You are about to get married, the proposal has arrived and it’s time to start planning your wedding in Italy!
On this page you will find some information about my wedding photo shoots and my approach on the wedding day.
As a destination wedding photographer, I have a reportage style. What I love is to tell your story on tiptoe, like an outside observer who remains behind the scenes. I believe this is the only way to create authentic images in which you can truly recognize yourself even after twenty years. Think about it: photos are a treasure, not so much as an investment today, but as a way to preserve your most precious memories in upcoming years.
On your wedding day I will follow you in a discreet and unobtrusive way. For most of the time you won’t even notice my presence. There might be some posed moments such as the usual photos at the end of the ceremony and group shots with all the guests, if you want to take them.
When it comes to the couple session with the bride and groom, I also take a few artistic portraits, in addition to candid shots. I will give you some tips for the best aesthetic result of the portraits but again, I like to create images which are meaningful to you and in which you can recognize yourself. I will ask you to kiss and hug each other or to take a walk hand in hand to capture the gestures of your love. Simple things that won’t keep us away from your guests for too long!
Knowing each other, in person or on video call, is essential to me to tell your story the best way possible. Creating that empathy and mutual trust is very important to work well together, helping you to rely on me and allowing me to capture your true emotions. You will be more relaxed in front of the lenses, and I will be able to draw your personalities out in my shots.
The Wedding Slideshow is a fantastic way to relive the emotions of the wedding day and to share them with your dearest ones. Each slideshow is carefully created by me. I select the best images of the day and add the music that best suits the atmosphere. Imagine yourself sitting on the sofa with yuor family and friends, sipping a glass of wine while you’re chatting about the day, getting emotional and drying tears of joy! Below the slideshow of the wonderful Alexander & Linnéa’s wedding, from Sweden to Tuscany with love!
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY WEDDING PACKAGE:
- Meetings and consultancy
I shoot destination weddings in Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany, Umbria, Marche and throughout Italy. In front of a cup of coffee or on video call, we will meet for the first time to know each other and plan the photo shoot at the best. A month before the date, we will meet again to define the last details of your wedding day.
- Full day coverage
- Selection and post-production of the shots.
I always deliver an artistically finished work. To do so I dedicate many hours to the selection and post-production of your shots. I edit every single photo in terms of tones and colors, lights and shadows, to give them my personal style and mood.
- Photos in high resolution for printing and low resolution for social media.
- Slideshow of a selection of images from your wedding day with music, to watch with your family and friends.
- Online gallery delivery
WHAT CAN YOU ADD TO THE WEDDING PACKAGE
An engagement photo shoot is a great way to tell your love story before you get married.
As I always say, you don’t need special occasions to treat yourself to a shooting that talks about the two of you, but if you are planning your wedding, a couple session before the big day can help us to better know each other and to break the ice. It usually helps you to become familiar with the camera before the wedding, being more relaxed and aware in front of the lenses on your special day. The result will be a collection of spontaneous and natural photographs, which let your true essence shine through.
Polaroid Photo Booth
The Polaroid Photo Booth allows you to entertain your guests and have an original memory of your wedding day. I will set up a dedicated corner where your guests will take photos to put in your Polaroid album. They will have fun creating funny images and writing their thoughts and dedications to you, and you will receive an album to look at over and over again with instant photos and messages written by your friends.
It is one thing to see the photos of your wedding on a screen, it is quite another to physically touch them while leafing through an elegant Wedding Album, maybe on the sofa with your friends. For this reason, you can always add an album to the wedding package, even after the wedding day, maybe for your first anniversary! If you are looking for inspiration you can take a look at my Album options.
- Where do you work?
I’m a destination wedding photographer based in Emilia-Romagna, in Ravenna, but I will be happy to tell your story wherever you are, both in Italy and abroad. I realize, for example, a lot of wedding photo shoots in Tuscany. Distances are not a problem; on the contrary, I love traveling and getting to know new places, an excellent source of inspiration! In case of long distances, we will agree on any extra travel cost together.
- Do you work alone or do you shoot with a second photographer?
I personally take care of all the phases of the photo shoot, from our first meeting to the delivery of the finished work. On your wedding day I will be the one photographing you. With many years of experience behind me, I shoot most of my weddings on my own. However, it’s possible to add a second photographer accordingly to the size and the characteristics of your event. Once we’ll have talked about your wedding day more in detail, I will recommend the best solution for you.
- We are not photogenic and always look bad in photos
This is a phrase that I often hear, and my answer is always the same: don’t worry about this because it is the photographer’s job. It is part of my job and ability to portray you spontaneously, putting you at ease and guiding you with the right suggestions. The important thing is that you focus on yourself and have some fun too, and I’ll take care of the rest. For this it is essential that we get to know each other and connect before the wedding, so that you will feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible on your special day.
- Will we have time to take great photos and be with family and friends? We don’t want the wedding day to turn into a photo shoot
What I love is to tell your story in a discreet way. For most of the time, you won’t even notice me on the wedding day. And yes, you will have time to be with friends and family because I won’t take you away too long for the couple session!
- Will you capture all the details we care about?
I love details and I love to include them in your wedding photo shoot. Set up and decorations, wedding dresses, accessories, bouquets… these are all things that you have carefully selected during the planning of the event and it’s important that you find them in your shots.
- How long will it take to receive the photos?
Your pictures will be ready and delivered within 4 months from the wedding date.
- Will you give us all the photos you take?
For a full day I deliver approximately 700/900 photographs in high resolution and ready for print. You won’t receive raw files or unedited images because I always deliver an artistically finished work. To do so, it is important to first select the photos (removing all the superfluous, double photos, closed eyes, grimaces and everything you would never want to find among your wedding pics). Then I post-produce every single shot in terms of color correction, contrast, lights and shadows, to give the images the aesthetics you find in my portfolio and my personal style.
- How will we receive our wedding photos?
Through an online Gallery that you can access with a password.
- Do you also offer video services?
On your wedding day I will be busy shooting your wedding photos. If you wish, I can recommend trusted collaborators for the video. Over time I have selected some professional wedding video makers who work in a similar style to mine. This way your memories, photos and videos will be in tune even if they are made by different people.
- Do you also shoot LGBT weddings?
Of course, love is a universal feeling and marriage is the event that best celebrates it. This applies to everyone, without distinction. Love is love.
- How do we book you?
If you think I might be the right destination wedding photographer for you, we will meet for a chat or on video call to get to know each other. Meeting you and talking about your wedding day and expectations for the photo shoot is essential for me. After this meeting I will send you an online booking form where you can easily customize your package and sign the contract. Once the deposit has been received, your wedding date will be officially booked and reserved for you.
- How far in advance we should book you?
I would say, as soon as you make your decision. My advice is to contact me as soon as possible to see if your wedding date is still available on my calendar. I shoot only one wedding a day and many couples book me more than a year in advance. Sometimes there is availability for last minute requests but in general, the sooner you contact me, the better.