Sometimes I love getting creative with the surroundings. I got to capture a glimpse of the newlywed in this framed photograph (Can you find them?) at Buca di Beppo
Restaurant. (Can you find them?) This photo was inspired by two renowned wedding photographers that I admire, Susan Stripling and Ryan Schembri.
Buca di Beppo, located in the South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle, is a crowd favorite. The restaurant just exudes the characteristic Italian romantic atmosphere. One thing I love about their interior is the collages of photographs covering the walls. Little unique characteristics like this of a venue make for a great photo-op. So as a photographer, I knew this would produce some amazing shots. But I also knew it came with its own set of challenges.
This particular photograph required so much technique and patience. First of all, we had to find a photo that spoke to my bride and groom - something that reflected their personalities. There were more than 500 framed pictures to choose from! Second of all, I had to make sure I could fit the couple’s reflection in the frame, while still keeping the focus on them. And to add to that? I had to make sure the lighting was on point in the dimly lit Buca di Beppo.
In the end, everything turned out just as I pictured it. I love how you can see our newlywed's reflection in the picture frame. (Did you notice the photo in the frame also had a couple embracing?) I love how it created an elegant, timeless, and creative fine art photography. I'm going to have to say, it was undeniably one of the most difficult shots I have ever captured, but I am extremely happy with how it turned out!