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Pre wedding Florence & Venice

The pre wedding in Italy is a photo shoot couples do before the wedding. Florence is one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in Italy and, for this reason, the photos of your pre wedding Florence will be exciting. By guided by an expert photographer through the most beautiful spots for engagement photography in Florence. Take advice on where find the best light and the best setting for your photos in Florence & Tuscany!

Florence is not enough? You should consider Venice for your prenuptial photoshoot. Take a look at our posts about pre wedding Venice through the canals of the lagoon. Venice is the city of lovers. Why not celebrate the upcoming wedding with a photo shoot between the main attractions of the city? So, book the first flight with your loved one and let me take pictures of you in the most beautiful places in Italy!

What are your expectations about your prenup photos in Italy? I’ll be happy to hear your thoughts. Feel free to drop a line us for more information on pre wedding shoot in Venice & Florence!

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...

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...

Stylish Engagement Session in Florence

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Stylish Engagement Session in Florence

An engagement session in Florence is always a good excuse to enjoy a few relaxing days in the capital of Tuscany. The beauty of the town, good food, art, fancy boutiques are just a few good reasons to spend some days in Florence. And maybe to have your pictures taken by a photographer! The couple of the day had one more reason for the images. These two cute British guys are getting married next year in Tuscany and, for their engagement photos,  they have chosen Florence. It was a pleasure to guide and portray them in some of the most fascinating spots in the town. We walked through the streets of the old centre, among  Renaissance statues and marvellous backgrounds for photos. I took the opportunity to show them the hidden wonders of the Tuscan capital. The day was sunny and the climate perfect for light clothing. She wore a beautiful pair of red-soled Louboutin,  perfectly in tune with the sweater and the mood of the engagement photographs.… 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...

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...

Anning + Victor | Pre Wedding in Venice

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Glamorous Pre Wedding Venice

Venice has always been the city of lovers. Hundreds of couples celebrate their weddings here; others choose Venice for their honeymoon or romantic holidays. In addition to this, Venice is the perfect city for exciting photo shoots. So why not combine things? Under the guise of a romantic holiday, more and more people in love catch the opportunity of a trip to Italy for a pre wedding Venice. Anning and Victor have contacted me because they wanted spontaneous and glamorous pre wedding photos through the streets of Venice a few months before the marriage. During the last years, more and more couples have come from abroad to take this type of pictures. For those who live in America and Asia, Italy is one of the most popular destinations for pre-weddings. Be honest: what can be more romantic than portraits of the couple in love at sunset on the streets and sights of Venice?… 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...

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...

Eloping in Tuscany. 6 settings for your Italian Wedding

Eloping in Tuscany. 6 settings for your Italian Wedding

Thanks to all the beautiful women he met, he would have some problem in the choice of his sweetheart! But if James Bond was about to get married, I’m sure he would consider Eloping in Tuscany to do that! It is no coincidence that almost all the films in the series of 007 are partly set in Tuscany. No place in the world, in fact, offers a variety of landscapes as rich and varied. The beautiful Eva Green or Halle Berry would not think twice about saying Yes in Italy to spend their honeymoon here, between art and rolling hills. Eloping in Tuscany Although on one hand bureaucracy is particularly troublesome, and it ‘s hard to plan a civil marriage abroad, the symbolic ceremony is the easiest thing to arrange in Tuscany. In addition to beautiful sceneries, there’s everything you could want for a romantic getaway: good food, art, sweet life, culture and relax.… read more...

Elopement in the historic center of Florence

Elopement in the historic center of Florence

Growing up in Italy can be a misfortune. Walking every day among masterpieces of art and architecture is one of the greatest advantages of living in Florence. As Italians, we often forget about  this  beauty because we see it every day. I always thought that Japanese and Americans were very lucky, because they can enjoy an incredible artistic heritage during a few days of vacation, taking the best  of  it and dreaming to come back soon to see what they missed. The story of this photograph cannot do without this premise. Because it is thanks to Kirsty and Kevin and their beautiful elopement in Florence that I understand what it’s like to spend  your wedding day in the midst of so much beauty. 

After seeing numerous wedding proposals, this was the first time I had to photograph an elopement. Florence is the perfect location for a romantic elopement. The couple, who have come all the way from Australia, have planned their wedding from home in every single detail.… read more...

Wedding Four Seasons Florence

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Wedding Four Seasons Florence

Choosing the best venue for your destination wedding in Florence takes time and patience. It’s not as easy as it might seem, especially for those who plan the wedding from abroad. There are so many beautiful locations that can be taken into account for the big day in Italy. Tuscany and Florence are full of charming historical villas with gardens,  grand entrances and magnificent views of the surrounding landscape. A good wedding planner might guide you to the best choice for you and your guests. But if your dream is a romantic elopement in Italy, things get more complicated. Not having to handle a large number of guests, any place can be a match for an unforgettable ceremony. Many villas and hotels for destination weddings in Florence offer terraces with views of the city and the Arno river. None of these venues, however, can provide the quality of a Four Seasons Wedding Florence.… read more...

Virginia & Franz | Pre Wedding in London

Romantic London Pre Wedding Photo Shoot

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 an incredible 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. Visiting London is an opportunity to embrace 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 pre wedding photos, then real work in an environment entirely 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...

Intimate Couple Portraits in Tuscany

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Intimate Couple Portraits in Tuscany

Tuscany in autumn is one of the most charming areas of Italy. The hills and the landscapes are tinged with red, the leaves quickly turn yellow, and everything becomes more melancholy. The bride and the groom to be couldn’t know it; even if they‘ll get married next year in this area, they had never visited Tuscany in this period. Creating some couple portraits in this season is undoubtedly a winning choice. The engagement session took place on the outskirts of San Gimignano. In the earlier days, it had rained a lot, and this made the colours even more impressive than usual. I took so many couple photos while they walked along the dusty roads of the area, with cypress trees watching over them, and a few images with the fabulous view of the Chianti area in the background. Even though we only met on the same day, it was nice to spend some time together with this friendly English couple.… read more...

Why you should consider a wedding fascinator with veil.

Why you should consider a wedding fascinator with veil.

Queen Elizabeth, if for once could not be subject to the strict rules of the British royal protocol, would not doubt. Could she come back, instead of the veil, she would wear a wedding fascinator with veil. After all, it is thanks to her that the world has rediscovered the beauty of the headgear with personality and style! The fascinator is the must-have accessory of the moment. It makes the brides of the 5 continents crazy for its impish character halfway between sporty style and 30s’ fashion. Two styles light years away from each other  but it is nice to find them  in this eclectic and versatile headgear. If you are hunting for inspiration for the accessories of your wedding, this little hat with veil is exactly what you need. Why a wedding fascinator with veil? Perfect for all the ceremonies… and for wedding photos! It is often considered by those looking for a retro look and a good reason to give up the veil.… read more...

5 stunning wedding venues in Tuscany

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5 stunning wedding venues in Tuscany

Tuscany offers to whom decide to get married here stunning venues to celebrate the wedding. As wedding photographers, we cannot help but recall, among these, Florence, Siena, Lucca, but also the area of Chianti and Versilia. Off the beaten touristic and more noble sites, there are little-known villas and historic venues in celebrating the wedding will be a unique experience for you and your guests! All these locations have: a place to celebrate the symbolic or civil ceremony
 accommodations within the property or very close many areas for the receptions gorgeous backgrounds for the photo shoots rain cover in case of bad weather The rain cover is an essential factor in choosing a villa or a castle for the wedding. A lot of times, even in beautiful villas, bride and groom have to rent tensile structures that ruin the aesthetics of the venue. In fact, all these places have indoor areas.… 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...

Al fresco engagement session in Tuscany

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Al fresco engagement session in Tuscany

Many lovers from around the world, often local, but also American and Asian, choose Tuscany as the location of their engagement session. What is it exactly? Photographer and subjects decide together a location and a theme for the pictures and then take nice portraits in the most beautiful spots in the region. This session may be just an opportunity to stop time and be celebrated in a particular moment of life. A snapshot of the path of a family. Over the years, the engagement session in Tuscany has become for me an opportunity to break the routine of weddings. Spending some time with the couple before the big day let me know them better. I take this opportunity to understand their expectations and their dreams on their best day, to explain in detail how I will work during their wedding, to make sure they get used to my presence and that of the camera.… 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...

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...
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