I was born Florence and raised in Rome, Italy. In my twenties, I got the travel bug and little after I decided to learn to use a reflex camera to document my journey. My interests evolved from philosophy to history, from there to journalism and screenwriting until I settled on photojournalism. After several trips to Latin America, I fell in love with South East Asia and spent the best part of six years exploring this amazing region of the world. Year after year, immediately after the monsoon season, I would fill my backpack with dozens of 35mm and medium format film and take off.
Photography became my way to enter into a relationship with exotic cultures and a recent history that I barely knew through the books. As I learned about these amazing civilizations I came to realize that all I knew or had learned was pretty much false. This drove my curiosity even more to meet people, to listen to them, to look at them through my camera and to give as much of an honest portrait I could.
It was by the end of this period, while I was working in Italy, that I met the girl that would later become my wife. We traveled together and we debated multiple times where we should live. We contemplated several options: Thailand, Italy or simply nowhere and everywhere. We broke up and got back together. We later decided to start a family in Chicago, where she is originally from, and in the last nine years we were blessed with three kids.
Since I relocated, I switched my interest to documenting weddings and lifestyle photography. I brought my experience and my background in the composition and concept of the images, which I believe still sets me apart from the wedding scene. If you like my work and you are looking for a Chicago wedding photojournalist I look forward to hearing from you.