Wedding of the Week

Positively Positano, by Paolo Ceritano

April 13, 2018

By Jacqueline Tobin

Photo © Paolo Ceritano

When Carlo and Monica tied the knot in the picturesque seaside town of Positano in Italy, wedding photographer Paolo Ceritano, ever the professional, still had his work cut out for him: "Both the bride and groom prepared in tiny rooms with almost no space," he describes, "which perfectly reflects Positano because it's a very small village (less than 4,000 citizens) with tiny streets. Also, it was end of July—the biggest challenge was shooting under the harsh summer light of Southern Italy."

All Photos © Paolo Ceritano

According to Ceritano, when you're in a place as stunning as Positano, every shot is great, but some of his favorites include the bride at the balcony ("I didn’t stage it," he asserts, "she was just standing at the balcony with the iconic view of Positano behind her"), black-and-white portraits of the couple walking through town ("We stopped in a dark street with the sun light coming from the end of it, and it was perfect light for a romantic and intimate portrait of the couple"), and all the boat photos (It was difficult standing still because of the waves but we had a lot of fun."), which Ceritano says conveyed the pure happiness of the newlyweds.


Cameras: Canon 5D Mark III (x2)

Lenses: Canon 35mm f/1.4 I, Canon 85mm f/1.2 II

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