“The winter light in this city! […] As long as this city exists, as long as winter light shines upon it, Kodak shares are the best investment” J. Brodsky
Venice has a unique beauty in winter, which Joseph Brodsky described in poetic terms:
“The sky is brisk blue, the sun, escaping its golden likeness beneath the foot of San Giorgio, sashays over the […] lagoon’s lapping ripples; […] under the colonnades of the Palazzo Ducale, [someone is playing] just for you, slumped in your white chair and squinting at the pigeons’ maddening gambits on the chessboard of a vast piazza. The espresso at your cup’s bottom is the only small black dot in, you feel, a miles-long radius.”
Beside enjoying the city’s famous fashion shopping attractions, they treated themselves with a photo walk to get high quality photographs as souvenirs of their romantic holidays.
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.
When I am hired a professional photographer to make couple portraits (being them wedding, engagement, or honeymoon photo services) I always try my best to catch the couple’s personality in my shots so that their real nature might be well represented in the pictures and the customers will be satisfied with the final results of the photo shooting.
Beside, I try to make the shooting as pleasant and exciting as possible, so that the couple can keep happy memories of the hours spent with me and my camera. Needless to say, couples are very different from one another and I have to adapt to their personalities and special request to have an enjoyable photo service and beautiful portraits after that.
The honeymoon photo shooting I lately did for a young Russian couple in Rapallo (on the Ligurian coast in Western Italy) is a fine example of a nice honeymoon photo service: the couple had a lively and ironic attitude and did not refrain from playing jokes with each other, acting and posing in funny ways.
That’s why, beside some romantic shots in the narrow alleys of Rapallo’s town centre or at seaside, we managed to make some funny and dynamic shots with the couple dancing, playing piano together, jumping, and gently mocking at each other, which ensured creative pictures to be taken and much fun for the couple and…the photographer himself!
For further examples of couple photo portraits see my website.
post by Metella Iaconello
In case you are traveling to Venice and you plan to have high-quality shots of your stay, you might be interested in this new ebook of mine.
It is based on my personal experience as a professional photographer who lived in Venice several years: in these pages I share with you some of the strategies and techniques I use during my photo shootings in this enchanting city.
Venice is described as an ideal setting for different kinds of photos: engagement, wedding and honeymoon photo services, as well as individual and holidays portraits.
You will find professional shots of some enchanting Venetian places, as well as interesting hints about visiting and entertainments in Venice.