Carlo Carletti is  twice WPJA Wedding Photographer of the Year.

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Carlo Carletti is an Italian wedding photographer.

This concise and comprehensive statement does not give a proper indication of the values involved.

An “expert” Wedding Photographer in Italy, Carlo was able to bring back a very personal cultural course to photography: from the approach until the language, which is still evolving. Lawyer by education, Carlo Carletti has approached photography during his youngest years: when passion knocked straight at the heart, bypassing the search of easy, technical neologisms. As a good Italian neorealist (there is also a bit of this in the photographer Carletti), he never rejected his “amateur” roots, like other great ones that preceded him.This has given him the enormous curiosity and the strong lucidity needed to wait for that moment already seen and then made his own. His narrative attitude lies therefore in the wait, in the ability to immerse himself in the theater of the subject, to see without intruding, adding to the objective vision the right portion of complexity: where are all the elements are connoting and consistent with the content.Carlo Carletti is a Wedding Photographer: now we can better understand it, because he is a storyteller of ceremonies and of all the things in life.

Not only that, he is an author of weddings, being able to put a recognizable and conscious signature in his works.

Currently he has a theme book out and various personal exhibitions: works shown upon request of those clients that usually hire artists, reporters, conceptual artists, landscape artists, and so on.

Carlo Carletti is a Wedding Photographer: yes, we are aware of this now.

He is, however, with merit and not for titles. Experience, longevity, career (which also exist), are not enough to substantiate a sense of belonging, because Carlo brought Weddings among available themes, in possible photography, available to those who want to observe and undertake similar paths. It is a gift to photography in general and also to the art interpreters: distracted (it’s an understatement) by provincial craftsmanship, often addressed for lack of ideas.

Carlo Carletti is a Wedding Photographer and by looking at his photos (sublimely printed, let’s say it!) we almost have the feeling of going through a great journey to the edge of the sight, where Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau, Brassaï and Kertész used to work: photographers with the ability to understand “when” and “how”, waiting for that moment already seen therefore immediately true.

“Photography accustomed the eyes to wait for what they have to see, and then to see it”

said Paul Valéry hundred years before the birth of photography.

Carlo Carletti is able to do so, today, with Wedding photos .

This is also a merit. The greatest.

Mosé Franchi

I thank all the couples, which choose my professionalism and make me proud to be considered a famous wedding photographer in Italy. My commitment never falls down, I do my best, during every wedding photography session to narrate the story of their exclusive love, catching all the feelings that they spread around.

In all these years of carrier, I always consider my work like something in becoming: I always try to improve my technique and, above all, to learn to catch the right moment with discretion. My rule is to be able to take good pictures without disturbing the spouses, allowing them to enjoy the emotions of their special day, so that their luxurious wedding can be a memorable event.

Thanks to the attention I put in telling about love stories, during the exclusive and luxurious wedding I attempt, I became appreciated and estimated, so much to be defined a famous wedding photographer. Leika, the important photography brand, gave me the opportunity teaching in the “Masterclass in Torino for Leica Akademie”  and reserved me an interview . I’m honored to be a Leika Ambassador.


Carlo Carletti is  twice WPJA Wedding Photographer of the Year.

2018 Personal photo exhibition at Leica Galerie in Milan entitled “Framing Stories”. The exhibition shows a wide selection of his wedding photos among the most beautiful and significant of his career

2016 Personal photo exhibition titled “The Wedding Photography of Carlo Carletti” at Spazio Tadini Museum in Milan.

2015 Leica appoints him “Leica Ambassador”.

2014 Still, art gallery in Milan, presents his photo exhibition titled “Scenes from a Marriage” curated by Denis Curti. The works are presented to collectors in a limited edition of 5

2013 Publishes with Marsilio Editori the book “Fotografie di Matrimoni”, introduction of Denis Curti. This volume collects his most important Wedding photos.

2012 Catalogue of Spring/Summer 2013 Collection for Malo. Commission that in the past has been assigned to great names of fashion photography such as Michel Comte and Peter Lindbergh

2010 Among the Top 5 Wedding Photographers in the World – JM Just Married Magazine. Best of Wedding Photography Association recognized him with the “Lens & Light Honor”

2009 Wedding Photographer of the Year – Wedding Phtojournalist Association (WPJA) . Carletti is the first to win this prestigious title twice, having won it previously in. Selected by DeAgostini as the most representative Wedding photojournalist in Italy for a tutorial – interview with Carlo Carlettipublished on a DVD editorial issue.

2008 KODAK Pro Magazine (USA edition)

2006 Wedding Photographer of the Year – Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA). Images of the Year 2006’ contest – American PHOTO

2005 Among the Top 4 Wedding Photographers in the World – KULT Magazine

“For the second time in three years Carlo Carletti of Italy has been honored with the prestigious WPJA Photographer of the Year (POY). Carletti is the first to win the title twice, having won it previously in 2006 .”
Lorna Gentry / For the Wedding Photojournalist

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Reviews of Weddings in Italy by Carlo Carletti

“What attracts me most in Carletti’s photography is his awareness of vision: this makes him an artist in the world of photography and specifically in that of ceremonial photography”

Denis Curti,
photography critic and curator  

“…flipping through the pages of the new book “Photographs of Weddings” (Marsilio, edited by Denis Curti) by Sienese photographer Carlo Carletti I discovered a world I did not know….”

Maria Pia Pozzato,
semiotician and writer

“…Carlo Carletti dedicates to marriages a strictly professional attention. With an incredible skill he avoids the pitfalls of the predictable and produces images that are “real photographs” able to capture the emotion as well as to become the private memory of the couple..”

Giovanna Calvenzi,
photo editor

“A small book by a great author. He’s Carlo Carletti, I dare to say that it is the greatest Italian wedding photographer.”

Barbara Silbe,
editor and blogger

For the second time in three years Carlo Carletti of Italy has been honored with the prestigious WPJA (Wedding Photojournalist Association) Photographer of the Year (POY) award. Carlo Carletti is the first to win the title twice, having won it previously in 2006……

Lorna Gentry / For the Wedding Photojournalist Association.
March 2010.

“A passionate narrator of stories: romantic, timeless fairy tales where context plays a fundamental role in the couple’s love story”

JM – Just Married,
international magazine devoted to the luxury wedding

Denis Curti introduces my photo exhibition at the Still gallery in Milan. The exhibition collects a selection of my wedding photographs from the work of recent years. It was a very important event in my career as a photographer. Wedding photography recognized as a leading genre in photography.

Carlo Carletti Photo Exhibition at STIIL gallery, Milan. Introduction by the curator Denis Curti

“Framing Stories”, Carlo Carletti’s wedding photographs exhibited at the prestigious “Leica Gallery” in Milan.