Thursday, May 2, 2013

Intimate Wedding at Santa Susanna in Rome.

Wedding photography in Rome at Santa Susanna, Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon.

This was a wonderful afternoon's shooting in Rome working with a fantastic couple from the USA. This small, intimate service was held at the Church of Santa Susanna, the home of the American Catholic Church in Rome.

The brides preparations were relaxed and fun in a fantastic location just off the Trevi Fountain. It's always one of my favorite moments photographing those last few minutes and the arrival of an excited bride at the church.

As the groom and his witness took their positions in the church I had a few minutes to photograph the bride in one of the side rooms of the church. I love the picture below as it caught the light coming across the bride from the window perfectly.

This next picture summed up for me all that was important on the day. It's caught a great expression on the groom as he watches his bride coming up the isle but not only that it captures the priest looking on at the groom. Even though they were getting married in Rome they'd managed to acquire the services of their previous parish priest to take the service!

The church of Santa Susanna's is one of my favorites in Rome, the exterior in unassuming but when you step inside the interior is breathtaking and a photographer's dream.

From whichever angle you look!

One of the key things for me when photographing a small wedding in such a large church is to both capture the scale and size of the building but also the intimacy of the moment.

This ceremony was just the bride and groom and their witnesses so it mean't there was a great chance for me to photograph the church with the pews empty. 

And here's a lovely spotainious monent as the bride and groom came out of the church. All that planning had paid off and now it was time for a whistle stop tour of Rome!

First stop was the Pantheon. It's always crowded here but we managed to find some space to shoot our bride and groom in front of those spectacular pillars!

And wherever you are in Rome, you're never too far away from a Gladiator!

Which mean't the next obvious stop was the Colosseum.

 And of course to finish we ended up back where  we started, back at the Trevi Fountain.

My congratulations go to this lovely couple that made my job very easy on the day.
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