A few months ago I had a wonderful shoot with a handsome young couple who wanted a high-fashion editorial-style engagement photo shoot. They are getting married this summer in a gorgeous castle in Bulgaria and wanted the photos for their engagement website to help create excitement for their wedding and to capture this most exciting time in their lives. Five wardrobe changes with full on hair, makeup and accessorizing and 15 edited photos was what they requested. I had a great team of expert lighting, a wardrobe stylist and vintage collector, and a makeup and hair artist to ensure this couple got exactly what they wanted. In under 6 hours at a historic mansion in Georgetown we managed to got it done! Capturing five looks in one day is quite a task weather you are a professional model or not.  But with such an awesome team we made the client feel comfortable and at ease and we all able to work in a time efficient manner. What was most helpful is that the couple sent me a mood board weeks before the photo shoot and were very clear on their vision for the finished shots. When a client is fully prepared it makes my job that much easier when it comes to execution. The couple Veronika and Milen wanted a very laid back luxe feel photographed with a voyeuristic perspective. Very much ‘A day in a life’ of a well to do couple with high style. Below are some of my favorite captures as well as a testimonial from the bride to be Veronika. I am very happy with the final photos and they are too. There is nothing more rewarding than that for me ! “We had the pleasure of working with Violetta and her team during our ‘editorial-style’ engagement photoshoot. We are getting married in a castle on the Black Sea and we wanted the pictures for our website. The shoot was meant to project a theme of understated opulence and retro glamour and Violetta sure delivered! From location and styling to the posing and mood – every detail was impeccably put together! Violetta exceeded our expectations far and beyond – accommodating our preferences and ensuring everything is running smoothly. She was professional and fun to work with! Violetta made us feel comfortable and provided great direction, which was much appreciated by us being amateur posers. We are thrilled with the result! Thank you Violetta for an outstanding job!” – Veronika & Milen