My dear readers and brides. I have a new couple to introduce to you. They came to Italy from Canada where they live and work. Sandy and David found my articles with tips and advice for couples, who plan to visit Rome and Italy for their engagement trip. After several e-mails exchanged I booked my tickets to Italian capital.
The idea of my new friends’s was to make some lovely engagement pictures around Rome sights and attractions. But also they wanted me as a professional photographer to be their family cameraman, since brides were traveling together with their parents. Therefore the project seemed to be very interesting for me. And to tell the truth it was amazing. I was already said, that the pictures of their engagement photo session in Rome will be used as decorations in the wedding day, that is planned to be held in Toronto.
After several years spent in Prague I came to the conclusion, that in this city my favorite month is May. Actually, I have several locations in Europe that are somehow linked with certain period of the year. For example: Paris is about spring, Amsterdam – about autumn, Barcelona and Rome more about summer. Though it’s only my point of view, if you have any other experiences, feel free to share it with me. My Facebook page and other means of communications are always available for you, my fellow readers and couples.
But let us come back to Prague and my lovely couple: Anna and Anton. These young and beautiful people shared with me not only amazing experiences of their engagement trip, they also brought to Prague real spring: warm and sunny, that every one in Czech capital was waiting after a very long and cold winter.
Life is getting more and more international for me and my friends from wedding studio Mongooses.TV. Try to imagen the following: me, being a Belarussian-born photographer with polish routs, flew from Warsaw to Rome, where I was to meet Daphne and Harry, a sweet couple from Hong Kong, who currently work in London and Zurich respectively. Rome was the place of their wedding tour. For any photographer in Rome such an interesting couple is a real treasure.
“The photos are amazing.”— the first email I received from my new friends, after I had sent them the pics. We had a nice the-whole-day-long photo shoot around Italian capital and its sights.
David & Julja’s wedding in Spain, close to Barcelona, was a brilliant example of a well-planed event with about 30 guests, luxurious ceremony at the beach and extreme big day dinner and party. Such events do inspire me, as a photographer, and my colleagues from Mongooses.TV wedding studio.
In early September the whole group of Mongooses set off for a trip from Prague to Barcelona and further to Sitges. There we met Julja and David, our old friends from Germany. I could have expected something special from the wedding in Spain, since it was a new country for me to work in, but even I couldn’t have guess, how extreme the event was going to be.
Again and again
I love Rome and Italy, I love to come there and to take photos of beautiful couples at their wedding or engagement trip. There is no doubt that italian capital is my dreams city, but to confirm this, I need to travel a bit and see other places and countries. Although, sometimes after long periods without Rome I feel strong desire to come back and discover something special.
And usually with the couples we also discover things to see and to do in Rome. Especially interesting it is to work with brides and lovers who visit the city for the first time. They get impressed by every tiniest feature of the architecture and nature. Every corner amaze and make them happy.
Another couple I was working with in Rome as a wedding photographer was from Russia. Anastasija and Sergey decided to have a pre wedding tour to Italy and visit several cities. They began from the capital, where we met with them. My new friends agreed with my suggestion to have a photo set in morning Rome to see the city waking up, with empty streets and in amazing lights.
Another reason for me and the brides to wake up early in the morning is that after 11 a.m. the temperature in summer Rome reaches 30C Degrees and one is sure to get no satisfaction either from walking in the streets or taking photos.
Let me introduce a sweet couple from Singapore — Alvin and Mary. Their engagement and wedding in France I was shooting in May 2012. The decision to come to Europe was based on common desire to have first pre wedding trip to Prague and engagement photo session in Paris.
During the time spent together I learnt some facts about Asian culture and their traditions and shared my experience of European society. More over as a luxury wedding photographer I managed to improve my professional skills and enrich the portfolio of Mongooses.TV studio. Mary convinced me one more time, that there is nothing impossible in the world, since she brought to Paris 3 amazing wedding and evening dresses and did change them during the engagement photo session in the very heart of Paris.
Wedding in Chateau Baroque in Czech Republic is always a unique event with a beautiful ceremony. But the marriage of Polina and Vadim was something really extraordinary. They are cute and very interesting people fully in love with each other. I’m proud and happy to have been invited as a Czech wedding photographer in Prague to that event.
Summer in Prague and generally in Czech Republic is a pretty tricky season, because one day can be sunny and the other – rainy. The day when Polina and Vadim decided to get married in Chateau Baroque welcomed everyone with the sun and warmth. Therefore from the very morning all the friends and relatives were inspired and joyful.
Dear fellow readers, brides and friends. I continue to tell you my stories about wedding and engagement photography in different locations, where I take part in luxurious weddings as a professional photographer.
Today I will show you some cute pictures of a lovely and very beautiful couple Denis and Elena who got engaged and married in Italian capital – in Rome.
Wedding in Prague
I’ve been working in Prague for some years already and I’ve noticed, that more and more couples either from East: Belarus, Russia, Ukraine and west: Germany, France and England, of Europe do choose Prague as the place of their wedding ceremony. Recently many brides from Asia (Singapore, China, Japan) also organize wed ceremonies in Czech Castles. That’s why, having some experience on this field, I would like to share it those, who are interested in coming to Prague in order to get married.
What attracts people in Prague?
Having shot dozens weddings in Prague, I came to conclusion why the city attracts so many brides and bridegrooms. They come to the heart of Europe in order to escape the old traditions. People want to spend their main day in life as light and bright as possible. Weddings as a phenomena can be compared with places to have meal. Some of them are bistros — you eat to satisfy the hunger but do you really enjoy the process? But in restaurant with professional waiters every one can enjoy the whole process and consume all the dishes with utmost pleasure.
It was the first wedding in Germany for me and our Mongooses.TV studio. Before I was in this country of beer Sausages and Rammstein several times, but more in private visits. That visit to Metzingen was completely different. First of all my mission was to take pictures of a traditional German wedding. Let me introduce the groom Andreas and his little friend.
Actually it was rather a Russia wedding, more than German, because among the guests invited the bigger part were Russians, but constantly living and working in Germany. By the way there are about 5 million people who live in this country, but originally come from post-soviet countries. Thus it was a very interesting mixture of cultures and traditions. For me as as wedding photographer it was very interesting and exciting to picture that event.
Let me introduce you, my fellow readers, a lovely photo set from Naples – the biggest southern city in Italy – engagement photo session for Maksim and Marina, two beautiful lovers in Italy.
There is a saying “vedi Napoli e poi muori”, that means: “to see Naples and to die”. Of course no one is going to die in a city of such beauty, unless one has a weak heart and gets too exited while touring around ancient Italian place on the sea shore. The only reason for me, as a big fan of Italian food to die was hunger, because it is close to impossible to find any restaurant open until 7 p.m.
Although Naples does not belong to tourist friendly cities, especially for those who like beach-sun-sea rest. But people who is keen in wondering along ancient cities, and taking pictures away from the touristic routs find this place attractive. Though it is a departure gate to famous Capri island, so popular among couples going to get married there or to have an engagement tour.
The following part of pre wedding photo tour in Paris started with another popular place among those who come to and live in French capital — Louvre museum.
The territory of the Louvre Museum is surrounded with lovely gardens and decorated with beautiful statues. Everything but the main entrance breathes with history. The latter is actually a glass pyramid. It was created only at the end of the 20th century. Someone considers the entrance and Louvre itself not correlating in the style. To my mind, it looks great.
Last year I got acquainted with a lovely couple Slawomir and Julja. He lived in Warsaw and she – in Brest, in my hometown. And due this fact we met at the party of my friend where we got to know each other. Several weeks after our meeting Julja phoned me and asked to be their wedding photographer in Warsaw. And I agreed.
The wed ceremony and the banquet were organized in on of the best places for wedding in Warsaw. The couple and the guests had all opportunities to have and enjoy the birthday of new family and they did it. I wrote about this event in Luxury and polish traditional wedding in Warsaw.
Let me introduce you my dear followers a very cute couple Nastja and Kirill. This summer we had a very romantic, but on the other hands very sad photo set in Prague. Why sad? Because due to some circumstances they had to leave Prague and to move back to Kazahstan. But let me tell you the whole story from the very beginning.
Last year Kirill came to my photo school in Prague. He used to ask some many questions, since he was very curious about being a photographer. For me as a teacher it was a big pleasure to have such a brilliant student. After the photo lessons Kirill invited me to see what he is good at. And we went to a gym.
I’m a happy man I should say, because every year I learn more and more beautiful people from different countries coming to Europe and Prague to have their destination weddings. Some of them are quite symbolic, the others romantic. Often together with my colleagues from Mongooses.TV studio I work at real royal and luxurious marriages with amazing and perfect planning.
One of such examples is the ceremony of Azat and Tatjana that took place this summer in most romantic and solemn places – Vrtba Garden in Prague. This is one my favorite places where I take a lot of engagement and love story pictures with couples.