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Honeymoon Photos Florence & Tuscany

If your wedding must be unforgettable, you have to know that you need to give the same importance to the honeymoon. It deserves a special dedication that will be paid back by the wonderful and far places you’ll visit.

Whether your destination is all about luxury and relax, wild adventure or cultural tours of cities and historical places, don’t forget a particular attention to your memories. Why should you let inexperienced tourists take pictures of you in front of this or that building? Be guided by an expert photographer to discover the best spots places for honeymoon photos Florence!

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Romantic San Gimignano Wedding

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Romantic San Gimignano Wedding

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...

Honeymoon photo shoot in Tuscany

Honeymoon photo shoot in Tuscany

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...

Timeless Florence Pre Wedding

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Timeless Florence Pre Wedding

Tell me the truth! Looking at this Florence Pre Wedding, wouldn’t you like to be in this couple’s shoes? Wouldn’t you like to be portrayed as you walk with the love of your life through the most beautiful streets and squares of the Tuscan city? I was born and raised two steps away from Florence and, although I admire this beauty ever since I was a kid, every time I am still impressed by the beauty of the Tuscan city. If this happens to me, I can understand the wonder that I see in the eyes of millions of tourists and lovers who flock to Ponte Vecchio, Piazza Della Signoria and Piazzale Michelangelo. These two guys are among them. Although they’d never been here, they have chosen Florence for their pre-wedding photos. What is it about? In the Asian tradition, engaged couples pose for pictures in the most beautiful cities in the world, including London and Venice.… read more...

Why I love London for eloping

Why I love London for eloping

I like to recommend to couples who contact me the best locations for extraordinary photographs. The whole Europe is certainly plenty of beautiful cities and places that allow you to create elegant and timeless wedding photographs. Couples wanting a portrait photo session are often looking for cities in Europe that can be the perfect backdrop to their shots, from Florence to Tuscany, from Paris to Athens. There is a city that I particularly like and that, each time, gives me glimpses and different views, colors and unique sensations, lively atmosphere and romance. A groundbreaking city, strong for an extraordinary past, London. Among the many reasons why a couple should choose London as the location for its images of elopement, pre-wedding, honeymoon or engagement there are definitely: The historical charm of the city: the monuments, squares, large hotels and the English wealth are certainly a significant presence in the aesthetics of the city that make it perfect for classic and austere, timeless images.… read more...

It’s all about love and passion.

It’s all about love and passion.

When photography has been a passion for many years, when it is part of you and you cannot think of yourself without it, it is hard to say “pause” and do without it. Two photographers as us always have a camera with themselves, whatever the type, its shape, its color, we never leave without it. Hence places, people and atmosphere come through the lens, not only for work but for sheer pleasure. A pleasure that manifests itself whenever it is possible, the infinite charm of the world which wants to imprint itself forever in our memories. Precious moments of common life, happy moments of a new family, like ours, that could not exist without photography. Photography helped us meet, thanks to it we always keep on meeting each other and for it we often labor, we sweat and get tired, for it we smile and feel proud, for it that is always right and never gets boring.… read more...

Love story in Tuscany

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Love story in Tuscany

Girls living in Eastern Europe call it Love Story in Tuscany. It is a sort of engagement session to do after the wedding, with calm, once the excitement of the event has faded and the things to do are finally over. Almost a honeymoon session, but with a typically romantic flavour. A snapshot of the life of the couple, in their happiest moment. An opportunity to meet again two people who have remained in my heart, after almost a year from their beautiful wedding. However you want to call it, Tuscany is the perfect place to take pictures. It is a dream to plough dirt roads and yellowed hills walking with the love of your life, under the warm sun of September. There are plenty of spots in this region, and picking one is not easy. I needed a private place, quiet and beautiful; these two guys had spent nearly three hours to reach me from Milan, and everything had to put them at ease!… read more...

Fashionable Florence Engagement Session

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Fashionable Florence Engagement Session

Alexandra is one of those girls who, the moment you see them- bang!- she strike you right in the heart with their disarming beauty and cheerfulness. Florentines know it well, because, during a warm afternoon of May, 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? I met a handsome dark-haired,  tall and elegant man who didn’t leave neutral the women walking in the centre of Florence. But let’s step back. In Spring I received an email from two young New-Yorkers, Alexandra and Jay, who had decided to leave the Big Apple to exchange their eternal vows here in Tuscany, on the mild hills of the Florentine countryside. They also wanted me to take their engagement photos so that I could know each other better and get some memories of their holidays in Tuscany.… read more...

The best spots for Florence Wedding Photos.

The best spots for Florence Wedding Photos.

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...

4 things to do now for your Portovenere Wedding.

4 things to do now for your Portovenere Wedding.

Hey girls! Do you know the recurring dream you had when you were little girls? The one where you imagined getting married in a small church, perched on the rock of the blue sea, listening to the waves crashing on the cliffs? Well, you can stop dreaming and start seriously planning your Portovenere Wedding. This small town in Liguria offers everything you need to organize a fairytale wedding, which will leave excited  your guests and friends who will flock to celebrate the happiest day of your life. Why a Portovenere Wedding? Portovenere offers everything you need for a wedding and a photo shoot to remember for a long time. The town is ancient, an old fishing village, with the typical colored houses and the harbor overlooking in front of them. In addition to the beautiful Church of San Pietro, perched on a rock overlooking the sea, there are many other reasons to organize a  wedding in Portovenere.… read more...

Gran Canaria photographer. Family & Couple Portraits

Gran Canaria photographer. Family & Couple Portraits

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: engagement sessions pre wedding photos wedding and celebrations in Maspalomas.… read more...

Tuscany Portraits at Castello di Casole

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Tuscany Portraits at Castello di Casole

The Castello di Casole is a masterpiece. It is the venue that Lupe and Jose, our protagonists today, chose for the photographs of their engagement session. It is located in the province of Siena, in southern Tuscany. The area is almost entirely untouched by human intervention. Coming here I’ve met very few cars; miles and miles of roads surrounded by fields and rolling hills scorched by the heat of August.I realise that this is an ideal place for exploring Tuscany. I am just a few minutes away from the beautiful Abbey of San Galgano and the centre of Siena. In 40 minutes I can be in the heart of Florence, and going the other way, on the golden beaches of the Maremma. The colours of early autumn are beautiful: a palette from yellow to brown, mottled by the dull green of the cypresses and vineyards heavy with grapes ready to be harvested.Once arrived, I realised that the castle, in fact, is not here.… read more...

Engagement Photo Shoot in Chianti

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Engagement Photo Shoot in Chianti

A photo shoot in Chianti is an experience to try at least once in a  lifetime. Among the many fascinating places in Italy, the Chianti area is one of the most impressive and well-known. In late August,  nature is at its best. The light is soft, warm and cosy, perfect for intimate portraits. The colours of nature become yellow then turn copper-colored, making the landscapes even more breathtaking. Sunsets are unforgettable. This couple must have thought about this when they decided to take their photographs in the yellowed rolling hills of Chianti. Or maybe they just took advantage of the photo shoot to spend a few days of relaxation and culture in this part of Tuscany. Their engagement photo shoot took place around Certaldo and San Gimignano, in one of the lesser known regions of Tuscany. The bride and groom to be posed between enchanted villages and fabulous landscapes, that inspired the painters of the Renaissance.… read more...

Engagement session: here’s what we’re talking about

Engagement session: here’s what we’re talking about

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...

5 top spots for Tuscany engagement photos

5 top spots for Tuscany engagement photos

How many Tuscany Engagement Photos have you ever seen? The dirt road with cypresses, the rolling hills that stretch to infinity, the medieval villages perched on the hills and the beautiful art cities like Florence and Siena. You could write a book about it although you’ve never been there! However, Tuscany is not only this. There are many hidden little-known places within this fantastic area; pristine spaces, where nature is still the undisputed queen and man cannot but stop and admire. They are great places in which to take pictures of engagement or gorgeous pre-wedding session. You will take home amazing pictures that your friends and family will love forever. Here are some of the best spots for engagement sessions in Tuscany. 
Calafuria Calafuria is a small town south of Livorno, along the Tuscan coast. A lovely road, several kilometres long, along the Tyrrhenian Sea, overlooking the cliffs. Facing the sea, there are several coves surrounded by red rocks with blue streaks.… read more...

Weddings on a budget abroad. The Elopement in Italy

Weddings on a budget abroad. The Elopement in Italy

Do you dream a wedding in Venice, but you have a limited budget? The solution now exists, and it is called Elopement. I know how important the budget is when planning a wedding. Often the bride’s dreams are not cheap and giving up something seems impossible. Every bride wants a dream location, a precious dress and an unforgettable ceremony. If your dream is then set in a distant place, we understand that your budget should be high, because you might also consider the accommodations of all of your guests. But if your budget for the wedding is not enough you can always opt for an Elopement. The Elopement is the most intimate kind of wedding. The two of you in a place far from home; a beautiful location and the type of ceremony you prefer. Do you want to get married in Venice? You can choose a civil ceremony at Palazzo Cavalli (where you can connect via webcam with your families at home), or celebrate a religious ceremony in one of the beautiful churches in the city, or a symbolic ceremony on the terrace of a nice luxury hotel.… read more...

Sharon + Lester | Pre wedding in Venice

Venice Pre Wedding Photo shoot

What could be more romantic than your treasured Venice pre wedding photo shoot being taken amongst a backdrop of Venice’s famous canals and bridges? Why not tell the story of a couple from Singapore, who chose, out of all of the beautiful destinations in Europe and the rest of the world, the Italian lagoon, Venice, for their pre wedding photo shoot? Maybe it is because Venice is unique? Or maybe it is because Venice offers incredible scenery for wedding photos? When couples ask me to take their wedding photographs in Venice, I always feel very happy. Amongst many photographers in the world, thankfully I have had the chance to work in a range of fairy-tale venues. Just think about Tuscany, which is usually my battlefield. However, sometimes customers call me with a request to take their photographs in Venice. Between the engagement sessions, marriage proposals and even family portraits, during the last few years I have had more and more requests for pre-wedding sessions in the most beautiful location in Italy.… read more...

Anniversary photo shoot in Cortona

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Anniversary photo shoot in Cortona

There’s nothing better than looking at a photo album to relive the emotions of the past. The pages of a photo book tell about years and unrepeatable moments lived to the full. The purpose of photography is just that: to capture a second, an emotion, a situation. The anniversary photo shoot is, therefore, a way to stop time after marriage.  A way to take stock of the circumstances, to see the path taken, how the family is evolving. But above all, it is a way to get many well-done portraits, taken by a professional photographer, in the most charming places in the world. This is what this couple must have thought, as they chose Cortona for their anniversary photo shoot. This beautiful little village in the province of Arezzo became famous after Under the Tuscan Sun, a book written by Frances Mayes, which was followed by a film that has become even more popular in 2003.… read more...

Wedding Makeup Artist Tuscany: Silvia Gerzeli’s work

Wedding Makeup Artist Tuscany: Silvia Gerzeli’s work

A make-up artist is forever. I take inspiration from the fantastic advertisement of De Beers to introduce this nice interview with one of the smartest  wedding make-up artist Tuscany: Silvia Gerzeli. For a wedding photographer, the competence of the Make Up Artist is crucial. We’ve talked about this last year, but we want to emphasize the main points. Why a wedding makeup artist Tuscany? A well made-up and coiffed bride is a beautiful bride, who sees and feels herself beautiful. A nice dress is not enough  if the make-up is not well done . The result will still be mediocre. A good make-up is the basis for good photos. Photo retouching can remedy some flaws, but definitely will surely enhance a well done  job. Besides being an excellent professional, Silvia is appreciable even from a human point of view. She keeps brides quiet in a complicated moment as that before the ceremony.… read more...

5 Tuscany Venues for your wedding

5 Tuscany Venues for your wedding

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. The best Tuscany Venues 
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...

Top 5 Honeymoon Italy Ideas

Top 5 Honeymoon Italy Ideas

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...
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