Wedding Photographer: The Cloisters & Villa Silvana, Sorrento: James & Alison

Amy was the Wedding Photographer in Sorrento, at the Cloisters and Villa Silvana, for the wedding of James & Alison.

I thought I’d present my images differently for this beautiful wedding and show you some of James & Alison’s album pages instead of individual images. Alison got ready at Palazzo Marziale which is just a few short steps away from The Cloisters where the ceremony took place. After the ceremony and some photographs around town, it was on to Villa Silvana, an exquisite private villa in the very heart of Sorrento with plush carpets, big mirrors and a beautiful terrace.

Here are just a few of the album pages that I designed for James & Alison:

Album Page: Sorrento Wedding

Album Page: Sorrento Wedding

Album Page: Sorrento Wedding

Album Page: Sorrento Wedding

Album Page: Sorrento Wedding

Album Page: Sorrento Wedding

Album Page: Sorrento Wedding

Album Page: Sorrento Wedding

Album Page: Sorrento Wedding

Album Page: Sorrento Wedding

Album Page: Sorrento Wedding

Wedding Photographer: The Cloisters & Parco dei Principi, Sorrento: Stuart & Laura

Amy was the photographer in the Cloisters & Parco dei Principi, Sorrento, Italy for Stuart & Laura’s wedding.

Trying to find the words for this blog post is difficult. Stuart and Laura first booked me to photograph their wedding in June 2014. With just 3 days to go, very sadly the wedding had to be postponed. Stuart was having to under-go a series of tests and was not permitted to travel. I soon got word that Stuart had cancer. I received several updates from Laura over the following months saying that Stuart was responding well to treatment and that they were absolutely adamant that the wedding will go ahead in June 2015 – as near to the original date as possible. In fact, the wedding was originally going to be on the 20th June 2014 and was then booked for the 29th June 2015.

I think there were many times throughout the year that neither Stuart nor Laura believed that their wedding was ever going to happen. The road was rocky and obviously there were barriers to break down. However, they were both so strong and determined and made it to Sorrento for a very magical and precious day.

Laura and Stuart both got ready at the hotel where their reception was being held: Hotel Parco dei Principi. A beautiful, lush park surrounds the hotel and it stands in a majestic spot on the rocks over-looking the wonderful bay of Naples. Both ready, it was into the old town and to the Cloisters for the wedding ceremony. Group shots and drinks in the nearby bar then it was time for Stuart, Laura and I to go off into Sorrento old town to take some very special photographs. Stuart struggled a little with the heat and his feet were so puffy but he never once complained and gave me the opportunity to capture some memories for them.

Back to the Parco dei Principi where the atmosphere was electric. Everyone was so happy and Laura had put so much effort into making the day so special – live music was playing, cocktails were being poured, the canapés were delicious, there was a big sweet table for the children. I had the chance to take the couple away again and take some photographs of them in the lovely hotel gardens.

Speeches were especially poignant with perhaps more laughs and more tears and emotion than usual. As I said, the day was magical and I have huge respect for both Laura and Stuart for the organisation (when they had so much more going on!) but also for the ability to relax and make the absolute most of their day under difficult circumstances.

I write this post now as Stuart is laid to rest. Today is Stuart’s funeral as he sadly passed away on the 13th December. It makes me so sad to think that Stuart and Laura never got to experience their first Christmas together as a married couple.

Stuart & Laura’s wedding album is yet to be opened. It was waiting for Stuart to get home from hospital so that he and Laura could enjoy and reminisce about the day together but unfortunately Stuart didn’t make it home. Laura can’t open it yet which is understandable. I only hope that when you do come to open your album Laura that it brings back the joy of the day that the two of you created.

I am not writing captions next to each photograph as I think the images below each tell their own story. Thank you so much to Stuart and to Laura for choosing me to capture their perfect day.

Groom and wedding cars

Bride

Bride arriving

Ceremony

Ceremony

Ceremony

Group Shot

Groom & Parents

Confetti

Bride & Groom

Bride & Groom

Bride & Groom

Aperitif at Parco dei Principi

Bride & Groom being serenaded

Bride & Groom

Bride & Groom

Bridesmaid laughing

Bride & Groom

Speeches

Speeches

Speeches

Speeches

Speeches

Speeches

Speeches

Bride & Groom at sunset

Wedding Photographer: The Cloisters, Sorrento: Jon & Helen

Amy was the photographer in the Cloisters, Sorrento, Italy for Jon & Helen’s wedding.

Hello! It’s been a while I realise but with my busiest summer of all time, I made the decision early on to save my blog for the winter! So, here we go, I have to transport myself back to a very sunny June day in Sorrento for the wedding of Jon & Helen. It was a really lovely day: the Bride & Groom got ready in separate hotels that were just down the road from each other allowing me to photograph them both getting ready. The Cloisters is always gorgeous for a wedding ceremony and after a short photo shoot around Sorrento old town we all headed up the hill to a restaurant with the most wonderful views. Here we go:

The first of many trips to Sorrento during Summer 2015:

Bride & Groom

Taken in the hotel lobby:

Bride & Groom

Love this fun shot:

Bride & Groom

A beautiful model:

Bride & Groom

Excited!

Bride & Groom

Love the simplicity of this shot:

Bride & Groom

The important bit!

Bride & Groom

Such a warm day for the 1st June. It was the beginning of the heat-wave that followed.

Bride & Groom

An over-all shot of Sorrento’s Cloisters:

Bride & Groom

Absolutely love these next two of Helen. Couldn’t choose my favourite!

Bride & Groom

Bride & Groom

Gorgeous.

Bride & Groom

Taken in one of my favourite ‘old-town’ church doorways.

Bride & Groom

Relaxing now.

Bride & Groom

Ready for a memorable meal.

Bride & Groom

Welcome Mr & Mrs…!

Bride & Groom

Yum!

Bride & Groom

The Best Men looking pleased with their speech!

Bride & Groom

Helen laughed all the way through.

Bride & Groom

Just love this one.

Bride & Groom

A great day day. Thank you so much, Amy x

Wedding Photographer: Villa Antiche Mura, Sorrento: Anthony & Suzette

Amy was the photographer at Villa Antiche Mura, Sorrento, Italy for Anthony & Suzette’s wedding.

My last trip to Sorrento for my last wedding of the year and I was, once again, at Villa Antiche Mura. This wedding provided the biggest and best of days to wrap up another wedding season. 12 hours of nothing but fun basically! Anthony & Suzette were so chilled out and the guests were wonderful.

We had plenty of time for a great photo shoot between the ceremony in the Cloisters before we headed to Villa Antiche Mura. We even ended up asking a local if we could borrow his moped for 5 minutes to use as a prop! The guests were already in full flow when we got back to the villa and the evening was amazing and included a crazy Photo Booth! Here we go:

Hotel La Favorita: a great choice for getting ready.

Groom

Anthony and the Boys before they headed off to the Cloisters.

Groom & Groomsmen

I am forever in competition against ‘the selfie!’

Bride & Bridesmaids

One of my favourite detail shots.

Bridesmaids Bouquets

Gorgeous Suzette.

Bride

The 2 minute trip was done in style and was a great surprise for Dad!

Bride Arriving

Love the Cloisters.

Processional

Exchange of rings and a VERY happy Bride!

Exchange of rings

Coming out to a showering of confetti.

Confetti

We started the photo shoot back in the Cloisters. A simple shot but a lovely one all the same.

Bride & Groom

Love this one.

Bride & Groom

So natural and a joy to photograph.

Bride

Wandering the streets.

Bride & Groom

Moped borrowed for a moment, adding that little extra touch of Italy to the photographs!

Bride & Groom

Back to Villa Antiche Mura – what a setting.

Villa Antiche Mura

Having a little play with the reflections.

Bride & Groom

Beautiful view as the sun went down.

Mount Vesuvius

You can sense the wonderful atmosphere around the tables in this shot.

Guests at Tables

Work it girls!

The girls!

Again, so atmospheric.

Wedding Receiption

Time to light up the cigars.

Male guests and cigars

Can’t gush enough about this one! Loved every single second. It didn’t feel like I was even at work! Thanks so much Anthony & Suzette. Amy x

Wedding Photographer: Foreigner’s Club, Sorrento: Barry & Louise

Amy was the photographer in the Cloisters and at The Foreigner’s Club, Sorrento, Italy for Barry & Louise’s wedding.

Do you like the new-look blog? Apparently, WordPress have stopped supporting the old theme so it was time to update!

Skip back to the end of August 2014 and a very hot day in Sorrento. This time for Liverpudlian-couple, Barry & Louise, and I have to say, one of the most chilled-out couples I’ve ever had the pleasure of photographing! Views from the hotel where they both got ready were wonderful and then it was to the Cloisters for the ceremony. After a photo-shoot around town we joined the rest of the guests at The Foreigner’s Club where the party was already in full-swing. Here we go:

Views of Mount Vesuvius from the Grand Hotel Riviera.

Mount Vesuvius from Sorrento Hotel

I love the little ‘getting ready’ details.

Perfume & Garter

Barry and his Best Man waiting in the lobby of the hotel.

Groom & Best Man

Gorgeous.

Bride

Such a hot day but the couple enjoyed the shade of the tree in the Cloisters.

Ceremony

Love this one!

Ceremony

With both sets of parents.

Family Group Shot

Taken under the arches of the Cloisters.

Bride & Groom

Confetti!

Confetti

In Sorrento old-town now with the Bridal Party too.

Bride, Groom & Bridal Party

Waiter serving lunch in the back-ground!

Bride & Groom

View from The Foreigner’s Club.

Sorrento Coastline

Great atmosphere.

Foreigner's Club, Sorrento

Dude on a Harley gate-crashing my group shots!

Group Shot

That’s more like it :-)

Group Shot

Something a bit different.

Bride

Lovely table detail.

Table Detail

There’s that volcano again!

Bride & Groom - Mount Vesuvius

I’m not sure that this huge room in The Foreigner’s Club is used very often during the summer. I rather like it!

Bride & Groom - Foreigner's Club

Lots of laughs and so chilled out. Thanks so much. Amy x