Enea Photography - Helena Lex & Alessandro Iacovacci Photographer - Bournemouth
We are an English-Italian husband and wife team whose journey has landed us in Bournemouth on the south coast
of England. We are united by many things, one of them being our love of photography. It was in fact a simple
photo that allowed us to meet, whilst on a boat, somewhere in the Adriatic sea, just as the sun was setting,
Helena captured a silhouette of Alessandro who was also photographing the same scene and 7 years later we
are still together with a child in tow and our cameras constantly in our hands.
Another passion we share is a desire to see new places and faces and our itchy feet have taken us to many
countries, always travelling as light as possible bar our camera equipment. We love the thrill of
discovering all that's new and even more being able to tell our story by recording our precious moments into
images. We definitely believe in the saying "A picture is worth a thousand words" as photos give us a
language to express feelings when there are often no words. It is through photography that we are able to
share what we find beautiful and interesting with others allowing them to see the world through our eyes.
Most importantly photographs matter to us as they give us the incredible possibility of freezing moments in
time which might otherwise pass unremarkably and be forgotten.
When we were asked to photograph our first wedding, we thought it a daunting task at the time, but we found
that it gave us incredible joy and satisfaction. We believe every emotion has a place in photography and a
wedding is the perfect opportunity to see emotions at their most raw. At that wedding we tried to capture
every laugh, smile and tear of joy, everything that the couple might not have seen on the day but we knew
would be so valuable for them to relive later. Fortunately they loved the photos as much as we loved taking
them and since then, merely by word of mouth, we have continued to photograph weddings and many other
important milestones for individuals and families. Every event we consider to be so beautifully unique and a
new opportunity for us to record every precious moment.
Working alongside each other has made us aware of our different styles and techniques, Helena being more
artistic and Alessandro being more technical, and we have found that when put together they can create the
Alongside our photography Alessandro is a computer-wizz and currently works as a freelance web designer and
Helena works in a social care setting assisting adults with learning disabilities.
We both love photography, but, as it should be, we focus on different aspects of the world around us, hence
we complement each other by working together.
Helena loves to emphasise small details, adores to enhance the depth of field, seeks to highlight the
subjects through natural openings, plays on light and shadow, but most of all loves capturing people's
expressions and emotions. She has a knack for creating the right composition, and takes care of all the
details until she creates the perfect image that really shows just how beautiful the world is through her
Alessandro is fascinated by light, its nuances, its contrasts and most of all by its games when it plays with
water and its forms. He loves animals and likes to portray them in their environment, even more so if he can
shoot their majesty and physicality. He also likes capturing the most sincere moments of people, and his
portraits, with the right light and the right moment can result in magical pictures. He has a particular
passion for silhouettes, where the forms emerge to give a deeper emotional sense.
During weddings we try to offer a constant presence that is discreet and hopefully almost invisible. Except
for any formal shots our photos are not posed but instead we try to demonstrate the natural joy that brings
friends and family together. We consider it an honour to be allowed 'behind the scenes' as we photograph the
anticipation of the bride and groom getting ready right through to the late night merriment. Every moment in
between is unique and our duty is to catch each one and exalt it with our technique and artistic skills. The
final result is a wedding reportage where laughter, tears and smiles intertwine and blend together to create
beautiful memories for you to treasure.
PRE WEDDING PHOTOS
We like to take natural shots of couples at a location of their choice and for the photos to reflect their personalities. This is also a great way for you to get to know us. It also helps you learn how to be comfortable in front of the camera. Lastly, it provides us plenty of creative freedom to shoot some beautiful photos for your save-the-date cards, wedding invitations, announcements, and guestbooks.
MATERNITY, INFANT AND FAMILY PICTURES
This type of photography is some of the most rewarding that we do. We love witnessing these magical moments, and being able to capture images of the wonderful bond between parents and their children. As parents ourselves we know firsthand how precious having these photos can be.
We love food and how beautiful it can look. We aim to set up the perfect composition and to bring out the vibrant colours and textures of food in order to get really mouth-watering shots. Here are some examples from a cookbook in the making.
What a privilege it is to be able to see the world and share it with others. We especially love to capture a place through its people and to attempt to tell their story through our photographs.
With our portraits we aim to bring out the unique expressions, personality and mood of our subjects whilst adapting the composition of the photograph to the needs of the client.
Wedding Photography Package - from £900.
This package includes full coverage for as long as you need on the day, right from getting ready to the dancing. We don't want to miss a shot so having both of us means we get to be in two places at once and and also capture extra special moments from different angles. We will then send you a link to your photos via OneDrive, secure, fast and easy to use. It can take us a few weeks to process all the photos but we aim to get them to you within a month of your wedding day. We promise to give you a minimum of 500 photos which you will be able to download directly and can then print or share easily with friends and family everywhere you want.
For local Dorset weddings there is a minimum charge of £900 which includes all of the above. For any weddings further afield please do get in touch as there may be additional travel costs. We are both happy travellers so if you are planning a destination wedding please get in touch with the details as soon as possible as we have limited availability. Apart from our mother tongue languages of English and Italian we speak French and Spanish which can come in handy for you or your guests.
Pre-wedding photoshoot - from £200.
We recommend meeting us for a pre-wedding photoshoot at a location of your choice. Being in the limelight can be daunting for some couples so having the opportunity to meet the person behind the camera really helps couples to relax before the big day. You will also receive a minimum of 100 great shots via OneDrive which you can use as you wish.
Bump, baby or family photoshoots - from £100.
The shoot can take place in the comfort of your own home or at a location of your choice for a minimum of 2 hours. You will receive a minimum of 50 edited photos via OneDrive which are then yours to download, share or print.
All other events/special occasions - Custom Prices.
Prices can vary depending on the amount of coverage and location so please do get in touch to discuss the details and we will provide a unique price for your special event.