Tell us about your photography journey and why/how you became a wedding photographer?

For me it all started in August 2008 to be precise.  This was the year my daughter was born. My whole life changed in more ways than one.

At that time, I was working in IT and although I was doing well – I knew something was missing in my career – I was not as happy! I wanted to do something more rewarding and exciting, but I did not know what I wanted to do. In my previous career I used to be a graphic designer so I craved to do something that would excite me creatively.

Shortly after my daughter was born, I remember thinking that I wanted to take a picture of her, but I did not have a camera, so I went out and bought my first a digital camera (DSLR). From the moment I took my first picture, I instantly knew what I wanted to do - It was like finding the missing piece of a puzzle, everything just fit into place.

From that point on - I spent all of my free time learning all about photography, business and web design… 5 years later - I decided to stand on my own 2 feet and start my own photography business and I have not looked back since. I have been in business for 5 years now and I love every minute of it.

Wedding photography allows me to truly be creative and it also gives me the opportunity to create some truly unique images for my clients. I just love creating beautiful memories for couples. Seeing their reaction to my photography is absolutely priceless!

 

Describe your wedding photography style?

My style is definitely a natural reportage style.  I like being unobtrusive and capturing the day as it happens. I try to keep things as natural and relaxed as I can.

The Mayfair Library, Westminster

 

What do you think distinguishes your work from other photographers?

As well as capturing weddings in a reportage way – I can also create unique pictures that will stand out creatively whenever a situation presents itself. Most of my client’s want my reportage style… however some couples do like a little direction when it comes to posing, I am happy to do both styles.

One of the things that I take pride in, is trying to make couples feel as relaxed as possible when they are with me so that I can capture the love, laughter and emotion between them. I really hope that this shines through in my photography.

The Ritz, Westminster

 

What kind of camera do you use?

I use a full frame DSLR – A Canon 5D MKIV to be precise.

 

The Ritz, Westminster

Do you shoot in colour and black & white?

I always always always shoot in colour, but I do also edit some photographs in Black and White. Some photographs just look better in Black & White.

The Mayfair Library, Westminster

How far in advance do couples need to book with you?

I don’t have a set time limit to book with me – but booking as early as possible will avoid disappointment. However, I also take late or short notice bookings, sometimes you just can’t plan things in advance, I have even taken bookings with just a few days notice.

 

What information do you need from couples prior to their wedding day?

I normally send the couple a wedding form to fill out online - It’s quick and easy. This means that I have all the relevant information before their big day.

Home House, Marylebone

 

What’s the time frame that couples can expect to view their images after their wedding day?

99% of the time I will have a couples wedding images ready between 3-4 weeks after their wedding.

 

Contact Ernie:

Tel: 07977 20 40 44

Email: ernie@savarese.co.uk

Website: savarese.co.uk/

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