Brigid and Paul - A Wedding in Tuscany

Being a photographer has its perks. Early last year I got a call up from my good buddy Jeremy Beasley. Jeremy is one of Australia's most talented wedding photographers going around. He had just been booked to shoot a wedding in Tuscany, Italy and called me up to ask if I wanted to be the second photographer. I didn't have to think it over for too long, who could resist the opportunity to shoot a wedding in one of the most beautiful places on earth. With the landscape consisting of endless rolling hills, lush wild meadows, vineyard after vineyard producing delicious wine, olive and cypress trees dotted amongst hilltop villages bathed in soft amber light. Now that's my idea of heaven!

Brigid and Paul were the lovely couple getting married, surrounded by close friends and family from Australia and around the world. The ceremony was being held in Piazza del Campo in Siena with the reception a short drive out of town at a beautiful country side villa. The perfect setting to what was going to be an unforgettable day!

Congratulations to Brigid and Paul and a big thanks to Jeremy for the call up. I hope y'all enjoy the pictures :)

Day 1 - Italian Adventures!

Ahhhhh Italy... oh how I miss you! It was April this year that my good friend Jeremy Beasley (an incredible wedding photographer from Australia) asked me if I wanted to be a second shooter for him at a wedding in Tuscany. I actually had to think about it for a second. On one hand I had only just arrived in Vancouver and all I wanted to do was get settled in, find a job and live the simple life for a few months. But on the other hand I had Italy, Tuscany, and the thought of 2 best mates photographing a wedding together in a food and wine paradise. A new adventure was clearly calling. This one I knew I couldn't pass up. It has been my dream to travel the world taking photographs, and here was another chance to do so. I decided to go.

Before I knew it June had reared it's head and I found myself climbing out of a plane and stepping foot on sunny Italian soil. Even though I had been to Italy before I always try to travel with zero expectations. So when I arrived in this new country my heart began to pound like a kid on their first trip to Disneyland. So many new experiences to be had, so much pasta to eat, and oh so much wine to drink! Not to mention the people you meet! In Italy I found it has some of the kindest, gentlest, most hospitable people you are ever likely to come across. Their faces are filled with character, their hearts are full of soul.

Below are a few snap shots from Day 1 of my 15 day journey.

Stay tuned, more photos coming soon to get your Italian travel bug grumbling!