As the 2012 wedding season was coming to a close for me this was a great job to get at the end of the summer. Fantastic locations to photograph in Tuscany coupled with a great group of people made for a fun day of wedding photography.
The day started at Fattoria il Lago, just outside Florence Among the vineyards our couple stayed in the traditional Tuscan farmhouse apartments.
And from there they made the short journey to the church in Sandetole where the wedding service was held. It was a stormy day but fortunately the weather stayed dry for the arrival of the bride.
Inside the church, which is attached to the local convent, the flower girls paved the way for the arrival of the bride.
Our couple were married in a traditional Catholic wedding service. With the vows taken in front of family and friends in a lovely intimate atmosphere.
With a small group it meant that I had lots of opportunities to photograph all the little moments that make it such fun to photograph weddings.
And for the most important people it clearly was an unforgettable day.
After the service our couple were greeted not by confetti but by bubbles and by their reaction it was a nice surprise for them!
These few minutes after the service are when I always need to be on my toes when all the guests want to congratulate the bride and groom. It's always a tricky time to get a good shot of the bride and groom but these shots have a nice dynamic to them with all the hustle and bustle of the day.
And what a car to be driving yourself back from your wedding in! Clearly was one of the grooms favorite moments of the day.
And back a Fattoria Il Lago the storm clouds were still gathering. Maybe not quite the blue skies we had in mind but it made for some dramatic photographs.
The Fattoria is still a working vineyard with grapes having been cultivated on the land for many centuries.
Below is a shot we got by the outdoor swimming pool, a great view but not a day for a post wedding swim!
And finally the sun peeped through for a few minutes which meant we had some nice light to get some portrait photographs before we finished.