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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Alleys of Venice: ancient stories and professions and background for photo shootings

bride and groom hug in an alley during a wedding photo shooting in Venice
Venetian alleys work well as background for my wedding, honeymoon and engagement photo services in Venice

Unlike most cities all over the world, Venice only has one street (Strada in Italian): the so called “Strada Nuova” in the Cannaregio district. It was once a channel and was transformed into a road in the 19th century by filling it with earth. Its length and width are something exceptional in Venice. Continue reading “Alleys of Venice: ancient stories and professions and background for photo shootings”

Silhouette photographs for couple portraits: shooting the shapes of love

Russian couple kissing under an arcade during an engagement photo shooting in Venice
I shot this silhouette photograph during an engagement photo service in Venice with a young Russian couple.

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”

Bridges in Venice: with or without love padlocks?

Russian couple throwing padlock keys in the channel during a wedding photo service in Venice
A young Russian couple lately hired me as their wedding photographer. Once the Orthodox ceremony was over, I shot some photographs of the couple walking in Venice and locking a padlock on a bridge.

A recent trend all over Europe has couples affixing padlocks on bridges as a symbol for their ever-lasting love. In Italy this habit was influenced by Federico Moccia’s novel “I want you” which has two young lovers fixing a padlock on the Milvio Bridge in Rome and throwing the key in the Tiber.

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