When you get asked by a fellow wedding photographer to 2nd shoot for them it’s always a compliment. It means they trust you to get the shots they can’t get on the day. When that photographer is award winning and a trainer it is an affirmation. The photographer in question is Stuart Cooper and as his wife and usual shooting partner was sidelined for a while after having a baby I was happy to step in and help. Double bonus for me then that this wedding was in Milan, Italy.
Stuart left me to record the bridal preparations whilst he shot the groom and his party getting ready. The brides parents summer home in the hills outside Milan was to be the setting for the reception after the ceremony and so was full of beautiful details, as well as the bride, for me to shoot.
Shoe afficionados amoungst you will notice the Louboutins. I had to explain to Stuart afterwards why I’d taken quite so many shots of them – it’s a girl thing.
I know the teacup is random but I just loved it.
The bride was radiant.
And then it was off the to the church for the ceremony.
The food and details back at the house were simple but beautiful. After a sit down 5 course meal tables were laid out with fresh fruit, childrens sweets as well as panna cottas of all different flavours. Photographers tip of the day, shoot first then eat – and we did!