Mille volte GRAZIE
In occasione del nostro matrimonio abbiamo seguito talmente tante pagine social a tema che ad un certo punto ci è sembrato di tornare studenti, esattamente a quell’interminabile periodo in cui tutti si laureano e la domanda “Come sarà quando toccherà a noi?” inizia a perseguitarti. È stato un po’ così il gap dall’8 agosto 2019 ad oggi: il bombardamento mediatico non ha fatto che accrescere giorno dopo giorno le nostre aspettative da una parte e le nostre paure dall’altra, dato che da “Come sarà quando toccherà a noi?” a “E se siamo venuti male?” il passo è breve.. ☺️ E invece no! Francesco è riuscito a fare delle nostre foto un arcipelago di capolavori, espliciti (catturando momenti di spiccata emozione) ed impliciti (facendo sì che la fotografia si esprimesse attraverso la poesia di cui ne è propria).
I suoi scatti ci ritraggono tesi, presi, sorridenti, emozionati ma soprattutto spontanei: siamo noi nei nostri sguardi, nei nostri abbracci, nelle nostre facce buffe e questo equivale ad aver scelto un fotografo che abbia saputo centrare l’obiettivo. Pur non avendo fatto esplicite richieste, in cuor nostro non volevamo nulla che fosse costruito e nulla lo è stato, volevamo IL servizio fotografico e siamo stati accontentati.
È stato un matrimonio all’insegna dell’empatia e conoscere Francesco ci ha convinti che il più delle volte è la carta vincente: ci ha dimostrato di saper osservare situazioni e persone ed é sinonimo di professionalità, attenzione, discrezione, sensibilità, umiltà e stile. Sono scelte importanti quelle che portano ad affidare una responsabilità come quella di rappresentare il più bel giorno della propria vita a qualcuno, ma molto più impegnativo è non sottrarsi al compito, anzi assolverlo egregiamente.
Perciò il nostro consiglio è di affidarvi a lui e di godervelo nella sua bravura in ogni momento che potrá essere immortalato, perché sarà capace di supportarvi (da uomo), esserci (da amico) e fotografarvi (da artista) in punta di piedi.
Mille volte GRAZIE.
Francesco, una persona dall’animo gentile che sa catturare ogni istante,ogni emozione, ogni pensiero.
Sceglierei mille altre volte lui come fotografo per il nostro matrimonio,ci siamo sentiti accolti come avvolti in un abbraccio di un amico,si è preso cura di noi dall’inizio alla fine e rivedere le nostre foto è sempre emozionante perché ognuna rispecchia i nostri pensieri e la nostra felicità di quel giorno.
Non smetteremo mai di ringraziarti!
A True Artist!
The very first vendor we booked when we decided on Puglia, was Francesco. We are so glad that we did! We fell in love with his artistic style of photography and the way he tells the story. He captured our day so perfectly and we could not be more grateful to him. From the very first interaction he had a warmth and welcoming nature that was so lovely. During the day you would not even know he was there. He was discreet and professional and had a way of capturing the most beautiful candid shots. This man is incredibly talented and has captured every part of the day the way that we remember it. So we could not thank you enough Francesco. We could not recommend his talent highly enough.
Artistry, professionalism, and beautiful photographs!
We chose Francesco Gravina because we wanted a photographer who would beautifully capture all the moments of our wedding day. We also wanted someone who would add a special artistic touch and produce photos that aren’t too “cheesy” and are worthy of framing and hanging in our home for a lifetime. Francesco delivered on all counts!! It has been a joy to relive our wedding day through his well composed photos. Francesco is also a wonderful guy, nice and relaxed. He very kindly accommodated a schedule change last minute due to bad weather, which we so appreciated. I’m very happy we chose him as our wedding photographer!
We feel so much gratitude toward Francesco for how beautifully he captured our special day in Puglia. From the beginning he was gracious and generous—he over-delivered in every way and during the entire wedding he was discreet while he worked. He came with a vision for how to photograph us around the venue in a very natural way and was so skilled at using the surroundings to create magical scenes. We are blown away by our beautiful photos and, frankly, feel lucky to have booked him. Francesco is kind, professional and talented, and most importantly, he puts his heart into his work. Our wedding was full of love, laughter and emotion and he captured all of it exactly how we remember it. All of our friends and family are in awe of our stunning wedding photos. We could not recommend him more.
Francesco’s work is amazing!!
Francesco was an absolute dream to work with – the pictures from our wedding, which now adorn most walls of our house, are admired by everyone who visits. Francesco and his team captured us as a couple and the spirit of our day magically and perfectly. He is adeptly skilled at using the surrounding environment, the light and the atmosphere to create the most amazing photographs. We also really appreciated francesco’s relationship with the other suppliers and his great organisation which made our day run seamlessly. We would not hesitate to recommend Fotogravina and will treasure the photos forever!
The most natural shots from the best photographer you can ask for
Francesco is the best wedding photographer you can ask for. We have got along well since the very first moment, he is a nice and discreet person, who makes himself “invisible” during the event. With Francesco, the couple never feels under observation, allowing for the most natural and amused shots. And the photos’ editing is simply amazing, all the colors are perfectly in line with the overall wedding mood and the venue. Reviewing all his work has been an incredible joy for us, we relived every single moment of our wedding weekend. Strongly suggested!
Beautiful photographs taken by a true professional.
From start to finish, Francesco was an absolute pleasure to work with. He understood exactly what it was that we wanted to capture from our wedding and did so beautifully. On the wedding day itself, he and his team were respectful and almost invisible, allowing us to enjoy being with our loved ones. The results were truly stunning. Our wedding album transports us right back to that day, every little detail captured. I can not reccomend Francesco highly enough.
The collaboration with Francesco was great. From the beginning to the end of our festivities he was there where he and his camera were needed. Especially important for us was a natural result and a photographer who moves behind the scenes. Francesco exceeded all our expectations, the photos are unique. Even the result of the shooting resulted in so many great natural photos – many thanks to Francesco, you are a unique artist!
Francesco is amazing
Francesco is amazing, a true artist! We wanted a small intimate, fuss free wedding and started looking at Italy. We stumbled across Francesco’s photos and the decision was made – we wanted him to take our wedding photos! Only then did we look at venues and plans for the big day. We received our final photos from Francesco last week and they are better than we possibly imagined, natural, intimate, stylish, telling the story of OUR day. Beyond photographs, they are works of art! Thank you! X
Francesco non è soltanto un fotografo fenomenale, ma anche un’anima unica e sensibile capace di scrutare delicatamente dentro ogni individuo per coglierne ogni sua emozione e poi, racchiuderla in un semplice scatto. Un’artista dell’amore, che con delicatezza e impercettibilita’ è riuscito ad entrare nell’essenza della nostra connessione, imprigionando in tutte le sue fotografie i nostri sentimenti più profondi, la nostra commozione, trepidazione, eccitazione… Francesco, grazie! Perché per merito tuo e delle tue splendide foto è davvero emozionante rivivere vividamente e comunicare agli altri ogni istante di uno dei weekend più fenomenali della nostro vita: il nostro perfetto matrimonio!
Professional and passionate about his work
Francesco and his team photographed our wedding this year in Puglia and they did an absolutely fantastic job! Francesco is very professional and passionate about his work, and he is also genuinely interested in the story behind the marriage and the people he is photographing. I believe this reflects in the images he produces, which capture the emotions in a very candid and beautiful way. We appreciate Francesco and his team very much for their hard work and long hours during our wedding weekend. I would highly recommend him if you are seeking a Photographer!
Semplicemente eccezionale!!! Francesco è estremamente professionale, preciso e attento! Scatti di arte pura, che immortalano con spontaneità e naturalezza attimi unici e irripetibili e che racchiudono tutta l’emozione, il sentimento, la felicità e riscatenano lo stesso effetto nel riguardarli! Nulla è scontato né costruito! Originalità, unicità e poi…grande cuore al di là dell’obiettivo fotografico!! FENOMENALE!!!
“Scopo di ogni artista è arrestare il movimento, che è vita, con mezzi artificiali, e tenerlo fermo ma in tal modo che cent’anni dopo, quando un estraneo lo guarderà, torni a muoversi, perché è vita.” (William Faulkner)…Ecco questo è Francesco Gravina!
Con affetto, Federica e Manuel
Francesco is discreet yet always there
Francesco is discreet yet always there. Tireless and humble. Self-deprecating and brilliant. He is an Artist with the desire to grow and improve every day more.We worked together for the first time last September for a destination wedding in Puglia. Immediately, there was complicity between us, and appreciation and respect for one other work. From a wedding planner prospective, it was a real pleasure to find a photographer so interested in capturing every little detail that I personally hand-made, and not only focus in the most common wedding shots.
We researched many photographers for our big day and we just loved Francesco’s work. He is super talented at taking unique pictures and not boring staged wedding shots. All of our shots show the real emotions of that very moment and each time we look at them it takes us right back to our very special day. Francesco arrived with two other photographers who were also super talented.I highly recommend Francesco and his team if you are wanting to get married in the Puglia region and looking for a team of professional, talented photographers.
We flew across the Atlantic Ocean to Italy and drove an hour south of Brindisi to find this magical man that my daughter researched online. From the moment Mr Gravina opened his studio for us, I knew my daughter found the right person. He has an eye for things most, if not all, other photographers miss. I tell you all, you WILL NOT be disappointed in choosing him for your destination wedding. There are experts and then there are the one and only. Mr. Gravina is that one and only! Hands down, no contest, put your worries behind you. Message him now, meet him, watch his stories, see his work and you’ll see what we mean. Wow, simply…wow. Grazie di cuore
He is a DREAM
We got married in Puglia, Italy on July 25th 2016 and working with Gravina was nothing short of phenomenal. From myself being overseas, and my husband speaking minimal Italian, Gravina wasn’t only our wedding photographer that day but someone who made us feel at ease, relaxed and so happy. He quickly felt like family to us as well as his remarkable team. He captured moments I never thought possible, and emotions that take my breath away every time I look at the photos. He is a DREAM to work with and will give you some of the most stunning, meaningful photos you could ever ask for. Truly he is gifted, but humble, and knows what you need before you even have to ask. I’d recommend him 500 times over and I’m so honored that he was able to not only capture a day so special to us, but be a part of it as well.
We chose to get married in an olive grove in Puglia as we wanted a relaxed wedding party without all the stuffy traditions of an English wedding. We didn’t want the formal posed photos that everyone gets, but rather someone to capture the essence of the day and the fun we had. Francesco was amazing. He understood us and what we wanted. The photos he produced were incredible, we were very lucky he was there to record the best day of our lives. When we looked back at the photos, they transported back to the day and the amazing Puglia. Grazie mille! Ellen & James
We imagined our day more like a party than a traditional wedding. We wanted a garden party with close friends and family in a location that meant something to us. When we eventually found the perfect spot we thought we needed the best photographer to capture every memory.A mixed race wedding like ours is already a challenge in bringing different cultures together, so we thought that capturing the “coming together” of our families would have been a difficult task however, when we walked Francesco through the Indian ceremonies we planned to have prior to the wedding party, he was so curious and excited about the events that we thought we have found the perfect match for us!We don’t like to pose. We are very spontaneous and unconventional people therefore we needed someone who not only would understand the vibe we wanted to give to both our parties but would also understand our personalities. We needed a connection, and when we met Francesco we totally clicked.Francesco is genuine in his approach, he doesn’t brag about his tremendous skills, instead, he likes to meet and listen to your requirements. We loved that he wanted to understand our vision and was interested in every detail. We felt special. Francesco is very professional but also funny and so easy-going that makes it a real pleasure to work with him; he makes you feel so at ease that you think you are being photographed by a lifetime friend. …and those pictures! Wow, the pictures he takes tell you so many stories. Francesco’s shots describe who we are and how we felt and convey the vibe and the atmosphere of the day so perfectly! To be able to see our true selves in every shot is a testament to his incredible talent… I couldn’t believe the emotions he was able to seize in a single shot. We didn’t want the day to end and we are so grateful to have found Francesco because by looking at his pictures we will be able to re-live our day over and over. Thank you so much for helping us at the last minute, for your patience, for meeting our families and trying to understand the intricate dynamics, for the rum shots to calm the nerves and for being so open and flexible about our plans! We can’t wait to have another special occasion to celebrate. Every excuse will be good to work with you again and capture more memories together!