Professional Italian Wedding Photographer, Rochelle Cheever, is an award-winning photographer who brings the sensitivity of a portrait painter to her work, capturing the essence of her clients. For nearly a decade she has specialized in fine art wedding photography and portraiture, bringing a level of artistry to her work that transcends the commercial.
Rochelle an Italian-American, who grew up in Rome has photographed couples who come to Italy to get married from from the all corners of the world, including the US, Canada, Brazil, Australia, Singapore, England and Russia. She was recently named one of the world’s best wedding photographers by Junebug Weddings.
She began her career as a portrait painter, completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington D.C. She fell in love with photography when she realized that the camera allowed her to capture spontaneity and raw emotion — a smile, a laugh, a fleeting expression.
She has created innumerable wedding portfolios and portraits in magnificent locations throughout Italy, from Rome to Venice to Tuscany and Capri, using historic gardens and ancient ruins, medieval castles and renaissance villas as backdrops.
She is available for commissions in Italy, specializing in fine art wedding photography, as well as both individual and family portraiture.
CLIENTS have included: The Fendi family The Sembler Family (Ex-US Ambassor to Italy) The Fracassi Family (Italian Aristocrats) David Haslingden, (CEO of National Geographic and his family) The Zansuri Family, owners of the Engergie fashion label Carlo Lancella, Vice-President of Perugia’s soccer team Atwood, former CEO of Colgate-Palmolive in Italy
AWARDS selected: Patronage from the Minister of Fine Arts and Culture in Italy Patroncino del Ministro per i Beni e le Aittivita Culturali Artoque (Diploma of Excellence- England) Photo Laureates (Finalist- USA) Orvieto International Awards (Finalist – Italy) Lucie International Photography Awards (Los Angeles, USA) Tau Visual (Finalist – Italy)
FEATURED IN selected: Strictly Weddings (USA) Destination I do (USA) My Wedding Concierge (USA) Destination Inspirations (USA) Junebug Weddings (USA) The Ring Bearer (Canada) Invitation Consultants (USA) Be Inspired (USA) The “YES” Girls (USA) SposaMania (Italy) Il Messaggero (Italy) Il Giornale (Italy) The American New York Daily News In Rome Now
FINE ART EXHIBITIONS selected: Vittoriano Museum in Rome, Italy (with Patronage from the Italian Fine Arts Minister) 100 Artisti a Trastevere (Rome, Italy) John Cabot University (Rome, Italy) The Fairmont (Dallas, Texas) Il Cortile dell’Arte (Rome, Italy) The Cattle baron’s Ball (Dallas, Texas) The American Academy of Rome, Rome, Italy Punta Rossa, San Nicola, Italy Explora Museum in Rome, Italy Il Palazzetto dépendence Hotel Hassler Rome, Italy
EDUCATION: Corcoran School of Art, B.F.A., Washington D.C. The Florence Academy of Art, Florence, Italy Vermont College, Graduate Studies in M.F.A., Vermont Temple University, Graduate Studies in Fine Art, Rome, Italy Campus