Genova Wedding Palazzo della Meridiana. Fabiola and Pietro have decided to celebrate their wedding in December, in a chilly Genova that still lived up to its ‘Superb’ nickname (indeed the city of Genova is referred to as ‘la superba’). The event took place in the heart of the city, from Carignano to the old town, ending in magnificent palazzo Gerolamo Grimaldi (also called Palazzo della Meridiana) brought back to its former glory by a recent restoration. Luckily, we Italians are good restorers as we can hardly improve on the heritage of art and beauty what we’ve been left with by our past two thousand years of history.
I thought I’d share this wedding now because it seems to go well with the Christmas holidays. We’ll have plenty of time to go back looking at the more usual summer stories of brides and grooms until the start of the next season.
Also, although I realize that most couldn’t care less about such details, this is one of the very first weddings where I’ve been using mirrorless cameras only. My Canon SLR’s are great and have served me well for years but they weigh a ton and have the unpleasant tendency of breaking my back, especially in the endurance marathons that has become shooting weddings. Mirrorless technology has recently made leaps forward and now it provides us with smaller cameras, lighter and easier to handle that offer performance and quality suitable for professional use. Needless for me to get through the day with the best of SRL’s if I’m completely worn out. Far better to have equipment that might offer a little less performance than the latest and greatest of professional SLRs (but then: do I really need that?) but that allows me to get through the day with ease and still have good energy to spend until the very last moment!
So, long live my new light and sustainable Fuji kit! Especially because it’s intended to benefit my photography and ultimately my clients … But let’s let Fabiola and Pietro judge the outcomes for themselves.
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