Allie & Aaron: A Colorado Wedding

Wedding season sprung into full force on Sunday in Windsor, CO during Allie & Aaron’s wedding. Well-poised to received our military-discount, Aaron flew back from his Navy duty station in Japan just in time for their island wedding at Pelican Lakes. They both qualify for the long-distance engagement award, as they exuded awesome effort in planning a wedding together… separated only by the Pacific Ocean, a few time zones, and the honorable constraints of the military.

Paper cranes, hand-written vows, choreographed dance procession, and vintage-flair adorned their day.

Coordinator: Paul Nellis, Austin’s Homestead
Second-Shooting photojournalism: Gino Siller
Videography: Brian Martinez
Florals: Flowerama
Cake: Lulu’s Bake Shop
Entertainment: DJ Juan Mares & MC Johnny Cr

Laurie Smith - July 13, 2010 - 6:42 pm

I thoroughly enjoyed this blog posting — beautiful, beautiful photography! Thanks for sharing this with us.

Brenda Waters - July 13, 2010 - 7:07 pm

So elegant, romantic, and beautiful. I’m so glad I found this site. I will be visiting often and watching for more blogs from you. You truly are an inspiration!

Robert Speck Photography - July 20, 2010 - 9:37 am

Such dynamic and bold imagery! Love the lighting and how you captured not only the beauty but also the emotions. Kudos!

Richard Jablonski - August 3, 2010 - 5:30 pm

Gorgeous and amazing photos. Thanks for sharing.

Irene Jones - August 8, 2010 - 7:58 pm

All of your photos are gorgeous … my absolute favorite is the magic you created in your first photo. Lovely!

Candice Springgay - August 12, 2010 - 4:25 am

Nice … now tell me the truth … did he really wear his navy uniform for the whole weddding? Not a problem if he did — because the photos on the beach were magnificent!

Belinda Mango - August 13, 2010 - 3:12 pm

My very favorite photo is #6 of the bride and the groom on the beach. Firstly, the colors and background are magnificent. Secondly, you were able to capture a look of mischief and playfulness on the groom’s face … which made him very appealing (I’m sure for the bride).

Annabelle Morris - August 23, 2010 - 7:51 am

Beautiful wedding photographs. I love how you were able to contrast the color of the bridesmaids’ dresses and the color of the bouquests to the natural outdoor various shades of green.

next day shooting in Greece.

Joni Sinclair - July 13, 2010 - 6:43 pm

Your photos make me want to get married all over again. So beautiful and bold. I just discovered this website and love it, especially your work!

Fred Stuart - July 13, 2010 - 7:10 pm

Nik … these photos are so artistic and beautiful! I can’t get over the blueness of the sky that you portrayed so dynamically.

Nik Pekridis - July 14, 2010 - 12:01 am

thanks for your kidness…thanks a lot.

Brenda Bediako - July 20, 2010 - 9:42 am

I have just completed my studies as a photojournalist and came across your work. You are really an inspiration and I am going to try to model my techniques after you.

Nik Pekridis - July 20, 2010 - 9:58 am

thanks…you are so nice…

Mary Fabian Photography - July 25, 2010 - 11:41 pm

Amazing shots! You really are a true inspiration to the recent grads of photojournalism! Thanks.

Rene Watson - August 3, 2010 - 5:32 pm

Love the last image … you have managed to make the bride look like an angel. Brilliant!

Nik Pekridis - August 4, 2010 - 12:28 am

thanks Rene

Irene Jones - August 8, 2010 - 7:58 pm

Wow … I am mesmirized by your first photo. I could look at it for hours. Magnificent!

Nik Pekridis - August 9, 2010 - 12:21 am

thanks Irene

Candice Springgay - August 12, 2010 - 4:27 am

Superb … you have managed to portray the bride as an angel. What excellent angles and imagery!

Nik Pekridis - August 12, 2010 - 4:54 am

thanks a lot Candice

Deborah Edwards - August 13, 2010 - 3:13 pm

Photo 2 is the best — such spectacular colors!

Annabelle Morris - August 23, 2010 - 7:52 am

Simply outstanding and spectacular!! Thanks for sharing this blog. I can’t get enough of it.

Stella Il - January 18, 2011 - 7:46 am

Amazing shoots…
Very good work.

Summer weddings in Scandinavia

Sweden is becoming the paradise for couples looking for the perfect destination wedding.

Besides the sun that never sets in the summer, making it a perfect scenery  for all night parties outdoors, the Swedes still haven’t adopted the Euro as their currency, which makes every fare related to wedding costs much MUCH cheaper than any location in Europe.

If the couple has a foot in the country, there is absolutely no reason for not having your international celebration with the fun vikings.

That’s what the Swedish Rebecca, and her love from Australia, Andrew, decided to do. Both living in England for many years, they couldn’t think of anywhere else to be rather than beautiful Stockholm.

Their wedding was celebrated last Saturday in Sweden’s most famous park, Skansen, and in Stockholm’s oldest tree church, the Seglora Church.

Sun, rain, wind, warmth and chilly winds. Everything we needed to a perfect wedding shoot!

For many more shoots, please check the complete post in our blog:

And for many more destination weddings in Sweden and around the globe, just visit our homepage and send us a mail for a quote!

Kaate - June 1, 2010 - 11:31 am

I really love the classic nature of these shots. So elegant. Makes me wish I could re-do my wedding photos (from 8 years ago today!) … I absolutely love, love that gas pump picture! Fun and timeless at the same time!

Juliana Wiklund - June 1, 2010 - 12:27 pm

Hi Kaate! Thanks for your comment! Let me know if one day you decide to renew your vowels (I’ve done it myself after 10 years!) and then I’ll come!
Hugs from Sunny Stockholm!

Catherine T - June 1, 2010 - 1:56 pm

Beautiful pictures. I love the gas pump picture and the one with the couple reflected in the glass on the old clock.

Laurie - June 1, 2010 - 2:57 pm

Such elegant images! After reading your blog and viewing your images, I’m sure destination weddings to Sweden will become very popular.

Joni - June 1, 2010 - 3:02 pm

Beautiful wedding story and images!

Jaco Fourie - June 4, 2010 - 2:05 pm

It looks like she had a lot of fun.

Joni Sinclair - July 13, 2010 - 6:45 pm

Wish I had discovered your blog a long time ago. Your photos are really addictive — so elegant, so beautiful, as well as capturing playfulness. Kudos to you!

Alexander Manning - July 13, 2010 - 7:13 pm

I really like your imagery – great, fresh angles, awesome use of motion and light. Congratulations!

Julis McIntyre Photos - July 25, 2010 - 11:43 pm

Sensational photos! Wow, you really know how to capture the moment and emotions … rather than taking ‘staged’ photos. Great and inspirational stuff.

Brenda Waters - August 3, 2010 - 5:33 pm

Gorgeous, romantic and fun! What a very happy bride … and so natural.

Linda Brownstone - August 8, 2010 - 8:00 pm

What a lovely bride … you can actually see her personality in the photos you took. Thanks!

Miranda Isber - August 12, 2010 - 4:31 am

Totally agree with you … Sweden is becoming the paradise for couples looking for the perfect destination wedding. What makes this so real (as others have mentioned) is your gorgeous bride with a personality that never quits. You really captured the essence of her wonderful personality.

Deborah Edwards - August 13, 2010 - 3:15 pm

Adore the last photo — stunning angles and light.

Fred Stuart - August 23, 2010 - 7:56 am

Very, very, nice images. If I had to pick my favorite, it is the last image with a clear shot of the bride surrounded by the dreamy and less focused faded pink bouquet.

Slubny Trojmiasto - January 21, 2011 - 2:39 pm

Unbelieveably beautiful couple and lovely photos!

Some Images from Mozambique.

I photographed this wedding last weekend in Mozambique with my wife. The rain delayed the ceremony with about 30 minutes but in the end we got a super sun set.

Otto Haring - May 27, 2010 - 4:52 pm

Very nice colors!!!

David Josué - May 31, 2010 - 12:17 pm

Love the dramatic lighting, congrats!

Charmaine - June 1, 2010 - 2:59 pm

Such breathtaking imagery, especially with the splendid sunset!

Janice - June 1, 2010 - 3:03 pm

Your images are mesmerizing and addictive. Such beauty. Congratulations!

K L Redfield - June 2, 2010 - 8:48 pm

Oh, wow! Timeless and priceless photos! I don’t know anyone in these pictures, but I’d still consider putting them up in my house!

Jaco Fourie - June 4, 2010 - 2:04 pm

Thank you all for the kind words. To me this is a great compliment “! I don’t know anyone in these pictures, but I’d still consider putting them up in my house!” Thanks again 😉

Laurie Ryan - July 13, 2010 - 6:48 pm

Simply, simply, devine! I sure know why you are part of the world’s best photographers. I just cannot get over the dramatic colors and vivid colors. This must be what heaven looks like.

Alexander Manning - July 13, 2010 - 7:16 pm

Paradise is all I can think of when I look at your breathtaking photos. I find it difficult to move away from your blog — majestic imagery!

Julis McIntyre Photos - July 25, 2010 - 11:44 pm

Addictive imagery! Truly LOVE your work!!

Nora Robinson - August 3, 2010 - 5:34 pm

Amazing photography. All of the photos are beautiful … so beautiful that I cannot pick a favorite.

Linda Brownstone - August 8, 2010 - 8:01 pm

Your photos are absolutely amazing and mesmirizing. So glad I found this post. I look forward to so many more.

Miranda Isber - August 12, 2010 - 4:33 am

Love Photos 7, 8, 9, 10 and beyond. You do beautiful work. I will come back to this site over and over and over again … because I can’t get enough of the artistic beauty you create.

Deborah Edwards - August 13, 2010 - 3:17 pm

Paradise — just love this set of images — have to agree with Miranda — just can’t get enough of your beautiful work.

Jaco - August 15, 2010 - 9:43 am

Thank you all for the kind words.

Fred Stuart - August 23, 2010 - 7:58 am

These are works of art! Brilliant photographs.

Sara Collison - November 23, 2011 - 3:04 am

We are looking to get married in Mozambique. not sure of the area yet as we are still looking around at accomodation. i just wanted to get a quote for the wedding photography. Its a small wedding 15 ppl.

Emotions high altitude

Some pictures made during my service in February 2010
Emotions high altitude pictures taken in unusual locations around 1800 meters altitude. The winter day but with a beautiful blue sky. This wedding has been made in the mountains near Lake Como in Italy, a location with strong contrast between mountains and lake. For shooting outdoors, we reached the summit of the mountain with a helicopter …. needless to say the emotion and joy of the newlyweds when they saw the beautiful scenery with their eyes.  The light at this altitude is fantastic, and natural and emotional.

The bride and groom on the snow to take pictures unique and unusual.
I do not happen every day to be in a location like this, maybe it would impossiile to reach!

romantic image and emotion in this unusual landscape of snow


a particular detail of the bride’s shoes in the snow

The wedding ends with a nice show of fireworks!

photographer LUIGI ROTA



DATE:  February 13  – 2110




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Otto Haring - May 27, 2010 - 4:53 pm

This looks cool! 🙂

Mona Prescott - June 1, 2010 - 3:11 pm

Gorgeous shots — you really captured the romance and a sense of playfullness. I just love the snow shots.

Catherine T - June 2, 2010 - 9:06 am

These are amazing! What a unique shoot.

Foto Excellence Photos - July 25, 2010 - 11:48 pm

Amazing and captivating photos! I ‘almost’ felt like I was there. You must have had a lot of fun shooting these images. I know I would have loved it … but I’m just getting started as a wedding photographer … and have not as yet had this opportunity … can hardly wait!

Rachel Silverstein - August 3, 2010 - 5:36 pm

Magnificent and stunning photos.

Janet Meyers - August 8, 2010 - 8:03 pm

Fantastic … what gorgeous imagery … makes me want to get married in the snow!

Libby Watts - August 12, 2010 - 4:37 am

Superb!!! This whole wedding was outstanding … but I could not believe the gorgeous fireworks as a tribute at the end. I’m coming back to the particular blog again and again for daily inspiration. Thanks for making my day, week, month …. could be a year soon!

Allison Larman - August 13, 2010 - 3:20 pm

Dynamic and amazing photos. I think I’m starting to like snow again!

Bernadette Kashuba - August 23, 2010 - 8:00 am

Sensational work!

laguna beach photographer - August 23, 2011 - 4:08 am

Unbelievable…blew me…really away.

Luigi Rota Wedding Photographer - August 24, 2011 - 12:37 am

thank yuo very much!