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Tuscany Region, Italy | San Gimignano and Pisa

Well, hello there! It's been a busy season of wonderful portraits all over England and Europe, so I decided to take a personal day off of editing... To edit! I'm lucky that what I love doing keeps me so busy, but it also rarely affords me time to stop and edit our own adventures. Yesterday, I spent the day editing our trip to Tuscany. This is a region I've been dying to go to, so when we flew over to photograph a beautiful marriage proposal I was overjoyed! We decided to stay an extra day to take in the sights ourselves and visited the medieval town of San Gimignano and Pisa! We wanted to get over to Florence since it was so close, but we decided to save that beautiful city for a less-rainy trip.

We caught a Ryanair flight into Pisa, grabbed our rental car, and took off! We rented an Airbnb in Certaldo. It actually ended up being a hotel! We had a late flight, so we arrived after everything had closed for the night, but the wonderful staff kept the kitchen open late so we could have something to eat before we headed to bed. The next morning we hit up their amazing breakfast buffet before heading out to explore the area before the big proposal!

My favorite thing to do on our countryside road trips is wander around to see what photographic opportunities present themselves. We had noticed a beautiful lake and on the drive in the night before so we headed back in that direction. Because of the rain the night before, we were afforded with one of the longest golden hours I've ever seen, and were able to take advantage of so many locations with beautiful light!

After grabbing my shot here, we continued our drive back towards Pisa for about 15 minutes, grabbing what landscapes we could in such a small area (which was EASY, considering how quickly the scenery changes).