What is your most memorable wedding?
Wedding in Tuscany at Castello di Santa Maria Novella. It was my first experience with a couple from abroad coming to get married in Italy. The Castle was just amazing, and the couple so sweet! We spent a relaxed hour together for their couple photos walking around the nearest town, poppies field, and as a final touch, a spectacular sunset view from the top of the Tower in the castle. The atmosphere was relaxed, and guests were just lovely! Funny, friendly, and respectful. Could not ask for better!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Authentic, natural, creative, emotional, candid
What about your business are you most proud of?
I am not just a photographer that shows up on the day and take pictures. I deeply value my couples, considering them friends, and it is my mission to help them in any way I can, helping with the planning, giving technical and emotional support, and guiding them to find the best solution that most suit them. What's between me and them, is not just a professional relationship,it is a deep connection.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Follow your heart, your desires, don't let anyone decide for you.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
I feel in love with a romantic gesture from the groom, planning to pick up the bride with her dad's Vespa. Unfortunately, her father wasn't anymore with us, but he used to ride with her on this vintage bike. Watching her surprised and happy face, was incredibly moving.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
I have an initial conversation, to get to know each other. I first listen to them, taking notes of details and ideas. Then I describe what can I do for them, including help with the planning. After that, I include details like, how many hours they can book, how long to wait for the final work, covering every aspect. Once I am booked, I start creating with them, their wedding day, choosing the location, giving ideas for vendors, technical and emotional support.
What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?
The ring exchange. It is the best, most significant moment in my opinion
What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?
I always have a plan B in this case. Before the day, I decide with the couple, where we could go to use covered spots. In case there is nothing around, and the rain does not stop, the best would be using a couple of umbrellas (it is so romantic!)
Describe how you got into photography.
That's kind of funny. Taking selfies with a really basic camera when I was 15(at that time phones were not for kids). I realised I liked to create different points of view to get something that was not really close to the reality. When the time to choose a university arrived, I knew what I wanted to be.