It’s a dreary Monday morning here in Seattle, and I can’t think of a better way to start this rainy week than with this gorgeous Lake Como wedding from top Italian photographer Julian Kanz! Melanie and Axel’s wedding weekend was an unforgettable getaway filled with the stunning scenery of the lakeside Hotel San Giorgio and the famous Villa del Balbianello. The couple couldn’t be happier with Julian’s creative perspective on their day!
The Newlyweds: Melanie and Axel
Junebug: What were your most important goals in planning your wedding?
Melanie and Axel: We wanted to have a great time with good friends and family, in a beautiful place.
Junebug: How would you describe your personal wedding style?
Melanie and Axel: Natural and Stylish
Junebug: Where did you hold your wedding and reception, and why?
Melanie and Axel: We chose the Hotel San Giorgio in Lenno, Lago Di Como because of the beauty and atmosphere of the place.
Junebug: What three adjectives describe your wedding best?
Melanie and Axel: Dreamlike, Unforgettable, and Fantastic
Junebug: What were you looking for in a photographer?
Melanie and Axel: We wanted someone who would be able to capture all the important moments with a unique perspective.
Junebug: What specifically drew you to Julian Kanz and his imagery?
Melanie and Axel: We were really drawn to the spirit of his photos and the presentation on his website.
Junebug: What did you enjoy most about working with Julian Kanz?
Melanie and Axel: He was uncomplicated, creative, and spontaneous. He captured all the emotions of the day and we’re extrememly happy with the quality of the photos.
The Photographer: Julian Kanz
Junebug: How did you approach this particular wedding and what did you most want to capture during shooting?
Julian: This wedding was really well organized and a pleasure to photograph. The guests were relaxed and had a lot of fun. My goal was to capture the “spirit” of the day. Melanie and Axel were a beautiful couple, there were so many amazing places around Lake Como and guests who had so much fun and enjoyed that fantastic day.
Junebug: Were there any special photographic requests from the couple that made this wedding especially exciting creatively or personally?
Julian: They wanted only to have captured their wedding day in a relaxed way. Of course we did a more formal portrait session in the garden of the Villa del Balbienello….some of you may remember this location from Star Wars 😉
Junebug: What was the most fun part of this wedding for you to photograph?
Julian: To be honest, the whole day was fun. But I’d have to say, the most fun part was probably the time we were in the park of the Villa for the portrait session.
Junebug: What kind of equipment did you use while shooting this wedding?
Julian: Canon 5D Mark II with 16-35mm, 35mm 1.4, and PocketWizards with 580EX flash
Thank you so much Melanie and Axel for sharing your wedding with us, and thank you Julian for these gorgeous photos!