Lake Como Boat Capsule


What is a styled shoot

I had the absolute pleasure of going to Lake Como this past October. I got to partake in a workshop with other photographers from all over the world. One of my favorite styled shoots from the workshop was this absolutely magical boat session. If you’re not sure what a styled shoot is, it’s when vendors come together to create a “wedding day”.  This can include makeup artists, hair stylists, dress designers, venues, florists, photographers and more. Styled shoots let vendors showcase what their best at without having guidelines normally set in place by couples. 

Lake Como styled shoot

For this particular shoot we happened to be in the stunning Lake Como on a boat. Normally at a styled shoot the couples pictured are models which is nice for a photographer. When comfortable in front of a camera we can pose models in ways we might usually stray from on a wedding day with couples who are not as comfortable getting photos taken.

Taking photos of models and having the ability to post them online means couples get to look at them. This helps them get a feel for posing and what poses they will be comfortable with on the big day. On this day we were extra lucky because our models were also a couple in real life. This only heightens the beauty of these photos. While photos with strictly models are always breathtaking, having a couple in love really heightens the warmth and feelings that the photos exude. 

Taking part in a styled shoot is always exciting for vendors as we get full creative control over it.  For this particular shoot I got to work alongside some of the most incredible vendors. From Studio Como for hair and makeup to Garden of Love who supplied florals. Vendors supply everything down to the jewelry worn at styled shoots. In this case, the stunning earrings were supplied by Megan Therese, shoes by Jimmy Choo, dress by Ines di Santo, and the breathtaking ring was supplied by the incredible Andria Bar.

Thank you

I certainly cannot miss the chance to give a shoutout and thank you to the amazing AMV Retreats. It was honor to be able to take part in this unforgettable workshop. The boat capsule being just one of many gorgeous locations I was able to photograph on the trip. I learned a lot about myself as a photographer while there and made relationships that I will cherish forever. I hope you all enjoy taking in these photos as I did capturing them! 


Boat Capsule Couple: Milona & Matteo
Venue | Villa Belvedere Relais | @villabelvedererelais
Workshop Host | AMV Retreats | @amv_retreats
Wedding Planning, Styling & Design | AMVWeddings | @amv_weddings
Educators | Sophie Kaye @sophiekayephotography | Andreas K. Georgiou @andreaskgeorgiou | Rossini Photography @rossini_photography
BTS Photo | Konstatyn Zakhariy | @konstantynzakhariy
BTS  Video | Leann Fyvie | @fyvie_films
Florist | Garden of Love | (
Hair/Makeup | Studio Como | @thestudiocomo
Models | Milona & Matteo | @italy.couple
Capsule Boat | Lake Como Boat | @lakecomo_boat
Dress | Ines di Santo @inesdisanto for White House Bride @white_house_bride
Earrings | Megan Therese | @megantheresecouture
Shoes | Jimmy Choo | @jimmychoo
Ring | Andria Bar
bone | @andriabarbonejewelry

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Meet Kirsten

Fine art Philadelphia wedding photographer

My biggest passion in life is being a wedding photographer. I love to photograph sweet and tender moments shared between two people who are madly in love with one another. I feel so honored and blessed to be able to capture such important and special moments in people's love stories. It is such a joy to look through my lens and see sweet smiles, warm embraces, and gentle kisses taking place between individuals who have decided to walk through life together hand in hand.

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