Royal wedding photographer reveals Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's 'magical moment' before photographs
In the days that have followed the royal wedding, it would be safe to say that the whole world has become infatuated with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The couple tied the knot during a stunning ceremony in Windsor Castle on Saturday, with the event reportedly being watched by billions of people across the globe.
There were many memorable moments during the day; whether it was Meghan part-walking herself down the aisle, or the moment that the chapel sang the late Princess Diana's favourite hymn.
Thankfully, there was an abundance of TV crews and photographers on hand to document the occasion, with there being there being fantastic footage and perfect pictures of the big day.
Unsurprisingly, some of the best photos of the day were the official portraits released by Kensington Palace shortly after the ceremony. The photos included Harry and Meghan posing with the rest of the royals, as well as their page boys and flower girls.
The wedding photographer on the day, Alexi Lumbomirski only had 25 minutes to capture the photos - something which is much harder to do when there are that many kids running around. Luckily, he had a genius way of keeping them all in check.
"They were being bribed with one Smartie here, one Smartie there, so as soon as the kids came onto the set, I immediately just shouted out 'Who likes Smarties?' and then everybody, hands up, smiles, even some adults put their hands up," he said.
"The atmosphere in the room was obviously very joyful, there were a lot of smiles.
"Some parents were trying to wrangle their children, other uncles and aunts were talking to their nephews and nieces. It was a family, that was essentially what it is."
However, while the photos with the children were gorgeous in their own right, they were nothing in comparison with the stunning black and white portrait of Harry and Meghan sitting on the steps of the castle and looking like they were deeply in love.
According to Lumbomirski, he didn't have to do much to capture the perfect image, with the photographer labelling it "one of those magical moments."
"It was just one of those magical moments when you're a photographer and everything falls into place," Mr Lubomirski said;
"The sun is setting right just over the top of Windsor Castle just behind them, it was just the most serene, beautiful light, they're in love, walking around this beautiful garden.
"I said just before you go in, let's sit down on these stairs, and she just slumped in between his legs.
"They were just laughing because they were joking about how they were exhausted and finally it was over.
"They just looked at each other and they were just laughing, and it was just this beautiful moment."
Harry and Meghan have been lauded for their authenticity and this was a key issue to Mr Lubomirski - who wanted to show how in love with one another the couple were.
"One word that I really kept throwing around in my head was 'familial', because when we did the engagement pictures and you got the sense that they were together, that black and white picture when they were really embracing and hugging, and you felt that love," he said.
It would be safe to say that the sense of them being in love came through - the photos are amazing. Lubomirski captured the wedding in a perfect way - befitting of what a joyous occasion it was.