Apart from being an ideal background for a couple’s unique events such as weddings, honeymoons and engagements, Venice is a perfect location for capturing a couple’s passion and joy in common days as well.
Any season of the year is suitable to get high-quality romantic photography, but many appreciate the chance to experience acouple photo session at sunrise.
Lately I had the chance to shoot a young Russian couple that, after getting married in Russia, enjoyed a honeymoon trip to Venice and hired me for aninformal photo walk.
Well, it happened that the city had just been deeply soaked by the previous day’s rain and there were many large paddles in the squares and alleys as we walked by. It suddenly came to my mind that I could make the most of this unique situation, so typical of Venice: I asked the bride if she felt like taking her shoes off and walk barefoot along the road which she did quite gladly…I assume she did not want the water damage her nice shoes!
Later, when we reached Piazza San Marco I suggested the couple to dance in the paddles that covered large sections of the square so that I could portray them with this famous background in a very special condition!
Luckily enough, and as it often happens in Venice, in many other areas of the city there was no sign of high water at all which allowed us to take more “classic” and “dry” shot in the rest of the honeymoon photo shooting.
For further examples of honeymoon shootings see my website.
Working as a professional photographer for couple portraits, weddings, engagements, honeymoon and pregnancy portraits, I had several chances to observe how couples hold their hands. This is a sweet habit, very common among different cultures: Russian, Asian and American people hold their hands just like the Europeans do.
At the same time, have you ever noticed that none of them do it in a similar way? I mean, it seems to me that a couple have their own way to hold hands, different from all others.
And there are also thousand ways for brides and grooms to cross and touch hands when they exchange the rings during the wedding ceremony…
Therefore I like to focus some of my shots during a couple portrait on this feature, which is so closely related to their personality and feelings, expressing all their uniqueness and tenderness. Two hands holding each other are a very fine mirror of a love story, as you can see from the pictures in this post.