Ivana & Noa got married at the city hall in Rijeka one sunny afternoon in May, followed by a diner reception for family & friends at the beautiful courtyard of the hotel Villa Ariston, near Opatija…it was a perfect small relaxed wedding and it was a real pleasure to be a part of it! Here’s a little recap of the day, I’m really pleased with the way photos turned out, Ivana & Noa were a joy to photograph, the light was on our side and Rijeka served as a perfect backdrop for this cosmopolitan couple.. Thank you once again Ivana & Noa, love you guys!
Whilst we were preparing their couple session, Nena implied thet things might get awkward on her side. Nena is a fellow photographer and is not used to being in front of the camera and is a self-proclaimed camera-shy person… All I could say to her was “What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger!”Kidding aside, camera shyness is something I encounter in many of my clients and something I have to work my way around…
So, like the snail in Kobayashi Issa’s haiku, Nena and Josko started climbing their “Mt Fuji” slowly, slowly, with each new step serving as a cathartic experience… The vastness of the view, the wilderness, the crisp air opened our eyes, hearts & souls and we became profoundly aware of the importance of the here & now… “Forever is composed of nows”
This boho styled “bridal” shoot was solely inspired by the quaint little town of Lovranska Draga, located 10km from Opatija, Croatia, nestled bellow Ucka mountain. Boho style fits perfectly with its rustic mediterranean elements and dreamy landscape… If you’re planning to get married in or around Opatija and you want an wedding venue, check out the restaurant/hotel “Draga di Lovrana”. They offer amazing food and the view is just breathtaking. Link
A month ago, I had the privilege and honor to attend the “Share the Journey” workshop in Zagreb, held by two biggest names in croatian (and beyond) wedding photography business, Petar Jurica and Marko Marinkovic. In two days that the workshop lasted, they shared their success stories, along with many great tips & tricks, and proved me once more that with hard work, enthusiasm and talent, sky’s the limit. As a part of the workshop, we had a couples shoot with Danilo&Sharon, two brilliant artist and wedding photographers from Serbia. Thank you Marko and Petar once again for this amazing experience!
Confession time – the Mrs. and I don’t do “coupley” things anymore…the fact that we have a 3 year old boy isn’t a warrant excuse on it’s own..we just can’t be bothered, which is pretty sad and disheartening. But being in the wedding business and dealing with happy couples, seeing the lengths they go to make their time together special and meaningful, has showed me the importance of creating such moments and making a long lasting memory of them. So what better way to celebrate and honor our couple than with an impromptu photo session on one cold and snowy afternoon, courtesy of my Nikon D750 and a tripod… 😀