San Liberato Bracciano Roma

Wedding Photographer Italy

There are so many beautiful options when you're choosing to plan your wedding dream around Rome, I've been to hundreds and this is just based on my experiences. The wedding of Alessandro & Valentina was very nice and they choose San Liberato, on Bracciano lake, nearby Rome. This venue is the one I prefer above all, the Roman style church is thousands of year old, almost empty but with a warm atmosphere which makes the wedding so intimate, without any distractions and fuss, focusing on the people who's there, inside the church, celebrating their union. Here the link to the venue's website, for those who'd like to know more about it.

It was very emotional, in particular, because of his mother spoke. It's easy to understand, watching their wedding video, how much love they have for their children and passion for their family and friends.
 

Wedding Orsini Odescalchi Castle

Wedding Orsini Odescalchi Castle

The most beautiful and unique venue for your wedding, outside Rome, it's absolutely the Bracciano Castle Orsini Odescalchi, which was built in the 15th century on the southern shore of Lake Bracciano as a military defence and the Castello has hosted several high-profile weddings like the ones of Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes, Eros Ramazzotti/ Michelle Hunziker, and Petra Ecclestone/James Stunt.

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Keep calm, you're getting married! Advices form a wedding photographer to survive your big day.

Keep calm, you're getting married! Advices form a wedding photographer to survive your big day.

You won't believe how many unexpected things may happen while you're getting ready, during a wedding ceremony or while you're going from the church to the reception. Most of these are just funny but there's a few which could ruin your day. Here I wrote few hints for brides, grooms, and for wedding photographers too, based on my very personal good (and bad) experiences. Keep calm, you're getting married!

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Bucket list

While I was working as a photographer onboard of the Costa Cruises ships, I’ve spent 4 months travelling around the British Virgin Islands such as Barbados and Guadalupe or St Marten, I’d love to visit new places or go back there so I wrote a list of places that are on our bucket list to experience with an incredible couple! We’re offering very discounted packages to any couples that would like to bring us with them to any of these places! Travel, make new experiences and friends, is what give us a reason to go on and it is one of our favorite things. If your dream shoot/wedding day matches up with any of these, let’s make it happen!

  • India / Thailand

  • Jerusalem / Nepal / Bali

  • South Africa / Kenya

  • Patagonia / New Zealand

If you and your love are planning something adventurous, but your venue/location isn’t on this list, please contact us! We'd love to know about your wedding dream.

Quick question, what's the average price for a wedding photographer in Italy?

Quick question, what's the average price for a wedding photographer in Italy?

Like anything in life, you can find it very cheap to very expensive. But it's all relative really and everyone will have a different opinion as to what is 'reasonable'.

In Italy, using information based on my experiences, asking colleagues too, the prices generally range from €300 to €3000.

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Wedding Galleria Cardinale SS. nome di Maria

Wedding Galleria Cardinale SS. nome di Maria

Rome is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and thousands of foreigners choose the Eternal city of Rome for their wedding. Julie and Francesco choose the church of SS nome di Maria, which is in the heart of Rome and  5min from Colosseum and Piazza Venezia, and the Galleria il Cardinale for the reception which is also nearby.

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S. Maria in Tempulo a Caracalla - Villa Aldobrandeschi

S. Maria in Tempulo a Caracalla - Villa Aldobrandeschi

There are a thousand of churches in Rome but, in case your choice was for a civil wedding, 90% of the couples go to the Town hall, Campidoglio. There's another option available. Since 2013, the church of Santa Maria in Tempulo it's the other choice, as it's a deconsecrated church in the center of Rome, which is now used for civil weddings and civil unions, in case you'd like a very romantic and historical, inexpensive venue to celebrate your wedding.

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FAQ

Things to know

 

Do you shoot “posed” pictures?
Our style is “reportage” style that’s why we will take posed pictures only “on demand”, we respect your time and we won’t ask you to follow our guidelines but we’ll leave the event to follow his natural course, will be our priority to chase all the best moments.

Can I have all the RAW original pictures/footage?
I’m sorry, we can’t. As a photographer, everything I put out into the world, should be a representation of my style and my brand. If I would release raw files there will always be the chance that they will get posted as is, or edited in a manner I wouldn’t. That kind of inconsistency can be damaging to our brand and can cost us future business. Moreover, the RAW files are the only proof only I did the shooting.

What will I get?
We chase and capture all the most emotional moments during your wedding, then we will select and edit all the photos, one by one (contrast/shadows/highlights) but we do NOT use filters, photoshop, airbrush, clone for retouching or something like that, as “wedding reportage” and in few cases “wedding photojournalism” is what we do, it’s focused just on capture and tell the story of what did happen during the day, with discretion.

It is completely different from fashion or commercial photography, where they re-create all with Photoshop and post-production filters, despite that if you’re happy and you’ll ask us for slight modifications, they are allowed of course.

When will I get it?
Delivery times may vary depending on the time of year and Giuliano’s workload. Each wedding photo service takes us approx. 1 week to be edited and each wedding film takes us approx. 2 weeks to produce. The exact timeframe is relative to the number of commissions we accept, what time of year your wedding occurs and where we sit with our editing schedule when your wedding is filmed. All of these elements are impossible to gauge with exact precision which is why we cannot guarantee exact delivery dates.

Can we pick our own music for the video?
We welcome your song choices and will make every effort to incorporate your requests into your film. If you don’t have specific songs in mind, we can suggest music based on your preferred genre.
If you want a Rihanna song for your highlight film you’d need to pay for the rights so I could legally post it online and it would cost a few thousand dollars. These days any legitimate videographer purchases music for online use through legal royalty-free sites where the pricing is affordable.

I guess I don’t need a videographer, should I really hire a videographer too?
You have dreamt about it for a lifetime, planned it for months, and then – it’s over in a day. A wedding videographer spends the day with you, chasing and capturing every emotional moment, this usually includes beautiful images of you getting ready with your friends and family, your ceremony, and then your reception.

You don’t need that right.. do you?
The truth is that only the video can capture, in motion and live original live sound, voices, and music every detail: the vows, your laughter, the speeches, the music and every hug and beautiful moments of love. Actually NOT capturing the wedding is the biggest regret expressed by brides, grooms and family members all over the world.

How long will be my wedding video?
The average of the video duration is 15-20 min for a normal wedding day, the “trailer” duration will be approximately 3min and it will be different from time to time, it will be based on our editor’s experience.

Slight modifications of the photo/video are allowed?
Yes, despite we do reportage style photography and despite we do always request you which songs to use on your wedding video (and we always do our best to use them) slight modifications are allowed.. of course, hours or days of work for post-processing would have a cost to add to the final service.

Are you entitled to a discount?
We do some special offers or discounts sometimes to couples who didn’t expect it, it may happen for example that a couple invites us for the third or fourth time. Obviously, I value repeat customers who develop a preference for a long-term relationship with me, which is worth a #RepeatBusiness discount. There are some couples who order large quantities of our books, I appreciate that our message is distributed into the hands of many people so that scenario is worth a #BookOrders discount.

There is also value for us in being able to pick a topic of my own choosing and to experiment with unconventional ideas and formats in my presentations so couples who give us the freedom to do whatever we want are entitled to an #Experimentation discount. The best discounts apply to discourage bureaucracy, which reduces my fee when clients don’t ask me for contracts, tax records, travel receipts, bank statements, procurement forms, visa forms, birth certificates, etc. This #NoBureaucracy discount is basically a reward for good behavior 🙂

Destination Weddings
Our company was founded on our love and adventure. So, YES we travel. Of course! We regularly accept destination wedding commissions. Along with any film commission, we simply require airfare, transportation, and hotel. Most of the clients who have hired us for destination weddings are able to use points/frequent flier miles to bring us to their wedding. This often helps offset costs.