Rachel and Timothy looked like a cute and shy couple, but it was just a first look! The bride is actually and super fun full of energy and the groom is passionate about football and a flirtatious Florentine fan! I went to Florence at the bride’s house around lunch time where I already found everything ready for the bridal makeup. Rachele was very tense that day: anxiety of the wedding day and anxiety for the photos!
With a lot of discretion, and some talks to calm the tension, I managed to put the bride at ease. A relaxed atmosphere is crucial for me, I want to make sure that everybody is comfortable in front of the camera. The empathic relationship between photographer, spouses and guests is extremely important! Understanding the mood of who you have to photograph is not easy. It takes sensitivity and empathy to understand how and when it’s time to shoot. And to me it should be like this even if it’s pretty much the first time you meet the couple.
Some time after the wedding, I always ask the spouses what they liked more about me, what they think about my approach towards the guests too . I was very pleased with Rachele’s WhatsApp message: “… I felt very relaxed when you arrived, you made me so comfortable even if I am so afraid of cameras, we have been barely noticeable during the party and in the hall .. even the guests told us! … ”
I must say that I felt at home with them. After the ceremony with a religious rite, we headed for the wedding reception at Tenuta Massini, Empoli. A quick aperitif and we started the session of couple portraits at the Tenuta I Massini park. Just in time for a few shots and it started to rain, but it was time to go to the table and get the party started!
The wedding party was beautiful, full of emotions and fun! Thanks to my colleague Teresa for the collaboration.
I hope you will love my wedding photos at Tenuta Massini.