The beautiful country of Italy is steeped in history and synonymous with art, romance and style. This makes it the ideal location to hold your destination wedding. When you do, your photographs will be an important and cherished record of what will be one of the most magical days of your life as a couple. So, you’ll want to capture every element and emotion of the day, preserving it for posterity. Italian photographers are raised in a country drenched in art, romance and style—almost all of the components that make a wedding a truly special event. This upbringing undoubtedly affects their perception of beauty and informs the way that they look at the world. Who better to record your special day than a photographer who has a profound understanding of all those essential components?
Andrea Bagnasco Fotografie
Documentary wedding photographer Andrea Bagnasco has been passionate about his art for over 30 years. With a number of accolades and awards to his name, Andrea is a self-confessed perfectionist with a natural gift for composition—a perfect asset for any wedding photographer, particularly when coupled with his curious and observant nature. His unobtrusive style of wedding reportage allows him to capture the story of a couple’s wedding day with minimal impact on the event itself. Andrea is passionate about capturing people for who they are and creating images that are real. He aims to seize precious, authentic moments that will complement a couple’s lifetime memories. Andrea wants nothing more than to enhance the wedding party’s experience, putting them in the spotlight on their special day. He endeavours to feel his way through the day, creating a beautiful set of photographs that will become a lifelong treasure.
Andrea is based in Varazze, in the Province of Savona, but is happy to travel throughout Italy and abroad.
Professional wedding photographer Carlo Boni is based in the stunning northern Italian region of Trentino-Alto Adige. Inspired by his beautiful surroundings on a daily basis, with a passionate love of storytelling and the art of portrait photography, Carlo felt that wedding photography was a natural choice. After studying at the internationally renowned Istituto Italiano di Fotografia (Italian Institute of Photography), he graduated in 2008 with a diploma in professional photography and set up a studio in the beautiful village of Ponte Arche. Carlo believes his role as a wedding photographer is to record a couple’s special day without intrusion, staying close to the action but not becoming part of the event. He uses photography to record and retell the couple’s wedding day with simplicity and truth at the heart of each photo. Their photographic story begins with the preparation that the couple and wedding party go through before the all important descent down the aisle. His photographs exhibit his love of the intimacy of people and environment. The couple will come away with a photographic record of their day that is natural and unstaged keeping alive the precious memories of their most special day.
Carlo is based in Trento, northern Italy but is happy to travel worldwide.
Valentina Fraccaroli is the talented Italian photographer and owner of Hidden Behind A Reflex! Studio. A professional wedding photographer, Valentina truly loves her job—she captures the beauty of a couple’s special moments making them timeless and available for the couple to enjoy for the rest of their lives. Valentina has focussed her studies and work on weddings, believing there is nothing more exciting than seeing a couple make their pledge of love in front of the people who mean the most to them. She sets out to capture the tension, tears and happiness, recording every emotion and allowing the couple to experience what they felt at the time for years to come. Valentina aims to build a close bond of friendship with the couples she works with. This allows her to be a part of their day without feeling like an intrusion. Her work is an explosion of colour and detail. When creating a wedding album, Valentina studies every aspect in detail. She ensures that the album she presents is the perfect record of a couple’s magical day.
Valentina is based in Verona and Lake Garda but serves the whole of the country and is happy to travel worldwide.
Studio Fotografico Bacci
Studio Fotografico Bacci is run by Federico Antonio Cutuli, who has been capturing couple’s special days and narrating their stories through his photography for over a decade. Photography is a family business, and Studio Fotografico Bacci has been in the family since it was first opened by Federico’s grandfather in 1951. A winner of several international and European awards, Federico is a member of some of the most relevant national and international photo associations. Federico’s aim when photographing weddings is to establish a close connection with the couple which allows him to create a positive feeling that he hopes will be transferred to their photographs. Influenced by his love of the paintings of the great Italian artist Caravaggio, Federico attempts to use natural light to his advantage whenever possible. He has an eye for the magical and spontaneous moments that take place through the course of the day. He loves capturing the personality and uniqueness of his couples, providing a record of the day that the couple can treasure and enjoy for the rest of their lives.
Federico is based in Florence, Tuscany but is happy to travel all over Italy.
Daniele Vertelli has always had a lifelong passion for photography, receiving his first camera at the age of nine. With a love of art and architecture, Daniele is a naturally creative person—something that shines out in his photographs. Considering himself to be in love with love, wedding photography was a natural choice for him. It provides the opportunity to immortalise a couple’s most important day. He opened his photographic studio in 2009 with his colleague and close friend Andrea Corsi and has gone on since then to win national and international prizes. More than 250 of his individual photos have won awards around the globe. He has also appeared on lists of the most important wedding photographers of the world. His style of photography ranges from stylish and fine to explosive, and he has an excellent eye for composition. He endeavours to capture the emotions and feelings of the happy couple and wedding party with every shot, resulting in a record of their special day that will keep alive their memories for years to come.
Daniele is based in Florence, Tuscany, but will travel worldwide.
Rocco Daniele is an Italian photographer based in the Calabria region of southern Italy. He began photographing weddings professionally in 2014, opening his studio the same year. He is passionate about the role he plays on the wedding day—capturing the magical moments of a couple’s special day as they unfold. His approach to photographing weddings is one of discretion. He aims to be nothing more than a witness to the happenings, ensuring that he doesn’t become a part of the event itself. Using this non-invasive approach, Daniele captures the significant and unique moments of a couple’s day, recording all that the couple and guests experience so as to immortalise them for eternity. These frozen moments in time can be remembered and enjoyed by the couple every time they open their wedding album. Rocco has an excellent eye for composition, and his use of light and colour ensures that the couple’s day will be captured beautifully. The photographs Rocco takes are presented in beautifully designed wedding albums that are works of art in themselves.
Rocco is based in the southern Italian town of Cosenza but is happy to travel across Italy and worldwide.
Rellini Art Studio is owned by Maurizio and Serena, a happily married wedding photography team. As a married couple who have the experience of their own wedding, they know just what role they should take on a couple’s special day—one that is unobtrusive. Their style of photography is described as creative and cinematic, influenced by their mutual love of film. Maurizio’s relentless search for beautiful and unique images has seen him have a career as one of the world’s most important travel photographers. His stunning photos have been featured on hundreds of international magazines covers and have been used in many international advertising campaigns by famous brands. His love for wedding photography was ignited when he was asked to photograph a friend’s wedding. Following this, Maurizio and Serena founded their studio in Umbria. They take a spontaneous approach on the special day, relying largely on their photographic intuition—capturing the magic as it unfolds. However, while taking this approach, they also recognise the need for a degree of planning. They achieve this by ensuring they meet the wedding couple before the big day to talk about the event.
Maurizio and Serena are based in the province of Terni but frequently travel all over Italy and the world.
Pino Coduti has over 25 years of experience as a wedding and portrait photographer with numerous awards to his name. His talent has been recognised by some of the world’s most important photographer’s associations. His experiences are vast—he has photographed hundreds of weddings in some of Italy’s most stunning locations. Using a style that includes photojournalism and portrait, Pino has a portfolio of satisfied clients across Italy as well as worldwide. He is heavily influenced by the beauty of Italian art, architecture and design—an influence that is evident in his extensive catalogue of work. He takes a spontaneous approach to shooting weddings, aiming to tell a story while capturing the many emotions that a couple and their guests experience throughout the day. With a backdrop of light and the intensely colourful Italian landscape, the results are quite stunning. He is able to imbue photographs with a magical atmosphere that is quite exceptional and filled with drama.
Pino’s studio is based in Puglia, but he is willing to travel across Italy and worldwide.
Michele Monasta is a Florence-based photographer with 20 years of experience working as a stage photographer—theatre, cinema, set and backstage. Seven years ago, Michele started to photograph weddings, drawn by the excitement that is found in everyday life. He is enthused by the unexpected moments that occur in everyday life and the real stories he is able to capture. His wealth of experience in stage photography informs his style as a wedding photographer. There is a beautifully theatrical feel to the photos that Michele takes. However, his images are natural and uncontrived—his aim is always to capture the events as they unfold. He isn’t looking for fake smiles and staged poses. His aim when photographing a wedding is to move discreetly amongst the wedding party, capturing real moments while ensuring that he doesn’t obstruct the event in any way. For Michele, being able to capture one of the most important days in a couple’s lives, taking photos that will complement and enhance their memories is what wedding reportage is all about.
Michele is based in Tuscany but he can travel across Italy and abroad.
Alfonso Lorenzettois a Venetian-based photographer certified at European level. With over 20 years of experience, Alfonso considers himself to be a photographer of the soul. His mission at every wedding is to catch the unique and unforgettable moments—taking the role of storyteller to immortalise the magic of the day for eternity. Alfonso steals and keeps the magic moments and preserves them unaltered to be enjoyed for years to come. Alfonso loves working in Venice, capturing the beauty of the couples he photographs next to the beauty of the city. He has also worked in Paris and Rome and knows the cities well so that he can recommend places to visit and things to do. His photography is imbued with the style that Italy oozes. Alfonso prides himself on his professional approach to his work. He is empathetic and transparent—qualities that help him to engage with his wedding couples. His enjoyment comes from his belief that he gets to capture the special moments that happen within a person’s brief life on the planet.
Alfonso is based in Venice but may cover other areas of Italy.
Francesco Detito is a Sorrento-based wedding photographer. He is multiple award-winning and has had his work featured in a number of prominent magazines over the years. When asked to photograph a couple’s special day, he views himself as a guest with a camera who attempts to capture the uniqueness of the event as it unfolds. For Francesco, every wedding is unique, and so he approaches each project in an organic way. There are no staged poses or faked smiles. Francesco is looking to preserve the genuine, sincere moments in the most natural way. His clients benefit from his artistic vision that marries light with visual composition as well as his natural ability to anticipate and capture authentic and special moments as they happen. Francesco’s passion for capturing emotions, composition and light are evident in every image. His philosophy as a fine art wedding photographer is to tell the story of the couple and their guests, resulting in an album that is magical. Their memories are immortalised and available to enjoy for the rest of their lives.
Francesco is based on the Amalfi Coast but is available to work worldwide.
Dam Studio is owned by Giuliano Bausano. A photographer whose emotional and vibrant photography has made him one of Italy’s most recommended wedding photographers. A member of a number of prominent photography associations, Giuliano takes a photojournalistic approach when photographing weddings. This allows him to capture the most emotional, unique moments as they unfold. With a wealth of experience in visual design, Giuliano is highly skilled at noticing colours and details, making his work beautiful and unique. He ensures that a couple’s precious moments, experienced only once in their lifetime, are there to be seen for years to come. Couples remark on Giuliano’s enthusiasm and passion for his work. He has an easy going character that makes people feel at ease. His photojournalistic approach is noninvasive, and he endeavours to capture those all important images without becoming a part of the wedding event itself. With excellent attention to detail and a genuine curiosity, he captures the things that others may not even notice.
Dam Studio is based in Rome, but Giuliano travels all over the country as well as Europe and the USA.
Andrea & Federica are a husband and wife team of wedding photographers based in Umbria. Passionate about their art, the couple photograph weddings across Italy and all over the world. Their aim when shooting weddings is to look for images that capture the simple, natural, beautiful, and authentic moments that every wedding day contains. They take a reportage approach to every wedding but ensure that they are unobtrusive observers of the action rather than a part of it. They aim to provide beautiful and natural wedding photos that perfectly capture the essence of the day. They have an expert use of natural light and great eyes for composition. These skills are used while they create a story, capturing the genuine atmosphere and emotion of the couple and guests on their special day. This combination of qualities and gift for storytelling make the wedding photos they shoot special and unique.
Andrea and Federica are based in Umbria but are happy to travel to worldwide locations.
Based in Milan, Matteo Cuzzola has a wealth of experience in international wedding photography. He has a passion for his art and loves immortalising the beauty and emotional intensity of a wedding. He has worked in some of the world’s most beautiful locations as well as across his beautiful home country. His goal when capturing a couple’s wedding is to immortalise the emotions they experience on this once in a lifetime day. He aims to chronicle their event without intrusion, helping the couple to tell their romantic story. Matteo’s photography is interesting and beautiful. He has an excellent eye for composition, and his use of light adds drama appropriate to the nature of a couple’s special day. His photos capture the emotions and make perfect use of the beautiful destinations in which he shoots.
Matteo is based in Milan close to the beautiful lakeside area of Como. He has worked all over Italy and regularly works around the world.
Venetian Wedding Photographer Mauro Pozzer has over twenty years of experience documenting couple’s special days. His aim as a photographer is to combine the luxurious fashion that these celebrations contain with the heightened emotions that a couple and their guests go through on their magical day. Mauro endeavours to capture the spontaneous expressions of emotions as they unfold, ensuring that moments quite easily forgotten are immortalised and available to look at for years to come. He wants the couple to feel like the stars that they are on what is likely to be the most important day of their lives. Using a reportage style of photography on the day, couples shine in his photos and portray their true feelings. They’ll get to relive that glamourous day whenever they open their wedding album. The everlasting memories he helps to create are stylishly timeless—his style is entirely his own, not following other photographers’ work. Because his photos are not attached to temporary trends, they will stand the test of time.
Mauro lives in Northern Italy and works all around the peninsula. He is available to travel around the world.
Fourteen years ago, Barbara Zanon was drawn to wedding photography by her love of people and the desire to be a part of their magical stories. Her photojournalistic style allows her to capture a story in its entirety as it unfolds. Barbara’s contacts with actors, writers, musicians, and politicians have enabled her to learn how to function in all types of environments. Her photos have been published in many international publications including top fashion magazines like Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Elle and Vanity Fair—to name but a few. She has also received several international awards for her photography and has worked with the top international photographic agencies. Barbara makes use of this wealth of experience when photographing a wedding. She takes a spontaneous approach to telling the story and manages to capture the smallest of gestures. Barbara aims to be in the thick of the action without encroaching on the event itself. She achieves this by using the natural light available to the very best effect, thus, avoiding the need for artificial staging. Barbara’s photographs have drama and movement and reflect the magic of a wedding perfectly.
Barbara is based in Venice but is available to work throughout Italy and Europe.
Alessandro Mari Photography is a husband and wife team of photographers based in Umbria. Alessandro’s wife and photographic partner Elisa is a graphic designer and photographer. They cover a variety of events and photograph everything from fashion to architecture and still life. This great range of experience is brought to their wedding photography assignments. They use a photojournalistic approach with the aim of capturing the vast range of emotions and gestures that happen on a couple’s special day. Their work shows a love of light, detail and natural environments. Alessandro and Elisa enjoy building friendships with their wedding clients and will be present for the entire day—from preparation for the big day to the last moment of the wedding reception. By getting to know their wedding couples, they can help them choose the perfect place and type of photo shoot that best represents them. Alessandro and Elisa are also able to provide a video service to complement the wedding photography.
Alessandro and Elisa are based in Terni but are free to travel across Italy and the world.
Silvia Cleri is a Rome-based documentary wedding and portrait photographer. She received her first camera along with a photography course when she was just 14 years old. This gift ignited a lifelong passion for photography. Inspired by the greatest names in photography like Henrie Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau, Alex Webb, Annie Leibovitz, and Vivian Meier, she has studied her art fastidiously and learned so much over the years. This wealth of study and experience is evident in the beautiful photographs that she takes for her clients. She is a member of the most important photographic associations, and her work has appeared in a number of magazines and publications. Her passionate and empathetic personality is reflected in her wedding photography. She loves to capture the authentic and natural emotions of a couple’s relationship, looking to immortalise the smallest reactions, glances and gestures. This allows her to show the intimacy of a couple in love and the unique way they express themselves together.
Silvia is based in Rome but is available to travel anywhere in the world.
Ordine della Giarrettiera is a name inspired by the wedding symbol the garter. It is the joint venture of Antonella Argirò and Alice Demontis, established in 2009. As portrait and documentary photographers, Antonella and Alice have always been inspired by human relationships, love affairs, social and female themes. They first started working for magazines and have since moved on to working mostly with couples and families. This move has been a deliberate one spurred on by their love of working with people. Antonella and Alice feel proud to be able to capture people’s’ feelings and emotions on the important and unique days of their lives. They take great care and devote themselves entirely to every wedding they shoot. This personal service starts from the first contact with a couple and lasts right through to the delivery of the album. This closeness with the wedding couple is transferred to the photographs they take. Their mission is not simply to record the event but to tell the story of the love affair as the couple begins their journey through life together. They do this with the minimum of intrusion. Antonella and Alice love using natural light whenever possible and use both a news report and cinematographic style to capture events. Between them, they offer two different yet harmonic points of view.
Ordine della Giarrettiera is based in Milan but can travel all over Italy and the world.
When Giandomenico begin his career in photography, he tried a variety of types from portrait to travel. After he had experimented with wedding photography, he realised his real passion. A member of several photographic associations, Giandomenico sees photography as a way to freeze time and capture an image that will last forever. He loves to use both black and white and colour to intensify the beauty of a picture. He loves wedding photography. Giandomenico feels that being part of a couple’s special day allows him to be surrounded by the flow of emotion and sensations that ooze from couples and their guests on such occasions. His aim is to capture these elements in a photograph, preserving them for years to come. Giandomenico can create a package for a couple that takes their budget into account. He is more than happy to work with couples to take on their ideas and thoughts about their wedding photos.
Giandomenico is based in Liguria but is happy to travel worldwide.
Wedding Reportage 42 is the photographic service provided by Francesca Zambrini and her colleague Marino. Francesca trained and worked in London for seven years before moving back to her hometown in Italy where she now lives with her family and practices her art. She works with a team of photographers at the Opificio42 studio. Francesca adopts a photographic reportage style when shooting weddings. This way, she can tell the story of a couple’s wedding in the most natural way.
She believes that the wedding day is one of the most important key moments in a couple’s lives together. The photographs she takes enable the couple to remember the day as it was—allowing them to savour every part time and time again. Francesca takes seriously the responsibility she carries when she captures those magic moments through her camera. She and her colleagues are alert and discreet ensuring that they capture everything without intruding and becoming a part of the event.
Francesca is based in Varese with her studio being between the famous Lakes of Como, Maggiore and Orta. Francesca may be able to travel. Contact her for more information.
Arte Cinematica Destination Wedding Documentaries
Arte Cinematica is made up of two photographer/filmmakers, Kostas and Aris. Based in Greece, the pair travels all over Europe to photograph weddings. In addition to photography, they offer packages that can include wedding films. Their photos and films focus on the sheer emotion experienced by a couple and their guests on their special day. They aim to create a visual legacy that is precious and keeps alive the memories of the day throughout the couple’s lifetime. Kosta and Aris believe that all couples are unique and as such have a unique love story. They love having the opportunity to document those stories and to capture the true love and pure emotions felt by a couple as they embark on their marital journey. They are lovers of simplicity, believing that simply is beautiful and less is often more. Kostas and Aris get to know their couples well and often become friends, finding that the connections and trust they build makes things more comfortable on the day. They aim to work without intrusion, ensuring that they record everything without becoming a part of the event itself.
Kosta and Aris are based in Athens, Greece, but are available to travel anywhere in the world. They frequently shoot weddings in Italy.
David Christian Lichtag is a wedding photographer based in The Czech Republic. He has experience in documentary, portrait and corporate photography and video. Having been raised by two generations of renowned Czech artists, David believes that art is in his blood—he has had a lifelong fascination with images. David has a strong aesthetic view of the world, being able to see something unique in every face, emotion and action. His style is rooted in the fast pace of rock and roll and fashion photography, and he weaves those experiences into his wedding photographs. He aims to capture the magical, intimate moments of every wedding he shoots in a fresh, fun way, keeping a couple’s memories alive and vivid. David loves capturing the wedding spirit of joy and thrilling expectation. He always takes a discreet approach to photographing every wedding, ensuring that he doesn’t disrupt the flow of the event. David is described by clients as energetic and full of ideas. They remark on his unique approach to shooting weddings and his great professionalism.
David is based in Prague, but as a destination wedding photographer, mostly in Italy, he is willing to travel worldwide.