A day in early autumn of 2020, when the aftermath of summer is still there. A sudden drizzle gives way to a clear sky and a sun that warms us.
The Eternal City devoid of the usual crowd of tourists due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Two lovers, me and a few citizens wandering the streets of the city.
Alice and Fabrizio will get married in a few days but, knowing that we will not have much time for couple portraits after the ceremony, which will be held close to sunset, we organized a couple shooting in the center of Rome.
They chose the place: as Romans who have now settled in Germany, they wanted a memory that could tell together their love and that for their hometown. We have therefore organized a pleasant walk which begins at the Capitol and then unfolds like a ribbon between the narrowest streets of the center, the Tiber Island and Trastevere.
We have no limits of time or space: we have decided to be together for the right time, we will surely realize when the time to say goodbye has come.
As usual, before I start shooting I give them some suggestions in case they don't know what to do in front of the lens. But they are amazing from the very first photographs and it is truly a pleasure to watch their pure love shown without any kind of embarrassment towards me. Glances, smiles, hugs, kisses, caresses: everything seems to wrap around them, Rome itself seems to be there to embrace them, no longer caput mundi but just a witness and a frame of a feeling so strong that goes beyond time and space.
So, while walking and chatting, I learn that Alice is pregnant: this photo shoot takes on an even more tender shade. But I often begin to ask Alice if she is tired of walking in heels on the cobblestones of Rome! But I must admit that she really has a lot of stamina, since she walks for miles without saying a word.
Absorbed as we are from our activities, we don't even think about stopping for a coffee, while the afternoon slowly fades into sunset. The light softens, the shadows are less clear, but I'm not looking for the perfect light: I don't want to ruin such a magical moment, the important thing is the very moment, freezing the memory of that delicacy, that complicity, that happiness that we seek so much and that sometimes, in times of difficulty, we forget that we are so close to it.
The following is part of the story of that day in early autumn 2020. A couple photo shooting in Rome that becomes the story of a love.
When couples contact us asking for information about our services and our working method, usually they are in the need to have candid and natural photographs. In fact, today they talk a lot about candid wedding photography, reportage wedding photography, documentary wedding photography or again wedding photojournalism, but often in an improper way and only to ride the wave of the requests of the moment.
Indeed, it is not enough to profess to be a candid wedding photographer, but it is also necessary, in order:
So let's analyze in detail the 4 problems that you clients may have to face.
Giorgia and Fulvio are completely at ease in front of us: keep reading the article to understand how to get candid and natural photos!
2020 has been quite a troubled year when it comes to weddings (and not only them...), you all know that. However, between postponements, cancellations (especially by foreigners), insecurities, reorganizations, there were someone who did not want to give up their marriage. And, to be honest, none of them regretted this kind of choice, at least among "our" couples.
Among these brave couples, the first were Serena and Leonardo, a splendidly matched couple with very clear ideas. She is an archaeologist, he is an engineer, both with many passions in common. The date they chose to get married was May 30th but they then decided to move the wedding exactly three months after that date, August 30th.
In hindsight, they made the right decision, although at first it was a bit painful due to some inevitable sacrifices. On August 30th in Rome, an early morning rain helped refresh a late summer day, only to be forgotten in the afternoon, leaving us with a clear sky, a memorable sunset and an evening with a splendid moon. During this day, which is somewhat atypical for everyone, there was no lack of emotions: those so strong that it is impossible to hold them back and which flow in the form of tears and the sweet ones, whispered with looks, caresses and gentle hugs.
There are days in your life that are indelible. Those of the first times for example, such as the first day of school, the first evening out with friends, the first kiss. Then there are days that mark you forever, in a positive or negative way. We tell the happiest days of your life, we often tell the day of your wedding, that usually is defined as THE most important day of all and of course we are the first to believe it. However, maybe to be honest it is likely THE most important day is the birth of a child. In fact, it will probably be the day that will truly revolutionize your life. And what about those nine months preceding that moment? They will surely forever be an unforgettable period, strange in some ways. The waiting, the fears, the desires, the enthusiasm; every emotion will be amplified to its maximum and a woman's body will never be so feminine. It is certainly a moment that we believe it is right to tell about.
Finally since the end of August we have been back to taking pictures and shooting videos for what we like best: weddings!
There have been many difficulties our couples have encountered in carrying out the organization of their weddings but, with the spirit of those who want to reach their goal, they have succeeded in their endeavour. Both the ceremonies and parties were touching – so touching – and fun. In documenting them we have returned to breathe "our" air, almost as if we had returned to the mountains after a long period spent in the city.
Here we are grappling with what we love the most!
We will slowly show you these new works, but first we would like to tell you something that is very important to us.