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Fantastic Portofino pre wedding photo shoot

Portofino pre-wedding photographer

Welcome to Portofino where I did the pre-wedding photoshoot of an amazing couple from Thailand. We did this shoot several weeks ago, when it was still slightly off the typical tourist season in Italy, so there were quite a few people in the streets. Certainly feels different from the crowded London or Paris. So we took the advantage of that and did this fabulous shoot.

I cannot recommend Portofino enough for a pre-wedding photoshoot, the scenery is stunning and the place is simply beautiful. It was a pleasure to shoot there. Well, not everything went according to the plan. You see, the sea had washed away the only road from Santa Margherita Ligure to Portofino. Our rental car was replaced by the second to last ferry of the day, which gave us a solid 1 hour for the actual shoot there. We made it work though!

You can see how beautiful this place is in the photos below, I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed shooting them!

Why Portofino?

This place is truly amazing, it has all the qualities of a perfect pre-wedding photoshoot location: clear blue sea, rich history, amazing architecture, and colorful buildings. I’ve been a regular guest in Portofino as a wedding photographer.

If you are planning a wedding in Italy or anywhere else in Europe and are looking for a photographer who can take amazing photos of your wedding day but also shoot your pre-wedding photos then please go to my website at www.janisratnieks.com and fill out the contact form on the top right corner of that page.

Here are some of my favorite shots from the pre-wedding session in Italy.

Enjoy.

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Facts about Portofino

Once a small fishing village nowadays a favorite tourist attraction. Portofino is blending between 2 gulfs that give its magnificent coastline filled with small boats and yachts. The Village is also famous for its vibrant architecture. That all makes it a perfect photoshoot location.

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Upon the hill, you can see Castle Brown which dates back to the 1400s. It used to be a fortress that guarded Portofino. Today Castle Brown hosts many exhibitions end different events.side streets of Portofino

Oh, I love this simplicity of local Italians and that fresh smell of clothes that are dried outside in the fresh air of the Mediterranean sea don’t you?

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Saw this spot 10 years ago when I did my first wedding here, still gives amazing light and framing.
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Not used to this place being so quiet, usually, there’s loads of traffic here. I guess the perfect time for a prewedding photoshoot is when all the other tourism has been canceled.

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La Piazzetta di Portofino is the biggest and main square in Portofino. As a pre-wedding photographer, I love this place because it offers so many different photogenic spots.

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Chiesa di Giorgio church wedding

I remember one time I photographed a wedding in Chiesa di Giorgio Church. Oh boy, it was such a windy day. The bride was losing control over her veil. But apart from that, the Church offers the most beautiful view of Portofino and the bay. The terrace next to the Church is made from beautiful rocks that are organized in interesting ornaments. If you want to see a wedding that I shot in this church please click the link Portofino wedding photographer

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We decided to go to Villa Durazzo to take some photographs there. We went by boat to Portofino – man it was cold.

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Villa Durazzo just minutes from Portofino is one of the finest venues for an Italian Riviera wedding. This mind-blowing villa is filled with frescos, glistering Murano glass chandeliers, and Genoese floors. If you want to see the wedding I shot there some time ago, please click on the link Villa Durazzo Italian Riviera wedding. We didn’t go inside the villa this time, we just wandered around the villa’s spectacular gardens. There is also a Villa San Giacomo nearby the Villa Durazzo. This wedding venue is very nice for a smaller weddings than Villa Durazzo.

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I adore coming back to Santa Margherita Ligure – this shot was taken just outside Villa Durazzo

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I’ve been a Portofino Pre-wedding photographer in Italy many times and I must say I love this place. It suits the all wedding concept.
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Thank you guys for being great on the day. Congratulations on your wedding which was just a few days ago in Thailand. Enjoy life!

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And if you are looking for a Portofino pre-wedding photographer in Italy or anywhere else in Europe, please contact me at [email protected] or call +44 7979974527.

You can see more of my weddings in Italy here:

Stunning Wedding At Villa Cordevigo Lake Garda Italy

Pre-wedding photoshoot in Venice, Burano, and Dolomites, Italy

Delightful Wedding in Portofino, Italy – Villa Durazzo, Hotel Splendido and Hotel Imperiale

A Vibrant Venice Wedding in Palazzo Pisani Moretta

Florence Four Seasons Hotel Wedding In Tuscany

Lake Como wedding photographer, Villa Carlotta, Grand Hotel Tremezzo

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