Romantic couple portraits in costume for Carnival in Venice

4 reasons to visit Venice in spring… and to get romantic portraits

couple hug in square in Venice during honeymoon photo service
Spring is a great time to visit Venice and enjoy sunny days, blossoming nature and to get nice photo portraits

Venice is always worth a visit: in winter for its light; in summer for its sunny days; in autumn for its romantic atmosphere…what about spring? Here are a few good reasons:

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Couple photo portraits in the squares of Venice

Russian couple jumping in Piazza San Marco during a honeymoon photo shooting in Venice
Piazza San Marco is the most famous square in Venice, the only one called “piazza” instead of “campo” and a common background for couple photo portraits in Venice.
During my wedding, engagement and honeymoon photo services in Venice I like to use squares as backgrounds for my couple photo portraits.
As a matter of fact, squares in Venice are not called “piazza” (Italian for squares). Except for two of them (Piazzale Roma and Piazza San Marco), they are called “campi” which literary means “fields” since they used to be meadows vegetable gardens. Continue reading “Couple photo portraits in the squares of Venice”

Civil wedding at Garda Lake: where, when and how getting married in Desenzano del Garda

Russian bride and groom walk along the Garda lake during a honeymoon photo service
This Russian couple hired me for a photo service with wedding outfits during their honeymoon in Desenzano

Desenzano is a lovely city on the Garda Lake and is chosen by many couples to host their wedding. What do you need to do to get married here?

  1. Apply at the Mayor’s Office with a formal letter, copy of your identity documents and mention of the desired wedding date.
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Venetian bridges: the less famous (yet very interesting) ones

couple hugging on a bridge during a couple photo portrait in Venice
Bridges offer a photographer the chance to make creative photographs when shooting couple portraits in Venice

As already said in a previous post, Venice hosts  435 bridges linking 121 islands: about 300 stone bridges, 60 iron bridges and 57 timber bridges.

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Venetian bridges: the “top” ones

couple standing on Ponte degli Scalzi during a honymoon photo shooting in Venice
The Barefoot Bridge (Ponte degli Scalzi) is the first bridge you meet when reaching Venice by train. It offers a great view on the Canal Grande.

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”

Getting married in Verona: where, when and how

bride shot during vow renewal photo service in Venice
Many couples from different countries choose Verona for their wedding, vow renewal, and love promise ceremonies.

Would you like to marry in Verona? Excellent choice: Romeo’s and Juliet’s city, with its old palaces, the famous Arena and numerous monuments is definitely a very romantic place, ideal for hosting destination weddings.

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