ITALIAN DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
GIANCARLO MALANDRA WEDDING REPORTER
- WHERE DO YOU LIVE?
My studio is located in Giulianova, enchanting city in Abruzzo on the Adriatic Sea.
DO YOU WORK IN ITALY ONLY?
I am a wedding photographer from Abruzzo but I’ve made photo shoots in different Italian regions, abroad in Paris, London, Warsaw, Barcelona and overseas in Mexico.
WHAT IS YOUR STYLE?
The style that I prefer is a mix of reportage (90%) and a small part of the service (10%) where I provide some guidance to the couple in order to obtain certain images.
WHAT TYPE OF CAMERA DO YOU USE?
I have a professional Canon kit plus a FujiFilm mirrorless and some analog cameras, both 35mm and medium format.
THE SERVICE IS MADE BY YOU OR ANY OTHER PHOTOGRAPHERS IF YOU TAKE MORE THAN A WEDDING IN A DAY?
I take only one wedding a day, so my presence is always guaranteed.
DO YOU WORK ALONE OR WITH A SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER?
Normally i’m alone with the help of an assistant who helps me in the logistics. The second photographer is always a professional who joins me when there is the need or desire to have a second photographer.
IT’S POSSIBILE TO MEET BEFORE WE BOOK YOU?
Absolutely yes! It’s a key part of the process of choosing the photographer.
GIULIANOVA IS TOO FAR FOR US, HOW CAN WE DO?
We can use video conferencing software like Skype, Google Hangouts or FaceTime to arrange a meeting and talk with each of your wedding.
DO YOU MAKE ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS?
Absolutely yes and recommend it to everyone, it is a key moment to meet and take some photos in a lighthearted situation, in a significant place for the history of the couple, or a place that can not be reached for logistical reasons in the wedding day. I’ve realized engagement sessions in Italy and abroad, as you can see in the specific section of the site.
YOU REALIZE EVEN THE VIDEO?
I take care of the photographic part, if you want also the video I have top-level professionals with whom I often work.
HOW MANY PHOTOS DO YOU MAKE?
I do not have a set number of pictures to take, everything will depend on the development of the event.
HOW LONG YOU WILL BE WITH US?
Usually 12 hours are more than enough to do a very good job.
DO YOU MAKE ALSO GROUP PHOTOS?
Sure! The usual photos with families at home and at church are essential.
WE WANT TO BE SURE THAT ALL ARE INVITED ARE INCLUDED. HOW CAN IT BE DONE?
For the type of service that I make, the people who will be closer on the wedding day will be the most present in the photographs. If you absolutely want the picture of the shy and reserved uncle, you have to point it out explicitly. The ideal solution is a nice group photo, instead i discourage pictures at the tables during the reception.
WE MUST INCLUDE YOU AMONG INVITED?
You make me happy if i’m considered one of the party, in any case i suggest you that i’m not being confined to a place where I can not follow the the reception. Equally important is the presence of cold sparkling water at the table! 🙂
HOW MANY TIME BEFORE I HAVE TO BOOK THE SERVICE?
For the most popular periods (July, August and September) at least 1 year before. For other periods even 4-6 months before.
HOW WE CAN BOOK A SERVICE?
Is there a contract to sign and pour a deposit. Then the date is confirmed.
WE WOULD LIKE TO TAKE SOME TIME TO THINK ABOUT YOUR OFFER. IT’S POSSIBLE TO KEEP THE DATE RESERVED?
Unfortunately it is not possible.
HOW MUCH IS THE PHOTO SERVICE COST?
Every wedding is unique and my photographic service is something very personal. For further information you can write me through the contact form or directly to email@example.com.
THERE ARE PHOTOGRAPHERS THAT COST MUCH LESS THAN YOU. WHY?
Given that the cost of a wedding photographic service is not an expense but an investment for the future, it is determined by several factors including experience, creativity, professionalism, quality.
THE WEDDING PHOTO ALBUM IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?
For a clear choice I not propose “all inclusive” packages. This is because my clients should always know the value of what they are buying.
WHAT TYPE OF ALBUM DO YOU OFFER?
I like to offer the high quality of Graphistudio “100% Made in Italy” album in different versions, from the photo book created with HD technology to the more classic album.
WHO WILL SELECT THE IMAGES TO BE USED FOR THE ALBUM?
A first selection is made by me based on my experience, then there will be room to collaborate on the final choice.
HOW LONG WE MUST WAIT FOR THE DELIVERY OF THE WORK?
Usually 6-7 months from the day of wedding.
DO YOU MAKE POST-PRODUCTION OF PHOTOS?
All photographs that pass the screening process are subjected to a post-production process (contrast, brightness, color, cut). What I do not do are the aesthetic retouches (dress, nose, mouth, hair, etc …) with the exception of course of little problems that may arise on the day of the wedding such as a pimple.
DO YOU PROVIDE THE ORIGINAL FILES?
The files are delivered in JPEG format at the highest possible resolution. The RAW files, that aren’t a finished product, are never provided.