I thoroughly enjoyed viewing this divine portfolio of images today. Why? Let me tell you.
Documentary wedding photographer Alexis Jaworski has a real eye for the moments and details. All of those laughs and tears will be captured in time to last forever, which you may otherwise have missed. Not to mention show stopping portraits with serious wow factor you’ll just want to share with the world and display in your home for years to come.
Dramatic, touching and real images…
Hi Alexis, could you firstly tell WWW readers a little bit about you?
My name is Alexis Jaworski. Despite my name, I am a male photographer and from South America… but with Polish origins. I have lived in Peru (Lima), Italy (Rome), Belgium (Liege) and now in England (Reading) for the last 16 years.
What do you love and dislike about your job?
I love the freedom and creativity that wedding photography provides me with. I love documenting weddings and the interactions between people in what is a very special day for the couple but also for their families and friends. There is not much I dislike about I do to be honest, but I could do with some less admin and photographing more.
How did you get into the wedding industry?
I always thought that I would be a “business man” – not sure exactly what I had in mind. I graduated from the University of Liege with a degree in business administration and post-graduate degree in management sciences. I worked as an account manager for a marketing agency, an operations manager for a start up company and then a management consultant. I never felt that I “fitted in” and enjoyed my work. I also graduated with an MBA throughout my career. I found photography around 2010 and I fell in love with it. I was asked to photograph a wedding in 2012. I trained with a photographer for 5 months before that wedding and as they say the rest is history. I have been working full time as a wedding photographer since 2013 and I love it. I also practice street photography in my spare time.
Tell us about your typical working day.
There is no real typical day really… Most of my mornings will start with dealing with enquiries or couples e-mails. During wedding season, a lot of the time will be spent in editing or post-processing images, preparing galleries, etc.. During the off-season (January, February) a lot of the time will be spent in marketing, admin and getting ready for the new season again.
If you could choose another role in the wedding industry what would it be?
I think that wedding planning could be an option as I am very organised and good at management client relationships. I would miss the creative element that wedding photography brings though….
What do you aim to achieve for your clients?
I want to provide couples with meaningful, emotive and beautiful images of their wedding day. I want them to be very happy with their images and with the service I offer. I am very professional, I always reply timely to questions and enquiry and I aim to help as much as I can.
What style is your work? How would you describe your style in three words?
Documentary, emotive, real….
Could you tell us some information about your packages/prices?
I offer collections that include only the digital files and some that includes albums. I always recommend couples to choose an album if they can as I believe that images look great in print but happy to offer a files only option. My prices for digital coverage £1900 and including an album at £2500.
Do you have any tips for couples in selecting their photographer?
I genuinely believe that wedding images are important. Not only for shortly after the wedding to “relive” the day but also for years to come and for future generations. Everybody has a budget but it is always good to focus on the quality of the images that a photographer offers. See how you respond to the images that you see from a photographer, do you connect with them? Do you feel anything when you look at them? If you focus on this first, then you can look at the price and I recommend then to go for the photographer whose images resonate more with you. If the budget is tight, go for a files option only, you can always order an album at a alter date. It is more important to have great images than having average images and an album.
Are you seeing any trends for the year ahead?
Not really but I do not tend to follow trends much. I just love weddings images to be about the couple and emotions.
Can you give us a teaser about what you are working on now?
During the “off-season”, I tend to work on personal projects. Last year, I documented a wedding in Turkey in Bodrum and after I went to Istanbul for a few days to do some street photography. I am just finishing sorting through the images and I am working on a street photography website. It will include images from Istanbul (been there twice), Berlin, Paris, London and New York. I will be going to Morocco, Barcelona, Dallas and maybe Istanbul again in the next year so hope add more images. I have also been documenting my Tae Kwon Do (Martial Arts) school, where I train, and helping them getting images for their website. I find that it helps my creativity to work on other photography projects. The wedding season is also ready to start at the tie of writing (early March) so I am getting ready for this too.
How can we get in touch with you?
I would love to hear from you if you are looking to get married and favour a relaxed approach to your wedding photography. Please visit my website (http://www.alexisjaworski.com) and either send me an information request or an e-mail directly to [email protected]
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Thanks so much Alexis for showcasing your sublime work with us today xo Lou
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