When an important family milestone approaches, you have two choices: celebrating it with an average party or with beautiful family photos outdoors in a breathtaking location.

Madeleine opted for the latter as a way to honor her father’s 65th birthday together with the most important people of their life. The chosen setting was Prato di Vignamaggio, an astonishing place nestled among the hills of Tuscany.

Armstrong family’s photos outdoors: a unique celebration

The Armstrong family – parents, brother, sister, aunt, uncle and cousin – traveled from California to Tuscany for dad’s 65th birthday, together with Madeleine’s best friend.

She wanted to surprise her father with a special present, and she thought that family photos outdoors were the best thing she could gift him. In fact, she was right: the whole group had the chance to spend some quality time together, and they will have beautiful images of that moment to treasure forever.

They all expected to pose in a traditional way, but the session turned out to be fun, sweet and playful. I like to create a situation where my subjects can interact with each other: they have to enjoy the photoshoot, first of all, so that the pictures turn out to be genuine and full of life.

I couldn’t be happier when I received Madeleine’s words after she saw her family’s photos outdoors. Here’s what she wrote:

“Thank you very much again for a wonderful photoshoot – we all had so much fun, and the photos you showed us were amazingly beautiful! It was the highlight of our vacation, and it brought us closer together. Our evening with you will always be a happy memory!”

Prato di Vignamaggio, a stunning setting

These family photos were taken outdoors, in a unique location: Prato di Vignamaggio, in the countryside of Chianti. As the name of the estate suggests (“prato” means “meadow” in Italian), it’s a real oasis surrounded by rolling hills covered in lush lawns and vineyards.

Not only it’s a perfect venue where to stay and unwind during your holiday in Tuscany, but it’s also an absolutely breathtaking setting for a family photographic shooting – as you can see.

If you’re considering this activity to make your trip and family reunion literally unforgettable, contact me and I’ll be happy to be your photographer.

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