When I booked my photo shoot in Greece, I was overwhelmed with self love and the power and magic of capturing the spirit of of a place through having a photoshoot.
So, when in Rome – I asked myself why not do the same thing?
My session with Samir was truly a delight. His direction allowed me to get used to the session itself, posing on such a hot day and exploring Rome through his visual eye.
We began the session at the Roman Forum and meandered through the streets of Rome. I’d purchased a specific dress, from Anthropologie, for the shoot.
However, what I did not expect was travel bloat. I hadn’t eaten that much, all day. But, I felt very large. Also, I should have also worn an additional corseting undergarment. And, brought a bag that I could switch out my shoes for. I was practical instead of fashionable for walking the Roman streets.
But, what will be, will be.
Sometimes, you just have to love yourself exactly the way a camera shows you, in the moment. Also, perfection is a lie.
We ended at the Coliseum – which was simply pure magic to see again. During a previous visit in high school, I’d visited the coliseum and toured inside. I was surrounded by ancient stonework and heard the stories of the history.
Now, I was marking my visit with a photography session.
After the session, I picked 10 images that I wanted touched up.
Within a few days, I had them back – with a few additional surprise edits.
I would highly recommend.
Cinematic Photoshoot in Rome from Airbnb Experiences