When a bride and groom ask me what kind of approach I have to wedding photography (actually, to photography in general), the first thing that comes to my mind is “documentary”. Then again, the second thing is just as important, and it’s “minimalism”.
Truth is, my goal is to be as quiet and as unobtrusive as possible, because I strongly believe it’s the best way to capture the spontaneous moments and genuine emotions on a wedding day. You can't capture memories if you try to manufacture them. In the end, what you’ll get is a full reportage of your Big Day, your story told with pictures, not a collection of micromanaged photos.
For 99.9% of the time, my approach is purely photojournalistic.
The only time I may give you a tiny little bit of directions is for formal portraits (most couples want at least a couple of pictures with their families), and for some “casual portraits”. I don’t like unnatural or unrealistic poses, so what I usually do is take a short, relaxed and comfortable walk with you, and most of the times I don’t even have to say anything: pictures just happen.
I know how stressful planning and organizing a wedding can be, so when it comes to photography, I try to make the process as easy and simple as possible for you. In the name of simplicity and minimalism, I don’t offer dozens of different “packages”, but just one simple collection, starting at 1400€. Since every wedding is different and special, we’ll design a solution that’s tailored to your desires and needs.
The Value of Print
I strongly believe in the lasting value of print, so along with your digital files, you’ll get a beautiful, hand-crafted, made in Italy book, guaranteed for life. I honestly think my job wouldn’t be complete without it. I feel so strongly about it, I don't offer a "digital-only" service.
Digital files are a sign of the times, it's cool to put them on your phone and on social media, but I believe the photos I take with you are not just for you: they also belong to people who are not in them. The parents, the grandparents, and most importantly, the children and the grandchildren who are not even born yet, who one day will flip through the pages of your book, look at your wedding pictures on a wall, and will learn more about you and your story. Maybe you don't realize it yet, but your book and your prints will be a very important part of your visual legacy.