tuscany wedding

Ok, here goes the promised wedding post!
I went to Tuscany the weekend before last to photograph my friend Katrin’s wedding. I met her in university, but she has since moved to the UK to be with her fiance Mo, who is british with an indian background. And as if that wasn’t multicultural enough, they decided to get married in a beautiful little town in Tuscany, Italy!
Now, I am definitely of the opinion that shooting weddings should be left to the pro’s and not be done by little hobby photographers. So when Katrin first asked me to shoot her wedding I declined. But then a couple of weeks later she asked again and said they were really really sure they wanted me to do it. So here I was, shooting a wedding!

I brought tons of equipment: my own Canon 450D along with my smaller prime lenses (Canon 50mm 1.4 and Sigma 30mm 1.4) and my dad’s Canon 5D as a “back-up” (my own cam has been doing some funny stuff lately, it might be nearing the end of its lifetime) with his huge Canon 70-200mm 2.8 lens.

Needless to say, the back-up cam didn’t stay back-up long and I ended up shooting nearly all of it with the 5D! So much for the technical side of things…
The wedding was held outside, in a pavilion on the balcony of the town hall of Palaia, overlooking Tuscany.

Katrin and Mo were a beautiful couple.

After the ceremony it was back to the gorgeous location they chose for themselves and all guests to stay in for drinks at the pool and party on the terrazza. We also had a half an hour to spare for pictures.

This one is my very favourite!

The evening went on with a multi-course dinner on the terrazza by candlelight.

Everyone, family and friends, german and british and irish and indian, sat together and talked (in various languages) and got to know each other.

The cake was cut,

and the dancing started.

I had been meaning to write at length about how wonderful and exciting and challenging and scary shooting a wedding is but I am already late getting ready for work so I’ll just end with saying again what a wonderful, happy, multicutural day and weekend it was! Thank you so much Katrin and Mo, for letting me be part of your wedding!


7 thoughts on “tuscany wedding

  1. tidytipsy

    Thanks everyone!! I was definitely a challenge but everyone is very happy with the pictures and I picked up some clues what wedding photography is all about 🙂


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