Adriana was studying history in university classes, specializing in the time of the Roman Empire. She was fascinated with ancient civilizations, and dreamed of the day when she would be able to travel to Rome to witness for herself the impressive remnants of this once mighty empire. Adriana had a feeling Rome would have only be a dream for a while, since she was so busy with classes and didn’t have enough money to afford a big vacation.
So, it came as the best surprise ever when her grandparents bought her tickets to Rome as a Christmas present. Adriana was trilled, and also excited when she learned that in addition to the plane tickets, her grandparents had also decided to hire a photographer so she could have professional photographs from her trip.
“We knew how important going to Rome was for Adriana,” said her grandmother. “She’s so passionate about her studies, and we decided that this would be more meaningful than a store bought present.”
“We wanted a professional to take photographs mostly so that we could have pictures of our granddaughter on her trip,” Adriana’s grandfather added, laughing.
From the moment she arrived in Rome, the city proved to be more than Adriana ever imagined it could be. Her first stop was the Colosseum; the iconic landmark of Rome had been the image on posters covering Adriana’s walls as a child, and now she was there in person able to see it for herself.
She was also particularly excited to visit some of the museums and galleries around Rome for a more in depth look at the history and archaeological discoveries around the city. One of her favorite spots ended up being the Catacombs of San Callisto and San Sebastiano. The intricate network of underground burial sites was a bit eerie, but also a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see something so unique to the city of Rome.
Adriana wanted to do the photo shoot in one of the historic sites of Rome, to better capture what she loved so much about the city. The photographer in Rome recommended that they take the pictures in the Roman Forum, since there they would have a variety of historic artifacts and edifices to use for background scenery in the photos.
The ancient structures surrounded by modern city streets was a strange and interesting thing to experience. Adriana felt like she had taken a step back to the times of ancient Rome, which was exactly the effect she wanted to have in her photographs. The professional from Localgrapher worked with her to make sure her favorite structures were all included in the photo shoot.
“I’m really pleased with how things turned out with the vacation photographer,” Adriana said. “I was making sure to get lots of pictures of the places I visited, but none of them had me in them. I know it was important for my grandparents to be able to see what I was doing during my trip, and this was the perfect way to capture that.”
From walking around the Vatican City to trying local cuisine at some of the restaurants, Adriana had the time of her life while traveling to Rome. Thanks to the professional photographer, the meaningful parts of her trip were captured on camera for her to share with her grandparents who had made the experience possible in the first place.