It is always beautiful and exciting when couples surprise me with their photo shooting locations and come up with very personal set-ups.
It was the same with Kathi and Mati, who had already celebrated their wedding in June, but still wanted to wait with their After Wedding Shooting. Why? Quite simply: because they wanted a Dubai Desert Shooting! At the end of October starts the winter season there – the significantly more pleasant time to be outdoors in Dubai.
Nevertheless, it was comfortably warm, so that Kathi and Mati could relive the feelings of their wedding here in the desert. And that’s exactly what they did. Against a breathtaking backdrop, the two of them and I experienced very special moments. Sometimes playful, then dreamy and unbelievably romantic or just relaxed and laid back.
Kathi’s bridal bouquet and her dress harmonise elegantly with the warm, earthy colours of the desert. Matis’s outfit is in no way inferior and radiates calmness and gentleness with its casual components.
For me, a photo shoot in the desert is always a fascinating change and challenge at the same time. Here the natural elements are so close and in the desert one feels like a very small part of this breathtaking planet.
I was especially impressed by the shots of Kathi and Mati on the dunes. Their intimacy was palpable in front of the infinite backdrop of sand, sky and the solemn light of the evening sun.
The couple’s trail, walking across the sand and towards the horizon, was also magical. Hand in hand they looked into the endless beauty of the desert landscape and time seemed to stand still.
I am so grateful to Kathi and Mati that I was able to be their wedding photographer in Dubai and share these unique moments with them.