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Doug & Jasmeena in Italy! | Michael Moore Photography

Doug & Jasmeena in Italy!

Wow, I’m still a bit in shock from the incredible beauty of the Lago di Como region of Northern Italy. Doug and Jasmeena picked an amazing location for “phase 1” of their wedding celebrations!

Here’s a quick overview of the region and the beautiful scenery we woke up to every morning:

This is Salita Serbelloni in the gorgeous little town of Bellagio (considered by some to be one of the most beautiful towns in Europe):

The view from our hotel balcony (did I mention the weather was just perfect?):

The Grand Hotel Menaggio:

This is the incredible panoramic view from the northern point of Bellagio. On the left you can make out the town of Menaggio and on the right the village of Varenna with the lower Swiss Alps in the middle. This is comprised of 5 horizontal images stitched together for an amazingly detailed 40 megapixel panorama. Click here to view a larger version:

A closeup view of Varenna. I just loved the colours and textures of the buildings. Truly a photographer’s paradise:

Another view of Varenna:

Here’s another multi-image stitch of Lake Como (60 megapixels in case you’re interested). It was taken from Piazza Garibaldi in Menaggio just before sunset. You can click on this one too for a larger version:

The impressive Villa del Balbianello near Sala Comacina. It’s been used in a number of big Hollywood movies such as Star Wars Episode 2, Oceans 12 and the upcoming James Bond flick.

You may recognize this spot as the location for those cheesy love scenes in Star Wars Episode 2. Too bad George didn’t pick his dialogue as well as he picked his locations!

I snapped this funky self-portrait while the girls were getting ready on the big day (oh yeah, I was actually here for a wedding…)

Before we packed up to go home, we did a little tour of Milan and this is the imposing Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II:

Ok…now for some wedding and engagement photos!

The bouquets were flawless!

A nice relaxed portrait infront of Bellagio at sunset:

Goofing around during the engagement session:

The gorgeous gardens of Villa Carlotta on the wedding day (sorry, the timeline jumps around a bit here):

The beautiful bride!:

A few of the happy couple at Villa del Balbianello:

I loved this old door along one of the busy yet very narrow roads in Bellagio. I captured some great expressions while I quickly snapped some shots in the few seconds when pedestrians or cars weren’t zooming past:

A great one of Doug in Bellagio:

There’s this beautiful garden path lined with flowering trees in Bellagio with the lake to the right and mountains all around:

Just about to head out to the church:

…and here’s the incredibly ornate altar…

…and another shot showing more of the interior:

No words needed…

View from the threshold of Villa Carlotta’s main entrance:

I liked the warmth and great light in this image:

I like to think this one sums up the emotions of the day(s). Everyone had such a great time, including Iveta and myself and we look forward to going back someday!

P.S. I want to give a shot out to Jason Hendriks from Ambient Photography for referring Doug and Jasmeena to me. Check out his site here: Ambient Photography

8 comments

  1. Anonymous

    Wow! A spectacular setting to showcase your outstanding abilities. What a beautiful trip and wedding. We just love coming back to your blog again and again to see what’s the latest, and to be vicariously bathed in the wedding day glow you capture forever.

    Wonderful!
    Mary-Anne and Brian

  2. Tell whoever the bride is on Oct 14 that she’s done for! Watch your back lady, you stole our photographer! Just joking (or am I?)

  3. Congratulations…you have done well.

  4. What a perfect wedding, beautiful setting, beautiful bride, beautiful photos! I came across this after searching for ‘Italy weddings’ in Google.
    I would love to have your talent services as my wedding photographer someday 🙂

  5. Anonymous

    wow!! I’ve never such amazing art of photography,u made the couple reallns on special, n heartiest congratulations on their wediing.I wish them a blissful married life. Once again the pictures are mesmerising!!

  6. Anonymous

    wow!! I’ve never seen such amazing art of photography,the couple is beautiful,one can c so much of deep love warmth n passion between the couple,heartiest congratulations on their wediing.I wish them a blissful married life! Once again the pictures are magnificently exquisite!

  7. Some of the most beautiful photography I’ve ever seen.

  8. Anonymous

    SO NICE OF VIEW AND COUPLE IS TO GOOD I LIKE IT