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Meet Rosina DiBello of Rosina DiBello’s Photography Studio in South Florida

Today we’d like to introduce you to Rosina DiBello.

Rosina, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
My love for weddings is an obvious thing! It started over 20 years ago when I had the opportunity to shoot a friend’s very intimate wedding. I was shooting film back then, so I was limited to 3 rolls of color and 1 roll of black and white film. The job pay was very little, however, it was an opportunity for me to experience a different part of the world of photography. I surprised myself at how well the images came out. At the time, I had been working on the beach shooting families that came into the area on vacation. This actually gave me a clientele that was widespread throughout the U.S. and beyond. These families started flying me to shoot events and weddings, and naturally my business and love of wedding photography eventually blossomed.

When I was a teenager living in New York, my dad had purchased my first camera for me. I fell in love with the joy of capturing people in their natural state. I would travel to the city and my favorite thing to shoot was homeless people in black and white. I just loved seeing things are they truly were.

Today, that has influenced me as an artist that is a very a passionate photographer that thrives on a good love story. I strive to offer a boutique experience to my clients. I spoil them and really engage in their full wedding experience with them.

For years, I owned a studio that offered photo, video and entertainment services to over 150 brides a year. We would sometimes have 5 events on a Saturday night. I decided to leave that company and branch off to my original concept of shooting as the lead photographer, backed by a great team. This was a challenge, as I had to re-start my company from scratch. It has been a successful endeavor and I attribute my current success to the solid reputation that I have earned in the industry for both professionalism and outstanding imagery. My work is trusted by a number of event planners and catering managers as I have earned a spot on their preferred vendor list.

My creativity combined with decades of experience is what makes for my amazing images. I am continually learning and pushing my creative art to provide different images for my clients.

A big part of my success is my ability to teach my clients while I work with them. What do I mean by that? I am a firm believer in educating my clients about things such as posing for their body type, or showing them how to create a successful wedding day timeline that works best for great sunset images. My mantra is “A Relaxed Bride Is My Favorite Bride”. I have started a blog called “Dear Bride,”. It is easy to find on my website www.rosinadibello.com. A variety of subjects are covered to help prepare my bride and groom for their wedding day. After shooting hundreds of weddings, you build up a treasure of knowledge and it’s my pleasure to pass on my experience to my clients.

“My team and I thrive to tell each story with heart and passion, as well as strive to meet the needs of our clients. Originally based out of New York, I am happy to have established a studio here in South Florida.”

“I am truly proud to enhance my client’s wedding experience with a combination of my talent, customer service, and organizational skills. I’ve had the privilege of shooting a wide range of events from luxury weddings to intimate beachside affairs. I find myself in a continual state of excelling in my craft! My objective is to create visually stimulating images that truly capture the emotion and true essence of my clients.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
One of my biggest struggles has been that as a woman, I’m a minority in my industry. Let’s face it, most people that hire a photographer for their wedding are expecting a guy. I work hard on my craft to keep up with the newest equipment, and techniques. I also cross fit 5 days a week to keep myself in shape because shooting weddings for 10 hours a day can be very strenuous.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Rosina DiBello’s Photography Studio – what should we know?
I did explain most of this in my beginning statements. However, I feel that educating brides is what sets me apart from other photographers. Most photographers spend their time to educate other photographers that are launching their company. My focus in on the client. I have a blog called “Dear Bride,” and it features such topics as:
– How to Successfully Schedule Your Wedding Ceremony One Hour Prior To Sunset?
– Should I have a Sweetheart Table? Pros and Cons
– Engagement Session Tips For Success
– Posing – My Favorite Bride Is A Relaxed Bride
– First Look – Do or Don’t?
– What To Look For In A Wedding Photographer

By answering common questions every bride has, helps me gain the trust of my client knowing that I truly care about their wedding day!

Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
The wedding industry here in South Florida is like one big family! From previous research, I have found that there are over 30,000 weddings a year right here in South Florida. There are a select few photographers, videographers, florists, and event planners that truly have been around for decades. I am proud to be associated with every one of them.

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2 Comments

  1. Maria Pereyra

    April 9, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    Loved reading your story! Relaxed brides are happy brides right? Perhaps we will cross paths at a wedding in town. I am a wedding officiant in Boca, featured in this magazine also. Nice to be part of such a great list of people!

    Best! Maria

  2. Rev. Michael Calderin

    June 30, 2019 at 11:55 pm

    Congratulations on a well deserved article!! I love working with you, you’re such a talented, passionate, professional and a great person to be around. Love ya, Rev. Michael

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