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Newlywed Portrait Session at Palazzo Avino in Ravello Italy // Irene + Michael

February 4, 2024

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When Irene reached out to me, asking if I’d be willing to do a portrait session at Palazzo Avino with them, it was an immediate YES!!  Irene was a bridesmaid in Michelle + Craig’s Tenuta Verdoliva wedding in Naples, so getting the opportunity to work with her + her husband Michael was a dream come true.  I say it all the time, but I mean it- I am truly the luckiest wedding photographer in the world.  The fact that I have clients willing to fly me over to Italy for their weddings, elopements, and portrait sessions is mind-blowing.  Ever since I first visited Italy in 2017, it’s felt like “home” to me and every time I visit a new city, I fall in love all over again.

Palazzo Avino is a 5-star boutique hotel in Ravello, Italy – a small town along the Amalfi Coast.  High up on the hill, the property overlooks the Mediterranean Sea and several smaller fishing villages below.  With it’s pink plaster walls, stunning gardens, and incredible views, Palazzo Avino is a very special place to see and visit.  I am incredibly blessed to have gotten the opportunity to photograph Irene + Michael here – and I’m hoping to return someday to photograph a wedding there!

We met at the crack of dawn for our portrait session and I’m really glad we did because rain storms rolled into the area just as we were finishing up.  I loved Irene’s choice of wearing a bright red dress.  It really popped among all of the greenery on the property.  Her husband Michael wore a matching red tie and they looked absolutely fabulous together!  The best part was that we met later that same week for drinks at Franco’s, a famous bar with the best views of Positano.  I love connecting on a personal level with my couples and this was just a really special time for all of us in Italy.  Here are some of my favorite images from Irene + Michael’s portrait session at Palazzo Avino…

Newlywed Portrait Session Palazzo Avino Ravello Amalfi Coast Dana Cubbage

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With a well-worn passport in hand, and an affinity for a good cocktail, Dana works with fun-loving and kind-hearted clients around the globe. 

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