This week’s blog post is about an engagement photography session that took place earlier this month. The protagonists of our shoot, Justin and Iryna, are getting married this coming September, and wanted to have a photography session to mark this special period in their lives before their big day.
Iryna, who previously lived in Cyprus, moved to the UK to be with Justin, and although the couple are blessed to have found one another, Iryna often misses the natural beauty that surrounds this stunning island.
As such, the couple have decided to get married here this coming September, and recently visited Cyprus to begin planning their wedding. It was during this time that our photo shoot took place.
Since Justin and Iryna don’t live in Cyprus, they booked their engagement photography session with me last year. As I communicated with them through email I could sense their enthusiasm for the shoot, and when the day finally arrived and I began taking the shots, it was clear just how thrilled they were to be having their engagement photos taken.
I met with Justin and Iryna outside Limassol’s old library, where we planned to start our shoot. However since the library was under reconstruction we quickly improvised, heading towards Limassol’s historic old town and then working our way towards the beautiful Columbia Plaza. These locations gave the pictures a wonderfully rustic feel about them – a combination of bright colours against the traditional old buildings that surround the town.
Later, as the sun was setting, we headed to the St. Raphael Marina and beach, where we captured our glorious shots of the wonderful setting sun against the sea, silhouetting the couple and giving us a fantastic outline of them as they splashed about near the shoreline and embraced one another.
Justin and Iryna glowed as I snapped away at the camera, capturing them as they brimmed with love, energy and excitement. As you can see from this engagement photography they are clearly very much in love, and it was a great experience to capture that through the lens of my camera, leaving our couple in question with a lifetime of special memories.