I am a portrait photographer and weddings is definitely where I make my living and where I feel I add the most value within the profession and artform. I have personal projects and take commercial, advertising and editorial work from time to time.
I have worked in studio based environments for years both in commercial and advertising based studios to exclusive family portrait studios.
I am very experienced doing family portraiture work and life moments work such as pregnancy and maternity. I like to shoot portraits and collections, and I kind of treat each shoot as a collection of portraits.
My specialty is working with people and would like to think I specialise in creative weddings, and people based photographic projects and assignments. I like to incorporate and explore with nature, lighting, fun, darkness, happiness, sadness, and at the end of it, I want my work to move you, even if its just for a moment, or to create something you can be proud of and cherish for life. In regards to shooting a wedding though, Im very much a photojournalist and I capture the day in its entirety using great composition, and lighting, so that each image has a story to tell.
I am a worldwide destination photographer based in Udine, Nova Gorica and Villach.
Stefano Lunardi has been awarded by IPA International Photo Awards in New York, this year (2016) with 2 awards, 2nd place in wedding category and 1st place in fine art Special category. Last year Stefano won the 3rd place in wedding category showing the ability and consistence results he can get each year in own passionate work.
He said: "My approach in wedding photography is photojournalistic style focused on the people, emotion and what people feel in that day, expression, natural poses, but, never forget the artistic side"
Our wedding has been in June 2015 and the photos created during the whole day are marvelous. The more often we see them, the more we love them. They are genuine, natural and still artistic and special and show that Stefano is a real high-level professional. The photographs capture unvarnished all the emotional moments of this day and if we look at them it seems we are once more in the middle of our wedding day. Unfortunately, we had only a very vague memory of all the impressions of the day, but because of the continuous photo story everything was kept and came back to our mind again. Another incredible fact is that during the whole day we never really noticed a photographer, but nevertheless, they have been everywhere and have seen everything worth taking a photo. And despite the short time for our couple-pictures (approx. 20 mins) some real wonderful motifs were created ֠other photographers need hours for such perfection. If you choose Stefano, this is included in your package!
We are from Brussels-Belgium. For our engagement photo shoot, we were looking for a great photographer who truly captures emotions, warm lights, and who would representate the best our relationship on pictures. We booked Stefano from Belgium with a lot of questions that he respond quickly. That was for us very important because he always respond to all our questions and gave us advice before the photo shoot. We had a good feeling before because he was transparent. In italy, he called us before he arrived and was very punctual, we really appreciated his professionalism. Stefano was nice and humourous and always smiling so we were confortable to do the session with him. He has great attention on details and that makes his work very creative because he has eyes for beauty and emotions. When I saw his work on his website, I knew he would do beautiful pictures but in fact he exceeded all our expectations. Really, We can't imagine another photographer doing our precious photos. We want to thank him for his patience, the fact that he stay more time just to do great pictures, and for our spritz at the end of our session. Thank to his assistent to, they are both very nice guys! Stefano sent to us the pictures in time with printed ones. He sent us a big surprise: a videoclip with our pictures, and my gosh, it was very touching, that song was the perfect one! Stefano, we love you!!!!! Our family and friends have complimented the stunning photos and they definitely want him as our wedding photographer even if he's far from Belgium! They really want him and we too! So, if you are looking for a really great photographer and charming person, don't hesitate, Stefano is your guy!
We chose Mr. Lunardi as our Wedding Photographer because of his outstanding and incredible work.Stefano Lunardi caught all the right moments and expressions at all the right times and the quality of the pictures is wonderful. He photographed in color and in black/white, and they are all incredibly edited. He works with shadows and light in a very special way and makes every photo live. He chose no less then the very best of his work to return to us perfectly edited and extremely thought through. He cared a great deal about us and was very easy to talk to and work with after the wedding, as during the wedding day, to decide which photos to choose for the fantastic photo book he creates. We will highly recommend Stefano Lunardi to any couple who is getting married and of course to anyone who just wants beautiful photos to keep for life. There is no fear of a rainy day, Stefano Lunardi will just make the rain light up the picture!