Old Monastery Wedding in Northern Romania

RALUCA + LUCIAN | June 2013

Old Monastery Wedding. Sucevita Wedding. Nuna la Manastirea Sucevita


I photographed this wedding back in 2013 (!). While I like to hold on to my old work to be able to see how I grow over the years, I encourage your to check out my more recent work, here. 


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Old Monastery Wedding Sucevita Monastery. Nunta la Manastirea Sucevita

Earlier this summer I traveled far up in the north of Romania to photograph the wedding of Raluca and Lucian. I had an amazing time there. I was overwhelmed with the beauty of the mountains. Moreover, I experienced the craziest wedding party of this summer.  Also, I broke the record in wedding coverage, photographing for 23 hours. (Many thanks to Em Iova for working beside me on this day). And I won a fearless award with an image from this day.

The orthodox wedding ceremony took place in the in the Sucevita Monastery, a painted church part of World Heritage Sites.

Here is what Raluca writes about her wedding:

­– Tell me about how your wedding day has been. What were the best parts of your wedding?
It all went so fast that I can hardly remember something clearly.
I guess the karaoke part was nice, the flying candles also and the flash stickers dancing.
– What were you looking for when searching for a wedding photographer? Why did you choose me?

I loved the way the photos looked.  The looked clean, natural.
– Were your expectations met?
Totally. It felt like having a friend not a photographer. That was the best part!
– Are you satisfied with the quality of the photographs in terms of artistic expression?
– What was the response/reaction of your parents and your friends when seeing the images?
They did not see them yet. Didn’t get the time to do that :( I wait for the album.
– What did you most enjoyed about working with me?
Impression of having a friend. That was what I needed. Thank you!

– Were there any things that did not meet your expectations?
Nop. I would like to know you better. You really are a nice person.
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Sucevita Monastery, Sucevita, Romania
Motel Ieremia MovilaHair Stylist: ­ Vogue Beauty Center Radauti
­Makeup: ­ Francesca Schipor, Vogue Beauty Center Radauti
Wedding dress: ­ salon Gabriela , Rosemarie
­­Groom’s suit: ­ Bigotti, Plaza Mall Bucuresti
­Flowers: Moments in Style, Suceava
DJ: Zamfirache
­Stationary: Erwan Renaudo + Raluca Podiuc
­Wedding design and concept: Raluca Podiuc

Great job!

Those ceremony shots are unreal. Absolutely beautiful and emotive.

Where to begin? these are just amazing throughout, flawless :)

Amazing job. Perfectly captured!

Great shoots! Love the details.

Super coverage!!!! Love the reception party photos!

Great job! Love the black and white photo in the tall grass.

beautiful work as always! loving her dress and wrap.

Beautiful job capturing their wedding day!

the reception looks like a blast! the last shot is great.

Beautiful from start to finish – I love your eye for composition!

Such a gorgeous couple! Their portraits are just stunning!

Excuse me while I pick my jaw up off the floor.


The night shots are so.damn.good!

Amazing work! absolutely stunning :)

Sooo stinking good! I love the feel and story-telling behind all of your images. So so fantastic.

Beautiful! :)

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