If you’re looking for a romantic and picturesque location for your engagement shoot, look no further than the stunning Val d’Orcia in Tuscany, Italy. This breathtakingly beautiful valley is home to rolling hills, sunflower fields, and ancient olive groves, all surrounded by picturesque towns and villages that offer endless opportunities for stunning photographs, I like to call it my “playground” since I often got to shoot in this beautiful area.
One of the most iconic locations in Val d’Orcia is the Cipressi of San Quirico d’Orcia. These tall, slender cypress trees have become synonymous with Tuscany and are a popular spot for photography. The trees create an incredible backdrop for engagement photos, adding a touch of drama and elegance to any shoot, that’s why this local couple chose to have their engagement shooting in such a perfect location.
Summer is the perfect time to visit the Val d’Orcia and take advantage of the beautiful weather and stunning natural surroundings. Whether you’re planning a rustic shoot in a field of sunflowers or a sophisticated shoot in front of the town’s historic buildings, the Val d’Orcia offers a variety of locations to suit every style and preference.
To make the most of your engagement shoot in Val d’Orcia, it’s essential to plan ahead. We can talk about your vision for the shoot and work together to find the best locations and lighting condition. Consider also bringing along a change of clothes or accessories to add variety to your photos and bring out your personality if you want.
When it comes to outfits, keep in mind the colors and styles that will complement the surroundings. The warm tones of Tuscany’s landscape are perfect for earthy, muted colors like olive green, burnt orange, and creamy white. Don’t be afraid to mix and match textures and patterns to create a unique and personalized look.
Finally, be sure to take some time to enjoy the beauty of Val d’Orcia while you’re there. Take a romantic stroll through the sunflower fields or enjoy a glass of local wine in one of the charming cafes or restaurants. Your engagement shoot is an opportunity to capture the essence of your love in a stunning location, so make the most of it and create memories that will last a lifetime.
I’ll be more than happy to be your photographer for such a beautiful and romantic experience 🙂