Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have chosen Alexi Lubomirski to their royal marriage ceremony.
Kensington Palace introduced the information on Friday.
“Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle have chosen Alexi Lubomirski to be the official photographer at their Marriage ceremony on Saturday 19th Might,” the Palace acknowledged by way of a press launch. “Mr. Lubomirski will take the official images at Windsor Fort following the Marriage ceremony at St. George’s Chapel.”
Lubomirski, who additionally took Harry and Meghan’s engagement portraits, shared his pleasure, as nicely.
“I couldn’t be extra thrilled or honored to this historic event,” he acknowledged by way of the discharge. “Having taken Prince Harry and Ms. Markle’s engagement photographs, it brings me such pleasure to have the ability to witness once more, the subsequent chapter on this fantastic love story.”
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This would be the first marriage ceremony Lubomirski has photographed. Whereas chatting with E! Information at The Every day Entrance Row‘s Fourth Annual Trend Los Angeles Awards on Sunday, the famend trend and portrait photographer mentioned he’d “by no means” shot a marriage. On the time, Lubomirski confirmed he and his spouse Giada had been attending the attending; nevertheless, he claimed he did not know who can be capturing the massive day.
“We have been requested to attend the marriage, which is nice” he advised E! Information’ Sibley Scoles. “As for who will shoot it, I do not know.”
When requested if he would really like that job, Lubomirski replied, “It could be an ideal honor to shoot…however I am certain they will get some society photographer who’s completed it earlier than.”
He additionally shared a number of particulars from his engagement shoot with the couple
“It was one of many best, most joyful jobs as a result of they had been so deliciously in love,” he mentioned, later including that the couple would “smile and giggle” once they glanced at one another.
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In keeping with Lubomirski, who’s labored with famed photographer Mario Testino, Meghan discovered him by way of the identical approach loads of brides discover their photographer—by way of suggestions and Instagram.
“It was nutty. It was a really surreal finish to the yr as a result of it got here out of nowhere,” he advised E! Information in regards to the shoot. “I believe one in all Meghan’s buddies noticed me on Instagram that I used to be in England in the course of the announcement of the engagement, and I used to be advised later that this particular person mentioned to her, ‘You need to meet Alexi. He is nice. You’d love him’ and that was it.”
Lubomirski was born in England however moved to Botswana together with his mom and stepfather when he was eight. Botswana is a really particular place to each Meghan and Harry. Not solely has the royal completed loads of conservation work there, however he additionally took Meghan there for her 36th birthday. Her engagement ring additionally contains a heart stone from Botswana.
In keeping with Kensington Palace, Lubomirski obtained his first digital camera at age 11 and developed his ardour for images in faculty.
He now lives in New York together with his spouse and two sons.
Whereas this will probably be his first time taking pictures a marriage, it will not be Lubomirski’s first time photographing well-known faces. In keeping with his web site, the photographer has taken photos of Beyoncé, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Aniston and extra.
Discovering a marriage photographer is simply one of many many to-do record objects Meghan and Harry have crossed off their record. They’ve already chosen a date and venue, established a fundamental itinerary and despatched marriage ceremony invites. They’ve additionally chosen a florist and a marriage cake baker.
It will not be lengthy now till the massive day is lastly right here.