Destination wedding photographer Italy: The Chianti Run with Simon & Kim
Destination wedding photographer Italy: I met up with Simon and Kim at the beautiful Villa St Michele in the hills above Florence to head out on their pre-wedding shoot into the Chianti hills. Simon had hired a vintage Alfa Romeo for the shoot which absolutely looked the part, though in the 40dg heat we had, I was glad I was in my own air conditioned car! We started the shoot at the famous Piazzale Michelangelo which looks right across the historic city of Florence and has spectacular views of the Duomo.. Despite the hundreds of tourists here we managed to get a few shots without too many interruptions and we were one of the very few groups shooting without a selfie stick!
After leaving the busy tourist spots, we headed out into the hills of Chianti to try and get off the beaten track and to shoot with the classic views of vineyards and rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside. We were shooting in the heat of the day with very bright sunshine at both locations, but the sun was particularly fierce up in the hills. We snapped away to the deafening buzz-saw sound of the cicadas and tried not to melt in the near 40dg heat! Gradually, we worked our way to the small town of Greave where we had welcome respite in the form of a cold beer and amazing late lunch of pasta heading back down into the heat and bustle of Florence to prepare for the cocktail party for the wedding guests that night.