Category Archives: Real Wedding

Japanese traditions in Certaldo, Tuscany. Hana & Matthias wedding in Tuscany

I had a very good start this season, a lot of spring weddings and some surprises! One of the surprise was Hanna & Matthias hiring me also for their civil wedding in Certaldo and, on top, the AMAZING traditional japanese wedding dress that Hana was wearing. It’s a family Kimono (5 generations got married with that dress) and she was simply stunning with her traditional dress and hair! fun fact: there’s an original Japanese house of…

Honeymoon shooting at dawn in Florence, Michelle & Brendan

I guess I told you already on some previous post that I love shooting at dawn in Florence, you can enjoy one of the most amazing place on Earth in, almost, silence with no people around.  Walking alone between statues, ancient buildings and iconic places like the ones in Florence is something that everybody should try once in a lifetime. Michelle & Brendan, a couple from Singapore that chose Florence for their honeymoon, asked me…

Intimate wedding in Tuscany, Tatiana & Daniel

There’s always a first time, I think. This was my first intimate wedding with a couple from Costa Rica and it was SIMPLY AMAZING. let’s not focus on the ceremony, on the beautiful setting at Conti di San Bonifacio and the amazing light we got. Let’s just talk about how FUN it was. I never felt that energy in such an intimate wedding (7 guests), it was loud, fun, emotional and I still put a smile on my…

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 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…

Northern elegance in Tuscany – Wedding in Borgo Stomennano

I live and work in a lucky area, not so many places attracts people from all over the world as Tuscany does and I think this is one of the key to keep getting better and better in this job since we happen to work with so many different cultures. In late september I had the chance to be the photographer at Pernille and Henrik‘s wedding in the majestic Borgo Stomennano, one of the most beautiful wedding location…

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!  

A romantic wedding in San Galgano abbey

Ok, I admit it. I love shooting in San Galgano Abbey, one of the gem we have in Tuscany.  Can you blame me ?   When I got the first e-mail from Mari, a spanish girl living in Australia, I already felt that this could be a fun wedding and now I can say that my feelings were right from the start. A very romantic wedding made of vows, poems, an opera singer and string, a…

Ylenia & Andrea: an emotional wedding in Tuscany

I like first times.  It’s always a challenge to me. This was the first time I was shooting a fellow wedding photographer getting married so I had  a lot of responsibilty being chosen from a person that does my same job!   The wedding was held at Villa di Striano, Borgo San Lorenzo (in Mugello area), a wonderful location that I really enjoyed shooting at.   Ylenia and Andrea made everything simple for me since…

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…

Wedding in Vincigliata Castle – Castello di Vincigliata, Tuscany

Imagine a beautiful Castle with a beautiful view over Florence. Imagine a gorgeous couple. Imagine the elegance. Imagine the beauty.   If you imagine all this together then you don’t need to take a look at Consuelo & Alberto’s wedding pictures ! 🙂   Consuelo contacted me about a year ago since she was looking for a wedding photographer and she knew my work from Instagram, we met, we talked about art and theatre and then…

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…

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…

Getting married in a wine cellar – an intimate wedding in Tuscany

in the latest years I worked on many many weddings but I never had the chance to take pictures of a ceremony in a wine cellar. Well, at least until Cristina & Teddy’s wedding !   The original plan was for a classic outdoor ceremony but the couple fell in love with the cellar and their choice was very good since we came out with different pictures from the usual ones.   Cristina and Teddy…

Real Weddings: wedding at Castello di Gargonza, Tuscany

There are weddings that you can’t wait to share, weddings that you loved shooting and that you also loved editing. Emma and Rossa’s wedding was one of them !   Emma and Rossa are a very cool couple from Dublin, Ireland that hired me for their special day, their wedding has been held at the beautiful Castello di Gargonza in Tuscany on a sunny saturday of June and I really loved watching them cry, laugh…

Love, tattoos and a very happy wedding

    ok, well. here we go. it’s Martina and Simone’s wedding time and I’m afraid I can’t be good enough to tell you in simple words how much I cared for their wedding. This time the bride and groom are ones of my closest friends and, yeah, I admid it…..I cried a lot during the ceremony so I had to hide behind my cameras. I was worried it would not be easy to take…

Real wedding: Nicole & Keith

Love is in the air. I think it could really be the only thing I need to write about this destination  wedding. I was eager to shoot this wedding since the first moment I met Nicole and Keith on skype, I liked them from the start. Honestly how could I not like them ? they are cool, relaxed, gorgeous and very nice human beings. We met in march for a very nice engagement shooting (featured on Fly Away…

[real wedding] Anna & Daniel – Autumn wedding in Chianti for a sweet Irish couple

That autumn light ! have you ever noticed how the light changes through the seasons ? crisp in winter, vivid in spring, harsh in summer and amazingly soft and romantic in autumn, at least here in our beautiful Tuscany. I think this was one of the reasons for Anna and Daniel to travel from Ireland to get married in Montespertoli (my town!), where Chianti begins.   I had the chance to meet them some months…

Featured on Wedding Wonderland

hello people! today I am so proud, one of my favourite weddings has been featured on Wedding Wonderland, one of the biggest italian wedding blog. I had no doubt this wedding would have been important to me but it went beyond my expectations. thanks again Martina & Simone !   here’s the link Due sposi tatuati e un matrimonio bucolico all’aperto

[real wedding] Nicola and Andrew, wedding in Cortona

At the end of september I had the pleasure to take pictures to the nice wedding of Nicola and Andrew, a sweet couple with a lovely daughter from Canterbury, UK It was a very intimate and relaxed wedding, there was a very nice mood and everyone had the perfect tuscan wedding experience (thanks to Simona and Alice from STWP for their great work as usual) with good food and wine, an amazing location and a…

[Real wedding] Alessia & Daniele, wedding in Certaldo

here’s one of my latest work, Alessia and Daniele’s wedding! I know, most of my works are destination wedding but today I want to show you a classic italian wedding. Alessia and Daniele are a sweet couple from Tuscany that hired me many months ago for their dreamy wedding in Certaldo, I was happy to be their photographer since Alessia was so excited about the pictures I did in my works that I felt I…

Real wedding: Joanna & Ciro – destination wedding in Tuscany

Aaaaah, Joanna and Ciro’s wedding! This has been one of my favourite wedding so far, the calm and relaxed mood, the perfect weather, the kind people from the UK, the location that fitted perfectly  this destination wedding but most of all Joanna and Ciro have been so nice and welcoming that I could even forget I was working that day.   Joanna and Ciro are a very nice couple from London, I met them some months…

Trash the dress in Florence

Have you ever been to Florence ? If you haven’t I can only tell you that you NEED to visit the city, you’ll love it for sure. if you have…..have you ever walked in the desert streets at dawn ? That’s the best way to appreciate our magnificent city without thousands of people and most of all with the quiet sound of the Arno river while you walk through Ponte Vecchio. The couple that hired…