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Your wedding day is one of the most highly curated days and the party of your lives. It is only natural that you have pressing questions about each fold and seam. Having photographed outstanding people at their best, I always get to appreciate that “soft skills” matter, and that to capture a poignant narrative one should not only be exceptionally immersed in each couple’s wedding-world and their romantic streak, but also stand by them and their planning team every step of the way

TO THIS, I HAVE FOUND THOUGHTFULLY GARNERED SOME INSIGHTS TO LAY SOME GROUNDWORK ON YOUR JOURNEY AHEAD.

WHERE IS THE EM STUDIO BASED?

WHERE IS THE EM STUDIO BASED?

WHERE DO YOU TRAVEL TO CAPTURE WEDDINGS?

As a destination wedding photographer in Italy and beyond there is no place around the globe that I wouldn’t follow my clients to capture their best moments. From the most sought-after wedding destinations around Italy, such as Lake Como, The Amalfi Coast, Capri, Tuscany, Florence, Venice, Rome, Puglia, to the French Riviera, Provence, Paris, London, Portugal, US or any place that makes your hearts skip a beat you can count me in to document your love story. If you’d like us to meet there or anywhere in between, contact me and let’s weave something magical together.

WHAT KIND OF EVENTS DO YOU USUALLY SHOOT?

I shoot all kinds of weddings without discriminating. I’ve had the pleasure of shooting grand affairs, lavish nuptials, three-day events and intimate vows, elopements, cultural, symbolic and religious weddings. However to keep my services perfectly streamlined and offer the best to my clients I only take up a limited number of 15 weddings per year.

WE ARE PLANNING A DESTINATION WEDDING WITH MULTIPLE EVENTS WHICH MEANS WE’LL REQUIRE MORE COVERAGE. CAN WE COUNT ON BOOKING WITH YOU?

Absolutely so! Three-days destination weddings mean more fun for you and your loved ones and will give me the opportunity to craft a full-blown collection of images for you, and get creative with your pre-wedding shots too. I always arrive to meet my couples at least one day prior to your events so that we get the chance to discuss your upcoming events and your photography sessions.

DO YOU SHOOT WEDDINGS WITH AN ASSISTANT?

Engagements & Elopements are solo-photographer. For Weddings & Grand Celebrations I will work with one or two master photographers who I completely trust to assist me.

DO YOU OFFER VIDEOGRAPHY?

My devotion to my master craft would never allow me to engage in anything other than photography. However, having worked with the best talents in the world I will be more than happy to introduce you to the most versed videographers and provide recommendations that align with your vision.

DO YOU WORK WITH VENDORS?

If you are asking whether I exclusively work with certain brands around the industry then the answer is no. My little black book is brimfull of the finest wedding planners, stationery masters, florists, cake smiths, venues, muah artists and stylists, all of them the best in their field of expertise. However, as I love collaborations I am open to the new and exciting so do not worry if your wedding planner and I have not collaborated in the past. If you require some guidance on whose experience to tap on I’m here for you. 

CAN WE BOOK YOU TO SHOOT OUR ENGAGEMENT?

Engagements are hands-down amazing and a great chance to get creative with your images, say dress to the nines and go out on a date someplace magical with your fiance(e). If you are planning an Italy destination engagement, an engagement moon or a couple session, contact me and I will meet you there.

HOW SOON IN ADVANCE SHOULD WE BOOK WITH YOU?

Most of my wedding photography bookings take place about a year in advance. That said, I will always go above to accomodate requests. Contact me directly if you are considering to book my destination wedding photography services and let us schedule an online meeting to see if we are a good fit.

DO YOU SHOOT FILM OR DIGITAL?

Digital.

DO YOU CARRY INSURANCE?

I do, yes! I would not have it any other way. 

HOW DO WE BOOK WITH YOU?

Once you have proceeded to selecting your collection you will receive a wedding photography contract to review, sign and return within a week’s time. To secure your wedding date you will also be requested a 50 percent photography retainer, while the final balance is due one month before your wedding date. 

ARE TRAVELING/ACCOMODATION FEES INCLUDED IN YOUR COLLECTION?

As every destination wedding is unique travel and accommodation fees are not included in my photography collections. Once we get to discuss the dates, and locations I will design a custom quote based on your location and days of shooting to be added into your collection. Unless otherwise required, all the travel arrangements and plans are handled by me.

HOW OFTEN WE CAN CONTACT YOU?

From the moment you get to book my wedding photography services there are no limitations to our communication. After all, we have so much to discuss, your wedding photography timeline, the organization of your portraits and group images, the series of events and the production are of major importance. I always aim to be flexible, be a good listener, and as I am a perfectionist there is nothing I would want to miss. We will have several mails to ensure we both have completed our checklists, to double check details and get in the mood for some seriously stunning photography. 

WHERE IS THE EM STUDIO BASED?

I love to be surrounded by Love and Beauty and there is nothing I would not do to make certain my clients enjoy the absolute best, feel completely secure, happy and in love with their images even 50 years from now. Capturing your essence as a couple is huge in my books. This means making a few beautiful portraits will hardly suffice. I will be there with you early in the day to make sure nothing goes amiss from the first moments of your preps to the gorgeous details of your trousseau, then photograph your first portraits seperately and those of your bridal party leaving you time enough to be with your chosen people and breathe. I will remind you to enjoy even when everything seems to rush, encourage you to be yourselves and kiss just because you want to, laugh hard but also focus on each other. Getting to the dance floor, mingling with your guests almost unseen and moving with you is essential to document all the good moments, I won’t hesitate to venture outside your venue to grasp the ambiance and whisk you away for those outstanding portraits. I respect that you put so much effort and dedication into planning everything and therefore my aim is to leave nothing to chance, even those mindful little details, or those looks you exchange. I will kindly and intentionally direct you if you wish me to. My high end photography services also mean express delivery, pre-and-post production communication, outstanding photography products and deliverables. If you have more questions I will gladly schedule a call with you (no strings attached) and answer them all. CONTACT ME directly and let’s make something incredible together.

WHAT IS A WEDDING LIKE YOU?

Serving my brides and grooms to the fullest is what I’m tremendously proud of. Wedding days are where all kinds of emotions run high, and I consider it my job to be the calming and uplifting anchor for my couples. The big day goes by so quickly that even stepping away for two minutes can cause stress and I would never want that for any of my clients. Having my eyes on you so that you never have to look up and wonder “where is my photographer” is huge in my books, as I always want to be visible and accessible to you. Honoring your journey doesn’t only mean to make strong compositions but to also help you look your best in your shots, and provide images that hold a special place to your hearts. As for the look? I will always arrive at the wedding in elegant black party attire and shoes (unless specially specified) so that I perfectly mingle with your guests and pay tribute to your unique style. 

WHEN DO WE GET TO MEET IN PERSON?

Depending on where you live and where your wedding is taking place we can arrange an in-person meeting any time you wish. If you live outside Italy and would like to have your engagement closer to home I will happily travel to meet you. If you would love to travel to Italy ahead of your destination wedding date, again capturing your Italy engagement will be a thrill. If you would like me to suggest locations for your destination engagement or capture your engagementmoon in Italy let me say my list of suggestions is bountiful. If there is a place you adore, Lake Como, Puglia, Capri, Amalfi Coast, Venice or any other Italian dolce vita engagement destination feel free to let me know what inspires you. If we don’t get to meet before your wedding date then I will arrive earlier to be with you.

Depending on where you live and where your wedding is taking place we can arrange an in-person meeting any time you wish. If you live outside Italy and would like to have your engagement closer to home I will happily travel to meet you. If you would love to travel to Italy ahead of your destination wedding date, again capturing your Italy engagement will be a thrill. If you would like me to suggest locations for your destination engagement or capture your engagementmoon in Italy let me say my list of suggestions is bountiful. If there is a place you adore, Lake Como, Puglia, Capri, Amalfi Coast, Venice or any other Italian dolce vita engagement destination feel free to let me know what inspires you. If we don’t get to meet before your wedding date then I will arrive earlier to be with you.

WHEN DO WE RECEIVE OUR IMAGES?

Your full gallery will be delivered to you around two months after the wedding day. First you will receive a password-protected online gallery where you can download your images from. Around a month later you will receive a luxurious box-set with or a Album depending on the package you choose. A gallery preview will be delivered one week after the event.

DO YOU PROVIDE RAW?

My brand ethos is all about providing a luxury wedding photography service to my clients. Therefore sending RAW files would be akin to someone ordering an haute couture gown and receiving an unfinished product. I carefully cull each image and edit with the utmost attention so that my clients enjoy stunning wedding photographs, free of watermarks, duplicates, hazy spots, blinking or red eyes. I will not photoshop the images to present something that does not exist, but I will still remove all unnecessary marks or distractions so that you get to receive exactly what you deserve. Your beautiful, natural, clean self in Love. 

CAN WE ORDER OUR PHOTOGRAPHY ALBUM AND FINE ART PRINTS FROM YOU?

Creating Heritage Pieces and Prints is something I’m very proud of. You are always welcome to take advantage of the print release available in your online gallery to download and print your images any place you choose, however, if you wish to retrieve something exquisite, you can order through your gallery, or head to the Heritage Pieces & Prints page to discover more about Italian craftsmanship and view my collection. 

HOW DO WE SELECT OUR IMAGES FOR A WEDDING ALBUM?

If your collection includes an Heritage Piece, approximately 7-8 weeks after receiving your online gallery you will also receive a first draft for your Heritage Piece. My wish is to create a sublime narrative of the day and hence I aim to infuse your album with impeccable images. You can then review your draft and suggest revisions, such as adding, or swapping images. Once you are done I will send you a final PDF to review and approve before proceeding to your Heritage Piece production.

WHAT OTHER SERVICES DO YOU OFFER?

Although my essential services focus on capturing people in love at their best, I also like to employ my narrative and portrait skills in fashion. Having honed my skills in fashion photography and having shot magazine editorials, runway shows, and digital campaigns for fashion sensations such as Dior Beauty, Nike, Max Mara, Luisa Beccaria, Diesel, Amina Muaddi, Mariano Di Vaio, Gilda Ambrosio and more I also offer creative direction, art direction, fashion photography and production for selective brands, as a means to communicate their story, concepts, and vision, towards growth and success. 

WEDDING DAY

inspiration & insights

Outstanding images, a fabulous party, an out-of-this-world venue, and a serious portion of outré elegance; You might have summer 2022 in your mind as your ideal wedding date, but that hardly means you should wait for a year or two before taking these elements into consideration. The earlier you get onto the most important details of your upcoming nuptials, the more every aspect will complete the big picture as your day approaches. Having a clear scheme before you embark on your journey will ensure everything rolls seamlessly and you get to enjoy every minute. Dive in!

01. ‘Tis not a work of force but skill

A perfectly curated wedding requires tons of insider knowledge, from taking responsibilities off your plate to exposing you to new ideas, from complementing and rounding off your vision to paying close attention to critical details down to the placement of an escort card. Working closely with a well-versed team of planners your wedding photographer will have the opportunity to strategically place themselves, capture every element and part of your wedding celebrations with grace, and focus on becoming the valuable asset you deserve so much.

02. The perfect prelude to a destination wedding: Your Engagement Session

Much like the preface to a fine composition, an engagement session is the perfect prelude to a destination wedding and one of the first mile markers in your journey ahead. With all the wedding planning in motion, your engagement session will also turn into a unique space to build a sincere rapport with your wedding photographer, allow them to discover how you interact, find out what makes your magic shine and most importantly create outstanding imagery that embraces this changing of the season and your private-world adventure. Wish to take it a step further? Ante up your escapist vision with a luxurious engagement moon.

03. Time is of the Essence

Outstanding images, a fabulous party, an out-of-this-world venue, and a serious portion of outré elegance; You might have summer 2022 in your mind as your ideal wedding date, but that hardly means you should wait for a year or two before taking these elements into consideration. The earlier you get onto the most important details of your upcoming nuptials, the more every aspect will complete the big picture as your day approaches. Having a clear scheme before you embark on your journey will ensure everything rolls seamlessly and you get to enjoy every minute. Dive in!

04. Master Your Bridal Preparations

Fancy playing out your bridal fantasies inside the suite of a Rennaisance grand palazzo on the shores of Lake Como, luxuriating, prepping, preening and gathering your thoughts. Getting ready in a place you absolutely adore is not only about stunning architectural details,  but beautiful natural light (preparation images are always enhanced when the room comes with large non-west facing windows) and generous space to accommodate your photographer, videographer, makeup & hair artists, and bridesmaids. An ajoining sitting room may also accomodate members of your family awaiting for their portraits with you once you have completed your bridal preparations. 

01. ‘Tis not a work of force but skill

A perfectly curated wedding requires tons of insider knowledge, from taking responsibilities off your plate to exposing you to new ideas, from complementing and rounding off your vision to paying close attention to critical details down to the placement of an escort card. Working closely with a well-versed team of planners your wedding photographer will have the opportunity to strategically place themselves, capture every element and part of your wedding celebrations with grace, and focus on becoming the valuable asset you deserve so much.

06. Family Imagery is Legacy

You would not want to miss the chance to have your portraits taken with your meemaw or your siblings and your beloved aunt. Whether you wish to have your group images before or after the ceremony, crafting an image list of the family wedding photo groups you wish to have will ensure that these precious images do not weigh down on the time you have to spend and maximize your sessions. And although taking a quick i-phone snap may be very tempting during these wonderful times, gently asking your family to keep their phones tucked while these shots take place will make certain that everyone is looking in the right direction and focus on the joy of the moment. Which is why you may wish to also…

07. Consider an “Unplugged” Ceremony

Portable phone devices have made our lives so much easier and so much more complicated in many aspects. During your ceremony a cell-phone or a pad screen may obstruct the beauty and sincerity of emotions shared, the precious look on a beloved face or hide a significant detail you so much would love to see in your images. Considering an “unplugged” ceremony is something that will allow your guests and family to be present fullheartedly and share in your vows with all their good energy focuses on you.

08. Live Your Wedding Day to The Fullest

Savoring each moment of your wedding day is not only limited to the beauty of each meaningful detail but a matter of actually learning to take time and nurturing all the great emotions, thanking your family and friends, spending some alone time with your spouse (even if that is getting whisked away by your wedding photographer to capture your First Look or your husband and wife portraits), and taking in the fact that a new and exciting chapter begins. With so many tasks to be completed in the days following up to the wedding setting the tone with a calm and restful week prior to the day will put you in the right mindset. Enjoy healthy meals, hug plenty, and trust the great teams you have hired to do the rest for you. Laugh big, have the best time and allow your wedding photographs to tell the tale.

We are driven by excellence, an opportunity for our clients to relive their best moments in the years to come. Our goal is to ensure your memories will stay eternal.

Let us create something
incredible together!

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