Although I’ve photographed inside this beautiful church before this was the first time I’d photographed a wedding at Santa Francesca Romana in Rome. The church is positioned on the edge of the Roman Forum, a ‘gladiators’ stone through away from the Colosseum!
And aside it’s great location it’s the stunning interior that I love. If you are ever in the area it’s worth a look, the church dates back to the 10th Century and is steeped in history and contains several interesting artifacts including the stone that is said to be marked by the imprint of St Peter’s knees as he knelt in front of Simon Magus.
The couple had chosen this church for personal sentimental reasons and the service was very inspiring.
As the service finished we had a race to catch the last of the afternoon light on this late September day. Outside the church we had the perfect opportunity to catch the last of the afternoon sun flooding in before we stepped back inside to take the group photographs.
Coming back inside gave us the chance to get some more photographs that really showed off what a beautiful venue this is.
After we left the church we made a quick ride to St Peter’s as the evening drew in. It’s always a great spot to bring a bride as it has so many different angles you can work with.
And as the crowds were starting to leave it mean’t that we could get some great shots of the couple on their own.
This happened to be the last wedding of the summer season for me in 2012 and it was great for me to finish, not only in Rome, but at St Peter’s, somewhere I’ve always loved to visit and to photograph.
I’ve met so many couples this summer and photographed in some of the most amazing wedding locations you could imagine and although it’s nice to get back home again I can’t wait for next summer and to get back to Rome, Tuscany, and the rest of Italy.
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