Katia decided to visit Saint Petersburg with her partner for a romantic holiday. As one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, she chose extremely well. And she decided she wanted to remember their journey for years to come. What’s the best way to do so? An event photographer, of course!
Russia’s Cultural Capital
Saint Petersburg is one of the most colorful and frequently visited cities in all Russia. As a transportation hub for the region it is easily reached by rail, bus, or air. As a port on the Baltic Sea, it’s even reachable by boat. As the second largest city in Russia it’s a cultural hub as well.
Historically, it was founded by the Russian Tsar Peter the Great in 1703. During the Soviet decades the city’s name changed first to Petrograd (Peter’s City) and then Leningrad (Lenin’s City) before reverting back to Saint Petersburg in 1991.
Saint Petersburg continued to play a prominent role in Russian history into the modern era. It is also full of UNESCO World Heritage sites, with 36 major buildings and nearly 4000 exhibits of architecture and history. The State Hermitage Museum is the second largest museum in the world and is dedicated to art and culture. While it’s visited by millions each year it gained its name due to originally only being open to a very select few.
Saint Petersburg has dozens of theaters as well, featuring world-famous ballet, choir, and opera performances. The cityscape has been featured in hundreds of movies, including Anna Karenina, Goldeneye, and Midnight in Saint Petersburg. In short, it’s a cultural nexus point that’s been drawing people to the area for centuries.
Sergey Takes the Lead
Hiring a local photographer is one of the best choices Katia made on her trip. A romantic getaway is extra-special and no ordinary vacation. Sergey, our couple photographer, being around to document and offer suggestions on where to go really cemented that special-ness and ensured they’d be able to look back fondly for decades more.
Sometimes we don’t know the best poses to use. But a professional photographer can give us direction before and during the shoot to convey exactly the mood we wish. Holding hands, smiling, hugging, and focusing the camera on select portions of the scenery of faces of the couple…Sergey is clearly in his element here.
The images Sergey captured portray Saint Petersburg’s cosmopolitan vibe very nicely. The people we see in the background actually enhance the images by reminding us that this city is a hub of activity. And in other images they have the entire park or street to themselves, creating a sense of intimacy and privacy in the second largest Russian city.
Sergey’s use of focus creates wonderful intimacy when the couple’s upper bodies and faces are featured. The backgrounds get nice and soft and we see the smiles and laughter of the lovely couple. And in other images where we see the two lovers in their entirety, the background shows us a clear, crisp view of downtown Saint Petersburg.
So the next time you decide you want to take a trip to Europe, put some thought into Saint Petersburg – and Sergey! Neither will disappoint you and both will give you incredible memories to look back on. So if you are looking for a professional photographer in a given city in the world, we will always provide.
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