Louise and Gary - Athena Beach, Cyprus

December 29, 2015  •  1 Comment

For my final blog post of 2015 I wanted to reflect on an amazing wedding that I was hugely grateful to be able to shoot. 

Louise and Gary asked me if I'd be available to shoot their forthcoming wedding at the Athena Beach Hotel, Cyprus as they didn't want to risk their wedding memories with an in resort photographer. They wanted to be able to meet their photographer before the wedding, they wanted to build up a relationship and they wanted to be able to create a fabulous album when they arrived back home. 

I flew out to Paphos two days before the wedding to begin planning and to shoot portraits around the island. Gary hired a car and we headed over to Aphrodite's Rock for a beach shoot before heading into the mountainous region to a beautiful village named Omodos, finding lots of portrait locations along the way. 

The following images are from the night before the wedding, I met with the families at a local restaurant, the photograph below was taken as the late sun was casting a beautiful light. 

The Wedding Day.......

The ceremony was scheduled for 4pm, as it gets seriously hot in Cyprus during the middle of summer! Even during the late afternoon, the temperature was still scorching so we had to work quickly and effectively. I had a fantastic wedding coordinator working with me, it's vital to have a good team working for you on your wedding day, these are the people who will make sure everything runs smoothly throughout the day. 


We created sunset portraits using off camera flash and natural lighting from the sun 


Paphos Beach, a stunningly beautiful stretch of coastline


This entire experience was amazing from start to finish, and I am eternally grateful to of been given the opportunity to shoot for such a fabulous group of people in such a wonderful location. Louise and Gary most certainly have a strong network of family and friends to support them in their future life as husband and wife. 

I would like to thank them for trusting me to capture this huge event in their lives and for the friendship that we have built up over the past 18 months. 

Congratulations, you guys are truly  perfect for each other! xx

If you are getting married on foreign shores and would like a U.K based photographer to help with your wedding memories please drop me a message


Mrs. Robinson!(non-registered)
Michael is absolutely fantastic! If anyone wants to chat over our experiences either with Michael or getting married abroad (Cyprus) in general just let us know. I know how scary it seems but it was a total dream and no stress!
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