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Let go, a risk that’s worth taking – Wedding in Bellagio Lake Como

Let go, a risk that’s worth taking When I started doing this “job” I wasn’t very aware that the emotional involvement of the photographer is so important. Getting into empathy for me means really love and take care about my couples. So everything becomes more natural and the click at the right time comes as a gift, you shouldn’t look for it. And one day it happens this wedding, where the only thing to do is let it go, get it. Thanks to the people I met that day. For example her mother, Sharon, welcomed me so warmly that I saw my mother in her eyes. And of course Adriana and Rob and many others. Sometimes, however, letting go is expose yourself, becoming vulnerable, but with Adriana …

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Wedding album for the anniversary – A wedding in Varenna

Wedding album for the anniversary  – A wedding in Varenna Alan, very organized, full of energy, always smiling. Orlaith, excited, shine, watched him all day with her big eyes. These are the two spouses who from Ireland have chosen Varenna for their marriage. It was a hot day, Alan welcomed me immediately in the villa where Orlaith and her bridesmaids were preparing. Then, of course, he disappeared, leaving the women quiet. This happened a year ago. A few weeks ago Alan and Orlaith wrote me because he wanted to create the album on time for their first anniversary. We created it together in a few days and sent it for printing The UPS took charge of the package, the anniversary is next week, I followed the tracking with …

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Wedding in Villa Castellina

WEDDING in VILLA CASTELLINA On more wedding I photographed last year, I promise shortly to start telling those of this year but the intense season keeps me away from the blog. It was a hot, sunny day where the smiles lit the candlelight dinner. We are between Piacenza and Parma, precisely in Castellina in a sober and elegant villa. My luck is not only travel to beautiful places and discovering elegant villas that history has given us, but in meeting beautiful people. With Paolo and Teresa it was so easy to work with that I remember their day as if I was a guest 😉 . But I want to make a leap at the end of the party, at the last photo I took …

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“It can’t rain all the time” – Wedding at Villa Parravicini – Felicity and Simon

“It can’t rain all the time” – Marriage at Villa Parravicini – Felicity and Simon And instead it rained, in this actually happy wedding held between Villa del Balbianello and Villa Parravicini, weather didn’t gave us peace. Not even 10 minutes, it rained all the time. We would go to Villa del Balbianello by boat and instead we got into a bus. We would make some shots on the lake of Como walk, near the villa, and instead no, thunderstorms the whole day and night. I’ve never seen a couple so smiling, they never missed their good mood. Felicity and Simon and all their guests had a great time. The wedding were magically handled by Alessandra, Veronica and Davide of …

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The brides moms. A wedding at Castello di Rossino

The brides moms. A wedding at Castello di Rossino Sian and Angelo are an Italo-English couple, Angelo is Italian, Dad’s a great chef in England, Sian is pure British blood! And of course they chose among the most suggestive locations we are lucky to have here on Lake Como. They married in the Villa del Balbianello and then celebrated the party in Rossino Castle in Calolziocorte, on the branch of Lecco lake. The castle enjoys an incredible view, on one side the lake, the other side across the valley. Sian to Angelo, they have a beautiful boy who has been calm and smiling the whole day. Brides moms are something unique to watch and photograph. I met them the year before the wedding …

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Small Intimate wedding … a perfect wedding on Lake Como

Small Intimate wedding … a perfect wedding on Lake Como We often talk about it, myself and Vittore, small, intimate weddings, are our favorites. You create a good energy, you get in touch and you know a little more about our spouses. Patrick, an aviation pilot, and Dominique wrote to me from Belgium by starting their email in Italian and then continuing to English. This kind touch made me realize that we could match. I meet them in Como a few months later, in Visini place, a well-known local food and wine shop, Patrick proposes the place and this confirmed that we can really become friends 😉. And so it was, we met, they have a son who could play the Great Gatsby as …

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From Croatia to Lake Garda, passing by Positano !

FROM CROATIA TO GARDA LAKE, PASSING by POSITANO 😉 I was in Croatia with Elena and Camilla, we were having breakfast. From the terrace of our small apartment rented for a few days I heard the sea, Camilla was playing  with her new swimsuit (strictly pink 🙂) and Elena was preparing a coffee. In this magic moment I was checking the e-mail 😉. I know it’s sad but it’s stronger than me. Kristin a cheerful Austrian woman wrote me for her wedding in Positano. I called her immediately to introduce myself and ask her all the details. She almost amazed at my prompt phone call, I felt her cheerfulness and openness. I understood that it might be a beautiful wedding to be photographed. And so it was. On …

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Those minutes before to go – Wedding at Grand Hotel Tremezzo

Those minutes before to go – Wedding at Grand Hotel Tremezzo The cap of the bottle of Champagne splashes fast and foam flying high, almost up to me, I  shoot that moment that surprised everyone. I jumped, but my finger clicked by itself. This is the start of a wedding day in Lake Como, it’ s September, a strong light enters from the large window. After this chill, quiet  is restored in the suite of the Grand Hotel Tremezzo, Faye relaxes, her friends and her mom joke in  the other room. From the terrace you can see Jamie having a drink with the other guests near the pool. They are about to move to Villa Balbianello for the ceremony. Faye is ready, she is alone only a …

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That precious moment before you leave to be married

That precious moment before you leave to be married Photos by me, words by my friend Diane Rossi. No one can turn their eyes away from your stunning image and as you study your own reflection in the mirror, you know that you own that moment.. Time slows down to a complete standstill, while your heart beats excitedly in your chest. The insecurity of this moment communicates such great tenderness, which moves me so profoundly and renders every Bride so very real to me. I have met couples who seem like they have run a marathon or even endured an Ironman challenge during the year leading to the day of their marriage.. but in that split second we all share …

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Same Sex Engagement Session in Milan – The Feedback

Same Sex Engagement Sessione in Milan – The Feedback  27 January 2017 – Ben and Andrew said…  We had a super time shooting with Matteo this winter. A skilled photographer who captures the best moments at great locations all around the city. His photojournalistic style is perfect if you’re shy and don’t like to pose so much. Just relax, big smiles and Matteo takes care of everything! We couldn’t have left this shoot in better hands than his. The whole experience was fun, engaging and effortless on our part. Stunning pictures Bravo, Matteo! Please visit my Same Sex – Gay Weddings Page for more informations. 

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The Lady of The Lake – Guest post by ®Diane Rossi

The Lady of The Lake I met Celebrant and Writer Diane Rossi for the first time when asked to photograph a fabulous wedding ceremony in Varenna in 2007. Diane and her husband Giuseppe have been Celebrants and Officiants since 2005 and take their vocation very seriously. Every ceremony comes straight from the heart. Visit them to learn more at: (www.blessingsfromitaly.com) They work all over Italy and the rest of Europe. Diane is published in several wedding Blogs and I invited her to write as a guest Blogger for my site. I am delighted to share her eloquent article celebrating beauty of mind, body and spirit.. and of course the stunning area of Lake Como! They may not be legendary rulers …

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Waiting for the magic moment, just that.

Waiting for the magic moment, just that. Small water droplets on the petals shine by the light from the window. From here you can see the guests arriving, one by one or in small groups. Ordered, curious and amazed. Perhaps by the beauty of the lake. Villa Regina Teodolinda lies elegant and quiet facing the water. Siham is hiding behind the curtain and, curious, looks who’s coming. It ‘s time to make up, get ready, but it seems she still want to put off a bit. Today condense months of projects, preparations, hopes, doubts, figuring. I’m here just to give shape to those images, I discretely sneak into this world that lasts a day. Siham is from Morocco, she is a Mediterranean beauty with a …

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My wonderful 2016 !

My wonderful 2016 ! Very late I resume some shots of 2016. I should do it for all my couples that I photographed last year ‘s, because, as a friend of mine says, beeing photographed is an act of generosity. They have helped me to live a beautiful year, from Venice to Sardinia, from Positano to the Valle d ‘Aosta, passing by Lake Como and Lake Garda. This was, in a couple of minutes, my 2016, thanks to all! The biggest thanks to my wife Elena and daughter Camilla, of course, is not always easy to live with a photographer 😉

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Marriage in Valle d’Aosta- Bellevue Hotel – Cogne

MARRIAGE IN VALLE D’AOSTA – BELLEVUE HOTEL – COGNE Extreme sports, mountain climbing, running and more. Two wonderful Norwegians, born and raised in that great country that I have visited a few years ago. These are the first information I have from Alexandra and Asle, a beautiful couple and with a contagious smile that shared with me an afternoon full of color, huge spaces, endless green, cool breeze, everything in front of His Majesty the Gran Paradiso Park. As often happens Alexandra asked me advice on what to visit in the surrounding area of ​​Milan, Lake Como, etc. I suggested Varenna and other places around the lake. A few days later I was in Villa Cipressi for the wedding of Patrick and Dominique, during the pre ceremony aperitif in …

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Linda, a photo shoot to commemorate the Lake Como vacation

Linda, a photo shoot to commemorate the Lake Como vacation An holiday in Italy, a photo shoot and  relaxa with her husband. These are Linda’s desires, a beautiful american girl, from Washington D.C. , who contacted me for a “glamour” photo shoot in Lake Como. The lake naturally lends itself perfectly, so elegant and fine. Some shots at the Grand Hotel Tremezzo, a walk to Villa Carlotta and a boat ride. It ‘was all very natural and fun, Linda very good and sure of herself. A service infrequent for me but definitely satisfying. Here are some pictures:   Here the youtube slideshow on my channel Please visit my Lake Como Weddings Page for more informations. 

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Lake Como in a nutshel! Engagement Session

Lake Como in a nutshel! Engagement Session Couples from all over the world dream Italy as place for their wedding or just for the engagement. Some of them are so lucky that realize this dream in Lake Como. This is the case of Tyler and his beautiful fiancè form United States. We started from Bellagio, then we took the boat with the help of Luca Valsecchi (Taxi Boat Varenna), to see the best views of the lake. We hade a walk in Bellagio, saw all the best villas facing the lake. Lake Como in a nutshel! Here you can find the slideshow: http://www.matteocuzzola.it/en/portfolio_item/engagement-in-lake-como-june-24th-2016/ And my youtube channel: https://youtu.be/PT45W40OawI

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Barbara and Alessio, a real adventure in Sardinia

Barbara and Alessio, a real adventure in Sardinia 90’s, early in the morning. Awake since 6:00 am I get off the bus that brought me to Gorizia for school. From the station I start walking for about 10 minutes to my school. Often with me there is Barbara, a gentle friend, smiling, always smiling. We did this little walk together, not every day, but it happened often. Walking to school, I remember she kept his head tilted slightly forward as if to look at the shoes, the thumb of the left hand between the shoulder and the heavy backpack strap. Perhaps a sign of shyness. Always with a smile. Barbara always listened politely my nonsense words, who knows what I was saying. Then the school went …

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Marriage in Torre San Marco, Gardone Riviera Lake Garda

Marriage in Torre San Marco, Gardone Riviera Lake Garda The silence envelops us all, my clicks explode. My eyes are bouncing nervously here and there, Roberta sit down and his hands caress slowly her  50’s style white dress. In front of her Federico listening to her words. He welcomes those words, quiet, without embarrassment. In their eyes now there is complicity and serenity. One aspect that I like a lot in international marriages are the promises that spouses  exchange during the ceremony, written by them, the night or in the days before. These words, beyond the official celebration of the act, create a very strong moment giving a unique atmosphere. Roberta and Federico, despite being very young, come to this day after an intense …

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Wedding in Tuscany – Andrea and Fred

Wedding in Tuscany – Andrea and Fred Early Monday morning, I take the Italo train in Garibaldi station in Milan and in a couple of hours I arrive in the center of Florence! I find a sunny and hot day, very clear blue sky. The Savernano hills are waiting for me, I go to the car rental office and they assign me a Fiat 500, latest model, how nice! I played around the curves of the Tuscan hills and I enjoined the landscape, almost losing myself among the vineyards, Fiat 500 distracted me for a moment ;-). Andrea and Fred are waiting for me for their wedding in the beautiful Farm Savernano, which dominates the hills. This nice Australian couple enjoined their wedding …

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My Workflow with Forever Thine Wedding Workflow

My Workflow with Forever Thine Wedding Workflow Every year I rethink my wedding workflow to make it more efficient, valuable and why not funny! Great part of my time is in front of my MacBook Pro and in one year a do post production on about 25-30.000 images. A few weeks ago Sleeklens.com contacted me presenting their Forever Thine Wedding Workflow that is a collection of fantastic presets and brushes for Lightroom. I was happy to test it, and this is my review. This collection of presets covers a lot of black and whites filters  and more than 100 others. The presets are organized in categories so it is simple to find the right one for every image. There a the magical All in …

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