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Abigail+Pedro

So a few months back I had one of the craziest weddings – actually weddings to seem getting crazier one after the other each one I do – and even thou it was gloomy and the weather did in fact turn all rainy, we enjoyed the day like no other day and we got to wet our socks for a couple shots outside in the rain as well. So I present to you the wedding of Pedro and Abigail.. hope you like it… and if you do like it, feel free to share, comment and love… P.S. do not forget to play this song…... read more

The Wedding of David+Alexandra

Back in September we had the Lovely and Crazy wedding of David and Alexandra. What a couple; so down to earth and in love with each other. It was a beautiful Day to say the least and the light was awesome. They had a lovely wedding ceremony and Eucharist in the chapel of St Edward’s College in Cottonera and then we all headed to Villa Blanche in Hal Far for the wedding celebrations – and what celebrations I have to say!! the Bride and Groom ans well as the guests did not stop dancing… there was so much energy going on. It was a great day as well since I worked for the first time with a fellow photographer Stephen Vassallo who did an awesome work – some of the photos here are his. you can check out his work here. we will definitely be working again together in the near future. Hope you enjoy the wedding as much as we did!!... read more

Wedding of Andras + Gabriella

And I am back to blogging (finally)… This was an awesome wedding full of details and colours, textures and traditions, shadows and clouds, sea and wind, and let’s not forget – awesome light!! A fabulous day in September. What better day than this to marry?!! the wedding preparations started off at the client’s Sliema Apartment and then the groom and the Guests took off to Qawra on a Maltese traditional Bus were they waited for the bride to arrive!!! The Location at Qawra was just awesome; we could feel the sea spray on our cheeks!! the place was beautifully planned ad set up as per the Bride’s wishes!!! awesome choice of colours and textures!! so let me not talk anymore but let the pictures do the... read more

Photoshoot for ‘Gianni’, Valletta

So been up to doing some new stuff for quite some time but never managed to fit in a proper shoot in all the craze of the wedding season – untill last December when I got to shoot some nice clothing pieces for Gianni in Valletta – Big thanks goes to Arielle Lapira, Jais Zammit and Wendy Grima for modelling… Make sure you go and visit the store they have awesome pieces!!... read more

Shoot at Methode Electronics Malta

Earlier this year I had this Fantastic Shoot of this Modernistic Place at Methode Electronics in Malta. The Project was designed and taken care of by Pippa Toledo Design ltd. It is the new Presentation area displaying the products of Methode Electronics and also a few nice toys :) Hope you enjoy it... read more

The Proposal of Natahaniel to Jessica

A month or so ago I received a call from Nathaniel and he explained that he was going to propose to his fiancee’ Jessica and needed a photographer to record the event…  Well we spent a lot of time planning the whole thing and for a jiff we almost had to change location due to weather… but we managed and the best part is that Jessica had no idea at all!! The weather was just right – well a bit chilly and the soil was still all wet and muddy since the previous day it rained heavily and till that very moment the place was full of sea spray. By the time i placed the family and friends properly in their position, i had my shoes with an inch or more of mud on them hehe… but I enjoyed it all and then I just could not ask for anything else – fresh wet greenery, beautiful clouds and AWESOME GOLD LIGHT… hope you like… P.S Jessica walked in that mud in a pair of brand new Stiletto shoes!!! Women never cease to impress me on how they manage to go “off-roading” in... read more

Alistair + Daniella Pre-Wedding

Earlier on in November, we had this lovely pre-wedding shoot at Riviera and it was magnificent. Fabulous Sunset and Lovely scenery – and best of all – one of the loveliest couple ever. last weekend I photographed their wedding too and i cant wait to share some of their best moments too. hope you like these... read more

GrandMaster Suite at The President’s Palace

A few years Back in my last months at Pippa Toledo Design Ltd I had the opportunity to Photograph the GrandMaster Suite at The President’s Palace in San Anton Gardens. It was renovated about 2-3 years ago by Pippa Toledo herself for the use of the President’s various Fund raising activities in the aid of “The Community Chestfund” Hope you Like... read more

James and Antonella

James and Antonella will be tying the knot in a few days too and can’t wait either for that day to be here soon. Such a lovely couple… they spent the whole session arguing if we were in Zurrieq locality or Qrendi… hehe we had a lot of fun and ended up in the sea as well.. and the sunset was more than gorgeous… I love recording these intimate moments between couples… love is so full of raw emotions… don’t forget to play the below audio file :) http://ianabdilla.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Woodlock-Lemons.mp3... read more

Pedro + Abigail – Love Story

Been waiting for this shoot for quite a few months now. Pedro and Abigail’s “Big Day” is nearing soooo fast now and we’re so excited and looking forward to it!!! Abigail was so concerned about this shoot since she is a bit camera aware and was worried it will not be a success… Her fear made me more comfortable and managed to take them to couple quite places right in Valletta and around the walls and we enjoyed ourselves the three of us. It was a Stupendous sunset with fantastic golden light which gave us great images all sparkling with love and emotion of these 2 ‘love-birds” surrounded with fantastic light. don’t forget to play the below audio file :) http://ianabdilla.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/You-Me-Pnk-Dallas-Green-City-and-Colour-Rose-Ave.mp3... read more

And 6 months have gone by soo quickly…

This weekend I just celebrated 6 months since I decided to ditch my Day Job (well I decided to do this like 3 months before in reality, but had “termination of work notice” to give and some commitments/jobs which I needed to finalize with the company) and pursue my dream at all costs by going Full Time Wedding Photographer. It’s been a very busy period, I have to say, covering 21 weddings and editing all the images within a few days/weeks from each wedding. A lot of pre wedding shoots and a lot of client meetings… It was busy, yes, but it was the most awesome time I have had since I was a kid. I never felt so free and self assured of what I was doing – and it is all thanks to all of you people out there who are committed to follow my work and push me to try even harder every time and thanks to all of you who recommend my work to so many people in search of a wedding photographer. It was a hard thing to do as I have a family depending on me and this has been on my head for more than a year now. and It was not all roses; there were times (and still there are) where I doubt all I am doing and lack inspiration and so many other things – but that is the life of an artist I believe… I learn to get over these days as well. Finally I took the plunge and I can only say that I am so Grateful to God for... read more

Stephanie and Christian

August of this year was very busy with incredible weddings. This was nothing short of incredible. Stephanie and Christian have planned every detail of the wedding so perfectly that it was just an awesome experience. The Location was so unique to start of with – this was the first time a wedding was held in this beautiful natural reserve of “Xrobb l-Ghagin Natural Park and Guest House”. The whole wedding happened from start to finish in this place and all the guests and the Bridal party enjoyed it to the full. They started off the day with a refreshing Swim and then they all set off to setting up the place for the ceremony and the reception. and at last time started ticking for everyone to prepare themselves. It was a hot day for sure but it was the last thing on most’s mind. By the end of the night, following many tears  which were shed,and lots of sweat refreshing us from the heat, Love was celebrated between all and everyone enjoyed every second of it !!! http://ianabdilla.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/First-Aid-Kit-Master-Pretender.mp3... read more

Marie-Christine + Daniele

  Soooo. It’s been a while since I posted an other wedding… unfortunately i was busy editing the last weddings of this season and got run over with work hehe… I promise that I will be a good boy gain and will try to keep with regular posts :) Today I am posting the Superb Wedding of Marie-Christine and Daniele. You remember their pre wedding session at San Anton Gardens? well they are a fantastic young couple who are sooo in love!!! Both their face speaks of love and happiness! They planned every little detail of the whole wedding. The locations were all magnificent: The bride was getting ready at the Radisson Blu resort and the groom at the Bay-view hotel. Both places were full of natural light. The wedding Ceremony was at the Historical city of Birgu (Vittoriosa) at the church of San Lawrenz (St Lawrence) What a beautiful church, and it was all set up for the parish feast which happened a few days later. Right after the Ceremony the Newly weds were greeted by their friends and family on the square right beside the church for a champagne and some lovely treats :) Then we all went back to the Radisson Blu resort out in the Gardens. Such a lovely Setting. The night was long and everyone enjoyed every second of it and when the music started, these guys danced like there was no Tomorrow. The most amazing and crazy wedding so far!! I loved it all! Click play below for some music while you enjoy the pictures!... read more

What do couples look for… part 2

“…a series on wedding photography relevant for today’s times…” In the first Post in this series I discussed in a rather long introduction, what I look for in weddings and what my clients want and look for in weddings in general. I then delved in the getting ready of the groom and his groom’s men and how I work around in the time I am with the groom. Today I will be discussing the toughest part in my opinion and the one which needs more attention – Getting Ready of the Bride and Details. Traditionally speaking, there are the “Standard / Holy Grail” photos like the mother with bride and the mother fixing the jewelry of the bride and the bride in front of the mirror fixing herself or with her mother reflected in the mirror and so many more traditionally posed photos. My motto is “To Hell with traditions!!” We have seen it all – over and over for so many times that there is no excitement in it anymore! How many variations of the same pose can you have? believe me it is just really a few ones. All will look the same in the end. It feels like following a film script written 70 years a ago with no room to be personal. Let’s all free ourselves from these chains and be free, specially the bride and groom and whole bridal party to do as one likes and feels. One thing which I find common between all of my clients is that they want real life photos capturing the real emotions, real situations and real facts in... read more

What do couples look for… part 1

“…a series on wedding photography relevant for today’s times…” I might be relatively new to the industry of wedding photography with under 3 years of actually shooting weddings, yet I have been always photographing my life stories and the life of others since I was 15 years old, when I got a camera in my hand for the first time. Since then I have had experience in shooting in a studio environment and in architecture and portrait shoots to say the least. All these fields of photography are very stressful as in you have to make sure you please the client and produce the quality and quantity as per the expectancy of the client – yet none are as tiring and stressful as a Wedding. In all fields you have the chance to repeat shots and poses and you have the chance to perfect the lighting ect – whereas in a wedding, these things are just fantasy dreaming or as some may say it: sci-fi wishes. I have met many great photographers who do amazing jobs in any field they work in, yet they tend to stay far away from weddings, or at least try to limit the number they do per year to just 5 or so. “Why?” you may ask! For starters a wedding is very long (obviously) and staying on your feet for 10 to 14 hours in a row hauling around 4-6KG of gear on your back at any given time and a further 8-10KG of backup lenses and lights ect in a Big Luggage case which you have to carry around everywhere you go, is no... read more

Luca + Rossana

Back in June I had the honor to capture one of the happiest weddings I ever was at. Luca and Rossana are a couple from Italy and came to celebrate their awesome wedding together with their family and friends on our Sunny Island of Malta and it was the most beautiful day of All June by far this year. Wedding ceremony and preparation happened at the Valentina Hotel and then they all went to the nice and sunny terrace in “The Villa Le Meridien”. I enjoyed every little detail and every moment. Luca and Rossana you surely rock and I am sure your Love will last for ever!!... read more