Destination wedding photographers in Tuscany, The Italian Riviera and internationally
Our blog is all about getting married in Tuscany & The Italian Riviera – in other words, some of the most romantic locations in the world – and having that special day photographed by world-class professionals. We provide you with an in-depth look at the work we have done for the many happy couples that have chosen Facibeni Fotografia for their special day. Check out our photos and let them speak for ourselves!
If you like our style and you’d love to be one of the happy couples that enjoy our service, contact us!
By reading this blog you’ll discover the most amazing locations to tie the knot in and around Tuscany, Italy and internationally (yes, we love to travel). You’ll be able to browse our photographs from the most popular wedding destinations, as well as our secret locations, the most romantic seaside landscapes, and enchanting vineyards.
We describe shooting weddings under the Tuscan sun, reassuring you that everything is going to be just fine, and exactly how we get the perfect photographs worthy of your perfect day. Overcoming the challenges that we face is part of our job and it’s so worth it when we see the beaming smiles on the faces of newlywed couples.
Whether you want your wedding to be traditional and classic or modern and innovative we will have what you are looking for. Your wedding should be one of the most memorable days of your lifetime, keep reading to find out how we can make your dream day a reality.
But our blog is not just about weddings: we also shot fantastic prenup and engagement sessions, as well as honeymoons and touching marriage proposals! We love our work and we are always excited to tell you all about our couples. They could be having their “the special day”, an anniversary session, or the groom-to-be may be surprising her in the breathtaking scenery overlooking the sea.
We like to think: “That’s Amore!”
Find out more about us here, or feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.
I hate weddings on the beach, especially when they are 40 degrees and I melt at the thought of going outside my studio. Julia and Paul fully understand me because, living in Dubai, they know how it feels to work in extreme conditions. And it was thanks to their marriage on a hill in Florence that I was saved from the hell of Versilia during a hot day in late August.
Julia and Paul, although they are 100% English, have lived in the UAE for several years now. Their wedding was the occasion to once again meet family and friends who live far away. What better place than Florence to do this? Julia and Paul, in fact, love Italy and its beautiful life. Wouldn’t you like to enjoy a delicious meal under the starry sky with the sound of crickets accompanying the dinner? If you were forced to live mostly indoors, you’d probably experience Italian Dolce Vita on the most beautiful day of your life.… read more...
To better describe Carolina and Alessandro’s wedding it’s necessary to take a step back and tell the story of these two Tuscan guys. The two protagonists were born and raised in Tuscany, in the province of Pistoia. Here they attended the same high school, but their eyes have never met. The fate, mocking, expected that the time was ripe for them to meet. Indeed Carolina and Alessandro met in Milan, in a law firm, where they both now work. And so, between a folder and the other, in a short time they tied the knot, assisted by their beautiful baby girl, Carlotta, their families and friends.
PIETRASANTA WAS THE PERFECT SCENARIO FOR THIS WEDDING
The center of this Apuan town is home to one of the most beautiful churches in Tuscany. The Cathedral is clad externally in white Carrara marble; the interior is completely painted with frescoes, rich and gorgeous. The bride, who got prepared within the town, chose to arrive at the church on foot, walking on the cobbled stone streets among the curious glances of the families who crowded the square.… read more...
Every time I went to London during the last few years, I wondered how it would be to create an entire photo shoot in the city. London is a wonderful city, modern and lively. It maintained its style and its authenticity, although it has been often renovated in recent years. Many friends of mine live and work here; every time coming here is an opportunity to embrace them and greet them, as well as to do some shopping!
It’s the dream of every respecting photographer to be able to combine work and travelling.
Although I have often been busy with weddings in Tuscany, taking photographs away from home is an experience to be repeated several times. I do not mean traveler’s photos or reportage of the city: I’m talking about portraiture of weddings, then real work in an environment completely different from the usual.
A couple, the background of a new city and the photographer who takes care of relating the two elements; all around people who speak another language, with their habits and their customs.… read more...
Anyone who has been called by friends and relatives to take pictures on a particular occasion, knows how much responsibility and pressure we wedding photographers have to bear. I have known many people who would never would do my job. However, the satisfaction of always seeing joyful moments and beautiful locations repays me for all this stress.
Try to think for a moment what it means to take pictures at the wedding of another photographer! Yes, because Alonzo is a talented photographer from Las Vegas, who has married his sweetheart Ashley in the countryside of Tuscany on an Autumn day. The wedding was celebrated in a villa outside Florence, in front of a few friends and guests.
An intimate wedding, with symbolic rite in front of the panorama of the Chianti in the silence and the atmosphere of the most authentic Tuscany .
I was talking about Alonzo … actually he was not terrible at all!… read more...
We had left them here, after Gerard asked Klaudia to marry him in the beautiful setting of Monterosso, in the Cinque Terre.
After their engagement session between Manarola and Florence, we did not really think that the two future newlyweds would have asked us to be part of their big day … let alone in California!
Klaudia and Gerard chose Santa Barbara to celebrate the wedding with family and friends, a town in the middle of California, about two hours drive from Los Angeles, where the couple lives and works.
Every now and then a change of scenery is good. As soon as we arrived we were overwhelmed by a warm welcome, usually intended for distant friends that you don’t meet very often.
The wedding of Klaudia and Gerard has allowed us to take advantage of unusual scenarios and new locations, to know nice people and be part of what has been a very special day.… read more...
It’s been only 4 years since I first met Lara.
I met her in Florence, in a photography studio where I had been working for a few years. She, a university student of photography about to graduate; I, an advertising photographer with a real passion for weddings.
Since that February 2009 more than 1500 days have passed; we’ve spent together many beautiful days, worked a lot and travelled little, but always as if the wedding of those people who entrusted us was our own.
So, after a holiday to the Canary Island, we decided that it was the right time to be on the other side; putting the cameras aside, we wore our wedding dresses and, after a few months of tiring preparation, we got married at the end of may surrounded by friends and relatives.
The civil ceremony took place in the frame of the Abbey of San Galgano, near Siena.… read more...
The only type of communication we had before their wedding with Claire and Brady, a lovely Canadian couple, was via emails. That’s why we had no idea about their characters or whatever we usually find out during the engagement sessions before the marriage.
When we arrive to Villa di Montecastelli, an ancient renovated fortress overlooked Francigena street, the mystery was finally unrevealed.
The young couple welcomed us with warmth and kindness: after a few hours we felt like being at home and it didn’t look like we were working.
Claire and Brady celebrated their wedding in the beautiful garden of the Villa, where we realized the photo shoot below.
Villa Montecastelli offers a really spectacular setting to those who love Tuscany: besides the ancient walls you lose sight of the mold curves of Siena hills which inebriate all your senses.
Talking about senses, do we want to talk about taste? The owner of the Villa, Jens Schmidt, is also an exceptional chef.… read more...
We’ve already given you a foretaste of this amazing couple, Francesca and Filippo. We met hese two funny guys from Florence during their engagement session in the park.
The two fiancées have chosen to celebrate their wedding in winter, at the beginning of december, in the wonderful Castle of Vincigliata. Maybe someone, reading about it, will be surspised and think : Getting married in winter? Why?.
Well, we invite you to change your idea: take a look at the pictures and be impressed by the amazing atmosphere of this wedding.
The ceremony was held in the church of San Martino in Maiano, a few steps from Fiesole and Florence.
Francesca was excited, but beautiful in her long dress with a gracious old time veil. Not even the cold was able to stop her enthusiasm. Filippo was a real gentleman: smiling, attentive, smart. Needless to say.
We’ve taken pictures with them until late evening, encouraged by their will and energy.… read more...
Few women have Isabelle’s inner elegance and posture.
This bride, whom we had the pleasure to picture at her wedding, is surely one of the most delicate and sweet girl we met during our career as wedding photographers. On her side, Ronald, an excellent groom to be: charming, lively, attentive.
A very exceptional couple, like their wedding indeed: the two fiancées chose Villa Grey in Forte dei Marmi as location for their wedding party.
Obviously, Versilia is a really magic place for a visitor coming from beyond the Alps: golden beaches wide spread, the blue of the sky blending with the green of the surrounding hills… a real paradise of romanticism! Perfect for a wedding near the sea.
That’s why Isabelle and Ronald’s choice could not be better: with their inner taste and class, they have been able to organize a really chic event.
After the ceremony into the church, the party was given on Forte dei Marmi beach, at the feet of the majestic Villa Grey.… read more...
What kind of link is possible among a little town in Calabria, a canadian city and the beautiful Montepulciano in Tuscany?
Maybe more than one, but the one we’re going to reveal is surely the most romantic: Francesca and Parker’s wedding.
Francesca is a gorgeous girl with typical mediterranean beauty: tall, dark haired and an enchanting smile. Her family, in fact, has its origin in Calabria, even if she’s grown up in Canada, where her parents moved years ago. There Francesca met Parker, a young canadian guy who, for handsomeness and posture, looks like an actor of the twenties.
The ceremony was last October in the magnificent church of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Montepulciano.
Why did they choose Montepulciano for their wedding? The couple immediately explained to us their love for Italy in general (being a contributing factor Francesca’s family origins) and, mostly , for the green landscapes of Tuscany.… read more...
Among all the fascinating panoramas that Tuscany can offer, Crete Senesi are one of the most suggestive and romantic: a view that can definitely take your heart away.
Last summer I had the chance to stare at them for a long time, thanks to the breathtaking Podere Finerri, an ancient farmhouse of the XVII century laid on the hills around Siena, few kilometers away from Asciano.
I got this chance by the flawless Boutique Events – one of the best wedding planning agency in Tuscany- which contacted us for the wedding of a Canadian couple, Dominique and Dave. The two planned to celebrate their wedding there, crowning their love dream among the green hills of the Tuscan country.
Dominique is a cheerful and sweet girl: her eyes are always smiling, even when she’s not saying anything. It took only a minute to be in tune with her. And what about Dave?… read more...
Umbria, a Thursday in September.
I check out the reminder note I printed in the morning: ok, the address’s right. In front of me stands out the impressive Borgia Castle, a majestic building of medieval age. I’m here for a wedding that’s a bit different from the usual ones, first of all for the venue.
I am in Passignano sul Trasimeno. Bye bye Tuscany, today I stray.
The wedding will be celebrated tomorrow, but I preferred to move in advance, so I have the time to see the place and look for the best spots for photographs.
I don’t know much about Nick and Courtney, but the little I know excite me: I going to shoot the wedding of a young Canadian couple who work as….models. Oh yes!
Friday’s morning, the sun is a little shy, it’s hidden behind the clouds and mostly behind the towers of the castle, whose park is going to host the wedding ceremony.… read more...
Alexandra is one of those girls who, the moment you see them- bang!- they strike you right in the heart with their disarming beauty and unbelievable cheerfulness.
Florentines know it well, because, one May afternoon, they have stared at her while she was walking on the cobblestones of the city, close to her future husband. What to say about Jay, her groom to be? At the meeting, we had in front of us an handsome dark-haired, tall and polished guy who has not left indifferent the women walking in the centre of Florence. But let’s step back.
In Spring we received an email from two young New-Yorkers, Alexandra and Jay, who had decided to leave the big apple for their wedding to exchange their eternal promises here in Tuscany, on the mild hills of the Florentine hinterland.
As always, we have asked them to meet a couple of weeks before the wedding to realize an engagement photo session, so that we could know each other better and get some photo memories of their trip to Tuscany, different from those that would have been taken properly on the wedding day.… read more...
A big question that crosses the borders of the continent: the romantic story of Gerard and Klaudia
For us photographers, surprises and expressions of love are on the agenda.
After years of experience, we could almost say that nothing can amaze us. We have gained such a stock of anecdotes and tales that we could impress friends and relatives, always amazed by the imagination of some of our couples.
Recently, however, an unusual experience turned up, maybe the most romantic one that our cameras have ever framed. He, Gerard, is a young Californian guy who works for the American Disney Channel; she, Klaudia, is his beautiful girlfriend, peak speaker of a Californian fm called KOST. Gerard asked us to be present on a very special occasion: his wedding proposal to Klaudia, that would take place here in Italy in tha area of Cinque Terre. Being incurably romantic, we have accepted and looked forward to the established day.… read more...