I moved to Lorraine to follow my lover and to leave (at last !) the Paris region. I started my wedding photography business in Lorraine, so it's only natural that most of my work is still done in the area! I travel through the four departments of Meuse, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Moselle and Vosges.
Lorraine, Photography and me
Since the end of my studies, I have moved to many different places in France, but I didn't know Lorraine before I came to live here. The beginning was complicated, as in the first six weeks I spent here I simply never saw the sun! I made the region my own by wandering around at weddings and photo shoots.
I had already decided to start my own photography business when I left the Paris region, but my first weddings, my first shoots, my first photo sessions took place in Lorraine. It is also where I met other people working in the wedding industry, some of whom have since become friends. I'll always have a special bond with the place where I managed to turn a passion into a job ! My wanderings sometimes take me to places other than Lorraine, but I am happy to be able to travel around the region for my weddings!
My work in Lorraine
I travel through the region for weddings or photo shoots
Here is how my travels impact the rate of my services
Close to home
100 km included in any wedding or photo session package
billing per additional kilometer above 100km
Tailor-made formula based on the destination; transport and accomodation costs provided by the bride and groom
Wandering Wedding Photographer
Lorraine is vast. I cross it from one side to the other depending on where my clients decide to get married. I first discovered venues close to home, such as the Clos de Lorraine in Cons-la-Granville or the Château de Parivaux. Soon my services soon took me to Metz, Nancy, Épinal or Bar-le-Duc. I usually try to travel from the wedding venue to home on the same day, which leads me to drink a lot of coffee before getting back in the car and spend the journey singing songs that are usually embarrassing and older than me. When the journey is too long to go straight home, I book a hotel room near the wedding venue, so I don't have any time constraints and can accompany the bride and groom for as long as they like! In these cases, I also drink a lot of coffee - everything is an excuse to drink coffee.
My approach to wedding photography
When I am to accompagny a couple on their wedding day, we take the time to define the outline of the service they want beforehand, so that they know exactly what to expect on their special day. We always have a final planning meeting a few days before the wedding: this is an opportunity to validate all the schedules (which generally change a lot the weeks before the ceremony!), the venues and any activities the bride and groom may wish to do.
On the big day, I try to be as independent as possible and to favour spontaneous shots. I try to be non-directive, even if I do often have to guide the bride and groom if necessary, especially during their couple session (who is comfortable posing in a bride and groom's outfit in front of an almost unknown photographer? No one is. A little help is often welcome in such a situation !).
If you want to learn more about my approach, you can have a look at my blog, which includes articles about some of my weddings as well as various personal reflections ranging from the history of photography to trends or photographers I like.