The MeDisProject Story

The MeDisProject Story

Florence Photographers

The MeDisProject Story

First off, you may wonder: why this strange name?

Medisproject story = Lithuanian for “Tree.” We chose this word because our very first session was just nearby a magnificent old oak tree, which is the one that you can find in our logo. Also, we wanted to specialize in family photography, so we loved the idea of something that grows and has deep roots. Moreover, we didn’t care to call our website “florencefamilyphotographer.com” or “florencephotographers.com.” Even though that could be more successful on Google ranks, we still thought it’d sound too anonymous. And then, MeDisProject also contains both our first name initials. But let’s start from the beginning!

 Piazza Santa Maria Novella, Florence, Italy.

August 2009

 “Lots of tourists and travelers were coming and going to the train station just around the corner.

It was late afternoon, and I was sitting in the square, taking photos of passers-by.”

– Matteo –

 “I was walking with my friend, going towards the station when we noticed a guy who was taking a picture of us.

Here’s that picture (I’m the one on the left)”

– Dovile –

“I love this picture. I think it’s something pretty rare for a man to have a photo, which is also his first look at the woman he loves.”

– Matteo –

“So that’s the first time we met. There was no time to linger, though, and we needed to catch the train. So we said goodbye and went to the station.”

– Dovile –

 “The train was very late (thank God, once in a lifetime!), so we decided to spend some more time sitting in the square, taking photos. There we met Matteo again, and after some chat, we exchanged our contacts.”

– Dovile –

” Over the following weeks, we started writing each other long emails, and spending nights chatting on Skype, falling in love.

In October, I finally flew to Vilnius, Lithuania.”

– Matteo –

This is a parallax text block. Click the edit button to change this text.

 “Then, I went back to Italy…”

– Dovile –

 “And I went back to Lithuania.”

– Matteo –

This is a parallax text block. Click the edit button to change this text.

“And once again…”

– Matteo –

This is a parallax text block. Click the edit button to change this text.

 “Until I finally moved  to Florence and we started living and working together, right where everything began.”

– Dovile –

And right where the story continues. Thanks to Lelia Scarfiotti for these wonderful shots

And this is our wedding, here in Florence, on April 18th, 2015

Thank you Studio Bonon and Gabriele Fani for the hard work

and for your friendship

This is a parallax text block. Click the edit button to change this text.

Our first son

On January 29th, 2018, we welcomed our first son Umberto to this world. He was born one day after his dad and two days before his mom. So, we now have one more reason to celebrate our birthdays together.

As photographers

So, now that you know a little more about us, we can tell you a few things as photographers. We both have a professional background in photojournalism at La Repubblica, where we worked for a couple of years. Then we both started collaborating with other photographers, especially in the wedding industry. As you know, Italy and Tuscany, in particular, have always been popular destinations. So we had the chance to shoot many elegant events all around our country.

The MeDisProject Story

In 2012 we finally started our family business and launched our website, focusing on Family and portrait photography. Throughout these years, we also developed our expertise planning and shooting Surprise marriage proposals and documenting extended family reunions.

In time of Coronavirus

During the first months of the pandemic, we shot a Visual Diary for our son Umberto. He’s only two years old at the time, and we created the series so he would have something to remember the experience. Also, that was the chance for us to get acquainted with our neighbors and increase the sense of community around our building.

Our pandemic diary was also on display as part of the 2020 Storie Differenti festivalorganized in Florence by Chille de la Balanza. Corriere della Sera, La Repubblica, LRT and The Florentine wrote about that. Moreover, some of these photos have been selected by ICP, Roma Fotografia and Arcipelago19 for other exhibitions.

That’s the MeDisProject Story, so far

Are you traveling to Florence on vacation, in a couple, or with your family? Are you planning a surprise wedding proposal or your romantic wedding in Tuscany?

We’d love to talk with you about working together to create meaningful images that will inspire memories for years to come.

Tell us your story!

Contact us!

26 Comments

  1. STEFANO 6 years ago

    mOLTO CARINA UNA STORIA FRESCA…. ALL THE BEST…..

    • Author
      MeDisProject 6 years ago

      grazie Stefano, c’è voluto un anno a scriverla… è valso la pena aspettare 😉

  2. Monika 6 years ago

    Nuostabi istorija apie tai, kaip netiketai sutinki. daugiau tokiu!

    • Author
      MeDisProject 6 years ago

      Labai netikėtai, nors. buvo labai laukta. Tęsiam istoriją!

  3. Logina 6 years ago

    bellissima!! che cosa splendida! bravi bravi

    • Author
      MeDisProject 6 years ago

      grazie mille cara

  4. Silvia 6 years ago

    Bellissima storia e il vostro lavoro è sempre stato magnifico.

    • Author
      MeDisProject 6 years ago

      grazie mille Silvia, volevamo condividerla nel modo migliore possibile

  5. Consuelo 6 years ago

    Davvero emozionante ragazzi grazie!

    • Author
      MeDisProject 6 years ago

      grazie a te per la visita e i complimenti, continua a seguirci!

  6. Elaine 6 years ago

    Che bella storia, e belle foto! Bravi!!!

    • Author
      MeDisProject 6 years ago

      Grazie mille, davvero!

  7. merisa 6 years ago

    Love your website and your lovely story! ♡

    • Author
      MeDisProject 6 years ago

      thank you Merisa, soon you’ll be a part of this 😉

  8. Elena 6 years ago

    Bravi bravi!! mi piacciono le storie e questa è bella e ben raccontata! dolce.
    Complimenti anche per il sito mi piace un monte! 😉

    • Author
      MeDisProject 6 years ago

      grazie, grazie per tutto. la storia (e il sito) continua

  9. Lucy & Jaco 6 years ago

    Aaaah, what a lovely story for a lovely couple!

    Thank goodness that train was late…..fate played her card in a similar way to Jaco & I meeting.

    I love love… x

    • Author
      MeDisProject 6 years ago

      Thanks Lucy! That was a good delay! What happened to you??

  10. Stasys 6 years ago

    Nice, I was simply “googling” for portrait photography, when this website name catched my eye. Good thinking! I love how you incorporated the first letters of your names and the lithuanian language into it.

    • Author
      MeDisProject 6 years ago

      Thanks Stasys, the idea came spontaneously watching our first engagement session, we liked how everything matched. Hope you liked the photos too!

  11. Laura 6 years ago

    meravigliosa! Ma possibile che ancora non l’avevo letta? Alla faccia di tutti gli “esperti” di storytelling 🙂 bravi!!

    • Author
      MeDisProject 6 years ago

      Grazie cara, nella prima versione del sito era un po’ più nascosta. Siamo un cantiere aperto 😉

  12. Francesca 6 years ago

    So amazing. I’d like to have a story like that for my son, for my many life changes for my whole things… You did a great job!!! this will be such a good visual memory forever. Thanks for having shared it with me!

    • Author
      MeDisProject 6 years ago

      Thank you Francesca for your kind words, something good is on its way 😉

  13. Rossella 4 years ago

    Io mi sono commossa…. Un fotofilm…

    • Author
      MeDisProject 4 years ago

      grazie Rossella, ci fa piacere!

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.