Are you planning a short-notice, small wedding or elopement?

Many couples don’t want to wait. They are planning to get married in the very near future, eloping, or rushing a small ceremony with their photographer, some close friends, and family but dispensing with or postponing the reception party. 

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Sylvain Gardères Portrait - France wedding photographer
Photo by: 
Damien Dohmen
250/hour (EUR)

Sylvain Garderes

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I love stories. Great stories and everyday stories.

I started photography when I was 12. A friend gave me a camera because she thought I was "able". Then I shot stories, real or written.
I started my professionnal activity while I was finishing my studies in a great french Cinema School, a few years later I decided to make wedding photography and now it's my speciality.
In the last 6 years, I've done about 120 weddings photo reports (20 a year). Since 2013 I'm working with another French photograph, Damien Dohmen. The four eyes photo coverage is our speciality.

I love moment, and I love when I capture one.
I love instant and instinct.
I don't like talk about myself, my photographs are more talkative.

I'm french, working in Pau, Biarritz and worldwide.

I recently received a silver medal in the wedding category from the greatest french association of professionnal photographers (GNPP - Médailles de la Photographie Professionnelle Française 2014).

I'm 35, married, two daughters.

37 Awards for Documentary Wedding Photography

10 Diamond Awards for Engagement Portraits

True Love Captured Awards from Real Weddings - TLC

3 TOP Wedding Photographer Titles

The WPJA proudly recognizes Sylvain Garderes as a TOP International Wedding Photographer. Members holding the most contest points at the end of each year are ranked as TOP Wedding Photographers or, in some cases POY - Photographer of the Year.

2 Client Letters

The following letters are from the clients of Sylvain Garderes.

Married: 5 years ago

Marina and Stéphane

Thank you both for having managed to capture his moments of emotions so well, a true work of artist! When we look at your photos, we still have stars in our eyes. With your humor you even managed to relax the bride !!!! (and the groom too!), even the guests have a great memory of your presence! Praise for your photos and your modesty! Thank you for sharing this unforgettable day with us, it will remain engraved in our memories thanks to your pretty pictures ...

Married: 6 years ago

Alexandra & Benjamin

Magic moments … Those moments and pictures will be in our memory and heart all life long. Thanks to your photos, we'll live all this day again and again . You're a real professionnal, authentic and fascinating.... Only hapiness, thanks !