On our first morning in Rome we woke up extra early to get to the Trevi Fountain before sunrise. I picked out a dress just for the occasion. I wanted to look perfect. I thought about what I would wish for and hoped to get a picture of the two of us that would last a lifetime. Our cab driver dropped us off as close as he could get to the fountain and gave us walking directions. When Chris told me it was right around the corner I took off in a sprint.
There were less than a dozen people there and most were couples like us. We even saw a few brides! Chris took some pictures for me with the big camera and even though I rented a lens especially for Italy, I picked one that couldn’t fit the whole fountain in the shot. Here are the photos he took for me and I couldn’t love them more.
It’s difficult to explain that the Trevi Fountain is smaller than it’s made to look in film and television but it’s still tall enough to create issues when shooting photographs. We switched back and forth from the camera to the iPhone. On our next visit to Rome I hope to have mastered more of my photography goals. Overall, though, I am happy with the photos we got. They bring back all the memories of rounding that corner at sunrise.
As more people arrived we headed up the stairs to get a different vantage point. Chris took the next picture as a policeman blew a whistle and yelled at me in Italian. I’m sure it was something along the lines of “get off the ledge”!
A girl offered to take a photo for us with my phone and basically did a mini photo shoot. She was down on the ground, making sure to get the fountain in the shot, letting us move around… it was incredible. Of course I offered to take pictures of her and her husband as well. I definitely felt motivated to get as many good shots for her after she was so kind. We didn’t get exactly the photo that I was daydreaming about but I have to say I’m so in love with how it turned out. We made our wishes and kissed as the sun came up over Rome.