Photographer for destination Weddings in Italy?
Introduction: When I begin working in this field my first clients were English and American couples, or, more generally, foreign couples who came to get married in Italy. At the beginning of my career as a wedding photographer I worked exclusively on what are called Destination Weddings In Italy. During that time, about 12 years ago, very few couples decided to get married in Italy but itís also true that there were even less photographers who worked in this particular market.
This gave me the opportunity of a huge amount of work from my very first years of work.During that time I photographed Destination Weddings throughout Italy; I photographed weddings in Venice, Verona, Padua, on Lake Como and on Lake Maggiore, not to mention all the weddings
I photographed wedding around the whole of Tuscany; Lucca, Siena, Florence, Arezzo, San Gimignano and Volterra; I shot weddings in Puglia, Basilicata, Lazio and Liguria. Clearly, however, most of the weddings I photographed then, and continue to photograph now, are weddings celebrated on the Amalfi Coast. The majority of weddings I photograph are on the Amalfi Coast simply because I live in Ravello and, inevitably, my relationships with local service providers in the industry are stronger and, if you like, more personal. I'm talking about relationships with hotel facilities, with florists, wedding-planner, hair stylists, makeup artists, etc...
So for the first three or four years I exclusively photographed the weddings of foreign couples marrying in Italy.
It was only by chance that I happened to photograph the wedding of a friend in Naples, and from that moment on, I began to see the possibility of also promote my work to Italian clients.
Now, my clients are definitely mixed, i.e. 50% are Italians and the remaining 50% are foreigners. And that is why I often find myself talking to my wedding photographer colleagues, about the differences between these two ways of understanding and undertaking the same job. In fact, there’s a big difference between photographing weddings for Italians and photographing weddings for foreigners, in fact there are many differences. It may seem strange that the same job, wedding photographer, can be so different just because clients are of different nationalities.
The whole basis of the work is diverse; the way in which you market yourself to new clients is different is the way in which we promote to find new customers, the ceremonies are different as are the number of guests and the style of those guests, the style of photography requested, the type of album to be created and many other small details that I’m going to attempt to list here.
published on 08 Febbraio 2013 by Gianni
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