FAQ

 


How to choose a wedding photographer?

When you choose a photographer that you appreciate for style I suggest you confirm your choice looking at the quality of her images: carefully go through her portfolio of event shooting and try to understand her artistic consistency in her language, style and presentation. Make sure you can meet her in person or in some other way (skype) well before the big date: you will become familiar with her and you will be more relaxed on the wedding day. Verify that any verbal agreement is signed in a binding contract for both parties. If you feel comfortable with her and think you can trust her, she is the photographer for you. Trust and respect are the basis for a successful photography service.


Do you take shots of the wedding couple only or of guests, relatives, friends, other details as well?

Though it is true that my style is mostly step by step storytelling, the day we meet to agree on time and program we will also discuss how to best take shots that are not completely spontaneous.
Do you have any special request? Some pictures of the two of you in one or more locations or one specific special moment? Would you like to have detailed photos of the location? Any group pictures? Or perhaps you want some shots with a friend or a relative you particularly care? Ask with no fear: I am available to take any picture and fulfill all your wishes.


Do you work alone or with your staff?
When there are more than 15 people at the wedding venue I always work with one assistant so that we can be in two different places at the same time (for example, at the bride’s and groom’s place). This also allows us to have two points of view and obtain backup pictures in the course of this special day. I like to go unnoticed when I work and so do my collaborators: your wedding, that day that belongs to you and to your life, is my only priority. I want you to live it with no problems at all and I can assure you will not notice my presence!


How far can you travel?
I am curious for novelties and beauty and I have always travelled around for my work all over Italy or abroad: it will be my pleasure to come and shoot at your wedding, wherever it will happen. If outside my area we will agree together how to cover travel expenses.


How can we book and confirm the service?
Send me an email or call me over the phone to verify when I am available and then take an appointment at my studio. We will know each other and we’ll see together all the options on the table. If you don’t live in Genoa we can talk over the phone or skype. After this first appointment, if interested, you have a further option to ‘block’ the established date. I will free my calendar again once that date has passed. If instead you decide to confirm the service, I will send you a contract (in electronic form, if by email) to be signed and sent back to me that will certify my role and will be binding for both parties. I will also ask you to send some advance payment to confirm the date.


How long before do we need to contact you?
As soon as you can… well, there are no strict rules: it happened that two people called me just one week before and I was available, others tried to book my service months in advance only to find out I was busy… the busiest period for me is during traditional months for weddings : May, June, July and September. My advice is to contact me well in advance for those months.


How will you operate?
My work begins at the very moment when we know each other: we will start planning and personalize your wedding service in that same moment. We first define it all, and then I will ask you to meet again in 15/30 days before the ceremony to finalize the program. If you live far away, we can communicate via skype or email. The more we know each other and discuss, the easier it will be to go “unnoticed” to your eyes on the wedding day.


When can we see the pictures?
Final high-resolution files will be delivered within forty days. If you wish, you can have a password –protected photo gallery with all the shots that you can share with friends and relatives. If you have also ordered a photo album with printed images that we have selected together, I will prepare a PDF document with the photo layout based on the type of album, its format, characteristics and style for the post-processing file. You can still ask me to modify the PDF after you have gone through it. When the projects is finally approved, all the files will be prepared one by one for Photoshop printing to optimize brightness, contrast, color and eliminate any small flaw. The album will be delivered after max 90 days from the project approval. Delivery times do not include mail shipment and the month of August.


 How will the pictures be delivered?
High resolution files will be burned on ad-hoc DVD or copied on USB device. Printed images instead can be stored on different devices: the post-processing work is a very delicate and important stage and I tend to be very demanding. I personally manage this work and I verify page layout and print (on Fine Art Hahnemuhle paper or traditional chemical paper) and in this way I can give you maximum language uniformity between images and presentation. The albums offered by my studio come from a selection of the best Italian companies. The album binding work is performed by highly-skilled artisans in the field to ensure best quality, longest life and utmost beauty of your memories.
I can also create small custom albums for relatives or slideshow with your preferred music. With the album or as a substitute for the album I can provide elegant box sets with photographs mounted on passe-partout.


What do you mean by ‘photographic style’?
It is the way photographers tell what they observe through their lens and sensibility. Their style is personal and different from anyone else’s. I like to portray events in the most spontaneous possible way: in my images I search for simplicity, the authenticity of the moment and emotion. It is something I learned during my years as a photojournalist and I am confident it is the right approach for wedding photography as well since your memories acquire truthfulness and your story is poetically told just as deserved: few moments in life are so emotionally intense and your wedding day will be no different!


How will the pictures be delivered?
High resolution files will be burned on ad-hoc DVD or copied on USB device. Printed images instead can be stored on different devices: the post-processing work is a very delicate and important stage and I tend to be very demanding. I personally manage this work and I verify page layout and print (on Fine Art Hahnemuhle paper or traditional chemical paper) and in this way I can give you maximum language uniformity between images and presentation. The albums offered by my studio come from a selection of the best Italian companies. The album binding work is performed by highly-skilled artisans in the field to ensure best quality, longest life and utmost beauty of your memories.
I can also create small custom albums for relatives or slideshow with your preferred music. With the album or as a substitute for the album I can provide elegant box sets with photographs mounted on passe-partout.


My promise: I personally follow every single step of the project and I resort to the best of my technical and artistic skills to make sure that your pictures are the result of my ability and my talent. I am also very transparent when it comes to prices: you will receive the contract as well as a detailed list including all extra cost or options you may want to add in the future.


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