Hacker is fast becoming known as a contemporary destination wedding photographer – rather by accident than design.
“Back in December last year I shot at the wedding of a British couple getting married in New York.” Hacker explains. “At the wedding, the Groom’s twin brother Tom approached me about shooting his wedding which he was planning for back in the UK, in Glasgow. I said I’d be up for it and get in touch when they have more details.”
A few months passed with a couple of emails between the pair, explaining they hadn’t quite sorted a date out yet but would be in touch when they had.
Then, came the bombshell. Glasgow had now become…Jamaica.
So on a cold, wet November morning Hacker hopped on a plane and flew 4,695 miles to the land of reggae, rum, rastas and red stripe.
The wedding took place at the prestigious Half Moon Resort near Montego Bay where Tom and Janine were married on the beach.
The guests stayed in villas looked after by their own chefs and housekeepers.
Tom and Janine made sure the guests were also able to see some of the island by planning a couple of day trips including a three hour sail and snorkel on a catamaran around the harbour and on the last day, an excursion out to some waterfalls.
That day Hacker opted out and instead asked a taxi driver to take him on a tour into the city of Montego Bay to try and capture some ‘real’ Jamaica while he was there.
“It was an amazing experience – a bit hairy at times when the driver told me not to photograph certain characters more used to being shot at in the other sense of the word, but it so worth it to see another side of the island.”