Amelia Island Photographer | An Amazing trip to Italy

An amazing trip to Italy to attend an awesome workshop by Yervant yields this Fernandina Beach/Amelia Island Photographer a once-in-a-lifetime adventure!
Along the way, I just ‘happened’ to find a cute family for a family photo adventure in Florence, as well as a cute soon-to-be-parent couple in Rome to document.

Wow! It has been awhile since my last blog. However, I do have a good excuse….I was out of country. You might think I could add to this blog while in Italy, but I was waaaaay to busy taking in all of it, and capturing memories through my lens. No time for writing, there.

In Italy, there seemed to be adventures around every corner. There was the adventure of trying to maneuver myself in and around the train system (and my husband doing the same, while he managed our two big suitcases. My job was handling the two little suitcases). Also, there was the adventure of trying to find a hotel while on a train to the town where the hotel was needed, with no communication, except text messaging, working. Thankfully, the cute Mom in the first set of images, below, was able to find us a possible hotel, text the name to us, and then, our son, stateside, had to make arrangements for us as we traveled across Italy, and as we communicated to him through text.  It was interesting, to say the least. It is always interesting in Italy, it seems –at least for us! But we do love it. This is our 2nd trip there. First was to Southern Italy and Tuscany, this was to middle and Northern part of that beautiful country. Oh—and we stayed in a castle near the Swiss Alps. I guess I should mention that. Hmmmm….I will have to write a blog about that, soon. It was awesome!

Ahhh, the memories, and photos. I always capture photos to help with the memories. I live and remember through my lens. It has been that way for sometime, now – possibly always. Things I take photos of, I remember. I don’t have to look back at the photo, just clicking the shutter plants the image in my head.

I have some awesome images to share and don’t have a clue where to begin—not a clue. However, I thought I’d share, first, a few images from the family session. This couple happens to live about an hour from Florence, where we met up, and happens to be from Amelia Island. Go figure! 🙂  Then, I thought I’d share a few images from the maternity session in Rome. We met this young soon-to-be-dad two years ago, and have conversed with him on Face Book ever since. (Actually he rescued us in the middle of nowhere 2 years ago–we call him our angel). So neat that he has since married and, now, he and his bride are expecting their first child). And, then I am including one icing-on-the-cake image at the end. So please check out all the images. I don’t think you will be disappointed in any of them, but the last one will definitely surprise you. (I think).

You see, the  amazing Yervant workshop I attended was in Venice. That is where George Clooney was married, the day before I arrived; however, little did I know he was still in the area, and was going to be boating down the Grand Canal while I was in my room (which happened to look out upon the Grand Canal), during a lunch break from the first day of the workshop.

My husband casually stood at the window and said. “If you want a photo of George Clooney, you need to come to the window right now”. To which I immediately heard the cheering outside and grabbed my camera with its 70-200 zoom lens, which was handily lying on the bed for return to the workshop. And, I snapped the procession all the way down the Canal and under the Rialto Bridge. It was awesome!

Cool! Enjoy my photo of George and his new bride. (I have about 20 images of the Clooney ‘parade’ down the Grand Canal, but this is my favorite one). They are a gorgeous couple, no doubt!

I have so much more to share…. and don’t know when I will have time, but soon. I also have many family shoots from right here on Amelia Island and some beautiful model shots from the workshop in Venice. Those will be later.

For now, enjoy!

Blessings…and thanks, for stopping by. Please feel free to share this blog with others you think might enjoy my little attempt at writing and my images.

Pam        www.pambellphotography.com         pambellphoto@comcast.net

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