We couldn’t be more happy that we chose to hire a photographer in Venice. It’s so hard to get good photos of yourselves as a couple, especially in crowded places that are popular among tourists. Who wants to be focussing on taking pictures anyway when you should be enjoying these beautiful experiences such as a romantic ride on a gondola that tend to be only once-in-a-lifetime?
I’m fortunate to have come across Angelo from Michaelangelo Venezia photography service when I was doing my research to find a photographer in Venice. Getting our photos taken by a professional Venice photographer while enjoying the ultimate gondola ride was easily one of our top 3 experiences for romantic things to do in Venice.
Angelo always seemed to go the extra mile with his service. He organised a gondola ride package for us with an excellent singer and accordion player. If it was left to me to arrange a singer, we might have ended up stuck with the worst singer and musician during the best (gondola) ride of our lives! I’m still amazed at how Angelo managed to keep up with our gondola that was floating down the canals to get the photos he took from bridges, laneways and more that I still cherish.
Another time I recall Angelo going out of his way was when a seller of roses passed us by during our Venice photo shoot, he immediately thought to get it as a photo prop and being a romantic photoshoot it was the cherry on top!
Kobus and I are no models haha, we’re clueless when it comes to how to pose for photos and tend to freeze up when we have to or smile awkwardly. Angelo always made us feel comfortable by giving us some direction for posing, and he was very patient – we didn’t feel rushed to get it right.
Angelo also surprised us with postcard prints of some of the best photos from the shoot which we used to send messages to the guests who couldn’t make it to our wedding in Santorini.
I can’t recommend the team behind Michaelangelo Venezia photography enough if you are thinking to hire a photographer in Venice to capture memories of your romantic escape. We love our photos, and it was well worth the spend!