Documentary photography is all about observing reality around you and capturing each special moment without interfering. To me, that is the highest purpose of photography.
Why should you choose me as your wedding photographer?
Finding the right photographer, the one that fits your style and that will not only tell the true story of your wedding, but will also be able to portray you and your loved ones in an unfiltered and natural way is a true challenge.
I wish for couples to be able to enjoy their wedding day, spending it with their loved ones and experience their special day to the fullest. That is why I chose documentary photography to be my style.
If you wish to spend your wedding day without having to smile, look at the camera, pose, stand up straight for endless group shots sessions, disappearing for hours in some field looking to stage the “perfect” couple’s shot… then I am the photographer for you!
What I love the most about weddings is that they are by definition joyful, eventful, poetic and funny days. No need to stage, pose, create moments: everything will happen spontaneously, and I will be there, unafraid to get close and personal, to capture all the action.
Being a documentary photographer also means working with an essential equipment.
You won’t see me unloading heavy luggages with lights, flashes, many different cameras and other hi-tech equipment.
I work with Fujifilm mirrorless cameras, which I chose not just for their vintage vibes but also for the extremely professional and high quality results. I was looking for something that would resemble the poetry of film without losing the speed and definition of digital photography.
The best compliment I can get is when people tell me, at the end of the day, that they barely saw me and were not even aware a photographer was there!
Worried you won’t get photos with your significant other, without the classic couple’s photoshoot?
No need to worry!
During a wedding day, the most common thing is to see the bride and groom together: dancing, kissing, laughing, chatting, sharing good times. Why would you want to take off in the middle of your wedding day, keeping your guests waiting for hours, in order to stage posed photos that won’t tell your authentic story (in my opinion, no story at all)?
My mission is to be there to snap the pictures that will last you a lifetime, capturing the real moments you will share as newlyweds.
Of course, an important part of any storytelling is context.
That is why I never set time-limits for weddings. I am there from the beginning, covering the getting-ready process, all the way to the cutting of the cake and first dances.
I will be there until I feel there is still part of the story to tell. When I realize the documentation is complete in all its parts, paying special attention to setting, details and location, then I know my work is done (and I can party with the newlyweds!).