Brought to you by Facibeni Fotografia, this bridal portrait styled shoot took place in the Jardines de Sabatini, next to the Royal Palace, Palacio Real of Madrid in the Spanish city. With collaborating vendors, Facibeni contacted model Sara Silguero from Pop House and enlisted Tot Hom from Barcelona for a stunning dress.
A Tuscany based photographer, Chris of Facibeni Fotografia chose Madrid because of a special reason. Last year, he had the chance to visit the gorgeous cities of Spain, including Sevilla, Barcelona as well as Las Palmas where he had lived for a few years. Even though Madrid was the capital, it is little-known overseas compared with other big capitals. At a first glance, it looked modern and snobbish, but it didn’t take long for his mind to change and fall in love with it. In addition to the Parque del Buen Retiro which includes the fabulous Palacio de Cristal, Madrid provides plenty of other magnificent places to visit. The most significant is the Royal Palace, next to which are the gardens where he took these photographs. A warm sun and a bright autumn day made the rest!
Against washed walls, our model stands before with a graceful pose, the trail of her dress billowing behind her. Organised shapes of the windows behind a set of a solid architectural background that lays in contrast with the organic volume of model’s dress. Meanwhile, the rusty fence adds as a midground where the models lean against, dividing the background and set as a focal point for the blurry backdrop.
With its vast ground and open spaces, a slight ornamental highlight of gold and white blends well into the colors of the styled shoot. Other slight color changes of green and earthy browns add more flavorful tones making our model stand out.
As for pictures in the gardens, with a high focal length, space is compressed into a flat image with a bokeh background. The colorful tones of green and the warm sunlight do not overtake the model’s center focus. What we have is an image of beauty with soft shades hinting at our model’s striking features and the grandeur of her gown in white.
Some snippets of the model against the brick wall also add a variety towards the album. With the brick walls consistently horizontal in direction, it creates a visual contrast against the edge of the staircase, leading the viewer’s eye towards the model.
Close up shots of the model’s dress were also taken to show the importance of textures in the photographs and to highlight one of the major things in a wedding- a wedding dress! The lacy organza like neck against the sequin detailed corset shows the complexity and ingenuity of the wedding dress, making it just as important as any other backdrop to be taken on a summer wedding day.
Last but not least is to finish off with some landscape shots to further show the place and the moment of the shoot. It shows more of the surroundings in detail and tells a complete story when it is paired up with shots above in a wedding styled shoot.
Thanks again to Chris from Facibeni Fotografia for this clean and precise styled shoot that shows how a simple location choice can still produce images that are worth a lifetime in your wedding album!