For over ten years, I have passionately captured the most special moments in people’s lives through photography and videography. I have had the pleasure of lending my artistic and creative touch to enhance the beauty of these precious moments. There are many things that go into making this magic happen and my goal is to deliver five star services from the first interaction to the delivery of the final product.
Picking your photographer
The first thing I like to do is get a clear understanding of who the couple is and what each couple wants. I believe it’s essential to really get to know the couple by learning how they met, how long they have been together, what they like to do and so on. One might think that this doesn’t have anything to do with photography or videography but to capture a picture properly you have to have all of the information behind it to truly understand the beauty in it. Anyone can pick up a camera and snap a picture but it’s the passion behind my lenses that allows me to showcase the unique beauty, life, and love in all of my work.
The process starts when I invite the couple to my gallery in Braintree MA. At the initial meeting we discuss what the bride and groom are looking for. Once I have this understanding, we go over the services that I offer in addition to looking at my past work. I have experience working with so many different cultures and religions. I have captured everything from intimate family and close friends gatherings to elaborate 500+ guest weddings. My products are also on display for the couple to see and touch. Whether it’s a classic canvas print, an acrylic glass portrait, a metal print, or an elegant Italian leather bound wedding album, couples are able to see the high quality products that will be viewed in their homes for a lifetime. Building a personal foundation with each of my clients has been an unparalleled tool in my success as one of the best photographers in the New England area.
Once a couple and I have decided that we are a good fit and we agree on my affordable pricing, the fun begins. I strongly encourage all couples to book me for an engagement session before the big day. The time we spend together allows the couple to understand my process, directions and photography techniques. I walk each couple through how to pose and provide tips on how to look their absolute best. For example, angles in a photo make it far more interesting. If you look at a photo of a person in a symmetrical pose it’s a little boring whereas an asymmetrical pose is far more pleasing to the eye. I will help you make this look effortless and natural vs. staged. Another technique I like to use is turtling, where you stick your neck out to eliminate the appearance of a double chin on wrinkles under one’s neck. This may be awkward for some at first, but when you see the difference in the photographs you will be thrilled to have mastered this technique before your wedding day. I also like to show the couple one of my favorite poses, the “almost kiss.” This pose gives the elusion of a kiss while still being able to see the couple’s faces. An “almost kiss” is a far more eye pleasing photograph than an actual full on kiss.
I find that the engagement shoot helps couples immensely and reduces stress on the big day. Can you imagine walking through all these instructions and techniques for the first time on your wedding day? Trust me, it can be done but practice makes perfect. The couples’ engagement session provides a sense of security that they know they picked the right photographer for their wedding day. If you do not choose to have an engagement session before your wedding day, I typically step in to give physical directions or have my assistant perform the pose. Either way, you can trust that I will get the shot that will be incredible!
On the day of the engagement shoot
Prior to every photo shoot, I visit the site to walk around and find the best locations that speak to me and the couple. I take into consideration the landscaping, architecture and time of the photoshoot as it determines the position of the sun and the shadows it creates. The smallest details do not go unnoticed. The personal connection that we established through our in person meeting helps me to capture the magic!
On the wedding day
Once a couple has chosen me to be their photographer I make every effort to ensure that the whole experience is amazing. Prior to the wedding day, I like to speak with the couple again and go over vital details and the wedding day timeline.
Before the wedding, I will canvas and search the venue for the best locations for photography. Then the fun and excitement begins! I check in with the bride and groom and collect items for detail shots. Typical detail shots include the wedding gown, engagement ring, wedding bands and accessories such as jewelry, veil, watch, shoes, etc. After the detail shots, I capture the bride getting her hair and make up done. It’s these detail shots that make your wedding album complete and bring you back to that exact moment when you flip through the first few pages. This is usually followed by some shots of the groom getting ready and his best man or father helping him with his tie, cufflinks, and jacket. Once these photographs are taken I typically capture any shots of the groomsmen that have been requested by the couple and laid out in the wedding day timeline. Now, understandably everything can’t always be planned down to the exact minute but I find with just a little bit of direction and by assuming the role of wedding day timeline keeper I can help keep this process moving progressively. This especially helps minimize the stress for the bride and groom. The day is about the two of you; I am here to photograph it and my job is to make sure that I get as many amazing photos as possible. Once the groom and groomsmen’s photos have been captured, I head back to the bridal suite. Brides can choose all different types of photos. Some like to do matching robe shots with their bridal party prior to getting dressed, some give or receive gifts from their bridesmaids, etc. These shots are taken during the allotted time typically followed by some shots of the bride getting dressed, the mother or maid of honor helping the bride put on jewelry and zipping or buttoning up the back of the wedding dress. Once these shots are taken I move onto photos of the bride and her bridal party in a variety of group, candid, and individual shots.
Love is a beautiful journey! It is my honor to capture every step of the journey, from the proposal to the wedding day, from the maternity shoot to the newborn session, from the annual class pictures to the graduation parties. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of capturing your unique love story, creating special memories that you can reminisce about for a thousand forevers. <3
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Giovanni The Photogarpher serves the Greater Boston areas: Newton MA, Marlborough MA, Natick MA, West Newton MA, Waltham MA, Acton MA, Hopkinton MA, Billerica MA, Holliston MA, Durham NH, Watertown MA, Tyngsboro MA, Chelmsford MA, Maynard MA, Chestnut Hill MA, Ayer MA, Dracut MA, Dover NH, Burlington MA, Somerville MA, Auburndale MA, Newton Highlands MA, Wilmington MA, Belmont MA, Littleton MA, North Chelmsford MA, Arlington MA, North Billerica MA, Tewksbury MA, Winchester MA, Stoneham MA, Somersworth NH, Weston MA, Newton Center MA, Sudbury MA, North Reading MA, Lexington MA, Woburn MA, Ashland MA, Shirley MA, Cambridge MA, Framingham MA, Melrose MA, Bedford MA, Hudson MA, Concord MA, Westford MA, Rochester NH, Townsend MA, Lowell MA, Medford MA, Malden MA, Newtonville MA, Barrington NH, Wakefield MA, Everett MA, Wayland MA, Reading MA, Pepperell MA, Groton MA, Allston MA, Hyde Park MA, Boston MA, West Roxbury MA, Revere MA, Chelsea MA, Charlestown MA, Mattapan MA, Roslindale MA, Brighton MA, Winthrop MA, Jamaica Plain MA, Brookline MA, Westwood MA, North Weymouth MA, Foxboro MA, Milton MA, Randolph MA, Medway MA, Norwood MA, Medfield MA, Cohasset MA, Millis MA, Franklin MA, East Weymouth MA, Dedham MA, Holbrook MA, Braintree MA, Stoughton MA, Weymouth MA, Plainville MA, Needham MA, Wellesley Hills MA, Canton MA, Bellingham MA, Quincy MA, Wellesley MA, Sharon MA, Needham Heights MA, Wrentham MA, Walpole MA, Norfolk MA, South Weymouth MA, Kingston MA, Wareham MA, Halifax MA, Hanson MA, Norwell MA, Hanover MA, Rockland MA, Lakeville MA, Hull MA, Scituate MA, Hingham MA, Pembroke MA, Marshfield MA, West Bridgewater MA, East Bridgewater MA, Plymouth MA, Abington MA, Carver MA, Brockton MA, Bridgewater MA, Middleboro MA, Mattapoisett MA, Duxbury MA, Whitman MA, North Andover MA, Boxford MA, Rockport MA, Lynn MA, Lynnfield MA, Beverly MA, Lawrence MA, Peabody MA, Danvers MA, Topsfield MA, Georgetown MA, Salisbury MA, Marblehead MA, Middleton MA, Groveland MA, Amesbury MA, Newburyport MA, Gloucester MA, Salem MA, South Hamilton MA, Merrimac MA, Swampscott MA, Ipswich MA, Haverhill MA, Andover MA, Saugus MA, Methuen MA, North Scituate RI, Warwick RI, Barrington RI, Coventry RI, Fairhaven MA, Kingston RI, Central Falls RI, Charlestown RI, Seekonk MA, Raynham MA, Attleboro MA, Mansfield MA, Johnston RI, Somerset MA, Chepachet RI, North Easton MA, North Providence RI, Narragansett RI, Portsmouth RI, Rehoboth MA, Newport RI, Greenville RI, Tiverton RI, Pascoag RI, East Taunton MA, Providence RI, Middletown RI, South Dartmouth MA, North Attleboro MA, South Easton MA, Rumford RI, Lincoln RI, North Smithfield RI, Westport MA, Bristol RI, Wakefield RI, East Providence RI, North Kingstown RI, North Dartmouth MA, Woonsocket RI, Fall River MA, Taunton MA, Westerly RI, Cranston RI, Smithfield RI, Pawtucket RI, Cumberland RI, Riverside RI, New Bedford MA, Harrisville RI, Warren RI, East Greenwich RI, Norton MA, West Warwick RI, Acushnet MA, Swansea MA
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