Large format photography

For me, photography is everything. 

It allows me to live there and therefore I respect it very much. 

Those who follow me know that I mainly deal with portraits, whether they are singles or couples or marriage proposals, or weddings. 

From this year I have decided to use the film photography in large format 4x5 for returns or services to private places. 

What I mean? In summary I will take some analog photos, and already only analog, and not digital and these, believe me, will have a much higher detail than any digital or analog medium format. 

My 4x5 photograph can be done in the following ways: 

- black and white negatives 

- color negatives 

- color slide 

- dry glass negatives 

For each final photo, 2 large format shots will always be taken in order to guarantee the best result on what is required for each portrait.

Contact me for details.

Surprise Wedding

When Barbara and Edoardo contacted me about the availability of my photo shoots for their wedding day, I never thought about how they decided to do it: A Surprise Wedding 

Usually people are invited to celebrate their wedding but this time the guests were contacted to celebrate Barbara’s birthday. 

A brilliant idea! 

The wedding planners were good at organizing this surprise. 

The Cascina Ghisolfa location with the Country Luxury style was suggestive. 

Since the celebration was on a higher floor than where the guests gathered as they arrived no one still suspected anything, not until they started to go upstairs and saw how the floor was decorated with flowers and chairs arranged towards a table. 

What can I say, the day was very beautiful. 

Both relatives and friends were surprised and some very beautiful shots came out.

Wedding in Bellagio

While I was reading my book on the beach in Bellagio, a message arrives from Michael asking for my availability to take pictures of their wedding for about an hour, in Bellagio, asking for only 20 photos printed in an album to keep as a souvenir. 

The email also wrote about the disappointment they had with their marriage company (from England). They were already in Bellagio. 

For the requested date I was available so after a first meeting in my Studio, in Salita Monastero 16 in Bellagio, we quickly agree on everything: 

I would have made the prints because they wanted to go home with the album ready. 

They wanted 20 photos printed to remember their day. 

Request of 1 hour of photo shoot including the ceremony. 

My hourly rate for weddings suited them and after agreeing on the price of the 20 prints, plus the album to buy, we say goodbye. 

Anyone who knows my work knows that for 1 hour of work I also deliver 30 edited digital files, out of a selection sent of about 120-200 shots. 

On the day of the wedding we were only the bride and groom, the witnesses (2 bellagini), the celebrant with the official translator and myself.
20 minutes of ceremony and then off to the alleys and climbs of Bellagio to take some souvenir shots. 

In the end in their case I sent a selection of 345 shots from which they chose 30. Of these 20 were printed for the album. 

One thing made me think: 

How could it happen that two people who are about to get married do not find an agreement within days of their wedding with their wedding company on a photographer for their needs. 

Having met the couple, I can say that they are exquisite and very polite people.
Where was the hitch? Did the photographer ask for too much? Has the company loaded too much on the photographer’s work? Or has the photographer given up for a more profitable service? 

I don’t know and I don’t care. I only care that I have done my job as always with the utmost professionalism, 1 or 10 hours of marriage does not matter. 

For me the important thing is that two people left Bellagio happy with my work and with an album handmade by me.

Wedding in Bellagio

Wedding in Bellagio

Wedding in Bellagio

Wedding in Bellagio

Wedding in Bellagio

Wedding in Bellagio

Wedding in Bellagio

Wedding in Bellagio

Wedding in Bellagio

Wedding in Bellagio

Wedding in Bellagio

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