Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Rome Wedding at Santa Susanna

As well as meeting a lot of great people being a wedding photographer in Italy also gives me the opportunity to photograph in some of the most beautiful locations. The Church of Santa Susanna in Rome is one of those. 

It's one of the 25 oldest churches in Rome and is dedicated to Saint Susanna who was martyred in 293AD. A church was first built on the site in 330AD but it wasn't until the 16th Century that the church took on the form it has today.

It makes the most incredible setting for a wedding in modern Rome. The stunning architecture and frescoes give a backdrop that's a brides dream. And of course a photographers dream too! 

The wedding itself was on one of the hottest days of the year so far in Rome so extra credit to the bridal party for looking so great in the conditions!

 It was a engaging and personal service, one of those days that made you realise the job of photographer can be quite a privilege.

 I also was very fortunate that the priest allowed me to move around the church freely so that I could get so many different angles to really show off the beauty of the frescoes.

 Of course at the end of the day it's all about the bride and groom and what a beautiful backdrop this makes for the vows.

 This picture below was one of my favorites from the day as it truly gives you a perspective of the enormity of the Church, something that's not always easy to appreciate in a photograph.

But what really made it a great occasion was people, and ultimately that's my real joy of photography, capturing moments!

 Santa Susanna is the National American Catholic Church in Rome.

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