A super romantic proposal photographed by a small lake found in Villa Borghese. The original plan was to propose on a row boat in the middle of the lake with Temple Aesculapius in the background. But when we met at sunset at the boat rental booth the place was in process of closing!
We had to quickly find a new location. So after exchanging a few words pretending I was a local bystanders we relocated to the other side of the lake. I in one direction, they on the other. I chose a quick spot which had the right balance between sunlight and shade while trying to keep the temple in the background.
The marriage proposal turned out just great which much surprise, joy and happiness!
After making acquaintance we continued on by taking some engagement style photos in the park which, to a photographer’s eye, is so full of great places to shoot! First we ran into this interesting water fountain on the side of the street. Which also provided a great place to shoot some macro pictures of the engagement ring immersed in the water. Cold water to be precise!
Then found some nice grass fields along the way which we used to lay down and take some more relaxed and laid back imagery. Our next stop was the Temple of Diana where we set up for some more cool engagement pictures standing on the pedestal and on the stairs.
Our last destination was Parco del Pincio on the Pincian hill with a stunning view over the roman rooftops at sunset. At the end of the photo session I noticed the shadows created on the wall by the soft sun setting light. A great spot for one last engagement picture!
Time of the year: end of June 2015
Time of day: 19:00 sunset
Duration: 1 hr
Location: Villa Borghese lake
Wedding marriage proposal inside the roman Colosseum
Roof garden proposal overlooking the Pantheon
Proposal and engagement session at Giardino degli Aranci
Curated imagery by Andrea Matone photography studio