MICHELE & LIDWINA
For years, Lidwina and I divvied up the day in a fairly traditional way. Lidwina would photograph the guys getting ready, I would photograph the girls getting ready, she would take the groomsmen, I would take the bridesmaids, and we would generally leap frog throughout the rest of the event, capturing what was needed based on our different strengths.
We just naturally fell into a groove that made sense and that seemed like it worked for us.
And it did, for the most part.
Until We got bored.
They were starting to feel a little stale and too ‘standard.
Our creativity wasn’t as alive as it used to be.
When we asked ourselves why we weren’t as creative as we once were, we realized that both of felt like we didn’t have the room to get creative because we were so focused on our individual ‘responsiblities.’
What I realized is that while shooting something as critical as the ceremony, neither of us was really willing to take a chance on shooting something creative because we were both concerned with getting the must have shots.
Ever since then, Lidwina and I have developed a system in which one of us, alternately, is entirely responsible for the must have traditional shots throughout the day, and the other person is completely responsible for ‘getting creative.’
So if it’s my turn to be RESPONSIBLE, I’m in charge of setting up and taking things like the standard wedding party portrait while Lidwina runs around and captures images that are CANDID AND CREATIVE.
One of us is creating beautiful yet standard images, while the other is completely responsible for the creative stuff that we all love!
My job is to shoot from my head that part of the day, her job is to shoot completely from the heart.
Ever since we began developing this method, we’ve created more images that we’re proud of and that have driven our portfolio to the places we want to go, while serving our couples and their families with beautiful images that tell the story completely.
THINGS WE LOVE TO DO
“Hey, go out. Play and see the world!”
When we are not photographing, we enjoy nothing more then spending time with our boys. Twice a year we get together for a family trip: nice places, good music, genuine food, smell of freshly baked bread, sea salt on our skin, sound of cricket in the summer, sound of snow falling, red wine and lot of fun are the soundtrack of our life.
OUR BUCKET LIST
Go to a Jovanotti concert, go on a roadtrip, play soccer in the snow, try kitesurfing, see the Northern lights, go on a real safari, spend one vacation on a boat, float in the Dead sea, live in a different country for awhile, roll on the desert dunes, skying in summer, go through Route 66 in a vintage muscle car, throw a paper plane from the Tour Eiffel, see cherry blossoms in Japan, donate blood, send a message in a bottle, fly in a hot air balloon, experience zero gravity, learn a new language… shoot your wedding 🙂