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.
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.
Let us introduce a few of them. Continue reading “Venetian bridges: the less famous (yet very interesting) ones”
High water is a common event in Venice, especially from October to December. But you can run into it (or rather… walk into it! ) even in springtime. It is mostly due to an unlucky combination of several factors, such as bad weather, tides, winds and artificial digging works which influence the water in the Venetian lagoon and allow the seawater to flood the city in a short while.
Pre-wedding photo shootings are getting more and more popular among couples from all over the world and are especially loved by Asian people. To ensure an exotic background to their couple photo portraits, the bride and groom leave their city or country and enjoy a short holiday in a romantic environment. There they hire a professional photographer based in Venice and have themselves shot in romantic spots, in most cases wearing their wedding suite.
As the couple is shot by themselves, without relatives and close friends, bride and groom are usually more relaxed and prone to spontaneously express their feelings. At the same time they are usually very excited due to the new environment and the chance they have to taste in advance the delights of the wedding day: make-up, bridal fitting, photo shooting, etc.
A nice example of a beautiful pre-wedding photo service is the one I shot for this young couple from Hong Kong: Alvan and Joyce enjoyed a short holiday in Venice before getting married and treated themselves with a pre-wedding photo service. This allowed them to get acquainted with their beautiful wedding suites, discover the city in both its most romantic spots and less famous areas, try different poses and play with each other.
I guess this helped them a lot during their wedding photo shooting back in Hong Kong, making them feel more at ease with the photographer’s work.
They also took the chance to change their clothes and wear another elegant suite in the evening.
This gave me the chance to shoot some more couple photographs with the bride and the groom looking like much more relaxed in very intense or funny shots.