art direction and set design
sometimes, hopefully only once in her life, the photographer is the bride. in this case, the bride must leave her camera at home and work on creating the picture for other people to experience and record.
for my american-german wedding, i assembled a team to produce the event. many mood boards were created and communicated. i built an “antique” tiled mirror as set design. i hired dani rodriguez to do the painterly photography. we made sure there were distant fairy lights for bokeh in the photographs. we visited the location and plotted out the path for dani to take on foot with his camera as the gondola boats would be floating through the canals. as a result, we ended up with a lovely story full of dynamics and movement. i enjoyed doing post-production and cutting together a slide show with music that was played or performed live at our wedding.