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Another Award from Fearless Photographers

Another Award from Fearless Photographers

We did it again! Fearless Photographers have hand picked our picture again as "Picture of the Day". A month ago, we were chosen as Picture of the day already among thousand of photographers throughout the world. What an honor and privilege. Thank you Fearless Photographers.


Wedding at the So Sofitel

Wedding at the So Sofitel

This is my first Wedding shot at the So Sofitel. The booking was done through the Hotel and I met the couple while they were already in front of the Civil Officer. We did not have time to meet before.

The day was very windy and the Bride had a lot of issues to keep her veil still. The Wedding Officer had to shorten the ceremony because of the winds.

The couple, who came from Hungary, was a bit desperate about the weather and thought it would be a catastrophe. The package was to shoot their ceremony and have a short photoshoot.

I proceeded under the wind on the beach. The rain was about to come but fortunately the sun was shining since the rainy clouds were coming at the opposite direction of the sun.

After 20mns shooting on the beach, we moved to the spa of the hotel to do some more shots. The architecture of the building inspired me and I did some interesting pictures in the round designed rooms.

Then we did some shots in the small yard of the spa and rain started to come. I placed my light and did some nice shots of the rain drops behind the couple.

In about an hour, the whole shooting was done. I proceeded to edit the pictures and about 2 and half hours later, i went to deliver the pictures to the couple.

I showed them the images on my computer. The compliments started but what really touched me, is at the end, the Bride started to weep. Then she grabbed me and kissed me 3 times thanking me for the shots. Her husband did the same. I even felt embarrassed since they were both very moved that they could have descent pictures of their Wedding. 

Their appreciation and gratefulness was my reward that evening.

Sarah and Keith at the Heritage Awali, Mauritius

Sarah and Keith at the Heritage Awali, Mauritius

Sarah and Keith booked me through and Hotel in the South. they had seen my work on Facebook and my website and wanted me to cover their big day.

Lovely couple. they enjoyed their photoshoot very much. We got a great setting sun behind the clouds which projected large sun rays out of the clouds. Then at the end, it started to rain and after carefully placing them as well as a small cobra flash, I got some stunning shots of the rain drops while the couple was dancing under the rain.

Dorothee and Gilles and... rain at the Sugar Beach Resort

Dorothee and Gilles and... rain at the Sugar Beach Resort

Gilles contacted me via my Facebook page 3 months prior to his Wedding. he had seen my work and wanted me to cover his wedding. I saw him liking each picture I would post.

We met 2 days before his Wedding which was taking place on 11th April, a Monday. He arrived in Mauritius the previous Monday and during the whole week and the day we met to look through the details of his D-Day, it was sunny and hot. 

When we arrived on Monday to start coverage of Dorothee's makeup and preparation, she had already finished. The make up artist and hair dresser had started 2 hours before scheduled. We decided to start shooting her accessories and accompanied her during her dressing up and final preparation. We took some times with Gilles as well.

It had been raining and even pouring in the morning. The little Wedding Arc had been setup on the beach but the Hotel thought that it might be risky because the weather was uncertain and had prepared a setup under a kiosk.

But, the couple insisted to do it on the beach and they were right. The weather stood still during the ceremony and when we started the photoshoot. It had even been a bit sunny. But about 15 mins we had started the photoshoot, the rain came, and it came strong. I had been cautious about the weather and brought some protecting accessories for my cameras. However, the fog appeared on all my lens because of heavy damp and humidity when it rains. It has been a difficult time shooting with a Poncho, gears wrapped up in protective plastic but the front lens would get droplets and worst, would fog which seriously hindered our photoshoot. However after almost an hour, the rain stopped. We continued shooting but because of the time and the couds it got darker soon.

We finished the shooting in the manor house and I proceeded with the editing. It took me about 4 hours. Sometimes, i would just walk out the manor house (A huge decorated hall, always open) and look at the sky and I would see stars. All rain and clouds had gone when we finished the photoshoot. It seems that the bad weather took an appointment with us as well as for the photoshoot.

We delivered the pictures at around midnight and the client came and chat with us far a good 45 mins and brought champaign. We were delighted. He said he lost the rings when he arrived in Mauritius as well as some top electronic gears in a bag which fell from his chariot. He was lucky to find them back at the airport thanks to a gentleman who brought the bag to the lost and found.

He was very happy about his pictures and did not expect it to come out how it did. 

The next day, he emailed me to thank us again and said that his wife loved the pictures so much. But he was flabbergasted because the weather the next day was sunny again.

What can we do.... However, we did our Job even the odds were against us that day and it was well done.