Return To Venice...Our second visit to the enchanting La Serenissima.
After our successful 2015 shoot, Von Trapp Photography planned and scheduled a return to the enchanting city of Venice Italy. As in 2015 we choose to use the Palazzo Ca Zen as our set location and accommodation, this time taking two models and shooting at additional outdoor locations around the city as well as in the palazzo.
Alluring The Rain v.2 by Von Trapp Photography 2017Kat Alexis is an engaging sight in black lingerie at Punta della Dogana. Venice fashion shoot. As with all of our photo shoots extensive planning was involved. We found two wonderful west coast based models, one in Portland the other in Tacoma who accompanied us to Venice for the week long stay at the palazzo. Once there we shot each model for three days using every room of the palazzo, and at several locations around Venice during both daytime and at night.
This trip was scheduled for mid-March which allowed for a different light and less visitors to the city over what we had in September 2015. But it also required our models to work in the colder nighttime temperatures and sprinkles of daytime. None the less their professionalism saw them through it all and we created wonderful art.
As I blogged about in our 2015 shoot here I noted that this centuries old palazzo belonged to a noble family, and now has been subdivided into several huge apartments. The above image of Kim was created in the grand bedroom with its French-Doored balcony which overlooks the Rio de Santa Caterina.
The Ladies of Palazzo Ca Zen by Von Trapp Photography 2017Kat and Kim in the main bedroom of Ca Zen prior to their shoot.
This patina rich and stately apartment is located in the Cannaregio neighborhood on the North side of the island. It offers an American photographer numerous, unique and interesting elements not easily found nor accessed in the states.
The crowning jewel is undoubtedly the frescoed living room with its grand windows that overlook a small piazza. The following two images showcase this room and its windows.
Visione seducente v.1b by Von Trapp Photography 2017(Title: Seductive vision) The magnificent frescoed living room of Palazzo Ca Zen is the setting for this fashion image of Kat and Kim. Models/HMU: Kat Alexis
Magnificent curve v.1 by Von Trapp Photography 2017Kat's magnificent curves are set agenst a magnificent backdrop of Italian frescoes. Venice fashion shoot at the Palazzo Ca Zen.
When we prepare for a shoot our per-production planning is extensive. Location(s), model(s), styling and wardrobe, and possible poses will be considered in great detail. This preparation will often be started 4 to 6 months prior to a possible shoot date being picked. All in the hope of being the most efficient once on set and to be better prepared to react to possible unexpected events and still "get the shot"!
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