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Emma and Ben were married on the island of Koh Samui, Thailand on the 16th March, at the beautiful Villa Kalyana. We spoke to Lance Smith, who was present for the duration of their very special celebration. And we are lucky enough to be able to share that with you for today’s Inspiration Post.
I’ll hand you over to Lance…
“When you’re invited by a couple to shoot their destination wedding, you want to make sure you bring your A game, plan well and make the most of every opportunity. The wedding of Emma and Ben was meticulously planned so it was only fair that I planned my shoot the same. I shot this wedding over 5 days which included an intimate shoot at sunset, personal interviews, a cocktail party, a family dinner, a trip to the Fisherman’s Markets, days spent exploring the island on moped with a 15kg camera bag and tripod strapped to my back searching for that epic landscape shot and of course the wedding day itself. Shooting all of this solo was always going to pose a challenge but a challenge I was willing to accept.
(Photo courtesy of: Anne Sophie Maestracci)
Amongst all these moments I was privileged to spend quality time with Emma and Ben and their family and closest friends. We shared authentic Thai dinners together and drank Chang and other assorted Thai beers while hanging out. Having this time to bond with everyone really gave me a feel for Emma and Ben’s love for each other. Their love is deep, genuine, whole-hearted and fun. It creates a real energy. Engrossing myself in the hype and emotion of it all really helped me tell their story. Everyone embraced the idea of a film and were relaxed and themselves. It made for some great shots. This highlight film is a small taste of the festivities that took place over 5 days in Koh Samui, Thailand.”
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