Today I am pleased to share with you a Photographer Spotlight Interview with Italy wedding photographer, Cinzia Bruschini. Her work will make you fall in love the colors and natural beauty of Italy, and of course, all the ways a photographer can capture the emotion of a wedding day. Read on to be inspired by Cinzia’s kind personality, determined work ethic and genuine talent.
Junebug: What is your favorite moment or tradition at weddings?
Cinzia Bruschini: I have two favorite moments of the day. First of all, I love the getting ready, when all the family is running around like “headless chickens” and the bride seems to be the only one in control with a big smile on her face and an aura of tranquility. Another favorite of mine is when the groom sees the bride for the first time at the altar and his eyes light up.
Junebug: What really gets to you at weddings? Makes you cry? Makes you laugh?
Cinzia Bruschini: It depends on the day for me. I often go from laughing to crying and vice versa. I cry when the Father makes an emotional speech and when the couple exchange the rings and swear their eternal love. I laugh at the speeches by the couples’ friends and also every time something funny and unplanned happens.
Junebug: Do you shoot film, digital or both?
Cinzia Bruschini: I shoot digital but a year ago I started shooting also on film, incorporating it in my workflow. However, at the moment I mostly still shoot with digital.
Junebug: Describe your wedding photography style in less than 6 adjectives.
Cinzia Bruschini: Honest, emotional, playful and story-telling.
Junebug: What gets you up in the morning?
Cinzia Bruschini: An espresso. What else?
Junebug: What are your favorite wedding locations in Italy?
Cinzia Bruschini: I am a big fan of coastal locations and islands. I love the atmosphere of a wedding with the sea as a backdrop, mediterranean food, and amazing sunsets. That’s why my favorite locations in Italy are the Amalfi Coast, Puglia, Siciliy, and other small islands. And it goes without saying that I love Tuscany! Who doesn’t?
Junebug: Where do you want to shoot next?
Cinzia Bruschini: I would like to shoot weddings anywhere with different cultural traditions from European.
Junebug: A tip or two for couples who are looking for their perfect wedding photographer?
Cinzia Bruschini: I suggest establishing an honest and open rapport during the information gathering stage and don’t be afraid to ask questions. It is best not to limit the review to the portfolio but to look through real weddings galleries in order to understand the photographer’s way of shooting a wedding.
Junebug: Do you have a favorite first dance song and why?
Cinzia Bruschini: “Love” by John Lennon. The most beautiful manifesto of love. I love everything about the lyrics. I could listen it a dozen of times a day and it moves me every time.
Junebug: What three photographers do you admire or who has inspired you, either in the past or right now?
Junebug: Something that has inspired you recently?
Cinzia Bruschini: Recently I’ve been watching tons of old Italian films that have never before captured my attention, but now I can really appreciate them and I love their ability to be bizzarrely topical.
Junebug: Best advice you’ve ever received about being a business person?
Cinzia Bruschini: Work hard.
Junebug: Best advice you’ve ever received about being an artist?
Cinzia Bruschini: Put people first then photography.
Junebug: What is the best possible/your favorite reaction from a client when you deliver their images?
Cinzia Bruschini: The best reaction is when they cry and laugh, possibly simultaneously, when through the images they remember the smell of the day and recognize their personalities in what they see.
Junebug: Favorite wedding style?
Cinzia Bruschini: I love when the wedding is all about the couple. When every detail reflects their story, when friends are truly happy to be there, when there isn’t artificiality and when love is at the centre of attention.