Wedding Photographer Marche Nicola Tonolini Photographer shoots a wedding at Anguilla - Cap Juluca, Italy
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Tell us a little about yourself??I am married to a lovely woman, I have got two wonderful kids and I am a happy full time wedding photographer. I love my job. I consider myself a privileged because I can live the wedding day from a very special and exclusive point of view. And then, through my pictures, I am honored and happy to share what I have seen with the bride, the groom, their relatives and friends.
How do you think or would like people to describe you?I would like people describing me as honest, reliable, professional, talented and funny.
Tell us a little bit about the wedding day?The wedding day is full of excitement from the very beginning, when the bride and the groom wake up, till the last dance. I don't want to miss anything because I strongly believe that the story that my pictures aim to tell has to be complete. Every single smile, tear, kiss, yawn, shout, word, song and grimace is a significant part of the day. Me and my staff shoot with attention, discretion and constancy throughout the whole day.
How did you get into wedding photography?I remember clearly how wedding photography rushed into my life. I was at a friend and great photographer's studio. His name is Luciano Monti. A lot of pictures hung to get dry and others were scattered on a big table. I was choosing some photographic prints for my new home when he started to show me some pictures that he just took at a wedding in Sicily. Those images touched me and moved me so much that I decided to become a wedding photographer. I decided to catch emotions and to share them because Luciano's pictures filled my heart.
How long have you been a wedding photographer?I have been a wedding photographer since 2008.
Can you share how you've made your wedding photography business a success? Any mistakes you made along the way?I studied a lot. I mean both photographic technique and marketing. Being an Italian photographer helps because my country has many famous photographers and a lot of beautiful places where couples, even from abroad, can celebrate their wedding day.
I made mistakes in marketing and I surely will do wrong again. I think it is important to do always my best, to analyze mistakes and learn from them.
What do you think a bride or groom should be looking for and not looking for in terms of wedding photography packages?I think that the bride and the groom should first choose a photographer who takes pictures that they like. It seems really a stupid thing but I think it is the most important on. Then I may suggest to look for a professional photographer. Finally I may tell them always to sign a clear contract.
How do you advertise yourself and what for you has really worked?I use social networks, website and blog.
Why do you think people hire you?I hope for my pictures, my reliability and my professionally.
How many weddings do you average per year?40/45 weddings
Whose wedding would you love to shoot?Couples who appreciate my pictures, sunny and empathic ones. A lot of my clients have become my friends.
If you were asked to shoot a destination wedding, where would you hope it would be?I would chose Africa, Kenya particularly (Chyulu Hills)
What equipment do you have for a typical wedding day?2 Canon 5 D Mark III
Canon 24mm F 1.4
Canon 35mm F 1.4
Sigma 50mm F 1.4
Canon 85mm F 1.2
Canon 135mm F 2.0
Canon 100mm macro F 2.8
Canon 100mm f2.0
Canon 16/35mm F 2.8
2 Flashes Canon Speedlight 580 II
What is the most challenging thing about a wedding.
Do you have an approach to a wedding?Basically a photo journalistic approach, but I love when romantic couples ask me for some stylized pictures.
Who or what inspires you?Love for Nature and for my Family first and the great photo-reporters of the past.
Best & Worst marketing idea so far?Worst: Radio, Paper Brochures and Magazines
Best: Social Networks
If you weren't a photographer, what would you be?A Pilot in Kenya or a Diver in Caribbean or a Natural Scientist I don't know where.
Share your favourite image of the day and why?Today I love this picture! Itâ€™s the first dance and bride and the groom were crying. I also love the simplicity of this shot.
Do you have any goals for the future photography related or otherwise?Getting Better and Better.
What do you think is key to being a successful wedding photographer?Studying, passion and marketing.
Are there any other wedding photographers whose work inspires you, can be a well know photographer or somebody you've stumbled across?My admiration for Italian photographers and good friends Daniele Vertelli, Andrea Corsi and Marco Miglianti. They changed the wedding photography concept in Italy. Furthermore Twomann Studio and Ben Chrisman Studio.
Proudest moment so far. Photography related or otherwise?2012 First Runner Up AGWPJA Photographer
2013 Best of the Best Junebug Wedding
Couples who change their wedding day to have me as their photographer.
2 weddings abroad (Caribbean and Bangkok) in one year.
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