Marian is a wedding & portrait photographer located the in Swiss-Italian border and serving mostly the destination weddings' market in Italy, Switzerland, France and other European countries. She has also lived in Canada and the USA and has traveled the world for weddings, including locations in Asia, North America and several countries in Europe. She speaks fluent Italian, English and Spanish and some French, which makes her the perfect photographer for any multicultural or international event. Her work has been published on Vanity Fair, Vogue Sposa and other renowned magazines and blogs. Her style is especially known for her combination of romantic portraiture with story-telling.
Rimple got married in Raipur, India and this was a photo taken during the last day of her 5 day wedding. This was such a beautiful moment and composition. Once I saw all of her female family members surrounding her I decided to stick with the composition, created the right light and waited for some minutes until there was an interaction.
This is probably the wedding with the most suggestive view I've had in Switzerland! It was a Swiss Mexican wedding in the very famous Villa Honegg hotel in Stans and the moment we arrived to the venue I knew this view had to be part of the story. We waited until the sun was perfect and I called them for 5 minutes during the cocktail hour to take this photo. We had lots of fun taking it and were so impressed by the breathtaking views!
This photo was taken at Valentina & Daniel's wedding in an Italian castle located in Lake Maggiore, which was their wedding venue. As soon as we arrived, we were having a cocktail party just outside this door. As soon as I saw this amazing golden light I asked them to briefly stop in the middle of the doorframe and I took this photo. This is my favorite portrait from their wedding! Such gorgeous light & architecture!
Assaf & Stephanie came from Beirut to Lake Como to celebrate their very joyful destination wedding. We had a fun boat ride in between the ceremony and the party and I came up with this image, which clearly represents the beauty of this area and what a great time they were having.
Anina & Sven celebrated their beautiful Swiss wedding in sunny Vallemaggia in Ticino. They asked their guests to write wishes on every balloon so they could send them off to the sky for good luck. Once I saw this moment was happening and that the clouds looked beautiful behind the church tower, I got on my knees to clean the background and filled the sky with the balloons, which certainly added a magical touch when capturing this moment. I loved how their family and friends cheered for them and how romantic and photogenic this rite was.
Emma & Nico had a beautiful wedding in Switzerland. The sunset that day amazing and painted the scenery in a unique way. I was inspired by the beauty of this Golf course, surrounded by beautiful pines and trees and the very characteristic colors from this beautiful country. We had lots of fun during this 30 minute portrait session during their wedding day and the sun helped us create some incredible imagery!
This photo was taken during a marriage ceremony in North India. I love photographing weddings from different cultures because they inspire me to create photos that show what my soul perceives from this beautiful scenes and travels. And this was such an elegant & beautiful wedding! Rimple, my bride, was such an inspiration and the perfect muse for the 5-day event I documented. This is definitely my favorite candid portrait of her.
This Sicilian sunset really inspired me to photograph during Jose & Mariella's wedding. We were in the car driving to the wedding reception and found this typical Sicilian building, which was the perfect location for documenting a romantic moment between my clients. Thus, we stopped, they bought a few beers (because it was during the very warm 2015 summer!) and took a few shots while enjoying the very colorful sunset rays. This was one of the most pleasurable weddings I've shot.
Anisha had a beautiful and colorful Indian wedding in Raipur. I wanted to capture her personality and the colors and energy of the place so I asked her to dance in rounds and have fun. This photo was captured from the 1st floor of her beautiful house, before going to the first celebration of the week.
This photo was taken during an intimate moment between Mariella & Jose. We were driving a convertible car during sunset from the ceremony to the reception and I was in the front seat waiting for them to relax in order to start capturing their true love. Their wedding was in Sicily, an island very famous for its amazing sunsets!
This photo was taken during the exit of Stefania & Davide from their wedding ceremony in a tiny beautiful church in Valle Verzasca, Switzerland. The perfect example of being at the perfect place during the perfect moment and being fast. The exit lasted less than 30 seconds and I was waiting for their friend to walk back to the right side of the church with the wedding band they just cut - which completes the exit story. This photo summarizes the beautiful and joyful wedding they had.
This was a very hectic getting ready in a beautiful & colorful Swiss-Italian villa. The bride was very nervous before the ceremony and all her friends were helping her and supporting her while she was getting prepared. In the back you see the bride's best friend who always stood close to her. I wanted to show the tension & support in the atmosphere in a very subtle & misterious way. Thus I stood behind them for a while waiting for that magic moment to appear in front of my lens.
This wedding took place at one of the most beautiful places I've been to, a Unesco protected place called Lavaux in the Swiss-French region. The reception was in the middle of the vineyards with amazing views of the lake. My client, who invited all her fun girlfriends from Mexico asked me for a group photo with her friends. This photo was a non-literal & creative interpretation of their fun gathering, in that particular place and atmosphere. It was sunset time, I could have lighted the scene completely but then the image would have lost impact. Our eyes are not used to seeing this way so it makes us feel curious about the scene. I could have taken a simple and boring group photo. However, I wanted to show the reason why they chose this venue for their wedding, which was the great wine from that region, the views and the fun company.
Right after the wedding ceremony was over, Monika & Roberto asked me to join them on a very moving moment. Roberto's grandmother could not attend their wedding because she was at the hospital. She desired so much to be there, that my clients visited her as a surprise. She waited and waited, hoping they would go see her and as soon as they arrived you could see the joy in her face. These were the strongest and most meaningful 5 minutes on their wedding day and there will always be this photograph to remind them about it. This was a moment that brought us all into tears of joy. Memories like this one remind me that our job as wedding photographers is so powerful. When grandma is no longer with us, this is the only place where my clients can go see her beautiful smile: a photograph.
When documenting a wedding, my approach is to look for a powerful story that can be presented to the eye in an artistic way. This photo represents all those elements put together: the bride and groom were watching a very emotional surprise prepared by their friends and family. It was a slideshow with memories from the most important moments in both their lives. The room was dark, all lights were off and the couple was siting down. Nothing was happening apart from them watching, laughing and crying. I created the light that was perfect for the moment - i didn't want it to be to strong, neither too mellow. I sat down, hiding behind some arrangements and I patiently waited until this moment happened...and clicked. I think sometimes photos are gifts and the best gifts are the ones you are patiently waiting for.