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Maria Fernanda + Antonio | Switzerland Wedding


Mafe, short for Maria Fernanda, is a wedding photographer from Caracas, Venezuela. We met at a Foundation Workshop where she was one of six students on a team I taught with Huy Nguyen. Being her photographer felt more like being a guest at a wedding full of photographers with an extraordinary European backdrop. Their destination wedding was at the Villa Principe Leopoldo Hotel.
During my first visit to this country, I flew into Zurich and rode the train through the Alps to Lugano. Lugano is a little city just north of Lake Como on the border of Italy. Antonio and his brother were perfect hosts to all of us foreigners coming to their country for the first time. Even though Antonio is not a photographer, last year he felt the need to attend an intimate photographer’s event. This is where he and Mafe met and they wasted no time in tying the knot. Photos by Brett Butterstein and Vitali Benz.

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This entry was posted on Saturday, December 14th, 2013 at 12:04 pm and is filed under .

7 Responses to “Maria Fernanda + Antonio | Switzerland Wedding”

  1. Brett Butterstein at his best. wow.

  2. Brett this is amazing, what an great way to tell their story !

  3. I was waiting to see this wedding and I all cay say is “WOW”… The images gave me goosebumbs and I was smiling all the time… my favourites.. moments before ceremony…the veil scene… the baloons… the venue with you too… the candles… the dancing.. oh heck.. I think ALL of them! Bret.. you are amazing! ♥
    Mafe, I wish you a WORLD of happiness!

  4. Seriously fantastic images. Powerful storytelling here.

  5. Stunning! I live the candlelit portrait.

  6. WOW, Brett. These are gorgeous. Love every single shot.

  7. Go Brett go! Incredible work my friend!

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