Are you planning a short-notice, small wedding or elopement?

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS OPEN DURING COVID-19 - Many couples don’t want to wait. They are planning to get married in the very near future, eloping, or rushing a small ceremony with their photographer, some close friends, and family but dispensing with or postponing the reception party. 

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Tuscany Wedding Photographers

Wedding Photographers of Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany Elopement Photographers

YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Europe photographers 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 covid 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!

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Elopement Photographers for Small Italy Weddings

Shooting an elopement or small Tuscany 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 justice of the peace, small, quick, 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 modern, outdoor, religious, 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 Tuscany Couples

43 Documentary Wedding Photographers...

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]

Starting Price:
3000 (EUR)
Florence wedding and elopement photography by Laura Barbera of Tuscany, Italy

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]

Starting Price:
2000 (EUR)

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]

Starting Price:
2000 (EUR)

I'm a destination wedding photographer. I'm excited to photograph weddings in the Tuscan countryside, but also to travel and discover new places, meet people and experience new cultures whilst photographing weddings around the world. I love naturalness and spontaneity and always look to capture emotions. I’m cheerful, outgoing, stubborn and resourceful. I love the good vibes and positive people. [Florence Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
3000 (EUR)

You could describe Marco's photojournalistic style with so many words. You could say that his photographs are spontaneous, naturals, that can arouse emotions, to seize the moments, of tell on details the whole day marriage, of relive the atmosphere of those moments, but it would be better look the images and summarize his mode of interpret the wedding photography with his favorite phrase: 'My style for your wedding!'. [Siena Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1800 (EUR)
photographer in Tuscan, Alice Franchi of Italia

“Photography is mute, but the image in its visual language, speaks of truth …” – Steve Mc Curry – Just like Steve McCurry says, it is reality that inspires me, narrating, through photography, the truth as it is, without filters or mediation. I’m interested above all in capturing these emotions in contexts and situations which involve love and family. Travelling both in Italy and abroad, I realize my wedding photography with a reportage style, that is narrating every moment with an image, every detail in a very natural way, without poses or arranged settings and without making my presence felt. [Pistoia Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (EUR)
portrait of alessandro duesudue wedding and elopement photographer in tuscany

I'm born in Pisa, in Tuscany, in 1985. I studied Multimeda Arts in Accademia di Belle Arti di Carrara and then I moved to Berlin for studying photography. After some years, I come back in Pisa where actually I live and work. [Pisa Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1800 (EUR)
Italy - Siena wedding photography by Marco Vegni, of Tuscany
Starting Price:
1700 (EUR)
Tuscany wedding photographer Cristian Bussu, for Italy

My approach to photography began by chance. Thanks to my partner Alice Franchi I discovered this wonderful world. I'm only 4 years that I dedicate myself to photography, above all to reportage style wedding photography, I follow Alice in the various weddings of the year. I really like the style of reportage because I can represent people in their happiest and most natural moments, involving me in the party customers do not see me as a stranger, but an integral part of the event so that he can capture the most beautiful moments. [Pistoia Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (EUR)
Arezzo elopement and wedding photography by Simone Bacci of Tuscany Italy

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]

Starting Price:
1800 (EUR)

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]

Starting Price:
2000 (EUR)

I have been a Photographer since I was ten years old... professional since 20 years ago. I am 43 years old, I am married and I have two children Arturo and Matilde. I live in Florence (Italy) and I work by my self as a Photographer specialized in Stage Photography (theatre and cinema, set and backstage) and Wedding Reportage. I've start to do Wedding Photography seven years ago because The Wedding Day is a concentrate of emotions that occur "here and now" as the theatre ... and as long as I will shudder with every click I will continue to do so. I love the emotional expression of life in all its forms, the faces, the reactions, the charm, the amazement. The marvels of daily life are exciting. No Director would be capable of communicating the unexpected that surrounds us. I have done hundreds Photoservices for theatre and that has given me a particular style for the Wedding Photography… Reportage… Documentary… or, if you prefer, Photojournalism… I like to call THE REAL STORY OF YOUR WEDDING DAY. The goal of a good photographer is taking pictures that will live forever. The wedding reportage that I offer reflects this natural approach. I like to think that a wedding day is a magical moment and it deserves to be told for how it actually happens. Discretion. No contrived posing. No fake smiles. For me Photography is the way to keep memories alive and not allow them to disappear from memory. [Florence Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (EUR)

Born in Florence, Edoardo inherited his father’s passion for travel and for photography so much so it became his profession. Edoardo’s travels began at the age of 9 (he has travelled on more than 130 expeditions all over the world) and has allowed him to develop a special sensitivity in his mind and heart allowing him to grasp reality in all its beauty and depth. His photography is reportage - whether it be a trip, a wedding or a backstage event. His meetings with important international photographers has allowed him to grow and learn to photograph in relation to his subject. The advice and teachings of Steve McCurry on the study of light were valuable lessons and left an indelible mark on his way to shoot photography. For the last several years, Edoardo’s photography has been undergoing a new change under the influence of new photographers such as Paolo Pellegrin and his ways of telling stories and Micheal Ackerman for his perception of reality. Edoardo is a member of important international associations: Wedding Photojournalistic Association, Artistic Guild WPJA, ISPWP. These associations are some of the most important associations that welcome American and British photographers after careful screening and only select the best international photographers that shoot wedding photography in reportage style. Edoardo is also founder of Best of Wedding Photography. Edoardo has also participated in reportage photography and wedding photography in numerous events, seminars and workshops in Italy, in 2013 and in 2014 he was invited as a speaker in Spain and in Brazil in some of the most important conventions on wedding photography in the world. Edoardo and his team of wedding photographers have been requested all over the world by the most important international wedding planners: Perth (Australia), St. Petersburg (Russia), New Orleans, New York, Bozeman (USA), Puerto Vallarda (Mexico), London, Brighton, Oxford (UK), Paris (France), Lagos (Nigeria), Edinburgh (Scotland) and others. Awards and accolades On Photojournalism and documentary Over the past 10 years he has received numerous awards in wedding photography and travel reportage. Among the most important are: the first prize in the category People in the UK contest Black and White Spider, winner of the National Geographic Contest, first place in the Masters Cup Color American; first place in Photojournalism category at International Color Awards; silver medal in One Eyeland Photography contest and honorable mentions in the IPA (Lucie Awards) in the sections' feature essay and the Royal Geographic Society in TPOY. On Wedding Edoardo Agresti was elected in 2008, 2009 and 2011 'Photographer of the Year' by the National Association of wedding photographers www.anfm.it. Also in 2011 he was elected POY - Photographer Of the Year - by the American Association AGWPJA, www.agwpja.com. Edoardo entered the list of the most important 50 wedding photographers in the world by the prestigious Association Junebug in 2009, 2011 and 2014. In 2015 Edoardo has been selected to be one of the international judges in the most important chinese photographic festival CPA. In 2016 First prize for 'Wedding album (single photographer)' at WPPI annual contest in Las Vegas In 2017 First running up as Photographer of the Year on AgWPJA [Florence Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1900 (EUR)
Arezzo wedding and elopement photography by Simone Miglietta of Tuscany Italy

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]

Starting Price:
300/hour (EUR)
Tuscany and Livorno wedding and elopement photography by Raul Gori of Italy

My professional preparation as a wedding photographer was handed down through my father, a photographer at the time, he taught me the real manual using his old Pentax film. The move to new technologies was natural so I decided to buy my first reflex camera and then stay up to date, following various photographic studios and new courses as a wedding photographer. I simply answer this question: it makes me feel good and I like to describe, tell the story of two people, through the importance of light and the value of shadows. Mainly I love to make people feel good with whom I have the privilege of describing those moments so important and invaluable. I take care of every project, from start to finish, paying the utmost attention to every detail, trying to give the couple the maximum in terms of professionalism. The need to express myself led me to study photography and, as I come to explore it more deeply, I also discovered myself. [Livorno Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
150/hour (EUR)
Alessia Bruchi Fotografia - Italian photojournalist based in Tuscany

Talk about my biography & it seemed a little presumptuous to me, because often, reading the bio of the others, I remember a certain sense of inadequacy, because unlike many adults, I have never attended famous and expensive schools of photography, but I have learned through the years, trying and experimenting with everything, while I was attending university and working to win my longed-for journalist's card. Born in 1977, graduated in communication, I began to become familiar with the camera from an early age, using as a first tool a fantastic polaroid, a gift from the first communion. And from that moment I never stopped, studying the technique in the manuals that I passed on hand and practicing in the field, photographing anything that passed under my nose. In the following years then, I switched to the various analog reflexes and finally to the digital ones after 2005. Today I am a professional photojournalist, mainly dealing with Palio photography, reportage, wedding, and photography, collaborating with various local agencies and newspapers. [Siena Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (EUR)
Jonathan Sylvoz, wedding photographer for Savoie, France

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]

Starting Price:
2000 (EUR)

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]

Starting Price:
1700 (EUR)
Taranto wedding and elopement photography by Marco Colonna of Apulia Italy

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]

Starting Price:
1800 (EUR)

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]

Starting Price:
150/hour (EUR)
Pays de la Loire and Vendee wedding and elopement photography by Jeremie Sangare

Hi! I am Jeremie, storytelling, traveling wedding photographer and videographer based in France. Former aerospace engineer, Europe, and Canada/US-educated, work & photography have taken me to 15+ countries on 5 continents over the years, but the emotion is a universal language. I love documenting weddings and elopements in a photojournalistic and authentic way, unnoticed, capturing emotion and in-between moments that make the best memories of this day. [Vendee Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1900 (EUR)
Lyon Wedding and Elopement Photographer Sylvain Bouzat of Italy

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]

Starting Price:
2900 (EUR)
Julian Kanz Italy Wedding and Elopement 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]

Starting Price:
2300 (EUR)
Flanders-based Joshua Dhondt is a Wedding Photographer for Antwerp, Belgium

Photography and people are Joshua’s two greatest passions. Utterly curious – a nice legacy she got from her grandmother – she loves to meet new people, observe them and capture what they are all about. She is both outgoing and calm so to make everyone feel at ease. Very patient, she has a special radar for shenanigans. Her goal is to document small but great moments that might otherwise go unnoticed, to capture the moment just as it felt that day. She is a visual storyteller. Mostly self-taught, she has been a professional photographer for the last 7 years, full time since 2013. She is based in Antwerp, Belgium, and travels in (and sometimes out) Europe for Day in the Life sessions and Weddings. She is at her best when shooting true, unstaged and profound moments and events – in a relaxed atmosphere. [Antwerpen Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2050 (EUR)
Liguria and Savona Wedding and Elopement Photography by Andrea Bagnasco, of Italy

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]

Starting Price:
1800 (EUR)

I’m Massimiliano Esposito, I was born in Rome, Italy. Photography was always my dream, my passion - a way to express myself. I love weddings, love to capture real emotions, real people, real life ; when family and friends are there for one reason only : to celebrate love. About my studio To realize my dream, in 2010 I’ve finally decided to open my own studio as a wedding photographer. In 2014 I’ve met my wife, who is also a photographer. 90% of the weddings we do together, so we can capture really everything, from two different point of view. After a while new dreams came up, new challenges. I’m always looking for something new, something that makes people say WOW. I never stop to experiment, new techniques, new places and I keep studying from the best photographers all around the world. I’m always motivated and at every wedding I do my best. On that day the only thing that matters is to give my clients a true, breathtaking, unique story through my photos. My style I’m trying to find the right balance between wedding photojournalism and portrait photography. They are both important on the same way. Wedding photojournalism is great, is fantastic. Is just so real, I shoot what happens : the real wedding, the real smiles, the real tears. But… everyone loves love stories. Photos which take your breath away. Everyone needs the portrait session, alone, just the bride and the groom where I can see their real love, the intimacy. Currently I live in Rome, so I serve all Italy but I prefer to consider myself as a destination wedding photographer so I travel all around the world for your wedding. [Orvieto Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (EUR)

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]

Starting Price:
1900 (EUR)
Latina wedding photography and elopements by Giuseppe De Angelis - Lazio, Italy

My photographic journey began 14 years ago when I found a job at a photo lab. I lived the transition from analog to digital, between old 35mm Ilford films and SD memory cards. I studied at the Italian Institute of Photography in Milan and fell in love with reportage photography, using it later in wedding and elopement photography, transforming my passion into a profession. Today, photography has become an essential part of my life. [Latina Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1300 (EUR)
Liguria and Savona wedding photography by Giorgia Gaggero, of Italy

Born and raised in Savona, a small town on the sea, I approached photography very soon, when my dad in his photographic releases allowed me to shoot with a small disposable Kodak. Over time, my training in visual communication and proximity to other forms of art such as painting (my parents are ceramists) has meant that at the age of 19 I decided to enroll in a photography school. It was then that my teacher of the time wanted to take me with her to go and take pictures of those who would then be my first marriages. Since then a succession of works always linked to photography, graphics, and communication. Until 2015, when together with Fabrizio Gresti, my husband, I decided to open Creative Couple Studio. Marriage is what I love to do, together with the photography of children and family. I love working with people, excited faces, gestures, stories that each of us brings with them, are exactly what I constantly look for in my subjects. During the services I'm very discreet just to make sure that everything takes place in the maximum spontaneity that I always try to capture in my shots. I love meeting new people, I'm sociable and in the past, I have also photographed musical events, so I'm also very careful to take the moments of the party, but as a woman, I have a sensitivity and an attentive eye to detail. A mix of essential ingredients for a wedding photo story. [Savona Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1700 (EUR)

Marco Odorino has been working as a photographer since 1997 while traveling and living internationally. His philosophy to photography is simple: be present and capture the natural essence of every day life. Often it is the subtle, overlooked moments that define such a beautiful day. I photograph everything from the traditional formal group portraits, to that special undefined quality unique to each wedding. The wedding day is something special and so are the photographs. Based in Puglia and United States, Marco Odorino specializes in capturing the charm and elegance of your wedding. Marco’s style is unobtrusive and non-invasive: “fly-on-the-wall”. Marco has covered weddings in California,Israel, France, Swizzerland, Germany and of course Italy. His style is relaxed and fun and his personality is reflected in his simple yet and unique wedding photos. He feels extremely blessed to have a career he is so passionate about. [Bari Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1700 (EUR)
wedding photographer italy

Professional wedding and travel photographer based in Turin, Italy. He has made official documentation for important events and his photographs have been published in numerous websites, magazines, national and international newspapers including La Stampa, Repubblica, Tribe, Famiglia Cristiana, Sydney Morning Herald, Washington Post, BBC news, South China Morning Post. [Turin Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1550 (EUR)
Veneto and Venice Wedding and Elopement Photographer Carlo Bettuolo, of Italy

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]

Starting Price:
1100 (EUR)
Prague wedding photography by Stepan Vrzala of Czech Republic

When I started university, I got a camera from my brother. I instantly fell in love with photography and within a year, I bought myself a "pro" camera and started shooting for a local fashion agency. It was a great job for a student and I learned so much about working with light and people, as well as all the editing, colors and composition. While I enjoyed the job I was aiming for a more photo journalistic approach in my shoots. Later, a friend called me and asked if I can shoot at a wedding. It was a life changing experience for me. I really enjoyed the shoot and later on I started to get calls from newlywed friends and friends of their friends... It was like an avalanche and I became fully immersed in the world of wedding photography. That was seven years ago. At the same time, I was deeply interested in yoga and zen and I was searching for the same approach in photography - creating a simple, clean and highly polished look, but still far away from overdone image alteration. I believe a good shot must stand on it's own and not on effects added in postproduction. Photojournalistic way of shooting works for me: I love to get the essence of the moment, to catch the magic of people’s interactions and emotions, as well as the atmosphere of the locations themselves. And I must admit I also love to hear my clients talk about how the images bring them back in time and make them re-live the best moments once again. I do not cover only weddings, I use my talent and experience to capture the beauty in life all around. I shoot people in love and their kids. I shoot portraits and I shoot bikes too. Don't laugh. Biking is a part of my life and naturally, I'm the one with a camera. Around the house or in Italy at the races, I shoot it. Actually, capturing racing bikers provided me a fantastic training to capture the peak of the moment. The other thing I deeply appreciate is architecture. I am glad for all the shoots for hi-end magazines, hotels and restaurants. Every new location brings in inspiration and I like to watch and study how the light changes the look and feel of the place. In a certain way, it affects my wedding photography too. I can quickly find the right spot and perspective to let the energy of the venue come alive in the shoot. It all just clicks. When not shooting, I spend most of my time with my friends and family, walking the dog in the forest and meadows. I read books, travel, visit art exhibitions, work on my bike and sometimes I visit my parents in the countryside and help them with the greenhouse. I bike, ski and swim. Life is good:) [Prague Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
5000 (EUR)

I have always photographed. At the very beginning, I studied architecture, my obsession was to take perfect photographs. My problem was always the people who “soiled” the places, squares, and buildings that I photographed during my travels or exits. But then something changed. A bit like in "Ciàula discovers the Moon", the novel by Pirandello in which the miner boy once remains ecstatic by the beauty of the Moon despite having always had it in front his eyes but never really looked at, I fell in love with people. I studied photojournalism and learned how to tell the beauty of reality and people even in their imperfection, which is an essential part of the uniqueness and soul of everything. Over the years I then specialized in wedding photojournalism and family portraits. Basically, reportage photography consists of telling an event, a situation, a story. This approach applied by an important event such as a marriage or even a simple family moment is much more alive and personal, truer. Henri Cartier-Bresson, one of the forefathers of photojournalism, once said that to photograph is to place the mind, the eyes and the heart on the same target line. I have always tried to make this sentence my own because if you manage to converge in a single photo, in addition to what you see the energy of a moment, the intensity of an emotion, the perception of an atmosphere, well, that's amazing! [Turin Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1600 (EUR)

I am a professional photographer specialized in wedding's photojournalism since 2009. I'm a dreamer and I love what I do. Plus I'm addicted with Photography, Travel and Art. I love telling stories and this is what I do with my reportage. It is an honor for me to documents the most happy days of your life throughout my pictures. I'm based in Italy but I work as freelance around the world and I can move everywhere. I am based in Italy as my mother country and land of primary inspiration. However I have a deep passion and love in traveling and of course in taking pictures. This is why the combination of the two is something that makes me feel alive and grateful. I won the honorable mention in 2015 of the ND AWARD for my wedding. For instance I am always ready to move for work and new adventures. Do you want me to document your fabulous wedding day in a far off land, in another city on a boat...do not hesitate to contact me! AWARD: ND AWARD, Annual Prestigious Photography Award EXHIBITION: Novembre 2010: LaB+Loft25, Torino Aprile 2011: Castello del Valentino, Torino Febbraio 2011: Fondazione Dante Alighieri, Berlino Marzo 2013: PrettyPortal, Dussendolf Marzo 2013: Amantes collaborazione Magnum, Torino Maggio 2013: Stroke-artfair, Munchen Settembre 2013: Galo art Gallery, Torino Ottobre 2013: Allegra La Viola Gallery, New York Dicembre 2013: Wynwood Embassy, Miami PUBLICATIONS: National Geographic Marie Claire Paris Vogue Brazil StreetActiveLife Messico Rolling Stone Vanity Fair [Turin Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (EUR)
Naples wedding and elopement photography by Luigi Reccia of Campania Italy

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]

Starting Price:
2300 (EUR)
Caterina Errani WPJA Profile Image Ravenna wedding and elopement photography by Caterina Errani of Emilia-Romagna Italy

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]

Starting Price:
1500 (EUR)
Perugia wedding and elopement photography by Mirko Vegliò, Umbria Italy

My name is Mirko, I was born in Foligno where I live and work. Since I was a child I started to love photography, especially landscapes. It was a way for me to see wonderful places and to bring into focus aspects of my days and life. After some time, landscapes were no longer enough. I felt the need to interact with my subjects, to go deeper into things, to discover and to unravel, through my shots, the most real and often hidden aspects of what I saw. I started photographing people. I try to reveal their soul and personality. I love to portray especially young couples, families, children. I specialize mainly in photography for events and weddings: not only a profession but the desire to tell emotions and stories, to keep alive these unique and unrepeatable moments. Photographing means writing with light. It means capturing details, immersing oneself in the emotions of others, sharing moments of life and transforming them into evocative and suggestive images. I like to empathize and share emotions, immerse myself in stories, walk part of the way with the people who choose to look at their lives through my shots. My discreet and constant presence offers a genuine, true, and intense account of the most beautiful day of your life. My desire to tell stories through images stretches to the world of companies and businesses. With the creation of commercials and of promotional and institutional videos. These are fundamental tools that strengthen the brand and communicate the mission, vision, values, and flagship products of the company, to ensure an effective presence on different platforms, from television to social networks and internet sites. I still love environment and landscape photography, in line with my great passion for nature, for uncontaminated landscapes, for walks in the quiet of the mountain. I think that a personal encounter is irreplaceable, to create synergies and mutual understanding. Hence, I invite you to come and visit me in my studio, to have the pleasure of getting to know each other and collaborating. I wait for you! [Perugia Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1500 (EUR)
Naples wedding photography by Serena Faraldo of Campania Italy

Class of 1985. Neapolitan by origin and upbringing, Partenope (the Siren from Greek mythology associated with my beautiful city) taught me many things; inside my soul, I feel the warmth and “serenity” of the sea which, if necessary, can become powerful, wavy and stormy. I am a Pisces ascending Lion; I have a passionate soul at heart but can keep an equally quiet and relaxed attitude on the surface, as my name “Serena” suggests. I've been proudly sporting my bangs since I was a kid (though sometimes a little crooked) and I won't let any hairdresser cut them. My fringe is not the only thing I carry with me from my childhood. I started drawing as soon as I was able to hold a pencil between my fingers and never stopped ever since and I still have the same love for art and images. This world made of colors and shapes of my childhood, never faded from inside of me; instead it has evolved, guiding me to explore many forms and expressions of Art. My creativity and passion for art became a precise path of studies all based on images, colors, shapes and Art, starting from Art high school up to a Fine Arts Degrees in graphics and photography. I consider love, and the chance to love, the greatest gift that life can give you; the most powerful fuel for any metaphorical engine. That's why perhaps I’d best describe myself as a “Love photographer” more than as a wedding photographer. I deeply love my job. To me, it’s not just a simple job, but a source of everyday happiness; a dream that comes true every time I’m able to hold my camera and become a storyteller. I love to tell love stories and I do that in the most caring, creative and passionate way. There are many other things that I love, besides my job; I love my dog Rori, who is my little old, grey best friend. To be honest I love all dogs and if I meet one, I have to cuddle him/her for at least 5 minutes! I love my grandmother, my mother and my sister, who are my story and my memory. I love my nephew, Simone. I love vintage stuff. I could spend hours in the flea markets in search of small treasures. I love dancing despite being a terribly uncoordinated person! I love everything that is a "game"; be it a role play, a table game, or a simple video game…I’m in! I love to meet people who have been able to keep their inner child alive, just like I did and I try to do every day of my life. I love travelling, UFO documentaries, swing dance, cold pizza at breakfast, warm pyjamas, watching the stars imagining life on the planets up there, Japanese mochi, and learning. When I’m not working on photography, I spend all my time on travel, music, movies, books and TV series; I strongly believe that all this will keep my mind open, helping me to be a better photographer. [Naples Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1700 (EUR)
Portofino wedding photography by Simone Primo of Liguria Italy

My name is Simone and I am a professional photographer specialized in reportage and wedding photography. In 2016 I started working alone opening the "Simone Primo Photography" studio. I was born in Genoa in 1987, alas I have just passed my thirties ... I’m a destination wedding photographer based in Ligury near Cinque Terre and Portofino. I am a curious person, I love to travel, every day I look for a way to marvel at something new, I observe the details, I am an extrovert, I like people and I always lose myself in a thousand talks with anyone and under any circumstances. At the same time, they are also very thoughtful and sensitive, characteristics that I place halfway between the strengths and weaknesses. I drink more coffee than I can count and I have an unbreakable bond with the sea. I have to be honest: I got serious about photography quite late during my university studies. At that time I was constantly shooting and everything around me seemed perfect to be photographed: from the landscapes to the flowers, from the friends to the high and narrow alleys of Genoa up to the sunsets - yes, even those - and the sunrises (the latter much more rarely. Photography has become more and more powerful in my life, but I soon realized that something was missing in my shots. In addition to having to refine the technique, it was necessary to develop a narrative: I had the feeling that my photographs told little and often each was separate from the others. More importantly, I’m a human being who loves his job (I’m so happy for you about this), snowboarding and not totally sucking and it, watching Netflix on the sofa before sleeping and eating way too much pasta and ice-cream. [Portofino Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (EUR)
Studio portrait of Potenza wedding photographer Michele Abriola - Basilicata Italy

Every day I like to discover something new...get excited about something new. I have always loved photography, the sincere one, full of unrepeatable moments, authentic and rich in feeling, the true glue. I am a reporter, I have chosen to document weddings as unique events with a personal style. I like to follow every single detail from shooting to editing and post-production, for these reasons I have chosen to do not more than 20 weddings per year. I also make reportage around the world and during years I have done several works most of them published and awarded. Here are some of my awards: 2018 Finalist at IPIC International Italian Photo Contest Finalist at Italian Street Photo Festival 2016 Winner at F.I.I.P.A. Street Winner at F.I.I.P.A. Fashion Winner at F.I.I.P.A. Portrait Winner at M.I.F.A. Events Finalist at London Photo Festival Finalist at London Urban Photo Special nominee at I.P.A. 2016 “The Family of Man” Honorable mentions at Portrait Photo Gallery Honorable mentions at Paris Photo PX3 Honorable mentions Monochrome award Nominee at the International Spider Award 2015 Winner at F.I.I.P.A. Fashion Nominee at the International Color Awards Nominee at the International Spider Award Honorable mentions at Paris Photo PX3 Honorable mentions I.P.A. 2014 Winner of “solo exhibition” at the 15th China International Photographic Art Exhibition category Reportage Honorable mentions at M.I.F.A. 2013 Finalist of the World Photographic Cup Honorable mentions I.P.A. I am also QIP-QEP certified photographer. [Potenza Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
2000 (EUR)

Photography is an extension of who I am. Since a very young age, I’ve been capturing life on film and my passion has only grown since. Creativity is vital to me. Welcoming a unique perspective with every shoot, I put so much passion into everything I do. This is more than art to me, it’s a life. And I love every second of it. My absolute love for beauty, sentiment, and emotion is revealed in every photograph that I take. I love to embrace the simplicity of life, the most profound yet forgotten elements of our lives, and capture them so they can be remembered for years. My focus is on making the ordinary extraodinary. Because that’s exactly how life is, right? As much as I love photography, it’s not the focal point of my life. That space is reserved for my family. My entire world has been changed since marrying the love of my life and becoming a father. Honestly, I couldn’t ask for anything better. When I’m not behind a camera, I’m taking snapshots in my mind as I cherish every moment with my beautiful family. I never want to take a single laugh or tear for granted. Ever. Life is important to me. Really living life. And that’s why I love what I do. Working throughout Ireland, I am passionate about making wedding days special from the ambience to the timeless images you walk away with. When I stare through that lens it’s more than job. My focus is on relationships and emotions—something I am so intrigued by. With a fun, relaxed, artistic, and innovative approach, I’ve created a style that will truly highlight the most subtle and beautiful parts of your big day. From emotion and light to colour and overall vision, it’s my job to tell a story through my lens. And your romance is my story. [Dublin Wedding Photographer]

Starting Price:
1650 (EUR)
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Oftentimes when people are considering a venue for their weddings, they search for a location away from home, whether that be ten minutes or ten hours, all just to find what they already have: a place that holds meaning for them, that feels comfortable, or that they find special and memorable. But what could hold more memory, meaning, and importance than your own home? For those looking for that perfect venue, it may not be any further than beyond your threshold.Read more

RAVES, REVIEWS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Fine Art Tirtha Bridal Wedding at Bali by film wedding photographer Stepan Vrzala

Stella & Sherman

Photo by Stepan Vrzala

Dear Stepan, The photos are fantastic!!! We really like them! Thank you so much. Best Regards, Stella & Sherman

Attilio e Chiara

Photo by Fabrizio Demasi

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

Maggy & Eric

Photo by Stepan Vrzala

Words can't express how thrilled we are with your photos! You captured our day perfectly and the range of emotions that we experienced that day. Our friends and family also can't get enough of the pictures; we receive so many compliments on your beautiful work. Both of our parents display the photos all over their houses, and our grandparents, aunts and uncles have all requested copies. When we were choosing a photographer for our wedding, we really wanted someone whose work was artistic and unique; your portfolio not only met, but exceeded that requirement. Thank you, also, for being so wonderful to work with. We really enjoyed getting to know you over email prior to meeting you in person, and especially appreciated your willingness to listen to our thoughts and ideas. During our engagement session, we were so impressed that you were able to make us feel comfortable not only with you, but with being photographed. That's not easy to do for us, as we're both a little camera-shy. Thank you again for an amazing experience. We love to look at our wedding book and remember Prague and all the special moments from that week. If you're ever in NYC or in the New England area, we'd love to have you photograph our family - if we have kids at that time. :) There's no one that could do it better than you! Or, we could just visit Prague again and come to you. Either way, it would mean a lot to us to work with you again.

Villa Angeli - Pegognaga - Mantova Wedding Pictures

Maria Letizia e Fabio

Photo by Fabrizio Demasi

Hi Fabrizio, we had participated in your photography course and when we decided to get married we had no doubts about the choice of the photographer! We were sure that the passion you transmitted to us during the course would be the same that you would have used to capture our day. With these few lines we just wanted to say: THANK YOU! Thank you because you immediately got in tune with us. You proved very helpful, giving us valuable advice to make everything go for the best. Thank you because you started your work long before the day of the ceremony. Your inspections at the church, at the villa and where we would have prepared ourselves, were fundamental for not having surprises or unexpected events on the wedding day ... you had calculated everything! Thanks for your "stolen" shots: during the whole wedding you have been discreet, managing to “blend in” perfectly among our guests but at the same time always present to capture unforgettable moments. Thank you because you stayed until the end, not missing a moment of the whole day, indeed, by looking at your photos you made us relive moments that we didn't even remember. Thank you for your professionalism which has been truly priceless. Thanks because the result left us speechless, your shots captured the spirit of marriage. Your photos will always remind us of how fantastic our day was! Thank you! Maria Letizia and Fabio by looking at your photos you made us relive moments that we didn't even remember. Thank you for your professionalism which has been truly priceless. Thanks because the result left us speechless, your shots captured the spirit of marriage. Your photos will always remind us of how fantastic our day was! Thank you! Maria Letizia and Fabio by looking at your photos you made us relive moments that we didn't even remember. Thank you for your professionalism which has been truly priceless. Thanks because the result left us speechless, your shots captured the spirit of marriage. Your photos will always remind us of how fantastic our day was! Thank you!

Barbara & Andrea

Photo by Luca Fabbian

The wedding album you made us could not get more excited! It is a true masterpiece. Still today looking at the photographs we experience the same emotion of that day. You are a true master, you have known not only to grasp the magic of that day, but also our spirit, our desire to have something special that forever crystallize our promise of love. There are no obvious, trivial photographs: everything has surprised us with the originality, the great naturalness, the extreme care of every smallest detail, the way in which you have been able to magically capture the smiles, gestures, expressions of happiness not only ours, but of all the relatives and friends who shared that wonderful day with us. There really are no words to describe your beautiful photographs!

Breeze & Kartik

Photo by Marco Odorino

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

Chiara & Alekos

Photo by Luca Fabbian

Dear Luca, Few months have passed since what many people probably consider the most important day of their life. We apologize for not having been in contact before, but after the frantic moments spent to organise the wedding it seems now easier to cherish our special day and focus on what is left, in addition to the many strong memories and deep feelings: photos. Let’s start from the beginning. We initially contacted few wedding photographers but none of them fully convinced us. We then realised that in Schio, the city where we were planning to get married, there was Luca Fabbian. I have to admit that I have passion for photography and therefore I was a bit fussy about finding the right photographer for our wedding. As soon as we met you, Luca, and you showed us few albums and your portfolio, we immediately realised we were in good hands. We loved your style, the way you can tell a story through your photos, your being professional and discreet. All this was successfully reproduced at our wedding. I think you managed to capture beautifully every moment and feelings of the day. All photos are special, beautifully composed and processed, original and alive. Not only they recall what happened, but the photos can speak of the emotions we went through: from the anxious preparations in the morning to the joyful formality of the ceremony, to the colourful happiness of the party. I think that a photo is finished when it is printed. And when photos are presented in such an elegant and stylish format such as the YoungBook they really become alive. The album is just gorgeous, it is a pleasure to touch, to smell, to see. We would also like to congratulate on your recent photography awards, some of which accomplished with our photos. It is for us a privilege and we feel we are part of it. Lastly, we really appreciate your professionality and experience in dealing the whole event, before, during and after. We appreciated you could cover our requests and we were impressed by your quick processing and delivery of the photos. We really feel honoured to have had our wedding photos taken by you. We thank you immensely for capturing so perfectly the spirit of our wedding and giving us unique memories that will last forever. Thank you Luca! Chiara & Alekos

Michele & Laura

Photo by Fabrizio Demasi

Hello Fabrizio, the first word that comes to mind is THANK YOU! Thank you for being our photographer! I understood that you would be the right person for our wedding since the first time we chatted at the Christmas Village of Gonzaga and you showed me your photos, explain them with passion and making me identify with the girls on the album! And to think that I had come to the newlyweds area for a chance! When I got home I remember telling Michele that for the "fateful" day the photographer was already chosen. Consider that we did not even have a date in mind ... Then the following of the story you know ... And thanks to your shots will remain in our hearts and in our memory forever! With love, Laura and Michele

Wedding image of the bride and groom kissing at the Parrocchia di san Prospero Strinati - Reggio Emilia - Italia

Fabio e Milena

Photo by Fabrizio Demasi

Hi Fabrizio! We are writing to the man and friend in the first place, not only to the photographer. Your photos have a communicative force that often transcends the moment of the shoot, but above all they convey what you are - they are kind, attentive and caring, strong and incisive, sweet. And exactly because of your unique way of perceiving the world we shared and have chosen, other than offering our compliments for your professionalism and technique, we want to talk about the journey you led us through. Sitting in your studio, imagining how it would be, you made us emotional, you literally conjured the scenes before our very eyes. You took us by the hand, you led us in the most beautiful day of our lives well before you we reached the established date. You gave us peace, you managed our embarrassment about being at the centre of the attention, you guided us, you allowed us to feel at ease and, as a result, to be spontaneous and serene. It was only then that you took your camera and you got down to work. You were an important point of reference throughout our day, for us and for our loved ones, a discreet presence, but also an attentive and helpful one. We fully enjoyed the day, energized and happy for what we were experiencing and we had a great time as I am sure you had too. The final outcome turned to be wonderful photos, where we recognize ourselves in and through them relive the emotions of that moment - with such an impact that we continue to remain breathless. Every shot has its own history, its own emotion and its very own beauty. 'Thank you' is what we are writing, but words are not enough to express everything. Fabio e Milena

Klara & Jeff

Photo by Stepan Vrzala

We are so happy we hired you to photograph our wedding day. When we saw samples of your work on your website we were certain you could deliver what we wanted, but the actual results completely exceeded our expectations. We love the lighting, colours and framing in every photo. The candid shots during our wedding breakfast are wonderful, particularly during the speeches – they really take me back to those moments. We felt comfortable with you throughout the day and loved your ideas for a photo session roaming around Prague to make use of the stunning picturesque backgrounds. The city is so close to my heart and is captured forever as a main player of one of the most special days in my life. Speaking of special days – we gave birth to our beautiful daughter last November and would love to have you take some photos of her when we’re next in Prague! Keep up the good work. We will always recommend you to anyone who needs an approachable, competent, professional and fantastically talented photographer.

Villa Glicine, Forlì, Forlì-Cesena, Italy wedding photo of the bride getting ready with hairdresser.

Eleonora & Alex

Photo by Caterina Errani

Caterina it was enough to see the love that comes out of each of your photos to be sure that no one else could report the most beautiful day of our life if not you. None of your shots are classic or banal, as you well know many photographers tend to standardize wedding photos .. yours are absolutely unique! A magical light surrounds every shot, and emotions are the protagonists, none is left out. In the months before our wedding you became a friend, so it has been even it more exciting! You are a unique person, so kind, and with an immense heart; we have been captured by your joy and love o life !! Thank you !!

Yuri and Martina

Photo by Matteo Reni

Having you as a photographer for our wedding has been one of the best decisions: you're a talented and dedicated photographer, you've been able to capture all the best moments of the day without being invasive, from the beginning to the very end. All pictures turned out amazing, and they are a true portrait of the feelings and emotions of the day. You're so passionate about wedding photography, and the results are the best memory of our special day.