Wedding of the Week

RF Wedding of the Week: Tuscan Nuptials by Tec Petaja

September 4, 2013

By RF Staff

Nashville, Tennessee-based photographer Tec Petaja is a master at capturing environment through images that are timeless and intimate, whether he's photographing a backyard wedding, following (and photographing) the band The Civil Wars around Paris, or journeying to Tuscany to capture this wedding of Jiamee and Micah Wakamatsu.

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All images this post © Tec Petaja

All images this post © Tec Petaja

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"They got married in an olive orchard with their closest friends and then had a beautiful reception outside while watching the sun set. It was a pretty magical event and I knew the images where going to be beautiful," Petaja says.

008086-R1-011 copyAside from this couple being "wonderful to work with and easy to shoot," he says, "Both of them were gorgeous and of course that made my job easy!"

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28130005 copy 2Petaja chose to photograph this wedding on Kodak Film and used Richard Photo Lab to process the images.

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008097-R1-003 copy"It's always nice booking an international wedding (this time to Italy) and allowing yourself to enjoy the cities, the food, the wine, the people and giving yourself enough time to get inspired," Petaja says.

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View more of Tec Petaja's images here. To submit a wedding for Rangefinder‘s Wedding of the Week, email Lindsay Comstock with “Wedding of the Week” in the subject line.