Venice is one of the most photogenic cities in the world. Every corner you turn offers views of hidden canals and colorful houses, making it the perfect backdrop for a photoshoot. If you’re planning a trip to Venice with your family or significant other, here’s how to pick the perfect Venice photographer and plan the perfect Venice photoshoot. Our family uses Flytographer to book photoshoots in Italy and we’ve always had great experiences.
For our most recent trip to Venice, we hired Marta from Flytographer to take mother/daughter photos of us for our special birthday trip. It was so much fun, and we got pictures we’ll trasure forever! If you want to book her, be sure to use our code WANDERLUST for a discount!
Don’t have time to read a bunch of reviews and blog posts?
Here are some of our top picks for visiting Venice:
Our Favorite Hotels in Venice:
- Hotel Cavaletto (budget)
- Hotel Concordia (mid-range)
- Baglioni Hotel Luna (luxury)
Our Favorite Tours in Venice
- Venice in a Day (great if you’re short on time)
- Hidden Gems in Venice (great if you want to get off the tourist track)
- Venice Food Tour with a Local (great for foodies, eat like a local)
- Book a Photoshoot (capture your memories, discount code: WANDERLUST)
Pro Tip: In an order to promote more sustainable travel, Venice is considering implementing a new booking system which may begin next year. Learn more about the Venice booking system here.
What to Look for When Choosing a Venice Photographer
If you’re thinking about hiring a photographer during your next trip to Venice, you might be wondering what to look for. Here are four things to keep in mind when choosing a Venice photographer.
When it comes to finding a great photographer in Venice, experience is key. Look for someone who has been shooting in Venice for a while and who knows the best places in Venice to take pictures. A good way to gauge a photographer’s level of experience is to look at their portfolio and see if their style aligns with what you’re looking for.
It’s also important to choose a photographer whose personality meshes well with your own. After all, you’ll be spending a fair amount of time with this person! Ideally, you should look for someone who is easygoing and good-natured, as this will make the experience that much more enjoyable.
Do you want posed or candid shots? Do you want traditional touristy photos or something more unique? Spend some time looking at each photographer’s profile to get a feel for their style. You should also make sure that their style matches your vision for the trip. For example, if you’re looking for relaxed and natural family photos, hiring a photographer who specializes in weddings or engagements might not be the best idea.
Of course, you’ll also want to consider the price when choosing a Venice photographer. Luckily, Flytographer has set prices that are very reasonable for the amount of time and images you receive. I’ve even hired Flytographer in my hometown because it’s cheaper than hiring a photographer directly. When you book Flytographer you can also get a discount with my code WANDERLUST.
Finally, one of the best ways to find a great Venice photographer is through recommendations from friends or family who have used one in the past. If someone you trust has had a good experience with a particular photographer, chances are you will too. You can also read the reviews on Flytographer to see what others have liked.
Venice Engagement Photographer
If you’re planning on getting engaged in Venice, you should absolutely hire Flytographer to capture your special moment. They do tons of engagements and they are so fantastic!
How to Plan the Perfect Venice Italy Photoshoot
Once you’ve chosen your photographer, it’s time to get planning your Venice photoshoot.
Pick a time of day that works best for you
Venice is a bustling city, so depending on when you want to take your photos, you’ll need to pick a time of day that works best for you. If you want to avoid the crowds, we recommend getting up early in the morning or waiting until later in the evening when everyone has cleared out. However, if you’re looking for that romantic Roman glow, sunset is definitely the way to go!
Decide what kind of photos you want
Do you want posed shots? Candid shots? A mix of both? It’s important to know what kind of photos you’re looking for before you start planning your photoshoot. Discuss your ideas with your photographer. They will probably have some great ideas too. Once you have an idea of the type of photos you want, it’ll be much easier to choose a location (or locations) that will suit your needs.
Scout out possible locations in advance
Venice is huge and there are so many beautiful places to take photos, so it’s important that you spend some time scouting out possible locations in advance. This way, come photoshoot day, you’ll already have a good idea of where you want to go and what kind of shots you can get there. Some popular locations include the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, and the Colosseum – but there are endless possibilities! Discuss your ideas with your photographer. They will probably have a preferred route or secret places you might not know about but voice your opinions as well.
What to Wear for Your Venice Photoshoot
But what should you wear? Keep reading for some tips on what to wear for your Venice photoshoot!
Comfortable walking shoes
You will be doing a lot of walking during your photoshoot, so it’s important to wear comfortable shoes! But that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style. There are plenty of cute and comfortable shoes out there that will work well for a photoshoot. Just make sure to break them in before your trip so you don’t get blisters!
Pick Out an Outfit that Makes You Feel Good
For most people, having their picture taken is a bit of an awkward experience. So it’s important to choose an outfit that makes you feel good about yourself. If you’re not comfortable in what you’re wearing, it will show in the photos. If you don’t ever wear dresses, don’t feel like you have to wear a dress for the occasion. Pick an outfit for you and your loved ones that looks like you. Choose something that makes you feel confident and stylish—you’ll feel great and that will show through in the pictures!
Bring Layers and Accessories
Venice can be quite warm during the day, but it can get chilly at night, so it’s important to pack some layers. A light jacket or cardigan is always a good option, as well as a scarf or pashmina if you’re prone to cold hands and feet like I am! Wearing layers also gives you some options for posing – you can take off a jacket or scarf if you’re getting too warm, or put them back on if you need a little something extra for your photos. Hats can also be a cute accessory in photos.
Best Places to Take Pictures in Venice
Great picture spots in Venice are endless so you won’t have a hard time finding something great. You can talk to your Flytographer, they will know the best photo spots in Venice Italy. Locals will probably have a better idea. Here are some of our favorites though:
Find any bridge in Venice and you’re guaranteed to have a gorgeous shot! There are plenty to be found and you don’t have to walk far. We have so many bridge photos!
Riding a Gondola in Venice is one of the most iconic things you can do, so you might as well get some great pictures while you ride! Your Flytographer can help you find one. This won’t work well if you have a large group to photograph, but is great for couples or small families.
St. Mark’s Square (Piazza San Marco)
Piazza San Marco, or St Mark’s Square is a great place for pictures, especially early in the mornings, before the crows arrive. If you’re lucky enough to be there just after it rains, you’ll have some amazing reflections in the puddles. There are a million pigeons in the square which can make for some unique photo ops, especially with kids!
Rialto Bridge is another iconic Venice photo location. You can walk down to this little spot in front of the bridge to get a great picture.
Campanile di San Marco
This is an iconic building in Venice in St Marks Square that makes for a great photo backdrop in Venice.
Bridge of Sighs
This is a classic shot of Venice, but another one that requires you to get there early in the morning before the crowds.
Acqua Alta Book Steps
This is such a fun photo spot in Venice. You can visit the bookstore and climb up the book stairs for some great photos.
The End of a Jetty near St. Marks
Scheduling a photoshoot in Venice can feel daunting, but I hope all this information has put your mind at ease and that you’ll be able to plan the perfect Venice photoshoot. Flytographer makes it so easy to book a great photographer at such a good price. You’ll get your photos back in just a few days and have memories that you’ll treasure for a lifetime. If you book, be sure to use my code WANDERLUST for a discount. Check Rates
Need More Info on Venice?
- The Best Things to do in Venice
- Where to Stay in Venice
- Venice Food Guide
- Venice Packing List
- How to Get Around Venice – Transportation Guide
- Venice with Kids
- One Day in Venice Itinerary
- How Much Does a Gondola Ride Cost
- How to Book a Photoshoot in Venice
- New Venice Tourist Booking System
- Paddleboarding in Venice
- Day Trips from Venice
- Venice Home Page
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