Fantastic facts about Gianfranco
* I was born in Matera, Southern Italy in 1979
* I have a Master's degree in Theories of Communication
* I started as a professional photographer 15 years ago
* I’ve worked as a music journalist (and photography, of course!)
* I’ve worked for a number of very important clients and hundreds of couples
* Cooking is seriously my thing
* I love hiking, mountains and cats
* I love my wife, my daughter Giulia, film cameras, teaching, audiophilia, travelling, experiencing new cultures and helping others
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Gianfranco Catullo Hiking in the Alps
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HOW WE SEE
What's your style?
We are fine art wedding photographers but also storytellers. Our style is a blend of artistic and documentary photography. We mainly use ambient light. Flashes are required during dancing or to obtain creative portraits, for example.
Do you photograph details or family group photos?
Yes. Parents and friends are very important in a wedding day and details too. I take unposed pictures of all, but also beautiful family photos.
We hate posed pictures...can you help us?
My style is 90% unposed pictures, 10% groups and remaining 10% posed pictures. If you love or hate posed pictures we'll change the percentage without problems!
How many photographers will be at my wedding?
We always have two photographers at each wedding. The second photographer is Andrea or associates chosen from a very prestigious list of professionals we are used to working with. I usually work alone for surprise proposals.
Will you travel for engagement sessions, proposal or weddings?
Yes, we like so much wonderful wedding, elopements, events and photo-sessions destinations.
Do you shoot Quinceaneras, Debutants, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Concerts or Corporate Events?
Yes, we are wedding photographers but coming from photojournalism and event photography.
Do you shoot in JPEG or Raw?
We only shoot in Raw for the maximum quality.
Thank you Gianfranco for such amazing photos of a wonderful moment for us. We're very happy to find Gianfranco, it was exactly what I’ve imagine to photoshoot the perfect proposal. It was a very effective paparazzi, Filipa never imagined that there was someone shooting our ride in the rowing boats. And the photo session that we had afterwards was great. It’s amazing to have the opportunity to see such amazing photos of a moment we will never forget.
A few months prior to my vacation in Rome I contacted Gianfranco to set up a surprise proposal followed by engagement photos. He was a great communicator, easy to work with, and eager to provide a local perspective on where to take engagement pictures. I proposed in the morning at a park and Gianfranco captured the moment while pretending to be a tourist. He revealed himself shortly after the proposal and took us on an adventure to take engagement pictures with famous Roman landmarks. He hired a private driver for us made us feel like royalty for the day. Overall, having Gianfranco shoot my proposal and engagement photos was an incredible experience. It was one of the most intimate and special moments of my life and I was glad to have shared it and have it captured by him. I cannot recommend him more highly.
The highlight of our trip to Rome was our pre-wedding photoshoot in the most beautiful city in the world. We only contacted Gianfranco a week prior our vacation and arranged the date for our shoot via email. He was accommodating and prompt in his responses. We were rather nervous about it at first, but Gianfranco really made us feel at ease during the shoot. The pictures turned out amazing! He has a fantastic eye for photography and we could not be happier with our experience and the service provided by Gianfranco.
"Fotografare è riconoscere nello stesso istante e in una frazione di secondo un evento e il rigoroso assetto delle forme percepite con lo sguardo che esprimono e significano tale evento. È porre sulla stessa linea di mira la mente, gli occhi e il cuore. È un modo di vivere". In queste parole celebri il nostro augurio più caro di una carriera bellissima e il nostro ringraziamento per il tuo talento e la tua disponibilità.
Gianfranco photographed our wedding in Rome and was great. The photos were fantastic, and he was one of the only photographers in Rome who provided ALL the digital edited files! I have always found him to be extremely professional and friendly. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone. Thank you Gianfranco!
Hi Gianfranco, thanks a lot for all the beautiful pictures that you sent us. They were so awesome that some friends even confessed that they were jealous of us. Thanks a lot for your hard work on this, we are extremely happy with them. And you know that you and Francesca are invited to Munich anytime you want, especially now that the pictures turned out good. :-) Seriously, just pick a flight for a long weekend and enjoy it here!! Big hugs from Anett + Fernando.
Wonderful pictures! Thank you so much, they are absolutely amazing! You captured such special and natural moments between my husband and I! Gianfranco is a pleasure to work with you on a personal level, always contactable and highly efficient:)
What can I say about this guy..He is exceptional, not only as a person but also as a photographer. I was arranging a surprise proposal in Rome for my partner and liaised with Gianfranco on location. He was very discreet, just understood what was to be achieved. He also stayed with us after the event to take more pictures and sent them through promptly, he didn't disappoint. I would recommend anyone who is looking to get married, surprise there loved one with a proposal or just need an excellent photographer in Rome to call Gianfranco.