About Bring Me Somewhere Nice
Dani Rodriguez, originally from Spain now living in Berlin, Germany for the past 12 years, documents weddings and elopements worldwide. Dani's approach is to tell stories in a modern way with minimalist and elegant flair, suiting couples who are in search of something deeper, more genuine, and unique.
During his studies in documentary photography in Barcelona Dani discovered the great masters of 20th-century photography; his now main source of inspiration. Together with his passion for architecture and minimalist design, they have helped him carve his own unique aesthetic stamped in artful authenticity.
Bring Me Somewhere Nice, the name chosen for Dani's wedding work was inspired by a Mogwai song, one of his favorite bands. A place where Dani imagined he would like to take you with your memories...a journey, a place of mystery and transcendence.
Behind The Brand
How would you describe your photography style?
I have always had difficulty describing my work with only a few words. Maybe I would say modern, elegant, minimalist. I studied documentary photography, where I discovered the great masters of 20th-century photography. That is my main source of inspiration, along with movies, modern architecture and minimalist design. I do my best to have my own personal style, and not following the trends.
What is it that makes an image magical?
A couple, a bride or a groom having the time of their life on their wedding day surrounded by their loved ones. Those images are very valuable to me, and above all, to the couple. On the other hand, I also love when light, composition and love converge together.
What advice would you give to the camera-shy couple?
Couples usually feel comfortable in front of the camera with me. We will have already met and talked a lot before the wedding. I always have some music with me and do my best to make them feel at ease so we all can have a good time. I don’t ask them to pose too much, I prefer to do something dynamic and fun because it is not only about the photos, it is the great memory of the moment.
Trust your photographer, he/she knows what he is doing. Be you, you are gorgeous in many ways and you deserve beautiful photos.
Do you travel interstate or internationally?
I am so fortunate to have worked on many international weddings. I have photographed in Egypt, Greece, Italy, Switzerland, and Canada. Next year I will be in London, Austria, New York, Switzerland and more…I’m very excited for all this. That being said, I also love to photograph in my city, Berlin.
Why we love it…
Moody, artistic, elegant – Dani’s cinematic captures are design and detail-focused yet emanate truthful, palpable emotion. A rare talent we’re so grateful to have stumbled across.
For the couple…
For culture and design lovers who embrace the creative and the soulful in every aspect of their lives. Those who love artful, atmospheric photography will adore Dani’s aesthetic.
While Dani will beautifully capture any style of wedding, his eye for shooting minimal, modern or unexpected details is incredible. Choose a simple yet luxuriously constructed gown and couple with a pared-back approach to beauty and accessories. Consider shape, form and lighting when styling your reception and how this will translate within the imagery.