“We are Marco & Kate, a loving couple and photographer team, enthusiastic travellers and owners of Photography Studio Marroni. We are in love with what we do, specialising in romantic engagement/pre wedding sessions and candid, photojournalistic wedding photography in and around Melbourne. Though we are based in Melbourne, Australia, we are available for your wedding in Victoria, Australia wide and internationally. With one word: We love to travel for your wedding, regardless where it might lead us to.”
We are both from Europe and are absolutely grateful to call Australia our new home country. Marco is coming from Italy, loving good coffee, pasta & pizza; he is bringing his Italian, romantic charm to Australia. Luckily, not all stereotypes for Italians are correct for him, hence he is always on time (he really hates being late), he has no interest in soccer, doesn’t sing and loves sport. He used to do professional cycling for over 25 years back in Italy, starting from a very young age. His heart was always with the mountain bike, but he also used to ride road bike and even some motorbike. He still keeps cycling in Melbourne to stay fit, get out of the office and to enjoy the outside. The love for photography came through his father, who is a photographer himself. Marco used to photograph in his free times (starting with landscapes), when he wasn’t training on his bike and found more and more interest in capturing peoples special moments. He eventually quit cycling 10 years ago and made photography his full-time job in Italy. While he takes his work very serious, he always finds a joke for you to laugh and relax on your special day.
Kate is coming from Germany, grown up in the city of Berlin, she always loved the outdoors and didn’t like to live in big cities. Once finished with school, she did a 3 year apprenticeship as a Jockey and worked many years in Germany in the horse racing industry. She used to ride professionally races, before specialising in the horses welfare and worked as head lad at her last stable, before she left Germany. She always loved travelling and started her big adventure in Egypt, where she worked at a Scuba Diving Centre and made it up to being a Dive Master and running the accounting. Before the Egyptian Revolution, she returned home and continued to Great Britain, where she started to work again with horses, to prepare herself for the big trip to Australia. With a short stop in Switzerland, she finally made the trip to Melbourne in 2011. The reason for Melbourne was Phar Lap. She still works today as a track work rider each morning at Flemington Racecourse. Her love for photography lies in her blood too, as her father and grandfather are highly passionate hobby photographers (mainly with film camera). She is very German, being punctual, organised & structured and being very direct. Whatsoever, she has learned a lot from the different countries she lived in and is now more relaxed. Italians and Germans are known to love wine & beer, but both, Kate & Marco, don’t drink any alcohol at all, so very unlike their stereotypes.
We met in 2012 here in Melbourne for landscape photography. From a romance we developed a deep love for each other and started to live together. We started to capture weddings together and it turned out to work very well, so we made it as our business concept, capturing all of our weddings as a team, photographing from two different points of views. In Italy it’s normal to have always 2 photographers at the wedding, so why shouldn’t we do the same here? We worked very hard to get where we are now, had a few big stones thrown into our way, but never gave up and wouldn’t change a thing! Our slogan – Italian Art mixed with German Engineering! What could possibly go wrong with this mixture?
Italian Art Mixed With German Engineering – What To Expect From Us
Kate – as German perfectionist – is helping you with any inquiry you might have, assisting in planning a time line for the wedding day from the photographer’s point of view; guaranteeing a smooth run on the day. In addition, Kate will share with you many useful tips for your special day and assure to capture each shot you want to have from any of your loved ones and to keep an eye on timings. After the wedding, Kate will always be your first point of contact, like sending you the link for your personalised Photo App within 48 hours, as well as choosing with you the right Wedding Album and going through the options to personalise it.
Marco on the other hand is the true Italian Artist! He is responsible for the technical part of their work, meaning, he checks that the equipment is up their high standards and that noting is missing. He will guarantee you to capture every moment of your day with his artistic vision to tell your story as it unfolds. He will also pick the selection of photos for your photo app and edits them, before he is going to edit all the other photos, which you will receive within a maximum of two month. When you order an album, you will usually chose your 20-25 favourite photos of the day and Marco will select the remaining photos to tell your wedding story, which Kate will then design a layout for you to confirm.
“The main thing for us: It’s all about individual service! As every couple is unique and every wedding day different, each couple deserves the same attention to detail, with our philosophy: We Care – We Share! Meaning: we are happy to share our experience with you. Contact us, if you have any questions about us and our service we provide. We are more than happy to answer each of your questions and we are looking forward to getting to know you.”