Silvia Falcomer

Emotive Storytelling Photographer

My name is Silvia, and I am a wedding photographer based in Venice, Italy. I used to live in Holland for 4 years and travel the world as a wedding photographer but I recently moved back to Italy and found my happy place, now I’m more focused on wedding in my own country rather than destinations let’s say 

Tell us about yourself!

not looking for perfection but real moments

I consider myself an emotive photographer, I like to capture the connection between people, the little things that make their relationship unique. My purpose is to serve people, to capture who they really are and to create lasting feelings, not just images. I serve people that show their vulnerability, people that are not looking for perfection but real moments. 

Tell us about your biz!

That everything can change from one day to another and it’s very important to be ready to reinvent yourself, very quickly. With this pandemic I saw all my projects disappear, some cancelled for good other postponed to the next year, you have to be willing not to give up and keep pushing creating new work and find new ways to keep on working. 

What is the hardest lesson you’ve learned in your business?

Shooting, I like the interactions with my clients, I like to make them play and laugh with them. It’s all about the experience, for all of us.

What is the most fun part of your business?

Little steps, don’t compare yourself to others and don’t copy others if you want your work to stand out. Start small and work towards a steady growth, practice practice practice and study. This is something you will never stop doing. 

What would be your #1 tip for someone starting a new business?

I always try to experiment with photography, trying something new every day or at every shoot, I like to see my photography evolving and growing. Also capturing details inspire me, it makes me more present, pushes me to live a more mindful life. 

What inspires you the most?

It’s hard, I have days when I feel anxiety, restless and honestly I’m still figuring it out. What I have learned is that bad feelings never last forever. I acknowledge this feeling and I wait for it to pass. I also noticed that when I work too much without days off I feel more tired, less productive and less focused. So a day completely off your work is essential in order to be creative again. 

How do you stay grounded and focused in a fast-paced world?

I just try to be myself in order to connect with like minded people. For me my clients are not clients, I hate this word, they are people with feelings and I try to use my empathy to understand their need better. Their happiness is my ultimate goal. 

What is your best and most fun way to reach and acquire customers? 

I want to continue to be a wedding photographer, I would love to become an educator to help people to create a business they love. I would also like to have my own van, so I can work and travel with it. My home away from home. 

What are your plans for the future? 

I like to have photography projects outside my job, for example I love food photography and travel photography but is something I don’t want to be paid for otherwise it becomes job, and I need to do things only for myself, to be free to make mistakes and to experiment. I also love hiking, I discovered that’s the only thing that calms me down during busy times, I love to spend as much time as I can in the nature. 

How do you stay inspired and creative? 

Quote: Rome wasn’t built in a day 
Affirmation: I am proud of myself 

What is your favorite quote or affirmation?

That being self-employed can be hard, lonely, there are days when you feel completely down and that the rest of the world cant get you. But then you’ll also find out that you are not alone as you thought, in this industry these are common thoughts. I let them coming but also going, the ups and downs are part of the game and it’s better to be prepared in order to overcome them successfully.  

Any additional thoughts, tips or notes you like to share?

Small, intimate weddings and elopements make my heart sing. Maybe because I’m an introvert I like to really connect with people and get to know them deeply. This editorial elopement was created with other talented vendors in the Dolomites, Alta Badia in the elegant mountain Chalet Pia. The snow was a beautiful surprise and made this romantic elopement a dream come true for everyone.

Feel free to get in touch with me for more information. I love to hear your story and create a magical experience together. 

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