Wedding Photographer: Ravello, Amalfi Coast: John & Alison

Amy was the wedding photographer at Ravello, Amalfi Coast, Italy for John & Alison’s wedding.

The weekend of the 23rd / 24th September was a two-wedding-weekend for me. The first wedding was in beautiful Ravello, a place that I now feel I know like the back of my hand. This was a wedding that I was really looking forward to. It would be rude to mention ages but let’s just say that the gorgeous bride, Alison had waited rather a long time for this day to come.

Villa Fraulo, a wonderfully luxurious and exclusive resort, played host to the couple and their guests on this special day. The wedding itself took place at the Giardini della Principessa di Piemonte which has the most impressive view along to the Bay of Salerno and we found time to wonder around the very pretty little town of Ravello and visit Villa Rufolo. Take a look:

Ravello’s colourful streets. This path leads from Villa Fraulo to the Giardini della Principessa di Piemonte.

Ravello

John got ready in Hotel Bonadies also in the centre of Ravello. The view from the balcony wasn’t too bad!

Groom

Meanwhile Alison and her bridesmaid Diane got ready at Villa Fraulo.

Flower Detail

Long-time friends.

Bride & Bridesmaid

Beautiful bride.

Bride

Isn’t this fab? Makes me want to swim in the sea!

Bride

‘You may now kiss the Bride!’

Ceremony

You’re married Alison!! Yeah!!!

Ceremony

Confetti!

Confetti

Gorgeous light wrapping itself around a gorgeous couple.

Bride & Groom

Walking down Ravello’s alleyway that leads to the main square.

Bride, Groom & Guests

Grandma & Grandad with little Lily.

Bride, Groom & Flower Girl

I love this shot of the whole wedding party.

Bride, Groom & Guests

Villa Rufolo’s stunning gardens.

Bride & Groom

The iconic image of Ravello.

Bride & Groom

Also taken in Villa Rufolo. One of my favourites from the day.

Bride & Groom

Isn’t this beautiful too? John & Alison were brilliant models and despite not looking forward to it, John kept telling me how much he was enjoying being photographed :-)

Bride & Groom

From Villa Rufolo, we spent 15 minutes or so in Ravello’s main square. Andy an I are on the hunt for big pots for our garden!

Bride & Groom in Ravello

Back up the beautiful little street towards Villa Fraulo for their evening reception. What a day!

Bride & Groom

Such a great experience. I just loved every minute of it. John, Alison and their wonderful family and friends – thanks for having me. -Amy x

Wedding Photographer: Positano: Mat & Pia

Amy was the wedding photographer at Positano Town Hall, Amalfi Coast for Mat & Pia’s wedding.

When Mat & Pia first contacted me, they planned to elope. To come to beautiful Positano on the Amalfi Coast from their home in Australia and get married – just the two of them. In fact, as their big day approached, their parents chose to join them and so it was that Pia & Mat got married with just their Mums and Dads there to witness. How special.

After a heartfelt ceremony at Positano Town Hall and a quick photo shoot at a look-out point high above Positano we headed off for the most amazing boat ride of all time. From Positano, we went around Li Galli islands, privately owned and just totally beautiful. As the sun went down over the water, the light was golden and the views across the sea where sensational. A trip that I will certainly never forget.

Once back on dry land, Positano came alive as tourists came down to the sea front to eat whilst we went up high to the luxurious boutique hotel, Le Sirenuse. Finally, I have photographed a Bride & Groom in a hotel featured in my Hip Hotels coffee-table book!

Mat & Pia got ready together at Hotel Marincanto. Their room had an indoor pool in it!! Here is a photograph of the hotel’s beautiful terrace.

Hotel Marincanto, Positano

And this, the view from Mat & Pia’s room.

Hotel Marincanto, Positano

The girl that did Pia’s make-up was a fellow Australian but living nearby to Positano in Salerno.

Bride Getting Ready

Mat did a grand job of getting Pia into her dress. Here’s Mum doing a few last minute tweaks.

Bride & Groom Getting Ready

Mat manages his own final tweaks!

Groom

A very personal, private ceremony on the terrace at Positano Town Hall.

Ceremony

The display of flowers at the ceremony was gorgeous.

Flowers

Just married!

Ceremony

Mat & Pia wondered through Positano’s colourful streets, down to the sea-front for the boat ride.

Bride & Groom

They met Dad on their way!

Bride & Groom

Look at these chillies!!! They’re everywhere on the Amalfi Coast.

Amalfi Coast Detail

Happy times.

Bride & Groom

Pia looks like Angelina Jolie! Stunning.

Bride & Groom

Beautiful landscapes from the boat.

Li Galli

So photogenic. I absolutely love this image.

Bride & Groom

I love this one too! The boat docks and we headed up to Le Sirenuse.

Boat Ride from Positano

Time for a handful of family photographs as we pass through vibrant Positano town centre.

Bride, Groom & Parents

But I think I’ve saved the best ’til last. One of my favourites of all-time.

Bride & Groom

Thanks to everyone involved: to Mat, Pia, Mums and Dads for making me feel so welcome and to Jacquie Coppola from The Amalfi Experience for being the only planner worth contacting if you’re getting married down there :-) – Amy x

Wedding Photographer: Ravello, Amalfi Coast: Dean & Rebecca

Amy was the wedding photographer at Ravello, Amalfi Coast, Italy for Dean & Rebecca’s wedding.

From Lake Orta, we were back down to Ravello on the Amalfi Coast via home just for a few days – talk about travelling the length and breadth of Italy this summer!

We stayed in a hotel that we haven’t stayed in before in a village called Scala, very close to Ravello. In fact, Scala ‘overlooks’ Ravello giving a fabulous view of the beautiful town and a great opening shot for a wedding in Ravello!

Dean & Rebecca were married in the gardens next to Palazzo Sasso – Giardini della Principessa di Piemonte. The gardens are stunning with a magnificent view over the Bay of Salerno. After the ceremony, and an hour or two in the main piazza, we headed off to ‘da Salvatore’ restaurant. What a setting and the food was just to die for (as was the wine – I can vouch for both!)

Here’s a little taster:

Ravello, taken from Scala.

Bride & Groom

Dean, on the right, gets ready with his Best man, Alex at Hotel Giordano in central Ravello.

Bride & Groom

New cufflinks.

Bride & Groom

Ravello is full of lovely little shops selling their famous ceramics in yellow and orange – so the colour suited perfectly.

Bride & Groom

Good work bridesmaids!

Bride & Groom

If you’ve visited Ravello, you’ll recognise this gorgeous alleyway.

Bride & Groom

Dean and his proud sister.

Bride & Groom

The ceremony in the ‘Giardini della Principessa di Piemonte.’

Bride & Groom

Just married! Dean, Rebecca, family & friends are lead into the main piazza by the guitar and mandolin players.

Bride & Groom

Love this one.

Bride & Groom

In front of the beautiful white cathedral (duomo) in Ravello’s main piazza.

Bride & Groom

Cheers!

Bride & Groom

The views from the piazza are wonderful. I love the light in this photograph.

Bride & Groom

Whilst the guests made their way to da Salvatore for the evening reception, Dean, Rebecca and I went back to the ‘Giardini della Principessa di Piemonte,’ where the ceremony had taken place for a few shots.

Bride & Groom

Cheers again! Taken during Alex’s somewhat emotional speech.

Bride & Groom

Ravello by night.

Bride & Groom

I just love Ravello so much. I’m there again for a wedding in September and already, I can’t wait. Thanks to Dean and Rebecca and their lovely family and friends. Your gallery will be online VERY soon! Also, hello again to an old friend of mine, Charlie – it’s amazing who you bump into at weddings! Amy x

Wedding Photographer: Positano, Ravello & Amalfi: Yuji & Shino

Amy was the wedding photographer in Positano, Amalfi Coast, Italy for Yuji & Shino’s wedding.

I have photographed quite a few weddings in the past with 15 or so guests but just recently I have taken quite a few bookings for even smaller weddings – in some cases it will just be the Bride & Groom and sometimes just 2 or 3 guests. This was the first of my very small weddings. Bride, Groom, 4 guests and me for an 8-hour photo shoot around the stunning Amalfi coast.

Yuji, Shino and their 4 guests had travelled from Japan to marry in Positano. As Japanese tradition allows, they got ready together, travelled to church together and entered together. Santa Maria Assunta Church, the main church in Positano played host to their beautiful ceremony proving that you can go big on venue even with just a few guests. The ceremony felt incredibly personal and the setting was spectacular.

Off to Palazzo Murat next: a stunning hotel in central Positano. Aperativi were served in the lush courtyard and cake was cut and eaten with the left-overs being served to the other guests dining in the hotel’s courtyard (and to me too of course – like a bit of cake!)

We travelled the hour or so to Ravello, stopping off at Positano’s principle resort St. Pietro for photographs and, once in Ravello, walked the 10 minutes or so from the centre of town to one of my favourite spots on the planet, Villa Cimbrone. Afterwards, it was back to Positano but via Amalfi where the atmosphere was electric, a brass band was playing and the locals and tourists treated Yuji, Shino and their guests like celebrities.

A wonderful day and some wonderful memories to remember it by. A special mention to Rieko and her wonderful team of wedding planners who did an incredible job and translated for me! Thank you for being brilliant.

Positano.

Positano

Yuji. on the balcony of their hotel, Hotel Marincanto, Positano.

Groom

I love this image of Shino, just ready.

Bride

Leaving church. Santa Maria Assunta Church in Positano.

Ceremony

Confetti!

Confetti

Cutting the cake in the beautiful Palazzo Murat, Positano.

Bride & Groom

Yuji & Shino didn’t stop laughing all day long. Shino impressed me so much, she walked for miles in 30 degree heat in her heavy wedding dress and 5 inch heels – much tougher than us Brits I tell you!

Bride & Groom

Taken at St Pietro Hotel, Positano’s best. The colours around Italy’s Amalfi Coast are just gorgeous.

Bride & Groom

If you ever get the chance, you must go:

Villa Cimbrone, Ravello

One of my favourites from the whole day.

Guests

No-one spoke English and I don’t know a word of Japanese. I worked using actions all day long and had a great translator. I tried to convey ‘look away from camera’ and got this – I love it!

Bridal Party

Villa Cimbrone’s wonderful terrace. Quite a drop below!

Bride & Groom

Same place, different angle.

Bride & Groom

The entire wedding party again!

Bridal Party

In Amalfi now – I told you they didn’t stop smiling – they must have been shattered by this point in the day but they didn’t show it!

Bride & Groom

Back at Hotel Marincanto in Positano – a lovely finishing shot.

Bride & Groom
I loved every single minute of the day. I didn’t want it to end! I could have carried on photographing Yuji, Shino and their 4 guests all evening. I would like to think that our paths will cross again someday. Thank you so much x

Complete Wedding: Italy

A little while ago I updated our complete and open gallery for a UK wedding. That wedding was at Peckforton Castle in Cheshire.

I have now updated our complete and open gallery for a wedding in Italy. I have chosen to showcase the wedding of Guy & Helen from their stunning wedding in Amalfi. This link will take you to their complete set of wedding images. It doesn’t really matter where you plan to marry, whether it’s Amalfi, Tuscany, the Italian lakes or the UK, it’s really important to look through a ‘complete’ wedding. This will give you an idea of the consistency of a photographer’s work. It’s all too easy to have a couple of ‘wowsers’ that are used for advertising just to find out that a complete album is poor!

Here’s a handful of images from their wedding. I hope you want to see them all after seeing these and go visit their gallery. Glass of wine required, click ‘view slideshow,’ sit back and take yourself to the Amalfi Coast for 10 minutes!!

Wedding Photographer Amalfi

Wedding Photographer Amalfi

Wedding Photographer Amalfi

Wedding Photographer Amalfi

Wedding Photographer Amalfi

Wedding Photographer Amalfi

Wedding Photographer Amalfi

Wedding Photographer Amalfi

Wedding Photographer Amalfi

Wedding Photographer Amalfi

Wedding Photographer Amalfi

Wedding Photographer Amalfi

Wedding Photographer Amalfi

Wedding Photographer Amalfi

Wedding Photographer Amalfi

Wedding Photographer Amalfi

Wedding Photographer Amalfi

Wedding Photographer Amalfi

Massive thank you to Guy & Helen for being kind enough to share :-)