I met Gulyaim and Gani in April during their honeymoon in Rome. Together we spent a amazing day: walked through the Eternal City, saw the dawn, took a lot of beautiful wedding photos in the morning, had a real Italian breakfast and finished with a romantic shooting in Tiber. But let me tell the whole story step by step.
Capitoline Hill in Rome
Most of my readers know that traditionally we start wedding shootings in the morning, when all the tourists and locals still sleep. Morning is the best time in Rome not only for professional honeymoon or engagement shootings, but also for individual walks around the most popular locations of the city. I sincerely recommend you to watch movie «The Great Beauty» to get inspired with the idea of early morning strolls. But first, enjoy the great beauty created by me with help of mine new friends.
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The first place to take morning photos in Rome was the Capitoline Hill with its panoramic views. There one can find best spots to take pictures of the city, Roman Forum and other sights. The next step in the program was the Coliseum.
Castel St. Angelo
Sometimes our readers and clients put a very complicated questions: «How much time do you need to erase and hide from the photos all the people on the background?» Frankly speaking, I’ve never done it. I build my work on the contrary: find the time when there is no-one at the place you need. Castel St. Angelo and the bridge has this condition only two times a day: early in the morning and late at night.
I can’t stand going to Navona Square in the morning every time I’m with my couples. It is absolutely free of people and in a silent atmosphere we can enjoy and look at the works of Bernini — Italian genius, who covered the city with numerous sculptures.
This massive building shows us, little people, how small we are in the face of gods. The Pantheon in Rome is very impressive. Look at the size of the columns! Gani and Gulyaim got lost among them.
April is the month when famous Spanish Steps in Rome turn into a very bright place with help of thousands of flowers. Together with my dear friends we took the chance to capture this beauty.
Viewing points in Rome
Hardly any professional photoshooting in Rome with me, as an Italian photographer, is possible without a panoramic view over the city and Vatican.
The very last place stop for the morning honeymoon shooting in Rome was my beloved Villa Borghese. This park is big and transparent with lots of inspiring details. We came there when the sun was quite hot and huge trees gave us comfort in its shadows.
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After some hours of sleep we continued that long April day in Rome with Gulyaim and Gani in the other part of the city with a night honeymoon photo shooting in Trastevere.