As a Venice wedding photographer, I like to capture the real Venice for you. I’m talking about those authentic areas, quiet canals and back streets that the tourists don’t discover. Sure the famous spots are definitely worth it too, but let’s talk about it and find a way to capture a little of everything for you!
A great wedding venue will not only host a dream wedding for you but it should also lend itself to great photos. Here are some recommendations:
Venice is certainly an original backdrop for your wedding. There is something so romantic yet slightly mystical and magical about the city on water. Venice fascinates and mesmerizes at the same time.
The history, monuments, art, architecture, music, lifestyle and essence of Venice are undeniable.
The city is very popular but it is easy to quickly remove yourself from the bustling famous sites, stepping into the wonderfully quiet original areas of the real Venice, where the locals live and go about their lives.
You can have a civil wedding in Venice at the town hall or a church wedding in one of the many incredible churches.
My favourite churches are:
If you are having a symbolic blessing ceremony this can be done anywhere and there are many beautiful halls in the hotels and palaces. A few places also have some outdoor spaces and gardens but being Venice they are quite limited.
If you are considering eloping to Italy then you can easily have your intimate wedding on a terrace overlooking the grand canal or similar.
As a wedding photographer, Venice is an opportunity to work in an incredible location. If you have never been to Venice I would suggest it as a once in a lifetime thing to do.
For me, Venice wedding photography is about the charm, character and essence of Venice. I think that to capture these elements the best way is to wander on foot and get away from the tourist spots. Hence, I like to find the pulse of Venice in its narrow backstreets and canals. I have spent time wandering and learning the different areas of the city and the lovely surprises around many a corner.
I also suggest trying to get on the water in some way, whether it be a gondola, or a water taxi as this opens up a whole new perspective of the city.
Below are examples of my work as a wedding photographer in Venice Italy.