As a romantic-style photographer, I want to capture real, emotive love. My style is modern and organic; I want to give clients butterflies, I want to see tears... of joy of course! I want to show happiness, love, and romance. I love presenting clients with emotion-filled images.
Backlight is ideal for romantic photoshoots, and I seek to find the sweetest light of the day: sunset or sunrise. However, I have found that the backlight effect at sunset is quite different from sunrise. In contrast to the warmth of the sunset, photographing at sunrise gives me the lovely cool-toned images that I love.
During the summer, sunrise is at 5:20 am in Italy where I live. If my clients want to go to the beach for a session, we must go in the morning to capture that perfect lighting - the sun is rising and changes the entire experience. It’s crazy romantic! And it’s perfect for my kind of photography.
I’ve realized that it’s okay to not follow fads and trends, especially when it comes to defining your imagery. Every type of light is beautiful, and when used correctly can enhance the feeling you want to convey.
Now when I book clients, I always tell them, upfront and without any fear, that if they want to work together, they must agree to an early morning session. This means waking up early. I know this can be hard for some, but I always guarantee that they’ll love the photos and the experience of watching the sunrise. It’s something emotional and can only improve the session.
Shooting at sunrise simplifies my process. It’s quiet and easy to find an uncrowded location for the best photos. When I started to shoot at sunrise my business was greatly improved. Because it's more me!!
Serena Genovese is a romantic photographer based in Venice, Italy, and she wants to capture real love! Her passion is showing the emotions of my clients and their important life moments through her photography.