Svetlana and Konstantin treated themselves with a honeymoon trip and a photo walk in Venice. Since we first met at their top-class hotel Locanda Vivaldi near San Marco Square, I enjoyed their passionate and energetic attitude : they were shining with happiness and love for each other and ready to see the funny side of life.
While portraying a couple’s physical outlook, personality and feelings for each other, couple photographs are intended to be beautiful images to look at in the years to come.
There are several techniques to get nice portraits which can meet a couple’s expectations by mirroring their distinctive traits and fixing their passion in everlasting pictures.
As a wedding, engagement, and honeymoon photographer I meet different kinds of couples. When I met two young scholars for a photo walk in Venice I immediately had a the impression of refined, peaceful and intelligent persons making up a passionate and solid couple: their feelings looked as deep as their knowledge.
Working as a wedding photographer I often come across gorgeous bridal gowns: being them simple or elegant, tailor-made in famous boutiques or inherited by mothers, they are in any case precious garments. Intense feelings and sweet memories are attached to the wedding dress: recollections of the wedding and the times the bride was waiting for it.
Beautiful Anastasia and her “brand-new” husband came to Venice for a short vacation and hired me as honeymoon photographer. We began the photo walk in the afternoon and headed to some of the many romantic spots of the city to make some intense couple photo portraits.
When I am hired to shoot couple portraits during engagement, wedding or honeymoon photo services, I often use the silhouette technique. By calibrating shadows and lights one can get photographs focused on the bodies’ edges, leaving aside the color of the hair, the facial expressions, the details of the outfit and, in some cases, even the beauty of the surrounding landscape. Continue reading “Silhouette photographs for couple portraits: shooting the shapes of love”
As a matter of fact Venice is made up of islands and bridges: about 435 bridges link 121 islands.
The first bridge you meet while approaching Venice is the so called “Ponte della libertà (Freedome Bridge)” linking Venice to the mainland and the city of Mestre. It hosts the railway lines and a motorway. Continue reading “Venetian bridges: the “top” ones”