I'm pretty cool, with a great personality and sense of humor!
I have always had a passion for being a business owner and a photographer. Susanna Antichi Photography is the result of that passion.
I am also bold in pursuing my passions and the things I'm interested in. Those things are Travel and Photography. I'm basically living the life I've always wanted at this point.
Why traveling and photography, you may ask. Well, traveling for me, put things into perspective. It allows me to realize that there are far bigger things than my problems. On the other hand, photography gives me opportunities to immortalize moments, emotions, people and places. As a photographer born and raised in Italy but living for the last decade in Mexico I have learned a lot.
I started the incredible journey of being a wedding photographer for friends in 2006. I moved to Playa del Carmen in April 2010 and I've been shooting professionally since 2012. My journey as a professional photographer since then has been incredible.
I am an award-winning member of Wedding & Portrait Photographers International.
I've also had my work in publications like “Destination I Do magazine”, “Destination Weddings and Honeymoons Abroad” in UK.
I was named as one of the twenty best wedding photographers in the Riviera Maya!
I have also achieved the official designation of a Wedding and Portrait International Certified Photographer/WPPIC in 2016.
Susanna Antichi Photography opened its door in March 2012. We are a boutique studio dedicated to giving couples an incredible experience. Here we believe that memories live on for generations. That is why I feel it is so important to find a photographer who can deliver.
You deserve a stunning portfolio of moments and emotion captured in time that reflects your personalities and how they manifest in your relationship. Like any living being, each relationship is unique and I aim to tailor products and services to bring out the essence of your love for each other.
Follow me on my travel's Instagram account @travelpics_sa and on my professional account @susannaantichi
❤ my gear ❤
- Sony 50mm f.1.4 II (Sharp and great for low light situations)
- Canon serie L 35mm f.1.4 USM (Great for family shots and ceremony coverage)
- Canon serie L 100mm f.2.8 IS USM (Perfect for detail shots and close-ups of a face)
- Canon serie L 24/70mm f.2.8L II USM (Great for portraits, great for landscaping)
- Canon serie L 70-200mm f.2.8L II IS USM (My favorite! Perfect for close ups and portraits.Fast focus, great resolution, great bokeh, low distortion)
- Tokina AT-X Pro FX 16-28mm f.2.8 (The perfect wide all rounder, I love it for architectural and landscape photography)
- Omega Reflector
- N.2 Canon Speedlite 600EX IIRT
- N.1 Godox V1 Flash for Sony
- Icelight Westcott
- Video light
With photography, equipment is not the only factor in creating great work. You need vision, knowledge, creativity and talent. As long as I am confident, the gear I possess can execute my every demand.
The Canon 5D Mark IV and Sony 7R Mark III are great. They perform exceedingly well. Finding the right gear that fits your style of work can be a big challenge. It's the reason why I pour my time into concepts, ideas and more.
❤ SNAPSHOT ❤
I live, eat and breathe weddings. I'm obsessed with photography and I spend my days working, learning, editing and searching the Internet for all things. I look for new trends and creative wedding ideas.
In my research, I have discovered that the world is full of amazing people who get married.
Sadly, while this is true, very often, the wedding media does not show this. We usually only see people of one skin color, body type and sexual orientation represented.
I love to capture and celebrate all the kinds of diversity in my photography. I intend to create a safe space for everyone working with me.
I love sports, even extreme ones! I also love music and dance! I am a good cook and make delicious pasta, pizza, cakes and desserts.
I find Mexico incredibly stimulating. I think Riviera Maya has fantastic opportunities in everything, especially for my job.
I currently live in Playa del Carmen with Gin, my rescue doggy.
❤ Why Did You Choose To Become A Photographer?
In three words: Trust, Passion, Change!
The desire to do what you really want to do is called passion. The achievement of that will bring great satisfaction, value, and inspiration to life. With Susanna Antichi Photography, I have been able to do that.
I love people and my goal is to create photos and capture emotions that my clients will cherish forever.
My goal is also to work with people who are unapologetic about how they look! All body types are celebrated in my photography.
I believe that everyone should always feel comfortable in their own skin.
Weddings are a fun and exciting time. You deserve to be truly happy at yours and get epic photos of it.
Like I said earlier, it all started in 2006 when I was the wedding photographer for a couple of friends in Italy.
April 2010 was, however, when I moved to Playa del Carmen, Mexico. My dream came true and it was the start of my adventure of being a real professional photographer.
Starting my own business in March 2012, has been one of the best decisions I ever made in my life.
❤ Who Or What Are Some Of Your Influences On Either A Personal Or Professional Level?
My wedding influence is Jerry Ghionis, Rocco Ancora, Ryan Schembri, Yervant, Marcus Bell, Ben Chrisman for wedding photography. Steve McCurry for contemporary photography. From the old school Ansel Adams for black&white landscape, Cartier-Bresson, William Klein and Robert Doisneau.
❤ What Would You Recommend For A Couple Just Starting Their Search For A Wedding Photographer?
Dear Bride and Groom, you will probably spend more time with your photographer on your wedding day than any other person. You really do want to select a photographer with a personality that will make all this being together as comfortable as possible!
Just look at the way he or she communicates with you. Is he/she patient? Friendly? Do you feel comfortable with him or her?
❤ Any Fun Personal Facts We Should Know About You?
I'm sincere and passionate in my life. I am creative, professional and do my best always to be kind.
I love to photograph people who can laugh together.
Working with me is fun, trust me! And what else?! I am Scorpio, and the rest is a surprise! 😊
Follow me on my travel's Instagram account: @travelpics_sa or on my professional account: @susannaantichi