Forever used by royal families and high society, the family portrait is a tradition which has its origins in the history of the ancient European dynasties. There’s not a year when kings and queens are not pictured with their descendants and akin, maybe in the wide and rich rooms of their mansions.
For such an occasion, professionals are being called for a unique session. This tradition has slowly found space in common families, always more keen to have a memory that goes beyond normal pictures. It only takes a few tricks and even a simple click, together with affection and the strong bond among people, becomes an old time frame. Be guided by an expert photographer to get the best family photos Tuscany.
The family portrait is a current use, and especially today, when the familiar nucleus needs a strong and visible importance, posing for a photo session of this kind also means finding the time and the dedication for your beloved. The result you’ll get is an ageless memory that’ll jealously keep and give to the future generations.
The Chianti area, in Tuscany, is one of the most enchanting for any photo shoot. The cinema has often used these beautiful sceneries for memorable movies. Among many, I remember well Under the Tuscan Sun, or Letters to Juliet. It’s no surprise then that many couples in love choose the landscapes of the Chianti area for their engagement session.
A year wouldn’t be enough to photograph all the wonders of this area. Along the ancient road that leads from Florence to Siena, it is a continuous up and down between the hills yellowed by the sun. Several dirt roads lined with cypress trees peep through the vegetation, getting lost beyond the horizon. Many of these could be the ideal set for numerous love stories, but all lovers of the world would not be enough to shoot all the gorgeous spots of the area.
One of the most beautiful couples of this year took the opportunity of a family trip to be happily portrayed during an engagement session in Chianti.… read more...
San Gimignano is one of the most popular destinations for Tuscany for weddings and honeymoons. Its towers, surrounded by hills and cypress trees, are one of the most famous icons of Tuscany in the world. San Gimignano is quite crowded with tourists throughout the year. The stone streets with typical shops, the atmosphere of the country village and the smell of food through the narrow streets leave an unforgettable memory in the hearts of those who visit it.
Nearby, nature shows its best. Here you can see the most beautiful sunsets of the entire Chianti area. The hills and dusty roads, lined with cypress trees on the sides, are the perfect backgrounds for great photo shoots.
Once I offered to take the wedding portraits here, Claudia and Allan have not felt the need to think twice, and just said yes.
These two cute young Brazilians got married in their home country.… read more...
A late summer afternoon, the now deserted beach of Pietrasanta, a couple deeply in love who recently expanded the family. One of the couple I shot in 2012 today introduce me to Leonardo, their adorable baby who in a few days will be seven months old.
A happy child who, with his soft little face is the picture of joy. Leonardo won me over with thousands of funny expressions and his contagious laugh; among the countless kisses of mum and dad, he has worked patiently with my shots.
An afternoon with friends, smiles and much, much love. It is amazing to see how much happiness a couple, and now a family, may release and spread. It was a pleasure for me to share even a few moments of this intense joy.
Please, enjoy below some pictures from the afternoon in Versilia with the little Leonardo.… read more...
The engagement session Portofino embodies all the romance of the couple in their most intimate moments. Take a look at our blog post to convince you that our photographs are made with true love!
The turquoise sea, and the sun shining in beautiful Portofino, one of the pearls of the Liguria. This loving couple will get married in Italy soon, and now poses for the photographer among small streets of this charming villa of the Italian Coast. This lovely backdrop lets me create unique and romantic photo shots, with all the colors and the romance of Italy.… read more...
We had left them carefree and beautiful on their wedding day. Now, a few months later, we find them even happier on a beautiful day in early June for a new photo shoot.
The couple of the day got married almost a year ago in Pistoia. Although they were initially interested in an engagement session before the wedding, they had such a busy schedule that it wasn’t possible.
I ask them to switch to a honeymoon photo shoot in Tuscany. A service often required by couples from all over the world who we meet in Tuscany during their honeymoon. Married couples from Singapore, Los Angeles, and from the biggest capitals of Asia and America contact me for a photo shoot in the most beautiful cities of Europe. Often these services take place in the towns like Venice or Florence; for these newlyweds, I chose a more intimate location, away from prying eyes, to spend some time relaxing in the countryside of Tuscany.… read more...
You surely have already heard about this before! If you are familiar with wedding photographers or photography enthusiasts, you already know in depth what I’m talking about.
Imported a few years ago from the US, the engagement session is nothing more than a photo shoot that takes place sometime before the wedding. The goal is taking lovely couple portraits to celebrate that special moment before the wedding, when the couple is deeply in love and excited!
There are many benefits of taking engagement pictures. They can be done almost anywhere and anytime. On the other hand, it is the first and most important way to establish a relationship between the couple and the wedding photographer, which can understand the expectations, the desires, and the feelings of the couple.
It’s always nice to meet new couples in love, know where they met and fell in love with each other, what are their dreams and how they feel in front of the camera.… read more...
His blue eyes immediately won us, but his “fame” has certainly preceded him.
That’s Pietro, the beautiful child of one of our most affectionate couple, Tania and Paolo, newlyweds in 2012.
We waited a few months before photographing him, curious to discover up closely all his tenderness and beauty. And we could not be happier when we realized that Pietro would have gladly paid for our shots, without a slightest tantrum.
Pietro was just fantastic: smiling and serene, with his many different expressions that filled us with joy during the beautiful afternoon, spent together.
The photographs were taken at the family’s home, so Pietro felt at ease all the time of filming, surrounded by stuffed animals and the constant (precious) presence of his parents. Pietro gave us unforgettable moments that we have captured in the photographs that you will see in a moment. Among smiles, love, and sweet atmosphere we hope these pictures can remember to mom and dad even more how good and beautiful their gorgeous little bundle is.… read more...
Are you looking for an old authentic village of Italy to take your family photos? There are many options that you might consider when it comes to this region. Towns and villages such as Florence, Cinque Terre, and many others could indeed match what you’re searching.
However, if you want something authentic and intimate at the same time, you should keep Lucca in consideration. It combines history, artistic beauties and that mood of casual elegance that will leave you speechless.
Family photos in Lucca
I’m going to list just a few of the many reasons why Lucca is my favorite town for couple portraits and family photos throughout all Tuscany.
Lucca is cozy and quite small. You pose for photographs without chaos around, typical of large cities as Florence. The high walls surrounding Lucca make the city center preserved from bustle and noise. Once passed through one of the many doors, you enter into a more precious reality, made of quiet narrow streets and typical cafes where you can relax over a glass of local wine.… read more...
Italy is the home of beautiful things. Hundreds of loving couples visit Florence, Venice, Cinque Terre and the Amalfi Coast every year. It’s an open-air museum inside a garden! Here, day after day, fabulous wedding proposals, fashion photo shoots, as well as portrait and pre-wedding sessions are organised.
If you are planning an engagement session in Italy, some things are worth considering. Monuments, archaeological sites and parks are just some of fantastic locations of the Bel Paese where you can be portrayed. In such a beautiful setting, you cannot go wrong!
Here are some things to consider in order to look great in your Italian engagement photos!
What to wear
Many of the best designers in the world are Italian, so keep in mind that elegance is always welcome here. Clothing depends on your taste, but you should always consider your partner’s outfit and look for the best possible combination.
Summers are warm and humid almost anywhere, so you should dress as light as possible.… read more...
Gran Canaria photographer
Pre wedding | Honeymoon | Family portrait | Wedding Photography
After years of experiences in Tuscany and around the world, Facibeni Fotografia is now based in Gran Canaria, Spain. The love for wedding photography and the passion for family portraits are now available in Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles.
Why Gran Canaria?
Canary Island are a spanish archipelago off to the west coast of Africa. These scenic islands are Tenerife, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Las Palmas. Everyone of them has its own warm microclimate and boasts beautiful beaches and striking natural beauties, with great wildlife parks and volcanos.
Imagine to celebrate your wedding in Maspalomas: blu skies, a unique volcanic landscape with a view on the large blu oceans, while exchanging wows and promise eternal love on the beach. Your photographs will definitely benefit from it!
Specifically we are available for:
pre wedding photos
wedding and celebrations in Maspalomas.… read more...
You can see it in their eyes.
When you talk to them, just married, while walking along the stone streets of the city center. Tens of loving couples remain fascinated by Florence during a trip or a vacation. Some of them come back to celebrate their wedding in the beautiful Tuscan city. And every time it is always the same story: eyes light up, of beauty and charm.
The Florence Wedding Photos
You see it in the eyes of tourists, who see spouses parading as on a fashion catwalk, such is the magnificence around them. You see it in the eyes of their families, when once back at home, watch the pictures of their wedding for the first time.
Florence is undoubtedly the most beautiful city in Tuscany where to get married.
And it is one of the most beautiful cities where to take pictures in Tuscany.
Here are five places not to miss for the best Florence Wedding Photos!… read more...
As I drive along the deserted roads that lead from Siena to Castello di Casole, I cannot help but fall in love with the surrounding scenery. Nature here is still completely untouched: fields in bloom and rows of cypress trees have been for centuries the guardians of the Senese Chianti area. The San Galgano Abbey is the only attraction in the neighbourhood, visited by thousands of tourists every year.
Not far away, Castello di Casole rises regally on a hill. It’s an ancient Tuscan village, expertly restored by an American property that rents rooms and luxury villas to those who wish to spend a few days in this paradise. Thanks to this, I’ve been hired to portray this American family. Two generations of people decided to spend their holidays in Italy: parents, sons, and their partners. There’s nothing as delightful as being pictured with your loved ones in the most attractive spots of Tuscany.… read more...
Sometimes I’d like to be a foreigner and spend my honeymoon in Italy.
From this point of view, my clients are very lucky. Whether they’re American, Japanese or Latin, it is always a pleasure to look at them during the photo tours and as we stroll among the artistic, architectural and natural Italian wonders.
Italy, thanks to the excellent climate and straightforward and relaxed lifestyle, is the ideal place for a fantastic honeymoon. The destinations are so many! Browsing the internet, you will find any information on accommodation and places to visit in the primary locations. The touristic tours are always the same.
But if you’re looking for original honeymoon Italy ideas, something out of the ordinary, here are some ideas:
Wine tasting in a fairytale castle
Castello del Trebbio is located in the Tuscan countryside near Florence and the historical center, in a quiet area of Chianti. The castle dates back to 1200, is in perfect condition and overlooks a valley with olive groves and vineyards.… read more...
A journey to a foreign country is always a rich and varied source of inspiration, which allows every photographer – wedding and not – to merge with the most diverse cultures and paint them in a way that seems the most appropriate to him, having as brush only his camera.
So, if you are a couple about to get married and would like it to be a well-defined internationally famous photographer to tell your love story, well: do not let distances scare you. Write immediately to tell him the date of your wedding, so that he can get organized and choose San Gimignano as his next travel destination.
Imagine your wedding day…. Would you like to celebrate in Tuscany? Why not in the beautiful and charming San Gimignano? Besides being the only Italian village where were filmed some scenes from the movie Twilight, San Gimignano is also famous for its lovely sunsets.… read more...