Gabriele & Snejina - Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire
May 06, 2018
From the first time I met Gabriele and Snejina I felt the warmth from both of them. It was easy to see that they both felt passionately about photography and wanted to book the correct photographer for their wedding.
From little acts of kindness, it was clear to see that they had thoroughly done their homework on me and I felt that they had already chosen me before even meeting with me and our first meeting felt more like hanging out with new friends than anything else.
This same feeling was evident when we met a few weeks before their wedding for their engagement shoot. The weather was a little overcast, but the rain thankfully held off as we walked around the grounds of the Four Seasons Hotel. It felt that there was never an awkward moment and both Gabriele and Snejina were so comfortable together in front of the camera that we were very quickly laughing and joking, leading to some great relaxed natural photos.
On the morning of their wedding, after finding my way to Snejina’s suite to photograph her bridal prep, I was once again met with that same warmth that seems to just radiate from them both.
The bridal prep all went very smoothly and after heading over to shoot a couple of portraits of Gabriele we were all set for the ceremony.
The ceremony room at the Four Seasons Hotel, is stunning - with windows down one side flooding the room with natural light. It was easy to see why they wanted to get married at this venue. It is gorgeous for weddings and gives a wedding photographer plenty of scope to work with.
We explored the grounds a little only to be interrupted by the briefest spring shower before heading back to meet up with the rest of the wedding party guests. The reception was beautiful, with attention to detail evident from the flowers to the table seating plan. I love to photograph all these little details at weddings and I was spoilt for choice here.
After some very entertaining speeches it was all too quickly time for the cake cut and first dance. Although Snejina had mentioned a slight concern that her dress may possibly hinder the first dance, you would never have know from seeing the pair of them on the dance floor. Graceful and elegant.
I loved every minute and would like to thank Gabriele and Snejina for inviting me to be their chosen wedding photographer, it was an absolute pleasure. I wish you both all the best going forward into the future, together!
posted by Steve Urwin | May 06 2018
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