Rochelle Cheever

Destination Wedding Photography for Wanderlust Couples

Rochelle Cheever is a destination wedding photographer from Italy, currently living in San Diego, California and traveling the globe to capture couples in love. For more than a decade she’s traveled the world perfecting the art of adventure and capturing exotic elopements and intimate weddings on camera. She blends the sensitivity of a portrait painter with the beauty of fine art photography, transcending the commercial and transforming your memories into a masterpiece.

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Elope to Southern California

Elope to Southern California California, also known as the Sunshine State, literally has it all. Miles and miles of white sandy beaches, the desert, crazy beautiful National Parks and forests. Yes, there are many gorgeous courthouses, like the one…

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I’m a wedding photographer specializing in destination weddings, elopements, and intimate engagement portraits in California, Europe, and Mexico. A dual American-Italian citizen, born in the USA and raised in Rome, my childhood summers were spent sailing past the Amalfi Coast and skiing in the Alps, snapping Polaroids and learning how art and adventure go hand in hand. After 12 years of classical piano lessons and training for Master of Fine Arts at the Florence Academy, I knew I was meant to be an artist. I painted family portraits of U.S. Ambassadors to Italy and captured the likeness of the Fendi family. But nothing compares to watching the spirit of a loving couple, and a culture of an exotic location, collide. I believe love is the strongest force, and following your heart is the best adventure.

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Italy, A Romantic Journey

Depicting the ten most romantic sites in the country – ITALY, A ROMANTIC JOURNEY – is culled from the files of one of Italy’s leading wedding photographers all shot with vintage cameras using analog film. Through decades of wedding commissions, photographer Rochelle Cheever has accumulated a prodigious collection of images, shot during scouting trips. She hones in on light and space, carefully studying the area, searching for out-of-the-way locations, concentrating on texture and history. The images are accompanied by evocative quotes from Italian poets, emperors, philosophers and others, as well as descriptive text and an essay by author Joie Davidow.

Book Launch - August 15, 2017

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