Among the most impressive architectonic wonders Tuscan offers , San Galgano is surely at the first place in the Siena panorama and whereabouts. The abbey, of which today remains only the wall structure, is one of the jewels most visited and admired by foreigners tourists. A majestic building that owes its fame to a particular characteristic : the loss of the ceiling.
Imagine to celebrate your wedding in the beautiful abbey in San Galgano: the gothic architecture around you and the blue of the Tuscan sky above you. A moment that will surely be unforgettable for the wedding couple and their guests.And for your wedding photographer, obviously: there’s never been such a suggestive scenery for a photographic service! Be guided by an expert photographer for your San Galgano Wedding.Read more!
A few steps from Siena, in the small town of Chiusdino, the abbey is plunged into the peace of the “maremma” and surrounded by breathtaking landscapes. The majesty of San Galgano is unique in its genre: every stone seeps history, every arch tells the wonders of the good old times : getting married under the rose window of this building is a unique experience.
The town Hall of Siena has allowed the celebration of the civil rite inside the abbey and there are always more Italian and foreign couples who choose this monumental complex of the XIII century for their wedding.
But…what if it rains? No problem: the close and suggestive parsonage is available and full of atmosphere.
Among the many beautiful locations for civil ceremonies in Tuscany, the Abbey of San Galgano holds a special place in my heart. It is located in Chiusdino, a few kilometres from Siena, in a charming and deserted area. It is a former Cistercian abbey, whose roof collapsed in the past centuries. And this gives the abbey an endless charm.
Millions of tourists visit it every year. Some of them decide to get married right here. It’s the case of this beautiful couple. The spouses got ready at the estate of Bichi Borghesi, in Scorgiano. An ancient ruined and charming property that offers its guests rooms and apartments immersed in nature, a riding school and a fabulous red wine produced by local vineyards.
Any wedding photographer could not be happier to photograph in these two amazing venues. After the civil ceremony, in fact, I pictured the newlyweds inside the Abbey, along the aisles and between the columns in stone.… read more...
Siena is certainly one of the most magical cities of Tuscany.
That holds in itself everything that a couple may be searching for their wedding photo book. Yes, because Siena can be both ancient and modern even in a small place, offering unique photographic glimpses, untraceable in any other place, that also make unique the newlyweds photo shoot.
Siena is art, history and breathtaking views. The ancient city, home of the famous Palio, offers a stay plunged in the Italian culture, all the surroundings are a wonderful rustic setting to relax.
You can stroll through the streets of center, visit the beautiful Duomo and get ice cream in the Piazza del Campo. You can visit the beautiful hills that surround this pearl of Tuscany, traveling on a vintage 500 for the Val di Merse and Val d’Orcia. You can stop and drink a good Chianti and enjoy the beauty that nature and history have given to Siena.… read more...
Many people think that the photographs of the wedding are only static images and quite often gone out of fashion. My goal is to destroy this myth and take my wedding photos in a completely different way.
I always try to live all the love that’s in the couple and this is mostly visible from their spontaneous and natural gestures. Also, I want that the bride looks like a real model on the magazines.
I do my best because every single photograph returns the memory of a special day.
I’m lucky because Italy is a great place to live. For what concerns the photography, there are soooo many spots for taking lovely pictures here!! For instance, Venice has the canals, of course, so if you’re looking for some images around the water, that might be your best choice. Talk with your photographer to get great tips for your wedding pictures, no matter what Italian city you choose.… read more...
I don’t need even one great reason to shoot a San Galgano Wedding. Memories always make me come back here. As the wine during ageing, they become sweeter and more meaningful. Ciaran and Joanna, from Canada, gave me the reason to return: their wonderful wedding in Tuscany.
The Abbey of San Galgano is one of the most fascinating places in Tuscany. This ancient Cistercian abbey of 1300 is located in the countryside of Siena. Its unique feature is also its biggest flaw: the abbey has no roof, it collapsed centuries ago during a storm. This characteristic leaves speechless thousands of tourists coming all the way from Siena and Florence to see it. The area where the abbey is located is wild. The roads wind through miles of fields, hills, and trails. Silence is the king of these valleys. The wind passing through the ruins is the only sound within the walls of the abbey.… read more...
I was born here, in Tuscany, among the fields, the hills and the sky.
Until my first day of school, I had the good fortune to live in the country. I have always lived nature and earth as my natural habitat, where I have always felt comfortable.
Probably that’s why my most beautiful pictures are the ones I took among the hills and the hamlets in Tuscany.
Tuscany offers me everything I need to take perfectly my photos.
Especially for engagement, pre-wedding and honeymoon sessions, where I’m free from the tight deadlines of weddings, free to design and create situations that I like the most.
My clients, who come here from all over the world, ask me about environment- surrounded portraits to take home.
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The hills are the icon of Tuscany in the world. I cannot make a photo shoot without a photo of the couple in front of a backdrop of hills at sunset.… read more...
Wedding photography is one form of taking photographs that must always incorporate love into every shot.
This can be an interesting requirement, but it is usually quite doable, since the subjects of wedding photography are usually head-over-heels in love with one another. Sometimes, a shot taken by a wedding photographer takes more than a keen eye, good lighting, and the right lens.
Sometimes, there is a step-by-step process that must be pursued carefully in order to result in the picture you want. This photograph is an example of such a process.
The first time I thought to take this picture, I was actually visiting with the couple that is featured in it.
We were visiting a monastery in Florence, the venue for their upcoming wedding reception, taking preview shots for the event that was soon to take place. Near the monastery, there was a beautiful wilderness area where visitors could enjoy the view of Florence.… read more...
Borgo Santo Pietro, the location of today’s wedding, is located in southern Tuscany, the one with round hills and endless fields of sunflowers to admire while strolling along the long roads that run through the countryside.
A stone’s throw from the famous Abbey of San Galgano, there’s this fantastic luxury resort that Jenny and Michael have chosen as the venue for their wedding. The resort consists of a large old villa, which houses the restaurant and the reception, around which the property spreads throughout. Many smaller villas, available for guests, are along roads lined with cypress trees that lead to the large central villa. Thanks to the pool, the gardens, and the services offered, it is the perfect setting to enjoy a relaxing holiday in the quiet of the area. But that’s not all! Borgo Santo Pietro is ideal for a special elopement. Set off from hot Los Angeles for a travelling journey through old Europe, this couple decided to celebrate their wedding here on a warm autumn day.
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It’s been only four years since he first met her.
He met her in Florence, in a photography atelier where he had been working for a few years. She, a university student of photography about to graduate; he, an advertising photographer with a real passion for weddings. Since that February 2009 more than 1500 days have passed; they’ve spent together many lovely days, worked a lot and travelled little.
So, after a holiday to the Canary Islands, they decided that it was the right time to be on the other side; putting the cameras aside, they wore the wedding dresses and, after a few months of tiring preparation, they got married at the end of May surrounded by friends and relatives. The civil ceremony took place at the Abbey of San Galgano, near Siena.
Who doesn’t dream a sunny day for their wedding? That Saturday was everything but sunny. Rain, hail, 12 degrees; a day that could be easily a November one.… read more...
It was one of the most exhausting things I’ve ever done. In fact, if I had to restart looking for the best Tuscany venue for my wedding, I probably would give up getting married.
Jokes apart, there are so many beautiful locations to choose from and it is not easy to select the most beautiful from the outside, looking at the website or through the reviews of other brides.
I realize that choosing the villa where to organize ceremony and reception is not easy even for us Italians. I can’t imagine how hard it is for those coming from outside who don’t know the territory. Finding a suitable place for both the event and the staying is impossible if you don’t have a contact on the territory.
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I remember very well that, when planning my wedding, I visited dozens of locations, but none of them seemed to satisfy my demands and those of my future wife.… read more...
If there’s a day in the life that you’ll always remember, you can be sure that it’s the day of your wedding. After many ceremonies, we’ve seen, pictured, where we got touched dreaming of being on the other side one day, our turn’s finally arrived.
Lara and I are getting married this Saturday, May 25th.
The location of the ceremony is an unforgettable one: in fact, it’s the Abbey of San Galgano, a beautiful building in the province of Siena, which we’re particularly bound to.
But let’s step a little backward.
The wedding proposal dates back to two years ago. In front of a pool in a resort in Fuerteventura, I asked Lara to marry me.
Since then, we’ve been thinking about which could be the perfect location for our wedding. In May 2012, for the first time, we visited this awesome Abbey for the ceremony of an American couple, organized by the great wedding planners Martina and Francesca of Il Canto di Imeneo, who will also be our special advisors for the occasion.… read more...