Giulia Moltisanti Photography shares a documentary approach to Alex and Zach’s Stunning Love filled modern wedding at Airship37 event venue Toronto.
How would you describe your dominant photographic style for this wedding?
I take more of a documentary approach to weddings, aiming to capture natural and genuine moments so that you can really remember the feeling of a moment when you look back at them. It was no different for Alex and Zach’s wedding, making sure to capture their friends and family, as well as the joy and the laughter of the day.
What strikes you as a very good decision your couple made that paid of significantly on their big day?
The couple chose to have a first look ahead of the ceremony, allowing all the photos they wanted to be done ahead of the ceremony and ultimately leaving time for them to be present with their guests for cocktail hour. The couple also decided to do the signing right after the ceremony, instead of during it, which I feel like kept the ceremony flowing well and everyone interested!
You have a wonderful appreciation of the wedding style that was created by uniquely capturing all the details so beautifully . What is your process for this ?
I think the main goal is to just add context to your photos, meaning instead of a zoomed up photo of someone laughing, maybe take a wider approach and show what they might be laughing at in the picture as well. This creates more context for the photo and allows you to understand the emotions better.
How would you describe the best parts of the wedding ceremony and how did you respond photographically?
Like I mentioned above, I love that they signed the papers afterwards, it created an extra special little moment for them. I also love personal vows, which I think adds a lot more emotion to photos naturally. From a logistical stand point, they had some space behind them, which allowed for me to get different angles, including some of them from the “officiant perspective” with their guests behind them so they can remember what it looked like from their perspective standing up there as well.
Looking back what makes you the happiest about the album you created for your couple ?
I think I captured some genuine moments and that is what I am most pleased about!
How do you approach getting all the special unique moments in between all that big shot moments captured for your couple that fill out for them so much appreciation for their day ?
I try to be a fly on the wall so they don’t even notice that I’m there. I give my couples permission to be themselves and I just tell them I will be there to document the day, don’t worry about doing anything specific except for being present with your guests. I think spending time to focus on who might be important and strong connections to the couple is also helpful because you can look out for any genuine moments that come out from that.
“Don’t design for everyone. It’s impossible. All you end up doing is designing something that makes everyone unhappy.” Leisa Reichelt
What do you think of this quote in relation to working with your clients?
My style isn’t for everyone and that’s ok, i think that is the case for any vendor or person. Different clients will have different things that are important to them so don’t try to cater to everyone but instead find clients that will align with the same importances of photography that you have and aim to capture.
Photography: Giulia Moltisanti Photography
Planning : Open Sky Weddings
Florals Lenas Floral Designs
DJ Ben : Dj Floh Back
Hair and Makeup Unojo Bridal Hairstylist Styling Your Beauty
Officiant Weddings With Lori