Engagement Photographer Tuscany
A romantic wine Tasting for two at Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco
A lot of time has been passed since the last engagement photography post here on my blog. Now I understand why clients lately were asking me: “Hi mate, do you shoot engagement sessions as well?”. So, I guess it’s time to show something fresh!
Setting: the very beginning of August, on a typical sunny Tuscan afternoon. Location: Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco, a Tuscany luxury hotel set in one of Italy’s best-preserved historic estates, and nested in the amazing countryside between Siena, Montalcino (Brunello di Montalcino is one of Italy’s most famous wine), and Val d’Orcia. Bonus track: they have one of the most amazing vineyards I ever saw (if you’re gonna spend there a few times, you must absolutely ask them to visit that spot at sunset)!
Engagement photography is not an easy task if your main intention – as a photographer – is to frame people in a candid and honest way; the way they normally are, I mean. You meet people for the very first time and you just start shooting, having very little time to break the ice and try to put people at ease. The risk is to impose your vision, without taking a few minutes to just relax and talk. Having a set like this greatly helps a couple to start feeling less uncomfortable ( for my experience they usually start feeling comfortable in the last 15 minutes of the shooting!).
I met Charlotte and Billy in their room and we took the proper time to get to know each other better. They had also the time to drink a glass of wine, to feel a bit more relaxed! Then we spent a couple of hours together, walking through the beautiful property and their amazing vineyards. This luxury venue is an ancient Tuscan town – dominated by the ruins of a tower – transformed in an exclusive and very private resort. Before to leave, they decided to have the most intimate wine tasting ever. Curious? It’s time to take five minutes and jump there with us. I promise you’ll start dreaming to be there as well! Cheers!