For today’s ISPWP member spotlight, we feature Florence, Italy wedding photographer Eigirdas of WHITE fashion photographer .
Eigirdas is a talented and dynamic award-winning professional photographer with an international reputation and experience. His fashion and wedding photographs regularly appear in the fashion pages of magazines and the best wedding blogs worldwide. He is available for international and destination weddings worldwide.
How did you get your start and why did you choose wedding photography as a career?
My first inspiration was Helmut Newton‘s works. I admire the ability to convey the surroundings, the model’s character, the idea. I am a successful fashion photographer and it gives my wedding photography an original, stylish, fashionable style and emotional look. My ability to record the day in a beautiful, timeless style is a major strength, aided perfectly by my stunning, contemporary portraits of the Bride and Groom – all people in photographs become so natural, so beautiful.
How has your extensive experience in wedding photography helped you in difficult circumstances on a wedding day?
My 9 years experience as photographer help me in every situation. I work for the audience. I aim to surprise, to bring joy, to shock. I always feel happy on achieving my aims and when receiving a client’s genuine reaction to a completed piece of art.
Tell us about some of the more unique weddings you’ve shot.
Every wedding is unique and different. Different people, location, weather, reactions, but one thing always the same – LOVE. Extreme weddings were in windy and rainy weather, another in South Africa in a non–safe part of city, a winter wedding on a record cold day, a wedding where I was shooting on the lake and my boat started taking on water There have been a lot of unique comical situations, that is why I am crazy about my job!
What are some of your favorite local venues?
Every location becomes perfect when the bride and groom are happy and you could feel it! When love in the air it is the most important!
What advice would you give a bride who is looking for a wedding photographer?
If you are looking at my website, and you feel that you want to become a beautiful bride in the near future, then you have already found your wedding photographer! You need to be calm about your decision, only then you can enjoy your beautiful wedding day.
What’s your favorite part of the wedding day to photograph?
Bride and groom portraits are one of my favorite moments. I enjoy shooting true feelings and I admire the ability to create high art.
What kinds of weddings do you love to photograph?
Details and style in weddings is important for great photos but mostly I love to photograph your happiness and emotions of that day.
What are your top tips for brides to help them get great photos on their wedding day?
I am happy to say that always I work with my fiancée and she is a very professional make up artist. We suggest packages where make up for bride is included and she could be near you all dy – that way you will look stunning in all portraits photos and all your wedding day.
Do you do “destination weddings?” If so, what are your favorite destinations?
Yes, of course! I am in love with Italy – so all cities is the most beautiful destinations. Moreover I am enjoying the French Riviera and Provence. And obviously all beach weddings!
How would you describe your style of photography?
Mixture of the journalistic approach and an impressive beauty & high fashion look. To surprise, to bring joy, to shock, to feel in love!
Do you offer albums? If so, describe the albums you offer and why you think it’s important to provide albums.
Yes, I offer specially made coffee table book / albums of your wedding day. It is special made, professional design, high quality, with a leather cover. And you can choose from different size and colours – navy blue/ white/ brown/ black/ creamy.
What (or who) inspires you?
What’s the best photography-related advice you’ve been given?
Photographs should be like fixed action from films. And it works!
What would you say was the biggest reason for your success?
I aim to create fashion photographs in weddings. For me it is White Fashion!
What future plans do you have for your business for the next year?
To feel alive,
Thanks for the interview Eigirdas! Use the comment section below to ask Eigirdas a question or leave a comment.