31 December 2008

***Happy New Year***

HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful and peaceful Christmas time with your family and friends and a great time tonight to celebrate 2009, yeah!!! I am back in Malta again after my Christmas trip to Berlin. I practically spent some real good quality time with my family and met for the first time my grand-niece ehh, my cousins baby) Aryannah from the US. She is the first great-grand daughter in our family and everyone went crazy over her. I have to admit even I grabbed her quite a lot, she is just such a sweet chunky thing made to cuddle and love.
Hey Tim and Cathy, here's your Christmas beauty:


Thanks to all my clients, blog readers and supporters. I felt this year was truly amazing and I am so excited for everything that will be going on in 2009!
I will be blogging some hot new stuff in the next few days. So hang in there!

Love,
Jess xoxoxo

07 December 2008

Favourite Detail: ***The Rings***


Hello everybody! Welcome to another episode of My Favourite Detail. Today, I have chosen the rings as they are not only one of my favorite details but also something I never get tired shooting.
For the big rocks ;-) above, I have to thank my wonderful couple Chris & Coralie, who are by the way, getting married Tomorrow! How exciting!
I really appreciate when my couples let me "steal" their rings for a moment and I can go a bit crazy playing around with them in different set-ups. Here, I was sweating profusely, for one, I did not want to lose them between all the grass and second because I had to crouch down like my little "tiger" at home ready to attack but with the butt sticking up in the air! In the end it was all worth it, don't you think?!

05 December 2008

I Do: Lisa & Glenn


Lisa & Glenn are both from Ireland and celebrated their wedding with their friends and family in Malta. It was a dream wedding, a beautiful couple in love, joyous guests and a stunning wedding ceremony at Villa Arrigo. Everything turned out just perfect for the two of them and you could read their happiness from their faces.

Let's start with Lisa's details:



Her dress was custom designed. I loved the little blue bow


Fixing the veil









Lisa loved the back of her dress and it is stunning!


As a photojournalist this makes my heart beat faster. The motion is mmmhhhh...


The ceremony took place in the gardens of Villa Arrigo. Love outdoor ceremonies. Here, the light in Lisa's veil gives her a regal look



This was my competition ;-)


"Married!" walking down the aisle


Their unique cake. The guests went crazy over it!


Look at the set-up. I thought it was gorgeous


Some couple portraits



This must be one of my favourites. It's mysterious and dreamy alike. A piece of art







More of Lisa's simply sexy- elegant dress


In the evening the gazebo turned into a fairytale place


One thing I will rememeber most of the wedding was the crazy partying


The guys were just insane! I loved every minute of it!
A big hello to all the party people. I'll never forget you guys!

Lisa and Glenn's wedding was also featured in the latest edition of I DD Magazine.

29 November 2008

Lifestyle: Jenny


Happy birthday to me, Happy birthday to me! :-) I know how this might sound, the birthday girl singing to herself sitting lonely in front of the PC on her BIRTHDAY!!! (OMG!!!) Actually, I am not quite that desperate to blog but I had to take a break from this eating frenzy I have been in Today (thanks to my very good friend). I am completely stuffed, sometimes I amaze myself of how much I can actually get inside of me. Hey and the day ain't over yet...there is still a dinner at a local restaurant planned. I think I might need to go for a small jog before.
Enough of the rant and let's go down for the goodies.

I just got back shooting lifestyle sessions again after a summer of weddings. There is still one to go but after next week I am officially closing my wedding season for this year.
For this shoot, Jenny and I had a great time exploring new places, secret places :-)
Maybe you can guess some. Know where the one below could be?





Well this one ain't so hard to guess ;-)



The blue mosaic really complemented Jenny's eyes


It was a bit dizzying to shoot this (for Jenny not me) but also fun. I think Jenny loves this one and it really brings out her bubbly character.





Blue is just Jenny's perfect backdrop colour







Oh this is our secret secret place, isn't it picture perfect?!



If you are interested in a session, shoot me a mail!

22 November 2008

Love Session: 50's Hollywood Glamour


Please smack me in face! Do I seriously have the most frikkinubergalacticsexylicious clients in the world?! I really don't know how these amazing couples find me but I am glad they do!
Clint and Ann-Marie have an electrifying vibe around them that a pre-wedding shoot can turn into a shooting addiction. They are simply photogasmic!
To be honest, most of the credit of the shoot goes to the two of them. Clint was the creative master mind behind the storyline and wow, Ann-marie worked it!
For this shoot I tried to recreate the feeling of old sepia photographs but also kept in mind to keep some coloured images for a cross modern edge.

To the stroy: Imagine the 50's where a poor working boy/small time gangster dreams about a beautiful uptown girl. Of course, those days there was no chance that he would fall in love and be allowed to marry a girl from the upper class. But as the story unfolds, he does not go unnoticed which makes him determined to win the girls heart at all possible costs.

























I don't know what these two do but every photo can be turned into art


Imagine this one as a humangous canvas print









Can you see the sparks in this one? What an electrifying moment!




So much affection

Please never lose this:








Couldn't this be like a photograph from the past?


By the way, Clint and Ann-Marie are the proud owners of a beautiful wine bar called Vin Oranng in Mdina. I remember when they first started up and I came to visit for the first time. Everything they've done is with so much love and attention to detail. It is truly one of the most beautiful and cozy but stylish wine bars in Malta. It's great for an evening of entertainment with your friends or for a romantic night out with your loved one.
You can give them a call on 79413203.

Vin Oranng
9 magazini str, mdina
vinoranng[at]live[dot]com