Heavy Metal Wedding in Slovenian Mountains

When Nina wrote to me that she and Denis will get married in Lepena, in the gorgeous valley in the Slovenian Mountains, I was so excited that I just couldn’t wait this day to come. And when it come it was even more incredible I thought it can be. A perfect day for a perfect wedding in a perfect location. From sunshine to heavy rain, from gorgeous cottages to beautiful but cold river Soca, from heavy metal (Denis is the front man in a heavy metal band) to incredible sensibility. Magnificent wedding!!! Thanks Nina, thanks Denis! Love you!!!

Samo Rovan


Yvonne Dunnington - October 27, 2010 - 8:00 pm

Excellent capture of the full wedding day. The images of the bride and groom on the bridge are captivating — with all the lush green landscape.

Andreas Schroeder - October 29, 2010 - 2:14 am

Just because somebody is singing in his free time in a heavy metal band, does not make the wedding a heavy metal wedding. The title is missleading. People will think it might be a heavy metal theme wedding with biker, drugs and leather jackets. But I guess the photographer wanted to get more attention.

Nancy Shaw - October 30, 2010 - 10:46 pm

No matter what anybody else says … you did an amazing job of documenting this wedding from beginning to end. My very, very favorite photo is the family sitting out on lawn chairs in #10 — so, so very real. Love your work.

Deborah Edwards - October 30, 2010 - 10:48 pm

Wow .. such amazing photography. I cannot even select a favorite picture in this whole series of photographs. You present a beautiful reflection of the whole day. Thanks so much! Love your work!

Matthew Lee - October 30, 2010 - 10:51 pm

Man … keep it up. Absolutely love logging into this blog and seeing your work! You rock!

Miranda Isber - October 30, 2010 - 10:54 pm

This wedding is incredible. Slovenia rocks and so do you.

Shauna Dallamsphum - October 30, 2010 - 11:12 pm

You title this series as Heavy Metal .. and that is fantastic … the cool thing (even without the title) this was a beautiful wedding documentary. Gorgeous!!!

Wilma Cornelisse - November 2, 2010 - 11:29 am

My fav shot is the one with the couple dancing on the lawn — the lighting is amazing with the reflection of a sun ‘beam’.

Madeleine Jutras - November 5, 2010 - 5:17 pm

You know what I love the best — all those candid shots — where you captured an array of emotions perfectly.

Melissa - November 8, 2010 - 4:42 pm

FANTASTIC!! I love how much fun they obviously had! It is obvious that the feel of the day is low key, fun and relational…you did a great job of capturing that!

Paula Lukas - November 9, 2010 - 2:24 pm

Such beautiful and candid shots. I especially like the black and white imagery.

Jacqui Jagt - November 9, 2010 - 2:35 pm

That last photo is so peaceful … somthing I would like to hang on my wall.

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Fred Stuart - November 13, 2010 - 8:25 pm

You must have felt like you were in heaven with this totally fascinating background in the Slovenian Mountains … and my, oh my, you captured the full beauty of everything (including the very gorgeous bride and the handsome groom) Beautiful work!

Mary Fabian - November 16, 2010 - 5:08 pm

The picture of the bride in the mirror is lovely. Nice work.

Meghan @ NJoy Events - November 17, 2010 - 8:21 pm

Wow! What a setting! The photos are amazing.

Deborah Edwards - November 19, 2010 - 1:06 pm

Fantastic photos — so clear and sharp.

Katlyn Forrest - November 23, 2010 - 7:49 pm

So captivating — the picture of the bride jumping from the stone over the water to the groom — not only did you catch their true expressions, that background is so gorgeous. Nice!

Scott Gatt Imaginations - November 25, 2010 - 5:51 pm

Really enjoyed the photo of the groom pulling and saving the bride from the car coming towards her.

Annabelle Morris - December 6, 2010 - 8:29 am

Fantastic shots — so sharp and clear — and the colors are just amazing.

Van Boslet - January 12, 2011 - 1:56 pm

Great article. Waiting for more.

Rafael Graniela - February 21, 2011 - 12:22 pm

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Detra Ulberg - July 22, 2012 - 10:57 pm

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Rock the Dress Event 2010- Graddy Photography

In September we hosted our first annual Rock the Dress event and it was a huge success! ย 12 past brides attended and the event included make-up by Smart and Chic Bride, videography by Virtuoso Video, and photography by Graddy Photography. ย The Minneapolis MN Star Tribune also made a trip out and covered the event for the newspaper. ย We are very excited to do this event again next year!

Scott Sjostrom - October 23, 2010 - 10:58 pm

These are great Justin. You saved the best for last, it’s my favorite shot. Where is that waterfall by the way?

Sydney Wedding Photography - October 24, 2010 - 7:36 am

Stopping by your awesome blog. The wedding images are amazing and so natural. It’s great to see such credible work and full credit to you guys for your fantastic photography

Janet Meyers - October 24, 2010 - 9:25 pm

Phenomenal imagery! So nice to see, yet another world renowned photography blog! Again, excellent presentation!

Yvonne Dunnington - October 27, 2010 - 8:02 pm

Superb imagery — especially the back shot of the bride standing in the field — great lighting and angles.

Miranda Isber - October 30, 2010 - 7:56 pm

Outstanding documentary of the full wedding day … Absolutely love the first image … but even more, love the photos in the water. Kudos!!

Matthew Lee - October 30, 2010 - 10:56 pm

Fantastic imagery … loved each and every photo. Your work is amazing. Thanks so much for sharing!

Brian Holmes - October 30, 2010 - 10:59 pm

Stunning imagery … wow, wow, wow. So glad to see here you on the best of wedding photography. Your work is stunning.

Shauna Dallamsphum - October 30, 2010 - 11:15 pm

Adore everything you posted in this blog … and ‘absolutely’ adore your magic in introducing black and white photos — got to tell you that your very last photo in black and white was amazing. So nice. Great work!

Wilma Cornelisse - November 2, 2010 - 11:34 am

What a cool event — Rock the Dress! Your images (15 and 16) of the bride near the waterfalls are awesome — that brilliant blue in the background.

Madeleine Jutras - November 5, 2010 - 5:18 pm

Brilliant photography and what fun! All the accessories, masks, etc. Sincerely enjoyed this series.

Paula Lukas - November 9, 2010 - 2:26 pm

Gorgeous brides and brilliant images. My fav is the very last one — a true work of art.

Paula Lukas - November 9, 2010 - 2:38 pm

The photos of the bride behind bars at the Marshal’s office are priceless!

Mary Fabian - November 16, 2010 - 5:09 pm

Extraordinary images … so beautiful … yet so fun and playful.

Deborah Edwards - November 19, 2010 - 1:09 pm

Oh my, I can’t get over the gorgeous colors of the sky (mauve and blue) you captured in the photo of the bride in the field. Wonderful!

Katlyn Forrest - November 23, 2010 - 7:51 pm

Those waterfall shots are simply breathtaking.

Another BANG ….

Some random images of another 5 weddings of our new wedding season. Sorry for all the images ๐Ÿ˜‰

Ben McIntyre - October 22, 2010 - 6:07 pm

Brilliant photos … amazing images as per always.

Brian Holmes - October 30, 2010 - 11:02 pm

So very, very hard to select a favorite … your work is absolutely brilliant .. but I did pick one — #7 is fantastic. Don’t ever stop publishing your work. I look so forward to viewing your fantastic work! You absolutely rock!!!!

Shauna Dallamsphum - October 30, 2010 - 11:08 pm

Excellent and brilliant photography. This couple must be astounded by the results of the images taken. Your work is defintely one of very best I have ever seen. You are truly one of the world’s Best Wedding Photographers. So great to see you here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wilma Cornelisse - October 30, 2010 - 11:17 pm

I have no words to describe the beautiful artistry you portray. So, so, so gorgeous. Love it!

Jaco Fourie - October 31, 2010 - 5:41 pm

Thanks all for the kind words.

Madeleine Jutras - November 2, 2010 - 11:36 am

Oh my goodness … such absolute beauty. #17 is a true work of art.

Teresa Beklamy - November 5, 2010 - 5:23 pm

I really admire the stunning art you create … quite mesmirizing indeed. And I adore the ‘fun’ shot/shadow of the groom as a double reflection in the mirror with the hilarious shadow in the middle — it would actually make a nifty cartoon character. All kidding aside, this is just phenomenal.

Paula Lukas - November 9, 2010 - 2:27 pm

Love those images of the bride in the red lighting. Remarkable!

honeymoon in Chalkidiki

Ilias & Olga from Moscow choose me as their photographer.They travel to Greece for their honeymoon so we have some fun for couple of hours in Sunny beach hotel.

Ben McIntyre - October 22, 2010 - 6:08 pm

No. #23 is spectacular!

Janet Meyers - October 24, 2010 - 9:27 pm

And what a beautiful BANG! Amazing and dynamic photography!

Yvonne Dunnington - October 27, 2010 - 8:04 pm

Absolutely stunning images — the work of a true artist!

Miranda Isber - October 30, 2010 - 7:57 pm

History repeats itself. Your imagery is true, true art!

Wilma Cornelisse - October 30, 2010 - 11:21 pm

I never realized how stunning Greece was. Ilias & Olga must be extremely delighted with these beautiful photographs, not only capturing their heartfelt emotions … but also portraying the gorgeous landscape that they were married in. Wow, wow, and wow, over and over again. Just love your work!!!!!!!!!!!

Nik Pekridis - November 1, 2010 - 1:40 am

wow !!!thanks !

Madeleine Jutras - November 2, 2010 - 11:38 am

Those sunset images are amazing … casting that warm, amber warmth. Beautiful!

Teresa Beklamy - November 5, 2010 - 5:25 pm

I agree with the others — excellent photography … and I too am mesmirized by those sunset images. Beautiful.

Paula Lukas - November 9, 2010 - 2:29 pm

I just love the shading in #13 — brilliant!

Deborah Edwards - November 19, 2010 - 1:11 pm

No need to apologize for the number of pictures. They are so enjoyable to view. I marvel at your incredible talent, and always look forward to your next blog.

Nik Pekridis - November 20, 2010 - 1:59 am

Tanks Deborah

Relive Photography by Laura Parent – Vintage Farm Chic Wedding

Rebecca and Dave had a Vintage Chic themed wedding complete with chickens, rabbits, old cameras, vintage family photos. The ceremony was held by their great friend Justin Brooks who also played the electric guitar – November Rain as the bride and groom walked down the aisle. Awesome way of starting a ceremony.

Stonewall Farm is the perfect setting to get the farm theme for your wedding day. We had a wonderful opportunity to enter the chicken coupe and potograph this beautiful bride and groom. The chickens were very willing to help us photograph in their pen. Rebecca and Dave had planned to have a hay ride for their guests, a very cool vintage photo booth, old Coca-Cola bottles with the vintage old striped paper straws. They did not miss any details in their designing this wedding. The caterer was so delicious and phenominal and some of the best catered food I have had in quite some time. Here are some images to view. Enjoy them – Comments always appreciated.

Dorothy Isber Photos - October 14, 2010 - 9:38 pm

Absolutey gorgeous stunning and amazing photography — capturing the emotions experienced that particular wedding day. Kudos.

Paula Lukas - October 14, 2010 - 9:41 pm

Absolutely love your photography. Image #3 — the bride putting on her makeup is my very favorite. Thanks for sharing.

Matthew Lee - October 14, 2010 - 9:43 pm

Love your very last shot — can’t be beat. Thanks.

Paul Cunningham - October 16, 2010 - 8:57 pm

Love the vintage theme … remarkable photos. Paul

Alexandria Kokostatis Images - October 16, 2010 - 9:14 pm

You truly are an inspiration to the rest of us photographers. I have been logging into this site about twice a week … and was thrilled to see your work … Looking forward to seeing more.

LAURA PARENT - October 16, 2010 - 11:33 pm

Thank you so much all. Such terrific responses and so glad to hear your reviews. Will get more on here soon. Thanks again. Laura

Top Rated Cameras - October 18, 2010 - 7:27 am

Wow. I absolutely love your shots! I so love the effects that you did with the photos! The vintage look totally rocks! ๐Ÿ˜€

Ben McIntyre - October 22, 2010 - 6:11 pm

Fascinating photography!

Janet Meyers - October 24, 2010 - 9:30 pm

#4 is amazing and so very real — the bride getting ready for the wedding day. So nice that you captured the vulnerability.

Yvonne Dunnington - October 27, 2010 - 8:11 pm

Spectacular blog posting. #15 of the bride is stunning.

Miranda Isber - October 30, 2010 - 7:59 pm

The artistic process used in Photo 4 is stunning, as is the rest of the wedding story. Gorgeous stuff!

Wilma Cornelisse - October 30, 2010 - 11:27 pm

#7 — the first Black and White photo really rocks!!! All of your imagery is fantastic, but this was my very favorite! Love your work!

Madeleine Jutras - November 2, 2010 - 11:41 am

Love the vintage theme — you captured it beautifully!

svt dreamer - November 5, 2010 - 12:38 am

Excuse my french but, This post makes my mind spin at the speed of dark.

Teresa Beklamy - November 5, 2010 - 5:29 pm

#6 is my favorite — such a nice and lovely vintage touch.

Paula Lukas - November 9, 2010 - 2:32 pm

#4 is a true testament to your artistic skills!

Deborah Edwards - November 19, 2010 - 1:16 pm

Lovely photos — just adore the vintage presentation. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.