Doing some personal or editorial photo session is always something that I love mostly because of the inner freedom in it. I have more time to take one single photo, imagine it, planning it, and also dreaming about the whole story I’m going to represent.
When I think of boudoir photo session I always think of a feminine, delicate and sensual moment. And when it comes to a bridal boudoir the first word that comes to my mind is expectatance. Usually a bride has her boudoir session before the big moment, during her getting ready, and the getting ready is, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful moments to capture in picture on a wedding day. Is a suspended time, where many different emotions blend. This is also one of the best moments for us photographers to capture and enhance the inner beauty of the bride. Yes, especially when the bride definitely wants a boudoir session. Boudoir photography is a great way to subtle tell a story of love that begins with a man that looks into a woman’s eyes and fall in love with her. the story continue, and is a story of intimacy and kindness, and mistery – I’m sure that no one man can totally know his woman, and of course it’s the same vice versa, and this is part of the beauty of a love relationship. For a man, looking at his woman’s boudoir session could mean assisting to a totally private moment as an external viewer, rediscovering the sacredness and the speciality of this moment as if he were seeing it for the first time. What a wonderful gift of love!
Ravello is the real gem of the Amalfi Coast, and Villa Cimbrone is the ice on the cake in this little corner of Heaven of Earth. Suspended between the sky and the sea, with an antique and serene atmosphere: that is Ravello. We realized an inspiration elopement session through the alleys of Ravello and in the beautiful gardens of Villa Cimbrone. The inspiration shoot has been featured on Fly Away Bride as aninspiration for couples that choose Amalfi Coast as their preferred destination for a wedding or an elopement in Italy. Enjoy the beautiful Ravello and the wonderful Villa Cimbrone!
Venue: Villa Cimbrone // Event designer: Camilla Castaldo // Wedding dress: Ela Siromaschenko // Make-up: Anna Rosa Di Penta // Accessories: Calabrese 1924 // Men’s attire: Sartoria Antonelli // Jewellery: Sara Lubrano // Classic car: Sprintage
Lindisfarne wedding inspiration
This is the story of a journey. A journey through the stories of women and the strength of women. A journey on the Holy Island, the island of Lindisfarne, where does the inspiration for this shooting comes from. It’s the journey of an entire life, the one that every woman is going to do, to find her sweetness and her strength, her peculiarity, her personal history, her evolution. This photo shoot is a narrative of a journey into the psychological and spiritual dimension of the rites of passage. Getting married for a woman means to reinventing herself, allowing her own individuality to merge and recreate into another one, in a new form. We are never driven only by aesthetic aspects in choosing the wedding dress, even when we don’t confess it. Marriage is a rite of passage, it’s one of the most special ritual forms, because it involves the sacred and the profane. Our journey begins on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, land of the Celts. Lindisfarne tells about women and goddesses. Every woman is like a Celtic goddess: strong, sweet, dreamer, warrior, mother. Celtic women were free from aesthetic and behavioral standards, and so the Celtic bride was free, confident and beautiful. Our journey in the soul of the women ends with the styled shoot to the ruins of St. Eustachio in Scala, Amalfi Coast. A place that is very close to the sacred island of Lindisfarne. That morning in St. Eustachio was sunny and very windy. The wind was blowing, singing, whispering stories of women. Every woman, every bride is a phase of the journey, full of emotions and stories to listen and to tell. We tried to recognize in every woman her particular aspects, just like a goddess.
In november I had the opportunity to shoot an inspiration shooting in an awesome location in Napoli: Villa Habiba. The styled shoot is also featured on Wedding Wonderland, one of the most important wedding blogs in Italy.
This shooting was published on the wedding site Fab You Bliss. The location is Agnano Terme, an ancient thermal bath station, a magical place full of history, perfect for the vintage mood of the images.