“Will you still need me when I’m sixty-four?”: as the Beatles well understood, this is an important question for most people in love. They want to be sure their happiness will last forever, not only during the golden age of youth or the sweet days of honeymoon.
Therefore, while it is definitely pleasant to capture the blossoming passion of a couple during engagements, weddings or honeymoons, things get much more touching (and even encouraging) when long-time married couples are the main subject of couple portraits.
This American couple chose Venice as the destination for their vows renewal ceremony hired me as their photographer.
It was clear a strong relationship blessed by enduring passion and mutual understatement. With couples that renew their vows after many years I’m always charmed by the strengths of their feelings, and I try to portray their love in images.
What set them apart was their family: they were accompanied by two daughters .
I lately had the chance to shoot a vow renewal in Venice: an American couple chose the city as the right location to re-commits to their relationship and re-state their love for one another.
A couple shooting of this kind is in some way different from a wedding photo service: the couple has already experienced the wedding rituals some time in advance; they often choose a more intimate, simple ceremony and, just like in this case, they are not alone.
The Texan couple I shot was indeed accompanied by their 15-year-old boy which gave me the chance of portraying a family story.
Needless to say, during our informal photo walk in Venice, I made some couple photographs in highly romantic spots trying to fully express the couple’s deep feelings for one another. It was really exciting to see long-lasting and still intense love almost shining from their smiles and eyes!
Beside, I also focused my shots on the three people’s relationship as a family, portraying the mother-son and father-son behavior, as well as making some shots full of “family-flavor” with the three of them walking, hugging or even running together.