Dreamy italian vibes and minimal elegance, Jenna + Michael

When another photographer asks you to capture their wedding, it is always a great compliment…and also very stressful! Jenna is a talented photographer. Michael and her also do modelling and are very creative. They’re a dream to photograph.These photos are special to me because we had to embrace the challenges that life can bring.

Michael had a scary bike accident a couple months prior to the wedding and injured his neck and forehead badly. Thankfully, he was alright but this meant that he had to wear a neck brace on the wedding day and could only have it off for a little amount of time. He also was limited in his movements, therefore wasn’t not able to turn his head.

I think Michael felt bad about it but as I told them before the wedding day, it is what it is. It’s just life.

When it came to capturing portraits of Jenna and him, we made it work. We slowed it down, kept it more still. I wanted to feel the connection between them so asked Jenna to get close to Michael and just enjoy the present moment.

I love the results, and by embracing the “imperfect” situation, it helped create the magic.

Black Forest, Mainz, Germany