Wedding Photographer Verona Francesco Bognin shoots a wedding at Brendola, Italy
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Tell us a little about yourself??My name is Francesco, I am an osteopath, but two years ago I bought my first camera, a Nikon D3000 and since then, I fall in love with photography, which has fully become a second job.
How do you think or would like people to describe you?As a determined and ambitious person, Iâ€™m 26 years old but I know exactly what I want and how to get it.
Tell us a little bit about the wedding day?During the wedding day I try to behave as if I was a guest, I donâ€™t want to be too intrusive, and let the couple enjoy their day. I want to be present to catch emotional moment but always discreetly. Anyway, I always make friends with most of the guests and thatâ€™s how beautiful and spontaneous photos come from.
How did you get into wedding photography?I had bought my first camera ever for 5 months, when a crazy and reckless couple of friends asked me to be their wedding photographer. I didnâ€™t feel ready for such a commission but since Iâ€™m impulsive I decided to seize the occasion. Thatâ€™s how I discovered wedding reportage. Since then Iâ€™ve been working more and more.
How long have you been a wedding photographer?Iâ€™ve been a wedding photographer for 2 years.
Can you share how you've made your wedding photography business a success? Any mistakes you made along the way?I use a lot social networks and get to thousands of people without any cost and very fast. I also cooperate with many colleagues creating new contacts.
What do you think a bride or groom should be looking for and not looking for in terms of wedding photography packages?The bride and the groom should enjoy their wedding day, and not have to worry about how they look in photos. Wedding photographers are not and cannot be fashion photographers. They also should look for a photographer they feel comfortable with.
How do you advertise yourself and what for you has really worked?I use social networks a lot
Why do you think people hire you?Because Iâ€™m willing to meet my customerâ€™s requests and try to establish a good rapport.
How many weddings do you average per year?20-25
Whose wedding would you love to shoot?My friends ones, because they would probably behave more spontaneously in front of the camera.
If you were asked to shoot a destination wedding, where would you hope it would be?In a big city such as London or New York, I love the opposition between the romanticism of the moment and the vibrating atmosphere of street style and skyscrapers.
What equipment do you have for a typical wedding day?My kit is: 2 Nikon Df (silver), Sigma 14 f 2,8 â€“ Nikon 24 f 1,4 â€“ Nikon 58 f1,4 and one flash that I never use.
What is the most challenging thing about a wedding.
Do you have an approach to a wedding?Connecting with my customers comes before the pure business.
Who or what inspires you?My favorite wedding photographers are Sam Hurd, Tony Hoffer, Andrea Corsi, Marco Schwarz and Nessa K.
Best & Worst marketing idea so far?n/a
If you weren't a photographer, what would you be?I have 2 jobs, first of all I am a osteopath, I studied to do this and I never thought that photography would cover such and important part in my life.
Share your favourite image of the day and why?This one
Do you have any goals for the future photography related or otherwise?Iâ€™d like to become a destination wedding photographer.
What do you think is key to being a successful wedding photographer?My style is my identification: but I want to refresh it every year and refine some techniques.
Are there any other wedding photographers whose work inspires you, can be a well know photographer or somebody you've stumbled across?Most of the photographers Iâ€™m inspired by are well-known photographers.
Proudest moment so far. Photography related or otherwise?n/a
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