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Engagement at Villa Caruso, Alessia & Tommaso

I love when the couple ask also for Elopement session, it helps a lot to break the ice for the wedding day (a post about it will follow in the next days, stay tuned) so I was glad that Alessia & Tommaso also agreed to shot their engagement pictures.   Alessia told me that she’s shy, that she won’t be comfortable in front of a camera and that she usually does not likes her pictures…..well,…

Beauty, Lights and a little bit of Sci-Fi mood. Studio portrait session.

Not a wedding. definitely not a wedding this time 🙂   I wanted to try a couple of new tricks with lights so I asked my beautiful friend Costanza to join me for a couple of hours at my studio and we came out with these images, I hope you like them as much as we enjoyed having them!  

Engagement in Monteriggioni, Tuscany

I’ve always liked that amazing medieval town over the hill, I’ve been there as a tourist many times so I figured it was time for me to plan an engagement session in Monteriggioni!   unfortunately we had no chances to go over the walls and enjoy the view but we improvised and we got a nice set of pictures! I can’t wait to shoot this amazing wedding in Tuscany 😉   here’s the pictures

Elopement in Florence

Last sunday I shot the first wedding of the season, a very romantic elopement in Florence with a fun and cool greek couple.   I felt a connection to Georgia, the bride, from the very start and I was very pleased to meet her and Iannis in person eventually, they have been the perfect couple for me since they trusted me about everything and it was very easy to work with them, we had tons of fun and…

a quick and improvised portrait session at my Studio

February, time to try something new, buying new toys for my work and mostly time to have some fun in relax. 2 days ago I received my new beauty dish and I wanted to try some quick portrait so I called my friend Vidhya to check if she was available for a 30 minutes session and she even brought a friend so we ended having good time and trying some different things.   this is the result,…

My first time as a Judge to an international contest

Hello guys   Today it’s not about the pictures, it’s about a new experience: I will be part of the jury for an international contest and I am so honored that they choose me. I think it will be nice to see how many colleagues from all over the world approach the wedding and all the different styles, it will be hard work but it will be very interesting for me here’s the link https://wpa2018.wedbox.com/jury/  …

A scottish wedding in San Galgano, Tuscany

As you can see from my recent posts the previous wedding season has been a very happy one and it could not have a better ending than this, a very fun scottish wedding with a lovely ceremony in San Galgano Abbey, Tuscany, followed by a great reception and party at Tenuta di Papena . I was pretty excited when I knew that Ashleigh and Maurice chose me as their wedding photographer since I never had the chance to…

Highlights from my 2018 wedding season [VIDEO]

Hi everyone!   it’s time to look back at this amazing wedding season, what’s better that a short video with pictures from some of my 2018 weddings?   bookings for 2019 weddings in Tuscany, Italy or Worldwide (yes, I travel too) are open and I have still some free slot so….hurry up if you wish to have me as your wedding photographer!  

Engagement in Florence

I love my city. I think that’s easy to understand since it’s also on my skin. I also love working in Florence so what could be better than an October engagement shooting with the best view over Florence ?   Hazal and Chris are a sweet couple from New York City that I had the chance to portrait before their special day (they chose our  Tuscanywed service), it was very easy for me working with…

Destination wedding in San Galgano

Everyone has his own dream and goals, one of my main one was shooting a wedding in San Galgano abbey and…. it happened 3 times in a row this season. Can you imagine how happy I was ?   Jamie and Shin are a cool and sweet couple from the US that choose me to be their wedding photographer on their special day in Tuscany, I really need to thank them since this was one…

An Indian – Lebanese wedding in Tuscany

Oh what a colorful wedding it was ! Shelly and Farid’s wedding was one of the nicest wedding I had the chance to shoot, it wasn’t just for the nice couple they are, it wasn’t just for the exotic and colorful ceremony, it wasn’t just for the lovely villa di Lilliano and the amazing setting. It was, mostly, for their welcoming families. It was cool to see the people coming from different countries and cultures…

Intimate dutch wedding in Certaldo, Tuscany

Are you looking for a perfect place for an intimate wedding in Tuscany ? Certaldo should be on the top of your list.   Iris & Wouter are a dutch couple that choose Certaldo (old town) as location for their intimate wedding and got married in Santi Tommaso e Prospero church, the oldest church in Certaldo (built during Middle age). They were very happy and moved during the ceremony , it all felt special thanks to the special…

“is it going to rain?” wedding in Vignamaggio, Tuscany

September is my favourite month to shoot wedding, I love the light, I love the weather and I love that usually I get some day off in late august 🙂 Sometimes September might have a bad sense of humor and decide that it’s going to deliver lightning and thunders and this happened at Louise and Stephen’s wedding. Even if the wedding planner had a cool plan B, the couple wanted  an outdoor ceremony (and I…

First shooting after the full switch to Sony

After being a Nikon guys for years in august I fully switched to Sony and I didn’t want to shoot a wedding without trying properly all my new gear. What’s better than a shooting in one of my most loved locations with a beautiful girl named Costanza ? I shot with a couple of Sony A7 III, sigma 35 art and zeiss batis 85mm and I could not be happier about the result, even if this was…

The italian wedding

hello guys!   You might know me for my destination weddings works but I still like to shot also italian wedding when I have a nice feelings with the couple! Nastasia contacted me more than a year ago since she was following my jobs and asked for a meeting to discuss about their wedding, as soon as we met I felt that it would have been a fun wedding and it was indeed. Nastasia and…

Destination wedding in Val d’Orcia

We are blessed to live in Tuscany, we have such a wide range of places, views, hills, mountains and a nice sea, but only a few can match the beauty of Val d’Orcia country. That’s why Dannika and Tommaso choose Terre di Nano as location for their lovely wedding ! I talked to the couple some time before the wedding day by skype and I was happy to find that we were on the same page…

Sadie & Andreas. Wedding at Casale De’ Pasquinelli

Even after a lot of weddings it still happens to work in new location and different areas of Tuscany. For the special day of Sadie and Andreas (a lovely couple from Seattle, US) I discovered Casale De Pasquinelli, a nice location on the hills over Capannori, an area I never worked in. It was everything on location, from getting ready up to the party so it was very relaxed and all the people could enjoy…

From California to Tuscany with LOVE

Try to mix a nice couple, romantic moments, tears of joy, a nice location and Tuscany , that’s the right recipy for a very nice wedding day! Michelle and Steven are a couple from California, US that got married at Casale del Marchese , a nice location in Bettolle (tuscany), in June. The bride was surrounded by happy family and friends, it was a very relaxed getting ready with moments for a good laugh and some…

Wedding under the Tuscan Sun

I am in full wedding season but I could not wait to show you this beautiful wedding in Val d’Orcia! Alison and James are a sweet couple from New York that got married in the stunning Locanda in Tuscany   in Val d’Orcia, a place with a magnificent view over the hills and where we could witness a romantic sunset just before dinner. oh what a day! Everything was perfectly planned by Happening  and the couple was…

Engagement in Certaldo A.K.A. working under harsh light

“oh no, light is so hars! would it still be ok for our photoshoot?” Is this something you are worried about ? If so my answer is no, not at all, not for me at least.   Having a soft and diffuesed light is something that a portrait photographer is whishing most of the times and this is something that I also teach to my classes and workshop but ….. who says it will be…

Engagement in an ancient garden

How many cities in the world may offer you an ancient garden for your engagement shooting? Only a few I guess and Florence is amongst them. Boboli Garden is a rare gem that offers a different view on Florence and has a great range of trees, plants, fountains, statues and arts. It used to be the king’s garden when Florence was the capital of Italy about 150 years ago and before that it was one…

What to do if it rains on your wedding day?

Wedding day under the rain may be a problem. Or not.   Well, at least for your wedding pictures you won’t have to worry if I will be your wedding photographer, not because I am a wizard and will stop rain but just because I like to improvise and find new ways to shoot. You do not need a fancy castle or a magical villa to have some nice wedding pictures, I always say that…

A winter engagement in Switzerland

Working abroad and become an international wedding photographer That was one of my goal when I started my career of wedding photographer, well…. I reached this goal too!   I just came back from a 2 days engagement in Switzerland, between the mountain in Davos and the beautiful Zurich, it was one of my most amazing experience as a wedding and portrait photographer since it was the first time that I got hired to work…

Engagement at the sea in Tuscany

First engagemen of the season! How cool is finding a couple that follows you into the cold and rain with a big smile on their faces? I could not ask for more to start this 2018 wedding season than working with Elisa and Gianni, a happy couple that will get married in Tuscany in June and choose me as their wedding photograper.   I knew we would have faced the rain but I also know…

Wedding in Black & White – Nicole & Keith

Have you ever thought about having a totally black and white wedding ? I did and that’s why I would like to offer you a special discount if you are willing to hire me for a black and white wedding photography shooting! I do love challenges and this would be a cool one, I think I have the right style for this job so……just drop me an e-mail at info@matteo-innocenti.com and check if I am available for your wedding day !   this is an example of my…

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Engagement in Villa Demidoff Park

Tuscany, land of sun and…..ehm no, not this time   Last sunday we had rain and cold weather for Alessia and Daniele’s engagement but weather was just a mere detail so we had our engagement session anyway! We started during a stormy weather under the “loggetta Bondi” at Giardino dell’Orticoltura in Florence then we moved to the amazing Villa Demidoff Park, a beautiful park just outside Florence near Mugello area. We were lucky enough to…