DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER IN FRANCE
As a child, I immediately showed a preference for creative activities. I dabbled in many different fields, and became passionate about music, drawing, writing, painting... In the midst of all this creative frenzy, photography is the only hobby that stands the test of time. But making a career out of it seems totally out of my reach.
The idea of a career change was born at my wedding. I discovered wedding photography through my own photographer. She enables me to cover my first events with her, she makes me believe I can do it. I owe this choice of career to her, and the privilege of making a living from my passion.
Thanks to wedding photography, I've reconnected with the creative fibre I'd abandoned since the days when I was frantically painting flowers and frogs on the walls of my grandparents' dining room.
Wedding photography is a field where there are always new things to learn and experiment with. I'm constantly learning from photographers I admire, from books and from lots of photo exercises. Alongside the creative dimension, I'm also rediscovering the social aspect that I'd also lost in my previous jobs. Each wedding follows a similar pattern, but has its own atmosphere that reflects the personality of the couple who imagined it. It's by talking to the bride and groom that we can work together to design a reportage that lives up to their expectations and desires.
I accompany lovers in all their projects, small weddings or large receptions, in France or further away.
How I work and what I try to create with the couples who trust me.
To tell me all about your wedding and find out if my work may interest you !
MY APPROACH TO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
Preparatory discussions before each event allow me to take the time to talk with the bride and groom and shape their wedding reportage together. I use the documents I've drawn up over the years as a roadmap to help me approach each wedding with all the information I need to make sure I can convey the vibe and emotions of each event into the bride and groom gallery.
On the big day, I try to maintain the balance between candid and posed photos, between reportage and editorial approaches. I'm firmly convinced that it's possible to be imaginative and ambitious with the images created, while leaving the bride and groom the space and time they need to enjoy their day. This balance is achieved through an atmosphere of lightness and fun that - I hope! - accompanies each and every one of my services.
In my opinion, finding this balance is all about being able to guide the bride and groom while maintaining a light, fun atmosphere. This delicate mix requires constant training, so that I can quickly and efficiently create elegant, timeless pictures, while letting the bride and groom enjoy a day of joy, love and fun. I'm constantly analyzing my images and forcing myself to spend many hours on photo exercises to constantly improve my ability to adapt to the constraints of each event, in order to guide the bride, groom and guests with efficiency and lightness.
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
DESTINATION PHOTOGRAPHER IN FRANCE
During my student and professional life, I was lucky enough to be able to live in the Loire Valley (where I grew up), as well as in the North and South of France. I finally settled in the East, in Lorraine, where I officially launched my wedding photography business. Gradually, I pushed back the boundaries of the areas where I worked, crossing borders to Belgium or Luxembourg, then venturing further and further afield in France to work in Brittany, Normandy, Provence, the Paris region or the Loire Valley. Today, I travel the length and breadth of France in response to the wishes of brides and grooms who entrust me with their memories, and I accompany them to the mountains, the seaside or the olive groves of Provence, according to their plans and desires.
During my studies, I spent a year in Australia, where I fell in love with the colors of Ayers Rock and improved my English. If you don't speak French, you might just discover my (very) French English with a delicious hint of Aussie accent!
I'm at your disposal if you'd like to talk to me about your project and your wishes for this very special day!
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!