A lively and joyful Wedding at Africana
It was a great day in Amalfi for wedding photography. The weather forecast didn’t fill us with promise for the wedding day of Carissa and Alfredo at the Africana Famous Club in Praiano. Even the day before, when we had the engagement photo shoot, the sky was full of threatening clouds. However, as I use to say, these are the times when exceptional light conditions are most likely to occur.
All in all, other than a few scattered showers here and there in the two days, the light was great. I think I have never been so lucky with the overall light condition at any wedding. And despite the gloomy sky, the couple was blessed with the finest light you could dream for your big day. The only times it has rained was during the ceremony, when we were inside the church, and during the party, when everybody was safe and dry at the reception venue.
Outdoor Wedding Photography
As soon as the ceremony was over and we left the church, the weather improved and we could spot gorgeous sun rays coming out of the thick clouds. Also, due to the rain, there was no one around or sitting on the steps of the cathedral, thus making Carissa’s dream come true, which was to have photos taken on the steps with no one around. In so many years I had never seen the steps not crowded with tourists. It seemed almost surreal. On top of that, there was no rush, fine light, and a wonderful couple eager to have their photo taken. Can a wedding photographer ask for more?
A nice walk to the Africana in Praiano
After more than one hour of shooting, the couple didn’t seem to have enough. So we went back and forth from place to place, all of them lit with superb light. Lastly, I suggested to reach the venue for the party on foot instead of going by car, since there is a nice path next to the sea carved into the rocks. They liked the idea very much and so they had other great photos taken at sunset.
Finally we got to the Africana Famous Club in Praiano where the wedding party was held, which is one of my favourite locations. The venue is nicely embedded in the rock, and has glasses all around and on the floor so that you can enjoy the view just above the sea and below the water.
Planning a destination wedding in the Amalfi Coast from the US already seems like a daunting task so when it was time to look for a photographer who would capture and memorialize our engagement party and wedding festivities, this was one of the main priorities. We were looking for someone who could capture our best moments, a combination of posed, candid, spontaneous action shots, group shots to pretty details of our wedding as well as sensitive impressions of the event's emotions. He had photos in colored and black and white medium. Guido and his team did an excellent job and exceeded our expectations with our photos and videos. We trusted him to take the lead and we merely followed his suggestions. They were very professional the whole time - from adapting to weather issues to just about everything that could possibly come up making it as flawless as possible for us as well as all our guests. And the price was very reasonable as well.
- CHURCH: Amalfi Cathedral.
- VENUES: Ravello, Amalfi, Praiano.
- RECEPTION: Africana Famous Club in Praiano.
- EVENT PLANNER: Happy Brides.
- FILMMAKER: Alfonso Ruggiero.
- PHOTOGRAPHER: Guido Tramontano Guerritore.
Carissa & Alfredo – Photo Gallery
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