Marshal Gray Photography Blog » A London based photographer with a unique and contemporary approach to shooting. His work reveals a refreshingly modern and quirky take on documentary and portrait style wedding photography.


17 JUNE 2012 (16:40)
A unique creative destination wedding photography opportunity was afforded me by Kim and Hugh. It is a privilege to be able to photograph weddings pretty much how I want. I never take it for granted. This is what happened.
C and I arrived in Montestigliano, Italy a few hours ago. It’s hot. Man alive it’s hot. Kim & Hugh spent the best part of the last hour showing us around the Villa Pippistrelli. This is not just a Villa though – from what I can make out we have pretty much an entire village to play in.
The surrounding scene is breathtaking, am I actually here? We’re hanging in the square where tonight the guests will gather ahead of tomorrows wedding.  Tonight is for relaxing, a hog roast spits and crackles on an open fire as nearby children are fooling around on haystacks that are dotted around the courtyard. A quirky looking cat drinks from a saucer of milk. I’m tired now after the long travel but I don’t want to sleep. I want to savour every moment. How many people can say they truly love their job? This is what I dreamed of doing for a long long time. This is most definitely going to be wedding photography with a unique twist. I’m here. There’s nowhere to go. I am, it has to be said, so fortunate.


  • Tommy CairnsJuly 30, 2012 - 8:44 am


    Truly wonderful work… inspire me !!!!ReplyCancel

  • hannah walkerJuly 30, 2012 - 8:49 am

    stunning! what a gorgeous place to photograph a wedding.ReplyCancel

  • MichelleJuly 30, 2012 - 9:01 am

    wow! sublime… love it.ReplyCancel

  • AndreaJuly 30, 2012 - 9:27 am

    Those Mediterranean colours are beautiful, your photography is gorgeous and I quite like grumpy cat :) xReplyCancel

  • MarieJuly 30, 2012 - 9:58 am

    Just stunning, delicious colour, light and details to savour, congratulations to the newlyweds and their families!ReplyCancel

  • Gary (aka Marshal)July 30, 2012 - 10:04 am

    Thanks guys.ReplyCancel

  • Tim DobbsJuly 30, 2012 - 10:05 am

    Absolutely stunning set of images, in my humble opinion the best set in have seen of your work I really love your style…..very inspiring :-)ReplyCancel

  • Laura T.July 30, 2012 - 11:00 am

    Some of the best wedding photographs I have ever seen! Fab work, Gary! xxReplyCancel

  • Tony GameiroJuly 30, 2012 - 11:16 am

    Simply WOW! Excellent job, reminds me of a prewedding shoot in and old abandoned farm I did last year in Portugal.. The texture and colours are amazing…well done :-)ReplyCancel

  • NatashaJuly 30, 2012 - 12:20 pm

    These are the most beautiful moments and captures of wedding photography shots I’ve seen. The couple portraits are breathtakingly stunning. You have to do more destination stuff because the mixture of portraits and documentary style you have is for me photojournalism at it’s best. Very inspirational stuff, you and the couple must be thrilled :)ReplyCancel

  • Tracy WilliamsJuly 30, 2012 - 1:51 pm

    truly beautiful work Gary – gorgeous story perfectly told – really breathtaking imagesReplyCancel

  • Cristina RossiJuly 30, 2012 - 3:23 pm

    Fantastic!! :-) xReplyCancel

  • Gianna KarelsJuly 30, 2012 - 3:58 pm

    I am nearly brought to tears every time you post an entire wedding on your blog. You capture time like no other photographer I know. Well done!ReplyCancel

  • LaurenbytheseaJuly 30, 2012 - 7:17 pm

    These aren’t just good, they’re FREAKING AWESOME!! Here’s to many more destination weddings for you as they are surely coming! Congrats :)ReplyCancel

  • Audrey RussellJuly 30, 2012 - 10:28 pm

    Beautiful work Gary, I love every single image, you must be very proud!ReplyCancel

  • JohannaJuly 30, 2012 - 10:39 pm

    not sure what to say … i enjoyed looking at each and every image here … just simply (but anything but simple) beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • Claudia Rose CarterJuly 31, 2012 - 9:26 am

    Sometimes I forget to comment because I’ve seen them tons of times before seeing as you sit next to me :)

    But, these are truly truly amazing you wonderful man photographer, you.

    *proud heart*.

    Love xReplyCancel

  • penJuly 31, 2012 - 11:48 am

    Utterly stunning!ReplyCancel

  • CatherineJuly 31, 2012 - 12:22 pm

    Gary, absolutely breath taking work – I enjoyed looking at these over and over again, the colours, the tone, the story, the composition – I have many favourites. I am reminded of so many films and photographers. You HAVE to do more of this – by far, imo, your best work to date :)ReplyCancel

  • Laura {Babb Photo}August 1, 2012 - 10:49 am

    Just beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • auréliaApril 5, 2013 - 11:55 am

    GORGEOUS !!!ReplyCancel

  • Dan and MelissaAugust 12, 2013 - 8:39 pm

    Lovely pictures. What a gorgeous location. Love the carReplyCancel

  • Maddie MacFebruary 9, 2014 - 9:24 pm

    The pictures of this wedding are absolutely beautiful! My fiancé and I are considering having our wedding at Montestigliano next June, these pictures have certainly helped make our decision easier. What is the name of the church where the ceremony was held?ReplyCancel

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