Wedding Photography in Maremma, Tuscany: Look At My Photoshoot

Wedding Photo shoot in Massa Marittima – Maremma, Tuscany

This summer in July, I had the pleasure to be the personal photographer of a beautiful wedding. First of all because of the location, seeing that the event was held in Maremma, more precisely at Massa Marittima; The Maremma area is a gorgeous province in Tuscany, where I never had the chance to photograph a wedding before.

Marjolein e Jurian have always had a strong bond with Italy. The wedding proposal made place in Florence and the groom has passed many memorable moments during his childhood on the property of his family, the Podere Bonsecco. Here they held the ceremony and organised the wedding party. They also used their wedding as an excuse to reunite family and friends who are all living in different places in the world. A unique occasion.

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The property is divided in various buildings situated on a hill, right outside the small town of Massa Marittima. Upon my arrival, I started right away with making a photo-shoot of the preparations of the bride. It was a hot and sunny day being it the 04th of July. As you can imagine the heat was on! Luckily, we were surrounded by nature and the trees provided us with shadow. Marjolein is on the outside of the villa preparing herself with the help of the make-up artist and hairstylist. I of course started immediately with taking photographs. Afterwards I began with the photos of the details, always important to complete a wedding shoot. Considering the beauty of the setting, I take the wedding dress and make a picture of it hanging from a large tree, trying not to damage or drop the dress seeing that the wind starts blowing! Back in the villa, I continue with the details like the rings and the bride’s shoes.

After half an hour, I go to the groom Jurian. Here I find a relaxing atmosphere because the groom is preparing himself with his best men. He surely is in the centre of all the attention. A moment just for the men: First of all Jurian gives the gifts he prepared for his best man and friends and then of course a toast has to be made with a nice cool beer.

Back to Marjolein for the final phase of her preparations, the moment has arrived to put her dress on. In the meantime, my colleague Simone is dedicating himself to the photo-shoot with the guests that are arriving. Everybody is enjoying the shadow offered by the trees and is eagerly waiting for the arrival of the groom. Finally, the bridesmaids and Marjolein arrive and all the guests turn their heads to admire the bride. The ceremony begins with the beautiful words of the minister and the couple listens with great attention. Maybe one of the most touching moments was the reading of the bride’s sister. The eyes of Marjolein reflected all her emotions and afterwards the two sisters gave each other a large hug. However, the absolute highpoint was of course the exchanging of the rings. The couple stands and looking each other in the eyes, they promise eternal love. Jurian is particularly happy, throwing his fist in the air as a sign of victory. Everyone looks with great admiration at the couple and a long applause accompanies them whilst they pass by the guests.

Everybody follows the couple towards the pool where a toast starts of the appetizers, accompanied by live music that creates a magical atmosphere. The sun shines on the horizon and the heat starts to be more bearable. Between a smile and a tear, time flies away and dinner starts. The guests are merrily chatting away until the moment of the cutting of the cake. Afterwards, all the guests go towards the location of the party and here the night ends in the best of ways… an unforgettable Tuscan wedding of Marjolein and Jurian.