in Morbihan, Brittany
I grew up in Loire-Atlantique and I got to spend every summer in Côtes d'Armor in Brittany. When I started wedding photography, I had the opportunity to be teached by a Breton photographer who took me on some of her weddings which took place in the region. Brittany is where it all started ! Today, I come back there regularly to cover weddings. I work in the whole region of Brittany, especially in the Morbihan.
When discussing with my clients, we always try to shape the wedding photography service that will suit them best, depending on their D-Day planning and the pictures they want (or don't want). I have three formulas of wedding photo reportage of 6h, 9h or 12h of presence. We then choose the service that fits depending on the wedding schedule, the moments the bride and groom would like to immortalize and the options they are interested in. My tarifs start at 1700€.
When working on a wedding, I always try to go for spontaneous photos. My interventions mainly consist in helping the bride and groom and the guests to relax. I can also be brought to modify a scene though I try to make not very constraining small changes : moving objects, asking the bride to take a step aside to get closer to a window. I always try to create harmonious and beautiful photos which sometimes includes suggestions I make (but it's eventually up to the bride and groom !)
I deliver the photo reportage via an online gallery as well as in a package with a USB key. As for the diffusion of the photographs or their use on my networks, I always wait for the bride and groom to see their photos before using anything for my communication.
MY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES IN MORBIHAN
I travel throughout the Brittany region as part of my services. My very first weddings when I was still in training took place in the Côte d'Armor, but the first wedding I photographed in Brittany as a official photographer was in Morbihan !
MY APPROACH TO WEDDING PHOTOGTAPHY
I had no idea how difficult choosing a wedding photographer could be until I had to do it myself when I was planning my wedding! I discovered all those sumptuous instagram feeds, beautiful websites and the difficulty of choosing a photographer in the midst of it all (there are so many of us !). Today I try to accompany the bride and groom as I wanted to be during my wedding by establishing a relationship based on trust, communication and kindness (and humor, if possible!). Now that I got to cover multiple weddings, I believe more than ever one must choose a photographer he trusts (and stands) for 9 or 12 hours (after all, on the D-day, I am more present with the bride and groom than their own parents!)
Before the wedding, I make a list of every aspect of the photography service I discussed with the couple : specific poses they would like, activities, things to do or avoid, wishes, etc. My goal is to approach the wedding day knowing as well as possible what the bride and groom want so I don't bother them with unecessary questions. Some couples don't have any fixed ideas and choose to trust me. Others already know exactly what they want. I try to identify the expectations of every couple I work with as well as possible so I can provide the photo reportage they are looking for.
On the wedding day, I mostly go for spontaneous shots. Discussions with the bride and groom before the wedding help me knowing if I should photograph certain guests or scenes first. As for my approach, I am mostly discreet, except when the bride and groom may need me to take the initiative: couple session or group photos for example. During the whole day, I communicate the best I can with the couple so I can take into account any remark they might have to make sure their day goes the best way possible.
MY DEBUT AS A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
Brittany is where it all begun ! I discovered photography there when I "borrowed" the camera my father had offered to my mother and used it so much everyone eventually considered it mine. Years later, I attended my first weddings in Côtes d'Armor when I accompanied the photographer training me. Then I covered my very first wedding in Loire-Atlantique on the same estate where I got married (what were the odds !).
As I started working as an official wedding photographer, I had the opportunity to cover weddings in Brittany. Morbihan is where I worked first when I came back in this beautiful region. I got to discover Southern Brittany I didn't know yet. As a child, I loved the seaside landscapes, the pink granite coast of Northern Brittany. I am very happy to now have the opportunity to photograph these landscapes as part of my job and to travel through this beautiful region.
Since my parents live near Nantes I now regularly come back there, which allows me to work in Loire-Atlantique quite often. Though, Brittany being not that far away away and because I love this region so much I travel all over Brittany for weddings : Finistère, Côtes d'Armor and Ille-et-Vilaine.
BUILDING A RELATIONSHIP OF TRUST WITH THE COUPLE
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!