Wedding Photographer: Casa Cornacchi, Tuscany: Chris & Sarah

Amy was the wedding photographer at Casa Cornacchi, Tuscany, Italy for Chris & Sarah’s wedding.

… And so the heatwave continued on .. an on .. and on .. until .. the wettest of wet days in beautiful Tuscany when it all turned grey, the storms were violent and the rain poured heavier than ever before. The wonderful wedding of Chris & Sarah and the very beautiful Casa Cornacchi: despite the soggy nature of the day, the wedding was absolutely full of fun, laughter and tears and indeed the weather did behave for the key bits of the day. Take a look:

Casa Cornacchi, a wonderful venue and snapped as the clouds cleared.

wedding photographer casa cornacchi 001 Wedding Photographer: Casa Cornacchi, Tuscany: Chris & Sarah

“A wet Bride is a lucky Bride” so say the Italians!

wedding photographer casa cornacchi 002 Wedding Photographer: Casa Cornacchi, Tuscany: Chris & Sarah

How cute is this?!

wedding photographer casa cornacchi 003 Wedding Photographer: Casa Cornacchi, Tuscany: Chris & Sarah

Lucky charm.

wedding photographer casa cornacchi 004 Wedding Photographer: Casa Cornacchi, Tuscany: Chris & Sarah

Lots of presents for the lovely Bride.

wedding photographer casa cornacchi 005 Wedding Photographer: Casa Cornacchi, Tuscany: Chris & Sarah

Handsome Groom.

wedding photographer casa cornacchi 006 Wedding Photographer: Casa Cornacchi, Tuscany: Chris & Sarah

A light-hearted ceremony in a stunning local church.

wedding photographer casa cornacchi 007 Wedding Photographer: Casa Cornacchi, Tuscany: Chris & Sarah

The sun came out just at the right moment.

wedding photographer casa cornacchi 008 Wedding Photographer: Casa Cornacchi, Tuscany: Chris & Sarah

Just married.

wedding photographer casa cornacchi 009 Wedding Photographer: Casa Cornacchi, Tuscany: Chris & Sarah

Gorgeous.

wedding photographer casa cornacchi 010 Wedding Photographer: Casa Cornacchi, Tuscany: Chris & Sarah

Back at Casa Cornacchi now. I love this one of Sarah.

wedding photographer casa cornacchi 011 Wedding Photographer: Casa Cornacchi, Tuscany: Chris & Sarah

Beautifully-dressed venue.

wedding photographer casa cornacchi 012 Wedding Photographer: Casa Cornacchi, Tuscany: Chris & Sarah

Fun group shots and a great group of friends.

wedding photographer casa cornacchi 013 Wedding Photographer: Casa Cornacchi, Tuscany: Chris & Sarah

Welcomed into the gardens for aperitivi.

wedding photographer casa cornacchi 014 Wedding Photographer: Casa Cornacchi, Tuscany: Chris & Sarah

Too pretty to eat!

wedding photographer casa cornacchi 015 Wedding Photographer: Casa Cornacchi, Tuscany: Chris & Sarah

Cooling off.

wedding photographer casa cornacchi 016 Wedding Photographer: Casa Cornacchi, Tuscany: Chris & Sarah

So much laughter all day long.

wedding photographer casa cornacchi 017 Wedding Photographer: Casa Cornacchi, Tuscany: Chris & Sarah

An usher doing a grand job.

wedding photographer casa cornacchi 018 Wedding Photographer: Casa Cornacchi, Tuscany: Chris & Sarah

We managed a Group Shot of the whole party before the heavens opened again.

wedding photographer casa cornacchi 019 Wedding Photographer: Casa Cornacchi, Tuscany: Chris & Sarah

The florist did an amazing job.

wedding photographer casa cornacchi 020 Wedding Photographer: Casa Cornacchi, Tuscany: Chris & Sarah

Hilarious!

wedding photographer casa cornacchi 021 Wedding Photographer: Casa Cornacchi, Tuscany: Chris & Sarah

Well, everyone was worried but in the end, the sun came out at exactly the right time. Such a fun day. Thanks for having me -Amyx

Chenin’s Head Sculpture on Exhibition: Galleria Grefti, Umbertide

We finally got to see Chenin’s head sculpture completely finished at the opening of Sarah’s Show ‘Volto’ in one of our local towns, Umbertide. The exhibition is running until the 19th June and is well worth a visit. Galleria Grefti is just a few doors down from the main piazza in the centre of town.

Sarah painted her ‘heads’ in different vibrant colours and chose terracotta for Chenin’s. We love it and Chenin loved posing in front of her sculpture for all of the cameras!

Sarah takes commissions for these head sculptures so please drop me a line and I’ll put you in touch if it’s something you’d like to have done. What an heirloom!

Sarah Grefti 007 Chenins Head Sculpture on Exhibition: Galleria Grefti, Umbertide

Here’s Sarah (centre) with her ‘head models’ (with the exception of Ralph Fiennes.)

Sarah Grefti 012 Chenins Head Sculpture on Exhibition: Galleria Grefti, Umbertide

Here’s a couple of shots from the Opening evening. A huge thanks to our friends who came along in support – Sergio, Cornelle, Anna & Georgia, Jeff & Jude, Steve, Sam & Daisy – mwah x

Sarah Grefti 001 Chenins Head Sculpture on Exhibition: Galleria Grefti, Umbertide

Sarah Grefti 003 Chenins Head Sculpture on Exhibition: Galleria Grefti, Umbertide

Sarah Grefti 005 Chenins Head Sculpture on Exhibition: Galleria Grefti, Umbertide

Sarah Grefti 010 Chenins Head Sculpture on Exhibition: Galleria Grefti, Umbertide

Well done Sarah and THE most enormous thank you xx

Wedding Photographer: Malcesine Castle & Al Corsaro, Lake Garda: Matthew & Dinah

Amy was the wedding photographer at Malcesine Castle & Al Corsaro, Lake Garda, Italy for Matthew & Dinah’s wedding.

No sooner did I land back into Umbria and I packed up the car for Lake Garda and Malcesine, which I now know like the back of my hand! Malcesine Castle followed by a reception at Al Corsaro was the order of the day for the intimate, romantic and emotional wedding day of Matthew & Dinah. Laughter and tears all day long but over all, a very, very happy day.

Matthew, all ready and waiting for Dinah to arrive.

wedding photographer alcorsaro malcesine 036 Wedding Photographer: Malcesine Castle & Al Corsaro, Lake Garda: Matthew & Dinah

And here she is!

wedding photographer alcorsaro malcesine 037 Wedding Photographer: Malcesine Castle & Al Corsaro, Lake Garda: Matthew & Dinah

Dinah’s son gave her away and gave her a hand getting up the steps to the terrace in Malcesine Castle!

wedding photographer alcorsaro malcesine 038 Wedding Photographer: Malcesine Castle & Al Corsaro, Lake Garda: Matthew & Dinah

Matthew couldn’t hold back the tears.

wedding photographer alcorsaro malcesine 039 Wedding Photographer: Malcesine Castle & Al Corsaro, Lake Garda: Matthew & Dinah

An over-view of this very special ceremony spot.

wedding photographer alcorsaro malcesine 040 Wedding Photographer: Malcesine Castle & Al Corsaro, Lake Garda: Matthew & Dinah

The deed is done and Matthew is so happy that the tears flow again.

wedding photographer alcorsaro malcesine 041 Wedding Photographer: Malcesine Castle & Al Corsaro, Lake Garda: Matthew & Dinah

Happy family shot.

wedding photographer alcorsaro malcesine 042 Wedding Photographer: Malcesine Castle & Al Corsaro, Lake Garda: Matthew & Dinah

Matthew with his Best Man.

wedding photographer alcorsaro malcesine 043 Wedding Photographer: Malcesine Castle & Al Corsaro, Lake Garda: Matthew & Dinah

Possibly my favourite from the whole day – just love it!

wedding photographer alcorsaro malcesine 044 Wedding Photographer: Malcesine Castle & Al Corsaro, Lake Garda: Matthew & Dinah

Something a bit different here for me. What a landscape!

wedding photographer alcorsaro malcesine 045 Wedding Photographer: Malcesine Castle & Al Corsaro, Lake Garda: Matthew & Dinah

Gorgeous.

wedding photographer alcorsaro malcesine 046 Wedding Photographer: Malcesine Castle & Al Corsaro, Lake Garda: Matthew & Dinah

Guests were waiting at the Castle entrance with the confetti.

wedding photographer alcorsaro malcesine 047 Wedding Photographer: Malcesine Castle & Al Corsaro, Lake Garda: Matthew & Dinah

Time for a photo shoot around the picturesque town of Malcesine…

wedding photographer alcorsaro malcesine 048 Wedding Photographer: Malcesine Castle & Al Corsaro, Lake Garda: Matthew & Dinah

… before the Bride & Groom led the way in their tuc-tuc to the great restaurant of Al Corsaro on the water-side.

wedding photographer alcorsaro malcesine 049 Wedding Photographer: Malcesine Castle & Al Corsaro, Lake Garda: Matthew & Dinah

Matthew & Dinah’s gorgeous son.

wedding photographer alcorsaro malcesine 050 Wedding Photographer: Malcesine Castle & Al Corsaro, Lake Garda: Matthew & Dinah

Bubbles please!

wedding photographer alcorsaro malcesine 051 Wedding Photographer: Malcesine Castle & Al Corsaro, Lake Garda: Matthew & Dinah

Tables are set for the meal. Great location.

wedding photographer alcorsaro malcesine 052 Wedding Photographer: Malcesine Castle & Al Corsaro, Lake Garda: Matthew & Dinah

Best man in full-flow!

wedding photographer alcorsaro malcesine 053 Wedding Photographer: Malcesine Castle & Al Corsaro, Lake Garda: Matthew & Dinah

Hysterics!

wedding photographer alcorsaro malcesine 054 Wedding Photographer: Malcesine Castle & Al Corsaro, Lake Garda: Matthew & Dinah

Lovely.

wedding photographer alcorsaro malcesine 055 Wedding Photographer: Malcesine Castle & Al Corsaro, Lake Garda: Matthew & Dinah

Such a gorgeous day. Thanks -Amy x

A painting of my photograph

A little spin-off tale from the wedding of Phil & Eve. Eve’s sister Jenny has recently had a big birthday and received a very special gift. A portrait painting copied from a photograph of their daughters that I took at Phil & Eve’s wedding. This is a first for me and I love the way that people use my photographs in so many creative ways :-)

The talented artist is called Jonathan Henson, a part-time artist who will take commissions for this kind of work. Isn’t it great?

Portrait Painting 001 A painting of my photograph

Portrait Painting 002 A painting of my photograph

Great job!

Wedding Photographer: Halle St Peters, Manchester: Phil & Eve

Amy was the wedding photographer at Halle St Peters, Manchester, UK for Phil & Eve’s wedding.

So, my second wedding in the week that I was in the UK in August was a very special one for me. It’s not often that I photograph family or friends but this time, the Bride was someone that I had known from the day that she was born. Our parents were and are still best friends. I love weddings where I already know so many people – including my own parents of course :-)

Halle St Peters in the Ancoats area of Manchester is a wonderful venue. A deconsecrated church, it actually provides rehearsal and recording space for the Orchestra as well as hosting community projects and obviously, weddings. What I especially loved was the area. It’s up-and-coming but not yet hip-and-trendy. It’s industrial and gritty and I LOVED photographing in the surrounding streets. This was a really beautiful album so, in order to see more images, I am showing album pages again:

wedding photographer halle st peters 002 Wedding Photographer: Halle St Peters, Manchester: Phil & Eve

wedding photographer halle st peters 003 Wedding Photographer: Halle St Peters, Manchester: Phil & Eve

wedding photographer halle st peters 004 Wedding Photographer: Halle St Peters, Manchester: Phil & Eve

wedding photographer halle st peters 005 Wedding Photographer: Halle St Peters, Manchester: Phil & Eve

wedding photographer halle st peters 006 Wedding Photographer: Halle St Peters, Manchester: Phil & Eve

wedding photographer halle st peters 007 Wedding Photographer: Halle St Peters, Manchester: Phil & Eve

wedding photographer halle st peters 008 Wedding Photographer: Halle St Peters, Manchester: Phil & Eve

wedding photographer halle st peters 009 Wedding Photographer: Halle St Peters, Manchester: Phil & Eve

wedding photographer halle st peters 010 Wedding Photographer: Halle St Peters, Manchester: Phil & Eve

wedding photographer halle st peters 011 Wedding Photographer: Halle St Peters, Manchester: Phil & Eve

wedding photographer halle st peters 012 Wedding Photographer: Halle St Peters, Manchester: Phil & Eve

wedding photographer halle st peters 013 Wedding Photographer: Halle St Peters, Manchester: Phil & Eve

wedding photographer halle st peters 014 Wedding Photographer: Halle St Peters, Manchester: Phil & Eve