An engagement photoshoot in Tuscany
There was no better way to start the autumn season than with Will’s proposal to Melissa.
Florence and beloved Tuscany was their choice.
My romantic soul as an eternal lover of life immediately led me to fantasize about how to make their photos.
Immediately some of my favorite movies came to mind: Notting Hill, Pretty Woman , Roman Holiday etc.
So when I got the message from Melissa’s best friend from California, who had noticed my work and absolutely wanted me to shoot the photo shoot in Florence, I didn’t hesitate for a second.
Within a couple of days I got tickets to leave for Florence, and with Raffaele fly to the destination.
A city that has always remained in my heart, with all the history and culture, but benches for the wonderful people who live there.
We monitored the weather forecast, because it was not the best, and our appointment set for Tuesday morning had to be moved to Monday afternoon.
Melissa and Will’s enthusiasm rubbed off on us right away, and at our meeting in front of Santa Maria del Fiore it was immediately clear that we were going to have a good time and whatever downpour would come would not stop us.
Those who know us know how much we can put people at ease; our initial embrace proved that immediately.
You can tell right away when there are good vibes in the air!
Florence’s overcast sky allowed us to craft an almost cinematic narrative; everything was more muffled, the sounds, the people , the traffic. We went into the streets of the historic center, Piazza della Signoria, Santa Maria del Fiore, the statue of David, the Uffizi, and to finish we could not forget Ponte Vecchio.
The smells of the little restaurants, the soft late afternoon lights, our laughter and stories, and even a bit of Italian-style English.
A great thrill for Will & Melissa, being surrounded by so much beauty, for us a myriad of cues, made our imaginations gallop.
I am more and more convinced that we do wonderful work, with wonderful people.
Being chosen to create a dream makes us excited, and only with people with as much enthusiasm can we achieve such exciting results.
We couldn’t end this afternoon together without raising a glass, over a spritz, surrounded by the historic buildings of Florence.
After all, La Dolce Vita is a bit of all that, loving, enjoying the beautiful and spending time savoring what surrounds us.
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