Andrea-Cittadini-Photographer
Andrea-Cittadini-Photographer

Andrea Cittadini Photographer

Based in Italy, I can reach you everywhere for a destination wedding worldwide.

Andrea Cittadini Photographer

Based in Italy, I can reach you everywhere for a destination wedding worldwide.

My idea about wedding photography

I shoot a wedding with the goal to build a reportage, a story. This means that I try as much as possible to blend me in among the guests in order to not affect in any way the natural course of events, capturing in this way the genuine emotions of your wedding.
Is for this that the spouses never look at me and they are truly natural, as you can see taking a look at my Real weddings in Tuscany and Umbria on the website.
I love to shoot also posed photos, of course, as well as the formal photos with your families and friends (if you’ll love to have them).
My profile during the day wants always to be low; my presence usually takes a back seat and you’ll enjoy your wedding without feeling the “pressure” of the photographer.

Wedding emotions

Who am I?

I love the Bulldogs, I have two of them with wich I use to walk in the umbrian hills or at the Trasimeno lake and I also have an insane passion for aircraft scale models. I have not so much free time but one time each 2-3 years I use to take sometimes to build one of them in a very little scale.. Yes, I’m also a maniac of precision and manual work (is for this that I also love build complex wedding album layouts gluing the photos).

I’m son – or better – nephew of art. Since childhood I have been fascinated by photography and modeling, and the both, in time, gave me a lot of satisfactions and recognitions. I have always lived the photography as a unique tool to move and excite. In 2005 I started to work with a study for learning and honing the aesthetics of photography and technique addressed specifically to the marriage and in 2008 I started my professional career in Perugia.
One of the features that distinguishes me as person and as photographer is the curiosity and the desire to grow; thanks to this feature in time I knew the wedding reportage through international associations WPJA and Artistic Guild of the WPJA. The wedding photojournalist photography wore surprisingly with my skills to telling stories with my photos so I immediately felt comfortable.
So I chose to give a profound change of my photographing considering the wedding no longer as an event to direct but as a story to tell… and it was love at first sight: while retaining an essential clean look, my photography has begun to telling about true emotions with “live” and incredibly engaging shoots .
My style has been evolving over time and became more and more personal and recognizable thanks to infrared photography, a special technique that allows me to create extremely suggestive shots in black and white.

Why wedding photography?

The answer is only one: Emotions!

I always wanted that my photograph speaks of life and that excites in any way; marriage was the natural development of this idea.
Is for this that my photography is unobtrusive and people are always natural and spontaneous: they never looks at me during the wedding because often they just don’t know where I am.
I use natural light, also if it is a very low, because a dinner by candlelight is a precise spouses’ choice and I don’t want to change the mood in any way!
I strongly believe that the wedding photos should speak about the spouses and should, in time, bring back what they have tried.

Andrea-Bacon

Awards

AGWPJA

Photographer of the Year 2012

Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association

AG|WPJA

Read the Official Interview

Go to the AGWPJA website

Second Runner Up PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2011
Artistic Guild of the Wedding Photojournalist Association
AG|WPJA

Go to Andrea Cittadini’s profile AGWPJA

More than 50 INTERNATIONAL and ITALIAN AWARDS

from Fearless Photographers, WPJA, WPS,

ANFM

Go to Andrea Cittadini’s profile

8th and 9th

International Black and White Spider Awards Winner and Nominee

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13 Editor Choice

from

Canon international wedding portal MyWed.com

More than 150 of my works have been awarded in the most prestigious international contests such as the WPJA, AGWPJA, WPS, ANFM.

Here are some of the milestones of my career

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2010

  • I was the first umbrian photographer to be admitted in the WPJA (Wedding Photojournalist Association, the largest international association of reportage style wedding photography) and the first to be awarded in their international contests.

2011

  • I was elected third Photographer of the Year by the AG | WPJA, one of the largest international associations of wedding reportage;
  • I was one of the two Italian photographers invited to participate in the project World Experience 2011, a trip of a troupe of Brazilian journalists and photographers across Europe who described the new trends in wedding photography.

2012

  • Photographer of the Year by the AG | WPJA (see interview here)
  • I was invited to be part of the exclusive international association “Best of Wedding Photography” bringing my work to be among the most popular in the world
  • First Italian photographer recommended by Fearless Photographers, an international association of wedding photographers not closely related to the reportage

2013

  • I received the third prize for “International Black and White Spider Awards” in the category “Abstract” – the most important international competition on the photograph in black and white
  • Two “Street Hero Awards” in periodical international street photography contest in black and white;
  • I was appointed judge in the international contest of WPS (Wedding Photography Select).
  • Invited to be part of the project “World Elite Photographers” as “Selected Wedding Photographer”, an international photography portal which showcases the best photographers in the world divided by areas of expertise.

2014

  • First prize for “International Black and White Spider Awards” in the category “Architecture”
  • Nominee “Selected Wedding Photographer” by ANFM (Associaozione Nazionale dei Fotografi di Matrimonio)

I realize photographic services throughout Italy, Milan and lakes, Florence, Siena, Arezzo, Rome, Perugia, Positano just to mention some cities; I worked abroad in Paris, Barcelona and Mallorca.