Bridal Inspiration Session

This portrait session was definitely not ordinary. I was honoured to photoshoot for Boudoir Collective, a very unique initiative carrying the mission of celebrating a woman’s beauty in all shapes and forms. This bridal – stylized photo session in the boudoir spirit took place in my region – in the heart of Italy, known as Abruzzo.

The extraordinary venue where the photoshoot took place was Semivicoli Castle This splendid property is one of the most famous and important Italian wineries: the Tenute agricole Masciarelli. I have to admit that the magical atmosphere has the ability to captivate anyone who enters. I wanted to depict that in my photos by telling a story about the feelings of a young woman during her personal moments before the wedding.

While shooting, I saw the story of this bride: ‘She wakes up in her bed and enjoys the golden light that enters through the windows. With a glimpse of a melancholy she takes a moment to observe the birds in the secret garden and then, fills the large bathtub in the middle of the room. She knows that after the bath, the bride’s preparations will begin. After the bath, she feels that she needs to breathe the fresh air and goes outside, to the secret garden. Strolling around, she immerses in the feeling of absolute peace.’

Of course, little details were crucial to create this magical, fairytale-like atmosphere. The lingerie was sought with French lace and fine Italian silks. The wedding invitations were created using fine papers and the letterpress technique. The bouquet is an explosion of Spring colors: Hellebore green, the delicate pink and the shrill tones of Tulips and Scabiose. The bride used a perfume and the scented soap bars created specially for her. Her hair, make up, jewellery and even accessories around enhance her features and makes this session unique. Thank you, Boudoir Collective for giving me the chance to capture the art of being a woman in my lens.


Vendors: Concept, planning, styling: Camilla Cascino Weddings ; Florals: Isa Events ; Lingerie: Atelier Il Sogno ; Jewels: My Golden Age ; Veil & accessories: Elibre Handmade ; Stationery: Letter Ink  ; Parfum & soap: La Mia Casa Nel Vento ; Ribbons & runner: Orchidee de Soie ; Hair and Make Up Artist: Mariangela Palatini ; Venue: Castello di Semivicoli ; Model: Elsa Facchin