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Celebrity UFC Fighter Brian Ebersole’s Phuket Wedding at Sri Panwa Resort

Celebrity UFC Fighter Brian Ebersole’s Phuket Wedding at Sri Panwa Resort

The wedding of Brian & Alecia Ebersole at the Sri Panwa Resort & Spa in Phuket, Thailand.

So this past August I was blessed to be invited to photograph celebrity UFC fighter Brian Ebersole’s wedding and a pre wedding photo & video shoot. (wedding & pre wedding videos coming soon)

I have known Brian for many years, first time I met Brian was in 2009 back when I was working as a MMA & Muay Thai journalist for Tiger Muay Thai & MMA Training Camp in Phuket (now the #1 destination gym in the world). Brian was just a hard working up in coming fighter from the USA but based in Australia traveling around like a nomad, I only really knew him from his over friendly or perhaps goofy but humorous personality during his first trip to Phuket.

I was no more then 1-2 years later that I heard the news that he has made in into the UFC (The highest platform for MMA fighters), I was like hey he was my neighbour for a few weeks and I interviewed him, cool!. Though I was no stranger to meeting some legendary UFC fighters working/training at Tiger Muay Thai, knowing I knew Brian before he made it to the big stage was a bit more rewarding. He went on to win his first 3 UFC fights before moving over to Thailand to coach the MMA at Tiger Muay Thai where I got the chance to know him and his Australian girlfriend Alecia a bit better.

Their wedding day, well being that Brian is currently in a fight camp for the up coming UFC 178 on Sep. 27, 2014 in Las Vegas NV. that will be on Pay Per view & Fox Sports, it was a very claim, laid back and private wedding with only 2 guests, my video team, a celebrant and the flower girl. Before the wedding ceremony Brian was training just 30min away from go time (sorry I was hesitant on snapping any photos, his growling said give him space) and while Alecia was in panic mode getting her final touch ups done.

The ceremony went well (have you seen a tough man cry before? ;P)  other then a one of the big boats tooting its horn from the ocean below at the Sri Panwa Resorts private villa, but Brian & Alecia had a wicked sense of humour about everything throughout the day and laughed it off. After the ceremony we just had a 1 hour shoot around the resort, Brian & Alecia were super easy to work with making the photo shoot fun every step of the way (notice a few funny poses in the collection). All & all this was an awesome wedding and a huge opportunity for me to photograph a UFC celebrity so I took full advantage of the time I had with them, I can’t thank them enough for choosing/trusting me to capture their special day!., enjoy the images