Some weddings require a very long planning. We met Claudia and Simone in June 2016, when they were arranging their wedding, for the beginning of December. Although a winter wedding has a lot of charm, in their hearts they kept dreaming of an outdoor reception. They dreamed of images in the Tuscan countryside and the light of the sun, and finally decided to move the event to June 2017. The ceremony took place in the church of Santa Maria in Sammontana – Montelupo Fiorentino, in a very intimate way. We then moved to “La Fornace” wedding venue in Impruneta, with an aperitif followed by the elegant wedding dinner, with a touch of Provencal style. Continue Reading
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The professional figure of the wedding planner is known in Italy at least since 2001, with the movie release “The Wedding Planner“, wiht the beautiful Jennifer Lopez as a very busy wedding planner… a single one!
Although this profession is not born yesterday, the acknowledgement process of the wedding planner still seems to be quite slow in Italy.
Few knows exactly her role and function within such a special event. And few are interested in it. She’s frequently seen as something superfluous or addressed as an unnecessary expense.
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While not being a lover of gossip and celebrity life, I’m certainly not indifferent to one of the most anticipated weddings of this last period, the wedding of Pippa Middleton.
Beyond the media aspects of this event, any future bride who is organizing her own event, will find useful tips in analyzing this “almost” royal wedding. Whether you have the chance to make a luxury wedding or a low-cost wedding, the care for details and color combinations of Pippa’s wedding are definitely to be taken into consideration. Continue ReadingRead More »
During a sunny Wednesday on November 2016, I spent a photography afternoon with Michael, a smart young man from Florence, who set himself in front of my lens, to create his new actor portfolio.
Ever since he was a child, Michael got only one passion: acting, cinema and theater.
And with passion and determination, he first attended the Florence Movie Academy, chasing the dream of continuing his studies in the United States. Continue ReadingRead More »
Let’s make it immediately clear : until last year, I never participated to a photo contest.
It was a choice founded on a long list of false motivations: “I do not have time for it,” “I do not think it’s useful,” “it will not add anything to my business”.
But the real answer was another: my photography is mediocre and I was afraid someone would told me in the face.
Has something changed ?
My photography is still mediocre, but if it has somehow improved, it’s because I’m no longer afraid of those negative judgments, that now I collect and put in my backpack on the long way leading to growth. Continue ReadingRead More »
Last April 19th, immediately after Easter holidays, I had the pleasure of taking the following images of Neekita and Mehul, a young couple from Chicago.
Neekita and Mehul celebrated their wedding in Mumbai, India, on December 2016 but for their work schedule, they have not been able to arrange their honeymoon immediately after their wedding.
During April 2017, they finally flew to Italy, touching Florence for a couple of days.
Their desire was to take very relaxed shots, possibly at dawn, to take advantage of an amazing desert Florence , without the usual oceanic crowds of tourists. Continue ReadingRead More »
If you are passionate about photography and you are in love with black and white, but your photos are flat and lack of soul, if you are looking for the holy grail for a whitish white and a deep black, then you will need to continue reading, to discover a really simple method, to get a perfect black and white with just few clicks on Photoshop. Continue ReadingRead More »
How many ways we got to tell our children they are important to us?
Every day, any of us displays our love for them in thousand different ways.
Having breakfast together, exchanging a hug before going to school, bringing our little ones to bed with a good night’s story and kiss.
Our children perfectly feel these gestures, they are the real ones during a daily routine that is increasingly becoming virtual and online. But there are thousand of other stimuli our children perceive and let them say: this is my home, this is my family. Continue ReadingRead More »
Whatever our work, we are constantly looking for the best tools to do so.
If you are a driver you will look for a new car that is more enjoyable to drive, if you are a musician, you will look for a new instrument with a better sound, if you are a photographer, you will be looking for a new camera able to produce better images.
Are we sure improvement is just in a new tool? Continue ReadingRead More »
As adults we lose a bit of our synthesis skills, we find ourselves using a lot of words to explain simple concepts or ideas, often loosing clarity. Children, on the other hand, have everything so clear in their mind and they can explain in a blink of an eye what they want, they can immediately be understood.
Everything is crystalline for them … no need for streams of words … they are amazing! Continue ReadingRead More »