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Kenny & Elisa have a kind of enthusiasm about them that is contagious, when they were seeking a wedding photographer dordogne in France I was of course over the moon to join them!. Along with their closest family and friends at the Chateau de Fayolle in Riberac it was a weekend I’ll never forget.

I first heard from them about a year ago and their plans for their wedding were only just a seed about to grow, it always seems to be that time goes a million times faster when you’re  a wedding photographer!. One moment a couple is happily telling you of their perfect engagement story and the next you’re sending their wedding photos out to them.

There were so many little moments I adored on this day that I just wouldn’t have enough room in this blog post to fit them all in! Elisa really does have a heart of gold and thought of everything for her guests and bridal party. One of my favourite little details were handmade purses with messages sewn into the inside as favours for her bridesmaids. The bridal party wore gorgeous peach full length dresses but each with a different neckline tailored to each girl perfectly. Elisa also did all of the girls hair as well as her own and everyone did their own makeup. I love a down to earth bridal party.

A Wedding in France is decadent on so many levels but the way I love the most is the food!. Guests were treated to a whopping feast of not two, not three but seven sumptuous courses of french cuisine. Finishing of course with the profiterole tower that is the traditional wedding cake in France. Delicious balls of choux pastry filled with cream. I swear I could smash back about 100 of those things.

Both families went above and beyond to make me feel welcome and a special mention to Kenny’s twin brother and the best man James for looking out for me on the day as well as everyone who smiled all day long for my camera!

 

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  • Chateau de Fayolle

    Lovely photos. So many smiling faces. what a happy day. xReplyCancel

  • Oh Nisha, always love seeing your work. You capture moments and emotions perfectly.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Gaud

    Really liked the photos you took of the wedding at Chateau de Fayolle. We’re getting married there next July and I wondered if you could provide a quote and let me know if you’re available on the 19tj July.
    Thanks
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    • nisha

      Hi Rachel – thank you so much, are you able to send me an enquiry through and I’ll come back to you xReplyCancel

  • What a stunning wedding. Lovely as always, Nisha!ReplyCancel

I was so lucky to get to do some Paris honeymoon photography for my wonderful couple Adrienne and John. They married on a Saturday in London at the beautiful Hampton Court Palace (post coming soon!) and on Tuesday I met them all over again in Paris!. It seemed only appropriate for them to take their honeymoon here as Adrienne lived in the city of love for many years and if you met the two of them you’d swear they could be French. We had a fabulous time despite the early start of sunrise, which is necessary I find in places like Paris, London, Tokyo and other major cities as you have to beat the tourists of course. One thing I absolutely adore about honeymoon photography is that you’re not racing off to a reception afterwards and everything has a more relaxed pace. So relaxed in fact that we stopped for breakfast in between locations and got some pretty funny looks from the people in the cafe!

After having my own portraits taken in Paris last year it was a thrill to return to photograph in this beautiful city. I was also very lucky to have the help of my good friend Katie Mitchell. An Australian photographer now living in Paris and shooting gorgeous couples all the time! She helped me with locations in this vast place and I always love getting to talk photography with a friend in a great place!

Adrienne’s gorgeous gown is by the talented Tatiana Porembova of London.

  • Andrea Ellison

    just gorgeous xxReplyCancel

  • Jo Spencer

    Absolutely stunning photography, location and bride! 🙂
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  • Barbara Young

    Stunning photos & gorgeous couple………:) xReplyCancel

  • So beautiful Nisha!
    I can’t believe how deserted many of the icons are. 🙂ReplyCancel

    • nisha

      Thanks Warren! haha it is a rather early time of the day!ReplyCancel

  • John

    You are so talented Nisha and the day was such great fun. Isn’t my wife Adrienne absolutely stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Cat m

    Stunning photos Nisha! I’m very glad the beautiful dress got another outing too! They are all beautiful photos but I think I actually like the cafe one best…very natural and very them!ReplyCancel

  • Holy smokes, shivers down my spine. So beautiful! It’s honestly my dream to go to/shoot/live/breathe in Paris. One day.ReplyCancel

I love few things more than a big, beautiful indian wedding, so much vibrant colour, emotion, tradition and food! I first met Kapil and Melissa a year ago when Kapil got in touch with me about their Wedding in the UK. When we eventually spoke on the phone it was a pleasant surprise to realise we were both kiwis! It’s been so amazing being a part of their Wedding journey.

I don’t think I could have been more excited when hearing about the Wedding plans, two full, beautiful days. A civil wedding and reception on the first day and a traditional Hindu celebration on the second. So much time, detail and planning went into this Wedding and I have a huge amount of admiration for any couple who can pull it off! Melissa had two weddings so of course two beautiful gowns too! The first day she wore a cream and gold lehenga fusion created just for her in India. Day two was the more traditional red lehenga and I still can’t decide which one she looked more stunning in! Guests from all over the world joined them at the Belfry resort in Sutton, I don’t think you can beat the kind of atmosphere that’s created when all the guests stay on location. It’s all the antics in between that make the day so special too.

I must give a huge thank you to Emily Jackman for shooting Saturday with me and my dear friend Helen Abraham for shooting with me on the Sunday. Happiness shared is happiness doubled 🙂

 

Last month I had the honour of travelling to a tiny little seaside town for Siobhan & Adrians italian destination wedding. And it was perfect, every moment I captured, every delicious morsel I ate and every ray of sunshine. I had never visited Santa Maria, a beautiful, happy town on the Italian coast. The people really make this town – it radiates, the whole day was spent receiving well wishes from locals, being waved at and fighting to pay full price from the friendly restauranteurs.

Siobhan and Adrian and around twenty of their closest family and friends travelled from Ireland to Italy for this intimate event, aided and created by the wonderful Julie of My Secret Italy. I’ve literally never seen a wedding planner so passionate about what she does and Julie really helped me do my job in the best way possible.

The night before the Wedding we had a pizza night on the waterfront getting to know everyone (for me) and just relaxing before the big event. Walking around the little cobbled roads and restaurants you honestly feel like you’re on a movie set for some Italian romance drama. The day of the Wedding had so many lovely suprises it felt quite daunting thinking back over it all – in a good way of course. One of my favourite moments without a doubt was the middle of the day between the ceremony and the reception. The guests had made their way down from the Church at Castellabate for gelato and the Italian beach football finals happen to be on the same beach. Our lovely musicians managed to get Siobhan and Adrian out onto the pitch and Siobhan, being an ex-gaelic football player, even got to have a kick! The crowd absolutely loved them.

A day full of laughter, water fights, ice cream, beautiful vows, bubbles, champagne and more delicious italian food than you can poke a stick at. I would capture it all over again in a heartbeat, thank you to Siobhan and Adrian, Julie and all the family and friends.

 

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This is one of those things that you definitely tick off your bucket list, santorini wedding photography has definitely been on mine for a while. I first met Patricia & Fernando on skype a while back and we chatted about their day and instantly connected, they lead a fascinating life living in China. Their wedding was so intimate with just a handful of their closest family and friends joining them in idyllic Santorini for their Wedding. All made possible by a fantastic wedding planner – Maria from tie the knot santorini, as you can imagine organising a destination wedding in a foreign country can be daunting for many couples and what I’m learning is that having a planner is exactly the way to go. It also makes my job super easy on the day 🙂

I almost died on the spot when I saw Patricias stunning Vera Wang gown, luscious folds of fabric that were just so flattering on her – it was as if the dress was made for her and santorini. The only person more floored than me was of course Fernando himself, looking equally as dashing.

These two knew the photography was important to them from the get-go and trusted me completely, even starting their reception at quite a late hour so that I could photograph them at sunset! Now that’s a dream couple for a photographer. I had the tiniest rental car on the island so getting Patricias big gorgeous gown into the backseat along with Fernando was a little amusing! They married cliffside at Santo Winery overlooking the caldera on one of the islands trademark crystal-clear days. It really is impossible to take a bad photograph on this island! If you visit Santorini there is one restaurant I insist you eat at – the very restaurant where they held their reception. Seaside by Notos, tables on the sand and the most exotic and beautiful menu possible. They finished the evening with a little bit of a twist by releasing sky lanterns on the beach, I don’t think this day could have been more perfect. Santorini wedding photography can be a challenge, but I certainly hope I get to return.

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  • Julie Mckenzie

    speechless.. amazing work Nisha Ravji PhotographyReplyCancel

  • Wow! I love the colours ! beautiful work Nisha 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Goosebumps all over – and not because it’s cold – this is priceless, Nisha. Such wonderful work!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kimberley Kelly

    Flippin amazing photos Nisha!!!! What an epic place!ReplyCancel

  • Joana Neves

    Very very beaitiful work. Thank you very much Nisha AggarwalReplyCancel

  • Beautiful work yet again Nish. Total lushness. XReplyCancel

  • Gosh. Astonishingly beautiful work. Wonderful. xReplyCancel

  • Holy moly, i just saw these on a big screen. Nisha you’re the bomb. Meep Meep.ReplyCancel