Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Engagement Photo Session with Jose Villa

Today I am so excited to share with you the photos from our engagement style shoot that we did with Jose Villa.  This shoot took place the day before our wedding in an area known as La Foce.  The area is based around an enormous 15th century estate about 20 minutes from Pienza, and features a medieval castle, magnificent gardens, olive groves, a lovely centuries old cemetery, and various farmhouse buildings that all have been beautifully restored.  The property, who is now owned by two sisters,  is absolutely stunning; straight out of a story book!  Too bad the owners wouldn't allow us to shoot in their gardens or anywhere directly on the property without paying a 10,000 euro fee.....ummmmm, thanks but no thanks!  Despite the best efforts of Jose trying to persuade the women to allow us to take a few photos in their gardens, it just wasn't happening.  I was told that Jose is a very good "sweet talker" and that this is the first time he hasn't been allowed on a property! 

We hung around the area and shot outside the actual grounds of the property, which is still completely charming and picturesque.  The images turned out absolutely stunning!  I am so pleased with the photos and I must have looked at them 1,000 times in the first few days after receiving them!

Working with a world class photographer (who was recently named #1 wedding photographer in the world!) such as Jose and his husband Joel was an amazing experience for Adam & I.  They both are so genuinely kind, down to earth, easy to get along with, and leave you with this sense of feeling like, "Wow, we could be friends for life"!  Jose exudes professionalism, and has this innate ability of making you feel completely at ease in front of the camera, even though Adam I were engaged in some major PDA throughout the entire shoot!    From start to finish, working with Jose completely exceeded our expectations in every possible way and I can't wait to shoot with him again.....pregnancy photos, baby shots, you name it, we have a photographer for life!

I've selected a series of photos that are our personal favorites, as well as a few that show the true beauty of La Foce.  Sorry for the overload of lovey dovey pictures, it was just too difficult not to share these beautiful images with you!  Hope you enjoy! xx

Andrea Adler

Andrea Adler

All images by Jose Villa Photography | Styling by Style Concierge Miami


  1. Without a doubt, these are the most gorgeous engagement photos I have ever seen! Simply stunning ( and the beautiful Tuscany backdrop doesn't hurt either :)

    1. Hi Regina! Thank you for the nice comments! I've been pretty smitten with the pics ever since we received them in the mail, but I also think that anything Jose shoots turns out incredible! :)

  2. Stunning photos!

  3. I love your strapless white dress and also tan sandals! Dying to know what brands!!



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