Carolina e Francesco – Wedding in Borgo Baccile
WEDDING IN BORGO BACCILE
There are places that are pure magic, places that capture you and whose history you can perceive, because every hidden corner, every single stone, every vine leaf has something to tell. Places whose voice is so present that, if you close your eyes, you can still hear that primitive language that our great-grandparents spoke. Rows of grapes and living earth hide an ancestral vitality, made of hard work and sunrises and sunsets to be admired while remaining silent. One of these places is Borgo Baccile. Here I documented the wedding of Carolina and Francesco, during a mild and pleasant June.
The choice of the place that will host your wedding is among the most important. The location, in fact, will determine the mood of the entire event, reflecting who you are and the image you have in mind of your wedding. Shooting a wedding in Borgo Baccile is interesting because it offers numerous ideas and countless creative solutions. As long as everything is organized to perfection, without distorting the naturalness of the environment.
The day started as usual. I almost always follow the same schedule, then adapting it to each individual case. After the getting ready in their homes, we moved to the church for the religious ceremony.
After the ceremony we headed to the location. As I usually do, for this wedding in Borgo Baccile I chose to take the outdoor shots directly in the structure. This, when possible, allows me to work in harmony not only with the couple, but also with the rest of the suppliers, who will have to organize the service based on my timeline. Furthermore, I do it for other reasons: the first is more aesthetic and concerns the fact that, very often, the locations naturally offer the perfect setting for what I want to achieve (and Borgo Baccile, with its magnificent rows of vines is the trial); the second is more strictly logistical and refers to the fact that I don’t spend more than a quarter of an hour for this type of shots.
This leads directly to another, important conclusion: over time I have organized my working method in such a way that every single moment and every single situation can be documented without the slightest stress for the couple. For me it is essential that the couple feels relaxed and in tune with the environment and with my working approach.
In fact, I don’t need more than a quarter of an hour to obtain the result I have in mind, which is why I use the location directly, without having to go who knows where and literally kidnap you, risking ruining the entire event. My approach is this, so if you are looking for a photographer for your wedding and you don’t mind being kidnapped for two hours for ten thousand identical photos, I’m sorry but I’m not the right person for you.
THINK ABOUT IT
Think about it: everyone writes the same things, trying to convince you to make the right choice. I try to do the opposite. I try to explain to you why I shouldn’t be your wedding photographer. I warn you that, in a market as saturated as that of wedding photography, it is easy to make the wrong choice.
I have chosen to deal only with weddings. I love documenting an event like this because I am perfectly aware of the social importance that an event like this has. It is a historical documentation, because we tell the story of tradition, elegance, modernity, style. All this, on the sidelines of a much broader story that concerns family and loved ones. Specialization in this sector allows me to know all its aspects and problems and to be able to best interpret a role which, very often, instead, due to inexperience or excessive banalisation, turns into a double-edged sword: a photographer who is too intrusive or an inexperienced person, or in the worst case scenario, a stranger you have never seen before (many photography studios send an assistant to you while they are busy with another wedding), risk becoming a problem, instead of being a resource or solution.
Think about it: how many photographers do you know who deal EXCLUSIVELY with weddings? How many do you know that only offer EXCLUSIVE WEDDINGS and not elusive exclusive weddings? If this information is important to you, I will be happy to hear your plans.
All weddings are similar but all are different from each other. And I love to talk about this diversity, as I did here, describing Carolina and Francesco’s wedding in Borgo Baccile.