Wedding Photographer: Il Chiostro del Carmine, Siena, Tuscany: Jamie & Sarah

Amy was the photographer at Il Chiostro del Carmine, Siena, Tuscany, Italy for Jamie & Sarah’s wedding.

I spoke too soon! I thought I took the good weather with me but it seemed my luck ran out on Sunday in Siena. Threatening to pour down, the ceremony was moved indoors into a beautiful little chapel in hotel ‘Il Chiostro del Carmine’ – a hidden gem in central Siena.

After the ceremony and group shots under the cloisters we had a ‘should we or shouldn’t we’ moment as we decided whether or not to risk getting wet for some photographs in the main Piazza in Siena. ‘Go for it!’ was their decision. We walked down to the centre, photographing as we went and then bam! – the heavens opened. Jamie and Sarah were absolutely fantastic. Sarah whipped her shoes off and didn’t stop smiling as we made our way to the waiting taxi! I’m not sure how many other Brides would have been so upbeat and blasé about getting soaked to the skin in your wedding dress! Sarah – you were a star. Jamie, you looked after Sarah wonderfully and were both so much fun to photograph.

Poppy time of year – my favourite flower.

Poppies in Siena

Lovely detail.

Bride's Bouquet & Pandora Box

Great hairdresser!

Bride & Bridesmaids

Feet at the ready!

Bride's Shoes

Mum has a final glance through her wonderful reading.


The girls.

Bride & Bridesmaids

Stunning Sarah.


Personally, I think the location and lighting for the indoor ceremony beat where the outdoor ceremony would have been.


Love this shot from the ceremony.


I worked hard to try and minimise the height difference in the photographs – over a foot!

Bride & Groom

One of my favourites from the day. I remember saying ‘Sarah, move your head to the other end of Jamie’s chest!’ It was a BIG chest!

Bride & Groom

Just beginning to rain as we made our way through the colourful Siena streets to the Piazza.

Bride & Groom in Siena

Beautiful light as we made it to the Piazza. One second after this photograph was taken, the heavens well and truly opened!

Bride & Groom in Siena

Shoes off and RUN!!! Respect to Sarah for going for it and even enjoying it!

Bride & Groom in Siena

Back to Il Chiostro del Carmine for a wonderful spread of ‘aperitivi.’


Absolutely love this one!

Bride & Groom

Beautiful table decoration.

Table Detail



Still raining but still game.

Bride & Groom

Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Gorgeous.

Bride & Groom

You were so FABULOUS. On my own wedding day, I said to David (our photographer) “just take beautiful pictures – I’m not bothered if my dress gets dirty!” I think you out-did me! Thank you so much for letting me be such a part of your day – I loved it :) -Amy x