As a wedding and portrait photographer I often deal with couples, capturing their love against the wonderful backdrop of Venice. Since they are usually living a special experience in a joyful moment of their life, my couple photographs are usually as intimate and passionate as the couple they portray.
When a couple with 2 kids hired me for a photo walk in Venice, I first imagined that a different kind of photos would be the result of my work. But I was wrong.
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.