Today I will tell you about Risa and Tatsuya, who came to Italy from Japan. Right after the marriage in their home country, they took a plane and in 12 hours, appeared on the other part of the Earth. Risa’s dream came true: she saw the Eternal City. And I had the pleasure to become not only the couple’s wedding photographer but the one who showed them the Italian capital.
So let’s see the example of a honeymoon in Rome with a wedding photo shooting!
As it was not the first couple from Asia I had a chance to shoot, I knew some peculiarities of their, let me say, wedding culture. For example, most couples from Asia (Japan, Singapore, Macao, China) prefer to organise wedding photo shootings 6-9 months before the marriage. And they often choose such European cities as Rome, Paris or Prague. Risa and Tatsuya were not an exception and booked their pre-wedding photo session in Italy a year prior to their trip to Europe.
Morning honeymoon photo shooting
We began our honeymoon in Rome with photo shooting at 7.30 a.m. from one of the best viewpoints, unavailable to most tourists. The guys stayed in Hassler Hotel (I recommend you the one). A terrace on the seventh floor of the building opens a stunning view overlooking the city and the Spanish Steps.
You will also be surprised by the fantastic view of Vatican City.
So, we took the first step: we got panoramic views of the city. Then we moved further to the main attractions of the Eternal City. I have already told you about the differences between popular cities full of tourists during the day. So, we could fully experience and feel the Italian capital’s ambiance. So, that was our plan for the honeymoon in Rome photo shooting.
Risa and Tatsuya saw Rome at sunrise and fell in love with it! They liked its atmosphere and its soul from their first eyesight.
Moreover, they appeared to have fallen in love once more.
Step by step, we appeared near Trevi Fountain, among the Top 10 must-see places in Rome. This is the biggest and the most beautiful Roman fountain.
The city’s treasury gains 2 million euros annually thanks to numerous tourists. Do you want to come back to Rome? Just throw a coin into the fountain!
Risa and Tatsuya decided that such an investment won’t hit hard their family budget and threw 2 coins to visit the Eternal City again and again.
Visiting in Rome for a honeymoon or any other reason, try to make such a photo at 12.00 a.m. or at noon.
After a ten-minute walk along the city’s ancient streets, we reached Venice Square (Piazza Venezia).
And that was only the beginning! The photos are made from Capitoline Hill with the first sunbeams.
The photo below shows the mood of the photo session: soft, tender and beautiful.
To say honestly, it was relatively fresh in march. That’s why I was happy to feel the first sunbeams as a photographer from the technical point of view and as it became warmer.
The Roman Forum is a masterpiece that was created by human beings. Massive status, shapes and forms of the facades, and fantastic architecture. Risa and Tatsuya thought about it while planning their honeymoon in Rome.
We ended our first part of the shooting in Rome near the Colosseum.
Evening Sunset photo shooting
Evening honeymoon photo shooting became a real attire of my portfolio. I bless my new friends for a chance to open a new culture and to look at the city from another side.
P.S. I am always asked how much a wedding organization costs in Italy. And I can’t tell the exact price as it may vary. You’ll agree that everything depends on your wishes and desires. That’s why I and my manager Vladimir always offer Skype conversations for everyone who wants to know more about shootings or the organization of marriage. Every client is our friend.
So, you can ask about everything you are worried about, and you will always get sincere recommendations from us. But for those, who want to know the approximate cost, here it is:
How much does a honeymoon in Rome cost?
- 3 days at Hassler Hotel (5-star hotel) near the Spanish Steps: 1500 – 2500 Euros
- flight Tokyo-Rome-Tokio: 1500 – 2500 Euro
- 1-2 professional photo sessions in Rome: 800 – 1500 Euro
- museums, transport, restaurants: 500 – 1000 Euro
So, for 3 unforgettable days, you shall pay 4300 – 7500 Euro.
Remember that Risa and Tatsuya chose one of the most expensive hotels in Rome. Of course, you can always find something you can afford, but you can’t but agree that there is only one honeymoon in your life, and the memories are precious.