26 May Shea & Elaine
You definitely want to read this…
I know you don’t believe me but please do it: the career of a crazy wedding photographer may looks plain, boring, sometimes even annoying. You go there you take the pictures; you go home; you grab something to eat; you peruse the pictures; choose the good ones; eat again; make the book; trim here and there and then have a midnight snack and shoot some selfies of me nibbling.
No, is not like this, there is more fun, more moments to have a moment and more snacks. This engagement photo session was one of those to remember.
Shea and Elaine are Irish, you know that place where rivers are made of Guinness and leprechauns dance jigs to Thin Lizzy tunes and where the people of Co. Donegal speak Arabian? Yeah, that one: the greenish-but-utterly-magnificent Ireland.
She had to propose, I mean, he had but in the way that he was not forced to do it, do you follow me? Do you? Good. He really love her and wanted to spend the life with her and so, aided by his sister (that happened to be Elaine’s boss), he plotted a very mischievous plan to get her to Rome for one the most romantic proposal of the century, after Doctor Freud proposal to Queen Elizabeth of course.
His sister, her boss, told her to go at once to Rome for a sudden work conference, in the meanwhile Shea booked a room in a fancy hotel, the same room where Elaine was supposed to stay. There he prepared and decorated everything, taking advantage of the expertise of Stefania Zen, the best (and tallest) wedding planner on the planet.
So when she entered the room she was overwhelmed by the mere maximum elegance of the room itself, with its totally stunning view of Rome, with tables full of petals, candles and a red flowers bouquet, Champaign and with Shea sitting there with a beautiful engagement ring and with a local singer, Pamela, singing live a cappella just for them.
This incredible day was crowned with a romantic walk in St. Peter, along the river, at the Roman Forum and Colosseo and a dinner at Casina Valadier really one of the most romantic places in Rome with a stunning view as well.
That really made my day and really made me think of how much deserve a prize for being the most talented photojournalist on the planet.