When my husband and I go on a vacation, we like to schedule a portrait session. It’s a fun way to remember our trip and it gives us an opportunity to create a new memory together. So, when Sierra and Andrew said they wanted to schedule a honeymoon photo session with me in Venice I was super excited! As a wedding photographer in Venice, Italy, it’s a joy to explore the city with newlyweds.
We met at Piazza San Marco (St. Mark’s Square) fairly early in the morning. And while it was chilly, it was worth it to get an early start so we wouldn’t have too many people in our backgrounds. If we had waited another hour, the plaza would have been filled with tons of tourists.
After we took photos with the iconic Piazza San Marco in the background, we chose to do something a little different next. We wanted to give some love to Venetian stonework in our photos. The building materials in Venice, Italy are so pretty. So pretty in fact that I knew they’d help us create a romantic vibe for Sierra and Andrew’s honeymoon photos!
As Sierra and Andrew’s Venice, Italy honeymoon photo session was coming to a close, I recommended that they go and get some espresso to warm up.
One of the things Piazza San Marco is known for is its romantic cafes. They cost a little bit more (you’re paying for the location) but it’s totally worth it. The cafes are charming, the people-watching is superb, and depending on the time of day there’s music to listen to. The next time you’re in Venice, get a table to either Caffè Florian or Caffè Quadri and enjoy.
I could have spent days in Venice, and hope to get back there someday soon. There are so many cool spots to take honeymoon, engagement, and wedding photos in Venice and I want to explore them all.
Lauren played such a meaningful role in our wedding, capturing the day in photos that we'll look back on for the rest of our lives. She kept Scott and me calm and sane - Lauren is a miracle worker! She put in 100% effort and gave us her very best, and that means so much to me. Seeing our photographs makes me so excited and so happy that Lauren was with us on this journey.
We just wanted to say thank you again so much for your amazing work. You were seriously incredible to work with and we loved the locations you suggested for both our engagement shoot and the spots in Stillwater. We were very worried about getting professional photos done since we had never done it before, but you made the process so easy and made us feel so comfortable. Thank you!
There was a chunk of time in our wedding planning when we thought we'd go without a professional photographer to save on cost (terrible idea!) but once we met with Lauren, we knew we'd be in good hands. She checked in often and asked questions that got us thinking about other parts of the wedding that we probably would've missed. Lauren captured exactly who we are as a couple!
Lauren and her team are so much fun to work with! She made us feel so comfortable on the day of our wedding, providing both silly and helpful cues to help us relax and be ourselves in our photos. Lauren’s background in dance is super helpful in recognizing simple posture changes that make a big difference, too. Oh, and the photos we got are just stunning!
My husband and I looked FOR MONTHS to find the perfect photographer and after meeting Lauren we knew was the best fit for us. She made our day so much fun and easy. She found little opportunities to make the perfect photo all with a calm ease that comes from someone who has an artistic eye along with experience in understanding the flow of a wedding.
I've been in several weddings and have worked with a multitude of photographers and I never felt as confident as I did with Lauren. I love how professional she is. She helped with the timeline way in advance and we stuck to that timeline the day of. She was also able to professionally and firmly keep unruly family members settled and focused and navigated family drama beautifully!