Wedding Photographer Italy Alessandro Della Savia, DS Visuals Weddings shoots a wedding at Villa Aminta, Corso Sempione nord, 123, Stresa, Stresa
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Tell us a little about yourself??I am a photographer and a husband and father. I turned photography into my profession, and I feel very lucky and privileged.
How do you think or would like people to describe you?I am generally described as very precise, serious, punctual and professional.
Tell us a little bit about the wedding day?The wedding day is always very exciting and new to me. On that particular day, it was raining, but it rained just 20 minutes right after the bride entered the church.
How did you get into wedding photography?By chance! A colleague of mine asked me to shoot his wedding, and it has been love at first sight.
How long have you been a wedding photographer?Since Summer 2008.
Can you share how you've made your wedding photography business a success? Any mistakes you made along the way?This job requires a lot of feeling and perseverance. The mistakes I made at first was not to have any confrontation to the world of contemporary photography. This slowed down a lot my ascent into wedding photography.
What do you think a bride or groom should be looking for and not looking for in terms of wedding photography packages?They should not look for useless accessories such as albums or frames, because the core of everything is the wedding photography. They should seek a wedding photographer that could be relied on in terms of quality and professionalism.
How do you advertise yourself and what for you has really worked?I try to advertise the concept of a storytelling. What really works, is the word of mouth.
Why do you think people hire you?Because they trust I will tell the story of the birth of their family.
How many weddings do you average per year?I usually shoot Forty weddings per year, but with my colleagues we can shot at least two weddings per day
Whose wedding would you love to shoot?Sean Penn and Charlize Theron.
If you were asked to shoot a destination wedding, where would you hope it would be?In Tokyo.
What equipment do you have for a typical wedding day?Two DSLR + three or four fix lenses + four flashes.
What is the most challenging thing about a wedding.
Do you have an approach to a wedding?I am the wedding photographer, so even if I look like one of the guests, I focus 100% on my job and my eyes are all on the wedding.
Who or what inspires you?I am inspired by classical arts.
Best & Worst marketing idea so far?Best: When we started printing in our studio and offered our customer fine art prints printed by myself.
Worst: To rely on international wedding platforms.
If you weren't a photographer, what would you be?I think I would still work in the field of visuals arts.
Share your favourite image of the day and why?It’s the groom shaking hand with his father-in-law, deeply looking into each others eyes.
Do you have any goals for the future photography related or otherwise?To get more and more closer to the feelings of the people I am shooting.
What do you think is key to being a successful wedding photographer?Sensitivity.
Are there any other wedding photographers whose work inspires you, can be a well know photographer or somebody you've stumbled across?In May I will have the chance to meet Fer Juaristi, but I am inspired by Pedro Etura and Victor Lax.
Proudest moment so far. Photography related or otherwise?My own wedding!
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