Best of Wedding Photography

Daniele Vertelli Photographer
Based In: Florence, Italy
Other Locations: Paris, France l London, UK

I was born in Tuscany in 1971 and ever since I was a nine-year old child, I tried my hand at taking pictures. While I was attending school I was inclined to arts in general – including drawing and painting subjects – and excelled among my mates. Since childhood my personality, which has always been bashful and reserved, pushed me to take refuge in photography until I became an adult.

From 2005-2009, I started various collaborations with some photographic studios in Tuscany. This gave me the opportunity to improve both photographic techniques and aestheticism. In 2009 my metamorphosis was at last completed and photography became a sort of beacon in my life. I then decided to enter the photography profession with a friend I hardly knew, my future associate Andrea Corsi.

My method of taking pictures changed throughout the years, and my sudden turning point was when I decided to pursue the reportage style combining other important sources of inspiration in my own life – fashion, architecture and cinema.

As time goes by, I am further drawn to people and their common gestures that I preserve pictures in a way that is neither intrusive nor offensive – a simple caress, a tear, a gesture of inner elegance, a vacant look – these are the moments that captivate and fascinate me.

I am able to establish a direct and a precious relationship with my clients. I am emotional and am sometimes moved to tears with the bride and groom. My clients consider me a friend – somebody that they trust so they are free to express themselves as they really are.

Recently I have worked all throughout Italy, from north to south: Milan, Lake Como, Bologna, Florence, Siena, Chianti area, Naples, Sorrento, Positano, Ischia, Lucca, Rome, Pisa, and the Cinque Terre.

More than 60 of my pictures have received the attention of the most important associations of wedding photography (top 10 ISPWP- WPJA- AG-WPJA) including significant contests.
In the autumn 2012 I was awarded the title of “Photographer of the Year” by the Italian association ANFM.