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Salina and Donald , engagement trip to Italy

Salina and Donald , engagement trip to Italy I love to arrive earlier when I work in Varenna . I sit in the square in front of the church , watching the tourists and the locals . I drink a coffee. It is a small town that trasmits peace . Young, beautiful, directly from Hong Kong, have chosen Italy and Lake Como for their engagement trip! Salina and Donald are a young and happy couple! They were so friendly that they followed my advices for this photo shoot . We started with a photoshoot in the streets of Varenna, then after a dress change ūüėČ , we took a taxi boat with Luca ( http://www.taxiboatvarenna.com/ ) for a boat ride …

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Testimonial engagement photographer in Lake Como

Testimonial engagement photographer in Lake Como Salina said…¬† It has definitely been a fantastic engagement photography experience with Matteo. We as someone havent ever visited Italy, Matteo offered us great suggestions on venues/ time for photo-taking. He has been responsive on all the enquiries we had. With the unpredictable weather, Matteo has been veryflexible in allowing us to make the final decision in the same morning if we go ahead with the photo-taking – he just didnt want us to waste the time and money on this important album of our lives – thanks for being so kind to us. We were a bit nervous before the session not knowing how it would be – it has been proved to …

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A tea in Venice, intimate wedding – Maria and Vadim

A tea in Venice, intimate wedding – Maria and Vadim The first phrase with I was welcomed by Maria, entering their apartment in Venice was, “Can I get you some tea?” Gentle and calm, she was preparing herself with the help of her mother and Vadim. I immediately noticed their passion for tea, as they¬†confirmed to me, it was one of the common points that helped to start their story. Maria and Vadim are a Russian couple, living in Israel, they are travelers and photography enthusiasts. They told me how it all began, how it was not really a conventional love story, especially at the beginning. I can only say that I saw a couple in love who wanted to …

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Unconventional wedding?

Unconventional wedding ? Today celebrate an unconventional wedding it’ s definitely not easy. Over the years I’ve seen al lot of different events and as wedding photographer (and human been) with a good dose of empathy I believe, I still get excited. This is perhaps the beauty of my job. Looking back at weddings that have most impressed me and to couples who seem to me to have become friends, and some actually are, I saw¬†images of real, intimate events. Perhaps this is the meaning of the day of non conventional marriage. The essence of itself, sharing and celebration, with friends and relatives, of love. This is the story of Eleonora and Bruno, their wedding party (without ceremony) took place …

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Wedding at Villa del Balbianello and Grand Hotel Tremezzo – Emily and Wayne, September 30th, 2015

Wedding at Villa del Balbianello and Grand Hotel Tremezzo – Emily and Wayne, September 30th, 2015 Emily was alone in the room where she¬†prepared herself and all the guests were heading towards the place of the ceremony. The finishing touches to her¬†lips. Someone knocked on the door, it was her dad. He looked at her speechless, he will soon bring¬†Emily to¬†Wayne. Ten minutes in which all the insecurities of a bride manifest, but her¬†father was there to reassure her. I felt like an intruder and of course I went in a¬†corner of the room, shooting from time to time to give them¬†the memory of the strongest moment¬†of the day. Emily is a strong woman, determined, with strong will.¬†During the year …

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Wedding in Orta San Giulio – Villa Crespi – Marco and Madlen September 25th 2015

Wedding in Orta San Giulio – Villa Crespi I can finally write about Marco and Madlen, it’s been a bit now since their marriage, which took place in late September last year in Orta San Giulio. This couple¬†has been full of surprises for me. Madlen is Syriac, her¬†family emigrated in Stockholm following the tragic genocide of Syriac Christians took place between the Iraq and Syria. Marco is Italian and has known Madlen in Stockholm where he lives and works. When I asked him which¬†location they would choose for their wedding Marco explained to me the reason of Villa Crespi, for the peculiarity of their marriage, he Italian and her from Middle East. Villa Crespi embodies the perfect fusion of these …

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Wedding at Marne Castle – Acquaroli – Federica and Tommaso September 19th 2015

Wedding at Marne Castle – Acquaroli When Federica told me that¬† out of the church there could have been 300-400 friends waiting for them, I could not believe it. 400 are a lot, but it was like that. Rise, applause, screams … I didn’ t understand anything, I was shooting backwards the exit from the church of Tommaso and Federica and I was literally engulfed by the crowd. It was funny to see them overwhelmed by their friends. We moved then in the awesome Castle of Marne, very well managed by Acquaroli, where everything was perfect and in a moment the evening arrived with dances that I would not have missed for anything. So here’s some shots of this perfect …

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Wedding in Venice – The Westin Europa & Regina – Michelle and Matthew August 19th 2016

Wedding in Venice – ¬†The Westin Europa & Regina – Michelle and Matthew August 19th 2016 Over the years, in this work, I met hundreds of people. Some go by and some others don‚Äôt. In 2009, in Varenna, in a small wedding in Villa Cipressi, I met Giuseppe (Blessing from Italy) while celebrating the ceremony with great sensitivity and respect. I was struck. After the ceremony we talked a few minutes and nothing more. After that meeting we talked a couple of times on the phone and we again worked together in Venice where I met Diane, his wife and colleague. We understood we have the same vision, the same respect for our customers, the same passion for those moments …

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Wedding Villa Lario Lake Como – Marina e Sebastian

Wedding Villa Lario Lake Como – Marina e Sebastian All the guests¬†have arrived and are waiting for the bride¬†on the terrace of Villa Lario. She is coming, approaching fast with a small and elegant boat, on board there is also her¬†father, the water of the lake is as still as a table¬†and Sebastian is looking for her¬†from the jetty. This is¬†the marriage of Marina and Sebastian. An intimate ceremony, held in a beautiful garden from their best friends, surrounded by their guests. It was an elegant and refined party where there was also room for a fantastic DJ. Here are some pictures: Here the complete slideshow of this fantastic wedding in Villa Lario! Please visit my Lake Como Weddings Page …

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Wedding Varenna Villa Cipressi – Katie and Jonathan September 9th, 2015

Wedding in Lake Como Varenna Villa Cipressi Katie and Jonathan September 9th, 2015 ¬†Varenna, Villa Cipressi 9 September the sky was so blue that looked like a fresh painted home door. Perfect temperature , a nice breeze, I parked the car in the car park of Varenna just around the corner is Villa Monti ¬†that overlooks the lake. I went up the small hill and hit the apartmen. Here¬† Katie is almost ready, make up and hair done. We are a bit ‘in advance and Katie with her mother and aunt decide to make a toast, why not? But here ‘s the unexpected. Katie uncork the bottle and the champagne exploded like a firework and squirted his white foam everywhere, …

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Testimonal wedding photographer

Lisa said: “Matteo has been our best decision amongst all the decisions that we had to take planning our wedding. Since the moment I saw the pictures that he took on previous weddings, I understood he was exactly what we were looking for. And he met and exceeded our expectations. He is both an amazing person and a great professional. You’ll receive hundreds of beautiful pictures in just few weeks. There are not many photographers out there that offer this level of service at the same price. And the peace of mind that you have throughout the entire year (or so) knowing that he is great, is priceless (I’ve been really stressed out by second thoughts on other suppliers but …

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Testimonial wedding villa Teodolinda Lake Como

“We were so pleased that we found Matteo for our wedding. He was amazing to work with. From the first Skype chat we knew that we found the right person. Not only was he very cooperative and friendly but also he was willing to work around us and our arrangements and was not limited to set hours. We came across many photographers that only would stay with us for 6 hours or so, but Matteo is different. He is with you for the entire day! He captured our magic moments perfectly and for that we are forever grateful!” Tania and Giovanni July 11th, 2015 Villa Teodolinda, Laglio Here some more photos: wedding villa Teodolinda, Laglio Read my love stories in …

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Wedding in Villa Carlotta, Lake Como testimonial

“Matteo is a specialist in capturing special moments. We have so many beatiful and memorable pictures of our wedding day where you see people having a good time and laughing, really showing “the moment” without them realizing they’ve been captured and not posing for the camera. I love the more natural reportage style, where you feel you are part of the story during the day. Matteo is easy to contact, flexible and thinks along. I would recommend him to everyone.” Brenda and Diederik May 9th, 2015 Villa Carlotta, Lake Como More pictures here: wedding in Villa Carlotta Please visit my Lake Como Weddings Page for more informations.¬† Read my love stories in my blog

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Wedding at the Castle of Buttrio Friuli Venezia Giulia

Wedding at the Castle of Buttrio Lisa and Alberto, September 5th, 2015 Lisa and Alberto live in Sydney, Australia and when we first met via Skype we immediately liked and understood each other. Lisa has worked in the wedding industry and I must say she organized a marriage just perfect, it was in an international mood but was de facto an Italian, elegant wedding . So everything was “aligned” perfectly, even my mind and my heart. A young couple, very passionate that is living an adventure far from home and relatives, by their own efforts. I liked so much and I will remember them. Here are some photos of the beautiful day.     Here the slideshow on my youtube …

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Wedding at Eremo Gaudio Varenna – Ruth and Leon August 13th 2015

Wedding at Eremo Gaudio Varenna – Ruth and Leon August 13th 2015 In many years as wedding photographer on Lake Como I shoot dozens of weddings in Varenna but I have never had a ceremony at Eremo Gaudio. It is a terrace accessible only taking 3 lifts almost at altitude that has a crazy view of Lake Como p, just where the lake splits into two, it’s amazing! That day, on August 13, was perfect, sunny and hot. Here they were married Ruth and Leon, a young English sweet couple. I photographed in the preparation of Ruth at the hotel Victoria a few minutes from the Eremo Gaudio and then, after the ceremony,¬† we moved by boat to the other …

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Photographs of a family reunion, from China to Holland

Photographs of a family reunion, from China to¬†Holland Or perhaps better to say from Holland¬†to¬†China passing by¬†Italy. Yes, because this is a nice Dutch family that lives a bit all over the world, some¬†of them in China. But what they decided to do¬†this summer? They rented a beautiful villa on Lake Como¬†in Italy and have spent¬†all together a memorable vacation. They asked me to capture an informal afternoon, relaxed and with the children playing in the pool with soap bubbles … very funny. So here’s some pictures of this family reunion: Follow me on my youtube channel, here the slideshow of the family reunion. Please visit my Lake Como Weddings Page for more informations.¬†

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Bride’s getting ready – Wedding at Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni Bellagio

Bride’s getting ready – Wedding at Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni Bellagio I like to come back to this topic because it is so important to me. Bride’s getting ready . It is probably the stage of marriage I prefer to photograph, which I can be virtually invisible, observe the emotions that only in these minutes are so intense and dynamic. Moments of joy alternates with moments thoughtful and intimate, I see it in the eyes and expressions. This is what I look for in my¬† weddings. Expressions, eyes, hands speak more than we think and during the getting ready of the bride are so clear and strong. Back on this topic because this beautiful bride Jo-Ann¬†in the beginning didn’t want …

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Wedding in Friuli Buttrio Castle – Martina and Michael July 18th 2015

Wedding in Friuli Buttrio Castle – Martina and Michael July 18th 2015 Martina, perhaps a bit intimidated by my camera sits on a chair in the room of the Castle of Buttrio and passes the check list of their most important day. Later today she would wear the white dress helped by closest friends and her mother. From the window you can see the beautiful hills that lead the best grapes of the legendary white wines of this beautiful region. From here I can see the terrace below where musicians get ready and my good friend Gerry (GP Events), working with him is a pleasure as well as an honor. As usual he was taking care about all the details …

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Wedding in Villa Regina Teodolinda Lake Como Laglio Tania&Giovanni 11 Luglio 2015

Wedding in Villa Regina Teodolinda Lake Como Laglio Tania&Giovanni 11 Luglio 2015 I am back from a weekend really challenging, two marriages that led me to the Orta lake in Villa Crespi by Antonino Cannacciuolo (one of the best chef in the world) to the calm and beautiful Switzerland. Then now I rest a bit writing this post on one of my recent weddings on Lake Como. This wedding is about Tania and Giovanni a couple from the Netherlands that have brought so many nationalities and many emotions in the beautiful Villa Regina Teodolinda in Laglio on Lake Como. Yes many nationalities because Tania is Scottish with Russian parents, Giovanni Italian and a lot of guests came from all over …

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Wedding in Castle Vigoleno Italy

Wedding in Castle Vigoleno Italy – Melinda and Alberto At ¬†Vigoleno Castle¬†I feel at¬†home, Elena, Claudia and all the collaborators of this unique location on the Piacentini hills always welcome me with great affection and¬†I can’t wait¬†to come back¬†again soon! Here was held the wedding of Melinda and Alberto a couple living in ¬†Sydney, ¬†Australia. She is of Hungarian and Alberto¬†is¬†italian. Guests, arrived from almost all over¬†the world, ¬†have enjoyed the good Italian food, the beautiful view of the hills and of course their spouses, in a warm and sunny day. Melinda deals with wedding planning in Sydney for Dockside Group who kindly published my photos in their international blog: http://docksidegroup.com.au/blog/real-wedding-melinda-and-alberto Here are some photos of a wonderful day:   …

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