Wedding Photographers of Italy, Europe
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Italy Elopement Photographers
YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our photographer vendors have expressed their desire to accommodate couples who don’t want to wait to be married and are rushing the ceremony.
Many brides and grooms around the globe are planning to elope and deciding to reschedule their original ideas for a big event because of current wedding size restrictions, social distancing, and mask requirements. They are getting wed on a whim, but dispensing with or postponing all else.
The WPJA has an abundance of top-ranked, documentary-style elopement photographers who are available right now who understand that some weddings can’t wait. Find yours today!
Elopement Photographers for Small Europe Weddings
Shooting an elopement or small Italy wedding event is a wedding photojournalist’s dream: a fairly open schedule with lots of breathing space for creativity – it’s just the photographer, the couple, the officiant, and perhaps a few select companions.
Members are ready to document any city hall, DIY - do it yourself, themed, or elopement wedding, even if it is a Monday-Thursday ceremony. Search for the “Can Shoot Weddings on Short Notice!” message on the listings below.
We are anxious to create a picture story chronicling your intimate, casual, boutique, small wedding from beginning to end. In this sense, it is no different from any other event that we have covered. The emphasis is on documenting key moments, capturing spontaneous displays of emotion, telling your real love story, as well as creating artistic portraits and details.
Map of Wedding Photojournalists Serving Italy Couples
162 Documentary Wedding Photographers...
Valeria Berti has inherited from her father the passion for photography. It all started when she was ten years old and got in her hands an analogical Nikon. This passion has grown over time, becoming her job, keeping alive and developing nevertheless love for photography which was driving her from her youngest age. She is also a graphic designer and loves the extreme artisanal care of her photos’ post-production. Her approach to wedding photography is a reportage-based one, as she loves seizing spontaneous situations with a smart and fresh style. “I love to capture the story of your wedding with my heart first of all and then with my camera, to be able to relive it even after many years”, says Valeria. Her photography tells your story in a sincere and elegant way; a story in pictures, which stops the most beautiful memories and emotions of your marriage and your life with photography. Her way of photographing is absolutely natural, spontaneous, emotional and creative. “Photographs are our memory over time when our memories begin to get lost in the passing of time.” She firmly believes in this sentence. Although Padua is her home, she often works in Venice, also covering weddings throughout Italy and internationally. [Padua Wedding Photographer]
Born in 1974, in Catania, Alessandro Arena has clear ideas: taking pictures means "writing with light". A passion with distant roots, handed down from the maternal grandfather, that Alessandro has been able to transform into professionalism with study and experience. Light, attention to moments and attention to detail: these are the simple ingredients that make his style unique. A style recognized by one of the most prestigious trade associations, the Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA), of which it is an official member. Alessandro's artistic research focuses on the story and how a whole story can be told through the still image of a given moment. Photographing the naturalness of what is happening to add a touch of charm and elegance, this is Alessandro Arena Photographer. [Varese Wedding Photographer]
Demasi Fabrizio was born in Parma in 1960 and began his photographic career in 1995 by attending a course in studio portrait photography and in darkroom hold by a professional photographer, of whom he became the assistant 2 years later. In 2000 he took part in “Biennale d’Arte Città di Roma” and was placed third in the section of photography. In 2001 he moved to Lombardy in order to work with a famous Italian photographer and took part to important reportages, to the realization of a photobook for charity and he worked as a second still photographer for a film made. From 2002 to 2010 he worked in hundreds of weddings all over Italy. In 2010 together with his wife Monica, he opened his personal studio “Fotoeventi”, continuing his wedding and elopement photos and his personal research in reportage, especially in the theatre. For about a year and a half he has been working all over Italy for an international brand of clothes and underwear. [Mantua Wedding Photographer]
Enjoy your wedding day, Nino will photograph your most beautiful moments, the most exciting moments, the location and the colors that surround you, you and your friends and family will be the protagonists of an unforgettable photo story by Nino. No matter if your wedding is small, religious or silly, in Sicily or Australia, Nino photographs your emotions! Destination Wedding Photographer • From Sicily around the world Nino Lombardo, photographer Trapani class of '71, began his photographic career in the years of 1980 services and specializing in wedding photography...reportage and landscape photographer for over 10 years, the NPS (Nikon Professional Services) since 2004, is the author of several photographic books and appreciate fine artworks sold around the world. In 2001 he published his first book in Trapani dedicated to marriage: 'Emotions of Lights and Shadows, Reportage Wedding in a City'. Finally, an interesting personal research project is unique in its kind, built in 2002 in Spain during Semana Santa in Seville to understand and to compare the traditions associated with Easter processions in Sicily and Spain. Four of his shots in Argentina on this occasion are exhibited in the permanent exhibition in San Francisco's Museo Italo Americano. Among the most significant outstanding exhibits his solo show at the Gallery, The Salerniana Contemporary Art in 2003 in Erice. In addition to the shots with them for years, photographer Nino Lombardo, documenting the traditions of his homeland, one of the most significant reports of its portfolio to include some projects abroad: the work carried out in Madagascar in 2003's Association Trapani non-profit organization for the Third World, a documentary in India in 2004 to produce a marriage with Hindu ritual, in 2005 in Trapani's America's Cup, Special Louis Vuitton Cup (Act 8 & 9) and in Argentina in 2005's James Candela Music association. From 2006 to present are several couples from all over d'Nino Lombardo who chose Italy as a photographer for their wedding. In March of 2011, Nino undertook a study of Eastern traditions and customs through a report in Japan between Gheshe, Maiko, and tea houses. In 2011 he joined WPJA and later invited and chosen to become a member of other world-class associations of the best wedding photographers with award-winning prizes confirming him as a true artist and professional wedding photographer, almost unique in his Sicily. In 2012, Nino organizes an event at a Trapani Fish Market Ex. Everything dedicated to marriage, a supplier for every type, spotlighted detail, an open-air show open 24 hours a day. 'Al you needs is love'. A real success, never anyone in this area had organized a wedding event, or anything else that was open for 3 continuous days! In 2017 a 2nd place won in WPJA concludes once again the unique and creative Sicilian photographer! 2018 and 2017 - The WPJA proudly recognizes Nino Lombardo as a TOP 100 International Wedding Photographer. 2 TOP Wedding Photographer Titles 2018 - 4 Awards for Documentary Wedding Photography - 9 an award-winning pre-wedding engagement - 3 Awards from the Artistic Guild of Wedding Photojournalists 2019 - TOP Wedding Photographer Titles as a TOP 100 Photographer - 8 Awards for Documentary Wedding Photography - 11 Diamond Awards for Engagement Portraits - 2 Awards from the Artistic Guild of Wedding Photojournalists 2020 - Best Sicily Wedding PhotJournalist, 1° in Sicily! Award-winning photographs & Sicily photoshoot: 3 Wedding Elopement Multiple Picture Galleries - 4 Awards for Documentary Wedding Photography - 4 Diamond Awards for Engagement Portraits - 1 Awards from the Artistic Guild of Wedding Photojournalists [Trapani Wedding Photographer]
I’m Simone, an elopement and wedding photographer based in Tuscany! I was born in Florence and I was fortunate enough to grow up in this city. As a boy, I was fascinated by all the art surrounding me which has influenced my photography. Now I live in a small village in the Tuscan countryside between Florence, Siena, and Arezzo, with my beautiful wife Katherine and my little dog Greta. I think of myself as a dreamer and a traveler, with an introspective and joyful attitude. It is important for me to portray your emotions, that of the guest and various emotions perceived throughout the day together with my sentiments and feelings. What is my goal? My goal is to tell through wedding photography what you feel in those moments, to capture the emotions of both the couple and the guest. I try to give with my photographs something emotional, beyond the simple technique. [Arezzo Wedding Photographer]
I was born in Milan in 1980, my father worked in Associated Press and from the first day of my life I breathed news photography, so obviously when I had to choose which high school to attend I chose photography. After the study I worked for a few years as a printer in a black and white dark room. In 2003, tired of printing photos of others, I quit my job and I started working as an assistant for several photographers. In 2007 I opened my business and I dedicated myself to wedding photography, I immediately tried to offer a service as spontaneous as possible, convinced that over the years the couple will want to find on their album the people to them care, and not pages of portraits of the spouses. For the rest I read a lot of books, I play the electric guitar badly and try to dedicate my time to the important people of my life. [Brescia Wedding Photographer]
My name is Federico Pannacci, I’m a professional wedding photographer and lifestyle. I really love to fly and live in tuscany with my mate, my daughter and my red cat ( Spritz! ). I never liked my image on the mirror, I never felt my shape as something of photogenic, for these reason I met photography, it was the way to study how to express the shape of the life in the same way my heart and mind felt it. This is the reason why my photography is genuine and natural but contaminated from a dreamy and artistic trend. [Siena Wedding Photographer]
I'm a wedding photographer based in Venice Italy but I work all over Italy and abroad. I've been working in the wedding industry for the past ten years and I love what I do, I love to capture the happiest moments of my client's life and being part of all of that! My style is called "wedding reportage" or "wedding photojournalism" which means that I avoid static poses and I prefer to catch the real moments and even if I'll be with bride and groom for the entire wedding, they won't notice me. This way they can act normally without feeling weird in front of a camera. [Venice Wedding Photographer]
Hi, I'm Alessia and I'm an Italian wedding photographer in Tuscany! Talking about my biography has always seemed a bit "presumptuous", because, unlike many photographers, I have never attended famous and expensive photography schools, but I have learned through experience, trying and experimenting with everything, while attending university and working to gain my much-needed journalist's card. Born in 1977, graduated in communication, with a strong predisposition to visual culture, always fascinated by the art of photography and the ability to tell stories with the unique power of images. My photographic debut took place very early when on the occasion of my first communion, my parents gave me a fantastic polaroid, a "magic box" that allowed me to discover all that was interesting in front of me, simply putting the reality on a film. And since that moment I have never stopped working in photography, also starting to study the technique in the manuals that adults passed to me and photographing everything that passed under my nose. In the following years then, I switched to various analogue reflex cameras and finally to digital ones after 2005, the year in which I opened my first photographic studio in Siena. Over the years, my passion for reportage photography then led me to become a wedding photojournalist, starting to work both in Tuscany and in many of the most beautiful Italian wedding locations. I currently live in Siena, in the heart of beautiful Tuscany, working as a Siena Wedding Photographer, with the ambition of becoming an exclusive Wedding Photographer in Tuscany and throughout Italy, Over the years, thanks to my work as a wedding photographer in Tuscany, I have learned to know very well all the most beautiful and renowned wedding locations in my area: Siena, San Gimignano, San Galgano, Pienza, Montepulciano, Florence, Arezzo, Cortona, the Crete Senesi, the Chianti hills and the Val d'Orcia, places where getting married is truly something unique and unforgettable. Given my inclination as a storyteller, my photographic style is purely journalistic, which leads me to follow every event almost on tiptoe and in the most discreet way possible, then returning an emotionally well-marked and chronologically well-ordered photographic story. And this is the main reason why, from the first contact, I try to establish a relationship of trust and confidence with the spouses, in order to create a quiet and relaxed atmosphere that allows me to work at my best by creating a spontaneous photo story and images full of meaning and feeling. And to create this relationship of trust, before the wedding photoshoot, I generally propose to my spouses an engagement photoshoot in Tuscany, a free and peaceful photo session that is always useful for both parties, to become familiar with the lens, arriving at the wedding day with a certain harmony As a wedding photographer in Tuscany I work mainly in the area between Siena and Florence and I am always available for Intimate Weddings, Couple Photography, Family Photography, Romantic Engagement and Elopement in the most beautiful wedding destinations in Tuscany, but also moving throughout Italy to reach other magical Italian wedding locations, such as Lake Como, Venice and the Amalfi Coast, because traveling and meeting interesting people is what makes me love my job the most! In fact, in addition to photography and in addition to an immeasurable passion for all types of cats, traveling and always knowing new cultures is one of my greatest passions, because I am convinced that continuous knowledge is a way to grow personally and in the end, the greatest wealth that an individual can have! (about cats ... if you see me with some hair on my clothes, know that I have five!) Today I can therefore say that I am very lucky to be a Wedding Photographer in Tuscany, because I love this job and because it is the job that I have always wanted to do, growing day by day with my immense passion to tell the different love stories of people who they chose me as the narrator of their most beautiful day. So if you like my style do not hesitate to contact me, I will be happy to tell your love story! [Siena Wedding Photographer]
Photographer and mother of two beautiful children, Leonardo and Emily. I love people and through the lens I try to grasp the essence and uniqueness of each subject. I consider myself very privileged to be able to capture moments in people’s lives and freeze them to last in time. After attending a year's photographic course in London I decided to stay for another 7 years in England, working and experimenting with my camera. I now live in Italy in a small city called Varese where I was born near the beautiful Italian lake district. Since 2008 I have been part of a team of photographers and video makers who help me developing all the time. Even now I am searching and learning! [Varese Wedding Photographer]
I have the restless mind of those who have dreams and desires hidden among the stars. The first thing I clearly remember is when at the age of 6 I started to draw copying from a Mickey Mouse comic book. From then my entire life has been linked to visual art. I've always been a stubborn person, this has led my life through good and bad decisions until in 2008 I decided to become a photographer. My first passion anyway has always been music, my mother and father are two rock 'n' roll souls who gave me good ears and the chance to express myself with the things I love the most. When I started shooting pictures, I started from music. I've been following local bands, gigs, and festivals for years, I've worked (I still am) in recording studios as photographer/videomaker. There never been a single day without listening at least one song in my life. Little by little I entered into the wedding business, which is my main activity since 2012. I'm a lifetime daydreamer, a romantic soul who still believes in good simple things such an eye-contact, a hug or a moment of silence staring at a warm sunset. I search for the truth hidden in one of those moments, taking pictures for me means capturing a moment between two moments, and giving it to eternity, stopping time. I think to myself as a free astronaut, a cosmonaut who sails aimlessly and relentlessly in the sidereal space of his thoughts and curiosities. I live among the stars. [Naples Wedding Photographer]
I’m wedding photographer, I live in Italy but I travel often for weddings. Tell me where you’ll be declaring your love, and I’ll be there. I’m looking forward to giving you a photography experience that is filled with creativity, laughter, and romance! I still believe in fairy tales and a true believer that there is nothing better in life than a real love. I love my work and take pictures, I'm grateful to be living my dream! Capturing an image which is unique, tangible, and fills the viewer with a sense of joy is just one of my many goals in working with you. I start making photos about 10 years ago, making the experience in this work with other photographers in Wedding and all kind of events. Since more than 4 years I work by myself! I am based on Lake Maggiore in Italy, but I shoot for Wedding in all Italy and Europe. [Verbano Cusio Ossola Wedding Photographer]
I was born in 1970 in a lovely place close to Lake Como and Lake Maggiore, beautiful lakes of Northern Italy. Since I was a little boy I have been fascinated by “photography” and it is now twenty years that I have been working in this field. In the last fifteen years I have been working as a photographer, especially for weddings. In 2012, in Milan, I set up “WeddingStudio” together with other colleagues. I take photos of wedding days giving a “ photo journalistic” cut to my pictures. That is why I define myself as a “modern storyteller”. Telling stories and touching people through my pictures: that is what I love to do. That is my job and my passion. And when there is passion in what you do, you see the difference! I like thinking and telling about your wedding in a different way: the newlyweds have to live and enjoy every moment of that day and share every moment with their loved ones. That is why I like to become “invisible” and catch details, shades, glances, moods and going on gestures. My job is a wonderful job and every time that one of my pictures can stir up emotions or recollections in people looking at it I think that considering it as “wonderful” is still not enough... [Milan Wedding Photographer]
Hi, I'm Federica! I was born in Naples in 1987. I have coffee flowing in my veins and a strong Neapolitan soul. I am strongly linked to my land and to my origins, even though I feel I belong to the whole world. I love Asia, Asian peoples, and Buddhism. I love traveling, as soon as I can I prepare my backpack and leave. I am a greedy perennially on a diet, I love white chocolate and pizza, strictly Neapolitan. I love simple things, I like habits and routine, but I am one with headshots. My motto is “let you go“. I am precise, determined and solar. I look tough, actually I’m very sensitive. My colleagues nicknamed me “the sergeant” because when I work I am serious and very strict. I don’t let one pass. Despite this, at every wedding, I am moved. I hide the tears behind the camera, the only place where I feel safe. I abandoned after a 9-year course of study and a specialization in Food Science to live of photography. I love weddings. I love the emotions of the spouses, the unpredictability of people, I love tears, deep looks, intertwined hands, the warmth of families, strong hugs, children who run and get dirty, grandparents who fall asleep. I try to tell every story in a simple, natural and elegant way, as I perceive it and live it. I simply let myself be carried away by emotions and by the day, without directing it or modifying the natural course of events. I like to think that my story will be a memory forever in someone’s life. I love this job because, in reality, for me, it’s not a job and, as someone says: “love your job and you’ll never work a day of your life”. [Naples Wedding Photographer]
I’m a Tuscany wedding photographer based in Siena, but I work in all of Italy for weddings. I have taken photos for weddings in Siena, Florence, Arezzo, Perugia, Assisi, Gubbio, Milano, Como Lake, Rome, in the Chianti hills, in Val D’Orcia, and in many other beautiful italian locations. I have a reportage style in which a discrete approach, attention to details and spontaneity are the main ingredients. I always have this objective: to create a story through photos, a photo narration as faithful and natural as possible. That’s why from the beginning, I try to establish starting with the first contact with the future bride and groom, a rapport or feeling of confidence to create a tranquil and relaxed atmosphere that permits me to give life to natural and spontaneous photos full of meaning and sentiment. I was born in Siena in 1977. I graduated with a degree in political science and I obtained a doctorate in the history of European political parties. After working several years at the University of Siena, various events and my passion for photography led me to the decision to become a professional photographer. Shortly after starting my career as an exclusive Tuscany wedding photographer, I was fortunate enough to gain experience in the art world. I published for the magazines Play Boy Italy and Art Tribune and showed my photos at exhibitions at various art galleries ( Wikiarte, Magazzini del Sale). After the birth of my first daughter ( Maria Ludovica) my main focus became to be a Siena Wedding Photographer, a exclusive Tuscany wedding photographer and everywhere in Italy. I know every angle of my marvelous region: Siena, Florence, Arezzo and all of the beautiful villages and towns. San Gimignano, Chianti hills, Val d’Orcia and the Crete senesi hold no secrets for me. Other than wedding photography, I also teach at “ Studiumfotografia”, a school I created, where I advise many up and coming photographers. After the birth of my second daughter (Maria Luce), the University of Siena gave me the honor of the position of visiting lecturer of digital communications in photography. When I’m not working (rarely) I dedicate myself to my passions: naturally Ludi and Luce, but I also love watching movies, reading and I cannot live without music! Contact me for your Exclusive Tuscany wedding photographer. [Siena Wedding Photographer]
Hi, I’m Laura! Or maybe I should say “Hi, I’m a lucky girl” because my work is my greatest passion! I'm an Italian wedding photographer, based in my beloved Tuscany, but I love traveling and having the opportunity to tell the story of your wedding or elopement day wherever you want. I love spontaneity and people who have the courage to express their emotions, so my photographic style is a mix of photojournalistic wedding photography and romantic couple portraits, not posed but natural. I'm available for destination weddings in Italy: Tuscany, Val d'Orcia, Cinque Terre, Amalfi Coast, Venice and wherever you want me to be with you. I have always been, since childhood, deeply attracted to people, intrigued by their actions, their thoughts, and especially by what they feel and express. I went to school with my little Nikon camera, one of the most fitting gift that my parents could do! I filled rolls with faces, situations, emotions … review photos helped me to settle the most beautiful memories. I remember that I tried to photograph the joy, the student spirit, the complicity, friendship, love … and still, today, reviewing those shots, I feel again the same feelings and emotions. In this way, I understand that the photograph has enormous power in the life of each of us. When I grow up, all this turns into a job, I’m a psychologist psychotherapist specializing in the use of photography as a tool of psychological insight. The transition to becoming a wedding photographer was by accident… To tell the stories of the people through images, was the completion and integration of my passions. I love… …Cooking, as the conviviality shared with loved ones …The summer, when I sip a glass of chilled white wine on the beach at sunset …The winter, when the noisy storms contrast with the silence of a book, a sofa, and a plaid …Playing hide and seek with my cat, I swear! …And say what I think even when it can sound inconvenient! I could not live without… …My few but trusted friends …My car …The fear that gives me the courage I think… …The sensibility, the determination, the curiosity, the accord with own emotions, the knowledge, the continuous research to discover and to expose ourselves, can move any mountain! …The Love, the real one, that has nothing to do with our unfulfilled needs, exist …But to live it authentically, first of all, we have to learn loving ourselves! [Florence Wedding Photographer]
When I was a child, my father, Francesco Armocida, used to bring me to his little dark-room in our home in Brooklyn, where I was born. He was working as an artist and re-toucher for a large advertising agency in New York at the time. He had the great fortune to meet photographers like Avedon and Kertesz, who would shoot and print their photos where he worked. The dark-room was like a rebirth for me. It was a magical feeling to see the images appear slowly. This was my fantastic introduction to photography. We soon moved to Calabria, Italy, where I now live with my wife and children. As a young university student I adored photographing the wonderful aspects of nature. I loved using selective focus and shallow depth of field to create magical atmospheres that reminded me of my father’s paintings. I soon developed a great interest in portrait photography and studied lighting techniques. I took portrait courses and followed many wedding photographers helping them during wedding shootings: then I found out that not only in wedding photography you have to be a good photographer but you really should also have a certain behaviour to achieve a certain kind of photography, the one I was and still seeking for today: capture moments with low photographer ‘interference’. I prefer the documentary style, the one that captures the real, emotional moment. Unlike ‘fixed’ pictures and concocted scenarios, I am aiming to capture genuine life-moments. It is an honour to be part of the WPJA. Not only is it a guideline for B&G, but it is also a tool to help photographers meet couples’ needs. [Reggio Calabria Wedding Photographer]
Simone Bacci was born in Arezzo in the October of 1975. His first camera is a Kodak Disc 4000 that whilst used during school tours for normal shoots, got Simone interested into photography. With this ‘curiosity’ aside, Simone carried on many international travels on work in the leisure sector. It is during one of these last business journeys that he met a person who relight his curiosity. From curiosity to profession with the main factor being passion. After attending several classes and workshops, most of these focusing on wedding and ceremonies photography, in 2007 he opens his first professional studio.His first jobs are full of enthusiasm but turned off by a formal approach to weddings, with static and posing pictures.Feeling himself embarrassed by being photographed, Simone develops the attitude to feel in the shoes of the couples in front of him during one of their most important day in life. He therefore changes direction, leaving the couples free to do what they prefer, aiming at capturing their emotions in a fully natural manner delivering a reportage oriented approach to weddings. This is how his stories are born. [Arezzo Wedding Photographer]
I'm a keen observer. I've always been. I remember my mom kept telling me not to stare at people when I was a kid. I don't seem to have listened as I keep staring at people, only now I do it through the viewfinder of my camera. My interest in photography started back in the mid-'80s when I was barely a teenager. I saved for over a year to afford my first camera, which was a Nikon FM2 with a 50mm lens. A fully manual, film camera that I still own to this day and that still takes perfectly good pictures. It was a time when cameras and photographs were both meant to last. Cameras were mostly mechanical machines and photographs were physical prints, created on film and impressed on paper. There was something tangible about taking a picture and pictures, even normal family vacation pictures, were taken to make a statement. I remember leaving for several days with my family and I could take with me 1 or maybe 2 rolls of film. That was 36 or 72 exposures total. So, pressing the shutter was something exciting that came at the end of a thoughtful process, which could take minutes or a split second, but still: taking a picture was making a statement. And if you think about it, these photographs are still around, be it in albums or boxes in the closet. It may be your pictures as a child or the pictures of your parents or grandparents. They are still doing their work of preserving a memory, of passing down to generations information about people who came before us. They are telling us who we are and where we come from. Fast forward a few decades, come digital sensors and smartphones and photography has radically changed, in that cameras seem to only last a few years before going obsolete and pictures are taken by the thousands, very few of which, if any, will ever be printed and stand any chance to be looked at by anyone in 10 years or more. Still, my job is to take photographs of weddings and I like to come from the bygone era of photography that was meant to last when the shutter was pressed to make a statement. That has stuck with me, even if I'm working with digital cameras and the 36 exposures roll has turned into a multi-thousand pictures capacity memory card. My mindset hasn't changed, the excitement of seeing all the elements come together to make the frame I am looking for and pressing the shutter, that hasn't changed either. I'm entering my 10th year as a professional wedding photographer now. It all happened almost by chance, when I was facing decisions about my 15 years long corporate career and my personal life had me rethink my professional path. I was asked to shoot a friend's wedding but I hadn't practiced photography since ages. I learnt photography technique when I was in my teens then put it aside as my hobby is and has always been guitars. So I borrowed a digital camera and took this people's wedding pictures without ever been taught how to shoot a wedding. I just went out there and took pictures of what I saw, without ever giving directions to anyone as I had no idea how things were supposed to be directed. It was documentary wedding photography without me knowing it. Turns out, everybody loved the pictures. I was loving guitars and music so much and hoping to be loved back but as it went, photography loved me more than guitars ever did. I had a talent and the responsibility of making it grow. In the meanwhile, I started my business. I already had the basic techniques down from my younger days, so I studied the work of the masters. Photographers that always appealed to me such as W. Eugene Smith, H. Cartier Bresson, Don Mc Cullin, Elliott Erwitt, Salgado and the more I studied, the more I discovered, the more books I acquired: Alex Webb, Fan Ho, Josef Koudelka, Bruce Gilden, Robert Frank, James Nachtwey among the others. The best way to improve your lexicon is to read books. Likewise for photography, studying the work of the masters on photography books is what develops your own photographic language. What educates your way of looking at things and crafting a picture, to make your statement. To this day, I've shot approximately 300 weddings. Anything from eloping couples and a pair of guests to 200+ people events. No matter how big and fancy or small and simple, it's always about telling the story of my clients through my pictures. It's about putting my photography lexicon to work to craft images that will be true to my clients, to their day, to their vision. They provide the content, I provide the style. Simple as that. [Savona Wedding Photographer]
I was born in 1984 in Italy and in particular in a very beautiful area of Lombardy between Lake Maggiore, Lake Como and the splendid mountains that frame it. In high school, I decided to attend advertising graphics and at this juncture, I discovered "photography" when at the age of 18 I got my diploma I decided that I would look for a job only in this field that had fascinated me so much in school desks. I was lucky, my first job in a photographic studio introduced me to those who eventually became my partners in WeddingStudio, an adventure that we started in 2012, born of a common passion for wedding photography. Since then I am happy, it is really true what they say "if you like your job you will never work a day in your life"; telling emotions for me is a joy and seeing the satisfaction in the eyes of my clients at the delivery of work pure happiness. [Milan Wedding Photographer]
I'm a photographer, a daddy, and a husband... I used to shoot since I was a child with any kind of camera, analogic machines, compact, 35mm, digital SLR cameras, etc... What interests me is to capture and create. Thanks to my grandfather who gave me the first film camera and given me the opportunity to develop hundreds of photos ... I prefer portraits and storytelling by reportage. My love is "catch the moment" to make beautiful images. I love Photography in all, it is my passion, like for pizza. I love to be a friend during the wedding day, not a "director". A friend that will shoot about your day just with emotions and real moments that will become...memories. No constructions, no fake, just a lovely couple with a beautiful story on a special day. [Syracuse Wedding Photographer]
Luca is a Veneto based documentary style photographer also serving Italy and international destinations. He began his photography career after graduating from IED (Istituto Europeo di Design) in Milan, an international higher educational network in Visual Communication, Fashion and Design. He has been capturing weddings for over ten years and his style is relaxed, emotional, creative, natural, original, unobtrusive and modern. , [Venice Wedding Photographer]
Francesca Vitulano - Documentary wedding photographer based in Umbria. Hi, I'm Francesca and I'm the female soul of "Framelines" studio. I’ve been photographing weddings professionally since 2012 all over Italy and abroad. With a Bachelor Degree and a Master in Fine Arts, I became interested in photojournalism while studying Set Design. Started with a strong passion, photography became year by year my full-time job. My professional dream was to work in an international and dynamic environment and "Framelines" offered me the chance to work with couples coming from all over the world, to be creative and have the chance to experiment. I really didn't think twice. I have quickly learned the rules of wedding photography and thanks to my sensitive soul I've discovered that my war-horse is to enter completely in intimate with the subject I'm shooting and this allows me to be constantly present documenting the wedding with an unobtrusive vision in order to enhance the raw emotions and the un-posed spontaneous moments. I now photograph between 30-40 weddings a year and I’m lucky enough to be involved in very different ceremonies (Catholic, Civil, Symbolic, Jewish, Indian, Arabic, Orthodox) that give me the chance to enter strictly in contact with different cultures from all over the world. Beside the Italian territory, I also flew over Italy border for capturing destination weddings abroad: In my "photographer passport" you can see few traditional three-days weddings in Morocco, two international marriages in the Netherlands and a Scotland wedding. The best feedback I received is when one of my clients tell me that through my images you can really touch the positive vibes of the wedding day, you can really see people enjoy. That's true because wedding photography is something I authentically love and enjoy doing. Professional Association: - I'm an active member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA), one of the most prestigious photography associations for international weddings. [Perugia Wedding Photographer]
Born in a small village near Cinque Terre, Italy in 1977, I was interested in photography since my youth. I spent a lot of hours in the darkroom viewing my father's pictures. With the passage of time photography became more than a passion, it became my whole life. I work throughout Italy (Siena, Florence, Rome, Venice, Como Lake, Portovenere, Orvieto, Amalfi, Sorrento) and in foreign locations. I continue to develop my skills by attending different workshops and seminars. started taking pictures when I was a child, trying to imitate my father. I liked his old cameras and I was fascinated by the alchemy of the darkroom. With the passage of time, this particular way of interacting with reality has become the passion that today is my job. I like to think that with me there's always that little boy, with his curiosity, his desire to experiment, his wanting to put himself to the test continuously. I began photographing natural landscapes and architecture. Now I love being a wedding photographer. Why? Because marriage is a moment full of emotion and passion. I’d like to reproduce those feelings in my shots: a face, a smile, a tear, a look . I do it in the first place trying to help the couple to face in the best way a moment that, in some ways, can be very difficult. One of the best things about my job is that … today many of these spouses are my friends. 2009 2011 European qualification QEP 2012-2014 recognition of association AGWPJA; 2014 7th ranking wedding photographers association AGWPJA. 2015 2nd ranking wedding photographers association AGWPJA. 2016 1st ranking wedding photographers association AGWPJA 2017 2nd ranking wedding photographers association AGWPJA 2018 1st ranking wedding photographers association AGWPJA [La Spezia Wedding Photographer]
Federico Fasano is an Italian photographer who has been professionally active for over 15 years, based in Milan. Federico loves weddings and the emotions of that day. He prefers reportage, capturing moments as a movie sequences without any stop during the day. He is a graduate, artist, photographer and musician. [Milan Wedding Photographer]
The love for reportage photography was born out of passion when I bought my first camera, a Nikon FM10 film in Guatemala, almost twenty years ago. I started photographing a few precious, intense and unrepeatable moments of my travels, from the most remote areas of Himalayan Asia to the most boundless areas of Tierra del Fuego, inextricably sealing my two strongest passions: travel and photographic reportage. My reportage photography was therefore born as a loving language, with the need to give small pieces of a dream, enhance and transmit the emotions that bring people's hearts close together. In reportage photography, the moment reigns everywhere sovereign, as well as in the most important day of the celebration of Love. It is precisely in the instant, which is the shortest imaginable moment, the lapse where a thousand spells occur, and where memories bring amazement and enchantment for a lifetime. For more than ten years I have been capturing the most beautiful moments on the most beautiful day of the couple's life, in Italy and abroad, gathering moments that make that day and one's own life unique. Every wedding deserves to be told through eyes and heart, this is the purpose of my art: to tell the beauty and emotions of your most important day and to make this precious moment eternal. Over the years I have exhibited my works in various exhibitions, and I am reported as a photographer on VOGUE. And now something about my travels: I have explored the world, in lands dotted with faces, landscapes, and silences, where peace and beauty kidnap the heart and nourish emotions. Ladak, Mongolia, Nepal, Cambodia, Patagonia, New Guinea, Myanmar, Guatemala, Namibia, India, Ceylon are just some of the countries where I was given the photographic emotion and I, therefore, shared it time to time as a gift. To those who have come to read these last lines I would like to give a story, a look: imagine you are at dusk, in the garden of one of the countless monasteries of the Ex Burma, or in the plain of the Golden Pagodas, or in any street in the countryside .. you find yourself with your nose up, without realizing it: each person, child or adult has a piece of thread in his hand, and with the skill of movement they float the small kite in the sky. Your gaze now shifts in their gaze. This is absolute sweetness. And this is the indelible memory of the country. [Ravenna Wedding Photographer]
My goal is to make your wedding unforgettable with spontaneous and amazing photographs. I love music and have studied piano and opera singing since I was a child. At the age of 22, I was keyboardist and backing vocalist on the tours of Pino D’Angiò, the singer of "Che idea" and other Italian hits from the 80s. As a boy, I often looked at my parents' wedding album which was full of posed photos. I recall wanting to see more dynamic photos and more emotions. I longed to savor the happiness that was certainly in the air, but that was not conveyed in those static photos. A few years later, I started photographing my parents and my friends in various moments of their lives. I began telling the stories of people around me, including friends and relatives, but also simple people, passersby on the street. All this has made me feel good and I have never stopped taking pictures since! [Siena Wedding Photographer]
I have always loved photography. Maybe that's why after many sacrifices it has also become my job. I studied Physics at the University of Salento in Lecce and after graduation, I did a training internship in Health Physics at the oncological hospital of Lecce, in Puglia. After so many years of study, it is difficult to question what has been created and totally change life and work. I did it. I have been dealing with wedding photography for several years now and I specialize in photographic reportage. I love telling stories: especially when the main topic is love. My base of operations is in Puglia but I work all over the world. [Lecce Wedding Photographer]
I deal with documentary reportage photography since more than ten years. I have studied with Major Italian and international reportage photographers, in Italy and abroad. I graduated at the School of Photojournalism of ISFCI in Rome. The passion for photography and for story-telling is literally sweeping me away. My way of shooting has been influenced by study and admiration of the work of the Masters of Photojournalism, the American street photography and the contemporary Italian and English excellences in wedding documentary photography. I feel honored to offer my passion for photography, for story-telling and for life in general to those want to witness their wedding in an authentic and emotional way. [Rome Wedding Photographer]
Taking pictures. It makes me happy. I started having fun at 8 yrs old when I got a Kodak Instamatic. My interest in wedding photography came shooting some friends' wedding, and has not run out yet. It's like breathing to me: I can't do without. I don't think the images before making them: I observe and snap, I follow the emotions and the light, in a continuous search for an unusual frame. Every marriage is an encounter with the beauty of a new story to remember, which totally involves my gaze and my heart and eventually becomes part of my own experience; and at the end a part of me remains, with photographs, inside this story. [Varese Wedding Photographer]
When, at the age of 18, I entered Angela Merkel’s office to present myself, I couldn’t imagine that this lady would become the most powerful woman in the world one day. Back then, I worked as a photojournalist in Bonn and Berlin, Germany and that I photographed her for an interview. At that time I also had the honor to photograph Bill Clinton, Bono Vox from U2 and many more personalities. At that time it was about the single PHOTO – now it’s about the STORY. Sometime later, at the age of 23, I met Linda. The year after we got married and since then we live happily together, we have a little house in a small town on the sea, less than two kilometers from the pub where we met the first time. We have two adorable daughters, Emma is 11, Lena is 6 and life has been very good to me. One day, a friend of mine asked me to photograph his brother’s wedding. That was the moment when I discovered what I would do with love and passion over the next years. Every weekend I’m traveling not only Liguria and Tuscany but all Italy, Europe, and the world capturing much more than just the exchange of the rings or a signature under the register. It’s about the story of a day that is truly unique in life. How often does it happen that you invite friends and families, some see each other again after many years, to celebrate a big party together? It’s the uniqueness and the joy of that day that has always touched me. I remember the first time when Emma opened our wedding album. I was observing her while she was browsing the spreads and I realized the value these photographs will have one day. That big day often is the beginning of a life together, a time capsule which you will look at all the time with joy and pride. This value is priceless. I’d like to talk to you about your wedding. [Portofino Wedding Photographer]
Hi, my name is Marco Colonna, I live and take pictures every minute of my days. I was born in Cosenza in 1984 in a neighborhood in the city center. I define myself as a dreamer, I love to observe, I am curious and I look for simplicity. I was very young when I started to take an interest in photography, but it was the scouting experience that stimulated me and led me to cultivate this passion. With the passage of time, it has evolved, taking on the forms of a dream in which to believe. Photography has always intrigued and excited me, not only for its strong ability to convey emotions but above all for its great power to tell stories. In life as in photography, there is always something to learn so I am always looking for something new. I am fascinated by the beauty, emotions, spontaneity, and wonder that can emerge at any time of the day. I like to capture these moments with naturalness and respect because they are destined to last over time. On the day of the wedding, I tell the day as it was lived, trying to bring back the joy, love, and emotions of the spouses. [Taranto Wedding Photographer]
Always curious and creative. I was born in a small town near Rome and graduated in Oriental languages. I love to travel and good food. A wedding by chance in Malta, one in Sicily in 2011, let me and my husband/ partner in crime Adriano begin an adventure that leads us today to have about 80 weddings a year. People appreciate us the imagination and colors that we put in our photos. With many spouses, beyond the client/photographer relationship, we become friends, confidants, and psychologists, and the honor that touches us is to know people in their year of happiness, that of marriage. We love making them important, and this makes us important too. [Syracuse Wedding Photographer]
After my personal experience as a bride, telling in pictures about this wonderful moment in the life of a couple who believes in love, mutual trust, and complicity has become my personal "mission". So I ventured into this difficult and complex world, but I immediately understood that wedding photography is an artistically vast, complete and always stimulating field. I admit that I love marriages so much because they bring out the best in people, they are rich with various emotions and the surprise is always around the corner. For this reason, above all, I love the authenticity of moments because magic happens just when you are simply yourself, together with the most important people in your life: real moments that come to life in a completely natural way. People who love me think that I'm cheerful, ironic, genuine and sincere. It's vital for me to spend my free time with the people I love, chat with friends about everything and anything until the most unlikely hours; I love the warm colours of nature in autumn and the summer light; my favourite colour is blue in all its shades. I am passionate about films and TV series that, in addition to entertaining and telling beautiful stories, can teach a lot about photography. Even if I don't have a favourite genre, I listen to a lot of music, a passion that is part of me since I can remember. [Trieste Wedding Photographer]
Always actively involved in differents form of art (music, writing, sculpture…) Salvo begins as painter growing since a young age a great passion for photography. Inspired and influenced by great artists like Cartier-Bresson, Magnum Photos, the painters Kandinsky and Klee among the others, Salvo creates his own personal, dynamic and suggestive style. With now more than 15 years of professional wedding photography experience, he approachs every wedding with a fresh creative energy and total commitment providing to couples images that last through the time. Based in a beautiful Island, Sicily, Salvo is married and he has two children. He shoots weddings for both italian and International couples that appreciate him for his style and humanity. Besides being a wedding photographer Salvo also work on fine art photography for publications, exhibitions and personal research. [Catania Wedding Photographer]
Danilo Coluccio in 2017 is 2nd Runner Up to the title of Photographer of the year in the WPJA and AG|WPJA. Among the Top Photographers since 2012 in the The Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association; his wedding photographs were rewarded in various international competitions. Is based in Calabria, Italy, but will travel any direction to document your special day. [Reggio Calabria Wedding Photographer]
Yesterday... Whilst growing up I was fascinated by photography and occasionally I shot with my father Minolta and having fun to capture things around me, but that was an hobby. Then, when I met my wife Donatella, who is also passionate about photography and an old Polaroid, I decided, along with her, to immerse myself in this world full time and in 2011, after a month shooting around the United States we decided to move to London for a period to deepen the technical and open our mind to the reportage style. The Street Style in London has fascinated and the Reportage style catapulted us into another world, far away from the box of classic photography. We felt in love with it! We returned to Italy and in 2012 I decided to turn my hobby into a profession, specializing in wedding photography, focusing on spontaneity, on the 'not posing' and naturalness of a shot. Today... I am proud to be a professional photographer, specializing in wedding photography.I share this passion with my wife, life and photographs partner. I love to travel, discover new places, new people and habits, photographing everything that moves me and excites with my shots. Tomorrow... I hope to continue to express myself with photography...excite myself, as I do today, to the emotions of others. [Florence Wedding Photographer]
A different look to wedding... An elegant and careful photo feature... A totally new language for wedding photography! Located in Marche, Ancona province, we work all over Italy... Colors, lights, emotions, creativity... We have a reportage style, modern and brilliant. Details and photographic analysis are fundamentals and made our work unique. [Ancona Wedding Photographer]
I was born in Luanda, Africa, and I lived there until I was 10 years old, a time when I moved to Portugal. I've started my career working as a designer and web designer in an advertising company, but quickly I noticed that I was missing a very important part of my nature - to be connected to people and all the emotions related. I then studied the direction of photography and worked for a while in TV, fiction, advertising, as well as contributing as a freelancer photographer in different agencies. Since then, I've been connected and inspired by different people, places, and cultures, by a simple smile, a color, or just with mother nature in its state of the art. I work professionally in the wedding industry for more than 12 years, on behalf of Laranja Metade [Half Orange] brand, as a parallelism to those looking for their soul mate (the half part). In the past years more as Destination Wedding Photographer. I want to be true and honest when I document a wedding. To observe and write creatively all the feelings related to the key and unexpected moments, in a natural way. I will be honoured to embrace this journey with you. [Lisbon Wedding Photographer]
William started out as a freelance wedding photographer in 2009. Very soon a documentary approach emerged and gave meaning to his work. Covering weddings like a photojournalist allowed him to develop a personal style. For him, this approach is the best way to document all the details of the day in a genuine and original way. Because a wedding is a totality. It is not limited to an exchange of wedding rings, or to the first waltz. It is the sum of many moments, both significant and trivial. His work has received several international awards (more than 200), including the global title of «Photographer of the year» by the WPJA. He has also lectured on his approach to wedding photography around the world (Moscow, Mexico, Johannesburg, Delhi, ...). [Montpellier Wedding Photographer]
I started shooting weddings in 2010, it was the beginning of my new documentary vision and wedding's reportages. It was for me as a revelation! Indeed, we can shoot weddings and document what's really happening during the whole day from the preparation to the dance floor. I love traveling and discovering different places. I shoot all around the world for my personal work with a medium format film camera (Bhutan, Oman, Nepal, Guatemala, Morocco, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, India, Indonesia and many other countries in Europe). Creating, discovering and meeting new people is very important to me. My approach is humanistic and passionate, that's why wedding documentary makes sense for me. [Lyon Wedding Photographer]
When I received a photography course from my great love, I didn't know how great that gift actually was. It taught me to look, I see with different eyes and my smile is wider than any camera can be. Being part of human lives, being allowed to watch love and comfort. It's like photographing from the air, it makes you float with pride. The love for photography started with that gift, then my interest expanded to the field of wedding photography with a traineeship at Eppel Photography. Making those special photos for you is what makes me excited! [Gelderland Wedding Photographer]
My name is Tsvetelina Deliyska and I was born in 1983 in Sofia, Bulgaria. In 2002 I graduated from the National School of Art and Photography, specializing in fine arts photography. While studying I began practicing as a freelance wedding photographer. I shot my first film wedding in 2000. The only memory I have of that day is that unexpectedly I was paid for the job well done! In 2007 I met my future husband, Peter, with whom we formed together one of the leading studios for artistic wedding photography in Bulgaria. I constantly develop and improve my skills and knowledge in the field of photography by visiting and organizing a number of international schools and seminars for wedding photographers, my photographs have been awarded in international competitions, I have participated in several exhibitions, the last one independent. I am a lucky person because my job is also my hobby. I am experiencing every moment with the couples standing in front of my lens, crying and laughing with them, and enjoying to make them happy. I like to tell stories that do not need words! [Sofia Wedding Photographer]
I was born in 1982, Bursa. Because of my father's interest in photography, I grew up reading photo magazines and playing with twin lens machines. I was interested in photography as a hobby. First I decided to open my own business by saying textiles and then furniture photography. Now I'm one of those lucky people who love to do their job. [Istanbul Wedding Photographer]
Hello Everyone! I have been shooting weddings and elopements for 6 years. When I first attended a wedding as a second shooter, I understood that its my dream job. Its always a new adventure and every wedding day is full of surprises. I don't know when is the light come my bride, and make her shine. So I push myself to get different and creative photos every time. I have a documentary style because I want to be the third eye of my bride and groom. My purpose is to give them special moments of their biggest day. There is no chance to go back, so its very important for me to show all the emotions. I really believe that everybody should have meaningful photos of their wedding day to remember even years later. My job is my soul mate. Every morning of a photo shooting, when I wake up to the sun, I am covered with the feeling of joy. I love traveling the world and destination weddings very much. Learning new cultures excites me always. [Istanbul Wedding Photographer]
Even in my early years, photography has always been a passion in my life, started taking photos of almost everything I find worth to see when I was a teenager. I got my post graduate degree in photography in 2008 and I've been shooting weddings and elopements for 11 years by now. I love to capture the love and passion and happiness between the couples and I'm experienced in destination weddings and elopements. I define myself as a wedding photojournalist when it comes to capturing the day. I focus on capturing the most natural and special moments of your special day and I do care about bringing the artistic look in every image. If missed, the moment is lost forever. It is my passion, responsibility, and expertise to capture those moments for you to cherish and remember for years to come. To tell you about myself a little more; I was born in 1982 and I am happily married for 10 years. I am a dreamer, a traveler and my favourite colour is purple! To get to know more about me and my works, you can simply visit my website and drop me a line. Looking forward to meet you! [Istanbul Wedding Photographer]
Paulo Castro began his photographic journey in 2003. It all began as a hobby. In "the National Park of Peneda-Gerês," where his first pictures were taken, he learned to watch the light and understand the photographic technique. He devoted himself to photography of nature and portrait, having stood out in “specialist” magazines and on online sites. Later, between 2005 and 2010, other work was done in other several areas, especially in extreme sports and reporting in nightclubs. In 2010, he conducts his own project, to a momentous register and of memory and also begins to dream of the possibility of becoming a full-time photographer. With the birth of my daughter, Inês Castro in 2013, my greatest dream had come true. Since then my daughter has been the source of my inspiration in my professional career. Every moment is captured naturally and through it, I tell a story of reality. The photograph is what remains to later be remembered. I photograph for passion!!! [Braga Wedding Photographer]
I grew up in Lyon, I studied in Paris, I worked in London ... And now I live here: in Maine-et-Loire, on the edge of the Loire Atlantique, between a large river and a small river, between fields and vineyards, a land of adoption that feeds my eyes with incredible lights and mysterious mists. Before becoming a photographer, I was a cabinetmaker. But splinters and sanding hours got the better of my patience ... and then I wanted to get out of the studio, discover the world and people. For that, a camera is an extraordinary tool! When I do not photograph weddings, I do family reports, portraits of adults, children, toddlers, landscapes, bodies ... I practice and I photograph dance. The movement fascinates me. [Loire-Atlantique Wedding Photographer]
Coming from a creative family I started drawing at a very early age. Now I freeze unique moments with my camera instead of a pencil. What I love most as a wedding photographer, is to be able to capture all these emotions and moments during a wedding day. A smile, a kiss, a tear...all these little things makes me feel very privileged to be there and create all these images that will last forever. I love meeting all these new couples, there families and friends and the interactions between them. No wedding day is the same! [Antwerpen Wedding Photographer]
Whilst photography is my passion – it is driven by my love of design. I started my career as a Graphic Designer before discovering my love of photography and now, as a professional photographer, I feel that my creative skills really have the chance to shine. Anyone that knows me will tell you that I am addicted to gadgets and to tell you the truth…they’d be right! From mobile phones to tech gadgets to home automation… I love them all. For some reason I can’t stop adding things to my collection… the good thing about photography is that you are never too far away from a new gadget. For me, being a photographer is about capturing the people and events in your life that are important to you. I want to capture the fun, love, and atmosphere of your wedding, event, or portrait. One of the most important things you will notice about me is that I like to make people feel relaxed when I am with them… [London Wedding Photographer]
Documentary wedding photographer, currently based in Wolverhampton where I live with my wife and 3 children, but I photograph weddings and elopements all over the UK and abroad. My photography style is pure documentary (also referred to as candid, natural, or reportage wedding photography) with no direction/interference as I firmly believe that your wedding day belongs to you and your family and the photographer should not interfere with it. I will never ask anyone to stop, smile, and look at the camera. Documenting weddings from different cultures - including Sikh Weddings, Muslim wedding ceremonies, Hindu weddings, and traditional European church wedding is something that I really enjoy. I am Polish/Canadian with over 25 years of experience, including reportage work for newspapers in Canada and Poland. Covered destination weddings and events in Canada, Poland, France, Spain Italy, and the UK. [Wolverhampton Wedding Photographer]
Ray Anthony Iavasile is the owner of Ray Anthony Photography in Birmingham, Michigan. He began photographing weddings in Los Angeles, California in 1992, but his love and passion for his documentary style of photographing weddings began clicking for him in the early 2000s when he traded in his Bronica medium format cameras for faster Canon 35mm SLR's. The change opened the door to shoot a lot more candid-style photos than ever before. This ignited a passion in him to redirect his focus entirely to photographing weddings from beginning to end as a documentary style wedding photographer, or as a wedding photojournalist. By 2004, with the acquisition of his first professional digital camera, there was no turning back. He began developing an authentic style of capturing the "decisive moment" and has since become an expert at documenting the unfolding story of the couple's wedding day. For the last four years running with WPJA, Ray has ranked as one of the Top 150 wedding photojournalists in the world, once in the Top 100 and twice ranking in the Top 50. In 2019, Ray's success has seen him climb to the #7 wedding photojournalist in North America, and #28 in the world. When Ray is commissioned to photograph a wedding, he truly believes it’s his job to photograph the “complete story” of that day! He is so sincere with this idea, that he even provides "unlimited coverage" on the wedding day, photographing from the early morning until the end of the night! Ray doesn’t want to miss a single moment! Ray Anthony Iavasile earned his BA Degree at Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California. The Ray Anthony Photography showroom has been located in Birmingham, Michigan since 2005 and Ray has become the premier wedding photojournalist in all of Michigan. Though most of his weddings are photographed in the Metro Detroit area, he has photographed weddings extensively in California as well as Florida, Boston, New York, Chicago, and Las Vegas. Ray is always willing to travel to destinations around the world. He is also an underwater photographer and would love to photograph a wedding under the sea! [Detroit Wedding Photographer]
Wedding documentary photographer, Storyteller. I have always lived in the heart of Savoie, in the Alps between lake and mountain. I love living here, but the trip is for me an artistic outlet, as soon as I can, alone or with my family, I wander in various adventures around the planet nearby or very far from home. I already had several lives of a photographer: in the specialized press, companies, events, dynamic local advertising. All these experiences gained and success allows me today to be responsive and creative with a global vision of the scenes taking shape in front of me. Photography allows me to have this freedom, to work where I ask, without constraint. 33 years old, a small family that was built around me in my photographic adventures started in 2003 while the film was still a standard and the digital a novelty. Passionate about photography since I was young, the first camera I held was my father's. Being a photographer is, for me, obvious every day, for more than 10 years as a professional. [Savoie Wedding Photographer]
My name is Boni Bonev, I was born in Svilengrad (Bulgaria) in 1970 and I live in Sofia (Bulgaria) since 1985. I am married and have two children. For the first time I touched the magic of photography when I was 7 years old, watching images appearing on a white sheet of photo paper in the darkroom of my uncle. Since then, photography has become my favorite pastime, and since 1991 with some interruptions also became a source of income. I love to paint with light, no matter if someone will pay me for it or not. Precisely for this reason, I always try to accept orders that will meet my personal preferences and understanding of photography. I like the reportage photography and the way of its making - with many unique moments caught without manipulation. I love working with natural light where possible, although I have a studio downtown in Sofia. As a founding member and administrator of the largest Bulgarian site on photography Photo Forum , I have arranged with my colleagues over 30 photographic competitions and exhibitions. Personally, I participated in many group exhibitions, and I have my own as well. They can be found in my personal site. Since I am master of science in electronics, I've always been interested in photographic equipment. I have written over 200 pages, photographic articles in print media, some of them technical. I am also the author of dozens of online tests in the Photo Forum of photographic cameras and lenses. I am coauthor of the first Bulgarian online photography tutorial "How to make better pictures with a digital camera", and the photographic book " In Focus ". Since 2005 me and my colleagues guided photographic courses in Sofia . With wedding and other commercial photography I work more intensively for several years. As you can see in my portfolio, I like clean, not manipulated photography with captured many moments, portraits and details. I love black and white photography, because it shows better real graphic pattern of light. Freed from unnecessary colors, photography remains just as volume, shape, light and storyline. I love metaphoric stories where one has to think, not just to perceive directly what he saw. I use camera with high resolution 24,5 mp and fast lenses , which re-create in better way the natural ambience of the place and minimize the introduction of artificial light. [Sofia Wedding Photographer]
My photography business began in 2012 with auction houses. My subjects are very often objects of art, my passion quickly brought me to the living. I then started my activity as a photographer in more varied fields. Today my main activity as a photographer is around wedding photography, corporate photography and private photoshoots (maternity photos, CV portraits, baptism photos, family portraits, couple photos ...). With mobile studio equipment, you can go to the place of your choice, a real studio photo session. As a wedding photographer, my deepest wish, but also my duty as a photographer, is to offer you images far from the traditional clichés of the wedding photo. My approach is above all the search for emotion and moments present while looking for a particular aesthetic to offer you at the end of this day, the best possible memory. I thank you for your interest in my work and remain at your disposal for any inquiries. [Versailles Wedding Photographer]
Welcome to Catching the Moments Photography. My name is Lukas. I describe my style in three words I would say natural, relaxed and unobtrusive. Candid moments, real emotions and reactions, tiny details you've planned for months, atmosphere, love, laughter and tears. I aim to record your wedding day as it happens, without posing or arranging anything, and most importantly without getting in your way. I believe every wedding is unique and should be treated that way. The thing is, the photos are about the day, not the other way around. Your wedding day, without directing or influencing the events. I won’t boss you around lining up for endless group shots. Instead, I will let you enjoy your wedding day with your friends and family. I won’t get in the way or tell you what to do. Instead, I will discreetly accompany you throughout the day. If that sounds like something you’re after, then you’ve come to the right place. COVERING WEDDINGS THROUGHOUT THE UK AND ABROAD Each year I shoot weddings all over Scotland and the rest of the UK, including Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth, St Andrews, Aberdeen, the North of England and London, to name just a few. I'm also available for destination weddings. [Edinburgh Wedding Photographer]
Hello! My name is Boris. I am 38 years old. I was born in Sofia. Imaginative art and music are two of the basic things I have been doing since my early teaching years, in one aspect have shaped my further life path, and I dare say that they have played a major role in shaping me as a person. At a later stage in my life, as a boomerang, when I graduated my musical education, photography appeared in my life. It seemed to fill a long lost piece of the puzzle of my childhood when my love of the fine art turned into my profession. At various times of the year, I'm busy with various photographic projects. Portrait, wedding, art, advertising, reporting, etc. No matter in which of the chosen styles are my engagements, be it in relation to a personal project or a work for a client, that has always excited me and I hope to be able to convey with my pictures. I capture relationships between people, acquaintances, and strangers. This moment, this day and the world in which we live, tomorrow just will not be the same, and the reminder to us and our children, where we have been, how we lived and who we loved are precisely the memories sealed after the trivial click of the camera. I take pictures as something very personal and intimate, as with my pictures I give people the opportunity to see the world in my personal perspective, where I am passing on their personal emotions, feelings, and worldview. My photographs have participated in several national exhibitions, published in magazines, as well as in the largest online galleries for art photography. I sincerely hope that looking at the pictures in my portfolio, you will be able to experience the emotion and feel the excitement as a participant in them. If so, I'd be glad to get in touch with me, get to know each other and work together. Sincerely, Boris Hristov [Sofia Wedding Photographer]
Isabelle Bazin has been a photographer for over twenty-five years. After studying in the UK, Art at Goldsmith’s and Photography at both London College of Printing and Bournemouth University, she created catalogues for Christie’s and worked prolifically in the press and advertising world. Whilst living in the Gers for the past ten years, she has been continuing her artistic and journalistic work. She has published a few books on diverse projects. Her individual artistic flair allows her to cross the boundaries between Contemporary Art and Photography. Her international exhibitions have received acclaim. She is a multi-award winning wedding photographer based in the Gers, between Toulouse and Bordeaux. Isabelle creates a modern and poetic universe with an ambiance that is both romantic and chic… and sometimes unexpected. Through her sensitive and artistic photography, it is your story that she is telling. She will offer unique images of those golden moments that you will treasure. ... My sole aim is to capture those special timeless moments, of one of the best day of your life and turn them into unforgettable photographs. I shall be there with you at every step of the way and of the day. My experience as a photographer enables me to adapt myself to any situation, to put the young and the not-so-young at ease, to seize the fragile moment charged with love and emotions. I will put all my energy and love into telling your story! [Toulouse Wedding Photographer]
As a teenager I enjoyed creating memories in a different, natural and original way. My dream and my hope was to become one of the best wedding photographers in the world. I still did not know how to get it, but I was very clear that I did not want to be a photographer of the bunch. I enjoy photographing people, telling their stories and getting the best out of them. This is where I can further promote the documentary side of this profession. I'm based in Spain and shoot weddings around the whole world. [Madrid Wedding Photographer]
As a documentary photographer of weddings, I create strong images that will tell your wedding in detail. As a documentary photographer for families with daily reports, I offer you images so that you always remember all these little things that made up your everyday life. Lifestyle photographer also for natural portraits. [Savoie Wedding Photographer]
My photographic journey starts a bit differently than usual, by not “owning a camera since I was young” but by a hobby, I used to have since I was little. The curiosity of observation. I always loved to observe people, their surroundings and fill my eyes with pictures and colors. And this simply because a thousand words, emotions, smells as well as music and melodies can fit into a photograph. The biggest part of my cinematic style was formed by my love for cinema. Last but not least music played a big part in me becoming a photographer. Believe it or not, photographs have music within them. Looking at a photograph that evokes emotion is the same as listening to a song that evokes an emotion and these can be combined into one/become one: a photograph that brings to mind a melody or a song. In conclusion, I found a way to transform all the songs that created pictures in my mind by capturing little but significant moments of life. I used to compose music, but when I stopped I had to find a way to bring out all these images in mind, and that’s how my journey into photography begins. [Athens Wedding Photographer]
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Manos you made us feel like home from our very first meeting! The truth is that the thought of getting photographed always made us feel uncomfortable and we believed that we wouldn’t meet the expectations and that you would be “tortured”! But with your guidance, patience and discreetness the result surpassed our expectations! The way you use the natural surroundings is unique! We were really impressed on how focused you were on your job We found a professional and a friend in the same person! Magnificent, unique photos! Photographer of our hearts thank you for everything from the very depth of our hearts! T' es magnifique!!!
WOW Marco!!! We LOVE it! It's magical. Thank you for your creativity and kindness, we are so glad we have this to remember the best day by. Thanks for the two cameras- fantastic editing and story (beginning is great!). You're right, Kartik was very sweet :) It's SO good. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. I will let all my San Francisco and California friends know that you are the only logical choice when they need a photographer. I hope all is well in Puglia. We intend to visit again in September :) xo, breeze
Hello Fabrizio, These few lines only partially express our satisfaction, happiness and honor in having you present on the most important day of our lives. When we met and met you, we both immediately understood that you were the right photographer for us: your spontaneity and your contagious smile won us over! We had the confirmation of our choice on April 25th 2015: with your fantastic shots, you have perfectly grasped our strong emotions, the happiness and the joy of the relatives, the celebrations of the friends, making them so alive forever. Covering the photographs, we realize your great professionalism and preparation, and your ability to capture precious moments without ever being intrusive. We thank you once again for making everything more special, unique, timeless. A big hug! Patrizio and Gloria
Dear Luca, While planning our Italian wedding from Texas, we searched online for a photographer, thinking it would be a long and difficult process. But as soon we saw your website and portfolio, there was no doubt in our minds that we had to speak with you. The creativity you show, the colors you capture, the stories you tell with your pictures - were just unique. The photos exceeded our expectations, so much so that we ended up asking for two albums, not one! On top of the wonderful pictures, your passion and dedication to work are outstanding. We want to thank you again for the patience with which you interacted with us prior to the wedding, for the way you participated in our big day taking shot after shot but never being intrusive, and for capturing each and every one of our guests - at their best. Also on our day, we thoroughly enjoyed the photo session in the villa and gardens, which gave us a chance to be with each other in a beautiful setting, almost forgetting you were with us. We treasure all of the pictures (yes even the ones you think are not perfect!) as we will always be able to remember and feel those moments again. Thank you again! Giovanna and Dan.
Dear Fabrizio. Even as you described Stefania of Villa Cavriani, to advise us various names that had worked in the villa, Massimo and I had understood that you were the right photographer for our wedding .... and we were absolutely wrong !!! In fact, from the first moments that we met you, you immediately created a feeling, which continued on the occasion of your visit to our families, some time before the event and which was decidedly consolidated on June 21 ... the day more nice of our life !!! Thank you for making everything natural, simple and spontaneous and for making really beautiful photos. You managed to capture our most exciting moments ... laughter, tears, dances, hugs ... Thank you for having documented everything, without ever being intrusive and indeed, moving between us with an infinite delicacy. Thank you from our friends and our families, whom you loved so much, for your professionalism and friendliness, but above all thanks to me and Massimo, for being a fundamental part of our marriage. A huge hug Manuela and Massimo
When we first saw our wedding photos, we relived the day, moment to moment and all that thanx to you and your lovely images! You are a true artist and a flawless professional! We couldn’t have made a better choice! Friendly, smiley, easy to approach, discreet, with the most beautiful view and photographic approach to little moments happening around you. “You are simply the best... better than all the rest…" You are surely the photographer that speaks to our hearts!
Hello Fabrizio, I've known you for several years because you've always done the photo shoot for the family company catalog, in a sense you can say that you helped to create what is now an annual "tradition"! When I decided to get married, in a hurry for another, I had no doubt about who to choose as a photographer of the event. When Attilio and I came to define the details of the day in your studio you told us not to worry, that you would follow us and that we would not even notice you. And so it was. You chased us all over Verona in the pouring rain of January, being always present in the most important moments and also in those apparently more insignificant but, with the intervention of time have become precious to reconstruct that important day, like a puzzle. The amazement of my friend Giovanni when he saw me in a wedding dress, the shoe that slips off just as I descend the stairs, caress the dog of our friend Dolores, when I look at those shots come back to mind together with visual memories also moods and sensations. As bride and groom we have not been very good organization but you have also been able to call us to order at the right time to make wonderful portraits of the two of us with natural light and I thank you again because now, one of those photos, stands on the My bedside table and follows me on every journey. Since the wedding is celebrated only once in life and you can not say "I would choose you as a photographer next time", we confirm you now for the fiftieth anniversary! Thanks to your professionalism and above all to your artistic sensibility, today we can relive the 4th of January 2014 every time we browse the album. Chiara
Hi Fabrizio! How are you? I hope you’re fine! Thank you so much for the wonderful pictures you took at our wedding. Marco and I feel so grateful for your amazing job, you’re the best photographer we’ve ever met! You made us feel at ease the entire time and you truly captured unique and timeless shots. Your pictures are just perfect and we love them. You made our wedding so special and we still feel the happiness and the excitement of that day through your beautiful pictures. You didn’t miss anything and you captured unforgettable and priceless moments. You’re an artist and you didn’t disappoint our expectations. We can’t thank you enough! Our guests remarked how great you were. Unobtrusive, never in the way, always smiling, and with a good attitude. A heartfelt 'thank you’ once again! You did a great job! Marco e Federica
Hello Salvo, how are you? I wanted to thank you for the gift you gave us, the photos are wonderful and the effect they have on those who see them is spectacular. There are those who are moved, someone came the goosebumps ... in short, a hit! Telling a good story is a challenge. If, then, it is a love story and you have to tell it through images, the challenge becomes interesting and important. Accept this challenge with elegance, privacy and professionalism. Through your shots, you find yourself waiting anxiously for the arrival of the bride, to move you when you meet the gaze of a happy mother, to laugh with gusto, to taste the delights of the table, to smile gently when the couple look at each other lovers. Every picture is a surprise that makes you curious to discover the next one. It is marvel in the pure state. And, when you get to the last picture, you're satisfied at the end of a wonderful day. Telling a beautiful love story is a challenge you face by creating an intimate masterpiece for your spouses. We can only say thank you again, thanks sincerely and wholeheartedly. See you soon. Chiara and Gianluca.
Hi Fabri! Sometimes I think you will whistle your ears .. we happen to talk about you with great pleasure to friends, relatives and acquaintances! Just the other day a John's aunt came to visit us and there was an opportunity to show her our marvelous wedding album. Yes, she has had the spontaneous reaction they all have: a great emotion! She felt catapulted on that fantastic day, she seemed to be there again! This is solely your merit! To you that you have been able to seize the moment, the spontaneity and the detail; that you have been tireless, available, humble and creative; that you have been able to advise us to the best for the creation of our eternal album! You are a "teacher" as my father says, always present among the guests but never intrusive! Thank you!! We can not do anything but join all our friends and relatives to tell you that the photos of our wedding album thrill us every time, page after page make us relive that day as a story made of only images, from the first to the last moment. We will have a memory forever of all those happy, ridiculous, stolen moments; black and white photos that enhance details, tears and hugs. Greta & Giovanni