They are Giulia and Nicholas, a couple that have chosen to celebrate their wedding in theater, the Camaiore Olive Theater. A theater is definitely an original location for a wedding. Have you ever thought about it? You would be the absolute stars of your wedding! Imagine the stage, the stage lights, the acoustics, the audience applauding you .. That’s so cool! But let’s go back in the Spring of 2016 for a moment, when the couple was looking for a wedding photographer in Tuscany.
The bride wanted a photographer who could put them at ease, a non-intrusive photographer that could at the same time make her feel the start of her most beautiful day. The groom, passionate about photography, wanted a professional wedding photographer to document the wedding, despite his many photographers friends. He preferred to spend more for a professional photographer for his wedding in Tuscany and, to ensure a quality photography service.
I was also pleased with Nicholas’ words: “We also chose you for the trust, the fairness and the professionalism that you transmitted us the first time we met you”. They also chose the pre-wedding photographic service. The couple’s photographic service was then projected during reception in a slideshow. If you want to see them too, you can look at my article Engagement in Lucca. On the wedding day I left from my new photo studio in Bucine, near Arezzo.
A quick stop at the station to pick up Francesco from Rome, a coffee and then off to Camaiore! We arrived at the groom’s home, where after greetings and presentations, Francesco started to photograph the groom’s preparations. I instead took pictures of the bride’s preparations at home. When I arrived, the mood was very relaxed and friendly, although the bride was looking forward to her big YES. I introduced myself to everyone and then I started to photograph the bride’s preparations.
This is what Giulia texted me: “… I felt like a star during the preparation phase and during the party you were not intrusive at all … you were professional and friendly at the same time! …While you were shooting I did not think of the possible results and this surprised me a lot. I see myself natural in the photos and there is nothing better and harder to get …! ” The light was beautiful, thanks to the beautiful sunny day. The 40s style bridal gown was matching the groom suit and to complete everything they chose a vintage car the wedding!
The ceremony started and we finally begun to photograph the wedding in theater. The audience sat, waiting for the curtain to open… then ladies and gentlemen, the bride and groom! Photographing a wedding in a theater was not simple, the lights were difficult to handle, the angles for the shots were many and we had to run up the stairs to be able to photograph the wedding even from the booths. But we made it!After the ceremony, a quick aperitif and then we went to the historic village of Monteggiori for the couple photos. During the couple portraits we really enjoyed ourselves. The chalet reception on the lake was simple and original. Games and jokes animated the evening. The Chinese lanterns toss marked the end of this wonderful day!
Special thanks to my friend and colleague Francesco for the valuable help!