There are a lot of information about the city and its incredible atmosphere, but to feel it one should go there. Believe me, it is too hard to describe Venice in words. Numerous channels, narrow middle-aged streets, thousands of tourists around and of course unique means of transport — gondolas, all these makes the place so attractive.
So, suppose you are in search of inspiration and motivation to start your trip to Venice. In that case, I suggest your careful reading of this article with photos from a pre-wedding photo shooting with my new Canadian friends. Together we did three Italian cities (Rome, Florence, and Venice) and Prague in the Czech Republic. So it was quite an impressive project.
Here is the list of shootings with Carson and Agnes in March-April 2015 in Italy and the Czech Republic:
- Morning photo shooting in Rome;
- Night photo shooting in Rome;
- Morning photo shooting in Florence;
- Morning photo shooting in Prague;
Hotel on the bank of the Grand Canal
While planning this project, we researched the most luxurious and attractive hotels for Agnes and Carson. They booked Luna Hotel Baglioni in Venice, a hotel with a perfect location and amazing suits. It is just around the corner from Piazza San Marco, which is considered the very heart of the city. These pros gave us a chance to start our pre-wedding shooting with the first sunbeams.
If you are looking for a place to stay at your romantic trip, find our recommendations about hotels:
- Best hotels to book for a pre-wedding or a honeymoon trip
Piazza San Marco
Suppose you are an experienced traveler and have already been to Piazza San Marco in Venice. In that case, you can understand and, I even think, get extremely surprised looking at the photos below. I will explain to those who only think of going to Italy and Venice. Every day thousands of tourists flood the Square San Marco, and it is simply impossible to take such a photo. The only time when it looks like this is early morning.
This is how true Venice looks like!
Make a note: the best time to start a photo shooting in April is 7 a.m. In summer we usually start at 6 a.m. So before the typical tourists wake up and leave the hotels, we have 2-3 hours.
When we were discussing the issues during preparations for the project, Agnes and Carson asked me about the crowds in the most popular attractions. Their biggest concern about the shooting was that they wanted to have the cities looking romantic but not overcrowded. So the option of early birds sounded like a plan for them. And as a result, we had no one to disturb us while taking photos in Venice.
It would have been the biggest failure to be in Venice with an Italian photographer on a pre-wedding trip and not to take the opportunity to take a gondola ride. This is just the same as going to Paris without seeing Eiffel Tower.
The price for gondola rides in Venice is 160 Euros for an hour and 80 Euros for 30 minutes.
I will confess that every time when I receive a booking to a wedding photographer in Venice, I experience emotional explosion. End it happens despite my huge travel experience around not only Italy, but other countries of the World.
My dear Carson and Agnes, thank you for the time spent together. It was an incredible experience of planning a four-city photo shooting, communicating with you, and of course, the immense pleasure of seeing and capturing your sincere love. I hope you liked the photo shooting in Venice, our sleepless mornings, and a tasty evening.
I am looking forward to seeing you soon.
Artur and Vladimir