What’s your photographic style ?
I only realize wedding photography using a reportage style, this particular kind of photography doen’t forsee any poses but it tries to tell all those little important moments of your special day in the most natural and spontaneous way. PersonallyI don’t like to “steer” your special day which must be something belonging only to the bride and groom and not to the photographer’s; I’ll try to be as unubstrusive as possibile. I think that if you like classic wedding photography, that is posed photography, I’m not your man.
Do you work only in Tuscany ?
No, obviously I can travel all around Italyif it’s necessary and just to meet with your requests. Obviously, all travelling expenses , that is petrol, toll and staying in a hotel, can have an important role in the wedding general cost, also because a wedding out of my region can bring an undertaking of more than one day and, as a consequence, a loss of wedding here in Tuscany.
How can I make areservation for my wedding?
Well, you can write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org then we can arrange an appointment at my studio or on your place. If is not possible we can arrange by skype or video conference. If you decide to employ me as your wedding photographer I’ll make you sign a contract that certifies and grants all your choices and I’ll make you leave a cautional deposit. The contract is based on the TAU Visual models which is a national association of professional photographers of which I’m part of .
Are you overparticular for the wedding day?
No, I’m not but if you need something particular it’s not a problem for me. Would you like a picture with a dear friend or a farway relative, it’s not a problem! Would you like to immortalize an important speech made just before dinner? Well, you’ll be satisfied! The only thing I need i sto have dinner if the wedding ceremony extends all day long. If you have a particular request for me, for example classic groups photos or similar..plese tell me. It is important to remember that with the reportage style is not possibile to grant the presence inall the pictures of all the people taking part of your wedding so If you have a particular request for example classic groups photos or similar or pictures with parents, grandparents ..please let me know and I’ll be glad to satisfy your desire.
When should us contact you?
It is quite difficult to aswer this question because every year there are periods that are strongly required ; according to my personal experience if you intend to marry in June or July it would be better to contact me at least a year before especially if the wedding will be celebrated on Saturday or Sunday which are public holidays.
The pictures made using a reportage style are very beautiful but I’ve noticed that you don’t touch up neither wrinkles or something like this …as I don’t like myself in pictures could you retouch them just a little?
Absolutely not! Reportage pictures are a mirror of your wedding day so it is quite absurd to make a person slimmer or without wrinkles if he or she has them. As everything and everybody are captured at that very istant it becomes impossibile for me to change the shooting angle so to immortalize your “best side”. Your wedding is not a fashion shooting! So if on the day of your wedding you want to see yourselves slimmer, very beautiful, without wrinkles well, I think you don’t need a reportage photographer but a fashion one, in this case I won’t be the photographer for your wedding.
How much do I spend for a wedding photocall?
Well, it’s not so easy to forejudge a price because each wedding is a separate situation and many factors can influence it, it depends on our clients’ needs; teh best thing to do is to contact me after having seen my website tehn we’ll talk about all the economic aspects.
Can you give us a piece of advice about the making of the video (camerawork?)
Well I do not personally handle the making of the video during the wedding but according to my personal experience I’ve realized that there are some fundamental elements that the cameraman should have in order to allow me to work at my best. It’s clear that my advices are useful if you decide to choose me as your wedding photographer. I think that cameramen using big video cameras just like those used in the ‘90s with spotlight is an absurd solution or, worse than ever, if they also use lamps in the church; all this is far from my personal vision of taking pictures. Reportage is not a way of taking pictures that can be planned , it is a moment taken in a split second and if you want to do this you cannot have sudden changes of lights as those placed on the cameras or other annoying factors. We have to remember that natural light is for me the best thing to use in order to obtain the best pictures during the wedding and it is unthinkable to act “one by one” as once it used to be in “classic” weddings….this is not my case! In my own opinion the cameraman should use a reflex and remain just a pace backwards from the photographer so to tell and maybe put into his own story the photographer himself; furthermore he should not use those terribile artificial lights! If you decide to have a video I can suggest you some cameraman that I consider extremely good but if you choose yourself the person, please, make sure he has those important requirements that I have mentioned above otherwise I do prefere to abandon the attempt to do your wedding. Obviously , if the cameraman will be one of your relatives or friends or simply a guest no particular piece of advice is good! A guest is part of your wedding and he is also part of the “story” I try to tell with my images so…he is free to make the video if he really wants to.
How long do I have to wait to see the test strips? Who will choose the shots?
Usually, after 2/4weeks I can give you all photos that have been made during the wedding day if it is not a very busy period (on DVD, at full resolution) othervise you have to wait 4 months.Dvd package contains all shoots made (about 1000 in a 4 hors service, about 3000 in a 12 hours services) plus about 80/140 shoots editing. All photos are at full resolution ( about 3000 files). The choice of the shots is made by me because I think that a story should be told by the “author” and not by the “characters”; obviously if the client would like to have the postproduction of particular images that I have not chosen I can do it without any problem.
May I choose a photograph album ?
Sure you can! At our studio we can suggest you many different kinds of traditional album together with the print you prefer best, including fine art print , that is made using a high quality, special cotton paper. It is quite reductive to call them “traditional” photograph albums because they are more similar to decorative items. You must absolutely see them, they are realized by an important firm called “5 punto 6” ( www.5punto6.it ). As I don’t like photobook I simply do not recommend it , I think it is not suitable to my reportage style.
How can I do to have the original files of the wedding?
The price that has been fixed for the wedding includes all processed shots in high resolution format (generally 80-140 shots ) furthermore all those shots that I have not personally chosen which are also processed in high resolution format.
You Have other questions for me? I’m at your diposal!