At a wedding photographer in Venice you are often required collateral services to marriage and often we have talked about in this blog. Especially related to the destination wedding. And so today I want to present a pair stemming from Hong Kong.
Mandy contacted me via email for a photo shoot in wedding dresses but a little articulated. The service included a few changes of gowns and a gondola tour. So the portrait session would be divided over 4 hours.
We talked a lot to organize the shooting. He served a route and even a hairdresser and makeup artist. I introduced Lisa Semenzato who cared for both needs. The makeup and hair are a very important element for photographs and to choose the right professional is essential, both for brides and for the photographer.
We started the shooting with a walk. It is important to break the ice with something simple and, for the couple, familiarize with the lens. The poses simple and never static, always moving for easier approach to the session. Mandy is much more comfortable and so I dedicate a little time to the own portraits. She plays perfectly all the information that I give, this allows me to take advantage of the views and light of Venice.
The light in Venice, especially in the hours before sunset, is fantastic. A magic suitable for both color or black and white photographs. Mandy was comfortable and it was a real pleasure to dwell on her for most of the first part of the session.
The squares, the streets, the bridges and the gondola … here are some of the ingredients that make Venice a unique destination. We did not miss anything, a dance step in the middle of a semi-desert area, a sweet gesture on a bridge in search of the golden light of late afternoon and a gondola ride to enjoy the splendor of the buildings overlooking the Grand Canal.
The first change of clothes takes us from the warmth of sunset light at night … and Mandy wearing last dress a red gown. With the blue light of the night on Piazza San Marco it create a magical contrast! In Venice, everything is possible … just a bit of imagination!