Stefano Serra followed the footsteps of Scianna, Kudelka and Salgado taking pictures for some of the major italian magazines, telling stories with images with great passione and skill.
Today his talent and energy are completely dedicated to tell the story of the Great Day of the couples around the world, and, of course, to manage JoyPhotographers Studio.
Stefano’s shots can be recognized among all others: there’s a movement, an emotion, something magic that render very personal each of his images.
Stefano lives in Torino where he’s born in 1976, married with Anna they have two beautiful kids, Jacopo and Mattia.
Award Winning Photos
The Wedding Photojournalist Association proudly recognizes the accomplishments and creative excellence of Stefano. The following awards have been earned by Stefano from the WPJA. These achievements come with great merit considering the high level of competition that a member faces in the contests.
Sometimes taking a risk and backing up can really pay off- this picture is a nice sense of place photo as well as a nice moment.
The minimal lighting of this photo elevates it like glasses raised for a toast. The newlyweds hoist their glasses from their stage while the three chandeliers mimic the arc of their arms and make a toast with flame-shaped bulbs instead of crystal. Everything plays a role here as though the photo itself was yet another lifted glass. In fact, indeed it was.
There’s usually nothing easy about an heroic photographic choice. I know b y my own experience, someone who often gambles with my role as photojournalist in choosing the unique vantage point that can to the creative approach to an assignment. In this image, artfully composed outside the venue, the window frame not only emphasizes the raucous celebration of the event but adds another, suggested, aspect - the vented frame. It adds information about the need to open a window because of the heat generated by such partying. And because most of us have had that thankful experience of fresh air, it has further championed the universality of the moment.
Love the joyous feeling of this image. The long shadows give it a graphic feel. Great energy.
It’s beautiful light. It’s also beautifully composed, capturing a lovely moment. It’s easy to spot the elements that elevate this image from being more than another photo of a toast. The window framing the scene also helps emphasize the moment with some delicious voyeuristic flair.
Nice use of framing to emphasize the moment. The photographer went the extra mile to find a fresh take on a typical scene.
The photographer was just in the right place at the right time to capture this compositional gem. The color palette and the timing were perfect. A unique photo to add to the story of the day.
Images don’t usually tell us the beginning, middle and end of something. There is always more to know upon the unseen fringe of a photo. But suffice it to say that the decisive moment has always stood alone in visual communication.
The art of doing selfie, stretch the arm, and frozen happy faces. Fun picture.
This photo looks like the bride and groom just got home and couldn't wait to get upstairs! Nice composition and spotlight on the couple.
Nice moment. Very funny. You captured it well.
The following letters are from the clients of Stefano Serra.
Married: 3 years ago
Valerie & Matthias
Dear Stefano, We would like to send you a HUGE thank you! You made our wedding unforgettable. Not only with the pictures that we will keep for ever, but also with your discrete and attentive way of working. You truly have an eye for charming details that make the difference - and you simply have style! :-) The wedding album you have created is wonderful too - a precious memory which will allow us to live through the best day of our lives again and again... Valerie & Matthias