A (photo) tale of two cities…and one love (and beautiful photographs)

couple hugging in Florence during engagement photo session
This couple had both Florence and Venice as background for their love story in two special moments

As young and in-love Josh planned a trip to Italy with his girlfriend, he decided to make the most of the enchanting settings they would visit to turn the trip into a romantic play with a happy ending.  He kept his decision for himself and properly organized a breath-taking surprise.

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Honeymoon photos: staging a love play in Venice

Russian couple hugging in photo walk in Venice
The passionate and energetic attitude of this Russian couple allowed me to take some intense couple portraits and arose the passers-by’s  attention

Svetlana and Konstantin  treated themselves with a honeymoon trip and a photo walk in Venice. Since we first met at their top-class hotel Locanda Vivaldi near San Marco Square, I enjoyed their passionate and energetic attitude : they were shining with happiness and love for each other and ready to see the funny side of life.

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Honeymoon photographs in Venice: playing with shadows

Venice offer many interesting scenrios for images.
Venice offer many interesting scenrios for images.

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.

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Couple photo portraits in the squares of Venice

Russian couple jumping in Piazza San Marco during a honeymoon photo shooting in Venice
Piazza San Marco is the most famous square in Venice, the only one called “piazza” instead of “campo” and a common background for couple photo portraits in Venice.
During my wedding, engagement and honeymoon photo services in Venice I like to use squares as backgrounds for my couple photo portraits.
As a matter of fact, squares in Venice are not called “piazza” (Italian for squares). Except for two of them (Piazzale Roma and Piazza San Marco), they are called “campi” which literary means “fields” since they used to be meadows vegetable gardens. Continue reading “Couple photo portraits in the squares of Venice”

Engagement photo session in Venice: capturing the happy ending of a romantic story

Young American boy proposes during an engagement photo shooting in Venice
Reilly proposed to Briana after planning with me a surprise engagement photo session.

 

While working as an engagement photographer in Venice, I lately came across a very romantic story. The couple that hired me met at the university. Reilly had been secretly in love with beautiful Briana for a long time. He eventually found the courage and arrived late on the first day of the class to sit next to her. They finally got together and realized they were a perfect match. Continue reading “Engagement photo session in Venice: capturing the happy ending of a romantic story”

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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Venetian bridges: the less famous (yet very interesting) ones

couple hugging on a bridge during a couple photo portrait in Venice
Bridges offer a photographer the chance to make creative photographs when shooting couple portraits in Venice

As already said in a previous post, Venice hosts  435 bridges linking 121 islands: about 300 stone bridges, 60 iron bridges and 57 timber bridges.

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