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Bride and groom walk through the gate of San Miniato a Monte near Piazzale Michelangelo Florence



Gabriele, was the charismatic photographer for our destination wedding, and we put all of our hope and faith in him to capture “the moment” at our small and intimate wedding. Instead, he captured enough moments to make a storybook telling our love story through his artistic eye. Gabriele truly care for their clients in a way that is unique and rare to find.

The passion and intensity for perfection and quality can be seen in every photo. Gabriele gave wonderful direction to us, as we did not know how to pose naturally, but our photos look so beautiful and effortless just the same. Not to mention how much fun we actually had taking the pictures with Gabriele. We received the perfect photos that will remain close to our family and us forever and cannot thank you enough.

Elegant bride and groom portrait in Tuscany countryside Val D'Orcia at Podere Fornaci



There are not enough words to describe how happy we are with our wedding photos! They are everything we wanted and more. Sophisticated, elegant, romantic, creative, candid, detail oriented, and the list goes on. We couldn't be happier with choosing Gabriele to capture our special day that we will remember forever. Planning a Tuscan wedding from America was not easy, but everyone involved made it come to life and become a wedding that people only dream of. We completely fell in love with Tuscany and all of the people. We hope to go back and visit many times and one day take our future children. When we do, we will definitely call on Gabriele Fani to capture the moment!

Emotional engagement photo by a lovely Australian couple during an holiday in Florence at Christmas time. I really love these two people who felt free to to express their love to another with hugs, kisses and heartfelt smiles

Claudia & ANDREW


We loved all the engagement photos that Gabriele took for us. He was very responsive, helpful and friendly from the beginning. The shoot was great as well, he let us be us and gently guided us in some more structured poses without it ever feeling forced. We had a great time during the shoot. He got a little preview ready for us quite quickly and the rest of the photos followed not too long afterwards. Thank you again, Claudia & Andy

Winter destination engagement in Florence, a representation of love. Some couples prefer to have a traditional wedding in their home country, but they still want to celebrate their love with a creative twist. Why not organize a destination engagement photo shoot, then? Picking a charming location like Florence and an unusual time like winter will make the rest: let the beautiful pictures of Priya and Sid show you how

dhatrpriya & SIDHAARTHA


Gabriele is an amazing photographer! He captured our pre-wedding photoshoot in Florence and did a fantastic job. The photos he captured are stunning and we couldn’t be happier. He is very professional and very detail oriented so you can be rest- assured you’re in safe hands. He is very accommodating and offered to re-schedule last minute as it was raining. He also helped put both of us at ease and ensured he captured a lot of beautiful moments with exquisite backdrops. He is quite receptive to inputs from you and ensures that the shoot is ultimately as per what you want. My husband was quite wary of getting a photo shoot and Gabriele did a great job working within his comfort zone (despite how limiting that was! haha) He excels in his art and we were truly happy with the photographs and the experience of working with him.

Juli and Colin's unconventional and exclusive wedding



Gabriele was perfect. I was a bit nervous about not meeting my photographer in advance of the wedding day, given that we were planning from overseas. Gabriele was reachable through the whole process and when I met him on the day of the wedding, I could immediately tell he was talented. He had a wonderful personality and put me at ease instantly. His photography is a true work of art. He captured every emotion and moment so beautifully. Our wedding was magical, and because of his pictures, capturing the light, the feelings, and the friendship and intimacy of each moment, I feel like I can look back and it is almost as though I am there. Cannot say enough good things about Gabriele. He as wonderful and beautiful a person as his pictures! He is reliable and I felt like I knew him for a lifetime. XOXO and so much love to you, Gabriele!

Cara and Vincent’s surprise proposal and photoshoot. Do you want your loved one to say “Yes”? Then a surprise proposal photoshoot is what you need, especially in a romantic and charming location like Florence!

CARA & VinceNT


I booked a surprise engagement photo shoot with Gabriele and it was nothing short of amazing. From the very beginning, he was fantastic with communicating every little detail and talking me through all of my options. The weather forecast was very uncertain and he was staying in constant contact to pick the perfect time up until the morning of the proposal. My fiancé and I felt so comfortable throughout the entire session and could not have dreamed up a more special day. We received our photos the day before Christmas and they were absolutely amazing. We have received so many compliments from family and friends. I highly recommend Gabriele!

Heartfelt small wedding in the countryside of Tuscany. Every soon-to-be bride and groom have dreams about their big day: it might be a dress that makes her feel like a princess or a castle where to hold a big celebration. Katrina and John’s dream was to have a small wedding in Tuscany and a photoshoot that could picture them surrounded by all of the beauty of Valdarno at Palazzo Vanneschi Villa Cini, a stone building from the 17th century immersed in a luxuriant park

Katrina & JOHN


Booking Gabriele as our wedding photographer was the best decision in the planning process! I was nervous about finding a destination wedding photographer and not having the opportunity to meet them before the wedding day. However, I was immediately drawn to his galleries online and he was so responsive to all of my questions, I had no hesitations that our wedding day would be captured beautifully. He made everyone in our wedding party feel so comfortable while taking photos that we were able to live in the moment and not be distracted by the camera. When we received our wedding gallery, I was truly blow away by the photos!! I cannot thank him enough for capturing the expressions and emotions of the day! I’m already dreaming about how we can travel back to Tuscany for another photo opportunity :)

Engagement session photos in Florence. The colors of sunrise. Sunrise engagement photo shoot in Florence. Couple portrait near Piazza Piazza della Signoria and Loggia Lanzi in a dreamy soft light



We booked our engagement photos with Gabriele while we were going to be in Florence in May. It was the best decision we made! Gabriele is very responsive and easy to communicate with. The day we were scheduled to have our shoot was projected to rain. He was on it to make sure we would get the photos we dreamed of. We were supposed to have sunset photos in the city but ended up doing sunrise photos. We are SO glad we switched to sunrise!!! There was barely anyone in sight and that made our experience and photos that much better we believe. We were able to enjoy all the views and architecture without weaving through the crowds of people. This is more than having photos taken, it is truly an experience. Having our engagement photos done with him was the highlight of our Europe trip! Gabriele made us feel very comfortable throughout the process and we couldn't be happier with how the photos turned out. He is a true artist and has a great eye for photography. We can't wait to come back to Florence and have him photograph us again someday!!! Thank you for everything Gabriele.

Sunrise photos for an unforgettable honeymoon in Florence. We all agree that your wedding day is important, filled with love and worthy of being photographed. But what about the honeymoon? Your first holiday as newlyweds is a bubble of romanticism, an extremely valuable moment that allows you to honor everything you have achieved together until that day. That is also absolutely worthy of being captured and remembered forever!

Alejandra & MANUEL


Fully and confidently trust Gabriele Fani to capture the essence of moments, places and people in a beautiful and unique way. An easy going guy with an amazing talent. Be sure to get an extended session if you wish to have pictures in as many corners of Firenze as possible. We are beyond happy and grateful for our honeymoon photos, Manu & Ale

Celebrate your wedding in advance with romantic photos in Florence



The pictures are all beautiful. Gabriele captured all our happiness moments in Firenze. Florence is a ancient city. Glad we had a chance to visit most of the important sightseeing places with Gabriele and his camera. Will definitely recommend Gabriele to those who would like to have professional photo service in Florence.

A destination wedding in Italy is a great way to make a special day even more unforgettable. Get inspired and take the extra step: your precious love deserves to be celebrated properly!

mathilde & moe

destination wedding

After a very long search for wedding photographers for our destination wedding in Florence - Italy. We stumbled upon Gabriele's website. I could definitely tell how professional he is from his immediate answering to emails, questions and concerns we had. After communicating and after showing us a sample of his work. We were totally hooked! His photos were just gorgeous! We just could feel every expression of joy in each of the pictures! Gabriele offered to meet up for a chat and coffee with me (the groom) while I was visiting Florence. He was extremely friendly, professional and definitely talented! Because I felt comfortable, we also added a pre wedding photoshoot . It was the first time we perform any kind of photoshoot. Not only he made us at ease , he always let us be in our natural self.That really showed on the pictures! He made it really fun! :) On the wedding day, he captured all the moments we needed and definitely does whatever it takes to get his shots! Poor him he almost tripped on the stairs a couple of times, trying to get his shots ! 🙈We hardly felt his presence flashing his camera in our faces or stalking us. He always knew when and how to capture his shots. He is totally not the photographer that would stress you out to stage photos or to pose certain ways. He just waits for the right moment, and all u hear is the clicks of his beautiful camera :) When the photos arrived. We were in disbelief! The photos were just cut out of a magazine ! The quality of the images were superb! Everyone that saw the pictures were astonished on how he captured those moments and expressions! Me and my wife are still having difficulty to post and share which pictures on social media because there was not one single bad picture! If you are having a wedding in Italy, or any beautiful occasion that you want to have it documented with a photoshoot. The answer is Gabriele, I highly recommend him for his talent, professionality and amazing personality!!! Thank you Gabriele for making our day unforgettable with your photos :)

Romantic and lovely bride and groom wedding portrait in the warm, golden light of sunset at Villa La Torre country house located in the Montechiaro countryside area

Amelia & CASEY


We are thrilled with how our wedding photos turned out. Gabriele is incredibly talented. He captured every moment of our day perfectly. He was also a joy to be around and work with. My husband and I were both nervous about posing for photos but Gabriele put us at ease and made us comfortable. This comfort comes through in the photos. We would definitely recommend booking a shoot!

Let your engagement photographer guide you. Engagement photos at sunset are fascinating and unique, especially if they’re set in a stunning location like Florence



Gabriele is an amazing photographer, and really made our engagement photoshoot an incredible experience. We went for a 2-hour session covering some panoramic shots of the city from Abbazia di San Miniato al Monte, and a jaunt through the city itself from the Ponte Vecchio, to the Uffizi Gallery, and then through the Piazza Signoria. Gabriele is a pleasure to work with. Throughout our time with him, he made us feel very comfortable and relaxed. He chose some amazing and beautiful locations - and even though they were very busy, he was somehow able to shoot around the crowds, making us feel like we were in our own little world. He’s also a great teacher - he asked us at the start of the session if we would like him to direct us a bit, and help us with our poses and positions. Definitely take him up on this offer, like we did! You will learn so much about light, angles, and body position - and the results were spectacular! Gabriele’s advice has even helped us when we’re taking our own photos. Even before our experience with him, Gabriele communicated with us well. He talked us through potential shooting locations, how many places / photos we could fit in in our given time frame, when we could expect our photographs, and the payment process. We would say though, to be prepared to walk, and fast! We were warned beforehand to bring a change of shoes to walk between shooting locations, but we never actually got a chance to use them, instead just walking between places in our shooting-shoes. It would have been nice to have been told that this would likely be the situation, to avoid having to lug our shoes around, but we were able to hit a number of places and get a lot of shots in, so it was worth the sacrifice! Most importantly, though, the photos we received are unbelievable! We asked Gabriele for a more colourful shoot - which can be a little difficult in Florence, judging by some of the photoshoots we saw during our research - and he certainly delivered. They are truly spectacular. The editing is on point, the quality is amazing, and each photo has its own personality. Overall, we had a magical experience, and I would not hesitate to have another photoshoot with Gabriele!

Family reunion photo shoot in Tuscany countryside vineyard near Peccioli

Carol Campion


Our family went on a very special holiday to Tuscany. There were 7 of us. My husband and myself, my 3 adult children, my one son's fiancé and our one and only precious granddaughter who was 14 months old. One of the most important events that we planned was to have a Family Photo Session since this was the first time we were all together and it might be quite a while before it happened again. Living in the U.S. it was quite a leap of faith to choose a photographer over the internet. I spent a lot of time doing research and I kept coming back to Gabriele's website. I started e-mailing him and started feeling that he was definitely the photographer my family was going to feel very comfortable with and would do a fabulous job. He always answered me so promptly and thoroughly and explained everything about his process. He was so helpful I really felt I knew what to expect. Well - when we got to Tuscany - and he arrived at our villa for the photo shoot I knew I had "hit a home run" -"scored the winning goal" in my choice. Gabriele was so charming, so enchanting, & so engaging. Everyone in the family had an instant connection with him. That makes it so much easier to have a natural relaxed photo session. Everything about Gabriele was truly fabulous, fantastic, fun, and beyond our expectations (& we had high expectations!!!) Not only were the results wonderful, the experience was one of the most memorable and enjoyable events of our Italy Vacation. Gabriele is a delight, a treasure, & an extremely talented photographer. Every time we look at the photos we think of Gabriele and the terrific memories we have of him and the photo session. The beautiful photos bring much JOY to us all !!!!! :) Carol Campion & Family

Refined Italy wedding at the exquisite Villa La Selva Wine Resort

Juliana & RYAN


When we saw Gabriele's pictures on his website, we thought he had the natural and candid style we wanted for our wedding pictures. So we chose him as our wedding photographer, and we're so glad we did! We now have wedding pictures that go beyond our best expectations. Communicating with him was easy. He was very responsive, helpful and organized. When we met him on our wedding day, we were full of excitement and emotion, and him and his colleague did everything to seamlessly merge in the flow of the day and capture every important moment and every beautiful gesture from us, our families and guests. He also captured the beauty of the venue and the magical atmosphere created by the landscape and the decorations we put so much effort into making. We also had a post-ceremony photoshoot. We were a bit uncomfortable at first but he helped us enjoy the shoot in a natural way. Overall, his attention to detail was remarkable and the result is simply stunning. We're in love with the pictures he delivered. He left us with pictures that we feel really capture the emotions of such a beautiful day. We're glad we chose him and we would be happy to work with him again in the future. In short, we recommend Gabriele for his professionalism, his attention to detail and his artistic sensitivity.

Sweet family holiday photoshoot in the wonderful Tuscan countryside. We always say that vacations make the best memories of our lives, and that’s undoubtedly true. But memories tend to fade with time, and if we are traveling with our little ones they might not even remember those special moments

Kelvin Eu


We worked with Gabriele during our last family vacation in Tuscany. Not only did we enjoy our time during the shoot, the resulting photos turned out to be spectacular. Gabriele’s usage of natural light is very good - side light, back light and front light. He is also a fast shooter so we never had to pose hard. Gabriele was also very good with our kid and managed to coax many smiles out from him during the tiring shoot.

Sunrise Florence engagement photo shoot experience

Amanda & ANDREW


The photo shoot with Gabriele was the highlight of our trip! My fiancé and I went on this trip to celebrate our engagement and I knew I wanted to take photos in Florence. I had previously lived in Florence through college so I was very familiar with the city and knew exactly where I wanted to take pictures. After finding Gabriele online and reading the rave reviews we booked our session. He was very helpful answering my questions and making sure I was able to get the photo route I wanted. The day of the shoot we were very nervous but Gabriele made us feel very comfortable. We had the best time and it felt like the two hour shoot flew by! It was so romantic. He guided us to make sure we looked natural. His professionalism was amazing. We have just received our photos and we cannot stop looking at them. They are amazing and do no looked posed or too “staged”. It captures our love for each other perfectly. Please do not look any further for a photographer here in Florence because he is simply the best!

Lovely intimate destination wedding in Florence at Villa Le Fontanelle



We chose Gabriele as our wedding photographer and we were extremely happy with our decision. We married in Florence and Gabriele brought the extreme beauty of the city and our venue to our engagement shoot and our wedding day photos. He was extremely reliable, helpful and efficient during that planning process and we never waited long for a response to our numerous requests. We found our engagement shoot slightly awkward at first, but Gabriele helped us to behave more naturally and took some fantastic pics in and around Florence city. On the day of the wedding he had his team did everything right and we now have some perfect photographic memories that will left a lifetime. We loved his style of shooting more natural photos throughout and were delighted with the results!

Intimate couple portrait photo at Sunrise in Florence

Ambika & ANTHONY

SUNRISE engagement session

We planned a trip to Florence and wanted to get our engagement pictures done there. We found Gabriele online and really liked his style and artwork. We contacted him and from the start, he was very professional. He replied to all of our emails in a timely manner and answered all of our questions including which colour clothing to wear for the photo locations. Everything was planned via email as are not from the area. On the day of the photo shoot, everything went better than planned. We chose to do the photo shoot in the early morning based on his advice and it was amazing as there was no one around. He knew where all the perfect photo spots were and all the angles to capture the moment with the natural lighting. In addition, he gave us helpful pointers throughout the photo shoot. Gabriele got back to us a few weeks later and the pictures were perfect! We highly recommend Gabriele!!

Intimate destination wedding couple portrait at Borgo di Petrognano in the countryside of Tuscany

Anna & ANDY


We couldn't be happier with Gabriele's services! The communication in the lead up to our wedding was great and we felt confident that Gabriele knew the vibe we were after from our photos. On the day, he was wonderful - he got everyone smiling and laughing while spending hours running around to get the perfects shots! And they really were perfect! Turnaround time was faster than we expected and we are delighted with our wedding photos, as they really capture the mood of the day. We can't recommend him enough!!

Florence surprise proposal engagement photo shoot in Florence



My girlfriend and I (now fiancé!) had a trip planned to multiple cities in Italy and I knew that it was the right time for me to pop the question. I started researching photographers in Florence using Google and I came upon a few different photographers. I ended up looking contacting each one and looked at their portfolios. In the end, I really loved Gabriele's work and he was very communicative and responsive from the start so I ended up going with him. I couldn't be any happier! Leading up to the proposal, he was very communicative on Whatsapp and very flexible with arrangements. We ended up selecting San Miniato al Monte as the location and he was very descriptive about the time and exact location where the proposal would take place, while he would be waiting in the distance with a long lens to capture the moment. Afterwards, we finally met and he was super nice and pleasant to be around. We then continued the photoshoot for an hour where he took us around the surrounding area to capture more beautiful moments. He would provide some direction but not so much that it was over bearing. It was a very natural and artistic way of shooting to capture those reals moments in life on film that will bring joy for a lifetime. The deliverables were also provided in a timely manner as he had stated after the shoot and wow, the final pictures ended up looking amazing! It's hard for words to describe but they were absolutely fantastic! Upon seeing them for the first time, my fiancé and I relived that moment and it brought tears to our eyes. If you're looking for a photographer in the Florence area, I would highly recommend, Gabriele. Hands down, without a doubt!

Bride and groom emotional exchange of the vows. Intimate elopement wedding at Villa La Selva resort in the countryside of Tuscany



We had the most wonderful experience with Gabriele from our 'wedding for two' in September, 2018. You could tell he truly cares and loves what he does. Gabriele made us both feel very comfortable even though we had never had professional photos before. He was extremely hardworking all afternoon/evening, running from location to location all in an effort to get the perfect shots. On top of how great it was spending time with Gabriele in person, the photos we received afterwards were absolutely INCREDIBLE. Every photo seemed like it came out of a magazine. Since it was only the two of us in our wedding, it was very important to have photographs to bring back to our families to show our special day. We could not have chosen a better photographer to capture this. There were too many favorite pictures to choose from and plenty of them to last us a lifetime of remembering our wedding day with the most beautiful images. We highly recommend and would hire Gabriele again in a heartbeat! With much appreciation and admiration of his work -Shauna and Luis Enrique

Intimate wedding at Villa La Vedetta in Florence: strong emotions with a view!

Lucinda & paul


We could not be happier with our decision to book Gabriele Fani for our wedding. Picking a photographer was the biggest decision for our special day, knowing that aside from memories, photographs are what we would treasure for ever. We eloped from Australia, planning a wedding in Florence in September 2018. Gabriele was so kind and helpful with all of our wedding decisions and always replied promptly. He made us feel at ease with all of our wedding details even though we were booking everything from the other side of the world, sight unseen. On the wedding day Gabriele once again exceeded our expectations. The day was perfect and we now have the most incredible, stunning, elegant images to treasure. Do not hesitate to book Gabriele - he is so kind and his work is amazing!! Thank you so much Gabriele xx

Couple portrait vacation engagement photo session in Florence, Tuscany



Gabriele's photography is amazing! He was wonderful to meet in person, and kept us smiling the entire photo shoot. We will treasure these photographs forever, and highly recommend his services!

Florence elegant destination wedding in Palazzo Borghese

Katharine & KENT


Gabriele was fabulous! I vacationed with my whole family in Tuscany and knew we needed photos to commemorate the occasion. I found Gabriele online and after a few emails back and forth, knew he would be a perfect fit! He arrived on time, was wonderful to work with (he was especially great with our 3 small children and took amazing photos of them). He stayed longer than we had booked him for to make sure he got the best shots he could. He put everyone at ease, even my 70 year old mother who is very camera-shy. We got our photos back very quickly and they were INCREDIBLE! Not a bad picture in the whole bunch! He captured such wonderful, candid moments. We will cherish these photos forever. Thank you Gabriele!

Get her to say Yes with a romantic surprise proposal in Florence

CINDY & Jimsee


Fantastic photographer who really does capture candid and nature photos in it's most impressive form. I hired Gabriele to capture my engagement with my girlfriend and he truly shoot my happiest moment with style. He knows every part of florence so well that he knows exactly when and where to take each photo, but what amazes me is my joyful moment came to live in his photos. His photos are all so natural, so beautiful and so happy. Thank you.

Couple engaged in Florence street. Photo by the Italian creative and modern wedding photographer in Tuscany based Florence Gabriele Fani



The best money I spent in Italy! We hired Gabriele Fani to do an engagement session with us during our time in Florence, while we were on vacation. He came highly recommended as I researched local photographers, and was very responsive and helpful as we scheduled the session via email.

I was very nervous, as we were meeting him for the first time. We don't speak Italian, and I hate having my picture taken. He was very warm and down to earth, made us feel comfortable, spent over three hours with us, and somehow captured the most beautiful photos of us- people who are not that photogenic! By the end of the session we were trying to convince him to come to America to photograph our wedding! I really can not say enough wonderful things about him. He got us all the pictures back so fast- and more pictures, and more beautiful, than I could've ever hoped for.

Thank you so much Gabriele! We will cherish your photographs for the rest of our lives, and someday our children will as well! -Lesley

Have Florence at your feet with sunrise engagement photos



If I could rate 10 stars, I would. We scheduled a sunrise engagement photo shoot with Gabriele while we were on vacation and we are so happy with the outcome. Gabriele's work is beautiful. He captured so many beautiful, candid and happy moments and we would do it all over again in a heartbeat. I would definitely recommend the sunrise shoot. It's a little on the early side, but so worth it. You have the whole city to yourself! :) -Andorra

Candid and romantic last minute engagement pictures in Florence



My fiancé and I absolutely loved our experience with Gabriele. This was our first ever photo session with a photographer and we couldn’t have asked for a better and more unforgettable time. Gabriele made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera and had the talent of making us feel like the only two people in such a busy and fast paced city. He sent us our photos in the time frame as promised and they came out absolutely beautiful! All our friends and family are jealous. 😉 for anyone in the Florence area, I would highly recommend Gabriele for all your photography needs! -Tori