Nikolai, a young Russian gentleman, lately organized a weekend trip to Venice with his girlfriend. The girl was quite happy to spend a few days in a such a marvelous city , wandering along small alleys near channels, crossing old bridges and ancient squares. But Nikolai had something else in mind.
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.
As you might well imagine, Venice is no ideal city for cheap accommodation. If you want to enjoy the privilege of being awaken by the typical Venetian morning noises (made up of gondolieri’s voices, boats’ and ferries’ motors, people’s shouts, and so on) and with a nice view on the Canal Grande from your bedroom’s window you must be ready to pay for it.
Most of the tourists visiting Venice are well aware of it: to enjoy a nice tour of the city, you should not forget a pair of comfortable shoes. Since Venice is no place for cars, anyone visiting it is almost doomed to walk along many alleys and through lots of arcades, going up and down many bridges..till your feet are burning!
Now, when I am hired as a photographer for engagement, honeymoon or wedding photo services in Venice, more often than not I meet people enjoying an elegant attire, be it their wedding dress or just a very nice suite. They understand the shooting as the chance to portray a very special situation and want to look as charming as possible.
This the reason why I often happen to shoot couple with very elegant shoes which in most cases are not really the most comfortable ones. This especially true as for women, who enjoy wearing high heels and elegant shoes during their wedding, honeymoon photo shooting or even during a simple couple photo session in Venice.
Moreover, I like to propose my customers an informal photo walking tour in Venice which let them discover some hidden spots in Venice and gives me the chance to make some spontaneous and lively photo portraits. Therefore it is not so uncommon that during the photo shootings I make in Venice the lady decides to change the shoes, wearing the elegant ones only from time to time when there is a need of a very elegant look. It also happen to me that elegant shoes were removed and the lady, who had not taken with her another pair, just decided to walk barefoot in the high water.
So, if you ever plan to have a nice walking photo shooting in Venice, do not forget to take comfortable shoes with you!
For further example of couple photo sessions in Venice see my website.