I am in love with these photographs. It is the story of a British couple who decided to marry in total intimacy for an elopement in Italy, on Lake Como. It was a courageous and a very beautiful choice.

It is the story of how a normal day, for me, can turn in to something unique. I love these photos and the fact that this couple had given me total artistic freedom. This is the perfect way to work.
Thanks Sarah and Simon photo by Cristiano Ostinelli and Stefania Falcinella thanks to the wedding planner Leonora Lepore from the lake como wedding planner location, Relais Villa Vittoria, Laglio, Lake Como and Villa del Balbianello, Lenno, Lake Como, Italy.
Special thanks to Sony italia for give me to test and use the amazing camera sony alpha 9 in this wedding.

After a few time, we received this words:
Dear Cristiano and Stefania, Thank you so much for the incredible photographs! They are truly stunning and capture so many beautiful moments from our special day. Simon and I had such an amazing time with you and loved how you pushed us both out of our comfort zones and we got the opportunity to try something different. We are really pleased that we did the pool shots, as they are absolutely fantastic and so unique. Everytime we look at them, we remember how much fun we had! We are sad to have left beautiful Lake Como but we will always treasure the memories of our special day and thanks to you both we have our wonderful photographs to share with our friends and family and keep those memories alive for many years to come. Thank you so much again and best wishes, Sarah & Simon Schutz

We loved with a love
that was more than love.

Edgar Allan Poe

Cristiano Ostinelli, Sony Global Imaging Ambassador [more info], grew up in the field of photo reportage since 1995, making a name for himself in several international competitions.
He is active in wedding photography: he photographed prestigious weddings all over the world – Italy, Greece, Spain, Austria, France, England, United States, Russia, India, Cambodia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, and United Arab Emirates, always with his spontaneous and extremely refined style. He’s a member of WPJA Wedding Photojournalist Association, ISPWP, Fearless Photographers and WPS.
Cristiano Ostinelli was nominated PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 by Wedding Photojournalist Association, and in 2018 the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers considers him the top wedding photographer in the world [more info].

Villa del Balbianello - Elopement Wedding gallery