Monday, February 15, 2010

A Winter Wedding in Prague

In early February I had the pleasure of photographing Natalie and Levi’s Winter Wedding in Prague. Prague is amazingly beautiful year round, but when the fresh snow sits on the cobbled streets of Old Town Prague and dots the red rooftops of the Castle Quarter, you have the recipe for a picture perfect fairy tale wedding.

Prague can be very cold in winter and so whenever I photograph outdoors we always take precautions to keep us warm. This means wearing overcoats over the wedding clothes (which are taken off briefly for portraits and then quickly donned again) and frequent Cappuccino breaks. Fortunately for us there are cafes everywhere in Prague happy to pour steaming hot coffee and tea into us to keep our cheeks rosy and the smiles from cracking our faces.

Normally when I photograph winter weddings the couple doesn’t want to stray too far from the reception venue, but Natalie and Levi were real troopers and didn’t mind strolling for hours in the snow. Levi is in the military and Natalie is Canadian, so they weren’t afraid of a little snow. They wanted a full day of portraits between their ceremony in Old Town’s Tyn Church and their reception. And in true winter spirit, they BOTH wore all white wedding clothes! The sheer vivid brightness of the Prague snow and the happy couple’s white clothing may require you to wear shades while viewing!

We covered the Old Town Square, Charles Bridge, Prague Castle and Vyšehrad, Prague’s forgotten castle. Vyšehrad is one of my favorite locations in Prague because it is off the beaten path and has very few tourists. It also has fantastic sprawling gardens and statues, an old cathedral and a stunning view of Prague. I am happy to share my love of Vyšehrad with my more adventurous couples; and they love the photo results as well.

For more information on Prague winter wedding photography including my current winter wedding discounts, please visit my website.