WHAT’S YOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC STYLE ?
I only realize wedding photography using a reportage style, this particular kind of photography doesn’t require any poses but it tries to tell all those little important moments of your special day in the most natural and spontaneous way. Personally I don’t like to steer your special day which must be something belonging only to the bride and groom and not to the photographer’s; I’ll try to be as unobtrusive as possibile. I think that if you like classic wedding photography, that is posed photography, I’m not your man.
DO YOU WORK ONLY IN ITALY?
No, obviously I can travel all around Europe if it’s necessary to meet with your requests. Obviously, all traveling expenses, that is fly, tolls and overnight accommodation, can have an impact upon the wedding costs. Also because a wedding out of my region can bring an undertaking of more than one day, as a consequence, this may result in a loss of wedding here in Italy
HOW CAN I MAKE A RESERVATION FOR MY WEDDING?
You can write to me at info@micheleiacondino,com then we can arrange an appointment at my studio or at your place. If this not possible we can arrange contact via Skype or video conference. If you decide to employ me as your wedding photographer I’ll make you sign a contract that certifies and confirms all your choices and will require a deposit also.
IS THE LOCATION IMPORTANT FOR A GOOD OUTCOME OF THE PICTURES?
It would be untrue of me to say that location isn’t important. By “location” I mean all those places that are part of your wedding day; for example if the getting ready of a bride is realized in a little dark room this would not give me the possibility to take high level pictures but, to tell the truth, nobody could do it in the same conditions. Luminous and spacious places are fundamental elements in order to have high quality pictures, for this reason it is important to retain those aspects when you’re choosing the location together with all those funny and touching events that can happen during the wedding day
ARE YOU OVERPARTICULAR FOR THE WEDDING DAY?
No, I’m not but if you need something particular it’s not a problem for me. If you like a picture with a dear friend or a distant relative, it’s not a problem! Would you like to immortalize an important speech made just before dinner? Well, you’ll be satisfied! The only thing I need is to have dinner provided if the wedding ceremony extends all day long. It is important to remember that with reportage style is not possibile to guarantee the presence in all the pictures of all the people taking part in your wedding. If you have a particular request, for example classic group photos or similar or pictures with parents, grandparents, please let me know and I’ll be glad to make this happen.
WHEN SHOULD US CONTACT YOU?
It is quite difficult to answer this question because every year there are periods that are in high demand. According to my personal experience if you intend to marry in June or July it would be better to contact me at least a year before especially if the wedding will be celebrated on Saturday or Sunday which are public holidays.
MICHELE, WE LOVE PHOTOJOURNALISTIC PICTURES AND UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS YOUR STYLE, BUT IF WE WANTED A COUPLE OF CLASSIC SHOTS WITH OUR PARENTS AND BRIDAL PARTY, COULD YOU TAKE THEM?
IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT TO US…
Of course I can! A classic posed picture with your parents and relatives is a memory you want to keep regardless of my style, and I would never dream of refusing to take them. I don’t include them in my website or in my blog as they wouldn’t fit in, but that doesn’t mean I don’t take them! You could even help me with a written list of the guests you want to include..
HOW MUCH DO I SPEND FOR A WEDDING PHOTOCALL?
Well, it’s not so easy to estimate a price because each wedding is a separate situation and many factors and requirements can influence it. The price will depend on our clients needs; the best thing to do is to contact me after having seen my website then we’ll talk about your specific needs which will help me define all the economic aspects.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO WAIT TO SEE THE TEST STRIPS? WHO WILL CHOOSE THE SHOTS?
Usually, after 2/4weeks I can give you all the photos that have been made during the wedding day if it is not a very busy period (on USB key, at full resolution) otherwise there will be wait of 4/6 months.The USB package contains all shoots made (about 2000 in a 4 hours service, about 6000 in a 12 hours service) plus about 80/300 (this number is variable..) edited shoots. All photos are at full resolution (about 3000 files). The choice of the shots is made by me because I think that a story should be told by the “author” and not by the “characters”. Obviously if the client would like to have the postproduction of particular images that I have not chosen I can do it without any problem.
WE READ THAT IT TAKES FOUR-SIX MONTHS TO RECEIVE OUR POST PRODUCED PICTURES, BUT IT’S TOO LONG!! WE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THEM BEFORE. WHAT EXACTLY DOES IT TAKE TO POST PRODUCE THE PICTURES WHEN YOU DO NOT EVEN HAVE TO PRINT THEM?
Well, this is a very difficult matter and I hope my explanation is clear. I take the pictures and post produce them by myself; I don’t delegate the post production work to someone else so it should be quite clear that if I am “physically” taking pictures during a wedding I cannot be at home doing the post production. May, June, July and even September are very very busy months for me, so the pictures taken in this period will be obviously seen and analyzed starting from October up to December. This is the reason why it takes so long for you to receive your pictures. I suppose you are asking yourself why I dedicate so much time to the choice of the shots and the post production work; well the answer is really simple: because I think that this is what counts toward creating my signature style and believe it has a great impact on the final work. And finally, as you are talking about printed pictures, it must be said that this operation does not take much more than sending the files to be printed. The tell the truth the biggest task is in the choice of pictures and their post production. Another thing to point out is that my job (together with that of my colleagues) is an “artistic” one which means that it is closely related to the inspiration that I have on that day; and if on that particular day I’m not at my best for doing post production and choose the pictures of your wedding, well I prefer to put it off until I have the right inspiration. My job cannot be so cut-and-dried like the one you can find in a factory… So if you think that me and my work are good and worthy enough of the waiting time to have your pictures post produced as they deserve, well I’m your wedding photographer!
MAY I CHOOSE A PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM ?
Sure you can! At our studio we can suggest many different kinds of traditional album together with the print you prefer best, including fine art print, that is made using a high quality, special cotton paper. It is quite an understatement to call them “traditional” photograph albums because they are more similar to decorative items.
CAN I HAVE THE ORIGINAL FILES OF THE WEDDING?
The price that has been fixed for the wedding includes all processed shots in high resolution format further more all those shots that I have not personally chosen which are also processed in high resolution format. If the customer is interested in addition to the original jpg is possible request raw files without overprices.
You Have other questions for me? I’m at your disposal!