where are you based?
So you are traveling wedding photographers?
We are based in Italy's sizzling capital, Rome, but our adventures hardly stop at the Appian Way...
We are all about dream escapes and boltholes that make our clients' hearts flutter more than traveling wedding photographers! We trot the globe to capture luxury weddings and decadently gorgeous luxury elopements. Our Italy destination weddings in Lake Como, Tuscany, the Amalfi Coast, and Puglia at some of the most coveted luxury wedding villas always feel like home. Still, we'll always pop a bottle of bubbly for Paris, New York, Miami, Tokyo, Kyoto, Prague, the Greek Islands, or any other stomping ground or destination that oozes our couple's love for the great big yonder. Head to our Journal to read our latest adventures or peruse our destination wedding galleries on the Portfolio.
We would like to have a destination wedding with multiple events. Can we count on you for an elaborate coverage that requires more than two main photographers?
Our 365° wedding photography services mean we can guarantee all-enveloping destination wedding photography no matter how many events or days of our clients have planned. Be it a no-holds-barred extended wedding celebration, or multifold get-togethers that celebrate your love and joy, you can count on us to arrive early, and make certain that you get every single moment captured.
What kind of events do you usually shoot?
Although our prime focus is on luxury destination weddings with bountiful, cultural, and religious events, we also love it when high-end clients book us to capture editorial work. Among others, we have worked with Prada, Tiffany's, and Coin, the luxury department stores.
Do you shoot big weddings with assistants?
Multifarious events may require more than two master photographers to cover every single aspect and juncture. We always provide our clients with time-standing, immaculate images, that is why we will never compromise their wedding photography vision, or the photographic style they so much covet. If your wedding celebrations require more than two master photographers we will bring together a team made up of our associate, established, tried-and true- master photographers (not mere assistants). The edit of all images is the signature Daniele and Marilia aesthetic.
Do you work exclusively with particular wedding industry vendors?
Throughout our course as luxury wedding photographers we've had the joy to collaborate with a profusion of the best vendors in the American and European wedding industry. If you are in need of a style-bible kind of counseling you can count on our rolodex, spangled with some of the finest wedding planners, floral designers, bakers, venues and stationery masters. Drop us a line and we'll offer all our insights!
Do you capture engagements?
When is it a good time for us to book your wedding photography services?
Engagement photography is an elemental part of your wedding. It can be part of your destination wedding -think of a spectacular boat ride around the Faraglioni in Capri, or a perfect afternoon capsule on Villa Balbianello's manicured lawns... Maybe it is an on the docket engagementmoon for you to decompress and refocus under the Tuscan sun... or perhaps an utterly enchanting date for two in the Parisian boulevards dressed to the nines, savoring love's fondest moments... So... YES is the answer! We won't only capture your engagement but pour some of the hottest engagement inspiration for you to make the most of it! Head to our resources section to download our engagement guide filled with engagement photography goodness!
Our clients usually book their wedding photography services about a year in advance, or even earlier. If you are still deciding on your wedding dates, kindly contact us directly to schedule an online meeting and discuss the possibilities and dates you are considering.
Do you carry insurance?
As destination luxury wedding photographers we would not have it any other way. All of our associates, as well as our wedding photography gear are insured as well.
How do we book your services?
How far in advance do we need to book your services?
After having selected the wedding photography coverage that best fits your vision and wedding plans you will be requested to review, sign, and return (within 2 weeks time) a tailored wedding photography contract, as well as proof of a deposited 50 percent retainer. Once you have completed this process your booking is secured. Kindly note that the final balance due two weeks before your wedding date.
As we only service a select number of weddings each season, most of our clients secure their wedding photography dates about a year (or two) in advance and our availability agenda fills up pretty quickly. That said, we will go above and beyond to assist with any hastier requests. Please do contact us directly with your request.
How often can we contact you?
Does your initial pricing include
traveling /accommodation fees?
Connection and contact know no boundaries once you have booked your wedding photographers. After all, we wish to personally assist you to create your wedding photography timeline, organize your portraits and your group shots. We also would love to talk about your events, your venue, and your planning so that you get the best out of your experience with us. We will generously advise you on the best locations, share attire insights, and industry tips, as well as help you understand photography session flow. Through scheduled calls and meetings you are sure to receive our absolute best!
We do not include travel and accommodation fees in our initial pricing as destinations within and outside Italy vary. When you have secured the dates and locations of your wedding we can discuss so as to create a custom quote, based on your destination and days of coverage to be added to the final fee. As we wish to take arrangements and travel plans off your plate we will happily handle them ourselves, unless otherwise requested.
What does a wedding with you feel like?
What is your wedding day photography process?
One of the most important aspects of your wedding photography is to feel calm, and that you enjoy your day to the fullest, whether it is the moments you are getting photographed, the ones that you seek out someone to rely on.
We understand that every wedding is about endlessly pouring emotions. We believe that being an uplifting, calming force is essential to what we do. That means that we will be visible and accessible to our clients at all times, and that we will remain unobtrusive but constantly present in their row of events.
As we want you to look your absolute best in your photographs we will make sure no detail goes amiss, and should you need time to fix your hairdo, readjust your veil, get a breather, or simply soak in the moment we will definitely oblige. You'll find us carrying bobby pins and tissues if you need one, and we'll definitely share tons of advice with you before you get to walk down the aisle.
Making ourselves familiar not only with your wedding venue, but also with your special friends and family is also important. Expect us to arrive way earlier to make sure we know who is who, to talk with your bridal parties and letting everyone know the basics of standing by your side when you take photographs together.
You can also expect us to be elegantly and accordingly attired so that we pay tribute to your taste and the style of your events.
Be it the first minutes of your wedding preparations, your curated bridal details or your portraiture, your ceremony, your reception and the all the slightly directed or candid moments we always want you to have time to breathe.
We will encourage you to experience everything to the max, to kiss and embrace, to laugh or cry when you feel like, because we adore all the naturally flowing feelings of the day.
During each step of your wedding we will move with you and capture that electric energy and fun times. When the time is right we will walk around your venue, snap the ambiance, the style, the stunning grounds, and the precious architectural elements because we want you to have absolutely everything.
As we understand how much effort and dedication you have put into your planning and design we won't leave anything to chance. Instead, we'll focus on each single detail, style your stationery, make certain everything is in place before we pick up our cameras, and offer you a curated look in each shot.
We thoroughly believe in the magic of the unhurried, the deliberately non-chalant, and the intentional. Should you need a mild direction with your portraits you'll find us eager to share our insights and help. And if you have more questions on your wedding day photography, kindly contact us and we'll schedule a zoom to talk all about your needs.
Could you please describe a wedding you have utterly loved?
Do you need us to connect you with the rest of our vendors?
Tt would be so very welcome. You see, when your vendor teams get to know one another and connect, the more they can contribute to your vision.
Every single wedding we've had the privilege to photograph has been a wedding we absolutely loved! We fell head over heels with our Villa Balbiano weddings for their exclusivity and incredibly cool brides and grooms. We adored our Villa d' Este weddings for the Renaissance garden romance and the amazing people whose dreams came true on its lawns. We became enamored with our Villa Miani weddings for the spectacular scenery and out-of-this-world receptions... Really, if we were to list each one, we'd write a book. And the reason we can't distinguish is that with all these beautiful souls we shared a connection. We got to understand who they were and what they truly wanted , there was mutual trust, and certitude, the good vibes and their kindness made each one unique in its own merit.
According to your experience, what are the best luxury wedding venues in Italy ?
Here is another reply we can give you that could take up an entire volume
(a sizeable one too). Lake Como comes with the most eclectic mix of dreamy villas, see Villa Balbiano, Villa Erba, Villa Pizzo, Villa del Balbianello, Villa d' Este, Villa Pliniana, Villa Bonomi, Villa Sola Cabiati, Grand Hotel Tremezzo, and the Mandarin Oriental.
Tuscany Villa Cetinale, Il Borro, La Foce, Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco, Borgo Santo Pietro, and Castello di Bossi have us dream.
Amalfi Coast lovers, Villa Cimbrone, Villa Astor, NH Convento di Amalfi, Le Sirenuse, Belmond Hotel Caruso, Villa TreVille, Borgo Sant Andrea, Villa Eva , plus the gorgeous Villa Lysis in Capri are definitely ones you want to know.
Florence Villa Le Fontanelle, Villa Corsini a Mezzomonte, Villa Medicea di Lilliano will fuel your dreams.
As true Romans we'd be remiss not to mention amongst our favorite wedding venues in Rome Villa Aurelia, Villa Miani, Villa Clara, La Posta Vecchia, and the Bracciano Castle.
When do we get to meet you in person?
Ah! We love in-person meetings, especially long before your wedding day. After all this time Skyping and getting to know each other better, we love the moment we get to finally see each other up close! A great opportunity would be if you decide to have a destination engagement shoot or an engagement moon. Plus, this will give us the chance to give you the royal tour around the places of your choice so you know exactly what it feels like to say I do in Italy!
Do you carry back-up cams / equipment/ drives?
Most certainly! We would never compromise your day's footage. In fact, we have everything, from back-up cameras, to lenses, leds, memory cards, drives, you name it!
What is your wedding photography fee?
Since our wedding photography services are entirely bespoke, we cannot offer a fixed fee packaging. Each wedding coverage fee is as unique as the couples we photograph. This is the reason why we offer a free wedding photography consultation, so that we can understand exactly what you are looking for in detail, and then provide the best offer for you.
Can we order our photography albums and fine art prints from you?
Absolutely yes! Heirloom pieces and prints are what makes your wedding tangible! You may wish to take advantage of the print release on your online gallery to download your images in high-resolution, or websize, and have them printed any way or anywhere you choose. If on the other hand you seek premium quality paper and prints you can order straight from your gallery. To view a sample of our albums and prints kindly visit the heirloom gallery.
When do we receive our images?
You will receive your final wedding images between 12 to 16 weeks after the big day.
You will also receive a deluxe box-set with a USB Pen Drive, a beautiful collection of Fine Art Printed Images and a surprise gift from us.
How do we select our images for a wedding album?
Do you mind when guests take their own photographs?
Your wedding photography album is the storybook of your biggest day! Sophisticated and curated, composed page after page is a homage to your moments, your getting ready, your first look, your family shots, your wedding parties, your portraits, snaps with your friends, delicious details, and candid moments which carry so much significance and emotional charge. We are always happy to choose for you and create a natural flow of images and instances, but you can also decide on your own. With flow in mind, once you have completed your selection, we will create a custom PDF with the final images for your approval. Once we have the okay from you, deft hands will work on a masterpiece that is ALL you. Wish to find out more about it. We're only a click away.
Not at all. That said, if you really want the best possible experience out of your ceremony, you may wish to consider and unplugged ceremony.
Do you deliver RAW files?
Our luxury wedding photography services entail images that are perfectly balanced, color tone corrected, and free of visual distractions, but also carry our signature edit style.
This is after all the main reason we engage our beloved clients' gaze in the first place.
To this reason we refer from delivering incomplete works including RAW files.
What is an unplugged ceremony?
It is a cell-phone free ceremony. Your guests put their phones down and refer from taking pictures. This way they enjoy the most out of your vows, and take in those magical moments of you getting wed. A plus to this? No raised arms in your shots, or cell-phones in the air images during your walk down the aisle exit. Only confetti, kisses, and bliss.
Will you post images from our wedding on your social media channels, and website?
Unless otherly agreed upon, we will. In fact, some of the most illustrious wedding blogs and magazines around the globe publish our real weddings to inspire more couples.
That said, we have also had super-VIP weddings we won't share images from.
How many hours is a standard wedding photography coverage?
Is there more you would like to know?
Don't hesitate to contact us and send your query and we will get back to you within 48 hours.
That depends on the kind of wedding you have planned, the events scheduled, and the kind of coverage you choose. So there are no standards, only what YOU wish.