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Italian Wedding Photographer how to choose the right one?

Italian Wedding Photographer

Your wedding day, will without a doubt,be one of the happiest days of your life.

Choosing the right  italian wedding photographer for your wedding becomes a very important decision to make.

Declaring your commitment to the one that you love, whether alone
or surrounded by family and friends, they are moments that you will want
immortalised forever. You will look back on those images for years to
come as they remind you of the blissful elation, deep love and absolute
joy that you felt on that day, even after your memories fade.
When it comes to choosing the right wedding photographer it is absolutely crucial
to select someone who you feel can capture those magical moments from
your special day. With the latest technology almost anyone can take a
decent picture, but this is your wedding day and you deserve to have
stunning images that take your breath away.
Far too many people look back on their wedding photographs with regret.

Perhaps in an effort to save money they have opted for a low budget
photographer, who has produced devastatingly low quality images. Poor
lighting, unflattering angles, missed crucial moments. Any of these can
contribute towards a post-wedding heartbreak. You need to be sure that
you select a photographer that treats your special day as if it were their
very own.

Choosing an Italian wedding photographer or a photographer for any
destination wedding can be especially tricky if you factor in that there
may be a language barrier. Many photographers in Italy are unable to
speak fluent English, and with compromised communication how can you
be certain that your requirements are understood and interpreted
correctly? I highly advocate selecting one of the few photographers who
can communicate in fluent English and as such can be trusted to capture
some of the most important images of your life.

Here are some of my other top tips for selecting the right Italian wedding

  • Start looking in plenty of time. You don’t want to feel rushed into
    making an impulsive decision, not do you want to miss out on your
    first choice of photographer because he is already booked.
  • Do your research. Any good photographer will have an extensive
    portfolio that demonstrates the quality and style of their work.
    Shortlist those which have portfolios that contain photographs that
    fit with the style and approach that appeals to you.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask questions – as many as you like! Getting to
    know your photographer is essential and a great photographer will
    happily answer any questions that you may have. Any quality
    wedding photographer will also ask you questions about you and
    your vision for the day in order to provide exquisite images that
    reflect your essence and personalities both as individuals and as a
  • Discuss your specific requirements. Every wedding is unique and
    your photographer will need to know every single element of your
    day that you would like captured in order to ensure that your
    expectations are not only met, but exceeded. Many photographers
    offer timed packages – 4 hours/6 hours/8 hours, but these may not
    fit in with your requirements. If they don’t, ask for a bespoke
    package to be created that is tailored for your specific requirements
    and ensures that you have the coverage that you need, whether
    that is for one hour or twelve.
  • If you plan on displaying your photographs in an wedding album, on canvas
    or presented in any other way, arrange a time where you can see
    samples in person to inspect their quality. This way you can rest
    assured that however you choose to present your images they will
    be breathtaking.
  • Pay attention to how a photographer behaves. You can gauge how
    professional a photographer is by how they respond. A great
    photographer should reply promptly, courteously and make you feel
    valued and important. As photographers, it is a real privilege to be
    able to capture some of the happiest moments in peoples’ lives. If
    your photographer doesn’t make you feel like that, then they may
    not be the right choice for you.

I am always honoured to be able to photograph a wedding and contribute
towards making those precious memories that last a lifetime. If you would

like to talk to me about photographing your Italian wedding, please
contact me HERE

how to choose the right weddin photographer

What to ask for the wedding photographer

Finally, the fateful marriage proposal has come: a special day that will unite your lives making you one body and one soul.

How to choose the right wedding photographer for you big day?

But how to seal what will be the most beautiful day of your life? Choosing a wedding photographer can be difficult if you do not know who to turn to, and you also do not know what questions the photographer should do for marriage, afraid of choosing a professional who can not answer your needs?
Let’s see what steps to take and advice on choosing a wedding photographer.
Evaluate the different photo styles: traditional for those who love to go classic and decide to lay canonicamente, reportage for those who hate to pose and want to capture all the spontaneous expressions of the day, glamor for those who want to feel model and look for advertising style with the ‘ with lights and special effects.

Photographic techniques change depending on the result you want to have, so it’s good to know what to ask a photographer, without looking for closed eyes.
Another important factor for choosing the best wedding photographer is the quote and what it includes.
Not all professionals work the same way and what is expected for one might be unconventional for another.
For this reason prepare in advance a pro-memory on what to ask for the wedding photographer.

For example: how is the album? What is its size? How many pages? What is included in the photo service? Are there accessories?
Ask all wedding photographer questions, only in this way you will clarify the doubts and you will be able to design the perfect plan for shooting your big day.

If you are poor in ideas, why not admire photographs of famous wedding photographers? Very often their style is different from the average of Italian photographers, and drawing from their portfolio can be a winning idea, so choose a certain amount of shots and themes by showing them to the photographers you chose, asking if it is in their strings to shoot that type of shooting.

If you have other ideas about photo location, expose them to find the photographer’s availability and find information about the transfer, municipal concessions for location, and any licenses.

Post-production is also a common topic, almost all photographers modify the photos during the retouching phase to improve or erase any defects.
Some spouses make requests to erase tattoos, insects, or defects in particular, while others do not want an accentuated post-production. In this case, whatever the position of the couple, it is good to say it in advance to prepare the photographer and avoid bad surprises in the album.

Once a list of possible candidates has been approved, the time has come. How to Choose a Wedding Photographer?
By extending the various points mentioned above, the choice will be intuitive.
A great quote, choosing a book that suits your tastes, the style of photos you have chosen or that you have always wanted to join the economic side. The latter is important but not primary. Do not forget that that day is unique, it will not be repeated and as such deserves the best professional possible to steal the most beautiful moments and impress them forever in your memory.

Angelo e Letizia wedding in Ravello

The wedding reportage we show you today is that of Angelo and Letizia, a wonderful couple of married couples for whom we had the privilege of being their wedding photographers.

The beautiful Letizia wanted to respect the tradition and prepare for the house where she grew up in the center of Rome while Angelo welcomed her dearest friends and relatives in their new home in the Rome countryside.

After the ceremony, held in a warm summer morning, the couple and the guests moved to the cool and shadow of the splendid location chosen by the bride and groom: Ravello. The location does not need any presentations.

In recent years it has turned out to be one of the most beautiful and exclusive locations in the Amalfi Coast. In its wonderful park every year the most elegant and exclusive weddings take place. But as usual we leave the pictures to talk.

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The main wedding photos on your wedding day

In this article I want to point to basic wedding photos as during your special day design you will have to share your thoughts on each of these moments with the wedding photographer, delivering the important things you want to immortalize.

The basic wedding photos for me are 8:

At the wedding home: At groom’s home the preparations are usually festive and less demanding, while the bride’s atmosphere is getting tense and frantic. From trick to hairstyle, dress, to symbolic home-out accompanied by parents: it is necessary to put all the main wedding moments on film to make it memorable.

The expectation of the bride: The story takes shape among the shots on the guests and the groom waiting shyly.

The arrival of the bride: Arriving by car and entry into the property is planned carefully. The wedding photographer will have to take the photos from two points of view: inside and outside the structure. The bride is accompanied by her father, who “hands over” in the hands of the groom. the dress, above all, will be the great protagonist of the pictures, and the eyes of the guests will offer beautiful beginnings of emotion.

The function: It is the time of the ceremony where the photographer has to be able to move on every strategic point, but at the same time must try to be as discreet as possible, not to impede the solemnity of the rite. Other protagonists will come here, such as the commoted parents, the priest (or civil servant), the witnesses, the rings. It will be very spectacular photographs of the interior, especially if the ceremony will be in a suggestive place. The knowledge of this place by the wedding photographer is crucial to understanding the light and the best yield points.

Signs of witnesses: At the end of the function, the guests will leave the building to give room to the witnesses, usually the closest friends of the bride and groom who for a moment will steal the scene to the protagonists. Spouses, on the other hand, will have the awareness of having just made the “step” so that their moods will relax, before coming into the perspective of facing the day full of celebrations.

The exit from the church: The guests, outside the building, prepare themselves with exchange of handfuls of rice and with the latest touches to the choreographies they have prepared during the ceremony. The triumph waits for the bride and groom who, when they leave, will make a baccano in celebration and joy. The launch of the rice will give wonderful and authentic shots, the inevitable replica of the kiss will be required and the wives will be surrounded by their loved ones for congratulations.

At the restaurant: From the arrival of the couple to the lunch tables, the atmosphere will be relaxed and fun, but the brides will always be vigilant to see that everything wires according to their plans; the courses will take place and the participants will invite the bride and groom to celebrate with them at every opportunity. The culminating moment will be the fateful cut of the cake, where everyone will be reunited to celebrate the end of the festivities.

The end of the day: Little by little the guests will return to their homes and let the bride and groom finally enjoy some intimacy.

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Your wedding day on the Amalfi Coast

Hi, I’m Agostino de Maio and I’m an italian wedding photographer, always trying to produce images that show the love the two couples feel to each other, as my father has taught me, he is also a photographer of profession and still today after 20 years I share my love for photography capturing the places, people and moments that deserve to be remembered forever. I love the Amalfi Coast as a location for my shots, the colors that the landscape offers are unique and inimitable and the spouses are very happy when they see their love in this magical place.

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