My godfather, who carried me in his arms on the day of my baptism, was a photographer. It was sorting through his effects many years later with my grandfather that I discovered the negatives of the pictures he’d taken of me when I was a child. The preserved moment was like crystal and I was amazed to rediscover the laughing little blonde curly-haired girl I had been.
The emotion of finding these negatives helped me understand why I too had become a photographer. I wanted to give people images they could cherish on cold winter evenings and that their children could look at and know that they were born in great happiness.
Mon parrain, qui m’a portée dans ses bras pour le jour de mon baptême, était photographe. C’est en triant des affaires avec mon grand-père bien des années après que j’ai découvert les négatifs des photos qu’il a faites de moi enfant. Elles étaient d’une évidence lumineuse, et je me suis émerveillée de redécouvrir la petite fille riante aux boucles blondes que j’ai été.
L’émotion de retrouver ces clichés m’a aidée à mieux comprendre pourquoi j’étais, moi aussi, devenue photographe. Je veux donner aux gens des images qu’ils pourront chérir par les froides soirées d’hiver, et que leurs enfants pourront regarder en pensant qu’ils sont nés d’un grand bonheur.
The following letters are from the clients of Florence Dujarric. Click an image to view a larger version.
Jana and Jonas
Married 3 years ago
Florence, you were the one we really wanted to shoot our wedding! You know exactly how to capture the best moments and see a lot of details that other people don’t even notice. Each picture shows how full of joy our wedding was! We really couldn’t have found a better photographer; both you and Frédéric are so cheerful, open and helpful that one immediately feels good about being photographed. It was particularly important for us not to pose for any contrived pictures; we wanted to behave as we always do, so that the pictures would look really natural. The most beautiful moment was our first glance at one another: you were standing behind me and captured the facial expression of Jonas from a wonderful perspective. After the event, you were always there for us and it was great to see you again a few months later at the wedding of our best friends. Jana and Jonas
Corentin and Stéphanie
Married 4 years ago
A huge thanks to you Florence for the quality of your work and for your cheerfulness! People say that after a great event there is nothing left but memories and pictures, and when I look at mine with my wife, we have every reason to be glad we have chosen you to immortalize our wedding. Let’s get together again for the pictures of our first child!