Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's engagement photographer recounts how the 'joyful' royal photoshoot was one of his 'easiest'
The Brit photographer felt that his first-time engagement shoot with the Royal couple was easy because the duo was so 'deliciously in love'.
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but Alexi Lubomirski would say otherwise. The photographer, whose career catapulted into the limelight the moment he was chosen as the official photographer for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's engagement photo shoot, has finally broken the secrecy behind what conspired at the royal photo shoot.
Speaking to E! News about it, Alexi and his wife Giada Lubomirski couldn't stop gushing about the entire process at the Daily Front Row Fashion Awards which was being held at Beverly Hills Hotel's Crystal Ballroom on Sunday night in Los Angeles.
"It was nutty. It was a very surreal end to the year because it came out of nowhere," explained the photographer, who trained with Mario Testino.
"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."
During the red carpet interview, the photographer, who has clicked celebrities like Julia Roberts and Keira Knightly in the past, could not stop himself from grinning when spoken to about the engagement photo shoot. And as per him, he just couldn't get over Markle's gorgeous Ralph & Russo gown.
“I was very shocked with the reaction,” Lubomirski said. “To be honest, we tried on a couple of different things and that was just one that she felt comfortable in, so we weren’t really thinking, ‘Is it nude?’ or anything. We just thought, ‘Feel comfortable and let’s make some nice pictures.’”
And as for the ease with which the shoot went, Lubomirski has no words to describe its simplicity. "It was one of the easiest, most joyful jobs because they were so deliciously in love," the Brit said of his first-time engagement shoot.
He also explained said the royal couple made it easy because of how in love they were. The father-of-two explains that he told the couple, "Just be yourselves and I will take pictures of you."
The talented artist was honored with the Photographer of the Year award at Sunday’s awards, and couldn't help but give a shout-out to the soon-to-be-wed couple. “I had a very lucky year,” he said. “I think shooting Prince Harry and Meghan obviously was the biggest reason I'm here today, so I guess thank you to Harry and Meghan!”
When asked whether he would be also taking pictures for the royal wedding, Lubomirski said that though he and his wife have been invited to the wedding, he would not really be photographing the ceremony.