Holly and Jordan came to Rome in July from Dallas (Texas, USA) to celebrate their engagement and do a family photo shoot with Holly’s mother and brothers. I was honored to be their family Italian photographer. So let me tell you some interesting things about the day we spent together with this lovely couple.
I have already told you millions of times how great it is to walk around Rome attractions or any other European city at sunrise, when most of people sleep and see dreams. I suggest your dreams coming true. Of course I do not impose my point of view on everyone. People should make their own choice, that’s why I can only recommend my couples once again to have a morning photo session.
By the way, couples who leave their warm beds early in the morning get a reward. After morning photo sessions, my clients say it is the most memorable part of their journey in Rome.
People always worry about different things. And when someone travels, he worries about the weather. To my mind, it is wrong to think about bad. Our thoughts are honest. So in case you want to have Artur Jakutsevich as a photographer, remember that only positive thinking is possible.
But that July morning in Rome, even I, an optimist and professional Italian photographer, thought we wouldn’t escape from heavy clouds and rain.
Well, I met Holly and Jordan near the Colosseum. Fortunately, Constantine Arch has already been opened after a long reconstruction. So, come here to take photos while it isn’t closed again!
While enjoying one of the most popular tourist attractions, heavy clouds became heavier and hung over our heads.
But there was no time to run away or to find a shelter. As a reward for being brave we got fantastic light! I was glad that the guys were so positive and didn’t want to stop our photo shooting. And they were lucky as I was their photographer. Before the shooting we discussed all possible way outs from different situations. That’s why I always ask my potential clients to look at my photos and to read my blog to understand the way I work.
Even though the rain had already started, we were in a good mood. We met dangerously with smiles on our faces.
These were the least photos near the Colosseum. Then we had to catch a taxi and move to St. Angel’s Castle.
From this moment, we had a little pause in our shooting since Rome in July was covered with heavy rain. For us, it was an excellent chance to enjoy a cozy little cafe. When the rain stopped, we were only once at the bridge leading to St. Angelo castle.
We appeared in another country in a few minutes—no borders and customs offices. The Vatican City met us with soft light and the absence of people. By the way, the domes of St. Peter’s Basilica are the highest point in Rome. So, I strongly recommend you to visit its viewing point.
I adore this street and its architecture.
Fresh July morning air filled us with energy! It was a long time since I walked so fast around Rome.
It turned out that Jordan knew some facts about the city. So, he made a mini-excursion for Holly along the Tiber.
When we reached Piazza Navona, heavy rain started! I always wanted to find an appreciative moment to shoot this fantastic balcony.
Rome in July is a very romantic city.
Happy Americans in Italy.
We started to worry, as there was no one in the city.
After a walk along the central street of Rome, Via del Corso, we came to Piazza del Popolo and Pincian Hill. The best views over Rome open exactly from this Hill. In the photo below, you can see a viewing point at 9 a.m. There are no people at all.
That is the reward for our positive thinking, early rising and fearlessness against the weather.
Holly and Jordan plunged into this magic morning atmosphere of the city and their love.
Considering such a fantastic walk, I presented the guys with this beautiful bouquet.
Come to Italy, and you will get something incredible! For example, a photo shooting with a professional Italian photographer in Rome in July will be an excellent variant for family vacations, engagements, or honeymoons. Request the contact form.