Hector Maranesi: Wedding Photographer Specialist Since 1969
At the age of 9, Hector took his first pictures using his father's camera, a Zeiss-Ikon that used 120-mm black and white film. When he was 14 years old, Hector began to be more interested in photography (mostly landscape) and through a friend's father, he learned to process black and white film and print pictures. By 15, a friend's brother asked him to shoot his wedding photos. Hector got paid for the shoot and considers this to have been his first professional assignment.
Hector began to shoot weddings and other social events with borrowed equipment. He also began working as an assistant for the photographer of the Mayor of Buenos Aires City (Argentina). Hector learned all the necessary skills to be a professional photographer while doing that job. He saved up to purchase his first professional 35mm camera (Exacta-Varex IIa), a professional flash (Multiblitz), and black and white processing equipment that he installed in his parent's house in their old laundry room. After several assignments in advertising photography, Hector became a "table top" photographer for a renowned cosmetics company. On October 9, 1971, the most important assignment of his life arrived. It was for a wedding, where he met Grace, the woman who would eventually become his wife. Hector and Grace now work together shooting photography.
After arriving in the United States in 1985, Hector continued with his passion for photography, shooting weddings, portraits, international conventions (for a direct sales company), prototype cars (for an American car designer), and landscapes. In the course of his career as a professional photographer, he has covered more than 2,000 assignments and generated over 100,000 pictures. This latest phase of Hector's career as a wedding photographer includes the creation of a website for Hector Maranesi Photography to provide an online portfolio of his work.