International wedding photography
The vintage table decor was a labour of love using the bride's late grandmother's collection of lace and beautiful antique vases. That was one sunny day in France surround by all the bride and groom's special friends and family, mamany of whom had travelled miles to get there.
We love wedding DVD and photography anywhere in the world though. The first ever wedding abroad that we were the professional photographers for was at the Ice Hotel in Jukkasjarvi Sweden in 2007, followed by a chapel in Tenerife, Jacob's Creek in Australia, a chateau in Loire Valley France, an Orthodox wedding in Egypt, a Bedouin wedding in Petra, Jordan, Kilkea Castle in Southern Ireland, and The Gambia. So we certainly don't mind if your wedding is in wild Dartmoor, urban London, Leeds or Manchester, mountainous Wales, snowy Scotland or rain-drenched Windermere in the Lake District.
I was lucky enough to be awarded FIRST prize in the INTERNATIONAL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS EXCELLENCE AWARDS too! The brief was to submit 5 images from the same wedding that showed the excitement and emotions of a wedding day. Am totally bowled over that I actually won it! Pics from a beach wedding in The Seychelles and The Ice Hotel in Sweden
In April 2010 we had an overseas destination wedding for Denise and Bax in Gambia, then one in beautiful Cyprus - at the Nissi Beach resort for Sikh/Yorkshire couple who like to do things differently, then one in Australia, with an outdoor wedding ceremony followed by the reception on Starship Sydney which sailed all around the bay, giving views of Sydney Opera House and the harbour bridge. Had our second wedding at Christmas 2010 in the Ice hotel in Sweden - the Ice Chapel at this time - where the temperature inside the hotel is a cool minus 5 degrees. See pics below from our most recent wedding there and an exotic wedding abroad in the Seychelles in April 2011, for Lauren and Trevor (whose family have their roots in the Seychelles). Their beach wedding album design (ceremony) is here too (reception).
Our latest international weddings were in The Gambia March 2014 in Banjul - church wedding pictures from St Mary's Cathedral. The rest of their Gambian wedding reception was at Kairaba Hotel and the Ashobi is in various albums on our Facebook page. We videoed and photographed another international wedding - an Asian Muslim wedding in Norway in August last year too. The mehndi party pics are here and the highlights video is here too, as well as one in Pakistan at the end of Feb / beginning of March 2012 - few pics from the background to that wedding on our blog too - followed by one in Nigeria at the end of March 2012, and we covered another lovely couple's wedding on 28 April 2012 in The Gambia again, and then one in a little village in Normandy, France, We have had recent wedding enquires. for Greece (and I speak fluent Greek!), Cuba (and we both speak Spanish), Malta, USA (was already booked so sadly couldn't do that one!) , Mexico, Sierra Leone and Ireland near Belfast. We also had wedding enquiries for Lake Garda in Italy, Tripoli, Poland & Cyprus and Switzerland during a wedding fair at The Light in Leeds, and attended an awards ceremony in May in Cyprus just before the wedding in France, so seem to be travelling all over! Have kitbag - will travel... We meet loads of lovely people through our work, so if you are attracted to our images, am sure you are warm-hearted and very genuine, and we'll have a great time.
We can come as a husband and wife team - covering both your video and photography - or just photos (in which case you get just me - oh and possibly little assistant Levana too...!) Get in touch if you have any questions at all about how this works. Its just the same price as a UK wedding - as we feel its fair to pay for our own flights - and you get as much time together as you like as we document your stay abroad, as well as the main wedding day. The only extra cost is a contribution towards our accommodation whilst abroad, though I love staying with a local family, so don't expect a star-studded hotel! Great fun!
Romantic beach side wedding at Coco ocean Hotel in The Gambia.
Have more pics on Facebook too.
How about this for wedding evening reception entertainment!
Unedited clip of a stilt dancer from cultural wedding in The Gambia for a couple from Sierra Leone April 2012
Chapati making in Pakistan, at one of last year's weddings abroad: February 2012
* Elaine will be photographing other weddings in The Gambia in 2015 so if you are getting married abroad or even having a Gambian wedding please get in touch quickly! Call +447990867058, or send a message through our Facebook Page.