I do not shoot weddings (at least so far), but I did a DREAM bridal portrait session last year in Italy in the most romantic place on Earth: Venice. Yes, you heard me well: I was photographing this stunning real bride Marta several days after her wedding. She loved her spectacular dress from Fausto Sari Atelier so much, so she wanted to wear it for one more day and have a photo session all for herself. My idea was to give this shoot a fashion editorial feel and making Marta feel like a professional model. Even though we didn’t have an editorial team, I still think we did well.
Needless to say, it was an absolute dream shoot for me. Getting lost in the small streets of Venice with such a beauty and two amazing assistants (thank you so much, Meson and Lollo) was priceless. The funny thing was, that all the tourists around thought Marta was a model and we are shooting a bridal campaign, so every time I found a great spot, 2 minutes later we were surrounded by crowds of people taking photos. It was kind of entertaining, but slightly distracting, mostly for Marta, as she is not used to being in the center of attention like this.
We only had less than 2 hours for the preparation and the actual shoot before it started to rain. Well, we did catch a bit of rain at the very end, but essentially we didn’t care.
These are some of the final images. Isn’t Marta absolutely gorgeous?
As you see, you don’t have to be a model to have beautiful photographs of yourself.
I’m very excited that these archival prints will be treasured forever by Marta and her husband Marco. Happy life, guys!
Would you like to book a dream photo session with me anywhere in the world? Let’s chat ;) I’m always open to new challenges!