Some locations really are as spectacular as promised, and Lake Como is one of them. Having lived in Italy several years ago, I’d long heard of the magical lago and its surrounding villages, but had never made it there myself. It was an absolute career highlight to travel to Como this summer to capture a surprise proposal for Connor and Tillie. I spent several days with them, from the proposal itself at a private villa, to boat rides across the lake, and lunches at the extraordinary Il Sereno Hotel. Having multiple days with my couples enables such a deeper connection, and ultimately, better and more dynamic work. These two gave me full creative freedom and I was able to capture this special time on 35mm and Super8mm film in addition to digital mediums (below images all shot on 35mm film).