One moment cannot be both lived and kept.
WHY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY?
I have always been the specialist of 'ephemeral passions'. Discovering a hobby of some kind, devoting myself to it for at least two weeks then jumping to the next hobby is one of my most salient character traits. I thus drew, tried pottery, painted (on glass, on canvas, on the walls of my grandparents), I also wrote a lot, I played the piano, the flute, I made collages... In the midst of this constant flow of new (not always good) ideas, photography was my only constant. I did alternate periods during which my poor reflex wouldn't leave my bag with less enthusiastic phases during which it was gathering dust on a shelf. But I always came back to it.
I discovered through my wedding photographer this strange profession which of course consists of photographing but also (especially?) accompanying strangers who are about to experience a major stage in their lives. You have to find the right distance to immortalize their emotions without overwhelming them. I owe it to Amandine for having taken the plunge: she agreed to give me hours of her time when I called her 48 hours after my wedding, telling her that I was going to quit my job. It all started with this unexpected two-hours phone call.
I strive to be the wedding photographer I was looking for myself: I try to be there for the bride and groom with kindness, lightness, and humor if possible! Talking (a lot, sometimes) is the only way to define as precisely as possible what the they want to then compose a photography report that transcribes just as much what they want as what they are.
I accompany lovers in all their projects, small weddings or large receptions, in France or further away.
To know more about how I work with the couples who trust me with their photos.
To tell me all about your wishes for your special day and see if my work may be what you're looking for !
MY APPROACH IN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
Photos reflect the state of mind of those they photograph. Creating an atmosphere of benevolence and lightness is essential to achieve shots that meet everyone's expectations. I strongly believe that taking pictures should be an uplifting, lighthearted, fun experience. Cinematographic photos can be created in a spontaneous, funny way. I want my clients to be able to talk to me openly about their desires, their doubts, their opinion about what I offer them, so that we can design together their wedding report.
Susceptibility has no place in my job. My role is to put my work at the service of the newlyweds and to create for them the memories of this very important day, while allowing them to go through that day with serenity and lightness. If anything, I must be an ally to them. My goal is to make sure that the couple I accompany will feel confident enough to talk to me about their doubts as well as their desires. The easier and more natural communication between us is, the better I will be able to identify their expectations in order to design a report as close as possible to their aspirations.
During the day, I favor photo reportage, because my goal is to capture the spontaneity of behavior during this beautiful day. I make myself more present during times when bride and groom and guests need more guidance and confidence: couple and group photos, for example. I also sometimes move half of the furniture in a room to guarantee the bride and groom the prettiest decor for their photographs.
A huge thank you to Manon who did an exceptional job capturing the most beautiful moments of our wedding in Provence.
We were immediately at ease with Manon, and she put us at ease with her legendary sense of humor!
Throughout our wedding preparations, she was always available to listen and give us precious advice.
The result of the photos is magnificent. We couldn't have wished for anything better than to have Manon by our side on this very important day to immortalize these moments. Our guests loved her too!
Déjy and Louise
Please write to me if you want to share your project and your desires
A first discussion obviously does not commit you to anything!
I've always loved writing - I've been very active in the wonderful world of Fanfiction for years - and I wanted to link these editorial inclinations with my taste for photography. I write about my services, about the world of marriage, I share thoughts, the fruit of certain research I have done on several aspects of photography... I welcome you in this joyful mayhem!