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Anniversary in Bellagio – Lake Como – Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni

20 years ago Lake Como began to become popular for couples from all over the world as a place for their destination wedding. The big hotels such as the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni in Bellagio, the Grand Hotel Tremezzo have ushered in a new era for the most elegant lake in the world. And just 20 years ago, two pioneers of destination weddings in Italy flew to Bellagio for a ceremony overlooking the lake. Here are some shots taken directly from the album that Lisa sent me just recently. I wasn’t the photographer, at the time maybe I was learning the trade. Time goes by, life goes fast. In love like the first day they wrote to me because they …

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A wedding in Milan, Italy

We met in the Cadorna area of ​​Milan. It is noon, the city is full of people, cars and bicycles whizzing on the tram tracks. I met Chiara and Federico for the first time and we went to eat something together in a nearby restaurant. I told them a little about how I work. They are curious, open and enthusiastic about the photos I show them. I immediately had the feeling that it would be great to work with them. After listening to me they asked me to photograph their wedding.Giving me freedom and confidence. I waited all summer to photograph them, in my favorite period of the year, the end of September. The light is beautiful in late summer, …

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Vows renewal at the Hilton Lake Como

Vows renewal at the Hilton Lake Como, a complete experience This is the story of a total experience that Alice and Stefano lived at Hilton Lake Como. We are talking about Lake Como, Italy, a fantastic suite all for them, a Jacuzzi pool, an intimate ceremony, incredible flowers and a candlelit dinner for their renewal of vows. The photographic story begins when they wake up with a sweet breakfast in bed. We started from here, I and Vittore for the photos and Valerio and Elisa for the video. Photographing a whole day, alternating, helping each other, without being intrusive, this was the real challenge. The blue sky, the passing waterplanes, and the sound of the water. We entered on tiptoe, …

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A perfect wedding in Varenna, Lake Como

LAKE COMO, VILLA CIPRESSI The details Organizing a wedding in the smallest detail and succeeding to perfection is nothing short.Details aren’t just the dress, the setting, the right location but also and above all the timing.The management schedules is very important in an event. Especially when looking for a beautiful result and a great experience for the guests . Timetable Timetable management is crucial when there are dozens of people, a challenging preparation of the bride, an outdoor ceremony, a photo session, a boat trip and a dinner to coincide with the blue hour.The blue hour is immediately after sunset, when the sky is blue and not black, the candles on the table create the right atmosphere and you can …

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Isola del Garda Wedding – Rebecca and Richard

Mid September, it’s very hot on Lake Garda today.Walking through the streets of Saló, I avoid the sunny lake walk and I arrive at the apartment where Rebecca is getting ready.There are girlfriends, mum, two twin smiling girls running around. I meet Samantha Pretto, the Makup artist. We often work together between Lake Como and Garda. She is simply phenomenal and always puts at ease the most agitated brides. I could tell a story about every phase of this wedding, the boat, the splendid Isola del Garda, the speeches, the candlelit dinner and the laughters during the exchange of the rings, but I will tell a unique moment that I photographed.Often during a wedding photo shoot I photograph, observe and …

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Engagement in Villa del Balbianello – Hugh and Lina

Late October, the leaves vibrate a thousand colors, the wind makes the boats dance slightly on the water. The view from the top of the villa is almost 360° on Lake Como, the mountains are close and you hear the bell towers that looks so small from here. It’s a popular place, but in some moments very quiet. I always arrive early in Villa del Balbianello, looking for new corners and photographing the landscape that changes with the changing light and seasons. I am not landscape photographer guy, but the only picture of this kind that I printed and hung at home I took it from here. I am here to photograph Hugh and Lina’s engagement. Lina doesn’t know anything. …

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Intimate wedding in Tuscany

The wedding location in Tuscany Palazzo Vanneschi is locate in a ancient small village. Walking along the edge of the pool you can see the Tuscan hills, behind there is a forest that refreshes parties and aperitifs during summer sunsets. The team Here I find friends that I haven’t seen for a year, they welcome me with affection, we can’t hugh each other but it’s as if we did it. Working alongside other professionals during weddings creates harmony, friendship and it is nice to see each other again and relive together an intense day like a wedding day. Claudia the owner of Palazzo Vanneschi , Mery Ceccarelli and her team with their beautiful flowers and the catering guys: I vecchi …

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Lake Garda shooting: what do Peter Peter Lindbergh, Christopher Nolan, Brassaï and Avedon do together?

Every time I am engaged for an editorial photo shoot, a shooting where there is no rush, there is a great team and a unique location like Sirmione in Lake Garda, I start studying, pulling books out of my library. It starts from the absolute master Peter Lindbergh, A different vision on fashion photographyIt’s a huge book, featuring incredible photos of 80’s and 90’s. Franco Carlisi, Il valzer di un giornoIt was a gift from my wife, a great Sicilian photographer, with a very particular eye. Avedon: Murals & PortraitsA book as surprising as its author Brassaï, ParisThe night, the rain in the streets of Paris. A discreet, elegant photographer. Luigi Ghirri, Still LifeHere I clean my mind of all the …

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LGBT Love – Wedding in Trentino

LGBT Love – Wedding in Trentino This is not a post on LGBT, Gay or samesex marriage, this post is about love. Here the story: Backpack and cameras are ready and ,  after a long trip, Vittore and I arrived in a magical place called Trentino. The mountains are reflected on the lakes, the leaves are rapidly changing color, the sun is hot but in the shade you immediately realize that we are in October and over 1000m of altitude. Comfortable shoes, cameras in hand, let’s take a look around. We found the perfect places for our shooting. So here are the ingredients of our recipe: – The mountains of Trentino, always there, always changing – Two girls, beautiful, romantic …

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Bride day in Venice !

Bride day in Venice ! Every time I think at the most beautiful places for a wedding, Venice is at top 10 list. Then something magic happened. What happened? Me, Claudia (Fiori di Testa magician and Wedding (fabulous) Planner) and Federica (makeup ARTIST!) decided to locate a shooting in this incredible place. VENICE! And so we did it. We studied the palette, the patterns of Venice and the bride’s dress with Atelier Bolzano. And Micaela (the model) was just the perfect match. Me and Vittore Buzzi at the cameras. Shake with some ice… and this is the result.   Some Weddings:   Lake Garda, calm but impressive. Villa Fiordaliso wedding wedding of Sabine and Bart A tea in Venice, intimate wedding – …

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Anniversary shooting in Lake Como

Anniversary shooting in Lake Como  June 1st, Lake Como, Varenna. The day is hot, I arrive early in the gardens of Villa Monastero so I can have a little walk before starting the shooting. I get almost to the end of the park, there is a some wind and the water splashes under a small terrace overlooking the lake. This garden and the center of Varenna are among my favorite places on the lake. On the other hand, I shoot my first wedding as professional photographer right here, “a few” years ago 😉 . Polina and Dennis today celebrate 10 years of marriage.  They got married in Italy, Tuscany. They are both comfortable in front of the camera, the sun …

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Wedding in Milan – A dinner with friends

A dinner with friends Sunlight enters the huge glass wall of a small café in Corso Garibaldi, Milan. Computer screens create trapezoidal shadows on small tables. I hear the coffee machine puffing over the music on my headphones. To write my posts I take refuge in crowded coworking cafes in Milan. They are a something between bookstores, cafes, social clubs. You can find rooms where vinyl plays, walls signed by passing influencers, sometimes small live concerts. A bike hanging over me, a 50’s Coca Cola fridge full of books, I almost smell the freshly printed paper. And it is here that I remember receiving Davide’s first email for his marriage with Alessandro. After a few messages we agree to get …

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Babymoon shooting in Lake Como - Varenna

Babymoon shooting in Lake Como – Varenna

Babymoon shooting in Lake Como – Varenna I start with one of my favorite  photography services this year 2020. A couple shooting, but there are three of them. Justin wrote to me that Marilyn, his wife, is expecting a beautiful baby girl. Talking with him, I tell him that I also have a little girl named Camilla and coincidentally theirs will also her baby Camila, but with one L. The case sometimes amazes. He also sent me a link on the origin of the name, which I wasn’t aware of ;-). It’s an afternoon in late January, we meet in Varenna close to Villa Monastero. The warm sun and the romantic light accompany us through the narrow streets of this …

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Villa del Balbianello Wedding – Lake Como

Villa del Balbianello Wedding – Lake Como The boats arrive with the guests to Villa di Balbianello’s dock. Black tuxedos and bow ties, very high heels, colorful and bright clothes, English hats. They come a little at a time, chatting and laughing. Getting married with the children watching you from the front row it a strong feeling. They are there with the expression of those who see the film of their life. It means believing in that, taking a day for themselves, after a life dedicated to the family. Doing it in Lake Como, in such a unique and elegant villa is a dream. Flowers, imperial tables, fun and music. Surrounded by windows overlooking the lake, that look like paintings …

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Wedding Villa Lario Resort – Mandello Lake Como

Wedding Villa Lario Resort – Mandello Lake Como Warm light reflects on the water of the lake and enters through the window that overlooks the small @Villa Lario Resort‘S dock. A little girl tries on her princess dress and her little cousin runs naked into the room laughing. He runs looking back, pursued by his aunt, and literally invests the bed, which blocks him, softly. Taylor is ready, waiting for her dad coming in seconds. It’s a strong moment. I have rarely seen fathers resist to tears and daughters to hugs. Outside there is Jack who is waiting with their baby in his arms. Jack is certainly trained for moments of tension, he is a professional footballer  of Derby County Team (47 goals in …

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Argentine wedding on Lake Como

Argentine wedding on Lake Como Imagine living in a land as splendid as Argentina. Patagonia, el Calafate, Ushaia (La fine del Mundo) … are just some incredible places in this beautiful land. Imagine that you decide to get married. Imagine where. A different and exotic place, magical and romantic. Imagine Italy, Lake Como, the silence of the peaceful water and the sun disappearing behind the mountains. Villa Aura del Lago, Limonta. The large terrace overlooks the mountains and below them a Riva boat buzz. The pool is immobile, the trees defend it from the sun. Maria Belen and Gonzalo, with their cheerful families, arrived a few days ago. It’s an intimate marriage, I switch between the room of Gonzalo and …

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Wedding in Cinque Terre – Monterosso Al Mare

Wedding in Cinque Terre – Monterosso Al Mare My Skype rings, it’s a call from Japan, today I’ll meet Miho and Daniel, an Anglo-Japanese couple. They will marry in the Cinque Terre, in a hermitage, above Monterosso al Mare. They tell me about them, how they imagine the day and how Melina, their trusted wedding planner, is helping them in every detail, big and small. Olive leaves and lemons on the round tables, the ceremony on a natural terrace with breathtaking views. Guests among the olive trees. They imagine a warm August evening, the slow sunset. There will be a first dance by the pool, they send me the choreography preview. All these details make me understand a lot about them, …

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Lake Maggiore Wedding day – Carmen and Severin

Lake Maggiore Wedding day – Carmen and Severin After a fiery summer I start writing again on my blog. The winter season is upon us, I will have more time for study, inspiration and reflection. But let’s dive into the story of Carmen and Severin. I remember this hot and peaceful day in August. The windows look like paintings. The sky is blue, the lake reflectes on Carmen. A huge white cloud passes without seeing us. The room is silent, the dress hanging, fresh flowers waiting in a transparent vase. Carmen eats something with her dearest friend, they laugh, they speak softly. The dress slides over her, her hair is soft and gathered. Carmen looks through the glass at the …

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Wedding at Susans Castle – Majano

Wedding at Susans Castle – Majano Every time I come back to Friuli Venezia Giulia for my weddings I discover how beautiful Friuli is. And also this time it didn’t disappointed my expectations. The first unforgettable place was the church in Piazza San Giacomo, Udine. Piazza San Giacomo is in the heart of Udine. Pastel colored small buildings surround the white church. People is used to stop in a cafè under the big umbrellas and drink something in this relaxing environment. Udine is elegant, is quiet, the food is great as well as the wine, of course. Giulia and Luca live not far from here and they are really in love with their city. The places where they grow up …

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A Wedding at Isola Bella Borromeo Lake Maggiore – Villa Palazzo Aminta

A Wedding at Isola Bella Borromeo Lake Maggiore – Villa Palazzo Aminta Villa Aminta hadn’t yet inaugurated the season and was completely reserved for this wedding. The whole building and staff were therefore totally dedicated to Ushma and Sid’s guests. The couple are two Londoners with Indian origins who got married here on March 30th. The first wedding of the season couldn’t have been better and was brilliantly organised by the amazing wedding planner, Angelo Garini, who took care of every detail during the entire day at Villa Garini and Cà Bianchetti. The ceremony was conducted by Blessings From Italy and took place in this beautiful lakeside villa. Isola Bella is a dream and we couldn’t miss the opportunity to …

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