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For couple & engagement shoots in Venice, Italy
March 14 – April 6, 2023
venice photographer for couples
I believe that memories are the best souvenir you can get. And some trips are so special, they deserve more than the selfies you can take with your phone. So why not hire a professional photographer that can capture you and your loved one while enjoying your dream holiday? As a wedding and couples photographer, I like nothing more than than telling love stories. Your story, in Venice!Hook me up!
The many bridges in Venice are perfect for shots that make both you and the city itself shine!
My favorite photo locations in Venice
There are so many locations in Venice that are perfect for couple shoots / engagement shoots, it’s almost impossible to choose. Every district, or sestiere, has it’s own characteristics that make for a unique experience. Maybe you prefer the famous sites likes Saint Mark’s Square with it’s Campanile and view of the gondolas? Or you just love the colorful houses at the island of Burano. If you like a quiet moment for yourselves, you’d probably love the less touristy streets of Cannaregio and Dorsoduro. Below you’ll find a few of my favorite photo spots, that are ideal for a fun and romantic shoot. The map includes a couple more.
- Riva degli Schiavoni
This is one of the best locations if you are looking for a typical Venice backdrop. Think lots and lots of gondolas, and a spectaculair view. It can be very crowded, but off season it’s not too bad. Best time for a shoot here is at sunrise.
- Piazza San Marco/Saint Mark’s Square
The most famous location in Venice. The San Marco you see today, is actually the third church that was build here. Work began in the eleventh century. The basilica is a perfect backdrop for some timeless Venice pictures.
- Campo de l’Abazia in Cannaregio
Quiet and pittoresque square in a quiet sestiere. We can use the campo as a starting point to explore some of Cannaregio. There won’t be as many tourist here as in other parts of the city (but more cats!). Perfect for sunset pictures.
- Fondamenta Zattere
The Fondamenta Zattere is the quay on the southside of the main island, in the sestiere Dorsoduro. The views from here are very beautiful. And there are lots of student pubs in the surroudings, if you are craving a Spritz Select.
- Scuola Grande di San Rocco
The Scuola Grande di San Rocco is famous for it’s many large paintings by Tintoretto. It’s a good starting point for a stroll in the San Polo district. The Rialto Bridge would make a very Venice backdrop for your shoot, though you’d have to share it with a zillion other tourists.
Click the icon on the top left of the map to view all my favorite photo spots in Venice.
VENICE TRAVEL TIPS
- Spend at least three days in Venice, preferably longer. There is so much to see and do in the city that one or two days will leave you very unsatisfied.
- Don’t use a map or follow signs that point you to San Marco/Rialto, just wander around and get lost. Trust me, you’ll see more of Venice and less tourists.
- Book an appartement instead of a hotel. Prices are not as high as you might expect, and being able to prepare your own meals (with Venetian products, of course) can save you a lot of money.
- Don’t just wander into any restaurant, do your research online. My favorites: La Zucca in Santa Croce and All’Amarone in San Polo.
- Use the vaparetto as little as possible. It’s much nicer to just walk from A to B. Unless you’re visiting another island of course.
BONUS TIP: Book a food tour at Your Local in Venice. Giada & Loris are the best!
ANOTHER BONUS TIP: Book a Venice photographer to capture you and your loved one in this magical city. 😉Let's meet
The gondolas at the Riva degli Schiavoni form a perfectly Venetian backdrop for your engagement or wedding photos.
Frequently asked questions
Usually about one and half hour, sometimes a bit more if that’s what it takes to deliver you guys a great set of beautiful photos.
No! There is absolutely no need for posing. I’ll give you simple and fun prompts that will make you forget that there is a guy with camera clicking away. That way, we keep it real and spontaneous.
I’ll deliver at least 25 high resolution digital photos you can download, share and print.
I’ll send you a link to an online gallery with your photos within six weeks after the shoot.
Right after sunrise or just before sunset are ideal. But if that’s not possible, no worries. I’ll make it work any time of day.
A couple shoot on the main island is €275/$275. If you prefer one of the other islands, there is a small extra fee to cover travel expenses & time.
After filling out the form below, I’ll get in touch with you as soon as possible. Payment options include bank transfer and PayPal. All bookings require payment in advance.
Let’s try to reschedule. If that’s not possible, I’ll give you a full refund for cancellations up to four hours prior to the shoot. After that, there is 50% refund.
The Canal Grande at sunrise. What’s not to love?
About your Venice photographer
Hi, my name is Jeroen Savelkouls and I’m a Dutch wedding & couples photographer. You’re not Italian, you say? Me dispiace, I’m not. But I do love Venice! And I know it well for all the vacations and work trips I have spend there. My job as a photographer is to document your love in the most honest and creative way I can. I like vibrant and colorful images that show real emotions. If that speaks to you, fill out the form and next thing you know we’ll be creating some real magic in the most wonderful on the planet.
– Jeroen Savelkouls, storyteller & photographer
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My work as a wedding photographer
Check out the video below for some of my favorite images from last wedding season. So many happy couples, so many great memories! Can you spot the ones that are made in Italy?Let's have a spritz
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Within two days after your booking, I will send you an e-mail with all the information and the payment options.