A big component of your wedding day is definitely the photography. From sweet and touching moments to all the fun bits, wedding photographers are there to capture these moments in the best way possible for you to look back on years down the line. We’ve reached out to some of Malta’s wedding photographers, asking them to sharing their favourite wedding shot so far.
“There are many favourite photos of mine, yet this is one of my top favourites - It just throws overboard any notion of classical serious wedding,” Ian Abdilla shares with us. “The priest was following the text of the vows off an other couple's booklet (by mistake) and for 3 consecutive times the priest was dictating to the groom to repeat after him: "I Roger, take you...." and the groom does not repeat... Again the priest repeats: "I Roger, take you..." and the groom looks behind him puzzled... 'who the heck is Roger?'.... And again for the third time the priest goes: "repeat after me, I Roger..." "My name is Thomas!!" and there you get this shot....”
“This shot reminds me of one of the reasons why I like documenting weddings. They are fun!” Tonio Lombardi starts off. “And even though it's not the only reason, it's extremely rewarding! This was a shot from one of the most enjoyable weddings last year. The groom just hopped onto the stage and sang a song to his (very surprised) bride. The vibe was through the roof! The dance floor for me is full of unique opportunities!” he adds. “From the dancing 90-year-old Nanna having the time of her life dancing with everyone to the young rosy-cheeked shy couple, almost everyone lets loose to whatever extent on the dancefloor!”
Shane P. Watts
We also spoke to Shane P. Watts who shared the reason why he chose this particular shot as his favourite. “This was shot at a school library, Sacred Heart School in St.Julian’s to be exact. The bride used to attend there and taking photos at this library was something she always envisaged and wished. It goes to show that you don’t really need an epic sunset or even an amazing view/backdrop to capture a good wedding photo (although that certainly helps) but rather a location that evokes loads of fond memories to the couple and a beautiful connection between the bride and groom.”
“I have chosen this image as it reminds me of the quite moments that make my job a sincere privilege,” simply says, sending in this beautiful shot.
Focus by Mr V
“All wedding photos are special because no matter how big or small your wedding is, the essence is the same,” Stefan Varga from Focus by Mr V says. “Celebrating the happiest day of your life. This one in particular is one of my most favourite images because I was able to capture a genuine interaction of this lovely couple. Gorgeous location, beautiful veil and soft light. Capture it with black & white in mind and you have a simple yet effective image the couple will cherish forever.”
Photographer Brian Grech shares a photo that is a little different than most. “This is a favourite due to the light in this photo. The sun happened to beam through at the right moment, just as the bridesmaid was fixing the dress. I love the 'silhouette' effect, and that you can even see the bride's leg through the dress.”
“I love this photo because this bride and groom flew for 40 hours to arrive in Malta, only to find a massive storm and heavy rain. They still got some great photos, but this one is my fav,” says renowned photographer Rene Rossignaud.