- F.A.Q. -
WHAT IS YOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC STYLE?
I only do reportage. This type of shot does not include poses, but tries to tell, in the most natural and spontaneous way, all aspects of your wonderful day. I don't like to "pilot" your wedding, which must be totally yours and not the photographer's, and I always try to be as discreet as possible. I would say that if you are a lover of the classic genre I think I am not the photographer for you!
DO YOU WORK ONLY IN SICILY?
No, I can move throughout Italy and not just to meet your every request. Of course the travel costs (diesel, highway and hotel) and the fact that a wedding outside the region can involve a commitment of several days, can affect costs, sometimes significantly.
HOW DO I BOOK YOU FOR MY WEDDING?
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org , or directly on the mobile phone which is visible in the "contacts" category. We can then move on to an appointment where you like best (in my studio or even from you) to be able to check all the options that I can offer you. If then, you decide to hire me as a photographer, I will have you sign a contract that certifies and guarantees your choices and I will make you pay an advance as a deposit.
HOW LONG DO I NEED TO CONTACT YOU?
It is always difficult to answer this question because every year there are extremely requested dates and others less so. In any case from personal experience regarding the dates of the months of June July I would recommend at least 1 year before. Obviously I'm talking about the weekend, for the other days I would say that you can also wait.
DO LOCATIONS COUNT SO MUCH FOR SUCCESSFUL PHOTOGRAPHS?
It would be hypocritical to say no. By location I mean all the places that revolve around your day. For example, a wedding preparation in a small and dark room will certainly not allow me to take high-level photos, nobody could. Space and light are two fundamental elements, to be able to bring home photos of the highest level. Always keep this binomial in mind whenever possible.
WE CAME TO THE STUDIO AND WE LOVED IT VERY MUCH, BUT WE WANT TO TAKE SOME TIME TO THINK, CAN YOU MARK THE DATE AND MAYBE CALL US IF A COUPLE IS INTERESTED IN THE SAME DATE?
I'm sorry but this is not possible. I receive many requests for quotes and it would be impossible for me to write down all the dates and then have to contact all the undecided ones again. This is possible if the couple needs 3-4 days, for longer times the date remains free and is blocked only with the signing of the contract.
MARCO WE LOVE THE REPORTAGE AND WE HAVE PERFECTLY UNDERSTANDED YOUR STYLE, HOWEVER ... IF WE WANTED THE RIGHT SOME CLASSICAL PHOTOS WITH WITNESSES OR PARENTS COULD YOU DO IT? YOU KNOW THAT THEY KEEP YOU VERY ...
Absolutely yes. A classic souvenir photo with a parent or sibling is a memory that goes beyond the concept of pure reportage. It is a type of photo that, if requested, is never denied by me, we would miss it! Obviously I never post them on my site or on my blog, they would not make sense, but know that, in case of request, they will be made without any problem.
THE REPORTAGE PHOTOS ARE VERY BEAUTIFUL BUT I HAVE NOTICED THAT I DO NOT "TOUCH UP" WRINKLES OR SIMILAR THINGS ... I ALWAYS SEE MY EVIL IN THE PHOTOS IS IT NOT THAT YOU COULD RETOUCH THEM A LITTLE IN THIS SENSE?
Absolutely not! The reportage is the real mirror of the day, and it is impossible to streamline a person or remove a wrinkle that is there. It would then be impossible for me to vary the shooting angle in order to capture the "best side" ... it is NOT a fashion shoot! So, if in your day you want to see yourself beautiful, very skinny, without wrinkles, even if you don't have these characteristics anyway, I think you need a fashion photographer and not a report. Remember that the reportage is not chosen simply because it "gets bad in the picture" ... if the reason is this, a good posed photographer is certainly better: You choose reportage because you love the genre, and you appreciate it.
HOW MUCH WILL I SPEND FOR MY WEDDING?
It is very difficult to establish an a priori price because each wedding is different from the other, consequently the customer's requests and needs are different. I therefore invite you to contact me, after having viewed my works and having assessed that I am suitable for you, to talk about the economic aspect.
HOW LONG WILL I WAIT BEFORE I HAVE THE TESTS? WHO WILL MAKE THE CHOICE OF PHOTOGRAPHS?
In the most intense periods the wait can go up to 6 months, due to the long times that post production (which I do) can involve. The box contains about 170/250 shots elaborated and chosen by me, plus all the other shots taken at the maximum resolution. The choice of the shots to be elaborated is made by me simply because I believe that it is the "writer" of the story to tell it, and not the characters. Obviously if the customer likes the postproduction of other shots among those not chosen by me there is no problem.
WE HAVE READ THAT IT MAY ALSO TAKE 6 MONTHS TO DELIVER POST PRODUCED PHOTOGRAPHS ... IT'S TOO WE WANT THEM FIRST! WHAT WILL NEVER DO A LITTLE POST PRODUCTION THERE ARE NOT EVEN THE PRINTS!
So .... here we touch on a complicated topic and I hope to make myself understood well. I am a photographer who does everything myself, from shooting to post production. I do not delegate my post production to others and it is normal, or at least understandable, that if I am definitely doing a wedding, I cannot be doing post production. Being for me the period from May to October very full it is logical that weddings and any in these periods will be, in the great majority, analyzed from the months of November and December. Hence the long timescales. There is also another consideration: My profession (as I believe that of other colleagues) is an artistic profession and as such is very tied to the inspiration of the day. If on that day I think I am not in shape to do post production and choose the photos of your day, I prefer to do something else, and postpone it until the next day. This conception is diametrically opposed to the "certain delivery times", typical of factory work ... but here we are not in the factory. So if you think my quality is high, and worthy of the waiting times that are most congenial for me to deliver you a worthy job, choose me. But if you are in a hurry or if you think it is such an easy job that does not deserve such a long time, I invite you to choose photographers who delegate their photography to third parties. There are many of them and they are able to deliver you a wedding in no time, without going into the merits of whether it is right or wrong. Or choose one that has very little work, he too will be able to deliver the job in a few days.
CAN I CHOOSE THE ALBUM?
Of course, in our studio we can offer you a wide selection of albums. You can also choose the type of print that best suits your tastes, including the fine art print, which is a type of print on very high quality cotton paper. Defining them album is a little reductive in truth, they are perhaps more similar to furnishings, you absolutely must see them!
Do you have any other questions? contact me without problems, I am at your disposal.