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