The day you have dreamt of, imagined and thought about thousands of times in your life has arrived at last, your own wedding day with its unique wealth of emotions. Emotions that come from your past: school, your first love, your first kiss, infatuation and passion. They all make sense when you meet your life soulmate and they can be materialized in your marriage promise, when your lifelong dream becomes a reality at last.


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The period that precedes the ceremony has a particular significance for the future couple. So they decide to entrust this special memory to a "photographic engagement session", as it is called in the USA, where it has already become a norm.


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It is a kind of "prequel" to the marriage photographs, but it has a different language and photographic approach.There are no guests or public rituals to immortalize, just the engaged couple in casual dress, photographed in romantic, amusing and original poses.


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The chosen location is usually a place which has a special memory for the couple: the first meeting, the first kiss, the first shared holiday or the proposal, but they can choose any place they like that has the colour and atmosphere they want to tell their love story.


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For the photographers the engagement session is a perfect moment to get to know the bride and groom and help them get used to the photographic lense, so that on the great day they are not camera shy. Shooting in this relaxed atmosphere helps to create trust and a good relationship which is essential for the wedding day where there is less time due to the ceremony timetable.


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These photos provide the couple with an important chapter to add to their memory keepsake album and give a touch of originality which can be used for the invitations, table decorations, menus, presents for the guests so they will have a special memory of the day to take home with them.



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Monday, 12 May 2014 23:05

The MYTH continues

Bernabei's family in Siena continues to work wrought iron as centuries ago.

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In the midst of vineyards and olive groves the family has carried on its tradition since 1700.

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Father and son have passed down the secrets of their trade for generations forging every day tools and artistic creations.


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Their workshop witnesses past and present and is well worth visiting.

See below the pictures that Foto D'Arte Firenze has taken for their new internet site (www.ferrobattutobernabei.it)


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Cristian Ceccanti & Ivan Rossi photographers | Foto D'Arte Firenze @ Bernabei's - Strada Statale 7, Loc. Fonterutoli, Castellina in Chianti (Siena)

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B.Bill is a new reality in Florentine workmanship, born from the passion and creative experience of Giulia Servello offering uniquely recognizable jewels in Italian Style. Thanks to her solid artistic experience and research Giulia has managed to create original jewels of great impact and quality.

B.Bill presented its new collection, a rich variety of bracelets, necklaces and earrings appealing to different tastes and lifestyles, at Homi the exhibition which was dedicated to style and design from 19th to 22nd January at Fiera Milano.

Foto D'arte Firenze took the photos of B.Bill's new samples together with Giulia, inspired by her enthusiasm and creativity.


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Cristian Ceccanti & Ivan Rossi photographers | Foto D'Arte Firenze @ B.Bill bijoux di Giulia Servello, Via F.Soldani, 18 Firenze

 

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Almax is a well-known name to all those in the leather business: for over twenty years its laboratories have produced bags, suitcases and other leather accessories, enriching the shopwindows of the most famous luxury brands in the world.

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Founded in 1986 by Mauro Guerrini, the company today employs 85 and has a web of 300 subsuppliers with a turnover placing it among the best companies in the luxury leather industries in Tuscany.

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The key to its success: respect for Florentine craftmanship and a modern entrepreneurial organization focused on HR (as a primary productive resource) and a constant investment in research and innovation to reach their mission to represent the excellence of "made in Italy" with high quality products and efficient service to meet the refined public taste.

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To mark the opening of its extended and renovated headquarters in Scandicci, Foto D'Arte Firenze's photographic campaign printed on large pannels was integrated among the furnishings.

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A stimulating and interesting opportunity for Foto D'Arte Firenze to see the birthplace of luxury and excellence in Italian style.

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Cristian Ceccanti & Ivan Rossi photographers | Foto D'Arte Firenze @ Pelletteria Almax | Via delle Sette Regole 18/a, Scandicci (Firenze)
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Close to Piazza della Repubblica, in the heart of Florence, Palazzo Davanzati is a "must" for anyone who wants to feel the atmosphere of a typical Florentine mansion during the Renaissance.

It has survived the ravages of time when Florence was the capital of Italy and is a rare example of hybrid architecture between two epochs, combining the typical verticality of the medieval house with its tower and the spaciousness of the Renaissance Palace spread around its central court. For centuries, it has been the frame of the public and private lives of rich Florentine merchants and their families: first the Davizzi, who built it around the middle of 14th century, then the Bartolini Salimbeni, who bought it in 1516 and finally the Davanzati, who owned it from 1578 to 1838, the year in which Carlo, the last male heir of the Palace committed suicide. 

Since then, several structural modifications have determined the building we can see today, the most significant that of the eclectic antiquarian Elia Volpi, who bought it at the beginning of 20th century and furnished it in 14th century style to destine it as a private Museum "della Casa Fiorentina Antica". It soon became a Neo-Renaissance inspiration for foreign tourists, especially Americans.

Finally, in 1951 the building became the property of the Italian State and was destined as a Public Museum. Over the years it has gathered collections and precious objects from Florentine Galleries and donations resulting in a typical domestic Renaissance environment.

Visitors can admire the rich decorations, statues, pictures, affreschi with their stories of knights, tapestries and a precious collection of finely carved furniture with objects of every day use. You can relive the atmosphere of Renaissance daily life, its commerce, chivalric love, domestic work and pastimes when Florence was "the hub" of art, culture and wealth.

The Museum was closed to the public for a number of years due to restoration. Foto D'Arte Firenze shot a photographic campaign to document its new splendour, a work of prestige which required great accuracy and competence.

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To follow: a link for the Polo Museale Fiorentino to take a virtual tour of the Museum.

Polo Museale Fiorentino | Museum of Palazzo Davanzati


Cristian Ceccanti & Ivan Rossi photographers | Foto D'Arte Firenze @ Museum of Palazzo Davanzati | Via Porta Rossa 13, Florence

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Foto D'Arte Firenze launched this blog six months ago, our stories, told through the words and images caught by our lens, has captured the imagination of more and more readers.

Thanks to your enthusiasm, a month ago we decided to update the blog weekly. Your affectionate response was a pleasant surprise. As you can see from the graph, our readers are international too, coming from Europe, the USA, Brazil, China and many other countries.  

Artistic beauty and the wonderful Tuscan landscape has been a collective magnet and rewarded our efforts to capture them. So once again we would like to thank our weekly readers, hoping you will return each week and enjoy sharing your stories which we unfold in our photos for you. 

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