Back in January I’d met up with Monika and Oliver on a cold and wintery day in London for their UK pre-wedding shoot. They were heading to Singapore that weekend for a work secondment and we’d run out of time to reschedule!

Roll forward eight months and here I was in Florence. The location and weather couldn’t have been more different. The sleet and concrete brutalism had been replaced by warm sunshine and the beautiful vistas and architecture of one of the world’s most romantic cities.

Monika & Oliver had fallen in love with Florence. During their pre-wedding briefing back in the UK I’d raised the idea of a short pre-wedding shoot as an opportunity to get some alone time before packing up their bags and heading up into the hills ahead of their wedding at the beautiful Villa Medicea Di Lilliano.

Florence is understandably a tourist mecca but here were were, at 8am, in beautiful Florence on a street safari with the city all to ourselves. This is what we got up to!




Richard Murgatroyd Photography is a London-based Destination wedding photographer bringing a natural, documentary approach to telling the story of your special day. You can see a selection of Richard’s wedding portfolio here.

Richard also offers short photoshoot sessions for couples, to celebrate their engagement, impending wedding, or just because! They typically last about two hours and can be at a location of your choice, from city centres to the coastline, and across the UK and overseas. You can find out more about Richard’s couples and engagement shoots here.

Destination Pre-Wedding Photography Florence Italy by London-based Destination Wedding Photography Specialist Richard Murgatroyd


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