Valerie and Andrew are a couple from the USA celebrating their intimate elopement - just the two of them - in the beautiful Sorrento, Amalfi Coast. Their love was full of positive surprises, they loved each other as two young teenagers with the sage mind of two adult people. After the civil ceremony on the terrace of the hotel, we went out to the city center for some street-style photos. The elopement coverage lasted around 4 hours.
Valerie getting ready before the ceremony. She was so calm and happy to get married to the man of her life.
Andrew is a Commander with many honorary badges. He was elegantly dressed. He used his uniform for getting married in Sorrento.
Valerie is coming down the stairs to reach her future husband.
Valerie and Andrew say 'Yes, I do' in the panoramic terrace of Hotel Vittoria in the heart of Sorrento. The civil ritual has been performed by a celebrant who included a few lectures of poems and a very touching passage.
For a romantic portrait photoshoot, we went down to Marina di Sorrento, the fisherman district of Sorrento city. People sitting outside eating fresh fish and drinking wine is one of the real images you should have of Italy, because it is really like that. People applauded them and asked for making a photo together.
View from the suite of the couple at Hotel Vittoria in Sorrento, Italy.
At the end of the photo session, we decided there was time for a last romantic shot with a view. The shortest way to reach the spot was to go through the crowdest street of Sorrento. At once hundreds of people saw Valerie and Andrew and they started a warm applause. The waiter of the restaurant incites people seated to have a toast with them. At the "Kiss" request ...well, that is the photo. We finally decided that this one was finally better than the romantic photo with a sunset view.
San Francesco Cloister is one of the most astonishing places to plan a civil ceremony or a photoshoot.