5 Star Wedding Directory extends a warm welcome to our new member, Italian wedding photographer Daniele Vertelli!
“What is photography if not the desire of man to capture immortality.
The happiness in the eyes of my clients is the greatest reward.“
– Daniele Vertelli, www.danielevertelli.com
Daniele Vertelli is one of the most followed wedding photographers in the world. Born and bred in Tuscany, Vertelli captures beautiful, photo-jounalistic wedding snaps across Italy.
Vertelli received his first camera at the age of 9, and since then he’s never looked back. He snapped his first wedding photos in 1989 (at the young age of 18), where he managed to balance being a chauffeur, a best man, and a photographer for his friend. Vertelli’s dreams of being a professional photographer came true in 2009 when he opened a studio with close friend Andrea Corsi. As a self-taught photographer, Vertelli prides himself on developing his talent with no external influence. Maybe that’s what makes his reportage style so unique.
Vertelli considers himself to be “drawn to people and their common gestures“. He prefers to shoot natural photos without any posing, capturing the raw emotion of the special day. Somehow, he manages to preserve these special moments with intruding or offending. Whether Vertelli is taking photos of a single happy tear, a laughing child, or a kiss on the dance floor, he does every picture justice. Any bride and groom who want to look back at their album and remember how they felt in the moment will love Daniele’s photography style.
As a man in touch with his own emotions, it’s no wonder that Vertelli is so good at capturing the feelings of others. His prized works are dedicated to his late father; he wears a tie at every shoot as a homage to his dad, viewing it as “a symbol of love”. Vertelli sees photography as his own language through which he can communicate with the beautiful world around him.
His love of careful, treasured presentation doesn’t stop at his photos. Together with Andrea Corsi, Vertilli presents his couples’ photos in a luxuriously unusual ‘Key Box’ — the perfect mantle piece keepsake.
Over the last few years, Daniele Vertelli has received international recognition for his attentive eye and touching work. After receiving the title of ‘Photographer of the Year’ from Associazione Nazionale Fotografi Matrimonialisti (Italy’s National Association of Wedding Photographers) in 2012, his awards have spiralled out of control. Vertelli has since collected awards for over 250 of his wedding photos, receiving countless honours from ANFM, AGWPJA, ISPWP, Fearless Photographers, and many more. His unmistakable style and talent are loved by hundreds around the world and will be for many decades to come.