Whether you're in Rome on holiday or your honeymoon, you have the amazing opportunity to renew your vows and receive the blessing by none other than the Pope himself. On Wednesdays only, you can have your marriage blessed during a Papal Audience as Sposi Novelli. Who are "Sposi Novelli" ? It literally translates into "Newly Weds" and technically is any couple who have married within the last 2 months of the Papal audience. You must produce a valid marriage certificate and are expected to attend in your "wedding attire".
As newlyweds in Rome, you can crown this wonderful experience of a lifetime by having a Sposi Novelli Photo Shoot after the Papal blessing. If you have ever desired to elope somewhere iconic, here's your chance to book us as your Sposi Novelli Photographer and have professional images of you as bride and groom in the Eternal City. For your Sposi Novelli Session, we'll help you find the perfect itinerary or locations. It's the perfect keepsake of your honeymoon you can share with friends and family for years to come.
We also provide optional on-location Bridal Hair & Make-up services from professional artists.
Floral compositions are also optional services our clients always appreciate. Read further on.
Our Sposi Novelli Photography Style, or in general our creative style, is indeed rooted in the moment, where lies the essence of our emotions. Our vision is inspired by a fresh and beautiful blend of classic and elegant styles, with the sole aim to produce natural-looking and intimate imagery.
And a special event, such as the Sposi Novelli blessing, deserves images that are inspired by the iconic surroundings and the uniqueness of the moment. As passionate story-tellers, our mission is to visually tell stories of love and romance where every little detail matters.
The newlywed couple must have married within the last 2 months of the Papal audience they wish to attend.
It is required that newlyweds attending the Papal audience wear their Wedding Attire.
The couple must also be able produce a copy of the Sacramental Marriage Certificate, signed by their priest.
The newlyweds (Sposi Novelli) will be blessed by the Holy Father at the end of the Papal audience.
Be advised that tickets to ALL Papal audiences are issued free of charge.
Contact Us to request availability and pricing for your Sposi Novelli Shoot in Rome.
Contact us at your earliest convenience to enquire about pricing and availability. As we operate on first-booked-first-served basis, come the high season, things can be pretty hectic. Proceed with your enquiry via our Contacts page, and We'll be happy to provide all the information you require for your Sposi Novelli Photo Session in Rome.
Your choice of locations will set the mood and style of your Sposi Novelli photo shoot. If you are looking for inspiration, our Gallery page is the right place to start. However, you can rely on your Sposi Novelli Photographer to provide you with plenty of ideas and advice on the selection of the perfect locations for your shoot.
Some locations have better lighting than others depending on the time of the day. Enquire with us and let us know which locations are you interested in and we'll provide all necessary advice for you to make the best possible decision and return home with amazing pictures from your Sposi Novelli session in Rome.
A picture is indeed worth a thousand words, so you may want to consider sharing your vision with us via Pinterest. Alternatively you can simply email us the images that resonate with you the most.
In a way you're getting married twice, it's all about the details, and that's what the extras are for. Whether it's a bouquet, or a Make-Up Artist, or a musician you require for your Sposi Novelli photos, do not hesitate to request our support. See about the available Extras for further info.
All photos are professionally edited and corrected for colour, luminosity, contrast, highlights and shadows, colour temperature and framing where necessary. Photo-editing software will not be employed to alter physical appearances or traits of the clients. You may expect an average of up to 15 / 20 images per hour. However the total number of images may vary depending on several factors. Please note that this is just an average and not a limit. All images will be delivered digitally via WeTranfer, a great free service, which makes it extremely convenient to transfer large files. Low resolution images, perfect for sharing on social networks and high resolution images, optimized for printing, will be delivered after 3 / 4 weeks and 5 / 6 weeks, respectively, from the day of the shoot. Photo prints are considered extras.
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Upon request, we have a number of talented artists and stylists who are very experienced with our style of shooting and will make sure your Hairstyle and Makeup complements your wedding dress and skin tones, to achieve the most natural and photogenic look.
Rome is vast and not all locations are within walking distance of one another. Private transportation is indeed the most efficient way to get about the city. Please enquire about the optional transportation service during booking.
If you wish to set a special mood, our one-of-a-kind floral compositions, bouquets, and musicians all add a touch of romance, elegance and beauty to your wedding. Champagne and gourmet picnics are also available. Enquire for further details.
Should you wish to receive both low and high resolution images within 96 hours of the shoot, do request the optional express image delivery service at the time of booking. The service is available at extra fee.
We offer our Sposi Novelli the possibility of having their beautiful images printed by premium-quality professional printing labs and have them delivered anywhere in the world.
With this review there’s a backstory or else you’d think we went over the top with their wedding outfits or that we got married in Rome. This is not the case. We were approved to meet the Pope for Sposi Novelli, wherein newlyweds can apply to arrange a meeting with the Pope. Stipulation for the meet was to be dressed in our wedding attire Being accepted to meet new him we packed our bags and flew off for our honeymoon in Rome. Since it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the Pope and we’re dressed in our Sunday best, ... we decided to call up a local photographer in Rome to help capture some memorable moments in Rome to add to our memories. This is where Luca comes into our story. Upon meeting him he was very cordial and friendly. He introduced himself and actually took the time to get to know us a little before we started taking photos. Luca wanted to capture our personal charms and how we interact as a couple. He was able to capture the playful side of me and of course how elegant and beautiful my wife looks in her dress! With this review I’m sure pictures will serve more justice to what Luca was able to capture for us! If you’re short for time, he can also arrange for a team to do your hair and makeup prior to the shoot. Communication between us and his team was excellent (we used WhatsApp). We can’t thank him enough for an enjoyable time shooting with him and allowing us to have fun at the same time! He definitely has an eye for pictures and with his warm yet professional personality, you’ll want to have him tag along for the rest of your travels in Rome! Thanks again Luca! We love the moments you captured for us in Rome!
(Translated from Spanish) I wanted to give my husband a post-wedding session and a few days before I contacted Luca. At all times he was in constant contact with me and everything was easy. Once there, she even arrived earlier than agreed. What I liked the most about her way of working was that before starting she gives you some tips in terms of ways of posing that make the photos more favored. I recommend it to anyone who goes to Rome and wants to have a professional memory. Very good value for money.