Monica + Chaz \\ Cinque Terre, Italy Engagement Photos

July 20, 2016

My whole life, I have dreamed of visiting the incredible Cinque Terre region in northern Italy. The quaint 5 villages that make up this world heritage site are truly the most charming and breathtaking sight!! Each village has its own charms and we explored two of them, Manarola and Monterroso al Mare, with Monica + Chaz for their engagement session! Sometimes the stars align perfectly to create a dream shoot, which was what happened here! When Tim & I met with Chaz + Monica about their wedding a few months ago, Chaz mentioned that they vacation in Italy every year, and immediately we suggested meeting up while we were in Italy this summer to photograph a wedding! We were SO excited the timing worked out – these two are truly incredible and such a dream to photograph! In spite of so many travel snafus including an expired passport resulting in a day-late arrival, lost luggage, closed roads while driving to Cinque Terre and a little bit of jetlag, Chaz + Monica were still so in love, still laughing and still up for hiking around and taking the train from Manarola to Monterosso al Mare! We couldn’t be more thankful for the opportunity to photograph their engagement session in beautiful Cinque Terre and we can’t wait for their Maryland wedding next fall! Cinque Terre Engagement Photographer - Monica Chaz Lauren Fair Photography_0004A kind Italian man let us into his apartment for a few balcony shots! 

Engagements, Travel


  1. Meredith Sledge

    July 20th, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    These are UNREAL Lauren!!! I love every one!! SO BEAUTIFUL!!!

  2. laurenfairphoto

    July 20th, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    Thank you so much, friend!!!

  3. Cassie Fulford

    July 20th, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    Oh my god. You win at the engagement photo game! Hands down prettiest session I’ve ever seen!!

  4. Sharyn Levitt

    July 20th, 2016 at 6:15 pm


  5. Christy Tyler

    July 21st, 2016 at 2:36 am

    These are PERFECTION!!! Are you shooting all film now?! These look all filmy – so pretty! And the walls there are perfect – black & white stripes?! pink?! Yes!!

  6. Elena

    July 22nd, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    These are so beautiful and so magical!! I love the outfits and they couldn’t go better with the gorgeous backdrops! Love love love!!

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