Liisa Luts is 29 and lives in Estonia. She and her now husband run a small photo and video production company called Mellow. When it came time for the pair to plan their own wedding last month, the bride said they wanted to plan a budget-friendly, intimate celebration.
“We didn’t want to have a big event and put on a show, we preferred to avoid all the stress that comes with wedding planning,” Luts told Buzzfeed. “Everything about our day was very laid-back and comfortable, also we didn’t feel the need for the professional wedding photography. We just wanted to make it legal, celebrate a bit and to go with the flow.”
So, the pair just did that. Luts took all the wedding photos herself, using her Fujifilm X-T10.
“It wasn’t inconvenient and also didn’t take away any attention from the day. I just snapped a picture now and then on the go,” said Luts, who said the only real challenge was the lighting. She said while she loved the results in the end, it might not be for every couple.
“I understand that marriage/wedding day might have a quite different meaning in various countries and for [different] people. My aim isn’t to prove any point or to tell people not to hire or fire wedding photographers, certainly not!,” she said. “I think that everyone should make their own decisions whether to get married at all, how to celebrate that day if they do, and all other aspects in life, too.”
Even though something like this might not be possible for every couple, we love seeing a wedding from this vantage point…especially from someone who is an experienced photographer!
Talk to us! Would you ever consider shooting your own wedding photos?