Elen and Anton are a captivating couple from the far-off region of Krasnoyarsk in Siberia. From the moment of our initial email interaction, I sensed an extraordinary harmony between us. They were on a quest for a photographer who could artfully document their engagement at the historic Boboli Gardens in Florence, and I was honored to be the chosen one. Our rendezvous was set on a sun-drenched afternoon in mid-June in front of the magnificent Boboli Gardens. As per the age-old Russian tradition, Elen and Anton were dressed in the same clothes they planned to wear on their wedding day. Within just a few fleeting moments in their presence, I realized that they embodied an elegance, refinement, and delicacy that is so rare in today's world. They seemed like a couple that had stepped out from a different, more gracious era. I found myself utterly charmed by this couple, and our interaction flowed as naturally as a conversation between old friends. As the engagement in Boboli Gardens progressed, I began to understand the profound significance of this afternoon for them. For Elen and Anton, photography was more than just a mechanical recording of events; it was a "mirror of memory," a way to etch indelible marks on the sands of time. The location they had chosen, the Boboli Gardens, were not just gardens but one of the most significant Italian wonders and a fantastic open-air museum. This green oasis nestled in the heart of Florence is a mysterious labyrinth of hedges and cypress trees winding through undulating terrain. The gardens are sumptuously adorned with antique furnishings, priceless works of Italian paintings, and sculptures that add an aura of grandeur to the place. The themes of alchemy, the occult, and myths of classical antiquity are subtly mingled within the natural caverns decorated to enhance an atmosphere of enchantment and wonder. As the sun began to dip below the horizon, marking the end of a day that seemed suspended in time, we decided to take a serene walk along the tranquil Arno river. The experience was as unforgettable as the couple themselves. To Elen and Anton, I want to say a heartfelt thank you for sharing these precious moments with me, moments that I will cherish forever. Kind words from the couple: I was so glad that Guido was taking photos us. He’s really professional of the business and he have made us such wonderful photos for their engagement in Boboli Gardens! Guido is very kind and to take photos under the direct guidance was very easy. If you wanna have the professional photos and to feel a spontaneity during photography. I recommend to write to Guido! Thank you so much, Guido!   Your Narrative blog will appear here, click preview to see it live.For any issues click here