In the South of France I work with these photographers:
Manuel Meszarovits: International Wedding Photojournalist
Manuel is a great photographer and a great person to deal with. He travelled the world and photographed weddings everywhere from Beirut to Singapore, New York to Paris, Madrid to Buenos Aires. With his vast wedding photography experience and a photojournalist’s eye, Manuel knows how to make sure that not a single important moment, emotion or look escapes his lens. As he puts it himself, he is “in a constant search of a perfect image and every wedding is a different story and a new opportunity to find it”.Read More »
If you ask my opinion about two things NOT to save money on while organizing a wedding, I’ll tell you: 1. Photographer; 2. Food. Cut on any other element but I urge you not to save on these two.
As time goes by many things will be forgotten, memories will eventually fade. No one will remember those fantastic pink king-size lilies that fragranced the whole room. You might not remember that super-fancy knife that you cut your wedding cake with. Or maybe even the wedding cake itself won’t seem as crucial to you as it seems now. But photos will stay. Forever. Good or bad – they will be a silent reminder of the day when you became Husband and Wife. And if you make a mistake, the damage will be irreparable. There are ways to stay within budget. But photographer and food are the two sacred cows that just ought to be respected. I will tell you more about food in another post. Since this one is about photography, let’s stick to the topic.Read More »
I just saw this video and simply had to publish it on the pages of my blog. Out of all the wedding disasters stories I’ve heard of, this one definitely ranks toward the top. The priest got annoyed by the photographers shooting the wedding ceremony and has litterally stopped the ceremony to ask them to leave, telling them that this was “not about the photography but about God”… I felt horrible looking at the face of the bride and groom who seemed completely shocked and speechless (who wouldn’t be?!).
To avoid such disappointments, make sure you talk to your celebrant in advance about all the restrictions he might have about the location of your photographer and videographer. Discuss all the details, including how close/far to the altar they can stand and whether they can move freely throughout the ceremony to get the best shots or have to stay at one chosen spot. It is always a good idea if your photographer speaks to the celebrant personally to show respect. Whatever you do, make sure you all are on the same page.
Note for photographers: use the silent mode for the shutters while shooting the wedding ceremony!