Graeme and Karen came to Italy from the USA to celebrate their first lovely days after the wedding — honeymoon in Rome. We discussed with them the plan of the shooting and, on one sunny morning, met to make these lovely shots of their honeymoon trip. We had a gorgeous couple, excellent light, fantastic interiors of the ancient city, a red Vespa, and a perfect mood. Well, also there was me, a professional Italian photographer, to capture all this beauty.
Impressive buildings and incredible history of Rome made the couple love the place. Therefore, we started the shooting from the centre of religious life in Italy — Vatican. This is absolutely amazing place with certain atmosphere, but to feel it, one should get up really early in the morning, since during the day thousands of tourists attack the place.
That day we were the first to visit Vatican City and take lovely honeymoon pictures on Saint Peter Square.
I did like the ideas and energy of the couple. During our preparations for the shooting, Graeme suggested having a red Vespa booked for some hours. For him and Karen, this vehicle is the very symbol of Italy and Rome. I did like the idea because it was something new.
For me it is very essential in every photo shooting, especially in engagement or honeymoon, to show and highlight individuality of every couple. Therefore, we spent with my clients enough time to know each other, to learn the habits and of course to develop an individual plan, that should be interesting both for the brides and for the photographer.
To enjoy morning Rome and to take honeymoon photos with Karen and her husband, we had about 4 hours. Have a look at the result!
After the first part of taking a honeymoon in Rome pictures near the Vatican and Castel St. Angelo, we moved to another romantic part of the city. Jewish quarters and squares remained untouched and now look the way they used to examine several hundred years ago. These are very historical places that reflect the ancient atmosphere. Therefore lots of Italian photographers come here with couples to take photos.
The sun was climbing higher and higher. So we decided to move to Villa Borghese. We had another set of honeymoon pictures taken with spectacular panoramic views of Rome.
By the end of our photo honeymoon shooting, it was getting scorching, and we decided to take a boat and find shelter in a lake on Villa Borghese. For Graeme, wearing his black suit, that decision sounded like a plan!
Graeme and Karen, thank you so much for choosing me as an Italian wedding photographer. I hope you are satisfied with the results of your honeymoon in Rome and our photo shooting. I wish you all the best in family life and invite you to Europe for an anniversary session in any city you would like to go to in the future.
Sincerely, Artur and Vladimir