My Secret Italy… an appointment with a Prince… sneak peek

May 20, 2014 | Weddings

So……I went back to Italy…… it was as always…MAGICAL

I can’t even begin to express just how much I LOVE Santa Maria and its people…it truly is a hidden jewel

I got to spend four days with the most brilliant group of people ….and I had a brilliant time

Karen and Wayne…. it has been a complete honour to share your Italian journey with you and I CAN.NOT.WAIT. to show you your images

thank you so very very much for inviting me along…I loved every single second x

PS… while we were location hunting the day before the wedding we had come across a huge iron gate hidden in an impenetrable wall…. “behind the wall is an ancient Palace and its magnificent grounds belonging to the Prince” said Julie of “My Secret Italy” fame…

musing over coffee in the square later …”I would love to shoot in there….I bet its incredible” I said

 “I know…so would I … but it belongs to the Prince and nobody is granted access”

we toyed with the idea of sneaking in over the wall with ladders but decided that was going to be a little difficult if you were wearing a beautiful long white dress…so we did what only two women filled with cheek and devilment would do

we marched over ….knocked on the gate…. turned on our best Shrek eyes and made an appointment to see the prince ………

how could he ever refuse us …….

so here we are….a teeny tiny peak of just some of the images I took on this amazing wedding…I hope these wet your whistle for whats to come………….


  1. Claire Penn Photography

    Oh my WORD… Andrea these are crazy beautiful. Absolutely love that you charmed a Prince, if anyone can do it you can. I think you’re going to be doing a lot more weddings out in Santa Maria. 🙂 xxx

  2. Mandy B

    Why am I not surprised you got access to a Prince’s Palace?!?! Its that twinkle in your eye gets um every time!! These are incredibly beautiful, not only have you captured this beautiful wedding, you’ve made some amazing memories … who else can say they had their wedding photos in a Palace!!!! xxx

  3. Jay Emme

    Oh you brilliant BRILLIANT lady, these are absolutely GORGEOUS. I love how you work that glint…only you, eh? 😉 xx

  4. Alexandra Andrews

    A prince ?!? Did you give him your business card 😉
    What beautiful images, I LOVE that wedding gown and the stairwell shot is just magical.x

  5. Lucy Woodrow


    Seriously, you rock Andrea. What a gorgeous wedding and gorgeous couple and how utterly incredible to have you as their photographer.


  6. Karen Hopkins

    The sneak peek is amazing, we knew we had made the right decision to book you as soon as we met you. I don’t think I will ever stop saying it….. I can not stop looking at the photos….. You are amazing xxx

  7. Karen Harrison

    I think I would have to say that these are my favourite of all your wedding pictures that I have ever seen. You truly are an artist. Xx


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