One of the absolute highlights of our Italy trip was getting to do an anniversary shoot while we were in Venice with the wildly talented Nadia Meli! We have been Instagram admirers of Nadia’s work ever since we did our Germany tour a couple years back and we just adore her work! So we reached out to her to see if we could make a shoot happen while we were (sort of) closer to her. Nadia was amazing and drove the 7 hours down to Venice to make a total dream come true!
To make the shoot work in the (usually super busy & packed with tourists with selfie sticks) Venice….we had to make it a sunrise shoot. Which meant waking up at 4am (!!!) to get ready and then hiring a water taxi to drive us from our hotel on Lido over to Venice. Well when I say “water taxi” what it turned out to be was this gorgeous wooden boat….and I gotta tell you, coming in to venice at 5am on that boat with me in a dress & Justin in a tux…we felt totally James Bond about the situation!
Here are just a FEW of our many, many favorites! Nadia, I seriously will never be able to tell you what these mean to us….you captured the real us perfectly and we are in absolute head over in LOVE with every single one. These photos right here represent a dream come true!