A surprising honeymoon photo shooting: the story of a bride and her bag

married couple posing during honeymoon photo service at Garda Lake
During a nice honeymoon photo servce in Desenzano del Garda, the groom surprised the bride by giving her as a present a bag she was deeply longing for.

One advantage of working as a professional photographer for couples enjoying their holidays or honeymoon in Italy is that I often come across some nice stories which happen during the shooting sessions.

couple hugging on a bridge in Venice during an informal photo walk
A few days before the honeymoon shooting at Garda Lake, the couple had enjoyed a great informal photo walk in Venice, where the bride fell in love with a bag which, so she was said, was too expansive for her groom.

Last year I had the chance to enjoy an informal photo walk in Venice with a young Russian couple who after some shots in the enchanting Ghetto Vecchio, stopped in a shop because the bride’s attention was caught by a nice bag which she insisted to buy. After a long discussion the groom persuaded her to give up this idea since, I was said, the bag was too expensive. I noticed the the bride’s disappointed expression… 

bride getting dressed before honeymoon photo session at Garda lake
Before starting the honeymoon photo shooting the couple got dressed in their hotel room in Desenzano del Garda.

A few days later the same couple asked me to have a honeymoon photo sessions in Desenzano, on the Garda Lake. They wore their wedding suites and I shot the couple on this beautiful natural background.

couple walking during honeymoon photo session
During the honeymoon photo shooting the couple posed in some romantic spots along the Garda Lake.

During the same session, as I was focusing on portraying the bride with her nice white dress and a long bridal veil when, suddenly, the groom arrived at the place, holding a packet with the same brand of the bag we saw in Venice.

As he approached and gave her the present, I was able to catch her face’s amazed and delighted expression: she was almost on the point of bursting into tears!

bride enjoying a surprise during a honeymoon photo session
The bride was overjoyed with the groom’s present and this gave me to shoot their happy expressions and spontaneous feelings.

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A funny honeymoon photo portrait for a funny couple: dancing, posing, playing…

couple dancing in Rapallo during their honeymoon photo service
This young Russian couple enjoyed dancing in Rapallo’s streets which ensured a very lively honeymoon photo shooting

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.

young Russian couple exploring the seaside in Rapallo during their honeymoon photo service
Exploring and making the most of Rapallo’s landscape was very useful during this honeymoon photo service with a curious young Russian couple

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.

Russian couple dancing during a honeymoon photo service in Italy
The couple enjoyed acting, posing and making jokes during their couple photo shooting.

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.

Russian couple jump during honeymoon photo portrait in Italy
Jumping was also part of this funny honeymoon photo shooting!

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!  

couple kissing during their honeymoon photo portrait session in Italy
The couple’s spontaneous personality allowed some creative shots to be taken.

For further examples of couple photo portraits see my website.

 post by Metella Iaconello