06 Oct Getting married in Venice | Olivia and Marcus
Getting married in Venice | Olivia and Marcus
What if it rains on the wedding day?
Every year there are many couples from all over the world who decide to get married in Venice. Olivia and Marcus are an Austrian couple who chose the lagoon city for their informal and very simple ceremony.
For a bride, there is no worse worry than the weather forecast for her wedding day. The thought of such an important event, in the pouring rain, is also an unknown factor for the photographer to face, especially from a physical point of view! You must always be ready for the variability of any situation and know how to exploit it to your advantage. You must always be ready for the variability of any situation and know how to exploit it to your advantage.
In these cases, reception and location always have plan B ready, which must always be evaluated at the table during the meeting with suppliers.
But from the point of view of the photos?
A rainy day may not necessarily limit or even hinder our creativity. Most of the time a cloud cover helps to have a softer light and to decrease contrasts. To quote a quote from the famous photographer Annie Leibovitz:
” I’m scared of sunny day. “Annie Leibovitz
Literally it means: “I am scared of sunny days”. Therefore, a rainy day should not scare, but give inspiration to creativity. Of course, if it really should rain, then it will be good to find a place for shelter.
The right location
In a city like Venice, there are many locations where you can take great shots sheltered from the storm. This is the case of this Austrian couple who celebrated their wedding at Palazzo Cavalli, in a cold and rainy Venice. A few steps from the municipal hall is the Rialto very close. With its arcades and the famous “Erbaria”, bright but at the same time well covered, it is the perfect location in case of a storm!
Umbrellas and boots, if necessary, will be the photographer’s equipment. In this case, we played with the colorful tourist groups in the area and with the arcade of the bars overlooking the field. Soft light in full shadow created a beautiful soft effect. The arcades instead gave the possibility to exploit a “glow” effect.
The wedding in the rain was thus an excellent opportunity to take different shots, in well-known locations such as Venice, with the satisfaction of the newlyweds and of course, the photographer! ;)
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