wedding info & prices

All the info on wedding photography services and

our answers to the frequently asked questions

wedding info & prices

All the info on wedding photography services and our answers to the frequently asked questions

OUR DOCUMENTARY STYLE

We shoot your wedding day in a spontaneous way, without poses, intrusions or “directions”. That’s why our images truly tell your story.

It’s called Documentary Wedding Photography, but other names may be used to refer to it such as reportage or photos without posing. The names may change but the substance is the same. We tell the story of your wedding in a spontaneous, sincere, true and no-frills way.

YOU WANT YOUR PHOTOS TO TELL ABOUT YOU AS YOU ARE

You want to feel at ease and be yourself. You want photos that capture your personality, that tell your story, the story of your big party and all that bunch of emotions that belong to it. You don’t want a photographer that makes you feel awkward and tell you what to do, when and how to do it!

YOU ARE NOT THE ENCHANTED FOREST PRINCESS AND YOU DON’T WANT PINTEREST STYLE PHOTOS

Your wedding day pictures shall tell about you as you really are. They don’t have to paint a Romance Novel image upon you. You want to see and remember the emotions of your day, which are unique to you and to the people you love. It’s your wedding day not the one of someone else.

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YOU WANT YOUR PHOTOS TO TELL ABOUT YOU AS YOU ARE

You want to feel at ease and be yourself. You want photos that capture your personality, that tell your story, the story of your big party and all that bunch of emotions that belong to it. You don’t want a photographer that makes you feel awkward and tell you what to do, when and how to do it!

YOU ARE NOT THE ENCHANTED FOREST PRINCESS AND YOU DON’T WANT PINTEREST STYLE PHOTOS

Your wedding day pictures shall tell about you as you really are. They don’t have to paint a Romance Novel image upon you. You want to see and remember the emotions of your day, which are unique to you and to the people you love. It’s your wedding day not the one of someone else.

WHAT WE DO (in pills)

WE DO

  • focus on moments, situations, gestures, emotions
  • stay with you from getting ready to the party
  • shoot also bride&groom short portrait session in a relaxed and spontaneous mood
  • shoot some formal portraits with family members because they are also an important memories for them and for you

WE DON’T

  • suggest you when and how to smile, kiss, hug or cry..
  • shoot every single guest and group pictures at tables
  • shoot tons of detail pictures of flowers, table decorations, food etc
  • use photoshop to modify/cancel your precious, real, little features that make you unique nor remove your ex best friend from the pictures
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GIUSEPPE & ALESSANDRO ALWAYS (it’s not a threat)

Some time ago, while we were brainstorming about the ways we could further improve our clients experience, an idea popped into our mind and we were immediately struck by it! Why not work together in weddings?

Prior to that day, each of us was shooting a wedding with a second photographer, so the first objection was that we would definitely lose out, financially speaking, if we only shot one wedding a day instead of two. But our passion for photography is powerful and the next day we found ourselves changing all our communication channels to announce the news: Giuseppe & Alessandro will always work together at every wedding!

Why? Simple: we have realized that by working together we can create infinitely better photo shoots. We have the same vision but different heads and our personal attitudes, our characters (read more) allow us to obtain a mixture of sensitivity and personality that we like very much (and our clients too!).

SUPER SIMPLE: ONE PACKAGE, ONE WEDDING PER DAY

We only take one wedding per day, yours! So to guarantee our best! You will have the both of us, Giuseppe & Alessandro smart and unobtrusive. Giuseppe is passionate, immediate and great at making everyone feel totally at ease. Alessandro is poetic, unobtrusive and great at catching the unexpected moments.

We will start taking each of you for the getting ready (if you choose so), we will share our tasks and situations so you can have multiple shooting angles and point of view. The more important for you is that we will have the chance to blend our personalities and our complementary visions to offer you an even deeper and detailed story of your wedding day so that you will enjoy the best we can do!

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HOW TO GET WEDDING PHOTOS AND VIDEOS WITH THE SAME VISION?

Another idea fell from the sky. This time, however, our clients were accomplices. Those who choose us appreciate the discretion and naturalness with which we carry out the service. Part of this discretion is given by the fact that we are few to work at a wedding. There are 2 of us, Giuseppe and Alessandro.

Our clients often ask us if it’s possible to have a video memory of the most important moments of the wedding and the atmosphere while maintaining the same style and level of discretion. One day, trying to answer such a request, we said to ourselves, a bit jokingly, that it would be possible if we could make a video without video operators. And that’s how our video service was born. If you want to know more read below.

…Everyone who has seen the photos said they are absolutely the best photos they have ever seen and you don't have to be an expert to get that you put your heart in the pictures…

Valentina & Valerio
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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

The photo shoot is in documentary style, spontaneous and without poses. We will be 2 photographers, Giuseppe and Alessandro, together. We will capture images of you and your guests telling the day, interactions and emotions that arise. We have an experience of over 1200 weddings in more than 20 years of activity spent always in the sign of personal improvement and experimentation.

We will start from the preparation of the bride and groom and continue throughout the ceremony and reception until the cutting of the cake and party. We will arrive at your getting ready location a couple of hours before the ceremony. This part of the wedding is the one that allows you and your families to get used to us, and slowly to forget our presence. You do not have to be ready for our arrival. Follow your own schedule, we will not interfere with what is going on. While one of us will follow the bride’s preparation, the other will be with the groom.

There is no limit to the shots we take, we deliver at least 500 photos already selected and optimized. After the wedding, we will make a careful selection of all the shots to make sure we give you the best photos of each situation taken and for every single photo we will do an advanced optimization on brightness, contrasts, colors, black and white, etc. Once the post-production work is finished we will upload all the photos in high resolution to your custom gallery. The gallery will be accessible from any device (PC, tablet, smartphone) and you can download all the photos, at different resolutions. You can also create your own lists of favorites, share photos and order prints! 

To the photo shoot you can add albums, albums for parents, engagement and other services that you will find all in the estimate that we will send you.

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WEDDING VIDEO

If you don’t want a “traditional” wedding film, the kind made with countless operators and bulky cinema equipment or drones, you’ve come to the right place!

We shoot your wedding video with no extra operators and no Hollywood style production. 

We take photos and shoot video clips in the same situations, using the same documentary style as our photos. So no posing, no staging , but always close to the action. You probably won’t even notice that we are shooting a video, we don’t use bulky tripods or other additional equipment.

Our service is a 3-4 minute mini-video or a 7-10 minute video, capturing key moments of the wedding. The important things to know that set it apart from a traditional video are:

  • It complements our style perfectly. We created the mini-video and the video from the continuous request of our clients who do not want a traditional video but a in motion memory of the most important moments of the wedding, without frills and with the same style of the photos. 
  • We shoot entirely ourselves. There are no other operators or additional equipment. You won’t even notice if we are shooting a photo or a clip.
  • Simple and real. The editing will be straight and sequential. Without effects, special transitions or anything similar. Accurate post-production and color correction, music track and live audio.

 

The mini-video has the duration of a music track (about 3-4 minutes) and collects the key moments of the day.

The video has a duration of about 7-10 minutes (edited with more music), collects the most important scenes of the day and also the original audio of some key moments (exchange of promises and rings, speeches, dedications). A complete video with no frills.

Guys! we received the video.. it’s awesome ! You guys did an amazing job and we will never stop thanking you!!!! IT’S JUST AS WE WANTED

Livia & Nicolò
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Wedding photography & Video prices

The price of a wedding photography service is dependent on specific variables and characteristics of each individual event. In fact, we can offer different services depending on your needs. The duration of the service, the locations where the events will take place or even the choice of additional services – such as the video and/or the album – will certainly influence the final price.

Get in touch now for a customized quote for your wedding.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. YOUR CANDID STYLE SHOTS ARE TERRIFIC, BUT WE WOULD ALSO LIKE TO HAVE SOME FORMAL PORTRAITS WITH OUR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS. IS THAT POSSIBILE?

Sure it is! The main core of the service is the reportage but we can set a session for family portraits if you desire. In the reportage style, we will try to catch as much situations, emotional scenes, details as possible but we cannot guarantee that every person or guest will be portrayed. For this reason it is extremely important that you indicate to us the people that are important to you and whom you would like to have a shot with.

2. THE PICTURES WE HAVE SEEN ON YOUR PAGES ARE WONDERFUL! THERE ARE EMOTIONS, CONNECTIONS, LAUGHS , TEARS. WE WANT OUR OWN PHOTOS TO BE LIKE THOSE!

…and we would do our best to take even better pictures than the ones you have seen! The pictures you have seen are the result of actual situations, of complete trust and collaboration from our clients. Even the best photographer ever cannot shoot situations that are not there or take beautiful pictures without the collaboration of the bride and groom. So are you ready to help us?

 3. CAN YOU RETOUCH THE PHOTOS WITH PHOTOSHOP?

Post production is a key element of our workflow and a distinctive sign of our visual style. On average we work 40hrs on each wedding so to be sure we can have the best from your pictures enhancing them in terms of saturation, color, lights, contrast, black and white. We normally do not use Photoshop to retouch pictures. The retouching service – skin retouch, deleting elements or person from the image etc – is not included in our photographic service because we believe is not coherent with our natural and documentary philosophy, but if you really can’t live without, it can be added separately and the cost is strictly dependent from the amount of the required work.

4. WHEN WILL OUR PHOTOS BE READY ? AND THE ALBUM?

We guarantee the delivery of the digital high resolution photos in 4 months (excluding August and Christmas period). We have an option that allows you to drastically shorten the delivery time. Our standard albums are produced and delivered in 30 days after the approval of the online draft. More sophisticated albums are delivered in 60 days.

5. CAN WE BOOK ONLY THE SERVICE AND DECIDE FOR THE ALBUM LATER ? WHO CHOOSE THE PICTURES?

Of course, our packages are modular. You can choose to have the digital post produced files only or decide to add an album later (even if by ordering albums and mini-abums when booking the wedding photography, you will be granted a discount). We have many different gorgeous album models, traditional and fine art prints. We would be more than happy to show them live or to send you a dedicated brochure. If you order an album we would send you our own selection of photos in a realistic album proof so you can see the exact layout your printed story will have. Of course, you can request for changes replacing photos of your choice. For us it is important to submit our own vision with the best images that tell the story of your day. We are responsible for writing your story.. This will also save you time and efforts in choosing amongst hundred of pictures.

6. HOW MANY VIDEOGRAPHERS WILL SHOW UP AT OUR WEDDING?

None! There will be just us, Giuseppe and Alessandro. We’ll take photos and shoot video.

7. DO YOU PROVIDE DRONE FOOTAGE?

No, no drone. It’s not part of our style and would require an extra operator and more resources for editing anyway.

8. HOW LONG DOES A VIDEO LAST?

The duration depends on what will happen and the type of service you choose. A Mini-Video lasts on average 3-4 minutes and a Video lasts 7-10 minutes.

9. CAN WE HAVE THE AUDIO OF OUR VOWS IN THE VIDEO?

Of course you can! The Video service also includes live audio of some key moments, such as the exchange of vows and rings or speeches.

10. CAN WE CHOOSE THE MUSIC FOR THE MINI-VIDEO?

We normally choose the music track according to the shooting style and the mood of the wedding.

11. HOW CAN YOU MANAGE SHOOTING VIDEO AND PHOTOS AT THE SAME TIME?

There are only a few moments during the whole wedding day when we will be shooting videos and taking photos at the same time. In those moments one of us shoots clips and the other shoots photos. One of the reasons we always work together is because we trust and understand each other at a glance. During the rest of the wedding we alternate between video and photos.

12. CAN YOU PENCIL THE DATE FOR US FOR A WHILE? WE WOULD LIKE TO THINK UPON IT..

Unfortunately (o fortunately) , we receive many requests and we do many consultations with couples. It would be unfeasible to remember and re-call all the clients who still have not decided. If you want to book our services but want to have some time to think on it, we cannot hold the date more than for a couple of days as we operate on a first-come, first-served basis only.

13. DO YOU HAVE SOME SPECIAL NEEDS ON THE DAY OF THE WEDDING?

Oh Yes! our primary need is that you can live your wedding day with full joy and emotion. This will make our job more effective and will help us in returning to you a true and emotional story telling of that day. .. also, we will need to sit down for a short time and eat and drink something so to recharge our batteries and renew our energies to complete the coverage of your long wedding day.

WANT TO KNOW A BIT MORE?

These are some of the questions our couples most frequently ask. If you still have unanswered questions or want to know more about our services, please get in touch and we will be happy to chat with you about your event and our wedding photography approach. Thank you!