Hannah & Julian, Wedding Shangri-La

8/30/15

Shangri-La is one of those venues that I have a love-hate relationship with. It’s no doubt a beautiful venue and great for wedding portraits and smaller weddings in general. But every time I’ve shot a wedding there, there’s been a sand storm(!). How is that possible? We live in the desert so you would presume that sand storms are quite common but I don’t actually think that it is. Well, apparently Shangri-La and I are blessed as we managed to get three in all the three times we’ve worked together in the outdoor venue. Not all sandstorms were too bad, but at Hannah & Julian’s wedding, it was completely orange when I arrived on scene in the morning!

Now if this is a worry of yours, take a deep breath and relax. Sand storms are usually worse at certain parts of the day and we were lucky that it was worse in the morning. By noon it cleared up a bit and the ceremony could be held outside. It was beautiful. A yellow and blue beach garden wedding with an Arabic touch. Hannah had done such an amazing job with all of her DIY jobs and table arrangements and she tied it all together beautifully with the ceremony canopy from BLISS.

Hannah & Julian wanted to incorporate a lot of shots of the hotel surroundings for their guests and picked this venue specifically for the Arabic features. They wanted their guests that came from abroad to really experience that they were in the Middle East. And boy did they experience it:)

Maria Sundin Photography_Wedding_Photographer_Julian_Hannah_Shangri-La_Wedding_Abu_Dhabi_Destination_Wedding_Photographer_0001 Maria Sundin Photography_Wedding_Photographer_Julian_Hannah_Shangri-La_Wedding_Abu_Dhabi_Destination_Wedding_Photographer_0002 Maria Sundin Photography_Wedding_Photographer_Julian_Hannah_Shangri-La_Wedding_Abu_Dhabi_Destination_Wedding_Photographer_0003 Maria Sundin Photography_Wedding_Photographer_Julian_Hannah_Shangri-La_Wedding_Abu_Dhabi_Destination_Wedding_Photographer_0004 Maria Sundin Photography_Wedding_Photographer_Julian_Hannah_Shangri-La_Wedding_Abu_Dhabi_Destination_Wedding_Photographer_0005 Maria Sundin Photography_Wedding_Photographer_Julian_Hannah_Shangri-La_Wedding_Abu_Dhabi_Destination_Wedding_Photographer_0006 Maria Sundin Photography_Wedding_Photographer_Julian_Hannah_Shangri-La_Wedding_Abu_Dhabi_Destination_Wedding_Photographer_0007 Maria Sundin Photography_Wedding_Photographer_Julian_Hannah_Shangri-La_Wedding_Abu_Dhabi_Destination_Wedding_Photographer_0008 Maria Sundin Photography_Wedding_Photographer_Julian_Hannah_Shangri-La_Wedding_Abu_Dhabi_Destination_Wedding_Photographer_0009 Maria Sundin Photography_Wedding_Photographer_Julian_Hannah_Shangri-La_Wedding_Abu_Dhabi_Destination_Wedding_Photographer_0010 Maria Sundin Photography_Wedding_Photographer_Julian_Hannah_Shangri-La_Wedding_Abu_Dhabi_Destination_Wedding_Photographer_0011 Maria Sundin Photography_Wedding_Photographer_Julian_Hannah_Shangri-La_Wedding_Abu_Dhabi_Destination_Wedding_Photographer_0012 Maria Sundin Photography_Wedding_Photographer_Julian_Hannah_Shangri-La_Wedding_Abu_Dhabi_Destination_Wedding_Photographer_0013 Maria Sundin Photography_Wedding_Photographer_Julian_Hannah_Shangri-La_Wedding_Abu_Dhabi_Destination_Wedding_Photographer_0014 Maria Sundin Photography_Wedding_Photographer_Julian_Hannah_Shangri-La_Wedding_Abu_Dhabi_Destination_Wedding_Photographer_0015 Maria Sundin Photography_Wedding_Photographer_Julian_Hannah_Shangri-La_Wedding_Abu_Dhabi_Destination_Wedding_Photographer_0016 Maria Sundin Photography_Wedding_Photographer_Julian_Hannah_Shangri-La_Wedding_Abu_Dhabi_Destination_Wedding_Photographer_0017 Maria Sundin Photography_Wedding_Photographer_Julian_Hannah_Shangri-La_Wedding_Abu_Dhabi_Destination_Wedding_Photographer_0018 Maria Sundin Photography_Wedding_Photographer_Julian_Hannah_Shangri-La_Wedding_Abu_Dhabi_Destination_Wedding_Photographer_0019 Maria Sundin Photography_Wedding_Photographer_Julian_Hannah_Shangri-La_Wedding_Abu_Dhabi_Destination_Wedding_Photographer_0020 Maria Sundin Photography_Wedding_Photographer_Julian_Hannah_Shangri-La_Wedding_Abu_Dhabi_Destination_Wedding_Photographer_0021 Maria Sundin Photography_Wedding_Photographer_Julian_Hannah_Shangri-La_Wedding_Abu_Dhabi_Destination_Wedding_Photographer_0022 Maria Sundin Photography_Wedding_Photographer_Julian_Hannah_Shangri-La_Wedding_Abu_Dhabi_Destination_Wedding_Photographer_0023 Maria Sundin Photography_Wedding_Photographer_Julian_Hannah_Shangri-La_Wedding_Abu_Dhabi_Destination_Wedding_Photographer_0024 Maria Sundin Photography_Wedding_Photographer_Julian_Hannah_Shangri-La_Wedding_Abu_Dhabi_Destination_Wedding_Photographer_0025 Maria Sundin Photography_Wedding_Photographer_Julian_Hannah_Shangri-La_Wedding_Abu_Dhabi_Destination_Wedding_Photographer_0026 Maria Sundin Photography_Wedding_Photographer_Julian_Hannah_Shangri-La_Wedding_Abu_Dhabi_Destination_Wedding_Photographer_0027Maria Sundin Photography_Wedding_Photographer_Julian_Hannah_Shangri-La_Wedding_Abu_Dhabi_Destination_Wedding_Photographer_0029 Maria Sundin Photography_Wedding_Photographer_Julian_Hannah_Shangri-La_Wedding_Abu_Dhabi_Destination_Wedding_Photographer_0030 Maria Sundin Photography_Wedding_Photographer_Julian_Hannah_Shangri-La_Wedding_Abu_Dhabi_Destination_Wedding_Photographer_0031 Maria Sundin Photography_Wedding_Photographer_Julian_Hannah_Shangri-La_Wedding_Abu_Dhabi_Destination_Wedding_Photographer_0032 Maria Sundin Photography_Wedding_Photographer_Julian_Hannah_Shangri-La_Wedding_Abu_Dhabi_Destination_Wedding_Photographer_0033

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

FOLLOW ALONG

simple, natural, genuine

@MARIASUNDINPHOTOGRAPHY

Join us on Instagram where we share our artistry & adventures on the daily.