I originally contacted Claire and Mark following a competition we ran to have a pre-wedding shoot in Italy. Although they hadn’t won the competition their story touched me such that I contacted them to offer a portrait shoot in Italy should they ever visit there. As luck would have it their honeymoon was in Italy and they took up the offer of having a Post Wedding Shoot in Venice during their visit.
Italy and France are favourites for location shoots and destination wedding photography, so I was delighted when they took up the offer.
For a post wedding shoot Venice is truly a beautiful city but even the best laid plans can be challenged. As the day of the post wedding shoot arrived the skies opened and threw rain down on Venice in biblical proportions. Combine that with bitterly cold high winds and the possibility of flooding we had no option but to call time on the shoot initially. However not to be beaten we reconvened in the afternoon – now dry, warmer and less wind!
The weather was certainly a change to the blistering hot day at the beginning of September when I photographed the gorgeous wedding of Laura-Jane and Alessio in the autumn sun of Tuscany (although it was exceptionally warm at 37C!)
Wondering around the calle of Venice you can almost forget we are in 2011- small narrow streets that evoke centuries past; fish markets alive with the cacophony of selling today’s catch and most intriguing of all a city that balances precariously on its lagoon, threatened by the very water from which it gained its economic power so many centuries ago. One could not ask for a more perfect backdrop for a Post Wedding Shoot and Venice is certainly a place I would love to have more time to visit and work in.
I love doing what I do and not withstanding the various meteorological and logistical challenges we got some lovely shots that Claire and Mark loved. Says Claire,
‘the images of Venice are beautiful – thank you’
So, between insane driving along mountain roads; adverse weather and the road closures that I had to negotiate at the wedding of Nichola and Adam at Castello di Vincigliata it has certainly been an interesting time working in Italy this year – oh, and lets not forget the sprint from Versailles to Charles de Gaulle in the unusual heat of Paris during Michelle & Jacks E-shoot in the autumn but ultimately it has been great fun and I am very much looking forward to more next year.
Do you Fancy a Post Wedding Shoot?
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