The wedding marks the beginning of a new family. Initially with only the newlyweds, carefree thanks to the honeymoon first and the modern married life then, for some couple perhaps more glamorous, for others more relaxed – did I say cuddling on the couch?! Then come the children, who require a lot of dedication, but watching them grow up is a privilege. The love that led to the wedding is still there, albeit with different nuances, and perhaps even more profound. Documenting all this in photography is difficult, often because people are shy. There’s nothing better than holidays for having portraits taken: everyone is more relaxed, hopefully a little more tanned than in winter, in a different but still beautiful setting. If the holiday then coincides with the parents’ wedding anniversary, amazing family portraits are in store! As in the case of this lovely family.
Borgo Santo Pietro is one of those places that you can’t forget. Even if I have the privilege to shoot in amazing venues, I firmly believe that Borgo Santo Pietro is the most beautiful. The hotel is a retreat of luxury, calm, indulgence in Tuscany. From the moment you arrive, you know that it will be unique, from the lush and manicured gardens to the unmatched levels of service. Once passed through the gates into the cypress-lined path, you discover yourself in the most beautiful garden of Tuscany. I’m in love with this place, and I wouldn’t want another location as a backdrop for my family photos.
My clients spent a few days here, and I took the opportunity to portray them on a late summer afternoon. The warm light of the sunset bounced off the stones and vegetation of the Borgo and gently enveloped this family as they relaxed and chased away the shyness with big smiles. I portrayed them as they walked, all together and in small groups, releasing the youngsters wishing to return to their business first, to dedicate myself to the parents who were celebrating their 20th anniversary. The magic of the Borgo did the rest. I greeted them shortly after sunset, happy once again to have photographed a beautiful family in this heaven on earth. Here are some pictures.