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ELEGANT WEDDINGS & INTIMATE EVENTS

Weddings are one of the rare occasions that brings together family and friends in celebration. I love all the energy that fills the air
and unfolding the layers of stories not only between the couple, but between them and their family and friends as well.
It is such an incredible privilege to be invited to share and be part of such an intimate moment.
My clients will remember their wedding day through my lens, my perspective.

Bride groom wedding portrait in Siena at Palazzo Pubblico for a gorgeous intimate destination wedding
A classy and poetic wedding in Tuscany at Villa Il Poggiale? A dream coming true!
Intimate destination vineyard wedding in Tuscany countryside near Castello del Trebbio
Elegant bride and groom portrait in Tuscany countryside Val D'Orcia at Podere Fornaci
The timeless charm of a wedding in Tuscany, at Villa Mangiacane
Intimate destination wedding in Florence at Villa La Vedetta
Elegant bridal portrait in Florence at Hotel Four Seasons Florence
Gorgeous elegant bride in Vera Wang gown and groom wedding portrait at Villa Medicea di Lilliano Wine Estate which is one of my favourite Italy wedding venues into Florence countryside
Unforgettable bride and groom portrait in a Tuscan vineyard near Panzano for destination wedding agriturismo near Panzano in Chianti
Lovely bride groom portrait walking under Tuscan warm golden sun toward the spectacular countryside
Bridal party portrait and lovely candid moment into Palazzo Pubblico in Siena for a beautiful intimate destination wedding
Gorgeous bride and groom share a lovely and unforgettable moment at Belmond Villa San Michele luxury venue near Florence
Bride and groom walk through the gate of San Miniato a Monte near Piazzale Michelangelo Florence
Wedding on Lake Como: make your luxury dreams come true!
Elegant and unforgettable Florence countryside destination wedding at Villa Medicea di Lilliano
Elegant and classic bridal portrait. Destination wedding in Florence at Villa Mangiacane near Fiesole
Castle destination weddin in Tuscany near Florence at Vincigliata Castle, Fiesole
Bride and groom special kiss on Alfa Romeo vintage car in cypress road near Montelucci Country Resort
Timeless classic elegant bride groom wedding portrait Como Lake old vintage riva boat
Florence elegant destination wedding in Palazzo Borghese
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Elegant bride and groom portrait in Tuscany countryside Val D'Orcia at Podere Fornaci
ASHLEY & HUY
There are not enough words to describe how happy we are with our wedding photos! They are everything we wanted and more. Sophisticated, elegant, romantic, creative, candid, detail oriented, and the list goes on. We couldn't be happier with choosing Gabriele to capture our special day that we will remember forever. Planning a Tuscan wedding from America was not easy, but everyone involved made it come to life and become a wedding that people only dream of. We completely fell in love with Tuscany and all of the people. We hope to go back and visit many times and one day take our future children. When we do, we will definitely call on Gabriele Fani to capture the moment!
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Bride and groom walk through the gate of San Miniato a Monte near Piazzale Michelangelo Florence
JENNA & CORY
Gabriele, was the charismatic photographer for our destination wedding, and we put all of our hope and faith in him to capture “the moment” at our small and intimate wedding. Instead, he captured enough moments to make a storybook telling our love story through his artistic eye. Gabriele truly care for their clients in a way that is unique and rare to find. The passion and intensity for perfection and quality can be seen in every photo. Gabriele gave wonderful direction to us, as we did not know how to pose naturally, but our photos look so beautiful and effortless just the same. Not to mention how much fun we actually had taking the pictures with Gabriele. We received the perfect photos that will remain close to our family and us forever and cannot thank you enough.
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Florence elegant destination wedding in Palazzo Borghese
KATHERINE & KENT
Gabriele was fabulous! I vacationed with my whole family in Tuscany and knew we needed photos to commemorate the occasion. I found Gabriele online and after a few emails back and forth, knew he would be a perfect fit! He arrived on time, was wonderful to work with (he was especially great with our 3 small children and took amazing photos of them). He stayed longer than we had booked him for to make sure he got the best shots he could. He put everyone at ease, even my 70 year old mother who is very camera-shy. We got our photos back very quickly and they were INCREDIBLE! Not a bad picture in the whole bunch! He captured such wonderful, candid moments. We will cherish these photos forever. Thank you Gabriele!
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Intimate destination wedding in Florence at Villa La Vedetta
LUCINDA & PAUL
We could not be happier with our decision to book Gabriele Fani for our wedding. Picking a photographer was the biggest decision for our special day, knowing that aside from memories, photographs are what we would treasure for ever. We eloped from Australia, planning a wedding in Florence in September 2018. Gabriele was so kind and helpful with all of our wedding decisions and always replied promptly. He made us feel at ease with all of our wedding details even though we were booking everything from the other side of the world, sight unseen. On the wedding day Gabriele once again exceeded our expectations. The day was perfect and we now have the most incredible, stunning, elegant images to treasure. Do not hesitate to book Gabriele - he is so kind and his work is amazing!! Thank you so much Gabriele xx
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One of the secrets to make your destination wedding unique is to choose the right Italian wedding photographer. Find out why he will be your most reliable ally!
AMANDA & KELVIN
My husband and I engaged Gabriele for our wedding in May this year and we were both absolutely blown away with the wonderful set of memories that he has delivered us from our special day...we are amazed at how he has captured all the moments, big and small, just so perfectly!! We are so happy we made this investment and all our friends and family have praised the quality of the photos, not only from an aesthetic viewpoint, but also Gabriele's ability to capture all the joy, happiness and love from the day ... what he has delivered us is something that we will truly treasure for a lifetime! As a bonus, Gabriele and his assistant were absolutely amazing to work with, professional, friendly and people you feel genuinely dedicated to their art!
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A destination wedding in Italy is a great way to make a special day even more unforgettable. Get inspired and take the extra step: your precious love deserves to be celebrated properly!
MATHILDE & MOE
After a very long search for wedding photographers for our destination wedding in Florence - Italy. We stumbled upon Gabriele's website. I could definitely tell how professional he is from his immediate answering to emails, questions and concerns we had. After communicating and after showing us a sample of his work. We were totally hooked! His photos were just gorgeous! We just could feel every expression of joy in each of the pictures! Gabriele offered to meet up for a chat and coffee with me (the groom) while I was visiting Florence. He was extremely friendly, professional and definitely talented! Because I felt comfortable, we also added a pre wedding photoshoot . It was the first time we perform any kind of photoshoot. Not only he made us at ease , he always let us be in our natural self.That really showed on the pictures! He made it really fun! :) On the wedding day, he captured all the moments we needed and definitely does whatever it takes to get his shots! Poor him he almost tripped on the stairs a couple of times, trying to get his shots ! 🙈We hardly felt his presence flashing his camera in our faces or stalking us. He always knew when and how to capture his shots. He is totally not the photographer that would stress you out to stage photos or to pose certain ways. He just waits for the right moment, and all u hear is the clicks of his beautiful camera :) When the photos arrived. We were in disbelief! The photos were just cut out of a magazine ! The quality of the images were superb! Everyone that saw the pictures were astonished on how he captured those moments and expressions! Me and my wife are still having difficulty to post and share which pictures on social media because there was not one single bad picture! If you are having a wedding in Italy, or any beautiful occasion that you want to have it documented with a photoshoot. The answer is Gabriele, I highly recommend him for his talent, professionality and amazing personality!!! Thank you Gabriele for making our day unforgettable with your photos :)
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Juli and Colin's unconventional and exclusive wedding
JULI & COLIN
Gabriele was perfect. I was a bit nervous about not meeting my photographer in advance of the wedding day, given that we were planning from overseas. Gabriele was reachable through the whole process and when I met him on the day of the wedding, I could immediately tell he was talented. He had a wonderful personality and put me at ease instantly. His photography is a true work of art. He captured every emotion and moment so beautifully. Our wedding was magical, and because of his pictures, capturing the light, the feelings, and the friendship and intimacy of each moment, I feel like I can look back and it is almost as though I am there. Cannot say enough good things about Gabriele. He as wonderful and beautiful a person as his pictures! He is reliable and I felt like I knew him for a lifetime. XOXO and so much love to you, Gabriele!
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Italian Wedding Photographer in Tuscany based Florence Gabriele Fani
LUCY & MARTIN
Gabriele and his team provided a first class and personal service. We are so happy with our beautiful wedding photos and have had many people ask us who our photographer was. Gabriele is very talented at what he does and we would recommend him without hesitation.
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FAQ
general questions
before the wedding
the day of the wedding
after the wedding day
01. CAN WE CHAT?

I'm an Italian wedding photographer in Tuscany based Florence so if you come near to me for site inspection I'll more than happy to meet you in person. If not, I usually do a video chat on SKYPE.

02. WILL YOU ALSO SHOOT DETAILS AND FAMILY PORTRAITS?

Yes. I love making creative detail shots, and I know how important group photos of family are too.

03. CAN WE SEE A FULL WEDDING?

Sure! Please drop me a message via the contact form below and I'll reply to you with a list of full galleries to watch along all other wedding information.

04. WHAT IF YOU GET SICK AND CAN'T MAKE IT?

Although this has never happened to me in 10 years of wedding photography, I understand that illness and accidents can happen at inopportune moments. This is the most important reason why as a professional destination wedding photographer I decided to join the photography collective studio in 2011. After all these years we’ve grown organically into a team made by four professional photographers in Tuscany, me included. If me or one of our operators is sick or unavailable, I guarantee the presence of another associated professional photographer.

01. WHAT IS REQUIRED TO BOOK OUR WEDDING DATE?

Once you're ready to book your photography, I'll need a 30% deposit and signed agreement to reserve your date. Once that's done, your date is officially booked, and I'll start making my travel and coverage plans. The balance payment will be due two weeks before the event day.

02. HOW CAN WE PAY?

I accept bank transfer, Transferwise or Paypal. Couples cover all transaction fees.

03. THEN WHAT HAPPENS?

Once you've booked your photography, I'm available to you anytime to help answer questions you may have about the rest of your wedding planning. Moreover since every clients are unique I made an online wedding prep questionnaire which every customers can easily fill. The purpose of this online form is to gather information about the day, the major players, list of family formal group shots, and the intricacies of the event itself to better organise your photo service.

01. WHEN DO YOU START?

Usually two hours before you get dress to cover getting ready photos.

02. WILL YOU SHOOT DETAILS?

Absolutely. This is one of the first things I'll concentrate on when I arrive - dress, rings, shoes, invitations and any special details you want documented. I like to get these done first, so that I can then concentrate on documenting the human emotions and connections for the rest of the day.

03. WILL YOU PHOTOGRAPH THE GUYS GETTING READY?

If you've booked a two photographers photo service of course yes. If I'm shooting on my own, and you're all getting ready in the same villa or hotel, I'll try to do my best to cover booth of you.

04. WHAT HAPPENS RIGHT AFTER THE CEREMONY?

Usually we'll want to do the family formal portraits right after the ceremony, before anyone has the chance to wander off to the bathroom or the bar. You should nominate someone in your wedding party to be in charge of the group shotlist, getting people ready etc.

05. WHEN ARE WE GOING TO DO PORTRAITS?

Usually once we do the family formals, I'll take the bride and groom off somewhere nearby but hopefully out of the way from the reception area where guests are enjoying cocktails. Depending on the schedule, your needs and/or desires I adapt my approach so we'll have anywhere between 30-60 minutes for portraits. If possible we may add some little extra time during the golden hour (period shortly before sunset) to take shots in the best light. We can include your wedding party for part of it, but I do prefer to spend more time making portraits with just the bride and groom at this time.

06. WHAT YOU SHOOT AT RECEPTION AND DINNER?

Once we finish portraits we'll head back to your reception, and you'll often have a few moments to yourselves to freshen up, relax and enjoy the cocktail with your guests before the evening begins. During this time I'll shoot people, some details of the dinner and reception setup. At dinner I will be focus on speeches and whatever else happens over the course of the meal. Then we usually move on to the cake cutting and first dance.

07. WHEN YOU LEAVE?

Typically my wedding photo service is scheduled to end after 30 minutes of dancing for a total of continuous time coverage of 8 or 9 hours but if need and desire you may extend the time coverage.

01. HOW MANY PICTURES DO WE GET?

The number of photographs taken depends on many things like the number of guests, hours of coverage, types of events. My bare minimum is 600 images for an eight hour day. You will receive high resolution image files via a password protected online gallery from which are then available for download and printing.

02. DO YOU SHOOT WITH A SECOND SHOOTER?

For full day coverage I work always with a second shooter which help me make a more complete and better work. We typically split up and cover both the bride and the groom before the ceremony, making it possible to tell full story of your day.

03. WHO EDITS THE IMAGES? ALL OF THEM? HOW?

I strongly believe that editing is a fundamental part my photography process, and therefore I need to personally hand edit every single image delivered without batching in bulk groups or mass producing the results to ensure they hold up to my vision and style.

04. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET OUR PRODUCTS AND IMAGES?

Your images will be ready in 16 weeks after the wedding, available for download on your password-protected online gallery. You will be able to download both high and low resolution files, and be able to order professional prints directly from the gallery. At the same time, I will write a blog post on my website featuring my personal favourites, and upload a curated gallery on my social professional pages so your family and friends can enjoy them as well. Upon final approval of album designs most albums are ready for delivery within four weeks.

05. DO YOU MAKE BLACK AND WHITE IMAGES?

I basically deliver two major photo galleries. The first with all the photo in color version and the second one with the same images of the first gallery edited in black and white version.

06. WHAT ARE YOUR ALBUMS LIKE?

I use only WEDDING BOOK™ and YOUNG BOOK™ album products from GRAPHISTUDIO™. They offer a variety of custom options and high end materials, and every product they make is completely handmade in Italy. There's a lot of attention to detail that goes into designing and building a wedding album.

07. HOW DO WE MAKE A BOOK/ALBUM?

Once you're ready to get started you can simply create a "favourites" collection from your online gallery, and I'll use these images to start the preliminary design. Then I show you the draft, and you give me your thoughts, and we go back and forth until you are happy and ready to go to print. The whole process usually takes about a 3 months from start to finish. When the products will arrive at my studio from the GRAPHISTUDIO™ lab I'll double check if everything is ok and I'll ship the book out to you.

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