An Alternative Wedding in Venice by Mauro Pozzer Photographer
Kerry and Chris – a beautiful couple from Boston who chose to celebrate their wedding in Venice, one of the most romantic cities of the world. Though the location is very typical for a wedding, the couple was definitely not! Chris, the groom, is keen on Street Photography, and the best way for us to homage his passion was to add a little spice to their wedding photos, playing with unconventional framings, different lenses (as you can see, we used a lot of Fish Eye in this wedding) and stronger filters for the post-production. Chris and Kerry lodged at the beautiful Best Western Hotel Sant’Elena, a few steps away from San Marco Square. Kerry and Chris got ready separately in their hotel suites; Kerry put on her wedding gown along with her friends and her mother, while Chris was enjoying a glass of whiskey with the boys… Without forgetting to photograph the photographers!
Chris’s outfit for the wedding was dark and unconventional – he and his best men looked like some secret agents on a Wedding mission! Kerry reached the wedding location after her husband-to-be, along with her beautiful blue-dressed bridesmaids. The Catholic ceremony took place in the outstanding marble Church of Santa Maria della Salute, and was led by the resident priest. It was touchy, intimate and as beautiful as the couple! After the wedding, it was the time for the couple shooting. This photo session was particularly interesting, because the situation allowed us to mix between the Street Photography genre and our typical fashionable style.
We left from the Church on a water taxi – enjoying Venice from its canals is absolutely amazing! Then we moved to the Old Fish Market area, where Kerry and Chris could enjoy a Spritz, the typical aperitif in Veneto. After that we moved to San Marco – shooting a kiss in Saint Marco’s square with a Fish Eye was absolutely great! After the photographic service, we got back to the hotel where a wonderful outdoor reception was prepared for the newlyweds. The party went on with music, dances and great Italian food, ending with an unforgettable fire of golden Chinese Lanterns, amazingly mirroring in the black waters of the lagoon. You can see the full wedding there, or on our Vimeo Channel!