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Friday, 27 May 2011

Elyiecia & Ivan ( Toronto, Canada ) en Vina del mar Chile Boda / Trash the Dress

Elyiecia and Ivan ( Toronto, Canada ) Sheraton Miramar , Vina del Mar

Fotografia de boda / Trash the dress
Just a few of my favourites before the story begins

I dont know where to start in this post. Elyiecia feels more like my sister than my bride client due to our extensive emailing skype-ing and facebooking over several months on the lead up to the big day.

 Its amazing how what starts off as a formal dealing online can turn into a friendship. We had so many laughs before we even met I just knew we would all work great together.

The day started off with bridal preparation….
ok so here we go...first up Elieycia was feeling a little under twhe stress of planning and international destination wedding so we were keeping a close eye on here

Now lets see....what wedding dress should you wear today Elyiecia ?

love the cool is that?

Elyiecia suffered a very bad foot injury before comming to Chile so I thought this o would be a great memory of the days fashion footwear.

a little risky but the Sheraton is not too high  ( QUACK)
Now since these guys were doing their preparation in the same place we had to think of something to keep the tradition safe.. I SAID NO PEEKING ELYIECIA !! geez

now lets go with Mr Groom

Pass me the rings please Ivan..
and with them being such huge MAC fans...

I said Kiss her Dude, Not drop her !!

a beautiful little moment between the bride and her mother

The "Tiffany Box Cake" and Sushi Grooms cake by

I think he likes it !!!

The sweet couple

The crazy gang from Toronto

Now, Like Brides Do....STARBUCKS

Time for a quick foto out front

NOW  THE POOL ....I promise you...its heated

Ok I mean it's NOT heated...sorry about that lol


Dear Wedding Photo Chile,

I wish I could have created my own options from the pull down menu above for example:

Question: "Overall service?...."
Answer: "You guys are crazy!"  lol :)

To be completely honest, I'm so thankful to have found you guys. As you know photography has always been very important to us, so when we were planning our wedding; finding top photographers abroad (who also spoke English) was our main priority.

From the very first point of contact you made everything FUN, SMOOTH & PROFICIENT...You even assisted with areas that were not your field (such as helping us find a venue) & counselling us during stressful times.

I don't feel a "client/photographer relationship" ever really existed with us and I appreciate that because thats what made our experience and pictures turn out so special! To work with two men that made our experience so personable was such an honour! You both put heaps of dedication, expertise, patience and passion into your work. MUCHOS GRACIAS POR TODO!!!!!

Elyiecia & Ivan Acosta. Toronto, Canada

Gardner Hamilton
Tel (0056 9) 9-992 9508

Raul & Consuelo, Las Condes, Santiago, Chile

Raul &Consuelo ( Boda Las Condes Santiago )

It has been nearly two years since I shot the very personal civil wedding of Raul and Consuelo staged at the brides family home in Jardin del mar. Both Raul and Consuelo were insistent on that day they would want me to shoot their church wedding in the future and they sure meant it as they booked me nearly a year in advance. I really thought it was great to be shooting a friends wedding and i was not wrong. These guys and their families made me feel like I was a guest more than the photographer. Many of the guest already knew me from the civil wedding so it made them much more footloose and fancyfree when it came to relaxing in front of the camera. With preperation at the Marriot Hotel in las Condes Santiago amd the groom prep at home it was once again the best chronology to visit the groom first then spend more time shooting Consuelo and her gang getting ready.

This wedding was at that great little church in las Condes Santiago where weddingphotochile has covered several weddings now and its always a pleasure to shoot there. Even although it was dark after the ceremony we used the city to light the way and had some great fun before heading off to the grand centro de evento La Casona Las Condes

So lets start with Raul and Jack Daniels getting ready

On te wall behind is the HUGE chronology planner these guys had above their bed to plan this HUGE wedding... Im sure I am up there somwhere..!  in the bottom left corner is a photo I took of them 2 years ago...awww, made me feel all wecome lol
While Raul and his Papa were taking care of his dressing details it was time to gt the rins and s what risky shot I can take to get my heart pumping  ...
Ah Yeah  that will do it....after all...its only the 14th floor...Consuelos gonna kill me...again lol

Salud from Raul and his best friend  JACK

See you at the church amigo

now its time to go and see what Consuelo is upto..


This is one of my favorite shots from this day, i waited for some of the guests frm the eddig to walk by inhe backgroun for that added personal content in the image


Gardner Hamilton
Tel (0056 9) 9-992 9508

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