Berni Palumbo Photography

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A mix of relaxed colorful reportage with an artistic twist.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£1500
Details

Products and Services

Bridal Prep Shots
Photo Printing
Last-Minute Orders
Stay Through Speeches
Stay Through Dancing
Thank You Cards / Photo Stationery
Second Shooter Available
Wedding Albums
Personal Online Gallery
Pre-Wedding Venue Visit
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Images on USB

Photography Style

Reportage / Documentary
Modern
Artistic
Dramatic
Full Description
Ciao, I'm Berni and I am an Italian photographer currently based in beautiful England. In a previous life, I used to study Russian language and art and spent a few years in the US. So I think it's fair to say that multiculturality is at the heart of everything I do. Because of that, my couples are often from different parts of the world and it's not rare for me to travel abroad to photograph their day. My love for visual art also plays a big influence on my style, and the biggest compliment someone can pay to one of my photographs is to say that it looks like a painting (!). I love photographing small, intimate weddings where the focus is on the people - family and friends- and the love between them. Truth is I just love telling stories. On the day, I try to walk in my couple's shoes and see everything through their eyes, photographing what means the most to them in a creative, slightly unusual way. Putting people completely at ease and not to intrude are also very important things to me, so I like to think that empathy is a key feature in my approach to photography. My 2021 prices start from £1650 for a full day coverage, but as I realise that every wedding is different, I am always open to listen to my couple's specific needs and work out something especially for them. The absolute best way to get in touch with me is dropping me an email berni@bernipalumbo.com. If you saw a little bit of yourself in what I wrote, please feel free to drop me a line. I would love to have an informal chat!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Berni
Ciao! Thank you for stopping by and take a look at my page. If something you see resonates with you, please do get in touch for a casual chat, I promise I am the least intimidating person ever. Berni x

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2013
No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 30 and 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
Reviews
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TK & Bradley
Married in March 2020
June 2018
Berni is responsive, reliable, personable
Berni is a magnificent wedding photographer! She and her second shooter provided friendly expertise without ever feeling like they were intruding on the day. I hate having my photo taken but Berni’s professionalism and efficiency totally minimised the anxieties I had. She was able to capture the lines, and compensate for the different lighting and weather at three different venues throughout the day. The snaps we’ve seen so far are amazing and I cannot wait for the rest. They already captured the heart, laughter, love, and talents of everyone who helped make the day. She met with us before the day, gathered intel about who we wanted photographing, did recon on the venues (she even came to our rehearsal!) and even dealt with all the restrictions of St Paul’s. Berni is responsive, reliable, personable, and immensely talented. I am very lucky to call her a friend! Thank you, you talented saucy woman, you’re awesome
Isobel & Andrew
Married in November 2018
June 2018
''Berni cares so much about her work and creating a beautiful story''
Berni cares so much about her work and creating a beautiful story. We booked berni to photograph our oxford wedding in August and she did the absolutely best job. There was plenty of communication in the run up to the big day about what we wanted and who we wanted photographed. She took time to find out about us, our story and what kind of vibe we were looking for. She even did a reccy of the wedding venues to figure out the best spots for photos. On the day she was friendly, unobtrusive, caring, thoughtful and captured the happiest day of our life in the most beautiful way. There are so many wedding photographers out there but berni is truly exceptional and I can't recommend her enough.
Leire & Stefano
Married in October 2018
June 2018
''Exactly what we were looking for''
Exactly what we were looking for. Excelent proffesional and a very supportive person in such an important day. Thank you, Berni!
Giulia & Andrea
Married in July 2018
June 2018
''They truly are the most beautiful memories of a great day''
The most amazing wedding pictures we have ever seen and we are not saying that because it was our wedding! They truly are the most beautiful memories of a great day and everyone (literally everyone from grandpa to the best man to the children to everyone) who saw them just wanted to know who the photographer was and said: “wow” So we would like to say a big big thank you to Berni to be able to capture the emotions of the day so amazingly deeply and well!
Blandine & Alex
Married in September 2015
June 2018
''The best investment of our wedding''
The best investment of my wedding. Thank you so much, it was the most perfect, friendly service I have ever experienced and I work in the service industry! Everything was delivered and more, it's like you could read my mind and knew what I wanted even when I couldn't articulate it! I love the extra little touches, there were loads of them and they made all the difference from great to outstanding. Amazing communication, amazing people, amazing photography, couldn't be happier :-D
Laura & Richard
Married in March 2015
June 2018
''You captured our day exactly as I want to remember it''
I have just finished showing the last of my friends and family the slide show of our wedding, and wanted to thank you for creating such a beautiful keepsake. Every time I watch it or look at the photos my heart fills up, you captured our day exactly as I want to remember it. I loved your enthusiasm and warm personality just as much as your photography skills
Location & Contact Details

Address

Reading, Berkshire, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Reading

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Reading Station

Nearest Airport

London Heatrow

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FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?

I don't take too many weddings because I want to create a real connection with the couple, so to every wedding I have photographed there are at least a couple of moments I am attached to.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Timeless, intimate, relaxed, artistic, empathetic

What about your business are you most proud of?

The diversity of my couples. I am very lucky to attract lots of multicultural couples which is something I love and I am hoping to work with even more diverse couples.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Your wedding day is most definitely a special day, often the only chance you have to have all the people you love in the same place at once. Don't waste it stressing out about the details. Make sure you hire a team of suppliers you feel a connection with and trust and enjoy.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

A table plan with an illustration/portrait of every single guest (!). Absolutely stunning and wowed everyone!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

The main thing about the process is that I make a point of treating my couples as people and not numbers. I try to reply as promptly as I can to every communication and deal with them according to their individuality. The last thing I'd want is to offer an impersonal experience.

What is the No. 1 photo that you think every couple should take?

Tough question, but if I had to choose I'd say... The confetti photo! Nothing says we're married like confetti :)

What do you recommend for a rainy day wedding?

I have a whole article about this: https://bernipalumbo.com/rain-on-your-wedding-day/

Describe how you got into photography.

It might sound clichè, but it really was always a passion of mine. When I was 10 or so, I made my little brother model for me and even organised a little exhibition of my photographs for my family. My love for photography combines several aspects of my personality and, in particular, my desire to portrait people and places the way I see/feel them. This is what I try and do for my couples too, see and feel what they care about and capture it for them to remember.