I must confess, I am absolutely smitten with the work, and lives, of destination wedding photographers Laura and Tommy of Lato Photography. I think their esthetic is fresh and modern, and their mindset of a good life in general is wonderfully simplistic and refreshing—"When we are home we adore sitting at the table eating a good pizza, and spending our evenings watching our favorite movies with our lovely cat Paulie, of whom we take too many pictures."
There's something about the air and light in this wedding of bride and groom Kaat and Wouter that takes my breath away. "The Flemmish-Catholic-Italian ceremony was in one of the most beautiful churches we have ever seen—Massimiliano Kolbe church in Varese, Italy," says Laura. "It was really surprising, a round, very modern church with fabulous light. Then they had the reception at the wonderful Villa Panza, surrounded by an English-style garden and an American art collection from the Guggenheim museum in New York City. The dinner was set in the middle of the courtyard, under the stars."
Another exciting aspect of this wedding, says Laura and Tommy, was that they were photographing the couple in an art exposition, something they had never done before. "We tried to capture some unusual portraits using the strange lights of the exposition in a very short amount of time. It was very inspiring, trying to get the right light on the face of the subjects and play with lights and shadows at the same time."
GEAR OF THE DAY:
Cameras: Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 6D
Lenses: Sigma 35mm f/1.4, Samyang 24mm Tilt-Shift, Canon 85mm f/1.8, Canon 45mm Tilt-Shift
Lighting: Nissin Di866 flash (only for the dancing shots).