Wednesday, July 30, 2008

That Roman Bridal Shoot

I have been teasing you for weeks about this so lets get started at soaking in pretty pictures taken in a pretty place.

All photos by Denise Andersen.

Appearances can definitely be deceiving. The Trevi Fountain was ANYTHING but devoid of crowds that night. We started the shoot at around 11 pm and were lucky enough to find a little corner empty of people.

Once I established myself in this corner for shooting, people tended to stay away from me. Wearing a wedding dress gives you a strange feeling of power.

To achieve a floaty veil shot like this one, you must have a volunteer willing to throw the veil up in the air and run away as quickly as possible. My volunteer was a girl from the U.S. who had a friend with her that warned me the photos she was taking would be all over Facebook the next day.

I think we made it to the coliseum somewhere around 2 or 3 am. You will notice that in most of these photos I am not smiling, as I was focusing all of my energy towards trying to figure out what to do with that dang veil.

A gentle wind picked up towards the end of the evening and it was just perfect. It made the veil float, and it kept me from doing really weird things like wrapping it around myself like a mummy (you'll see a shot of that later).

These last few were taken somewhere around 3:30 am. I could hardly stand up straight, but the exhaustion was definitely worth it because they ended up being my favorite shots of the night.

If you see a look of extreme pain on my face it's because these shots were taken while my Mom held the camera in one hand and took the pictures, and used her other hand to yank my veil up and down. My poor sister will forever be a little bitter that she wasn't allowed to come along on this trip and act as the assistant photographer. We definitely could have used her for this part of the night.

Hands down, this black and white shot is my favorite. I love the movement in it, and that the coliseum is a little bit muted in the background.

Once again, thanks to MILLIE for loaning us this gorgeous dress, I hope it was worth it for them as it was for us! They have been working on taking new photos of their entire collection, and they look absolutely gorgeous, effectively proving that you do not need to haul one of these dresses to Europe to look great in it.

Have you for some reason not had your fill? There are even more pictures to be seen here!


Ruby Slippers said...

Oh. My. God. That is probably the best bridal shoot I have ever seen! Every shot is amazingly beautiful; you could frame any one of them. Your mom is a brilliant photographer! Does she have a website?

Guilty Secret said...

Wow. They are so frickin' cool!


The not smiling makes them even better, seriously.


Blablover5 said...

Those are gorgeous. I agree with you and my favorite is the one with the colliseum being a bit obscured.

But really all of them are perfect.

Kelly B said...

Absolutely amazing! When I first looked at them, I thought they were for a magazine or bridal book :)

Is this the dress you will wear the day of? I love it!

Ms. 122 said...

they turned out AMAZING! wow, jenna! you look so good. how cool to be able to hang these in your home some day.

Annie said...

Those are some of the most amazing pictures I have ever seen!!!!!

style-ish said...

all the pictures are just gorgeous. Everything just flows so well. Love every one of them.

Jess and Carl said...

Jenna... STUNNING! You seriously just took my breath away! I love everything... your dress, your hair, you face, everything! Your mom did a fabulous job! You just glow... I love you!

style-ish said...

I forgot to tell you, I nominated you for the Premio award.

Miss Capitol Hill said...

I loove the colesium ones! Those are awesome. It's almost like it can't be real. And having gone to teh Trevi fountain befor eand seen teh crows I'm amazed you got any pics without a ton of people in it!

Sarah said...

sooo fun

this makes me miss rome. it's been too long since i've been.

Claire and Steve said...

What an amazing bridal shoot!

Skywalker said...

These are BEAUTIFUL!!!


Blue-Eyed Bride said...

amazing!!!! so beautiful!!!!

rebekah at elizabeth anne said...

Gorgeous, seriously gorgeous!

ClaysJenna said...

Oh my!! Those are gorgeous. You are gorgeous! I wish I were there. Your mom is an amazing photographer I wish she lived closer and could take pics of my baby:)

Jenna said...

My mom's website is for all those who are interested.

kelly b-No I have a different dress. I can't wait for my fitting!