Emma & Ben || A Thailand Wedding Film

When you’re invited by a couple to shoot their destination wedding, you want to make sure you bring your A game, plan well and make the most of every opportunity. The wedding of Emma and Ben was meticulously planned so it was only fair that I planned my shoot the same.
I shot this wedding over 5 days which included an intimate shoot at sunset, personal interviews, a cocktail party, a family dinner, a trip to the Fisherman’s Markets, days spent exploring the island on moped with a 15kg camera bag and tripod strapped to my back searching for that epic landscape shot and of course the wedding day itself.

Shooting all of this solo was always going to pose a challenge but a challenge I was willing to accept.
Amongst all these moments I was privileged to spend quality time with Emma and Ben and their family and closest friends. We shared authentic Thai dinners together and drank Chang and other assorted Thai beers while hanging out. Having this time to bond with everyone really gave me a feel for Emma and Ben’s love for each other. Their love is deep, genuine, wholehearted and fun. It creates a real energy. Engrossing myself in the hype and emotion of it all really helped me tell their story. Everyone embraced the idea of a film and were relaxed and themselves. It made for some great shots.

We cannot speak more highly of Lance. Lance spent 5 days with us in Thailand filming our wedding. He spent more time with us than our friends and family, but was so accommodating and considerate of our feelings and space. Our family, friends and Ben and I felt completely comfortable around him and were able to be ourselves with Lance and the camera. Lance’s work speaks for itself, he is so passionate about making a film of your wedding that will capture the mood and bring back all feelings that you had on the day.

He is such a talented kind hearted person, you will not regret having him there for your special day. I will be recommending him to anyone getting married. – Emma and Ben

Photographer – Anne Sophie Maestracci – www.samuipics.com
Venue – Villa Kalyana, Koh Samui, Thailand – www.villakalyanasamui.com

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