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Our lovely little wedding

Published: 08.08.2014.

After the “trip” to the other side of weddings a few weeks ago, I finally made it back and I write this post more as a groom, not so much as a photographer.

Our wedding day was three weeks ago and it was exactly as we had envisioned and wanted it to be, with a few unplanned additions which made it even more special, like sunny-rainy weather which just wouldn’t decide which way to go, up until the very beginning of the wedding when our guests started arriving (and the entire wedding was out in the open!), and at that exact moment the rain yielded. From the very beginning we didn’t want to “just get it over with” and move on, so we set the bar high and through the wedding planning we decided to tell the story of who and what we are on that day by personalising the entire affair on every possible level. An especially personal detail, which marked the entire 2013 for us, had resulted in a visit by a very special guest: Mathias Piano Man came to Split! He was featured in the photograph for which I have received a National Geographic merit prize, we had finally met in person and he played at our wedding! From the very first moment we met, during his stay and us hanging out together, him playing at our wedding, to the goodbyes and promises that we’ll meet again in New Zealand, it was an experience so amazing that we still can’t believe it happened to us…

Another detail helped to personalise the whole day… Ever since we started talking about our wedding, our loved ones kept asking the same question, a completely logical question when you think about it: “Who’s going to shoot your wedding?” It was quite interesting to switch positions and to try and find your very own photographer among all of those styles, approaches, portfolios, and go through all of that as someone who does it for a living. It is an important day and we wanted to take it to a completely different level…

For my first birthday, I got an unusual present from my grandmother – a real, working camera, which at the time worked only with real film roles. It was heavy and looked as you’d imagine the camera to look like, made the “real” camera noise and amazing photos. My parents “adopted” the camera for a while, and I reclaimed it in my late teens when photography became my hobby. Before I obtained my first digital camera, gallons of chemicals for developing photos flowed through my hands, and then digital camera replaced my good old Yashica when hobby became my profession.

Yashica still had its day or two until, right before our wedding, we decided to give it a major role and I started taking photos of interesting things, events, and people connected to our wedding. That’s how I came to spend my wedding day with my very first camera!
Down below you’ll see photos made by my good old Yashica. Some photos turned out great, others not so much, but it’s not that important. We’ve succeeded in what we wanted to achieve – we saved for ourselves a piece of that day and everything that was happening on that day via the camera which to me is so important, and I hope will capture so many amazing moments to come…

The evening swiftly went by, just as my clients have always tried to paint it for me. Surrounded by all of those dear to us, we let go and savoured the moment, ending it with a morning swim on a beach in Split. And now… I have an amazing wife who’s by my side through thick and thin, participating in all of the stories, ideas, and challenges a wedding photographer faces. I can’t wait for all of the new adventures to happen…

I look forward to new blogs, photos and friendships…