SO YOU WANT TO GET MARRIED IN ITALY?
YOU'VE COME TO THE RIGHT PEOPLE!
WE'RE MARCO & AMANDA.
We are an Italian-American husband and wife team: a destination wedding photographer in Italy as well as wedding planner and coordinator from the United States. Simonelli Studio combines wedding photography, planning, and organizational expertise for cool couples who want to get married in Italy. We have a profound love for this country, its food, the culture and the myriad of diverse experiences one can have – if one knows where to find them.
Our journey together began in the USA with a successful wedding photography business and years of experience organizing corporate and public events. It was planning our own destination wedding in 2016 which brought us to the realization that we were meant to be in Italy. One year later we sold pretty much everything we owned and moved from the great American plains to the rolling green hills of Umbria.
SIMONELLI STUDIO WORKS WITH COUPLES FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD TO PLAN, CARRY OUT AND DOCUMENT THEIR PERFECT ITALIAN DESTINATION WEDDING ADVENTURE. WE ARE YOUR LOCALS, ALWAYS JUST A PHONE CALL AWAY.
TAKING YOUR PARTY ABROAD
A DESTINATION WEDDING IN ITALY?
To put it simply, having your destination wedding in Italy combines all the best elements of the perfect wedding: travel, incredible food, spectacular locations, and your tribe. As your destination wedding photographer in Italy and wedding planner, we take into account your style and what type of venue best suits it. We help coordinate the arrival & accommodation of your guests, as well as entertaining side trips for them. We connect you as if you were a local. Simonelli Studio covers all the details so that when your wedding day comes you won’t have the typical day-of stressors. This is going to be the best party you haven’t yet thrown! You can fly back home confident that everyone will walk away with an unforgettable experience, and you’ll have the incredible photos to prove it. Pics or it didn’t happen!
great wedding photography requires informed planning. We can provide both.
so you just kick back, relax and enjoy your day.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US
RAVES & REVIEWS
Marco is talented, charming and wonderful to work with. Did I mention talented? His lighting techniques seem effortless yet somehow everything turns out perfectly glowing and amazing. The photos are the one thing you have to remember the day by after all the chaos is over - don't skimp! I felt like a vogue model and my husband and I love revisiting the day and our amazing photos. Marco does a great job balancing the editorial style shots with in the moment sweet and funny moments. Even our family photos which we're a little more formal we're different and stunning. He's also a blast to work with so having him help you relax and laugh is certainly a nice perk. By the end of the wedding, you'll feel like you have a new favorite Italian friend.
As a wedding planner, I worked alongside Marco for a client in Denver and found his work to be superb - so much so that when it came to finding a photographer for my own wedding in Italy, I knew exactly who I wanted to capture our wedding. When planning a destination wedding, you want someone not only matches your style but who is also local and knows the venue - with Marco, we found that! He captured some of our most treasured moments (even when it meant getting tangled with some cacti) and we would recommend him to any couples looking for a photographer in Tuscany!
Since the first meeting we immediately clicked with Marco. He is very easy-going and a kind spirit. He created stunning images for us, despite the terrible weather conditions. He shows excellent professionalism, developed in my opinion, above all with the experience of working for several years in the USA. His photographic style is just different and brings a breath of freshness than is . What also should not underestimate the feeling that Marco was able to create with our guests, managing to involve them in funny and original photos. In conclusion, if we could get married every year to savor how much he managed to freezare in the photo book, it would be our choice anyway!
Marco captures the photographs that you dream of. Its what you have in your head...but can't describe. He finds a way to make that happen for you. We loved using him for our wedding and our photographs even won contests! He helped us feel natural and at ease during the sessions (engagement to wedding)...since we aren't professionals. The end product of our digital gallery and our book were priced competitively and of VERY high quality. I still look at my book at least once a month. Marco is so talented. His eye for the light and uniqueness is awesome. He is a super fun guy, very professional, and when you want to capture your life's most important moments - its WORTH the investment. Trust me. WORTH EVERY PENNY. We are now personal friends with Marco and love seeing all his work with families and couples. We loved the entire experience.
Marco documented some of the most unforgettable moments of our lives: our wedding, my pregnancy, our two lovely girls growing, our family. With every click he can capture our feelings and connections and tell them to the world. us relive the same emotions. Real moments, nothing fake. Marco and Amanda will make you feel comfortable and create an instantaneous sense of friendship. The best in the game!!!
My husband and I couldn't be more happy about our whole experience with Marco and his team! Marco is like family to us. In addition to my wedding, he also shot my sister's wedding a few years back and I know we will continue to use him in the future as our family continues to grow! He is so talented and truly has an eye for the perfect "shot". Marco is so efficient - you aren't standing around waiting for him to get everyone in place to take a picture - it doesn't take him any time to envision, get everyone in place, shoot, and move on! He is so professional, fun, and energetic! The images he created from our wedding day are absolutely breathtaking and stunning - they brought tears to our eyes remembering all of those special moments he captured. I would recommend Marco & his team to anyone whether you are considering pictures for your engagement, wedding, maternity/newborn, or family - you will NOT be disappointed.
Words cannot begin to describe how amazing Marco (and his work) is. When choosing a photographer for our wedding, it was important to me that the day be captured like a story board. He did exactly that and so much more. Not only is he one of the funniest Italians I have ever met (which helped keep me cool and relaxed on the big day), but he sees things that many photographers may not catch. He was a true joy to be around and made everyone feel comfortable, which in turn made the photographs amazing. After the wedding when we were going through the photos, I literally cried because he took me back on a journey of our day in a way that I didn't get to see at the time. Yes, the group family photos are great, but it was the in between moments that brought tears to my eyes. For that, I am forever grateful. Grazie mille!
I met Marco nearly 5 years ago as a senior in high school. Over the course of the last 5 years he has captured some of the most monumental life changes. The birth of my first daughter, my first home, my growing family, and my marriage. Not only has he captured these beautiful moments for me, he has also become an irreplaceable family friend. I am truly grateful to have found Marco years ago, and to have such a talented friend in my life.