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Same sex wedding inspiration in Italy

by Chiara

This same sex wedding inspiration is really one-of-a-kind. Last year I took part in the creation of a very special inspiration shoot, made during a 3 days retreat by 12 photographers! This fascinating inspiration shoot has been featured on Wedding Wonderland, one of the most important Italian wedding blogs (thank you Elena, you’ve made a great job with our photos!). This project is a result of the collaboration and friendship between me and other fellow wedding photographers.¬† “This experience of meeting and sharing was very important for us as a group of colleagues and friends; we believe in the exchange of experiences and ideas, as a way to create something really different and wonderful.” says Daniela Zoccarato, who asked me to set up with her a 3 days meeting between photographers/friends, in which I had the chance to share some thoughts about our works as the”Master” of our self-training, and organizing this same sex wedding inspiration. During the photo shoot everyone expressed themselves, their own vision and taste, but at the same time we all tried creating a synergy and a common purpose for the final common project, and here you could see my personal interpretation, some of the photos I took on the day – all my photos here are on film.

Me and the other photographers met about two years ago on a Facebook group, having the chance to take various “virtual coffees” on Google hangouts and in person during some workshop and meetings; we always share experiences, talk about photography and weddings, give and take suggestions to improove as professionals. So we decided to organize this kind of a small retreat, 3 days of self-training, shooting and sharing in an ancient Italian villa in the Monferrato area. For this same-sex wedding photo shoot we collaborated with the bridal and fashion designer Ela Siromascenko – have a look at the wonderful black wedding dress! – and with the Italian flower designer and wedding planner Floradolce who created the beautiful bouquet and the centerpiece and all the flower decorations. The jewels are designed and created by the talented Sara Lubrano, and they are all handmade! We tried to re-create a romantic and refined atmosphere; this photo shoot has been strongly inspired by the place, Villa Gropella, a villa full of personality, with elegant and timeless details. A big thank you to all my colleagues/friends involved in this project: Daniela Zoccarato, Pierpaolo Polcaro an his Lumina Film Lab, Giovanna Aprili, Daniele Padovan, Leonora Aric√≤, Giorgia Gaggero, Valeria Mameli, Andrea Fusaro, Matteo Della Casa di Dio, Simone Primo and Beatrice Milocco.