Thursday, 30 July 2009

Studio Family Photography London


Having done so many family portrait photography sessions in London of other people I've realised I don't have a beautiful portrait photo of my mom. So when I found a bit of time in between my studio portrait photography and my destination wedding photography I arranged for my mother to come to my Central London photography studio. I've realised that photographing your family portraits is as challenging as photographing the family portraits of clients. You are equally demanding towards yourself as you want the best portrait photography of your closest people but not being professional models your family is often equally uncomfortable in front of the camera as many clients find it in the beginning. But the skill of a good family portrait photographer is to put at ease his clients and reveal their character.
Well, I'm certainly prejudiced in this case but I think at her age my mom looks amazing and I'm greatly pleased with her portrait photography session in London.

For further information about Central London studio family portrait photography shoot and to view our portfolio of make-over photography, portrait photography, family portrait photography, maternity photography and baby photography please visit www.NeliPrahova.com or contact Neli on nprahova@gmail.com.

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Luxury Destination Wedding Photography

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I have trained with a New York based wedding photographer who is famous for his fashion glamour wedding photography style. I totally agree with his philosophy that the modern bride is looking for something different, for something more sexy, stylish and modern. Something different from the classical formal wedding photography portraits. And recently the trend of pure photojournalistic wedding photography is reversing and more and more brides are eager to have some more creative photography in their albums when hiring a wedding photographer. That's why I like to describe my wedding photography style as a combination between glamour wedding photography and photojournalistic wedding photography. The more posed glamour wedding photography offers the unique opportunity for creating something different, for photos that the couple will not usually do otherwise. After all on this day the bride and groom are looking at their best and are wearing clothes that most likely they will not wear again. However while the bride and groom will certainly love the more creative wedding photography shots I'm sure they like to keep the more creative glamour photography session to a minimum and also have more natural wedding photos while mingling with their wedding guests. And the latter is certainly offered by the photojournalistic wedding photography approach I use once the family wedding formal photography and the photos of the wedding couple are done.
Over the few years as a London wedding photographer I had the opportunity to do a number of destination wedding photography in New York and other European destinations. My favourite destination wedding photography country is probably Italy though I think I had more destination wedding photography on the French Riviera. Destination wedding photography in Monaco is particularly famous Russian clients.
The slideshows on this post however include more exotic photos from destination wedding photography in Morocco as well as a very unique destination wedding photography in Bulgaria where the ceremony was performed according to old Bulgarian tradition. Probably a destination wedding photography in Bali was the most exotic job I've done so far. However with the many Indian wedding photography in London I've done recently I'd love to have the opportunity one day for a destination wedding photography in India.
Travelling has always been my passion and doing a destination wedding photography in Italy, France, Greece or anywhere in the world is like the best of both worlds where I can combine my love for travel photography together with wedding photography.

For further information on destination wedding photography and to view our portfolio of wedding photography in Central London, Europe, France, Monaco, Italy, Cyprus, Greece, Portugal, Zurich and Russia please visit www.NeliPrahova.com or contact Neli on nprahova@gmail.com.

Monday, 13 July 2009

Destination Wedding Photography Bulgaria





This destination wedding photography in Bulgaria was a total delight. Following the Bulgarian traditional wedding ceremony in the countryside, the party continued in the evening in a more western style. The bride and groom looked very traditional in the Bulgarian national clothes, but looked stunning in their western formal clothes. Dilyara's evening dress looked very glamourous as she didn't go for the traditional white color wedding dress. The party was pure fun as more than 100 guests have arrived from all over the world to attend this lovely destination wedding in Bulgaria.

For further information on destination wedding photography in Bulgaria and to view our portfolio of wedding photography in Central London, Europe, France, Monaco, Italy, Cyprus, Greece, Portugal, Zurich and Russia please visit www.NeliPrahova.com or contact Neli on nprahova@gmail.com.

Creative Destination Wedding Photography Bulgaria - Traditional Bulgarian Wedding






It was a very interesting experience to do this destination wedding photography in Bulgaria. The wedding was a most interesting one and took place in the countryside of Bulgaria. Ivan and Dilyara were dressed in traditional Bulgarian national costumes and the wedding was performed according to old Bulgarian traditions. It took place in a lovely medow near Shiroka Luka village and was followed by a big feast with a roasted lamb and lots of horo dancing (the traditional Bulgarian dance). For the family wedding photography we were very lucky with the weather as it didn't stop raining the days before the wedding, but we had a wonderful sunny day on the wedding day. In the early morning before the wedding ceremony we went with Ivan & Dilyara to the village to take some more artistic wedding photography photos. The old houses helped for the wedding photography be look like a truly authentic traditional Bulgarian wedding. With the greenery fresh from the rain you couldn't ask for a more beautiful background for this destination wedding photography in Bulgaria.

For further information on destination wedding photography in Bulgaria and to view our portfolio of wedding photography in Central London, Europe, France, Monaco, Italy, Cyprus, Greece, Portugal, Zurich and Russia please visit www.NeliPrahova.com or contact Neli on nprahova@gmail.com.

Friday, 3 July 2009

Meon Valley Wedding photography, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club wedding














The wedding of Sandra and Nick was in the lovely hotel Meon Valley, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club which had an amazing golf course and beautiful grounds. It was a small and intimate wedding as the couple has only invited the closest family some of who have travelled from Mexico to be with the couple in their wedding day in Southampton in the UK countryside.
Sandra and Nick were very easy going about the wedding photography pictures and we had plenty of time to do the family formal wedding portraits and then explore the beautiful grounds of Meon Vallye which had many opportunities for some creative wedding photography. I especially love the B&W photo where the bride is tenderly kissing the groom. I think this wedding photo shows so much tenderness and affection which as a wedding photographer I always try to portrait in my wedding photography.
The big wedding of Sandra and Nick will be a destination wedding in Mexico where Sandra is originally from. It will take place next year and I look forward to the opportunity of a destination wedding photography in Mexico. I have done a number of destination weddings in Italy, Portugal, France and Greece but a destination wedding photography in Mexico will be a totally unique experience for me as a destination wedding photographer.

For further information on wedding photographi in Meon Valley Hotel and destination wedding photography in Mexico and to view our portfolio of wedding photography in Central London, Europe, France, Monaco, Italy, Cyprus, Greece, Portugal, Zurich and Russia please visit www.NeliPrahova.com or contact Neli on nprahova@gmail.com.