In mid September, Garret and I got in my car and drove to JFK, waited in line at security, had a drink at the bar, and stepped on a flight bound for Milan, Italy. It took a lot of traveling to get to Dom & Annet's wedding. Something I enjoy as it is, especially when it's Italy, a place I hadn't been in seven years.
It wasn't like we just got there, and started shooting the wedding. Our time in Italy involved staying right along side everyone, going on a tour of a winery, wandering the streets of Florence and Tuscan Countryside. We even went to the bachelor party in Florence. No cameras were brought along for the bachelor party.
Dom & Annette's wedding itself took place at the Santa Maria Novella in the middle of Florence, a basilica that was built in the 1200 & 1300's. Walking into a building with that much beauty and history is a profound experience. Aside from just being able to photograph sucha location. Dom & Annette's wedding was the absolute last wedding to ever be held at the Santa Maria Novella, and I got to photograph it.
As if the location of the ceremony wasn't enough, having the reception at the Villa Medicea Di Lilliano, an absolutely jaw dropping estate in the hills of Tuscany. The following day we shot portraits around the properties where we stayed as well as in Florence. Driving a van around Florence was certainly one of the more stressful experiences of my life, but incredibly worth it.
I am insanely proud of this wedding. It's the most photos I've ever shot at a wedding, the most photos I've ever delivered, and absolutely some of my best work. Not to mention just being a part of this wedding was an incredible adventure!
Planner - The Tuscan Wedding
Venue - Villa Medicea Di Lillano