Venice Honeymoon Photography | Italy Elopement Photographer

Venice is one of my favorite cities in Italy. It’s kind of funny because I typically prefer towns that aren’t very touristy with tons of people walking around, but there is just something about this beautiful city. It pulls you in and you can’t help but to love it! I was so excited when these two asked me to photograph their Venice Honeymoon. We spent our time wandering through all the alleys and streets of Venice searching for the untouched parts of Venice–if that’s possible! These two quickly became my friends and I am so honored I was able to capture such a fun time in their life for them. Keep scrolling to see this amazing Venice Honeymoon Photography!

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Venice Honeymoon Photography

How did you two meet?

We met in high school during our sophomore year of high school. We had a few classes together and became friends with a group who hung out and played board games together! We then dated for a little while in high school before reconnecting after college.

When you did you realize that you two were meant to be? What made you want to marry each other?

What made us realize we were meant to be was the fact that we reconnected across the country four years after high school. JP and I dated long distance and then he decided to move from Virginia to California. We knew God put in each others’ lives a second time for a reason! We knew we wanted to get married very early on because we knew each other since we were kids, had so much fun together, and loved to travel, share our faith, and our Italian heritage.

How did he propose? Were you surprised or did you expect it?

JP proposed in Carmel, CA on the beach at sunset. We had driven up the coast on a road trip together. It was so beautiful and intimate! I told J.P. that I wanted a family ring, because I love the history of love that it holds, but didn’t know if that would be possible. The diamond on my ring is his Italian grandmother’s, and the band is new, that J.P. designed to capture the fact that we’re starting a new love story, and to combine it with his grandmother’s diamond to hold the timeless story of love. I wanted the proposal to happen on the trip, but I didn’t want to get my hopes up! That night I had a feeling it would happen since he seemed nervous all evening though.

What made you decide to have a Venice Honeymoon?

We decided to honeymoon in Italy because it means so much to both of us since both of our families are
Italian. My grandfather was raised in Central Italy, and JP’s grandparents are from Sicily. JP grew up visiting Italy with his family in the summer, and I studied abroad in Rome to learn more about my heritage. We both share a love for Italy, the culture, and the language. We wanted to honeymoon in Italy because it is our favorite place to go together. We love practicing our language skills, the scenery, and of course the food! It was a no brainer.

What is one piece of advice that you could give brides-to-be?

A wedding is a day, marriage is forever. Our wedding day was beautiful and magical, but it was a lot of work planning it! It is important to remember through the stress of planning that you are preparing for a lifetime, not just a day.

Any fun story about you two or any additional information you would like to add?

We both play musical instruments! The first song we performed together was Jupiter by Holst, and the theme from Jupiter is what I walked down the aisle to, 10 years after performing it together in high school!

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If you have an adventurous spirit and desire to have a fun and romantic adventure elopement or adventure session in Italy then I would love to capture some some amazing memories for you! Eloping is all about having a stress-free, laid back and incredible experience. It is all about starting your lives together on a rad adventure and committing your lives together in a place you’ve always dreamed of or in an extremely meaningful place to the both of you. Adventure sessions are all about having a fun and laid back adventure to celebrate the two of you. If you are looking for a photographer in Italy then I would be so honored to document your adventure! You can contact me >HERE< and I cannot wait to talk to you about your elopement!

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If you’re searching for a Venice Photographer or an Italy Elopement Photographer I would be so thrilled to capture such amazing memories for you! My goal for every client is to be more than just a photographer for you. I will be by your side and help guide you through planning your dream elopement or adventure session! You can contact me >HERE< and I can’t wait to hear from you!

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  1. You totally found the hidden spots of Venice!! The images seem like it’s just the two of them there.

  2. Tammi says:

    Oh my freaking word!!!!!! These are dream images!!!!!!! So amazing!!!!

  3. Brady Bates says:

    Your warm creamy tones are so so beautiful! I love these images so much. Very well captured!

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"Planning for our day and the day itself would have been completely different without Courtney. We only knew that we wanted to share our vows in the Tuscan countryside and have beautiful photos, and Courtney planned the perfect agenda for that to happen. She coordinated our timing around sunset, and not only were the photos breathtaking, but the actual evening was too. I remember looking out over the vineyards as the sun set, the view becoming more and more stunning by the minute. There were no moments that felt forced or posed, every shot was comfortable and fun and full of love. Courtney is such a sweet, kind, fun person and we truly enjoyed spending the day with her. Courtney helped us to turn our dreams into reality, and we hardly had to do a thing. She allowed us to be in control of our day but gently took all of our wants and needs into consideration while making everything happen. Lastly, our pictures are just magical. Courtney is an incredibly talented photographer, and I feel so lucky that we were able to work with her. I would recommend her over and over again to anyone eloping."

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"Let. Me. Tell. You. It's not the technical aspects of photography that are the most difficult. It's the human aspect. Remembering that as a Photographer, you may be behind the lens but you are still a human, in front of other humans, in some of the most raw and intimate of moments. Courtney balances both of these necessities (but rarities) with poise, great direction, and an overall kind calmness that just makes you breathe a sigh of relief. If you've come across Courtney's page and see what you like already, BOOK HER NOW. Don't spend another second looking for another Photographer that doesn't bring anywhere near the amazing light and spirit that this girl brings right here. Thank you again Courtney for allowing my husband and I to marry each other all over again! The images are stunning and I can't wait to blow them up and hang them in our home."

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Shannon & Brandon

"Let. Me. Tell. You. It's not the technical aspects of photography that are the most difficult. It's the human aspect. Remembering that as a Photographer, you may be behind the lens but you are still a human, in front of other humans, in some of the most raw and intimate of moments. Courtney balances both of these necessities (but rarities) with poise, great direction, and an overall kind calmness that just makes you breathe a sigh of relief. If you've come across Courtney's page and see what you like already, BOOK HER NOW. Don't spend another second looking for another Photographer that doesn't bring anywhere near the amazing light and spirit that this girl brings right here. Thank you again Courtney for allowing my husband and I to marry each other all over again! The images are stunning and I can't wait to blow them up and hang them in our home."

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Shannon & Brandon

"Working with Courtney was an extremely easy experience, seamless, positive and obviously fun. My wife and I went on our honeymoon and wanted to surprise her with a surprise honeymoon adventure session. Courtney worked with me to make that dream gift for my wife a reality. Meeting and posing for a photographer for the first time can be intimidating, but with Courtney it was anything but that. Courtney is extremely positive and helpful and made us feel very comfortable in front of the camera. She played some of our favorite songs and before we knew we were just having fun and she was catching them every second. Perhaps the best part of our session was that Courtney knew all the characteristic and peaceful places of where we were, which made our photos even more extraordinary. She kept the focus was on my wife and me. When we shared our images with friends and relatives, everyone complimented on Courtney's aesthetics and the emotion she was able to capture. I can't thank Courtney enough for exceeding all our expectations with this photo shoot!!"

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Nina & Jason

"Working with Courtney was an extremely easy experience, seamless, positive and obviously fun. My wife and I went on our honeymoon and wanted to surprise her with a surprise honeymoon adventure session. Courtney worked with me to make that dream gift for my wife a reality. Meeting and posing for a photographer for the first time can be intimidating, but with Courtney it was anything but that. Courtney is extremely positive and helpful and made us feel very comfortable in front of the camera. She played some of our favorite songs and before we knew we were just having fun and she was catching them every second. Perhaps the best part of our session was that Courtney knew all the characteristic and peaceful places of where we were, which made our photos even more extraordinary. She kept the focus was on my wife and me. When we shared our images with friends and relatives, everyone complimented on Courtney's aesthetics and the emotion she was able to capture. I can't thank Courtney enough for exceeding all our expectations with this photo shoot!!"

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NINA & JASON

"Pick her -- she's the best! Courtney is amazing! Seriously! If you're thinking about eloping you should snatch her up to capture your day. She makes the entire experience fun and relaxed plus the pictures just blew us away. I will never forget our magical time in Venice and I'm obsessed with the gorgeous photos Courtney took of us. She's so so good!"

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Jami & Tim

"Pick her -- she's the best! Courtney is amazing! Seriously! If you're thinking about eloping you should snatch her up to capture your day. She makes the entire experience fun and relaxed plus the pictures just blew us away. I will never forget our magical time in Venice and I'm obsessed with the gorgeous photos Courtney took of us. She's so so good!"

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