Wedding Photographer: Ravello: Andy & Gemma

Amy was the wedding photographer in Ravello, Amalfi Coast, Italy for Andy & Gemma’s wedding.

Andy & Gemma chose to have a very private, intimate wedding and I was lucky enough to be invited along! Just the 2 of them and both sets of parents attended. Gemma got ready in the lovely Villa Fraulo which is perfectly placed just a few steps away from where the ceremony took place in Ravello’s beautiful garden. To be honest, the entire town is like a garden – such colourful flowers filling every nook and cranny whilst alleyways and narrow streets are blooming. After the ceremony, photographs and a glass of prosecco in the local bar, we headed down to Amalfi for a few more photographs before I waved off the wedding party as they sailed into the sunset!

Here we go:

Beautiful Ravello.

Ravello

Andy gets ready just down the road in Hotel garden. Easy for me to pop between the two.

Groom

Model.

Groom

The Mums help Gemma into her dress.

Bride getting ready

The super-talented Zoe Graham had done Gemma’s make-up for her. Gorgeous.

Bride

Intimate ceremony.

Ceremony

Andy’s ring went on … eventually!

Ceremony

Taken at the entrance to the gardens.

Bride & Groom

Still kissing.

Bride & Groom

Meandering down to the main piazza.

Bride & Groom

The Bride, Groom and all of their guests!

Family Shot

Love this one.

Bride with parents

A much-needed glass of prosecco after all that modelling!

Bar

Stunning couple.

Bride & Groom

More gorgeousness.

Bride & Groom

Wandering across the main piazza.

Bride & Groom

The colour of Ravello.

Bride & Groom

In Amalfi now. This is taken from the doors of the Cathedral.

Amalfi

On the steps.

Bride & Groom

Onto the boat and they’re off. How romantic!

Boat in Amalfi

Thanks so much for involving me in your very special day. I loved every minute of it. Amy x

Wedding Photographer: Amalfi & Positano: Nathan & Emily

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

Just a few days after my wet day in Siena, I travelled down to Amalfi for the wedding of Nathan & Emily. Nathan & Emily were alone for their magical day but will soon be travelling back to Australia for a reception with family and friends. What a great way of ensuring a stress-free, intimate and romantic wedding!

They both got ready together in the centre of Amalfi. Emily had managed to hide the dress from Nathan so he got kicked out whilst Emily dressed and then I set up a little meeting in the street. We wandered through the lovely streets of Amalfi, taking photographs as we passed the beautiful cathedral and then met the car to travel to Positano Town Hall.

The private ceremony was followed by a wander through the streets of Positano, where we met the boat that took us along the coastline back to Amalfi. I left Nathan & Emily at this point but they went on to a fab restaurant where they had a table for two. Perfect.

Amalfi.

Amalfi

Emily having her sunburn lines faded out!

Bride getting ready

Wandering through the wonderful streets of Amalfi.

Bride & Groom in Amalfi

Love this one.

Bride & Groom in Amalfi

About 30 school-kids were clapping and cheering as they stood on the steps in front of Amalfi Cathedral. Emily was a bit embarrassed!

Bride & Groom in Amalfi

Handsome!

Groom

Love this stop-off on the way to Positano from Amalfi. That’s Positano in the distance.

Amalfi Coast

Lovely.

Bride & Groom

Taken on the impressive terrace of Positano Town Hall.

Positano Town Hall

Just married.

Positano Town Hall

We had 5 minutes to take some photographs on the terrace after the ceremony.

Bride & Groom

Another from the set.

Bride & Groom

Meandering through Positano’s picturesque, narrow streets.

Bride & Groom in Positano

So natural.

Bride & Groom in Positano

Beautiful.

Bride in Positano

Love this one with the sailor in view!

Bride & Groom in Positano

… and relax …

Bride & Groom Amalfi Coast

Gorgeous.

Bride & Groom Amalfi Coast

One of my favourites from the day.

Bride Amalfi Coast

How romantic is that!!

Bride & Groom Amalfi Coast

Great day folks. Loved it. I’ll have your DVD in the post as soon as possible so that you can have it for your reception at home. Safe travels. -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

Wedding Photographer: Amalfi Cathedral & Hotel Miramalfi, Amalfi Coast, Italy: Guy & Helen

Amy was the Wedding Photographer at Amalfi Cathedral & Hotel Miramalfi, Italy for the wedding of Guy & Helen.

We know a couple of wedding photographers in Amalfi. I don’t envy them constantly having to cope with the driving around the Amalfi Coast however! Either way, it’s more than worth the journey. I mean, look at the first image below: that’s Amalfi clinging onto the cliffs. Such a stunning little town and an enormous privilege to be the chosen photographer for the beautiful wedding of Guy & Helen in Amalfi Cathedral itself. The locals and tourists welcomed the bride, groom and their guests as the whole town seemed to join in the celebrations.

Hotel Miramalfi was host to the reception. The guests were treated to a wonderful spread of ‘aperativi’ on a balcony with unspoiled views of Amalfi Town and the Mediterranean. Later in the evening a hidden piano was unveiled and a talented guest played and sung as Guy & Helen did their first dance to Snow Patrol’s Chasing Cars – one of my favorites.

Here goes:

Amalfi.

Wedding Photographer Italy - Amalfi

A handsome groom …

Wedding Photographer Italy - Groom

…and a beautiful bride.

Wedding Photographer Italy - Bride

For me, an amazing moment. Watching Helen and her Dad make their way up the steps to Amalfi Cathedral, with the town in the background and so many people stopping to watch was magical.

Wedding Photographer Italy - Bride & Father

Helen’s entrance was also pretty eye-watering. Amalfi Cathedral is a jaw-dropping kind of place.

Wedding Photographer Italy - Amalfi Cathedral & Processional

Guests having fun in a local square after the ceremony. Again, locals and tourists look on.

Wedding Photographer Italy - Guests

Look at the size of those lemons! You may spot the chillies hanging too – my two favourite ingredients.

Wedding Photographer Italy - Bride & Groom

Hotel Miramalfi and the top table – Amalfi in the background.

Wedding Photographer Italy - Hotel Miramalfi

Taken during the romantic first dance.

Wedding Photographer Italy - First Dance

I LOVE Amalfi! Thank you to Guy, Helen and your lovely families and friends for such a fabulous experience – I really will never forget your big entrance Helen. Wow!