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Imagine this … Engagement lake Como – Hilton Lake Como

Imagine this … Let’s say your name is Bhavni, you’re a British, with Indian origins. You took a plane with your sister and you will meet Rushabh, your boyfriend on Lake Como, in the beautiful and newly opened Hilton Lake Como. You are very excited and happy to spend a weekend in Italy. With your sister, her boyfriend and yours. You’ve just arrived at the hotel,  you take some time in the hotel room to rest.  Rushabh hasn’t yet to arrived. You are invited to visit the panoramic terrace to take a first look at Lake Como from a unique point of view. You get to the top floor, the elevator opens and you go out onto the terrace, line the infinity …

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Best Wedding Venues for astounding wedding photos in Italy

Guest post: Best Wedding Venues for astounding wedding photos in Italy Let me introduce the guest post author of today, Katie Jones  from orlajames.com. She loves to write, travel, practice yoga and read at any available moment! Currently writing for Orla James she adores living by the sea in Brighton UK with all of its creative opportunities that it brings.   Getting married is always a magical and romantic event. With love in the air, you and your partner want everything to be absolutely perfect. Apart from the fanfare that follows the ceremony, family, friends, and love, what is also important is your venue or location. If you’re looking for a beautiful venue that has beaches, mountains, clear waters, Villas, Castles, …

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Engagement shooting in Milan

Engagement shooting in Milan It’s Sunday morning in May, in the beautiful park of Monza, near Milan. Nora and Stefano quietly walk on the green, behind them the Villa Reale. The sun begins to warm up but we arrived early, so we are quite alone. Stefano, perhaps, is a bit more shy but is led by Nora. What interests me most, during these shootings, is that they are in their confort zone, relaxed and bored by me. I rarely ask my couples to kiss, I let it happen, to have some more spontaneous, true photos. They say that kissing is therapeutic, relaxing. This engagement shooting I generally shot before the wedding day and gives us the opportunity to get in confidence, create a relationship. Taking pictures …

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Wedding in Villa Regina Teodolinda – Laglio

Wedding in Villa Regina Teodolinda – Laglio It’s been almost a year I know Mailin and Thomas. I photographed them with Leopold, their smily child, in a family portrait on Lake Como. Then the civil wedding in Como, in spring. And at the end of the summer it was the most natural thing for me to photograph their wedding in Laglio, in the intimate Villa Regina Teodolinda, overlooking the lake. And in fact I enjoyed from the first to last minute of this day. Thomas is a smiling and fun person, but when the moment becomes intense, he doesn’t  fail to show his feelings. Mailin, calm and romantic. Curious, she looked often out of the window the arrival of the guests. She looked like …

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Jewish Elopement at Grand Hotel Tremezzo – Lake Como

 Jewish Elopement at Grand Hotel Tremezzo – Lake Como A small, intimate jewish elopement in Lake Como. He is a Canadian, smiling and calm. She is very young and beautiful. Attentive to all the details and with even two dresses. Everything happened at the Grand Hotel Tremezzo, first in the suite for the getting ready. Then the “fashion” shooting that Katrin asked me was really easy with her. Here are some shots: Thanks to Nicole, event Manager at Gran Hotel Tremezzo and Ornella MakeUp and Hair artist by Hair-Point . Here the slideshow of the elopement at Grand Hotel Tremezzo:   Here in Italian: Matrimonio intimo al Grand Hotel Tremezzo  

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Gardone Riviera – La Torre San Marco – October Wedding

Gardone Riviera – La Torre San Marco – October Wedding. Gardone Riviera, Hotel Fasano. The lake is watching us, the warm October sun gives us a sweet and warm light. The wedding season is over, today is the last event of the year. Patty lights a cigarette on the balcony of the suite. Slowly inhale, smoke is light, coming out from the slightly open mouth. The fingers hold up the cigarette with elegance. I do not interrupt that moment, I just photograph it. … The dress has an essential line, beautiful. The black gloves and the warm, vaporous stole define her style. Patty is ready, the Porsche arrives, I make myself small and I sit in the back seats. The sun is in our eyes, …

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Wedding in Villa Orsini Colonna, Imbersago

Wedding in Villa Orsini Colonna, Imbersago From the window of the library of  Villa Orsini Colonna  there were two huge deer, quietly eating the grass in the park surrounding the property. The light came in through the tall windows and was reflected on the floor, almost completely covered with carpets. Right in the large library Francesca was preparing herself. Surrounded by lots of wood, books, a warm marble fireplace and, of course, friends and family. There was mum, warmly with Francesca but also with her husband. Daddy going around, watching and smiling. The sister, shy, curious, looking at Francesca with admiration. I loved this family from the first moment. Francesca’s black curls have been tamed and she is finally ready to put on her dress. Mom, …

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Cuban Italian Wedding in Lake Garda

Cuban Italian Wedding in Lake Garda I often meet “brides mothers” in my job and I perceive that this particular situation can bring with it some more worries. Small children often feel the tension of the day and more than once I heard that in that morning they had a few dashes of fever. The mother (and bride) of course in such a situation is even more under pressure, despite the help of all relatives and friends. In this wedding, just a few days before , Maria’s daughter, about 10 years old, broke her arm. Nothing is simple in life, especially getting married. 😉 A beautiful girl like her mother and very proud of her dress. He showed it to me after a …

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An intimate and romantic wedding at Villa del Balbianello – Lake Como

An intimate and romantic wedding at Villa del Balbianello – Lake Como Sometimes it takes only a few words, of those who can write well, to describe the love between two people. The words of  Scott Matthew in Surgery can give that feeling. Scott describes that mystery and for a moment it seems clear but in a few seconds fades again. Listen to it if you like. Here you can find the lyrics : https://genius.com/Scott-matthew-surgery-lyrics Telling the story of Michelle and Matthew in pictures is the same challenge. I was in front of true love, physically perceived while looking at them under the loggia of Villa del Balbianello. An intimate wedding, a few guests who were silent like me facing something rare. We were all …

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A warm autumn wedding day in Italy

A warm autumn wedding day in Italy Grooms don’t get me wrong, I often talk about bride’s getting ready and rarely the Grooms side, because I usually take care of the preparation of the bride photos … For this reason it is natural to tell these stories. And when there is a dad in the story, it will be a moment that I will hardly forget. Ilara, with a contagious smile, enjoyed every single moment of her preparation but mostly she enjoyed all the people around her. She found the time for her dear friend Roberta. But perhaps the most intense moment, before marriage, was the hug with the father. The father who was moved and didn’t want to leave her anymore. Nice to …

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From the Fjords to Lake Como, the step is short – Norwegian Wedding at the Grand Hotel Tremezzo

From the Fjords to Lake Como, the step is short – Norwegian Wedding at the Grand Hotel Tremezzo Entering the suite the front window almost blinds me, the lake is like a mirror and the light explodes in the room, passing thought the dress. I see Ursula, her fingers flew on her Mac’s keyboard,  she was finishing the readings of her witnesses I guess. His eyes fixed on the screen, her shoulders straight, motionless. I felt a little tension in the air. Her friends move fast in the room. They adjust the dress, hide some suitcases. They said something in Norwegian, I didn’t understand of course, but I think they wanted to reset the room for the photos ;). Mikkel and Ursula came from Norway to marry on …

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Lake Garda, calm but impressive. La Torre San Marco wedding of Sabine and Bart

Lake Garda, calm but impressive. La Torre San Marco wedding wedding of Sabine and Bart I grew up enjoying the sea, like most of us. Sea of ​​Friuli, Campania. Beautiful places, beautiful feeling of salty water, sunset on the far horizon. But doing this job I discovered the lake, indeed the lakes. Lake Maggiore, Lake Como and Lake Garda. It’s the Garda lake that is today the protagonist of this wedding in Gardone Riviera at Torre San Marco – Villa Fiordaliso. The location is amazing and the lake’s mood is fascinating. Calm but impressive just like the lake could be. Sabine and Bart come from Belgium, this year Belgium was very important to me, just a few weeks ago I was in Antwerp for …

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Elisa and Michele, Wedding in the Castle of Vigoleno

Elisa and Michele, Wedding in the Castle of Vigoleno In Elisa’s room: The red velvet canopy bed, the paintings, the antique mirror… I know them very well. Elisa is sitting silently, looking through the window, her fingers tapping on her knees. The hills of Piacenza, in front of her, reflect the light entering the red room of the Vigoleno Castle. In Michele’s room: His eyes were dancing around without rest, a few intimate friends around, helping him in this strong moment. Michelle smiles, almost trembling. I rarely see grooms so excited. I try to distract him by explaining that in Elisa’s room is all smooth. He relaxes a little and dresses in a few minutes. In Elisa’s room: Time flies, the frenzy increases. There’s a lot …

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Castle of Montecavallo Wedding – Biella Giulia and Giacomo, July 7th 2017

Castle of Montecavallo Wedding – Biella Giulia and Giacomo, July 7th 2017 I write quietly from a café in Piazza San Fedele, Milan, behind the gallery. Huge windows show me what’s going on out there. Two traffic wardens get bored, a teenager leaning on the wall was listens to music with his new, cumbersome but brand new, Beats. A very young couple in the background, silent. The sun of this incredible Italian October warms the “walking distracted” tourists. No music in the coffee shop. I also put my headphones and  Colin Hay’s Beautiful World starts playing. My eyes go out again, now I see a couple around 65 years old, sitting on a bench right in front of me, she embraces him from behind and kisses his cheek. Then he turns …

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Wedding at Villa Monastero Pax – Lenno – Rachell and Chris

Wedding at Villa Monastero Pax – Lenno – Rachell and Chris I have to tell the truth, I didn’t have the opportunity to meet Rachell and Chris before the wedding, it often happens, the distance plays against me and this English couple have been presented to me the same day of wedding by Gemma (My Lake Como Wedding), the warm wedding planner who organized this event. Yes, warm, but I’ll tell you later. I said I didn’t really know Rachel and Chris so I can’t tell a lot about them. I have been shiny entering in their day, as always, watching them before photographing them. I saw Chris, passionate and smiling, happy to be surrounded by his friends, cheerful but caring for him. He seemed very quiet, but …

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Wedding at Belmond Hotel Splendido Portofino

Wedding at Belmond Hotel Splendido Portofino When Anne and Matthew first met they were teenagers, they dated and felt in love. Too young perhaps, with life to live, after a while they took different paths. Anne, however, is a great friend of Matthew’s sister. This friendship is strong and precious. They grow together, they shared everything. They met again after almost twenty years, each one with their own stories and lives behind them. But nothing has changed within them, love resumes, as it had been paused, bigger than ever. Life can surprise you, every day. From Northampton, in the heart of England, they fly to Portofino for their wedding, an unforgettable place. Anne was kindly introduced me by Diane and Giuseppe Rossi, great friends …

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Isola del Garda Wedding

Isola del Garda Wedding A girl dressed in red looks at the lake ‘s still water from the terrace, the sun shines on this perfect day. The white, essential, elegant wedding dress was already in the right place. Mom and a friend chatted sitting on the bed.   I see Sasha smiling in a video call showing the panorama across the world. This is the scene when I enter in the room of the hotel Fasano in Gardone Riviera, on Lake Garda.   I’m here for the wedding of Sasha and Paul, they will marry on the Island of Garda. Sasha is enjoying her day.   After the ceremony we moved to the San Marco Tower.   We took a boat …

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La Selva Giardino del Belvedere Wedding

La Selva Giardino del belvedere Wedding I arrive to the farmhouse the day before. The afternoon is warm, there is a bit of wind, in a couple of hours the sunset will arrive. I look at Google Maps and I see that Siena was at a sling. I go! The sun goes down quickly and I am in awe for the medieval streets of this incredible piece of art. Two lovers photograph themselves in front of the Duomo, small groups of friends are sitting in Piazza del Campo having fun. I decided to sit too and drink something while I observe this romantic scene. I think, tomorrow will be a great day, a wedding, a wonderful place, people who love each other. That’s my place. Where I feel free, where …

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Jewish wedding in Sorrento, Amalfi Coast – Gabriella and Robert

Jewish wedding in Sorrento, Amalfi Coast From “The whole universe obeys love” by F. Battiato “Rare is life in two…..made of slight gestures and affections of the day…..concrete or not we should move…as guests….full of kindness with delicate attention……not to disturb and it`s in some glances that….you see the infinity “ In a few words, Battiato explains what “life in two” is or it should be. I’ve discovered this song in the last month, but the part I prefer is when it pauses for a second, Battiato and Carmen Consoli, stops, take their breath together and start singing again. This pause, that breath seems almost when love comes to you, overwhelms you, maybe you don’t expect it and then you breathe … and …

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Wedding in Castello di Spessa Resort, Friuli Venezia Giulia

“It’s all in our eyes” Giorgio Armani once said, “The elegance is not to be noticed, but to be remembered.” And this is what comes to my mind when I think about Melissandre. We met this year for her wedding at Castello di Spessa, on the hills of my Friuli Venezia Giulia. I remember Melissandre for her natural elegance. The shyness sometimes overwhelmed her. Her eyes were glittering and unbelieving in what was happening to her. They were looking around to her precious friends who made her makeup and helped throughout the preparation. Even Kanoc, her little dog, seemed to look at her delighted. I was ther witness of all this. It was a mosaic of small gestures, accomplices and long hugs. When I took …

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