The double spiral staircase is one of the most dramatic features of Chambord Castle - as the guests were told in their program, it may well have been designed by Leonardo da Vinci! Of course we had to do a portrait here! Instead of a more traditional full length shot of the bride standing, we asked her to sit on one of the banisters arches surrounding the staircases. This allowed more of her veil and dress to be seen - the softness of the bride a nice contrast to the stone structure. Using the Canon 16-35mm wide angle lens allowed Chris to show off the beauty of the bride and her dress as well as the grand scale of the French Renaissance architecture.
Loire Valley Chateau Wedding Photographers
Since our first castle wedding at a Loire Valley Chateau in France back in 2007, French destination weddings have been a serious passion for us as wedding photographers. Some of the all-time favorite weddings we've shot have been at the following French Chateaux: the grand and imposing Chateau Chambord and Chateau Saint-Loup in the Loire Valley, and the more intimate rustic rustic country wedding location Chateau de Malliac in the Gascony countryside near Bordeaux. Some other dream French wedding photography locations in the Loire Valley include Chateau de Blois, Chateau de Cheverny, Chateau Chenonceau, Chateau de Villandry, Chateau Amboise, Chateau de Usse, Chateau Azay-le-Rideau, Chateau Chinon, Chaumont, Meung, Chateau Rivau, Clos Lucé, and Chateau Valençay. The best Bordeaux wedding photography locations include the UNESCO world heritage village of St Emilion,Hotel Chateau Grand Barrail, Chateau de Mirambeau, Les Pres d'Eugenie, Château Figeac, Château Haut-Brion, Château Lafite Rotschild, Château Latour , Château Margaux, Château Guiraud, and Château Lagrange.
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Location: Chambord, Loir-et-Cher, France.1/2000; f/2.8; ISO 800; 16.0 mm.