Casual Engament Session in Monterosso al Mare

a kiss during an engagement portrait session at la Fegina beach in Monterosso under the giant statue

In the heart of the breathtaking Cinque Terre, Monterosso al Mare emerges as a captivating dichotomy, offering a unique canvas for love stories to unfold. As a photographer privileged to document moments in this picturesque haven, I find myself enchanted by the duality it presents.

On one side, the ancient town beckons with its timeworn walls and bursts of bougainvilleas, a haven for those seeking a journey through history and folklore. On the flip side, the modern charm of the village unfolds, where a slender beach adorned with sun umbrellas plays host to a lively Italian crowd.

Among the five charming Cinque Terre villages, Monterosso al Mare stands out as the cherished retreat for Italians. For those who appreciate the art of simplicity, the bliss of idleness, sun-kissed afternoons, delectable cuisine, and vibrant nights immersed in Movida culture, this coastal gem is an idyllic sanctuary. Embracing the quintessential Italian holiday spirit, visitors don T-shirts and flip-flops, surrendering to the allure of the sun-soaked, whitewashed sands.

In the midst of this captivating setting, a delightful Italian couple chose Monterosso al Mare for their engagement photos, and their choice couldn’t have been more perfect. The Spiaggia del Gigante, adorned with a majestic statue of a giant etched into the cliffs, provided an enchanting backdrop. Beneath the giant’s gaze, pristine white sands met turquoise waters, a scene reminiscent of the exotic Caribbean beaches, distinct from the classic Cinque Terre landscapes of dark rocks meeting the deep blue sea.

Capturing the essence of their love against this mesmerizing backdrop was a seamless task. Instructing the couple to wander along the water’s edge, I aimed to blend into the tapestry of curious tourists. Their inherent elegance and the radiant demeanor of the bride-to-be effortlessly drew attention, resulting in an unforgettable collection of images. Amidst tender kisses and joyous laughter, the day unfolded, culminating in the final golden-hour photos at the nearby Spiaggia della Fegina.

As the sun dipped below the horizon, the perfect outcome awaited – an exquisite seafood dinner at one of the area’s charming restaurants. A quintessentially Italian conclusion to a day filled with love, laughter, and the timeless allure of Monterosso al Mare. Here’s to capturing the magic of love in the heart of Cinque Terre!


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Elevate your love story against the stunning backdrop of Cinque Terre!