Nantes is the city I know best as I grew up there! I started photography as a child, and if I photographed the sea a lot, the streets of Nantes were also among my first subjects. Today, I am lucky enough to return regularly to the region to see my family and as part of my job as a wedding photographer.
Terms and conditions for photography services in
I have three main packages that I offer to my brides and grooms. The difference between each of them is simply the time of presence on the day of the event. Every wedding has its schedule and therefore the bride and groom may have different needs. My packages are designed to meet all schedules, but I can also tailor-make a package if required. My wedding photography services start at 1700€.
The photos are delivered to the bride and groom via a private gallery within two to three weeks of after the wedding. The bride and groom also receive a small box engraved with their names and the date of their wedding. This box contains a USB stick and some prints of their wedding. I also keep the wedding reports on my side, so that if there are any problems with their photos, I am able to send them back to them.
I always wait for the bride and groom to see their gallery and agree before I post their wedding photos on my networks. I don't want them to discover their photos on the Internet, and I especially want them to keep control of their image. For me, this is an integral part of the relationship of trust that I want to have with them!
My wedding photography services in Nantes
and the surrounding areas
I accompany the bride and groom for their wedding or for a photo session in the streets of Nantes as well as in the surrounding areas
My approach to wedding photography
When I was looking for a photographer to cover my wedding, I wanted someone who would take beautiful pictures, of course, but above all I wanted to be accompanied, listened to and reassured. Even if a wedding is a magnificent day, it is also a moment that generates a lot of strong emotions and where to feel supported and surrounded seems essential to me. I am now trying to be the kind of photographer I was looking for myself at the time of my wedding!
I strive to establish a healthy relationship of trust and communication with my brides and grooms. On the day of the wedding, the photographic service is an exchange, made of suggestions, ideas, adaptation to unforeseen events. It is essential that the bride and groom trust me and feel that they have the right to share their comments and wishes about my work with me. The preparatory discussions I have with them before the wedding are essential so that I can meet their expectations and needs on the big day! Some couples don't need to have many conversations before the wedding, others are reassured only after several talks : I adapt to the needs of each of my clients!
As far as the photo technique itself is concerned, I mainly do reportage style photos, i.e. spontaneous shots of the bride and groom and guests without asking them to pose. On the wedding day, there are a few moments, such as the couple session, where I try to be more present as I know from experience that the bride and groom can appreciate a little guidance to relax and enjoy the moment.
Nantes and my first steps as a wedding photographer
The Loire-Atlantique, and Nantes in particular, have played a very important role in my career as a wedding photographer. I started photography as a child and some of my first photo outings were in the streets of Nantes. I had a few favourite subjects: the Passage Pommeraye (obviously), Place Graslin and the façade of La Cigale, the Château des Ducs and later, the Machines de l'Île. .
For the second time, the Nantes region has played a major role in my career as a photographer, since I met my wedding photographer, Amandine, there. She introduced me to the world of wedding photography and she agreed to train me so that I could then launch my own business.
My first photography jobs were in and around Nantes, whether as an amateur or professional photographer. Today, I travel the region as a wedding photographer, and I don't hesitate to offer the streets of the city of Nantes to brides and grooms looking for beautiful locations for a photo shoot.
Getting married around Nantes
If you decide to get married in the Nantes area, I'll naturally tell you that it's a good idea, because I've done it too! I know the areas of the region well, both as a photographer and as a bride-to-be, because I had to make a list of them when I was looking for a place to get married (I would have liked to get married on the terrace of La Fraiserie, in Pornic, and eat ice cream all day, but I had to give up that wonderful plan).
Since we can't privatise the Passage Pommeraye (yet another wonderful and completely unrealistic plan), we have to find other ideas. Fortunately, the Nantes region has many beautiful places, such as the Château de la Poterie, the Château de la Pigossière or the Gîte de la Filature d'Angreviers. At the time of my wedding, I had also spotted the Château du Vair and the Château du Challain. I had also visited the château de la Bretonnière, which has, from memory, a magnificent driveway lined with rhododendrons. I finally decided on the château de Thouaré, which was very close to my home and where I used to go as a child when the town organised festivals. I travelled all over the region to come back and get married 300 metres from home, but at least it allows me to share with you some of the research I made back then!
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!