October 17, 2015

Dima and Akeem at No.25 Fitzwilliam Place

I’ve said it so many times, but I’ll say it again. I am one lucky guy. I get invited into peoples lives for a day and not just as a casual observer lurking from a distance – instead, I’m right up front and centre and I get to be as close as anyone will ever be to the bride and groom for the whole day. It’s a very privileged position and one I ever even need to remind myself of now and again.
It’s always during intimate weddings when I feel this most though. That’s natural – when there is 10 or 15 people in the house on the morning of a wedding, one extra body with a camera isn’t going to make much of a difference. You’re almost invisible. However, when the only people in the house are the bride and groom; you and the videographer (the best out there – Best Day Productions) literally double the numbers. And that is exactly what happened when I shot the wedding of Dima and Akeem.
Dima and Akeem are two of the finest folk I could ever wish to photograph. In fact, scratch that – they are two of the finest folk you could wish to meet. They make you feel so welcome and talk to you like you’re an old friend. So being a quarter of the people in the house that morning and getting to document two people who are not yet husband and wife, preparing each other for their own big day was such a lovely thing to be part of. It’s times like that when you pinch yourself and realise – this is mad. I am in such an amazing position.
Dima and Akeem thank you so much for inviting me in and trusting me with such a job. Being part of this day was incredible and you guys were amazing to be around. Don’t be strangers.

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12 Comments

Rob

I just love looking at your photos Dave! So much feeling!!!

11:48 October 21, 2015

    Dave

    Thanks so much Rob. I always appreciate you stopping by and taking the time to comment.

    19:03 October 21, 2015

Dima

You captured more than our wedding day, Dave. You captured "us", our feelings, our home, our neighbourhood, our family and friends. You also made it feel so natural and easy. Much love and appreciation we send your way, Cheers!

15:12 October 22, 2015

    Dave

    Dima and Akeem - I can't thank you guys enough for choosing me and granting me with this very special privilege. I remember all too well that time we first met in your living room many months ago and all I could think was - these people are way too cool for me. How on earth will I do them the justice they deserve. I'm just glad you had more faith in me than I had in myself. Just for a day I was one of the cool kids. It rocked!

    15:47 October 22, 2015

louie

Dave...Dude...What!

09:20 October 23, 2015

    Dave

    Louie... Dude.. Yes!

    11:53 November 1, 2015

Tim Higgins

Well this is special! Thanks for sharing these gems. (Tip of the cap)

00:01 October 25, 2015

    Dave

    Cheers Tim! Thanks for stopping by! Btw - we have to meet up over Christmas. It's been way too long. Morelli's?

    11:54 November 1, 2015

Paul

Dave this is such a great shoot.. emotional awesomeness... love it mate.

20:55 October 26, 2015

    Dave

    Ah thanks man. Appreciate that!

    11:55 November 1, 2015

MIMI HURLEY

DAVE, THESE PHOTOS ARE AMAZING! AND SO COLOURFUL, BEAUTIFUL BRIDE AND GROOM. CANT WAIT TO SEE MINE :)

10:15 November 2, 2015

Maurice

I love these shots. I work just around the corner from where these were taken, and it blows my mind how you see beauty & ideas in things others wouldn't notice. Such great work Keep it up pal

11:33 November 2, 2015

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