in Finistère, Brittany
As a child, I spent my summers in the Côtes d'Armor, and I only knew the pink granite coast of Brittany. When I decided to become a wedding photographer, I started to travel around and (re)discover the region. My wedding services regularly bring me to the Finistère.
Terms and conditions for photography services in Finistère, Brittany
Any service begins of course with an exchange with the bride and groom. It is the occasion for them to specify their desires and to make sure that my way of working can suit them and especially put them in confidence. A wedding day may be a joy, but it is also a lot of stress, and being able to rely on your photographer seems essential to me.
As far as photography is concerned, I first propose my three standard formulas of 6h, 9h and 12h of presence. Then, depending on the couple's schedule and desires, we can adapt one of the packages if the bride and groom have specific wishes: longer service on the big day, brunch the next day, addition of a second service in case of civil and religious/secular ceremonies taking place on different dates, etc. My rates start at 1700€.
The photos are given to the bride and groom via an online gallery, and via a small personalized box that I send home so that they also have a more concrete memory of their beautiful day. Furthermore, I never publish any photograph of a wedding, either on my website or on my social networks, before the bride and groom have validated their gallery, in order to let them control their image and what they wish to share.
My wedding photography services in Finistère
I can cover weddings all over Brittany. Morbihan and Ille-et-Vilaine are closer to my home, but I regularly go as far as Finistère or Côtes d'Armor!
My approach to wedding photography
When I was looking for my wedding photographer, I realized that if the technical aspect - the quality of the photos - was of course important and allowed me to make a first selection of service providers, it was the relationship I felt I could build with one or the other that would guide my choice. The qualities that led me to choose my photographer - her benevolence, her listening and her kindness - are the qualities I try to have while with brides and grooms.
I plan at least two meetings with the bride and groom: the first meeting aims at introducing us and defining our respective approaches and the wishes of the bride and groom, and a last meeting a few days before the wedding to validate together the final planning, the different addresses, activities, etc. The idea of this last exchange is for me to have all the necessary information to solicit the bride and groom as little as possible on their big day. Sometimes, these two exchanges are enough, and sometimes there are many other appointments because of schedule changes, new ideas for activities or photo shoot, or simply because it reassures the bride and groom!
On the big day, I prefer the reportage approach, which means that I direct the bride and groom as little as possible in order to favor spontaneous shots that faithfully convey the atmosphere of the wedding. However, there are a few moments when I am more present when I feel it can be useful, for example at the exit of the church when I have to suggest the placement of the guests who are in the line of honor, or during the couple session of the bride and groom, which remains a rather intimidating exercise. I try to work in communication and benevolence (what I was looking for as a bride-to-be).
My beginnings as a wedding photographer in Brittany, in the Finistère
I got married in the Loire-Atlantique region, and I worked with local service providers. My Breton wedding photographer quickly became a friend, and it is quite naturally that I turned to her when my professional reconversion project was confirmed.
I already had some technical knowledge in photography, as I had been an amateur photographer for some time, but I had no real experience in wedding photography. I discovered the profession by accompanying Amandine on events in Finistère and Côtes d'Armor. These first weddings as a second photographer were the best school to learn what wedding photography really involves. I also had the chance to fill my eyes during these seaside weddings in the beautiful Breton landscape.
My business as a professional photographer was born in the West of France: my first weddings as a second photographer took place in Brittany, and my first wedding as an official wedding photographer took place in Loire-Atlantique. I am now happy to return to the land of my childhood to cover events in Brittany, especially in Finistère.
To find out more about me, you can also check out my blog. You will find articles about my photo services or about the wedding world in general. I also talk about photo culture, wedding fashion, organisation, in short, everything that interests me!
Knowing yourselves to trust each other
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!