Wedding photographers in Dubrovnik
The best wedding photographers keep saying, again and again, that we, the wedding photographers, must socialize with each other, exchange experience, learn from each other, and together look for new ideas. I had the great opportunity to live and create with David and Flavio for four days.
It was mid-October, when I set off for one of the loveliest and most famous cities in Croatia – Dubrovnik.
A few years ago, David Backstead (USA) was nominated as one of the TOP 10 wedding photographers in the world and Flavio Bandiera (IT) is one of the most popular wedding photographers in Italy. I met both of them in 2014 in Rome (a short video and insight into the colorful events in Rome is available here) and now I was really looking forward to spending a few days with them. The reunion was really friendly and during the following days the atmosphere was very relaxed, almost family-like.
On the first day, the weather was really bad. Most of the day, it was raining with the raindrops blown by the wind around the corners of the houses. It was cold. We stayed in a nice warm villa experimenting with artificial light sources. The technique I already knew and liked to use on weddings. David, however, brought it to an extremely high level.
In the following days, the weather was still changing, but much more pleasant and suitable for walking along the narrow streets of Dubrovnik and the island of Lokrum, lying half a mile off the coast of Dubrovnk.
Passing tourists were turning their heads towards a beautiful bride in a wedding dress. Some of them applauded, others took the opportunity to quickly take a photo to remember. We took every opportunity to take photos regardless of whether it was a narrow, dark passage, the streets of Dubrovnik or the rocky seacoast of the island of Lokrum. The good light was our main guiding force.
These few days have passed in a wink of an eye. Would I repeat the experience? Undoubtedly. Would I recommend it to other photographers? Absolutely. In fact, I already have my eyes open and I am looking forward to the day when Bambi Cantrell comes back to this part of the world.
Most of all, I sincerely look forward to returning to Dubrovnik at the invitation of a loving couple.
So if you are looking for wedding photographers in Dubrovnik who would take photos of your wedding day, or for a romantic engagement photo-shooting… I will be very happy if you leave me a note.