What’s your style
Photojournalism. I prefer to blend into the background and capture the events as they happen in a candid and unobtrusive fashion. As a storyteller I use to get in with the action and listen to what’s going on around, thus anticipating the moment instead of reacting to it. This approach not only creates a true sense of real perspective, but also artistic images which convey the atmosphere and the feeling at those moments in time.
DO YOU TAKE STAGED/FORMAL SHOTS?
I don’t ask to pose, but you are welcome to ask for staged photos should you consider that worthwhile in some circumstances. If you have a formal shot list I will be happy to cover that as well.
WILL YOU BE THE ONE SHOOTING MY WEDDING?
Yes! I only commit to one wedding a day, and I’d rather hate to spoil it.
CAN I CUSTOMIZE A PACKAGE TO FIT MY NEEDS?
Sure. All of my packages are bespoke. Every wedding is unique and everyone has different needs. Please click HERE to build your custom package.
WHAT KIND OF EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?
Top-of-the-line Canon Cameras, I carry two 1DX mark II bodies both always attached to my hip, and a bunch of L Canon lenses.
DO YOU CARRY BACKUP EQUIPMENT?
Of course I do!
DO YOU USE FLASH OFTEN?
No. I work with available light 99% of times. My equipment benefits from maximum speed, accuracy and outstanding quality even in very low light condition. I definitely favor natural light and make use of flash only if strictly necessary.
DO WE HAVE TO MEET YOU BEFORE THE WEDDING?
It’s not necessary, just preferably. A pre-wedding consultation can be useful for both you and me. Other than breaking the ice, you would outline broadly what is required and I would advise on planning, logistics and timings where needed. Also, I would get an idea on the kind of wedding you have in mind and operate accordingly. If a visit is too complicated we can arrange a Skype videoconference.
WHAT WOULD YOU SUGGEST TO US FOR A GOOD RESULT?
Be yourself and just forget about me. Even if you don’t feel my presence, be aware that I will always be around the action, waiting for a good moment to catch. The more happens around me the more chances I have to shoot.
ARE YOU WILLING TO TRAVEL FOR OUR WEDDING?
Absolutely! I normally travel a lot for weddings, throughout Italy and abroad.
DO YOU CHARGE A TRAVEL FEE AND ACCOMODATION?
For destination weddings away from home more than 200 Km, a small extra charge for travel expenses is applied. With regards to accomodation, this has to be evaluated on a case by case basis, as one or two nights may be required. Most of times my clients are able to book a room for me in the same hotel where their guests are staying. If that is not possible, we can arrange a booking for me at some hotel or B&B nearby.
DO WE NEED TO PROVIDE YOU WITH FOOD?
Only If the length of attendance exceeds six hours. If that is not possible, I will leave the wedding reception for one hour or so to have a meal on my own.
WILL YOU BE SHOOTING ALL OF OUR GUESTS?
I am always focused on what’s going on around me and I love taking candid pictures of guests. This will ensure that most of your guest will have their picture taken. However, I cannot guarantee that nobody will be missing unless I do some group shots. Please note that not all guests at weddings like having their photo taken. In such cases I will use my discretion and cannot be held responsible for a lack of photos of these people.
WHAT WILL YOU BE WEARING?
I usually wear to blend in and to stay comfortable. If you have particular dress-code I am very flexible.
WILL OTHER PEOPLE BE ABLE TO TAKE PHOTOS WHILE YOU ARE?
Sure. However, in the spirit of cheerful cooperation, they must give me precedence in order to take the photographs required for the services. I won’t be held liable for a lack of photos if guests taking their own photos continuously interrupt my work.
WILL THERE BE A SECOND SHOOTER?
Most times there is no need for an assistant or a second shooter. For big weddings with many guests you can ask for a second shooter at an additional cost.
WILL WE RECEIVE DIGITAL COPIES OF ALL IMAGES – AND HOW MANY WILL THAT BE?
Yes, all of my packages include delivering of all digital HI-RES files, processed and ready for print. The number of the photos will clearly depends on the event type and duration. On average I give around 500 – 700 files for a full day coverage.
HOW WILL THE PHOTOS BE DELIVERED?
All hi-res photos will be uploaded on a server and accessible for downloading.
IS RETOUCHING INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?
DO YOU ALLOW ME TO CHOOSE A CERTAIN STYLE OF POST-PRODUCTION?
Post-production is an essential part of the job. I carefully choose the type of post-production according to light and environment, and these may be different for every wedding. This is why I don’t rely on presets, but rather evaluate every single photo and process them accordingly, making use of state-of-the-art techniques acquired over the years. If you have specific preferences, we can talk and I will evaluate.
CAN WE ORDER PRINTS OR ALBUM DIRECTLY FROM YOU
Yes, I offer digital photobooks and classic albums, plus other solutions such as wooden boxes or fine art prints. Everything is customisable.
DO YOU PROVIDE ASSISTANCE SELECTING IMAGES AND DESIGNING THE ALBUM?
Yes. You will have access to a private online gallery where you can create your own collection of favourites photos or a selection for the album. If you need assistance selecting the best images I am happy to help. With regards to the album, if you choose a digital photobook I will send a PDF preview to you before sending the project to the print lab.
HOW LONG AFTER THE WEDDING DO WE GET TO SEE THE PHOTOS? HOW WILL THEY BE DELIVERED?
Delivery time depends on how many weddings I have to process before yours. Also my post-production is extremely accurate and this might take a little longer than usual. The wait will usually be 1 to 3 months. If you have specific needs just advise and I’ll do my best to please you.
WILL A CONTRACT OF THE SERVICES BE PROVIDED? IF SO, CAN I GET A COPY?
Yes. The only way to book my services is by signing a contract and paying a deposit. You may ask me to send a copy of the contract for review before signing.
CAN WE GIVE YOU A LIST OF SPECIFIC SHOTS WE’D LIKE?
Sure, you can write a list and send it to me.
SHOULD MY EVENT LAST LONGER THAN SCHEDULED, WILL YOU STAY? IS THERE AN EXTRA CHARGE?
Yes, I can stay longer than scheduled. However, since price of all packages are calculated on the basis of working hours as well as other options, an extra charge will be added for any extra hour as per the contract.
WILL WE HAVE THE RIGHTS TO THE IMAGES?
Yes, any personal use such as copy, prints etc are granted to you and everyone else you give the photos. The copyright of the photographs remains with the photographer. Sale or any commercial use is not allowed without prior written permission from me.
HOW LONG IN ADVANCE DO YOU SUGGEST TO BOOK?
It depends! There is really no general rule. If you are planning your wedding on a low season day, you will most likely find the date available. Weekends from may to october, particularly those on june, july and september are clearly the most hard to find. If this is the case I recommend to book widely in advance, even one year before. I work on a first-come first-served basis.
HOW DO WE HIRE YOU?
First, call or write me to check availability, then you will have to sign a contract (either at my studio or online) and pay a booking fee/deposit to permanently reserve the date.