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IN THE SUMMER my friend and photographer, Kat asked me to be the second shooter for her at this wonderful, relaxed wedding at Chicheley Hall near Milton Keynes. Jane and Matt a lovely easygoing couple, wanted a full of fun and fuss-free wedding, with a garden party where they could just relax and have a good time in the sun […]

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STEPHANIE AND FUCHSIA had such a beautiful and unusual wedding! My friend and colleague Kat Forsyth invited me to be her second shooter for this non-traditional same-sex wedding at the Admiral’s House, Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich. When we arrived at the hotel where both brides were getting ready, it was so exciting to see all the beautiful unusual accessories, including […]

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AURORA and Alex are university sweethearts! Aurora is American, and met Alex when she first came to university in the UK – and they’ve been together ever since, with Aurora deciding to move to London permanently.   This sweet couple live in London but decided to hold their wedding in the small village of Pirbright […]

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The first meeting was via skype Roz and John are both British but currently living in Singapore. They are one of the few couples who booked me to photograph their wedding without meeting me in person first! We had a Skype meeting, but the first time I personally met them was at their engagement shoot in South […]

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CAROLINE GARDEN’S Chapel in Peckham, AKA Asylum Chapel is a venue that for a while was sitting on my bucket list of incredible places where I wanted to cover weddings. So, it is with a big smile on my face and a heart full of gratitude that I thank my photography friend Kat for giving me the chance to […]

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OF COURSE, you can easily Google this and an enormous list of tips, blogs, and sites will carefully guide you through the process. So why bothering writing a blog about it? Yes, why? Well, maybe because many times, in fact in all the meetings with my new couples, I explain about my work, my photography, […]

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I HAVE been sitting on the thought that my logo and website were no longer expressing my true self. I must admit I didn’t really understand fully the meaning of branding, let alone rebranding. So, what made me do the jump? Probably something that happened to a dear friend and colleague of mine. To her surprise […]

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Drinking coffee I can hear the wind outside, it is late November but still very mild indeed, I’m sitting at my desk drinking coffee, yes, because the day doesn’t start for me unless I can smell the familiar fragrance of espresso… Having grown up in Italy, this is simply part of the daily routine. Sorry, […]

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styled shoots A vital (and loved) part of my job is styled shoots – for which I team up with talented and unique wedding suppliers, together we create stunning visual stories. It’s an enjoyable way to flex my creative muscle and come up with new inspirational concepts. Styled shoots are very different from shooting a […]

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  the engagement shoot I often hear couples telling me how uncomfortable and uneasy they feel about having their picture taken, particularly if is not their friend taking the shot, but a professional photographer. This was very much the case when I first spoke to Roz and John about their pre-wedding session. The wedding day […]

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Wedding venue Brixton East 1871 Situated right in the heart of buzzing Brixton, Brixton East 1871 was formerly an industrial Victorian warehouse. Nowadays it’s the perfect wedding venue for the chillout couples. I personally love this very spacious urban London venue, with exposed brick walls, high ceiling and an impeccable very caring owner, Andy Luckett! This location is […]

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Kim and Dan’s relaxed wedding at Brixton East 1871 was styled by the incredible Lou from Beyond Vintage, the stationary was also by this multi-talented lady. The day started with Kim and Dan getting ready in different venues.  The wedding ceremony was at Saint Paul’s Church in Covent Garden, a little treasure just behind the main square, a hidden […]

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Why choose a Tipi wedding? Lynne and Fraser’s tipi wedding in Wales was a major operation, as they both live and work in London. So why bother if you could have a simpler option in the capital? Why worry and sweat for something that requires months and months of hard work? Simply because they were […]

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Why is important to do a styled photo shoot? Personally, I think is a fantastic and very creative way to push boundaries and explore areas out of our comfort zone. A styled shoot requires months of preparation and hard work, the team involved is always very considerable, we are probably talking about a dozen or […]

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It warms my heart to write about Lauren and David’s wedding at Kingscote Barn in Tetbury. Why? Because it is a memorable date, not just for the newlywed couple but for me too, as it is my own wedding anniversary. I still remember the first time they told me that the date was 14 September, my […]

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About the couple Ale and Eva are high school sweethearts when they told me their story I felt so honoured and lucky to have been chosen to capture their wedding and their engagement shoot. They are so genuinely wonderful. I immediately felt very close to them it was like being with my own family, we […]

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When Sandra, from Sophie and Luna asked me to be the photographer for this inspirational photo shoot, I immediately felt a spark of excitement. the photo shoot Having worked with her before, I knew perfectly well that I was facing something special. I have been a photographer for more than 10 years, in the music […]

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Lydia and Will’s destination wedding takes place in North Italy in the small but very picturesque town of Sequals, Friuli. Lydia’s father was born here and baptised in the same church where they are getting married, San Nicolo. I love destination weddings even more if they are in Italy, it’s always a good excuse to go back. […]

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North Greenwich engagement shoot Today, I met Rebecca or Becca, this is how some people affectionately call her, and Laurent in North Greenwich station. I must admit, this is a part of London I am not very familiar with. In the late 1990s, a massive regeneration scheme was put in place to bring to life this […]

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For Lucy and Craig’s engagement shoot, the idea is to have a very relaxed and enjoyable day. It’s March and the weather is beautifully mild now. The day starts at their East London home in great company – their lovely ginger tabby cat. It is a bit windy outside so it feels cosy and welcoming […]

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A French wedding in London This very relaxed, City, London wedding was an extremely well-organised event by Blandine, a French bride. I first met the couple at the National Vintage Wedding Fair in Chiswick. They are both French but decided to get married in London, because this is the city where they live and work. The wedding […]

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Hackney Town Hall Wedding A beautiful East London Wedding at Hackney Town Hall with the reception at the Bistrotheque. Susan and Adam chose the outstanding Hackney Town Hall to celebrate their wedding. The venue is a beautiful example of art-deco architecture in East London. The assembly hall has been recently restored, taking us back to the […]

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A special Love! Thanks again Paola! It was great having you with us, we couldn’t have asked for a better and friendlier photographer. You’re the best! Alex and Audrey. Alex and Audrey were married in London. Everything in this wedding was so special, comfortable, relaxed and enjoyable. London with its diversity brings new opportunity every day, […]

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Fun and relaxed engagement Photography in London My goal during an engagement shoot, pre-wedding engagement session or couple session, is to capture the energy, the sparkle, the love between two people. Whether you are visiting London just for fun, or just looking for some images to treasure in the future, the engagement shoot is a […]

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The Wedding Pouring down with rain on Saturday, but totally magical and dry on Sunday 25 July, for Lucy and Craig’s relaxed garden wedding at the BMA House, Bloomsbury, WC1 in the heart of London. Since 1925 the BMA House has been home to the headquarters of the British Medical Association. The beautiful English courtyard garden provided the […]

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Same Sex destination wedding Before starting this blog I would like to apologise for describing it as a Lesbian Wedding in Italy or Same Sex destination wedding. Gay, straight, black, white, old or young, it doesn’t really make any difference to me, except of course for SEO purposes. I needed to be very specific, as […]

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FUN GAY WEDDING IN LONDON Paul and Richard found me on Google when searching for ‘gay friendly wedding photographer in London’. Their engagement shoot was in the Southbank along the river Thames on a remarkable day. It was the Festival of Love, an event where all couples, gay, straight, young and old could get married on the stage of […]

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I was trying to think of a different adjective for kitsch and looking on the thesaurus, I came across these, camp, artificial, tacky, ostentatious, and corny. Are any of these describing the overall mood of our very unusual bridal shoot?  Perhaps! But when Lau from frenchmade and Myriam from La dame au beret and I, sat down to brainstorm a new […]

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The first time I met Sara and Karen was on Sunday 27 October 2013 the day of a severe storm in UK. I was in Brighton for the Gay Wedding Show, exhibiting at the Grand hotel overlooking the sea. The view from my stand was surreal, because of the extreme weather. It was empowering to watch how nature has its […]

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