When a professional photographer goes on vacation, you know that they’re going to capture something special! Jennings from Jennings King Photography shared her gorgeous photos from a family trip to Italy, and you can immediately tell that these aren’t any ordinary vacation pictures. She told us “My sweet daddy gave this trip to my mother for her 60th birthday. Daddy also said, the “children” could come, including their spouses! My mother LOVES Italy, she would live there if she could. She has a true passion for the Italian life, cuisine, history and everything else! It was an amazing trip for many reasons, but the top reasons are we all get along, all 6 of us, we about laughed the whole time. We truly have the most fun together of any family I know! This was a trip we will never forget!”
They began their giro d’Italia (tour of Italy) with a stop in the town of Assisi, where the Basilica of St. Francis is the main church for the town. From the front doors to a chair simply sitting outside, we love all the details that Jennings King captured!
What trip to Italy would be complete without some incredible food? Jennings King’s next stop was at a small cheese farm in the town of Pienza. Warning: your mouth may begin to water just by looking at all these delicious food photos!
Jennings also told us about a day trip they took to the Feudi Winery outside of Avellino, Italy. “We ate a fabulous 5 course lunch paired with their signature wines. This was a full size glassed-in kitchen with about 6-8 chefs. And what a treat this lunch was! Thanks to Andy, my Brother-in-Law, who is Proprietor & Chef of Chefs 105 in Morehead, NC, because he told us exactly what was in each dish, just by tasting! Andy didn’t know much everyday Italian, but when it came to food, he knew it all! A phenomenal chef himself, Andy was challenged by the Chef at Feudi. The Chef brought out a dish and had Andy tell him what it was, and of course Andy got it right! “Carbonara!” The winery prepared their version: Ricotta Ravioli, favabean, fresh peas, pecorino egg foam, and crisp bacon. We also enjoyed a short wine tour. There is so much about this winery that what fascinating! Very modern, as with a Japanese architect, plus herb and rose gardens galore! They use all fresh ingredients in their kitchen along with the roses to flavor their wines!” Delicious!
Of course, no family vacation would be complete without a little rest and relaxation. Being able to simply spend time together and absorb the beauty of Italy’s natural landscape is a blessing in itself. Jennings King also took a little time to capture some of the unique details that truly make Italy what it is. She told us, “As I was walking around in Italy, I had an idea to do a door study. I loved the texture most of them had, and then there were some sleeker ones. Usually the doors were surrounded by potted plants if they were residential. I even found a surfboard inside a gated door in Sorrento, walking down the Amalfi coast to catch the boat to Capri. Very cool! I found that green is the main color for doors in Italy, no reds, or pinks, or yellows, but green and black!” We’re definitely in the mood for an Italian vacation after seeing these gorgeous photos!