Graceful prewedding sunrise photos and intimate wedding in Italy







San Barnaba






When you choose to have an intimate wedding in Italy, you might as well enjoy it at the fullest even before the big day itself. How? For example shooting dreamy sunrise photos to celebrate your engagement, and then saying “I do” in a breathtaking location right out of Florence.

This is what Liza and Justin did, and I was there to capture all of their emotions through my camera. Let the images inspire you…

Engagement photos at sunrise in the heart of Florence

If you’ve always wondered how it would feel to roam the streets of Florence with your loved one and no one else around, try taking sunrise photos there for your prewedding. Liza and Justin opted for this choice and, one month before their intimate wedding in Italy, they made their wish come true.

We met in a desert Florence on a very early August morning, and fully enjoyed its charm while taking sunrise photos in its most scenic spots. Piazza della Signoria, Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio and Piazzale Michelangelo: the soon-to-be bride and groom were free to express their feelings all over the city, away from prying eyes, cherishing every second of the session. And, equally important, they got to use the sunrise photos to create personalized wedding invitations!

Liza and Justin’s intimate wedding at Belmond Villa San Michele

When their special day arrived, it was very easy for Liza and Justin to feel natural in front of the camera. As a result, the photos of their intimate wedding in Italy are spontaneous and depict all the shades of its atmosphere.

From the positive tension the couple experienced while getting ready, to the heartfelt moments of the ceremony held in the church of San Barnaba. From the dreamy portraits as newlyweds that we took in the center of Florence, to the reception with their closest friends and family members at the incredible Belmond Villa San Michele.

This boutique hotel, a former monastery built in the Renaissance, is the most exquisite location you could dream of. Not to mention the terraced gardens and lush trees that surround it and lead your eyes to a view of Florence that will leave you speechless.

Belmond Villa San Michele was the place Liza and Justin chose as a setting for the party with their guests after the intimate wedding ceremony. A delicious dinner around a gracefully decorated table, emotional speeches and first dance, and a joyful cake cut completed the unforgettable day.

If you’re about to get married in Italy, get in touch with me: it would be a pleasure to be your photographer.

Italian creative and modern wedding photographer in TUscany based Florence Gabriele Fani

I’m a specialised Tuscany Wedding and Portrait Photographer based in Florence but operating in Italy and worldwide.

I focus for capturing real, authentic and genuine emotion. I love to capture happy people, their stories, their adventures and I can’t thank them enough when they hires me for this honour and privilege.

When someone books me and order my services, they are inviting me to live and share some of their most intimate and important memories. It is an incredible honor and privilege to be trusted like this, not only to share in the memories but also to have the great opportunity to document them as well.

I really enjoy getting to know my clients and their needs and desires so that I can tell their story through my eyes. I am a storyteller with a mix of portrait, candid and reportage photography style and I love to capture life in all its beauty.



Let’s create something beautiful together.