About Stefano Santucci
My name is Stefano Santucci. I am a visual storytelling photographer inspired by love stories, the elegance & mystery of forgotten objects. I believe in the blend of curiosity, creativity & nostalgia. I adore style & elegance. I specialize in wedding photography and believe every shot needs to tell a piece of the story. My studio is small by design. I own a print lab that I am very proud of. I personally oversee every piece of work the Studio sends out into the world. Back in my parents’ house in Cremona, there is a dusty psychology degree…
Behind The Brand
How would you describe your photography style?
We think we are editorial oriented, without losing our storytelling soul. We like details and we have a genuine appreciation for beauty, style and gentleness. Sometimes we think we were born in the wrong era.
Every story is different, and every time our approach follows our couples. We try to produce photos that make our couples smile, cry and produce every emotion in between.
What is it that makes an image magical?
A feeling and a story. Our job is almost done If an image contains a memory of these two elements. We are focused on producing quality over quantity. A good picture has a multitude of meanings and layers upon layers of emotions. We want our couples to enjoy every little aspect of their wedding stories.
Our studio is small by design. We own a small print lab that we are very proud of. We believe in the value of the paper and in the magic touch of tradition rather than cold and digital. For this reason we encourage our couple to discover prints and we include some small fine art prints in our delivery. This is a gift from the Studio.
What advice would you give to the camera-shy couple?
Great wedding photography is about being natural and relaxed and funnily enough, forgetting about the camera.
We remind our couples to enjoy every moment of their wedding day and to not focus on the clock or schedule.
We remind them to smile, not to “cheese”! (that means, please do not look directly into the camera at us).
We encourage them to be as spontaneous as they can be. Enjoy. Have fun. Celebrate! This is your day.
And please remember to breathe! We’ll remember to breathe, as well.
Do you travel interstate or internationally?
Yes we do. We are based in Italy but we work worldwide and we love travel. We have been to Greece, France, Morocco, Australia, Thailand and more destination to come.
As an estimate, how long does your editing process take?
Around two months. Our editing process is very careful. Although we deliver in a digital format, we aim to give the feeling of film to our photos.
Describe a magical moment from a wedding you’ve photographed…
We are blessed to see magical moments all the time with our couples – from family (fathers or mothers, sisters and brothers maybe during speeches, or during some warm embrace), or from very close friends that show all their love with spontaneity and affection.
From our point of view, magic arrives also when a couple is able to connect with us as their photographers. It has happened before where we discover we share the same style, values, or we like the same things. If not, it doesn’t matter because there is a sense of mutual understanding. I saw you and understood who you are. This is a magical moment for us.