Luca Cappellaro was born in Rome in 1966. He attended Istituto Superiore di Fotografia in Rome in 1993 where he specialized in photojournalism and fine art black and white photography.
In 1995 he became a professional photographer engaged in social issues. In 1998 he founded Fine Art Wedding with the intention of giving wedding photographs that are often mortified by a superficial use of the photographic language, a distinct expression.
He works with black and white film and does handmade silver gelatin printing according to the ancient tradition of dark room processing. In 2006 he also started working with digital photography, producing printed books, bound by hand, where the wedding report becomes a real story of images and details with an unpredictable rhythm. He alternates his profession of wedding photojournalism with contemporary art projects.
Award Winning Photos
The Wedding Photojournalist Association proudly recognizes the accomplishments and creative excellence of Luca. The following awards have been earned by Luca from the WPJA. These achievements come with great merit considering the high level of competition that a member faces in the contests.
The following letters are from the clients of Luca Cappellaro. Click an image to view a larger version.
Michela & Charan
Married 4 years ago
Lo dice la parola stessa: "Fine Art Wedding". Non aspettatevi foto in pose plastiche, con sorrisi ingessati e grupponi famiglia. Sono dei raffinati artigiani del click. In simbiosi perfetta, riescono a cogliere il particolare di momenti irripetibili, trasformandoli in un foto reportage degno di Vogue. La cronaca di un sogno, attimo dopo attimo.
Paola & Ulisse
Married 7 years ago
Rare atmospheres, poetical look and masterly touch. Thanks for the way you fixed our wedding by means of your photos. Those moments will survive beyond the end of time and the merit of that is for your ability to portray characters, feelings, places and situations. Thanks, as well, for your care about details: our wedding became a story by images, a reportage full of elegant, impalpable levity.
Marina & Domenico
Married 7 years ago
"La storyboard è spettacolare: alla fine del racconto ti viene da pensare:"wow ... ancora!". Ti lascia quel dolce gusto del bel ricordo. Commovente",
Gabriella & Luigi
Married 6 years ago
Through your fine shots and images you were able to catch the naturalness, the beauty, the emotion of such a special day. Thank you!
Michèle and Gabriele
Married 4 years ago
You had us from the first meeting with you, asking all the right questions and making us feel very comfortable. We wanted something different and felt like you listened and understood our vision and provided a perfectly personalized services for our wedding. We really felt as if it was tailor made and anything but standard or traditional. What I loved most was the movement in the photos. You captured expressions, emotions, moods, not just moments. The chaos, the light, and the feel of the wedding was translated into photographs. Looking at the photos was almost like watching a movie because of the motion and movement captured in each one. During the wedding, I almost felt like you weren't there which made things much more natural, especially given I am camera shy. Nothing was forced, which I realize made it more difficult for you as photographers but made us enjoy our night while still being able to treasure printed memories. I would recommend Fine Art Wedding to any couple! The final products are not your typical wedding photos but as the name states, fine art!
Wedding Photography Packages
<p>Full Wedding Coverage w/ 2nd Photographer<br /> 60 Page Custom Designed, 8x12 Coffee Table Wedding Album<br /> Editorial Style Engagement Photo Session<br /> Two 8x6 Duplicate Coffee Table Parent Albums<br /> Proofs on Personalized Website<br /> Printable Images on CD</p>