It's not very often you get to meet soul mates. When you do, you can tell without hesitation.
On a beautiful sunny afternoon I was very pleased to make the acquaintance of Tina and Michael, whom I met in Piazza di Spagna. They'd asked me to shoot with them for an hour or so on the Spanish Steps and the Pincio Gardens. There were celebrating their engagement, and they picked Rome for their Engagement Photos. The Eternal City seems to attract many couples who wish to celebrate their engagements or would like to stage their surprise proposals here. After a few nice shots taken in Piazza di Spagna we moved to the famous Spanish Steps. From the very first moments I could tell they were a close-knit couple. They were funny, witty, and kind. And perfect for each other. Also, they way they felt comfortable in front of the camera, they joked with each other, the plethora of private jokes they shared. It was all so evident.
The Pincio Gardens are not far from the Spanish Steps. Once arrived at the Pincio Gardens, I mounted my pararazzi lens, so I gave them space, and shot some really nice an intimate images, as it seemed appropriate since they were celebrating their engagement. As we moved from spot to spot, I made sure they always had enough space to enjoy each other's company. Not only I was able to capture some romantic shots, but also gave those shots the context they needed so anyone could place them, at first glance, in Eternal City. After that, we went back to Piazza di Spagna where I bid goodbye to a beautiful couple with the most sincere smiles, after a fun and romantic engagement shoot in Rome. They both were witty, cheerful, and fun. And I like to think that this shows in the resulting photos. I had lots of fun myself.