Jane & Andy // Destination Wedding

Jane and Andy are two of my best mates so when they said they were getting married in Italy I had to be their photographer!  The wedding was close to Sorrento in Southern Italy at a villa up in the hills with amazing views over the Island of Capri where they filmed the D&G advert with the guy in a boat in his underpants – this is the story that Andy kept telling everyone.  “You know, the one with the bloke in his kecks!”

It was a small wedding with about 20 guests and the ceremony was conducted by Jane’s Uncle who happened to be a priest, lucky that.  It was an emotional day, there’s something about a wedding with so few guests that it brings everyone together as a group and makes it much more intimate.  Almost everyone did a speech after the meal, much to my wife’s dismay when I was handed the microphone, I don’t know why, I’m known for my off-the-cuff speech skills!  A beautiful sunset followed with a slightly drunken portrait session, you wouldn’t know it to look at the pictures but there were only a select few where Andy didn’t look hammered.  The evening was an outdoor extravaganza (that’s right, extravaganza) of Jeager bombs and ace tunes, I have to admit that I was steaming drunk when I took the photos of the evening’s dancing but I think I did ok.  I wasn’t going to go all the way to Italy for a friends wedding and not have a drink!  I’d just like to point out that I don’t drink at weddings normally – well, maybe a shandy.

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  • Nikki said:

    What a dream wedding Johnboy. You've done an amazing job at capturing every little detail and emotion, I'm truly gobsmacked. Bravo!

  • Rachael said:

    These are an amazing set of images, I really love the atmosphere and emotion you have captured. Stunning.

  • That location! My goodness. What a dream! You've done a truly fabulous job capturing it!

  • Jane Drayton said:

    Yet again I have tears rolling down my cheeks! You are amazing Johnboy! We are sooo lucky we have such a talented, amazing photographer as a best friend! We blumin love you! xxx

  • Some lovely moments captured here. Love that silhouette sunset photo. Great stuff.

  • beautiful story telling! I love that shot looking up at them holding hands, and that silhouette... gorgeous

  • Lesley Jerams said:

    Omg Jane you look so beautiful,u r so amazing,a gorgeous person inside and out,im so glad i met u.you have made a massive impression on me and i will remember u always.You deserve a lifetime of happiness.Much love to you,lesley jerams xxxxx

  • Nicole said:

    Wow what an amazing location for a wedding! Great job on capturing all those special moments.

  • Nora said:

    Amazing wedding! Love they way you've captured it.

  • Noelle said:

    Wow, what a gorgeous couple, and what a fantastic documentation of their wedding. Great job!

  • Zak said:

    AH! AMAZING! Really strong work; just killin' it man!

  • Close-up portrait of the bride and the silhouette of the couple - stunning. Great set.

  • Jakob said:

    Great coverage and storytelling, John.

  • James said:

    Holy crap dude, you've stepped it up a few notches recently! Fantastic work

  • Claire said:

    I love the sky reflecting on the windows, the party atmosphere and everything about the wedding. Just lovely!

  • Sandy said:

    destination weddings are such fun ..and wow Italy, place where we honeymooned. Great fun love all the emotion and details captured.

  • What a beautiful place to have a wedding! I really love the shot through the heart during the ceremony- that was really special.

  • Rachael said:

    Wow, these are amazing. I love the atmosphere, brought tears to my eyes.

  • Lovely stuff! And wow - the location wasn't half bad! love those portraits under the trees.

  • Amazing images! Well done, so creative, really nice use of light and you can feel the love!

  • These are amazing - you have a real talent John. Love your processing, and you have a great eye. Killer stuff.

  • You have captured the joy really really well, great work

  • Joanne Knapp said:

    I was just going to say I have been in tears all the way through these photos as they show 2 happy loving families and friends coming together to celebrate this couples love for each other - so simple but so effective and moving xxx.