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Elegant pastle wedding in Sorrento

A wedding in Sorrento is something that you can not forget so easily, especially when the venue is such a wonderful Italian villa like Villa Silvana and the bride is getting ready at the Hotel Bellevue Syrene, while the groom’s preparation is at the beautiful Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria. I must admit, I’m really like to do a job like that that takes me in the most beautiful and charming places all around Italy. But I’m also lucky because everytime I discover beautiful people that beyond their good taste and their style are united by a great sense of connection and love. Beautiful soluls with whom I proud and honored to work with. This time I met Maricel and Mark from the United States, and I could be witnessof their love and the love they are surrounded by family and friends. A special thank you to Emma of Emma Events for designing and planning this beautiful wedding and to Pierpaolo and his fantastic Lumina Film Lab for being my second shooter. The images that you see are taken with both digital and analogue cameras.

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Eloping in Sicily – A sneak peek

Sicily could be a very passionate and sweet land, especially when you choose it as your destination for a secret elopement. Natalie and James decided to get married in Sicily from Australia, and this was a real surprise for both their families indeed. First they got married in Sicily and then having another celebration with family and friends in Australia. They’re keen traveller, and this time they was impressed by the beauty of Sicily, by its nature and its art – here you can find art everywhere, especially in antique palaces, in the alleys and in all the wonderful churches. The wedding style of the couple for the day was elegant but simple, in a perfect Sicilian mood. I loved the bride’s dress made in Sangallo lace and groom’s jacket in a beautiful and original blue tone. They looked like a couple of strangers in Sicily in a old movie, and they was a beautiful Australian couple of spouses in Sicily indeed!                           taormina-wedding-elopement (3) taormina-wedding-elopement (10)taormina-wedding-elopement (11)taormina-wedding-elopement (21)taormina-wedding-elopement (32)taormina-wedding-elopement (34)taormina-wedding-elopement (50) taormina-wedding-elopement (53)taormina-wedding-elopement (61)taormina-wedding-elopement (60)

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Elegant Tuscany elopement | Wedding photography Tuscany

An elegant and also natural wedding in Tuscany is something beautiful and easy to have. It’s easy because in Tuscany you find everything you need for an unforgettable wedding: art, history, nature itself. This is the elopement in Tuscany of an Australian couple, Dianna and Matthew. They came in Lucca with the purpose to getting married and meanwhile discovering and enjoying the beauties of the place. Lucca offered them some jewels like churches and ancient palaces and beautiful alleys – and the famous Torre Guinigi, from which you can see the town in all its splendor. We walked to the very top of the tower, having a fantastic view of Lucca’ antique skyline; we also walked through the Tuscany countryside, having the most beautiful and classic view for a really amazing elopement.       wedding-photographer-in-tuscany (13)wedding-photographer-in-tuscany (12) wedding-photographer-in-tuscany (14) wedding-photographer-in-tuscany (18) wedding-photographer-in-tuscany (20) wedding-photographer-in-tuscany (25)

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Fine art portraits in ancient Italian villa

I was invited by some fellows photographers for a Camp in an ancient Italian villa in the Monferrato region, where some friends asked me to share some of my experiences as a wedding photographer. I’ve spent a great time with my friends and colleagues, sharing our days in the villa, having fun and of course photographing and talking about photography all the time. During the Camp (oh, I will tell you more about this Camp very soon!), we took some time to take portraits of each other, so I’m very grateful to Valeria for standing in front of my lens for some shots with my film cameras. It’s always a little bit challenging but also very moving to me to have the chance to take portraits of colleagues, friends or my beloved in general. While taking portraits of Valeria I realized how beautiful and difficult is to me taking photos of someone I already know and with whom I have any kind of relationship. That’s probably because it’s involved to me a high amount of expectation from myself, and a great respect of the person I’m with. Of course I respect all the people I photograph, but it’s something a little bit different. When I take a portrait of a colleague, a friend, a relative, or someone I know in my “ordinary” life, there’s a sort of fighting between what I imagine of the person, what I already know of that person and what that person really is. It’s something beautiful but also a little bit scary… exciting for sure. That’s Valeria, great photographer an friend, in all her beauty and intensity.

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Eloping in Europe – Vintage style elopement in Capri

Eloping in Capri in October means to find sunny days a go-go and tourists from all over the world. I’m always lucky because my couples that come to Italy for weddings are usually happy to follow me through not-so-conventional paths, far from the crazy crowd. This time, with Christine and Domenic, was my time to follow them. After the getting ready we have gone up to Anacapri through the narrow streets of the island with a crazy taxi driver, and then to the Solaro mount, up with the chairlift (amazing stuff, I have to repeat it one day or another). It was a beautiful and moving wedding ceremony, celebrated by Rosa, one of the sweetest women on Earth. Seeing that panorama while the spouses were getting married, swearing and sharing eternal love on the top of the world, has been one of the most beautiful experiences in my whole life. Details and expressions of two gentle and particular souls with a very vintage mood.

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