Marco Ficili

Always surprising…. A strong emotion! This is how I can summarize my passion for photography. It is a never-ending relationship that started when I was a boy, getting involved into it so much that it became my job. I love true photography that tells a story without cheating, showing a magic look or a breathtaking landscape.
I was born in Modica (Italy), a noble and ancient land, at times modern, full of history, traditions and contradictions. I have lived most of my life in Catania, where I graduated at the ‘Principe Umberto’ College of Science. After graduating, I often travelled all over my country looking for the “Photography”. I love being carried away by photography, sometimes I don’t have a clear idea nor a set itinerary, but I know that there is always a new goal: beautiful, new…. different.
I love photography because, in spite of all the years and the several experiences, every time I decide to let myself into it, I’m always surprised.
I attended a photography course at the John Kaverdash Photographic School.
It’s been a great professional and both life experience. I also attended the Still Life and Fashion Photography course at the Lorenzo Maniscalchi Lab in Florence (Italy). These experiences created the fundamentals of my professional knowledge, which I improved through various photographic workshops and my personal commitment.
I got married few years ago and I live in Catania. I love the sea and I go to the beach whenever I can. I like travelling and visiting new places, discovering the small and unknown towns or the big, large cities of our time. I play tennis and love reading novels or essays… guess what… about photography!
In 2000, I opened my photographic studio in Catania. I started shooting for advertisement agencies, fashion editorials and running portrait sections. Besides, I quickly carved a niche amongst more traditional wedding photographers, teaching my staff truth and spontaneity as our studio passwords. I broke down with the traditional photography schemes, in order to focus the attention back to the event and to the protagonists. A world where the camera is just the way to tell a story and the photographer is the one who tells the story with sensitivity, without interfering.
It often happens to put together my passion for travelling and my job, so I realize events and wedding photographic services in the most beautiful and romantic Italian cities and little towns and sometimes I go abroad. My customers love my works because they stand out for a spontaneous and both evocative style.
I have received numerous photography awards from the WPJA: “Wedding Photo Journalism Association”, whose I am also a member. During the last years I won different awards, among which an amazing first place. In 2008 I took part in the “Creative quality in Professional Photography Award” (Italian Association of Professional Photographers), announced by TAU VISUAL winning the first place in the “Private images” category. This prestigious award has many renowned people in the publishing, photography and mass media world in its panel. My pictures are often published in important wedding magazines, such us White Sposa, Vogue Sposa.

Photographer Marco Ficili 
Location Catania in Sicily, Italy
Starting Rates €2500+ (EUR) 
Website http://www.marcoficili.it 
Photos 17 Contest Winning Photos
Client Letters 6 Client Letters

The Wedding Photojournalist Association proudly recognizes the accomplishments and creative excellence of Marco Ficili. The following awards have been earned by Marco from the WPJA. These achievements come with great merit considering the high level of competition that a member faces in the contests.

2012 Q1 18th Place - Ceremony
2011 Q3 4th Place - Humor
11th Place - Reflections
2010 Q4 15th Place - Details (Found)
16th Place - Details (Found)
Q3 14th Place - The Cake
20th Place - Reflections
Q2 15th Place - Ceremony
2009 Q2 4th Place - Emotion
2008 Q3 3rd Place - Details (Found)
4th Place - Silhouettes and Shadows
2007 Q4 1st Place - Ceremony
14th Place - Reflections
Q1 16th Place - Ceremony
20th Place - Reception Ambiance
20th Place - Getting Ready
2006 Winter 6th Place - Transportation

The following letters are from the clients of Marco Ficili. Click an image to view a larger version.

Kimberley & Michael

Kimberley & Michael
Married August 5th, 2015
"Hi Marco, Thank you so much for the pictures ! Sincerely, I like the way you captured the real smiles, the real expressions. This is the kind of pictures we wanted to have. This is incredible ! Not a lot of photographers do this kind of art. We are 100% satisfied. It was the best day...more "

Gianfranco & Lidia

Gianfranco & Lidia
Married April 17th, 2015
"Un grande GRAZIE ‪Marco. Ti abbiamo sentito vicino, sei stato una preziosa e rassicurante guida in questo turbinio d'emozioni...hai catturato per sempre, con eleganza, puntualità, amore e maestria, i momenti più belli di questo nostro giorno. Una presenza discreta, rispettosa...more "

Alessandra  &  Jeroen

Alessandra & Jeroen
Married October 3rd, 2014
"Caro Marco, Per il nostro matrimonio cercavamo qualcuno che potesse raccontarne la storia. Tu non solo hai raccontato la storia, hai raccontato il cuore...il mio cuore e quello di Jeroen, e il cuore di chi quel giorno ci è stato accanto. Le foto e il video hanno raccolto, "colto", tutta...more "

Matthew  &  Melinda

Matthew & Melinda
Married August 8th, 2014
"Carissimo Marco Le foto sono meravigliose e siamo veramente contenti. Questo ci darà l'opportunità' di creare un progetto fotografico in uno dei nostri ambienti. Adoriamo anche la selezione che ne hai fatto e come la storia viene costruita. Chiunque abbia visto le foto rimane...more "

Mirella & Giorgio

Mirella & Giorgio
Married June 14th, 2014
"Caro Marco Le splendide foto e lo Spettacolare video ci hanno fatto protagonisti del film "scene da un matrimonio".. Il nostro. Hai contribuito a rendere indelebili attimi che ci accompagneranno per sempre. Immagini che sembrano vivere su ogni foglio.. Riprese che con le musiche...more "

Kamilla & Robin

Kamilla & Robin
Married June 7th, 2014
"Hi Marco, We just wanted to say a huge thank you for our beautiful wedding album, photos and the video. It was all presented so beautifully, you've captured the most special moments and we are absolutely delighted with it all. Absolutely love them!!!! Many thanks, Kamilla and...more "