Whether you’r planning your elopement or intimate wedding in Italy or another country,
I have created THIS GUIDE TO HELP YOU CHOOSE THE PERFECT PHOTOGRAPHER FOR YOUR WEDDING IN ITALY!
Before we start I want to introduce myself, my name is Francesca and I’m an Intimate Wedding and Elopement Photographer based in Italy. I specialize in intimate cerimonies in the best places in italy that include Florence, Rome, Amalfi Coast, Lake Come and many more!
Last August I married my best friend Omar, my wedding gave me the chance to fully understand what a bride feels while preparing everything for one of the Best days ever!
I’m sure you might be thinking there are too many things to do, that you will never make it and that the photographer is another “issue” to solve.
Honestly I FEEL you, because at some point I felt the same, so that’s why I’m here to Help you with what I know best!
THESE ARE MY “TIPS” TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT PHOTOGRAPHER FOR YOUR WEDDING:
TIP N. 1
GET TO KNOW YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER
Don’t underestimate the importance of your Wedding Photographer.
He/She will be the person who will accompany you throughout the whole day.
So make sure you LIKE him/her!
Building a relationship with your photographer is crucial
Knowing the person behind the lens will help you on the day of your wedding,
making you feel it’s a friend – and not a total stranger –
there for you, so you will be more relaxed and your photos will look more
spontaneous, natural, in one word…Perfect!
TIP N. 2
Nowadays you can choose amongst thousands of photographers, but hey we’re all different!
My motto is “Love happens when you don’t pose”, I don’t believe in fake memories,
Life happens in moments and you can not stop or pause it, that’s why my photography is candid,
spontaneous, raw, real and mostly unposed,
I say “mostly” because of course, I take group/family photos
(I don’t want to be hated by all the moms
and grandmothers out there!).
So before you hire wedding photographer in Italy (or abroad) make sure you like his Style!
TIP N. 3
LOOK AT THE WEDDING GALLERIES
It’s NOT ENOUGH to just look at a photographer’s general portfolio on Instagram!
Of course, photographers show only their best-selected photos on the social.
In order to have a clear idea of the photos you will receive, you need to check
some REAL WEDDING GALLERIES,
this is the only way to know what to expect!
TIP N. 4
RELIABILITY – CONTRACT
Once you know your wedding photographer in Italy, you will rely on him/her, but still
you need a CONTRACT that defines everything.
Two things you should ask your photographer:
1. The average of photos you will receive,
2. How long before you receive them (personally I like to send a small preview
maximum one week after the wedding
and I deliver all the photos in 1-2 months max.)
TIP N. 5
Photos just like memories are priceless, even if money is
something you have to consider but
I hope that after all the things we’ve just said it’s ever more clear
why it’s important to find your perfect match!
Keep in mind that it takes Years and money
for your photographer to build his skills
and develop his personal style, not to mention
the cost of the equipment!
And don’t forget :
PHOTOS ARE THE MOST VALUABLE THINGS YOU WILL HOLD IN YOUR HANDS FOREVER!
Want some extra help for a stress free elopement experience? These two ladies at Somewhere Crazy are awesome! Valentina and Danielle run an elopement planning agency and they will be delighted to help you craft a very special elopement ceremony while I capture it!