Wedding Photographer Montevarchi Davide Zanoni shoots a wedding at La selva Giardino del Belvedere-Montevarchi, Italy
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Tell us a little about yourself??Born and raised in Milan, I graduated at the ISA School of Art as well as at the Italian Institute of Photography IIF. I am member of the WPJA, Wedding Photojournalist Association. I love telling stories through pictures and I always try to find the best way to capture the spirit of the wedding.
How do you think or would like people to describe you?I am passionate about my work. Precise and extremely professional in respect of my clients
Tell us a little bit about the wedding day?A cloudy day but full of joy. A married couple young and in love with so many friends ready to celebrate. A wonderful day.
How did you get into wedding photography?I started as a reporter. The wedding photography is a result of my passion to tell with the pictures everything that surroundings me.
How long have you been a wedding photographer?4 years ago I decided to make the wedding photography my main profession.
Can you share how you've made your wedding photography business a success? Any mistakes you made along the way?Professionalism and dedication are my best quality. I dedicate myself to my work every day of my life.
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 groom should think about the quality of the images. The image quality is the thing which can not be ignored. Good photo books are the result of excellent pictures.
How do you advertise yourself and what for you has really worked?My blog is the best form of promotion. It is important to keep it updated with good quality images. The blog, the website, is your portfolio.
Why do you think people hire you?Most of my spouses are photographers, graphic designers, architects. I myself have studied graphic design and photography. I think there are similarities of views.
How many weddings do you average per year?To do my job to the best of my ability and to be able to devote the necessary time to photography, I decided to photograph only one wedding a week
Whose wedding would you love to shoot?Any original weddings out of the ordinary.
If you were asked to shoot a destination wedding, where would you hope it would be?Africa. I've never been in Africa before. Africa will be one of my next travels
What equipment do you have for a typical wedding day?Two cameras, four lenses. I usually use very bright lenses. 24Mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm 1.4 are my favourite lenses.
What is the most challenging thing about a wedding.
Do you have an approach to a wedding?I always try to photograph moments full of inspiration. It is important to have a good relationship with the couple.
Who or what inspires you?British, Americans and Australians photographers have a very different approach from the one that is the Italian tradition, I admire them.
Best & Worst marketing idea so far?I'm not so good at promoting myself.
If you weren't a photographer, what would you be?A writer but I'm definitely better at expressing myself with photography
Share your favourite image of the day and why?This one. I love the thrill of the grandparents.
Do you have any goals for the future photography related or otherwise?Improve myself. Always be curious to observe. Always.
What do you think is key to being a successful wedding photographer?Curiosity and passion.
Are there any other wedding photographers whose work inspires you, can be a well know photographer or somebody you've stumbled across?Fer Juaristi. Samm Blake. I like these guys very much.
Proudest moment so far. Photography related or otherwise?When I receive letters from married couples with gratitude for the work done is a great joy that goes beyond the work.
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