Since among my clients for photographic sessions in Venice often there is one person more motivated than the other I got the idea of offering individual portrait services that can be well integrated into a family vacation photography session.
This allows couples and families to get the best of both worlds: individualized portraits and couple or family vacation images. If you are a solo traveller planning will be even easier as undivided attention will be devoted to you
This is why I would like to present you with some suggestions for beauty portraits that can be made during a short vacation in Venice or Florence or Milan, as well as some answers to the questions I am frequently asked.
It may be a good idea to hire a make up artist or an hairstylist: it is possible to involve the professional services of make up artist in Venice . Having a special feeling and adding a lot to the look of the images we are telling your story with would certainly help, but it is not an essential element, although it will add an amazing feeling that you would not be able to ignore. In any case, your usual look is definitely appropriate.
This is a classic and my favourite: We will begin with good light, enjoy the magic atmosphere of a venetian sunset and then end with night portraits, creating a variety of images within a short amount of time, so you will have a lot of variety to choose from.
Especially if you plan to use your hotel spaces as a location. It is fine to do so during the fall, winter, and spring. However, during the summertime, I tend to stay away from the heat because, well, let's just say that the effects of high temperatures on most people make taking pictures less advisable, so I tend to avoid the hottest hours in summertime. As this is a matter of season and actual weather, we will definitely discuss it once we speak.
If you are an early riser, this can be an excellent option as there are typically fewer people and in the fall and winter mist makes for incredible results. I believe it might be more suitable for early risers, since I would value a rested and happy face in the afternoon more than a sleepy one with better light. It's true that Venice is at its best when the time is not a problem, but if the time is not a problem, then this can be a good idea.
There is also a milder option, which would be a morning session. You can still get some sleep and don't have to wake up very early, this would be suitable from fall to spring, in summer it may be too hot.
Besides people on vacation there are some categories of portraits that make sense here:
Every other year the biennale danza attracts dancers from all over the world: what a better and more iconic place for portfolio images.
As for the dancers the performances in the Fenice opera house are a frequent reason for international performers to visit Venice and the location is just to good not to arrange professional portraits.
The reason that most people come to Venice in September is because of the Venice Film Festival. Not only do stars visit here for a photo-shoot, but there are also a lot of tourists here to enjoy the movies (and parties). Invest in a luxury portrait or a fashion inspired photo shoot and indulge yourself in your own world of luxury.
It is very important to take a closer look at the images and then to contact the potential photographer in order to understand availability and pricing, and more importantly to feel if there is compatibility with the photographer in terms of communication and personality. In order to ensure that the experience and the images are both excellent, this will be as important as the creative side for ensuring that the experience and the images are both excellent.
I think that it would be best to start with whatsapp or an email Once we have established the first contact, we can schedule a zoom call to better talk about the ideas in more detail.