We have worked with a wide variety of clients for destination weddings in Italy, Europe, the United States and Mexico. We know that everyone and every wedding is unique. The same belief applies to photography. For this reason we don’t offer pre-set “wedding photography packages”; they just don’t work. Instead we sit down with you in person, via Facetime or Skype, or simply over the good ole telephone where we chat with you for a bit. This allows us to better understand how you envision your destination wedding in Italy and what package will best suit your needs, without putting you in a box.

The investment in your wedding photography will continue to pay off for years to come.  Afterall, photographs are the only things that remain after the wedding day. There are no retakes. We offer a variety of combinations and prices to meet a variety of budgets. Whether you want only photography coverage on the day of, you want us there documenting several days, or you want a combination of photography and planning, we can put together a wedding package that works for you. Give us a shout. We’d love to hear from you.

Wedding Photography

We are most and foremost a wedding photography studio, documenting people in love since 2001. Some of our clients prefer a photo journalistic style of wedding photography. They value spending time with friends and family and prefer not to interrupt this experience. Other couples instead want from us to create artful, memorable images in scenic locations. In those cases we plan accordingly, setting aside time and resources so that on their big day we can accomplish all that we planned together. Of course there are alternatives which include both options. Our un-intrusive, easy going, and attentive approach allows us to create images that make your true self shine. We want you to feel comfortable having your photos taken and can help you identify the ideal photography style for your destination wedding in Italy.

Planning + Coordination

There’s a lot that goes into planning a wedding, especially if you are celebrating in another country. But, we get by with a little help from our friends! Amanda & Marco can ease your worries by assisting with venue suggestions, creation of the timeline, vendor recommendation based on your style, vendor management, style tips depending on you location (stilettos and wineries don’t mix well, btw), and then of course we’ll be there on the day of to herd your cats and make sure everything goes according to schedule. Everyone wants to have a relaxed, no stress wedding day. We can make that happen.

Photo Booth

One of our favorite offerings is the photo booth. There are going to be a lot of pictures of you two and your guests, but nothing quite captures the “party” like the photo booth. Everyone loves to ham it up. Take a peek below to get a sense of how much fun our clients have with it

Video Coverage

Simonelli Studio works with the top videographers in the country. We enjoy collaborating with our colleagues to produce images and films that our clients will enjoy for a lifetime. We can absolutely include video coverage in your custom wedding package.

Side Trips

If you’re having a destination wedding in Italy, most likely your wedding guests are going to be in the area for a couple of days. And after all the traveling they did to be there for you, it’s always appreciated to provide them with unique, optional activities. So whether it’s wine tasting, truffle hunting, a cooking class, or an outdoor adventure, we can help you coordinate, map out, and offer some pretty cool side trips for your guests. Not only will they have a blast but they might make new friends along the way and they’re going to have great stories to take home.

The Photo Booth Experience

So, let’s talk about our Photo Booth at your wedding reception or, as we like to call it: Party Pics.

First of all it is not a booth, or a box. Instead we set up a portrait studio area with flash lights and a pro camera in a pretty spot at your wedding reception, pool party, cocktail lounge or pizza party. While we don’t want to take too much space from your guests, a mere 9 feet (less than 3 meters) is all we need. So you can have as many people as you want in front of the camera.

Second, it is not an automated selfie contraption that requires for your guests to use a “big red button” and stare at a monitor for the countdown. MARCO WILL TAKE YOUR PICTURES! We will engage with your guests, get them in front of the camera and create a dynamic flow of poses and capture the perfect moment when it happens.

Third. It is all about the LIGHT. We know that. That’s why our set gives you sexy, wrapping light and the look of a fashion shoot, not the one of a snapshot.

Fourth. It is a lot of fun. We make sure to position our photobooth (again, it is not a photobooth really, we just use the term for simplicity) right where everybody can see it and enjoy watching people being silly in front of the camera. So not only you get great images of your guests but you also provide a moment of pure fun and entertainment.

Fifth and probably the most important aspect of all, we get great images of everybody! Seriously. Even if we all know that there are always guests at weddings that prefer to stay away from the spotlight, the photo booth is an excuse to get them if front of the camera. This way, you get more images to remember everybody that was there to celebrate with you.

Destination Wedding Photography FAQ

Marco will be shooting your wedding. In some cases, hiring a studio doesn’t guarantee who will be taking your photos. It doesn’t work that way with us. We believe that the relationship between the photographer and the clients is an important one. After we’ve spoken and you’ve decided we’re the right fit, we hope you’ll feel a sense of peace, knowing that you will be taken care of.

Marco has shot most of his assignments on his own. His style of photography works best this way and he’s found it to be less distractive for everyone. However, he’s worked many weddings or events with a second photographer and/or an assistant. It all depends on the size, nature and logistics of each event, as well as budget. We can easily assemble the perfect team for your wedding in Italy.

Spontaneous but with a plan! Jokes aside, we are there to document your day as it unfolds. I want to tell the story of your wedding day making sure to cover everything that is important to you and all the short, little moments that happen around you but you are too happy to notice. We tend to follow a photo journalistic style however it’s quite common that our brides and grooms have a few specific ideas of what they want and if so, we make it happen.

Your photographer. We are an artisanal wedding photography studio, kinda old school. We take on a small amount of weddings per year and we dedicate to each the same attention, passion and love for our craft. If you hire our studio I will be your photographer. Depending on the option selected and the individual situations there may be a second photographer and/or assistant.

All Digital Negatives will be in high resolution JPG format

Professional post production of all the images we deliver to you.

Online Gallery for one year.

We love to photograph people. Engagement sessions, rehearsal dinner, brunch, pool party, pizza party. Even food related side trips like wine tours or going truffle hunting make for great photography settings …we love the creativity of all the festivities.

That depends on how far we are talking. Let us know where you want to or plan to get married and we’ll let you know if there would be a fee.

We work with the best of the industry, in handmade book binding,  to deliver custom wedding albums to our clients. After we’ve photograph your wedding we consider part of our job to select our favorite images and create a book layout for you. Of course you have the final say on the photos to be selected and the size and number of pages of your wedding album. The books can be customized in many ways as far as cover materials ( leather, linen, wood, colors, etc) and paper options. We believe it’s truly one of the best ways to memorialize your wedding and to share it with others. Most of our clients ask us to design a book for them with their wedding photos. If you want a wedding book we will include it in the quote we provide after we chat.