A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of helping to put together a wedding editorial photo shoot in beautiful Secret Valley here in Cyprus. I was surrounded by a wonderful team, working alongside Special Moments (a prestigious wedding planner here in Cyprus) and talented fashion designers Mork (who designed the suits) and Gregory Morfi (who designed the dresses). As you can see from the photographs, the outfits—worn by models Doros and Natalie—were divine, with the dresses being delicate and elegant, and the suits crisp and tailored to perfection.
There was much more than superficial glamour to this wedding photo shoot, however; it turns out that Secret Valley was an apt location for this session, given the emotions that my models drew on when posing for the camera. Natalie, as it happens, is no stranger to the kind of ghosts that can lie, in secret, holding back the heart—proof that the prettiest of faces sometimes conceal sad thoughts. Speaking for herself and Doros, she said:
“We both had those thoughts.. We couldn’t trust, love, or set free.. I guess we were “haunted” from our own past…” However, she has discovered that there is hope at the end of the tunnel; that there are also blissful secrets locked away in our in hearts and minds, which, like a hidden green paradise between austere mountains, may be revealed: “Today we can say that we have changed and yes, there is Love out there. Patience is all we need.”
Natalie has found that with the right amount of faith and belief that you will find someone, eventually, you will meet the person that was meant to unearth your secrets, the one who will enter into the hidden chambers of your heart and erase all of the scars contained there.
Natalie and Doros’s depth of emotion lent much to the mood of this shoot, a thoughtful and reflective beauty, full of soulful gazes that perfectly complemented the dramatic landscape, and intimate poses that truly captured the yearning nature of love. My wedding editorial photography at Secret Valley turned out to be a panorama of emotion as much as a display of fashion and beauty, and I was very much pleased with the results.
MUA: Svitlana Koroleva
DRESSES: Gregory Morfi
WEDDING PLANNER: Special Moments in Cyprus