Studio 450 Wedding: Mila and Igor

When I’m not shooting wedding photography, I’m usually thinking about or discussing wedding photography. Yes, it’s true. The other day I had a discussion about whether and how much wedding photography imposes overly dramatic forms on love. I was asked: “Do people dip-and-kiss in real life? Do they just feel like jumping into each other’s arms naturally?”

My first thought was “Well … I do (sometimes.)” But, of course, maybe that’s why I’m a wedding photographer.

My second that was “Mila and Igor. They do.”

Dramatic, lively, and ballroom-trained? You bet they do. It was a wet, grey day in NYC when they got married at Studio 450, but that didn’t slow them or their wedding party one bit, especially their equally fun-loving and dramatic parents. Mila’s dad had me cracking up most of the day (and, as you can see below, he has some impressive hang time on his jumps.) When they reached a puddle? Yes, without prompting, Mila just jumped into his arms and he carried her across.

I’m including a few photos from their engagement shoot because they show their personality well — visiting their old haunts like his favorite chess shop — and because they used the photos for a big part of their reception design, and I’d rather show the photos than photos of photos.

Congratulations, Mila and Igor — no imposed drama necessary.

20 thoughts on “Studio 450 Wedding: Mila and Igor”

  1. Amazing! All the images are just so beautiful. There’s something about these set of images that has a little extra ‘mph’ but I cant put my finger on it. Still, lovely.

  2. I also love the Brenizer method shot. But my most favorites are the chess set (love her knocking off his king!), and her face when she is scooped up and carried over the puddle, and his enthusiasm and her joy as they walk down the aisle as husband and wife!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. I don’t know how, but every shot you do seems to have some kind of awesomeness to it. A little something different or unexpected or fab. I guess that’s why you’re “the” Ryan Brenizer.

  4. Famazing. My favorites are definitely the chess set (set?), the two of them in Central Park (?) and the group of them hopping over the rain puddle! Looks like a movie; so great!

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