Wedding Photographer: Siena, Tuscany, Italy – Siena Town Hall & Guido Restaurant: Dave & Jo

Amy was the wedding photographer at the Town Hall in Siena, Tuscany, Italy for Dave & Jo’s wedding.

Photographing a wedding in Siena Town Hall is always a treat and having met Dave & Jo for lunch in Cortona a few days before their wedding day, I knew that this wedding was going to be great fun – it didn’t disappoint. Autumn days in Italy can be some of the best of the year – crisp, warm enough to be comfortable and that gorgeous orange light that is so complimentary. Dave & Jo have got wonderful families, a great bunch of mates and they know how to party! After Siena Town Hall, an hour or two in the Palio Bar in Siena’s main piazza (Il Campo) was followed by a fab evening in Guido Restaurant. Great atmosphere, an exceptional meal, hilarious speeches, Chinese lanterns (!) and a good old boogie – nuff said!

I struggled to select my favourites! I especially love the detail and product images – many thanks must go to the wonderful Siena wedding planner, Jacqueline Bradshaw from Marry Me In Tuscany who I always look forward to working with.

Siena!

Siena

Stunning bouquets.

Flowers

Really like this shoe shot – it’s a little different.

Shoes

Looking good Dave :-)

Groom

I really like the perspective of this make-up shot.

Bride

Look at Dave on the left-hand side of this image – it was his exact view as he saw his gorgeous bride for the first time. I love the way that one of his ushers is looking at his reaction from the other end of the room too.

Ceremony

Such a richly-coloured room.

Ceremony

Beautiful.

Bride & Groom

A gorgeous shot of Jo with her Mum & Dad.

Bride & Parents

Jo laughed all day long.

Bride & Guests

Wandering through the streets of Siena on the way to the restaurant.

Bride & Groom

Elegant table detail – good job Jackie.

Table Detail

A really funny moment captured during Jo’s Mum’s speech. We thought the place was going to go up in flames for a moment or two. Lucky the Italians are pretty relaxed about these things!

Speeches

Told you the speeches were hilarious!

Speeches

I really hope that I get to meet you two again. You’re a brilliant couple and I really enjoyed your company both over lunch in Cortona and on your wedding day. Didn’t we have a laugh?! xxx

Wedding photographer: Siena Town Hall & Fattoria di Corsignano, Tuscany, Italy: Justin & Susan

Andy & Amy were the Wedding photographers at Siena Town Hall & Fattoria di Corsignano, Tuscany, Italy for the wedding of Justin & Susan.
Siena Town Hall – in the middle of our favourite town in Tuscany, was the setting for Justin & Susan’s wedding on Thursday. Although both Australian, they live in London and Justin had made the journey out to Tuscany in their car via the Oktoberfest in Munich. Susan arrived more conventionally by airline and their party week at Fattoria di Corsignano was well and truly underway by the day of the wedding!

In Australia, it’s quite common for the bridal party to disappear with the photographer(s) for a while and their day was no exception: they’d planned a walk through Siena to a well-known coffee bar and we also stopped for some shots in the Tuscany countryside on the drive back to Fattoria di Corsignano, where they re-joined their families & friends.

Justin’s brother & sister had their weddings photographed by an amazing & extremely well-known Australian photographer – someone we know – fortunately, we didn’t know this until later on that evening. No pressure then! :)

Here’s an idea of what we’ve taken:

The happy Groom.

…and with Mum & Dad at the Fattoria di Corsignano.

We think it’s impossible to take a bad photograph of Susan.

The guys just outside one of the entrances to Siena.

Susan just around the corner from the Comune (Town Hall).

The grand entrance into the wedding room of Siena Town Hall. It’s difficult to see on this web-sized version but I love her expression. Also note the guest who is photographing Justin’s reaction – so few people ever think to watch the groom’s face at this point and it’s always one of the highlights. Also, Amy & I are ever-conscious to stay out of each others’ photographs but I’ve not quite managed here it (back right.)

Doesn’t Susan have the best laugh ever?!

Fast forward to a hilarious moment in Nannini’s coffee bar, Siena.

Across Siena’s famous ‘Campo’ on our way back to the car.

There was a beautiful sunset although it lasted a matter of minutes. We quickly set-up an off-camera flash and captured this – just as you see it now – seconds before the colour had gone completely.

We got home at 2am having seen 3 wild boar, a porcupine, a deer & an owl within 10 minutes of leaving the wedding! What a wonderful day & an absolute pleasure to photograph. Safe drive home folks – speak to you soon! – Andy