Frequently Asked Questions
Information Wedding Photography Services in Padua, Venice and All over Italy
WHAT IS YOUR STYLE?
My style is Reportage and my photos have a photojournalistic slant. This means that my style is absolutely NON-INVASIVE. The whole wedding day I will be like a spectator who experiences your day with you but without but interfering with the natural unfolding of situations and events.
BUT DO YOU TAKE GROUP PHOTOS AND PHOTOS WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS?
Of course! even if my style is that of reportage, I make sure that there are also the group photos and photos with family members, witnesses, close friends and any person important to you.
DO YOU TAKE PHOTOS OF THE BRIDE AND GROOM ALONE TOGETHER?
Most certainly! My service includes a short portrait session with the bride and groom alone if desired. This takes about half an hour, at the location chosen for the reception. I never need to take the bride and groom away from their guests for hours, to go and do a portrait shoot elsewhere.In this way, and in accordance with the day’s schedule, the portrait session becomes a moment when the couple is briefly alone for the first time after the ceremony. It is a nice relaxing moment for the newly-married couple, and the shoot is very natural in style.
HOW WILL YOU DELIVER THE PHOTOS?
I will deliver the photos to you on a USB stick in my personalised packaging.
DO YOU ALSO PHOTOGRAPH DETAILS?
I photograph EVERYTHING! and I absolutely adore photographing special details of your wedding. All those things that express your personality in ways you can look back on with pleasure
WHAT DO YOU TRY TO SAY WITH YOUR WEDDING PHOTOS?
I try to capture the emotions of the day as they spontaneously arise, this is what I really want to do… from the tense moments before the ceremony, the tears of a parent, the emotions of loved ones and then the smiles, hugs and the jokes when it’s time to get a bit wild and celebrate
DO YOU TAKE PHOTOS ONLY OF THE BRIDE AND GROOM OR ALSO OF THE GUESTS?
My main focus is on the bride and groom, but by the very nature of my work as a reportage photographer, the guests too are all very much part of their story
HOW MANY PHOTOS DO YOU DELIVER?
I normally deliver a selection of photos all post-produced with the utmost care. The actual number depends on the situation of the day
WHAT GUARANTEES DO YOU GIVE?
As a wedding reportage photographer, I am a member of major international associations that only admit photographers who ensure professional standards and artistic quality. I am a member of the following international associations: Fearless Photographer, the AG|WPJA (Artistic Wedding Photojournalism), the WPJA (TheWedding Photojournalist Association), the WPS and the Italian A.N.F.M. (National Wedding Photographers Association) as Selected Member
HAVE YOU WON AWARDS IN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS?
Yes, since I started my business as a wedding reportage photographer, I have had several award-winning photographs in prestigious international competitions. Take a look at my page AWARDS AND FEEDBACK to read more about these if you are interested
WHERE DO YOU WORK?
As a wedding reportage photographer I work mainly in Padua, Venice, Treviso, Verona, Vicenza and at the Italian lakes, but I am available for travel throughout Italy. It is absolutely no problem for me to go to other wonderful areas of Italy such as the Amalfi Coast, Portofino, Puglia, Rome, Tuscany or wherever my presence is requested! I love travelling and meeting new people and new beautiful places!
DO YOU ALSO WORK ABROAD?
Absolutely! As I said, I love travelling, so am very happy to make myself available for photographing weddings abroad.
HOW LONG DOES THE PHOTO SHOOT LAST?
I can offer different kinds of services, according to your needs. Contact me and we can discuss the details
HOW CAN I BOOK A DATE?
As I receiving several requests sometimes for the same date, it is impossible for me to hold a date option open, so the only to book and secure your date is to make a contract and pay the deposit.
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I BOOK?
At least one year in advance if your wedding will be in the months of May to October, in the other months there may be shorter deadlines. You can in any case contact me a few days in advance, and if I have a free date, there’s no problem!
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO HAVE OUR PHOTOGRAPHS OR OUR ALBUM?
I normally deliver the photos and album within about three months after the wedding date. I really do not want my couples to have to wait too long, as I realise people want to see the “official” pictures as soon as possible. I do my utmost to maintain this timeframe.
CAN I HAVE THE ORIGINAL FILES?
By law the originals are the property of the photographer, as were negatives at the time of film. In any case I deliver the photos AT MAXIMUM RESOLUTION, and ready to print, as part of the service. You can then print as many photos as you want without having to contact me
CAN I BOOK THE SERVICE ALONE WITHOUT THE ALBUM?
Of course! the albums I offer are an additional service, so it is not compulsory to buy one. If you like you can also book just my photographic service.
HOW MUCH DOES A PROFESSIONAL PHOTO SHOOT COST?
A photographic service by a professional has a certain cost, also because the work does not end on the day the wedding is shot. A photographer devotes time to the work before the wedding, during the event and then there are days of work to select and choose photos from all those taken. After that there is post-production work on the pictures, which can be several days more work. As well as this there are various other costs that a professional photographer incurs to ensure highest quality and safety, including such things as new camera bodies every two years, lenses and photographic equipment that run into the thousands of euros, as well as suitable computers, licences, and software. Much of the asking price is also eroded by taxes. Not to mention the fact that you have to pay for the style and experience that the photographer has developed. Many people think that by saving money by having friends take photos is a good idea but it is often a great mistake because in the end what remains of that day are the wedding rings and the photos.
Is it really worth it?
WHAT EXACTLY DOES IT MEAN TO BE A DESTINATION WEDDING AND ELOPEMENT
A destination wedding photographer is a photographer who is chosen by couples who come from all over the world, to crown their love in Italy’s most beautiful and famous such as Venice, Tuscany, Lake Garda, Como, Rome, the Costiera Amalfi, and Apulia.
DO YOU LOVE YOUR JOB?
Yes, I love my job, I love photography, and I love being honoured to be a part of people’s lives on such an important day. I love being amongst people and telling with sensitivity and elegance the story of one of the most important days in a couple’s life.
WHAT TYPES OF ALBUMS DO YOU OFFER?
I offer different kinds of albums, all of TOP quality. From digital photo books, which are fully customisable in terms of their formats and covers, to the precious Fine Art Book. Fine Art printing is premium quality printing on certified cotton paper, a truly special and refined product of museum quality.
DO YOU ALSO MAKE VIDEOS?
No, I deal exclusively in still photography, but I can advise you if you wish also to have a wedding video. I collaborate with trusted video makers whose style does not intrude on my work on your wedding day.
HOW CAN WE MEET?
We can meet and get to know each other to talk properly about your specific needs in my studio on your making an appointment.
If you have any further questions, please CONTACT ME ! I will be happy to meet you and answer all your questions!