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.
Models/HMU: Kat Alexis Model Mayhem #246496 & Classic Kim Model Mayhem #791448
Arousing Reflection v.1 by Von Trapp Photography 2017A sexy moment at the kitchen window. Venice fashion shoot at the Palazzo Ca Zen.
Alluring The Rain v.2 by Von Trapp Photography 2017(From the series: Come See What Is Under My Coat) Kat 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 rain during the daytime. None the less their professionalism saw them through it all and we created wonderful art.
Tazza di caffè? v.1 by Von Trapp Photography 2017Morning coffee with model Classic Kim, a beauty that captures the Italian feel for this fashion image in palazzo Ca Zen. Fashion Glamour photo shoot in Venice.
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 Ladies of Palazzo Ca Zen by Von Trapp Photography 2017Kat and Kim in the main bedroom of Ca Zen prior to their shoot.
The above behind the scenes video of Kim and Kat is created in the grand bedroom with its French-Doored balcony and 2 sets of huge windows overlooking the Rio de Santa Caterina.
Chic e belle donne by Von Trapp Photography 2017.(Title: Chic and beautiful women)
The enchanting Kat and Kim dress for a stylish evening in Venice. Fashion shoot at palazzo Ca Zen.
Model/HMU: Kat Alexis and Classic Kim.
Chic e sensuale by Von Trapp Photography 2017.(Title: Chic and sensuous) Elegance and femininity combine to create a sensual fashion image when Kat and Kim pair up in a Venice fashion shoot at palazzo Ca Zen. Models/HMU: Kat Alexis and Classic Kim.
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
Dov'è Carlo? v.1a by Von Trapp Photography 2017(Title: Where Is Carlo? ) La bella donna attende alla finestra del Palazzo. (The beautiful woman awaits at the Palazzo window.) Venice fashion shoot at the Palazzo Ca Zen. Model/HMU: Kat Alexis
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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