Wedding Photographer: Florence: Shannon & Shirley

Amy was the wedding photographer in Florence, Tuscany, Italy for Shannon & Shirley’s wedding.

From photographing people from Orlando in Positano to photographing people from Alabama in Florence. I was so excited to meet Bride Shirley as we chatted so much via email in the run-up to the wedding. She had only just submitted her booking contract when a huge tornado ripped through her backyard and took her fence, part of her roof and car along with it! Safe to say Shirley, Shannon and the other guests felt very blessed to have got to this day.

With temperatures way above average for March and the sky the bluest of blues, I started photographing Shirley and her friend Laura in a trendy salon. I soon left them to get on with it though and met Shannon and the rest of the guys, joining them on the short walk to the beautiful Sala Rossa and ceremony venue. This room is an old favourite of mine – I hope you’ll see why below.

The emotional ceremony was followed by a short photo shoot through the Uffizi Gallery and Ponte Vecchio before we headed up to Piazzale Michelangelo and La Loggia Restaurant. If you’re not sure where I’m on about, when you Google Florence you’ll see lots of stunning shots ‘from above’ – well, it seems that way. Those shots are taken from this wonderful spot. Here, take a look:

Early-morning Florence.


I love this shot of Laura getting ready at the salon.

Guest getting ready

Birds-eye view of Shirley having her make-up applied.

Bride getting ready at Salon

A peek at Florence’s breath-taking cathedral as Shannon makes his way through this wonderful city.

Groom in Florence

Gorgeous Shirley.


I am in love with this room. La Sala Rossa.

Ceremony at La Sala Rossa

I love it from every angle so here’s another!

Ceremony at La Sala Rossa

Congrats from Shirley’s brother who had travelled to Italy with his wife and two young children.

Bride & Guest

A wander through the Uffizi Gallery.

Bride & Groom at the Uffizi Gallery

Shirley & Shannon open gifts from their German relatives.

Bride & Guests

The entire wedding party outside of La Loggia, Piazzale Michelangelo.

Wedding Party

Beautiful table decs.

Table Decorations

Love this one – did Shirley stop smiling? Not once.

Bride & Guests

A must-see.

Duomo in Florence

Shannon, Shirley, family & friends: you made me feel so welcome. Thank you so much for having me and for allowing me to be part of such a special day. A special thank you for my wonderful meal too! I’ll never forget. Amy x

4 thoughts on “Wedding Photographer: Florence: Shannon & Shirley”

  1. Thank you, Amy! You did a wonderful job capturing my best friend’s special day! It was a dream come true for her. I cried looking at the photos. So I guess staying here with her and Shannon’s babies (dogs) was a good thing because I would’ve been a mess! lol Italy is gorgeous, just gorgeous

  2. Hi Pamala,

    I’m so glad that you love the photos and I’m sorry to have made you cry!!
    There are lots more lovely shots in their gallery that will be online soon.

    Happy Dog-Sitting!,

  3. This is the stuff fairy tales are made of!!!! :)
    Congratulations, Shirley and Shannon. I know you will come back to live the “happy ever after” part!
    Wish I could have been there, but thanks to this wonderful photographer, I was in spirit for several minutes as I viewed and reviewed the lovely photographs.

    Thank you for thinking of me. I think of you often and still miss that smile. :)


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