Giulia e Fabio

Giulia e Fabio

September 2023

The pre-wedding to get comfortable with photo and video cameras

Giulia and Fabio are two different people. She is very outgoing and able to stand in front of the camera, and he is shy, but not averse to the idea of having high-quality photos and video clips.

The wedding day goes by so quickly that allowing time for photos and videos is just a brief moment, but in fact, it represents the only time the couple can have a moment all to themselves.

Elizabeta e Ubaldo

Elizabeta e Ubaldo

22 September 2023

The advantage of hiring experienced professionals in the field

Entrusting the storytelling of one’s day to professionals is extremely important. Entrusting it to professionals with years of experience undoubtedly has even more advantages.
This is because those who have been in the industry for several years, and we have been for 14 years, have such experience that they can provide their couples with a series of advice that are not directly related to the photographic aspect, but in some way enhance it.

When couples choose us, they have on their side two professionals capable of giving them advice that concerns the entire wedding.
Obviously, our work does not replace that of wedding planners at all, but it is an aid aimed at improving the final result of the photographic and videographic aspect.

So, we simultaneously take care of our couples and the final result.

Sam e Gian

Sam e Gian

26 July 2021

Organization is important

What we’ve narrated in this wedding is a beautiful story.
It’s strange how the world turns and how roads intersect and merge.
Sam and Gian are a long-standing couple. They chased each other since high school, caught up, then separated, and finally found each other again, mature and aware of wanting to start a journey together. They started from Basilicata and passed through some cities, including our Turin, before reaching Lombardy.
But their hearts are Lucanian, and that’s where they decided to organize their wedding.
They began their search for a wedding photographer and videographer and ended up with us.
Together, we faced 2020 (the year they were supposed to get married) and shared a pre-wedding session in Bormio and a wedding at the beautiful Castle of San Basilio in Marina di Pisticci (Matera).

For us, leaving our region is always stimulating. Everything serves to activate creativity.
When we’re out of our region, we like to travel by car to bring all the equipment we need with us.
This also allows us to be very independent and to move to different places to document a city or everything revolving around a wedding.
For example, we were able to attend a serenade the day before the wedding or reach the location the day after the event to capture a few more shots with the drone.
We are very organized, and we like to agree on a plan with the couple to never miss any moments they value, but we are open to unexpected occurrences.
One must always be prepared!

Cristina e Roberto

Cristina e Roberto

16 September 2022

Equipment is crucial

Our work encompasses many facets and aspects.
On the same day, our skills must range from the emotional to the technical aspects.
We can never underestimate the unexpected and must always have the equipment with us that can help us solve any problems we may encounter.
Surely, a team that knows how to do their job well is the winning key.
Each member of the team can technically support their colleague. For example, as videographers, we sometimes have to set up lights for our photographer colleagues, and vice versa, photographers sometimes support us in positioning microphones. For this reason, the team is important.

But the team would be nothing without a series of equipment and problem-solving skills.
From the dual camera setup for each operator to windproof devices to avoid microphone rustling.
In the wedding of Cristina and Roberto, which took place on a warm September day, the wind was really strong.
We remember using several windproof devices and positioning various audio devices to deliver the work cleanly.
The result was a very polished video.
We believe that if couples see a job well done, we must ensure that theirs will be perfect too.

Michaela e Marco

Michaela e Marco

2 July 2022

Ready to always give helpful advice

For Micaela and Marco, their wedding day was meant to be centered around their union, but especially the presence of their little ones.
Capturing family moments through photography or videography is always beautiful, but it can be quite challenging for the couple because on such an emotionally charged day, children can feel the tension and become restless.
Our assistance to couples with children involves offering them various pieces of advice, such as organizing the wedding in the afternoon and allowing ample time for preparation to prevent the children from being bothered by the various changes.

It’s also important to be able to connect with them with a few words and seek a certain harmony.
Often, our cameras attract children a lot in the sense that they would like to use them and play with them, and it is with this excuse that we achieve the results you can see both in photos and videos.
Thanks to listening to Micaela and Marco and their way of conceiving the wedding, we have succeeded in our mission, and they are as happy about it as we are.

Carolina e Antonio

Carolina e Antonio

3 July 2022

Photos and videos that reflect the couple

Perhaps the most lively wedding of 2023.
Antonio and Carolina are effervescent, dynamic, fun, and at times incredibly and magnificently crazy.
We didn’t stop for a moment because there was something to photograph and capture everywhere.
Since we met Carolina and Antonio, we had a feeling that their wedding would be vibrant.
From the couple’s personalities, we could already imagine how the wedding day might unfold.
And it was just like that. From the morning, we had “good vibes.”
The bridesmaids, along with the bride, arrived in an old Volkswagen minibus (Lattementa), which also served as a backdrop during the couple’s preparations and for the photo booth during the aperitif.
Carolina’s preparation was a series of laughter and toasts, reels, and “oh, I’m nervous.”
Antonio surprised us with his stylish pink suit.

We joked, laughed, and then got emotional during the ceremony, which never ceased to be extraordinary. From the entrance to the exit.
Everything went smoothly from every point of view, thanks to the careful and meticulous timeline by the Mandragora Events & Wedding team.
The party was spectacular (Agab Eventi). Everyone was on fire! This gave us the opportunity to capture outstanding images.
We didn’t have to do anything but observe and capture moments as they happened, then tell the story through photos and videos.
From the comments received under the reels, we believe we hit the mark because the photos and videos, as always, reflect and respect the couple in their way of being and experiencing the day. 

Chiara e Fabio

Chiara e Fabio

3 July 2022

Photographic and videographic reportage

What is empathy?
Empathy is that quality that allows you to connect with people and make them feel comfortable. Our empathy was so strong that we managed to connect with Chiara and Fabio through a video call. When they came to the studio, they immediately felt at home. This is what Paola and I want to convey to our couples.

We had a lot of conversations during that meeting, and there were more to follow. They shared their wild ideas (after all, two artists could only create a unique context for their big day) and talked about a trip to Lisbon, a very special city for them. She’s eccentric and refined, he’s charming and charismatic. They immediately captivated us, and we couldn’t wait to tell their story. 

With Chiara and Fabio, we did two types of services:
Photo and video service for their wedding day, where they expressed the desire to celebrate with friends and family without taking couple photos.Photo and video service for their post-wedding/elopement in Lisbon, where we lived a fantastic experience with them among the waves of the Atlantic Ocean and the wind of Praia do Guincho (Lisbon). It was there that Chiara and Fabio exchanged their vows and rings and enjoyed some couple photos in serenity.

If you’re thinking of a classic wedding, well, you won’t find it in these photos. 

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Corinna e Stefano

Corinna e Stefano

3 July 2022

Photographic and videographic reportage

A couple whose elegance has stolen our hearts.
We’re not just referring to the elegance of the attire, the venue, or the impeccably arranged setup by the Mandragora Events & Weddings team; we’re also talking about the elegance of the soul. Corinna and Stefano have a rich spirit and a contagious smile.

We can define their wedding as an intimate affair because they chose to have only their closest people around them—about 40 guests. We worked in harmony, fully aware of the trust placed in us for capturing photos and videos. The flawless organization by Mandragora Events & Wedding created an atmosphere perfectly in line with the personality of this beautiful couple. 

Corinna and Stefano said “I do” with their wonderful children by their side: Ettore and Cloe. When children are involved, the dynamics of the day change a bit, but the secret is to put the brides at ease and free them from any anxiety. Cloe was too little to be separated from her mom, and why spoil such a beautiful moment of motherhood that deserves to be immortalized? Every couple has their own needs, and our sole objective is to narrate the day as it unfolds. The reportage style suits us best, without ever neglecting the search for light and the distinctive style that defines us. 

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Stefania e Bruno

Stefania e Bruno

3 July 2022

Symbolic Ceremony

Among all types of ceremonies, the symbolic one is by far our favorite. It allows for complete personalization of the entire ceremony. From choosing a professional celebrant or a dear friend to exchanging completely personalized vows, to celebrating the ceremony anywhere.

Bruno and Stefania entrusted Simmi Studio with the event organization and assigned us the task of documenting it through photos and videos. The symbolic ceremony, especially when the couple prepares in the same location, gives us much more time to dedicate to the couple. We can capture footage and photos of the decorations for which the couple, along with the wedding planners, invest a lot of time. 

We love dedicating ourselves to details, and this is something that not only the couple appreciates but also those organizing the wedding. It was a festive day, and Bruno’s outgoing personality and his many friends made everything more lively. We captured spontaneity, immersing ourselves in the couple’s world, highlighting Stefania’s sweetness and simplicity and Bruno’s charisma.

I believe we couldn’t have told their story better. 

Simona e Marco

Simona e Marco

4 June 2023

Management of the Wedding in the Absence of a Wedding Planner

May and June were not two simple months for event organization, especially when they were planned outdoors. They were very rainy months, and June 4th perhaps more than others.

During the couple’s preparations, an ugly mass of clouds gathered over the villa, forcing many vendors to take shelter in various indoor spaces. The florists decided to set up the ceremony area in a sheltered area compared to the garden where it was originally planned, without sacrificing the beauty of the arrangement. Unfortunately, they had chosen an area without light, which could be visually appealing to the human eye but wouldn’t have the same photographic effect.

Simona, who loves photography and has dealt with it in the past, was very concerned, and this is where we decided to take control of the situation. We asked the florists if it was possible to move everything to a better place, providing them with the right alternative. 

They were fantastic because they quickly moved everything and restored the characteristic smile to the bride’s face. But the weather deteriorated, and we had a real downpour at Giardini La Pergola (AL), so much so that three of us were unable to reach the bride’s room.

Nevertheless, we didn’t lose heart; we continued to communicate by phone and acted as intermediaries between the catering and the venue to postpone the ceremony by a few hours. The team quickly reached an agreement, and so, even in a light rain, Simona and Marco managed to exchange their vows surrounded by their closest people.

We gave our best to obtain photos and videos of their day and convey the right serenity to the environment. Their intimate wedding will be remembered for the couple’s smiles and positivity, despite the pouring rain and the delay of almost two hours in the ceremony.