Telling stories through photography is Francesco Fornaini‘s passion. He will document your wedding day in the most special way. For him, wedding photography is just as professional and serious as photojournalism – therefore, every single moment, emotion, scene and detail is immortalised and faithfully recorded just as they happened. Additionally, Fornaini follows the sequence of events from the beginning of the day and the dressing up to the final party – and in the end you will get the story of your wedding as a beautiful photo album. We talked to Francesco Fornaini about his work, his passions and his views on wedding photography:
Warm and Vibrant – Photography by Francesco Fornaini
This professional’s style is constantly evolving. It is a mixture between photojournalism and art. He gets most of his inspiration from Renaissance paintings. The photographer, born in the Italian region of Tuscany, comes from an artistic family and his father, who is a painter, taught him a lot about beautiful art in all of its forms. After several years of studying and hard work, he has gained exceptional experience as a photographer and knows exactly how to capture perfect pictures of your wedding.
Fornaini knows that light and perspective are as important for a photographer as they were for Renaissance painters, who used diffused and ambient lighting to enhance the softness and the nuances of romantic scenery. Therefore, he always arrives at weddings at least one hour before the dressing begins and searches for the right light and the most beautiful perspectives to take the best possible photos of you and your friends and family. As a fan of photojournalism, he searches for the authenticity of situations, emotions, poses and looks. Francesco Fornaini always lets you be yourself, regardless of his presence. He has an aura of being present and absent at the same time, an observer who moves silently to capture every emotion exactly as it happens.
How It All Started
Francesco has always been passionate about photography. It fascinated him how an object so cold like a camera could capture such intimate and exciting moments like a wedding kiss. He has always wanted to catch those gestures, those looks between couples, and to transform them into images that will allow them to cherish these moments forever. For him, it is always a pleasure to tell a story. He includes even the tiniest moments in his storytelling – this is his key feature as a wedding photographer. He investigates, observes and captures the most incredible moments to keep forever.
The Connection With The Couple
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For Fornaini, his connection with the couple is essential. He needs to know what they want and what their dreams and ideas for the wedding are in order to get a grasp on what they wish to have in their wedding album. To achieve a good relationship with them he takes time to know them on a personal level. He meets them before the wedding and talks openly with them about their expectations for the big day.
Important questions for the couple
We have asked Francesco Fornaini about the most important questions he would ask himself if he were to get married, and he gave us some helpful advice:
“I would ask myself: Who will be there to be photographed on my wedding day? How will the photoshoot be managed from the beginning to the end of the event? Who does what, how and when? And I would talk openly to the photographer about me and my partner’s wishes: Do not take us away and spend too much time with the photographer because there may be a risk that the guests will get bored. I am not very photogenic so I do not feel comfortable in front of the camera. What could you do to remedy this problem of mine? What is the solution to looking natural and relaxed in photos?”
The Number One On Fornaini’s Agenda
For Francesco Fornaini, his couples are his number one priority. He always takes his time to photograph the most special moments of them – to notice every detail, every smile, every kiss and to know when to take the perfect picture. He also likes to catch up with the couples after their weddings to learn more about what they liked and what he should improve in the future. Francesco is continuously evolving, working on his technique and style. That is what makes him one of the most special photographers in the whole of Italy.