. Hopefully I’ll manage to avoid the stingray this time around. . .