A picture perfect lifestyle portrait session with Lana & Mike who traveled over from Canada.
Lana & Mike have experienced traveling and living in Europe, and so they were looking for ‘a fun and vibrant city, and we felt that (Prague) really represented our relationship well.’ They were not disappointed in choosing the ‘city of a 100 spires.’
Though, the first day started off beautifully, the weather quickly turned unleashing lots of rain, in fact, it looked as if it did not want to stop. So for the first time ever, we cancelled our session. Though 20 minutes after we cancelled, the sun came out again, teasing us with a beautiful sky. But no worries, as most of the team was available the next day (Bara was able to step in with the hair & makeup), we were richly rewarded with perfect weather and clearly took advantage of it.
So where to begin in Prague?
One of my favorite places is the Jerusalem Synagogue, which is a fusion of Art Nouveau & the Moorish style. It is a bit off the beaten track and yet it is one of the most beautiful buildings in Prague. For those who have never seen it – they are missing out on something quite special. Lana & Mike were keen on visiting and luckily for us, we timed the light just right as normally this building is sitting in the shadows. Some of my favorite images of these two were captured here and I believe for Lana & Mike this is also a very special place as well.
From here, our session only became better as nearly every location we went too had wonderful sunlight and was not swarming with tourists – well, except Wenceslas Square, Mustek, the Charles Bridge…
The idea of simply taking a leisurely tour of the most beautifully interesting locations and letting each couple explore it on their own terms and pace is always something I know they will appreciate. I have always felt that the key to capturing wonderful portraits is to let the day flow naturally. Of course this only works when you have two fun, easy going people who are relaxed in front of the camera – after all it is their day.
After looking through this small collection, one can surmise that Lana & Mike had a very special time here and the images speak volumes about them as individuals and as a couple: sexy, smart, fun and open to new experiences. Personally, Lana & Mike’s session is one of my favorites, and what was their reaction: ‘The pictures look incredible!’
To Lana & Mike, thanks again for selecting us. You two are wonderful, on behalf of all of us here, we wish you both much love, happiness and future success as you journey through life.
A special thanks to the crew: Martina for arranging, Cary for assisting, Jitka for the hair & makeup on day 1 and for Bara for stepping in and doing a fantasist job on day 2.