in Côtes d'Armor, Brittany
dans les Côtes d'Armor
I grew up in Loire-Atlantique and spent every summer in the Côtes d'Armor.
My studies and then my professional beginnings led me to move to the Paris region. It is wedding photography that brought me back to the region.
Terms and conditions for photography services in the Côtes d'Armor, Brittany
My services are not fixed since the exchanges with the bride and groom can make us refine the modalities of each photo reportage. I three main formulas including 6h, 9h or 12h of presence on the wedding day. These packages can then be adapted to the specificities of each wedding: a Day After planned in a specific place, ceremonies not taking place on the same day, a brunch the next day that the bride and groom want to immortalize, etc. My rates start at 1700€.
On the big day, I prefer to use a reportage approach for my photos: immortalizing spontaneous moments, being discreet or putting the guests at ease so that they remain relaxed in front of the camera. I can guide the bride and groom if they wish, for example during the group photos or the couple session.
I give the reportage to the bride and groom via an online gallery. At the same time, I send them a small personalized box containing a USB key and some prints of their wedding.
No photo is published on my website or my networks before validation of their gallery by the bride and groom.
My wedding photography services in the Côtes d'Armor
I travel throughout the Brittany region as part of my services. I know well the Côtes d'Armor, but I work regularly in Ille-et-Vilaine, Morbihan or Finistère
My approach to wedding photography
I know how complicated the search for a wedding photographer can be because I experienced it when I was preparing my own wedding. There are many providers with beautiful work, and it can be difficult to be sure to make the right choice. I try to bring to the couples who trust me the qualities I was looking for in my own photographer: a lot of kindness (because I quite stressed), easy communication (because I was quite stressed) and a bit of humor! (because I was quite stressed)
Whatever the event, I exchange with the bride and groom on at least two occasions. The first exchange corresponds to the first "real" meeting, during which we discuss my way of working in detail, so that they have the most exhaustive vision possible of my approach. We also talk about their expectations and desires, in order to be sure that I am able to bring them what they are looking for. The second exchange takes place a few days before the wedding, and aims at confirming the planning and taking all the information I need so that I don't have to bother them with any logistical issue on their big day. Sometimes these two conversations are enough, sometimes there are others: I adopt the rhythm of communication that suits and reassures each couple.
On the wedding day, I try to encourage spontaneous shots. To do this, I make myself discreet most of the time, or I slip into the conversations to put the guests at ease, when I feel that the prospect of being photographed makes them uncomfortable (which I can completely understand, it is precisely to avoid being in front of the camera that I always stand behind it). I can be brought to guide more the guests and the bride and groom if they wish it, in particular at the time of moments a little more delicate like the group photographs (which for lack of organization can last very long) or during the difficult exercise of the couple session.
My beginnings as a wedding photographer in Brittany
in the Côtes d'Armor
I spent my summers in the Côtes d'Armor (more precisely on the island of Bréhat), and I wanted the landscapes of the pink granite coast to have their place on my wedding album. I quickly gave up the idea of getting married in Brehat (my admiration for couples who face the constraints of the island for their wedding is total, but I gave up because of the size of the task), but I did my engagement session there with my wedding photographer, who is a native of the area.
When the idea of a reconversion to wedding photography gradually took hold, I naturally turned to her, as much to get her opinion ("is it reasonable to decide to reconvert on a whim 72 hours after your wedding?") as well as her advice. She offered me to come with her on some of her events so that I could have a more concrete vision of the job. As she is from Brittany, these first weddings naturally took place there. My first steps as an aspiring photographer took place in the region, precisely in Finistère.
Today, I'm back in the Côtes d'Armor as a fully-fledged professional photographer (conclusion: one can make completely impulsive decisions, like deciding to switch jobs two weeks after one's wedding, but still manage to do it, which I think is quite encouraging).
A service based on trust and communication
Every contact with a couple starts with a meeting: at my home (which gives me an excuse to make cakes) or by telephone. These talks are essential for me to understand the wishes of the bride and groom, but above all to ensure that they feel confident with me. It is impossible to commit to such an important service without taking the time to check that we are all on the same wavelength!