Enjoy the photographs that we had an opportunity to take during our wedding venue visitation on shores of Lake Como, Italy at Villa Balbiano – one of the estates of The Heritage Collection.
Usually, we’re not doing a pre-wedding visitation of the venue. Our experience as wedding photographers has trained us to seek and explore photo opportunities as we go, and this is among our key strengths. We always feel comfortable in new locations and environments. This allows us to work without expectations and not limit the creative process by fixating on a pre-planned photoshoot. Looking at our photographs it’s easy to feel that our style is not perfectly curated photography. Rather it’s an expression of the individual and an unfolding story of the day. Check our portfolio for more stories of wedding day.
Of course, we always do a lot of homework beforehand. A huge part of that is creating trust-based relationships with a couple. This allows us to have a vision so we can work on our feet. The best photography opportunities are spontaneous. It takes a professional eye to spot and explore them. Usually, people don’t see them if they are focused on a pre-planned list of shots to take.
As destination wedding photographers we get to visit a lot of wedding venues. Even if it’s during our holidays. We always do our homework via the internet through virtual scouting. Sometimes simply by looking at a lot of pictures of specific places.
Working in close relationships with wedding planners, wedding venues can get answers to most of the questions. It helps to gather important details in order to execute your tasks to the perfection. Nowadays there are endless possibilities to get all necessary information without physically visiting the wedding venue and be prepared for the Day!
Think if visiting the venue will be really beneficial to you and your couple. If the level of wedding complexity, venue size, number of activities, number of guests and tasks makes you worried – discuss the possibility of doing a real-life venue scouting.
Otherwise, a full wedding day agenda and a thorough discussion online between a couple and a team, will cover most of the basis. Do check if the venue has some sort of a virtual tour and explore that. On the day of the event come to the venue early. Do a quick tour yourself, chit chat with the team. Keep an eye for those spontaneous opportunities. Remember that luck prefers those who are prepared.
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