Sorrento is a magical place for a wedding and I love nothing more than working as a wedding photographer here in Italy, but particularity in Sorrento.
Not only because getting married with that incredible Amalfi coastline is so unique but also because there are so many fantastic venues just like Relais Blu and Villa Fondi.
The preparations for this wedding began in one of the beautiful suites at Relais Blu, the rooms are stunning and beautifully light, making for some great preparation photography with the bride.
The groom was also getting prepared for the wedding at Relais Blu and with a little help from their friends the couple managed to avoid bumping into each other prior to the wedding ceremony at Villa Fondi.
As the groom and his wedding party left for Sorrento I then had time to return to the bride and photograph the wedding dress and the final preparations of the bridesmaids.
As is clear from the photographs this couple were a pleasure to work with, relaxed, fun and with a great group of family and friends for me to photograph.
As the bridesmaids changed into their wedding attire it was time for the bride to finally put on the wedding dress.
Not only that, while the bride was changing, it was the perfect opportunity to capture so relaxed shots of the wedding party.
Now it was time for the bride to make the final adjustments before we left for Sorrento.
Not of course before they had a moment to have a celebratory drink together.
The ceremony itself was at Villa Fondi, located in Piano di Sorrento, a little out of the centre of Sorrento. It’s a beautiful tranquil spot with incredible views of the bay of Naples.
This was a really hot summer’s day but the bride and groom couldn’t have looked more relaxed as they said their vows to each other.
Once the wedding ceremony was over there time to enjoy the gardens of Villa Fondi for a few moments before we all headed back to Relais Blu.
Drinks were served on the top terrace where under the shade everyone could enjoy the location and the stunning views looking across at the island of Capri.
These are one of the best moments for me as wedding photographer in Italy to catch all those little conversations and the guests relaxing and enjoying themselves.
We’d had it in our minds that we would time the guests heading down to the lower terrace just as the sun set so that we could get a few sunset shots and on this occasion our luck was in, we timed it perfectly!
The wedding breakfast was served on the lower terrace of Relais Blu and first up was the speeches.
Once the wedding breakfast was finished night had closed in which gave a nice contrast for the rest of the photography.
That just left the cutting of the cake before we headed up to the poolside bar for the rest of the evening.
And from the first dance on-wards this was time for the party!
And a chance to cool off after a very hot day!
Which left the chance to get one of the more unusual group photographs at the end of the evening!
Jason Hales, JHales Fotografia, is an Italian wedding photographer, specializing in wedding photography all over Italy. Jason, born in England, is an English speaking wedding photographer that prides himself on giving his couples the utmost levels of service and attention.
You can read this couples testimonial below.
“We planned our wedding in Sorrento and planned everything over email including our wonderful photographer Jason who we cannot recommend highly enough!! He came as a recommendation from another Sorrento bride and being an English photographer living in Italy we thought this would be perfect for us. The booking process was very smooth and dealt with very professionally. I have to say I had confidence in Jason from the beginning he provided excellent advice from the technicalities in shooting with such strong sunlight in Italy to the little details of having a plan of what moments we wished to capture. We met with Jason the day before and he was very flexible in terms of where to meet and what time which was helpful to us, having just arrived we didn’t know exactly where we were going to be as there was so much to organise last minute but Jason fit in with our plans. On the day I have to say Jason exceeded our expectations…he managed to capture so many special moments that we will treasure forever. He was not intrusive in any way and went with the flow of our wedding which was very laid back. He must of taken hundreds of quality photographs with pictures that say a thousand words. When we received our photos and sat down to go through them we were able to relive our special day as he captured the feel of the day and it brought all the beautiful memories rushing back. We have had so many lovely compliments to our photos and one friend has even asked if he could travel to the UK to shoot her wedding!! Thank you again Jason you are very talented! xx”