If you saw my post yesterday, you know that I have a new found love for Venice, Italy…It is no doubt one of the most incredible places I have ever had a shoot! Everywhere you look is a photo op. There is no shortage of charming buildings, gorgeous teal water (I couldn’t stop taking pictures of it!), or cute old boats and I could have walked around for days just photographing the people and culture that this place holds…It was entirely different than all of the other places we visited on our trip to Europe and I’m SO happy that Amy and Jordan wanted to squeeze in a shoot to the end of their trip so that we could make this a part of our adventure! If you look past all of the tourism, there is a unique old world feeling to it mixed with the laid back vibe of a seaside town. If we had been able to spend longer here, I could’ve envisioned us renting a small little motor boat to spend an entire day on the green-blue water just relaxing and enjoying the breeze. Venice was HOT. Much hotter than we were anticipating…so it would have been so nice to be out on the water all day! We settled for a ride on the boat taxi to visit the other nearby islands of Murano and Burano and I’m so glad we did! Other favorite aspects of Venice included the FOOD! I love coffee, wine and pizza so this place was right up my alley in that regard.
We rode on a sleeper train to and from Venice and I’m so disappointed I forgot to take a picture of our cabin on board the train! I actually didn’t mind it, but since Ryan is 6’4” he wasn’t a fan of the tiny beds.
Mostly we loved getting to spend times with friends and eat lots of gelato! I’d probably go back to Italy just for the gelato….but I think it’s the pretty pastel colors that make this place such a dream! I don’t think there’s anywhere else like it! We didn’t really have any specific plans for Venice aside from shooting the Anniversary Celebration Session for Amy and Jordan, so it was a lot of fun just to explore and soak up the unique atmosphere!
I hope you enjoy my favorite photos from this part of our trip!