My wife and I were excited when we approached Amiran about photographing our wedding. Our nuptials were going to be a bit unconventional- a ceremony in a deserted mission chapel on a tropical island with hand made decorations, a reception dinner on the beach, and a beach side celebration lit only by tiki torches and moonlight.
We wanted the whole affair to be magical and realized that one of the most important choices we would make is who to have capture it in photos. We had seen Amiran’s online portfolio and as we met with her months before the wedding, we quickly realized that her background in photojournalism was going to be a tremendous asset.
We were looking for someone who could capture a plethora of candid and posed shots of a wedding group of 30 people, rapidly transitioning through several locations over mixed terrain with a lack of readily available electricity and only fluctuating natural light to shoot with… When I think back on it, it sounds like a job no conventional wedding photographer in their right mind would tackle.
But Amiran did. When the photos came to us after the wedding, we discovered that she had managed to capture the very spirit of our wedding vacation- not just faces and groups of friends and relatives, but snapshots of island life and color, our beach gatherings – all with artistic focus and amazing light (many taken at night with the moonlight casting magic into the shot).
Amiran captured the right elements at key moments and without any assistance. I am certain, as I see more and more wedding pictures in my time, that very few people would have been able to do for us what she did. She was incredibly personable and rather than circling our group and taking pictures from an outside perspective, she got to know everyone and had a great time with us, all the while stealthily snapping the moments that mattered most. Thank you Amiran for helping us preserve a truly magical moment in our lives!