We may not have received invites to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding (likely lost in the mail), but we at least have plenty of photos from the big day to get our fix, thanks in part to Alexi Lubomirski. This NYC-based photographer shot the couple's wedding photos and official portraits, as well as their stunningly candid engagement photos. Now, royal or not, you too can have your turn in front of the camera with this esteemed photog.
In collaboration with Concern Worldwide, an international organization working to eliminate extreme poverty, Lubomirski is auctioning off a private meet-and-greet and four-hour photo shoot for one lucky winner and up to five guests. Although the highest bidder won't get to pose on the steps of Windsor Castle like Harry and Meghan, a professional studio in New York City is a close second in terms of venue. The session also includes hair and makeup, and up to five final edited prints from the shoot.
If you're interested, because who wouldn't want to work with a royal-worthy vendor, you have the option to bid on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity online via CharityBuzz. From today until June 28 at 3:00 p.m. EDT, fans can place their highest bid in hopes of securing Lubomirski's photo shoot, with the prize going to the highest offer once the auction closes. Travel and lodging aren't included in the package, but the donor will get to choose the date of the session based on Lubomirski's availability.
The portraiture shoot has an estimated value of $75,000 and, so far, only seven bids have been placed, with $10,500 currently standing as the highest offer. The prices may seem steep, but the event supports a good cause, with the proceeds going directly toward Concern Worldwide and the poverty-stricken citizens within the 26 countries that the organization benefits.
And, if you're not yet sold on Lubomirski's credibility from the royal wedding alone, the photographer has also shot celebrities like Beyoncé, Julia Roberts, and Sarah Jessica Parker. He even managed to get a group of 10 children to smile and look at the camera during Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's portrait session, so he's practically a camera miracle worker.
Here's to the highest bidder, and may the final photo results be as breathtaking and candid as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's.