What You Need to Know About Alexi Lubomirski, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Wedding Photographer
A tradition among engaged couples is to take engagement photographs and send an announcement to family and friends. Among the British royal family, engagement photographs are shared with the world. Discover how Prince Harry and Meghan Markle picked their engagement photographer (page 5) ahead.
He regularly works with celebrities
Lubomirski describes himself as a celebrity and fashion photographer on his website. His clients include publications such as Vogue, Architectural Digest, and Elle. He’s familiar with photographing celebrities and has worked with Beyonce, Julia Roberts, Charlize Theron, and Angelina Jolie.
Hint: A trip to Peru inspired Lubomirski to be a professional photographer.
Alexi Lubomirski has this in common with the couple
Lubomirski received his first camera at the age of 11 but didn’t develop a serious interest in photography until taking a trip to Peru during a gap year from college. All of the proceeds from his books go to Concern Worldwide, an aid and humanitarian charity based in Ireland.
Hint: Lubomirski is connected to another royal engagement photographer.
He has a connection to Prince William and Kate Middleton
He’s known “for his highly styled and artistic work,” according to Vanity Fair. He honed his skills working as Mario Testino’s assistant for four years. Testino photographed Prince William and Kate Middleton for their engagement.
Hint: Photographing Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is easy.
On photographing Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Alexi describes the engagement photo shoot as being “one of the easiest, most joyful jobs because they were so deliciously in love.” The occasion marks the first time he’s shot engagement photographs.
Hint: Lubomirski has Instagram to thank for landing the gig.
Instagram helped Alexi Lubomirski get the job
“I think one of Meghan’s friends saw me on Instagram that I was in England during the announcement of the engagement and I was told later that this person said to her, ‘You should meet Alexi. He’s great. You’d love him,’ and that was it,” Lubomirski told Vanity Fair.
Hint: Engagement portraits of the couple look like a ‘sultry magazine shoot.’
Portraits of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are informal
Engagement portraits taken by Lubomirski look “more like a sultry magazine shoot,” Christine Ross, the editor of Meghan’s Mirror, told E! News. “It […] makes you feel like they really had fun with these photos, and wanted their friends, family, and fans to feel that fun and loving energy.” There’s no doubt their photographs will have a more relaxed feel, showing two people who are comfortable being in front of a camera.
Hint: The royal wedding photographs will be more relaxed than Prince William and Kate Middleton’s.
Lubomirski will photograph wedding day, so expect non-traditional shots
As Ross said, the engagement portraits give off a fun and loving energy. We expect to see non-traditional shots of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their wedding day. Comparatively speaking, they will be more informal than those of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
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