I’m always going on about how much I’m in love with the Dolomites. If you look at my Instagram feed you’ll notice that I spend a LOT of time there hiking and skiing. So when I got a call from fellow photographer Don from Don+Helen who was looking for someone to show him around the area for a Dolomites pre-wedding engagement shoot, I danced around my apartment with excitement. Not only was I acting as their local guide, but I also got to be a part of their amazing pre-wedding shoot too.
Dolomites Pre-Wedding Engagement Shoot
Christina & Ted are two wandering souls from Hong Kong who decided spontaneously to have their pre-wedding shoot in Italy while attending a friend’s wedding at Lake Garda. Their first idea was to take their pre-wedding photos up at Lake Como, but when the idea of travelling to the Dolomites came up, they knew it would be the perfect location for them.
Christina & Ted are both talented photographers themselves, and were enjoying spending their days in the Dolomites exploring the beautiful scenery. They chose the stunning Hotel Lago Di Braies as their base for their adventures, with it’s incredible views across one of the most beautiful lakes in the Dolomites.
On the morning of their pre-wedding shoot, a low layer of clouds and rain created the most incredible moody atmosphere as Christina & Ted got ready in their hotel room. Christina had chosen a beautiful bohemian style dress by Rue De Seine with the most intricate nature-inspired details and natural earthy tones, which looked incredible against the backdrop of the Italian Dolomites.
We spent the whole morning exploring the paths and forests around Lago Di Braies before jumping in the car to explore the area. Christina & Ted let me take them to some of my favourite locations in the Dolomites, including a stop at a beautiful meadow where the Tre Cime mountain peaks where peaking out through the clouds.
Our day of adventure ended in the most perfect way. As the sun was setting, we spotted a beautiful tree up on a hillside blossoming with white flowers and ran up to catch the last moments of sunlight. Standing underneath the tree, illuminated by the golden glow of the sun, rain started to fall. Nobody cared about getting wet. The rain, the sunlight and this amazing place in the Dolomites. It was the perfect ending to a perfect day.
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