What a way to end the year! A wedding I photographed is featured in the “50 most memorable Hello! celebrity weddings of the past decade.” This exclusive list includes weddings of A-listers such as Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Justin Timberlake and Robbie Williams.
A few years ago I was commissioned to photograph the celebrity wedding of opera star Russell Watson to his beautiful bride Louise. It was a romantic destination wedding that took place in Benahavis near glamorous Puerto Banus and celebrity hotspot Marbella in Spain. Hello! called it “A Fairytale Wedding Album.”
Russell and Louise’s wedding is one of my all-time favourite weddings and I’m delighted that their special day is featured in this prestigious list of 50 of the most memorable celebrity weddings of the past decade.
My aim as a wedding photographer is to photograph you at your best and the moments that matter so that you have meaningful pictures and a wedding you love. The celebrity couple were looking for a mix of natural style wedding phography and creative images and chose Wes Simpson Weddings because that is exactly my speciality. Louise stated that it was my ability to capture emotion which set me apart from other wedding photographers.
By choosing me to photograph their day, the couple wasn’t away from their family and friends for too long. Nothing was too staged or over posed and every photo is a true insight into their wedding and a timeless reminder of the best day of their life.
One of my favourite pictures from the wedding captures a real, unplanned moment and it’s the type of picture that sums up exactly what I love about photography, it’s also one of the reasons I think Louise and Russell commissioned me to photograph their wedding.
I was putting my camera away and heading to the wedding reception. There was a full-length swimming pool in-between Louise, Russell and myself and as I turned to say “I’ll meet you at the next venue” I caught Russell in a pure, natural, unguarded, embrace – hugging Louise! This is the first time the couple would have had a private moment to themselves as husband and wife.
In the below picture, we can’t see Louise’s face and we don’t need to as we can feel the emotion and the love reflected in Russell’s expression. No amount of posing or planning could create a picture this special.
MOST MEMORABLE CELEBRITY WEDDINGS
It was a real honour to be chosen to photograph Louise and Russell’s wedding, it was a beautiful day and I’m delighted that their wedding is featured in this exclusive list of celebrity weddings which includes A-listers such as George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel to name a few.
HELLO! magazine is known for giving their readers unrivalled access to the biggest celebrity weddings and have done so for more than 30 years, printing and sharing beautiful photos and behind-the-scenes details from both Hollywood and home-grown stars – and the last ten years have been no exception.
Kim Kardashian, Reese Witherspoon and Eva Longoria have all shared their wedding days with the magazine, along with British TV favourites like Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes and Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright. What a decade it has been for celebrity weddings! I’m delighted to have been involved, all be it in a small way!
HELLO! MAGAZINE CELEBRITY WEDDINGS
You can reminisce on 50 of the most memorable HELLO! celebrity weddings of the past ten years and swoon over the fabulous wedding dresses here – HELLO! Magazine … 50 Most Memorable Celebrity Weddings
If anyone is interested in the original magazine featuring Louise and Russell Watson’s ‘fairytale wedding’ who wasn’t able to buy a copy at the time of publication, you can use this link to buy an online version of the magazine – Zinio.com or use the link to buy a printed copy of issue #1395
You can read my own feature blog post on the magazine issue at – Louise and Russell Watson wedding in Hello!
It’s been lovely to look back on such a beautiful day. Russell and Louise, thank you for inviting me to capture your wedding. It truly was a memorable wedding and one I will cherish forever!
Russell Watson latest n01 classical album “Back In Harmony” with Aled Jones is out now.
Hiring a wedding photographer is exciting and one of the most important parts of wedding planning. Once the day is over, the only thing left is your wedding photographs. When I photograph your wedding I capture everything – the details, hugs, smiles and tears. I will show you things that happened that you never knew about.