Best of wedding photography 2018 - Martina Zancan
Best of wedding photography
2018
MY TOP 8 PHOTOS FROM LAST YEAR, AND WHY I LOVE THEM
January 7th, 2019: back to blogging and it's about my favorite pics of 2018!

I could say so many things about 2018, but I decided to pick 8 pictures instead, to describe how my style has evolved along the last year.

I like to see it as a reference that you guys can use if you're thinking about booking your wedding, proposal or couple photos with me: this is where I'm at, and where we can go together.
So here are the 8 photos, and the reasons why I love them!
N.1
THEY TAKE ME OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE
Let's talk about amazing people: they are the ingredient of my most favorite photos.
Five minutes after I met with this couple, it started raining: it was the perfect storm.
Well, they didn't let it stop us.

Life is rarely perfect, shit happens all the time, but the way we react to all kind of events draws the subtle line between the happiest existence and a total disaster. And this shoot was, for sure, a win: the rain stopped some minutes later and we had the sunniest sky the rest of the time.

N.2


THEY ALLOW ME
TO PLAY WITH PEOPLE I LIKE
(EVEN IF I MET THEM 5 MINUTES BEFORE)

One of the things I love the most about photography when I'm directing a couple for a proposal or a portrait session, is to set up a beautiful background and encourage my clients to do whatever they want. To be free to be themselves. And when the background is Copenhagen and the couple is like this, I can go home happy!
N.3
THEY CAPTURE THE UNPREDICTABLE, THE WHIMSICAL,
THE CAT
Hi, I'm Martina and I'm the Sant Francis of photography. Whenever I shoot, you can bet some cute little animal will sneak into my photos.

Now, cuteness overload aside, I believe that the unexpected, wildly alive environment that surrounds us has to be embraced and not cut off, especially when it comes to wedding photography.

N.4


THEY SHOW WHAT I LOVE,
ANYWHERE AND ALL THE TIME

Curiousity, love and passion are the main ingredients of my favorite photos. That's why I'm including in the list a picture of my mum, taken with the phone.
N.5
THEY PLAY THE NOTES OF ALL THAT JAZZ
This wedding was one of my favorites from last year. They didn't have an expensive venue or crazy decorations, but they had these people.

N.6


THEY'RE ALL ABOUT THAT OLD FASHIONED
COMPOSITION&LIGHT COMBO

The more I go on shooting, the more I get obsessed with two of photography's cornerstone: light and composition. Cute babies are for sure a plus and if you're wearing a beautiful blue dress, I can call it a day and go home feeling the happiest family photographer in the world.
N.7
THEY INTERPRET THE LATEST TRENDS, MY WAY
If there's something that makes my eyes bleed in wedding and elopement photography, are the latest trends, taken to the extreme.
Trend: focus on the background while leaving the subject unfocused. Consecuences: billions of pictures where bride and groom are totally irrecognisable while a meaningless, little - extremely far - thing is perfectly on focus.
But then you see it, La Sagrada Familia in all of its beauty, there in the background, and you think that you can pay a little tribute to the last trends :)
You guys, let's be honest: without Barcelona, my life would just be a pale copy of what it is today. Barcelona is my happy place. I love its narrow streets and beautiful light, its Gothic buildings and welcoming people, I love how much I know it and how much I still have to discover. This place inspires my to celebrate what I'm passionate about and to find new ways to see and tell stories.
Now, if 10 pictures aren't enough for you and you want to see something more, here are some of my most favorite wedding, family and couple photos from 2018.
Fun fact: I spent at least ten years studying literature, and I owe a signficant part of my sentimental education to Dawson’s Creek (yes, the tv show).

Dawson is a teenager who wants to become a director: the walls of his room are full of movie posters.
In the middle of a creative crisis, Dawson goes visit a classmate, but on her walls, there are no movie posters, her room is all about music.
Dawson is surprised: how can she be into cinematography and at the same time, show no passion for movies?
When he shares his concerns with her, the girl tells him that:

“Movies are just a mean, a mean to talk about a passion. If you have no passions, you don’t really have anything to say”.

I think this applies perfectly to photography as well. So, this is what I’ve been doing through 2018: diving into my passion for people, beauty and places, and exploring my personal way of telling their story.
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Couple photos, proposals and intimate weddings in Barcelona – Europe – Worldwide.