It is very easy to write these lines when looking some earlyer posts of those two. Last time it was their second wedding anniversary. I was writing about how happy I was to witness their love and now I can’t be more happy to see their love materialising. This is almost like a diary of their life and I am so proud that they aske me to capture those very special moments over and over again. Thank you so much Merlin & Kent!
Thank you, Egle and Alari, that you gave me an oppurtunity to photograph a winter wedding after a long time. The environment was so good and warm. I guess I’m saying that every time, don’t get me wrong. I liked my own wedding but if I had to do it again in Estonia and had a classical wedding then I’d like to start the special day just like you guys did. AND Alari and his speakers – WOW! I let myself to enjoy this good sound system. The groom played classics like 1989 Batman soundtrack and Prince – Partyman! Awesome! I wish more people like them to 2017!
Aitähh, Egle ja Alari, et andsite võimaluse üle mitme aasta taas talvepulma pildistada. Nii soe ja mõnus õhkkond, ütlen seda vist tihti, ärge saage valesti aru, mulle väga meeldis id mu oma pulmad, aga kui teeks seda uuesti, Eestis ja klassikaliselt, siis just nii mõnusalt ja rahulikult tahaks ka oma päevaga alustada. Ja muidugi Alari ja tema kõlarid. Lubasin endale sel kiirel hommikul mõned minutid, et nautida väga head helisüsteemi. Peigmees kostitas mind sellise klassikaga, nagu seda on 1989 aastast pärit Batmani soundtrack ja sealt pealt Prince – Partyman. Vägev! 2017 aastaks siis veel ja veel selliseid ägedaid inimesi!
Üks emotsionaalsemaid pulmapäevi. Olen tihti tabanud inimesi mõtlemas, et keda enda pulma kutsuda nii, et kõik tähtsad oleksid kohal ja samas keegi, kes pole kutsutud, ei solvuks. Selles pulmas oli õhk emotisoonidest tulvil ja ei hoitud end tagasi ka seda väljendamast. Just selline peab üks pulmapidu olema – palju naeru, tundeid, õnnepisaraid ja tantsu. Ja muidugi ei saa jätta mainimata, et minu jaoks oli esmakordne olla pulmas, kus pruudil on kaksikõde ja peigmehel kaksikvend – õnneks olid nad sel õhtul pisut erinevalt riides.
Minuga võttis ühe pildistamise osas ühendust üks eelmise aasta pruut ja nii tore on lugeda kirja algusega: “Tere Rando! Loodan, et mäletad mind, pildistasid meie pulma… “. Ma ehk ei ole veel nii vana ja äkki see muutub, aga täna ei suuda ette kujutada, kuidas saavad sellised päevad ja sellised inimesed üldse kunagi meelest minna. Ja Maarja ja Tõnise pulmast on nüüd siis 2+2 inimest, keda ma mäletan, samas ei ole üleliigne täpsustada, et kas pildistasin teda, või tema õde/venda, sest need kaksikud seal pulmas võin küll nägupidi segamini ajada. Topeltrõõm.
Pikka ja ilusat elu, Maarja ja Tõnis!
One of the most emotional weddings! I have caught people thinking who should they invite to their wedding without offending anyone. The most important thing is to pick people who you want to share your wedding day with. This wedding was full of emotions and nobody didn’t hold back their feelings. This is how one wedding should be – full of laughter, emotions, tears of joy and dancing. It was the first wedding for me where the bride had a twin sister and the groom had a twin brother. Pfff, thank God they were wearing different clothes on that night!
One last year’s bride wrote me the other day. I was happy when the letter started with the words: „Hi Rando! I hope you remember me, you photographed our wedding…“ I think I’m not that old (yet!) not to remember. I can’t imagine how I shouldn’t remember all the weddings and people I have met on this journey. Now I have 2+2 people to remember. I really don’t know if I took pictures of the bride/groom or of their twins. I really could mix them up! It was a double joy!
Long lasting love, Maarja and Tõnis!
Tseremoonia / Ceremony- Villa Müllerbeck
Pulmaisa / Wedding Host- Margo Hussar
Muusika / Band- Dreamers / dreamers-band.com/
Kujunduse / Wedding Decorations – Pulmalill OÜ/ Aire Reenumägi
Lilleseaded / Flowers – Pulmalill OÜ/ Aire Reenumägi
Videograaf / Videographer – Heikki Avent /Awentus
Aili and Erko’s wedding was one of a kind because it’s really rare when I haven’t seen a couple before the wedding day. It was difficult to guess what to expect and who I’m going to work with. I only knew that a videographer is my friend Heikki Avent (Awentus). I love working with him. Now you can mistakenly think that I was expecting the worse. Not at all! I went to photograph the most beautiful wedding (my own wedding doesn’t count, hehe). It turned out that we have quite a lot in common with the groom. I’m a civil engineer as well. Then I found the trumpet. I don’t know why but it melted my heart. I’m not a big musician myself, however I have always had respect for good music. Erko was being modest and said that it’s a gift for bachelor’s party from his friends and he couldn’t play it really well. I asked him to play something on it and it was so cool! Actually he can play several different instruments and sings like a little angel.
The weather forecast was promising, it was supposed to rain here and there. I have gotten such an awesome photos in the rain. While they were getting ready it started to pour. Fortunately the sky clear up when it was time to take pictures. At the time we got to the forest it started to drizzle and I got some cool pictures in the rain and also in the sun. The ceremony and party were very emotional and awesome! Happily ever after, Aili and Erko! I enjoyed spending time with you, guys!
Tseremoonia / Ceremony- Glehni loss
Pulmaisa / Wedding Host- Kuldar Koch
Muusika / Band- Sleepwalkers / www.sleepwalkers.ee
Juuksed / Hair & Make-Up – Kristi Petolai
Kujunduse / Wedding Decorations – Keidi Nurme
Lilleseaded / Flowers – Kolm lille
Tort / Wedding Cake – Fee Catering
Videograaf / Videographer – Heikki Avent /Awentus
ESTONIA + COLOMBIA =
It was an honor to testify something special in so many ways. On the night of June 18 the storm raged, hundreds of hectares of forests broke and left many homes without electricity. In the morning, before the venue, while having a cup of coffee I looked outside and I had mixed feelings. All that I saw were birches bent by the wind that looked rather scary through the rain. I was frightened by the horrible wind but on the other hand I felt happy that the day will come anything but ordinary. Indeed it came.
The bride and groom Sigrit and David were more than adorable, Leigo’s windy fields were full on love. The photoshoot was awesome thanks to the special event and extraordinary weather. In the morning while capturing their last preparations nobody of us wouldn’t imagined that power is going to let us down later at night. However, this is exactly what happened. Fortunately, the organizers were keeping on top of everything. Powerful sounds of nature and wind playing outside of the house made it feel really primeval. The music arrived right on time. Until the power recovered the diesel generator did its excellent job.
Guests were really bumped and the dancefloor was constantly full since the first dance.
But as always, the picture says more than thousand words could say
Oli au olla tunnistamas midagi igas mõttes erakordset. Ööl vastu 18. juunit möllas Eestis torm, mis murdis sadades hektarites metsi ja jättis paljud kodud ilma elektrita. Hommikul, kui varavalges enne peokohta sõitma asumist kohvi jõin, tekkisid õue vaadates vastakad tunded. Läbi vihmast märja aknaklaasi paistsid tuule all lookas kased nii hirmuäratavatena. Minus möllasid kahetised tunded – ühest küljest olin pisut hirmul, sest tuul oli tõesti kole, teisest küljest olin õnnelik, et päev tuleb kõike muud kui tavaline. Ja seda ta ka tuli.
Pruutpaar Sigrit ja David olid koos nii armsad ja Leigo tuulised väljad olid armastusest laetud. Fotosessioon oli tänau erilisel sündmusele ja vähemalt sama erilisele ilmale kuidagi väga vahetu ja äge.Hommikul pruudi ja peigmehe ettevalmistusi jäädvustades ei osanud meist keegi arvata, et ühel hetkel kaob ka Leigolt elekter aga just nii juhtuski. Õnneks olid korraldajad tasemel ja tseremoonia alguse looduse võimsad hääled ja tormituule mängimine ümber peomaja tekitasid ürgselt ägeda tunde ja selleks hetkeks, kui oli vaja muusikat, see ka saabus. Hädast aitas välja kuskilt hangitud diiselgeneraator, mis tuksus hiliste õhtutundideni. Millalgi siiski elektriühendus taastus.
Pulmarahvas oli tõeliselt hoos ja peopõrand oli esimesest tantsust kuni minu lahkumiseni pärast südaööd pidevalt tantsulistest pungil. Kuid nagu ikka, ütleb pilt rohkem kui tuhat sõna.
Peokoht / Wedding Venue- Leigo Tourist Farm
Pulmaisa / Wedding Host – Leho Luukas
Muusika / Band- Imre Saarna & The Beat
DJ – Tõnis Kotsar
Juuksed/Meik / Make-Up & Hair – Anna Grace Saar
Pulmakorraldaja /Wedding Planner – MemoryMakers, Key Aria
Tort – Werner Cafe (Gustav bakery, Õie Pritson)
Video – raRRar Media, Kuldar Jürma
Pulmafotograaf / Wedding Photographer- Rando Tomson / facebook / instagram
With several weddings under my belt in what was a little over a month, I began feeling the weight of having thousands upon thousands of images waiting in the side curtain for their debut. However, today I realized how truly good I feel. And certainly very very grateful. I am pouring through the past ten weddings I have photographed and can’t believe that with less than half the year, I have had the privilege of capturing all of these moments. Sitting in front of these memories flashing across my computer screen, I am so incredibly moved by these very photographs that will be cherished by couples in the weeks ahead, and even more than that, how much these photos will be cherished in the years to come. I am stopped in my tracks at the way these husbands are looking at their newly-become wives. There are countless moments of laughter, of the kind of romance that makes you believe in fairy tales and of real memories that happened before my eyes (and my camera) spilling across my screen right now. All the best to you, Kadri & Espen!
Peokoht / Wedding Venue- Saku mõis
Tseremooniameister / Ceremony – Peep Saar
Pulmaisa / Wedding Host – Andres Torm
Muusika / Band- Margus Vaher
DJ – Marti Viilu
Juuksed/Meik / Make-Up & Hair – Viktoria Anushova ja Aljona Iluareng
Pulmakorraldaja /Wedding Planner – Tiia Tamberg (Südamemaja)
Tort – Urmas Jalakas
Kristina and Siksten gave me a wonderful wedding day. I have never had a wedding shoot with a thunderstorm and rain like this. Now, take a big cup of tea, turn on “Puudutus” from Margus Vaher and start looking through the pictures, there’s a lot of them.
Kristina ja Siksten kinkisid mulle väga ägeda pulmapäeva. Sellise vihma ja tormi kätte ei olegi varem sattunud. Nüüd aga võtke endale suur tass teed, pange peale Margus Vaheri “Puudutus” ja hakake otsast pilte vaatama, sattusin natuke hoogu 🙂
Pulmaema- Tess Pauskar
Registreerimine – Luke Mõisapark
Peopaik- Mr Jakob
Soeng- Kadri Villemson Hair
Meik- Helis Künnap
Lilled- Pulmalill OÜ
Kleit- Helen Valk Varavin
Ülikond- Tiger of Sweden
In this session Merlin & Kent didn’t realise they were making memories, they were just having fun and I was happy to witness their love. Two years ago I was happy to do that and now when seeing their love blooming it was such a bliss. (Merlin & Kent on their wedding day)