Wedding Photographers of PACA, France
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Hautes-Alpes, Vaucluse
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19 Documentary Wedding Photographers...
Self-taught photographer, living in the south of France, in a Luberon village, near Aix-en-Provence and Marseille, in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region (PACA). My photographic approach favors the natural side. I approach marriage in the form of reporting with spontaneous and living images. [PACA Wedding Photographer]
My name is Colas… like Nicolas, without the « N ». Don’t ask me why it’s just like that! I’m a wedding photographer (as you might have gathered) and above all, I’m curious and passionate about many things. I travel a lot and have lived abroad for many years. These multiple destinations have brought me a lot. Getting to know people, being interested in their culture, their history. Simply sharing and exchanging with them. Escaping, feeling free and being fully aware of these sensations. Enjoying the little things in life, this is what motivates me every day. And all these interactions help me seize the moments that I’ve managed to capture in pictures. Each and every shoot, be it during a wedding, a couple or family session, is fueled with the same passion. Blending creativity and authenticity, I’ll deliver natural and genuine photos of you and your emotions. On a daily basis, you’ll find me in a calm tree-filled district of Marseille, in Provence. I live with my life partner, my greatest support, Liza. And over the last few years, we’ve shared another beautiful adventure together: our daughter Miss K. Why I choose wedding photography? Before talking about wedding photography, let’s talk about photography. You could say it actually came to find me, through obligation, when I was studying History of Art. I needed to carry out a number of reproductions for my research papers and couldn’t bear the old photocopy machine in the archives room which was constantly needing to be fixed. So I bought a digital camera and that was a revelation. I trained by myself whilst pursuing my studies. Then, after meeting influential and helpful people, I was able to progress rapidly. I then joined a regional newspaper team. Everything was going well when one day, a photographer friend of mine asked me to replace her on a wedding shoot. She was ill and had no other solution. It was the beginning of a beautiful adventure, a learning path filled with emotions, an experience that goes on to this day. My Philosophy: Bringing you an exceptional photographic documentary of your wedding is my goal. Being first and foremost a photographic-reporter, my aim is to capture all the key moments during a wedding in a natural and creative way. These emotions will thus be treasured and serve to relive this special day and share it with your friends and family. During a wedding, it is actually the bride and groom that MAKE the photos. The final outcome of my work it intrinsically linked to their state of mine. Which is why I always accompany you discreetly, yet with a smile. It is important that I should know you but also take time to meet you first. Knowing what your wishes are but also what you don’t want, is essential. We need to build a partnership fully based on trust. A wedding is actually a team job. As much as you need ME to capture these moments, I also need YOU to play the game so as to bring out the best of my creativity in the photos. Your expectations must be met. And on your special day, I often become much more than just your wedding photographer. Pressure can be such that sometimes, brides turn to me when they can’t find an answer to a question. They confide in me in this moment of doubt. It is therefore essential that we work together, hand in hand, so I can guarantee you the most beautiful souvenirs of your wedding. So you can simply treasure the magic of your special day. In order to dedicate myself fully to each wedding, I only take a limited number of weddings every year. You all matter immensely to me. And it is essential that I can be there for each bride and groom with the same availability and energy. If my state of mind and work ethos resonates with you, and should you wish to find out more, I’d be delighted to hear from you. I look forward to hearing from you and getting to meet you here under the Provençal blue sky. And if you still have trouble remembering my name, just think of the old children’s song : « Fais dodo Colas mon p’tit frère… » [Marseille Wedding Photographer]
Since my childhood, it was the audiovisual or nothing else! So I had already decided on the direction to take for my professional future. Very stubborn and Breton girl (it does not help the stubborn side ;-)), here I am after my BAC towards film studies. In a Higher School of Audiovisual Realization for 3 years, (E.S.R.A). I wanted to become a camera maker in the world of cinema ... after some contracts for films, TV movies, pubs, music videos, etc ... I realized that this world filled with superfluous was not for me. So I went back to my first and true love ... the IMAGE. Since 2009 I work on my own, and I have this incredible luck, to live from my passion that is the PHOTOGRAPHY. For the personal side, I was rather spoiled by life, extraordinary parents, a literary mother and a scientific dad, who gave me the most beautiful gifts well before my birth ... my SUPER and great big sister. I grew up, and also do my nonsense of children in a small village in the hinterland of Nice, the most beautiful village of all the villages !! (I'm chauvinistic? Yes, a little!) So I said the most beautiful of all: Entrevaux. I grew up in the middle of nature with parents also artisans/traders, which allowed me to develop the exchanges and the contact with the people. I am married to my Apollo and mother of the most fantastic little girl in the world !! [Alpes-Maritimes Wedding Photographer]
After 14 years as a photojournalist, working with and for national newspapers and photo agencies, I found wedding photography as a way of life and the most challenging job a photographer can have. When this turned into a family adventure shooting alongside my better half I knew this is the dream job. 11 years down the road I still love every moment of it. [Bucharest Wedding Photographer]
I started shooting weddings in 2010, it was the beginning of my new documentary vision and wedding's reportages. It was for me as a revelation! Indeed, we can shoot weddings and document what's really happening during the whole day from the preparation to the dance floor. I love traveling and discovering different places. I shoot all around the world for my personal work with a medium format film camera (Bhutan, Oman, Nepal, Guatemala, Morocco, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, India, Indonesia and many other countries in Europe). Creating, discovering and meeting new people is very important to me. My approach is humanistic and passionate, that's why wedding documentary makes sense for me. [Lyon Wedding Photographer]
I'm a wedding photographer, moment junkie and friendly person. i'm addicted to real smiles, happy tears and all the moments that makes a wedding day such a wonderful carousel. Wedding photography it's not my job, it's my choice, my playground and would not trade it for anything. [Bucharest Wedding Photographer]
I'm a keen observer. I've always been. I remember my mom kept telling me not to stare at people when I was a kid. I don't seem to have listened as I keep staring at people, only now I do it through the viewfinder of my camera. My interest in photography started back in the mid-'80s when I was barely a teenager. I saved for over a year to afford my first camera, which was a Nikon FM2 with a 50mm lens. A fully manual, film camera that I still own to this day and that still takes perfectly good pictures. It was a time when cameras and photographs were both meant to last. Cameras were mostly mechanical machines and photographs were physical prints, created on film and impressed on paper. There was something tangible about taking a picture and pictures, even normal family vacation pictures, were taken to make a statement. I remember leaving for several days with my family and I could take with me 1 or maybe 2 rolls of film. That was 36 or 72 exposures total. So, pressing the shutter was something exciting that came at the end of a thoughtful process, which could take minutes or a split second, but still: taking a picture was making a statement. And if you think about it, these photographs are still around, be it in albums or boxes in the closet. It may be your pictures as a child or the pictures of your parents or grandparents. They are still doing their work of preserving a memory, of passing down to generations information about people who came before us. They are telling us who we are and where we come from. Fast forward a few decades, come digital sensors and smartphones and photography has radically changed, in that cameras seem to only last a few years before going obsolete and pictures are taken by the thousands, very few of which, if any, will ever be printed and stand any chance to be looked at by anyone in 10 years or more. Still, my job is to take photographs of weddings and I like to come from the bygone era of photography that was meant to last when the shutter was pressed to make a statement. That has stuck with me, even if I'm working with digital cameras and the 36 exposures roll has turned into a multi-thousand pictures capacity memory card. My mindset hasn't changed, the excitement of seeing all the elements come together to make the frame I am looking for and pressing the shutter, that hasn't changed either. I'm entering my 10th year as a professional wedding photographer now. It all happened almost by chance, when I was facing decisions about my 15 years long corporate career and my personal life had me rethink my professional path. I was asked to shoot a friend's wedding but I hadn't practiced photography since ages. I learnt photography technique when I was in my teens then put it aside as my hobby is and has always been guitars. So I borrowed a digital camera and took this people's wedding pictures without ever been taught how to shoot a wedding. I just went out there and took pictures of what I saw, without ever giving directions to anyone as I had no idea how things were supposed to be directed. It was documentary wedding photography without me knowing it. Turns out, everybody loved the pictures. I was loving guitars and music so much and hoping to be loved back but as it went, photography loved me more than guitars ever did. I had a talent and the responsibility of making it grow. In the meanwhile, I started my business. I already had the basic techniques down from my younger days, so I studied the work of the masters. Photographers that always appealed to me such as W. Eugene Smith, H. Cartier Bresson, Don Mc Cullin, Elliott Erwitt, Salgado and the more I studied, the more I discovered, the more books I acquired: Alex Webb, Fan Ho, Josef Koudelka, Bruce Gilden, Robert Frank, James Nachtwey among the others. The best way to improve your lexicon is to read books. Likewise for photography, studying the work of the masters on photography books is what develops your own photographic language. What educates your way of looking at things and crafting a picture, to make your statement. To this day, I've shot approximately 300 weddings. Anything from eloping couples and a pair of guests to 200+ people events. No matter how big and fancy or small and simple, it's always about telling the story of my clients through my pictures. It's about putting my photography lexicon to work to craft images that will be true to my clients, to their day, to their vision. They provide the content, I provide the style. Simple as that. [Savona Wedding Photographer]
I am a photographer since 2016, the photography is a professional reconversion, before that I worked in the automobile. A few days after buying my first SLR camera, I announced to my wife that I was going to change my life and become a photographer! This choice might seem a little crazy, but I knew deep down that it was my way, I was made for that! I worked very hard, I followed several pieces of training, I read a lot to reach the level of knowledge necessary in this job. Today, I still participate regularly in training and I like meeting and interacting with other photographers, it helps me to try to do better. Why did you choose to be a wedding photographer? Simply because this passion job is all that I love! Being able to be with you to live all these moments during your wedding day, is just exceptional! The eye in the viewfinder, ready to capture and immortalize all your emotions, my pleasure is to succeed in capturing the smallest details of your day. To offer you an authentic and timeless wedding report is my main source of motivation. [Occitanie Wedding Photographer]
Photographer in Lyon for more than 10 years with, to my credit, nearly 200 wedding reports, from the most traditional to the most whimsical, from the most intimate to the most grandiose, I realize for you with enthusiasm the best shots of this great day. I attach great importance to the transmission of memories and family heritage. This beautiful day you are preparing is a major piece of the puzzle of your life. My mission is to transcribe this special day the best I can, for you to remember with happiness and share with pride. Let me show you little details you have not seen during d-day and that will make the difference. [Lyon Wedding Photographer]
I am an English photographer originally from London and have been based in Nantes, western France for the last 15 years. I have been shooting weddings for over a decade in my own personal style: a marriage of British humour and French romance! Reportage photography is what comes naturally to me, and what I do best. I follow my visual instinct in capturing the flow of events that constitute the rhythmic journey of a wedding day. Passionate about photographing people, I seek to express the spontaneity and full force of emotion that truly define a wedding as a once in a lifetime experience. Being completely bilingual, my cultural and communication skills allow English-speaking couples, getting married in France, to feel totally at ease in front of the camera, essential for creating natural and dynamic photos. Aside from covering weddings, I have worked in the UK and France in the fields of social, documentary and travel photography and am a regular contributor to national press publications such as Capital, Le Point and Le Nouvel Observateur. I am also a teacher of photography to graphic design students. [Vertou Wedding Photographer]
Wedding photographer in Paris for 5 years, I do cover pre-wedding, elopements, weddings engagements sessions in the most beautiful place of Paris such the Eiffel Tower, Montmartre, the Trocadero, and Bir Hakeim Bridge. With more than 200 weddings covered, more than 500 engagement sessions, my style of photography during weddings is resolutely turned towards photo-reporting, in order to tell the story of your wedding. I make only a few photos posed (that in the photos of a group or couple for example) to privilege spontaneous moments. [Paris Wedding Photographer]
As a well-traveled events photographer, I have a special interest in multicultural and destination weddings. My work has taken me around the world to cover celebrations in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia as well as South of France. My promise, as your wedding photographer, is to capture timeless images with a personal touch. While working in a discreet manner, I define my photography style as creative documentary, seeking out that extra touch of authenticity and raw emotions. It's important to me that each of my photographs have that "organic" feeling. From high profile events to intimate and traditional ceremonies, people remain my focus, as I am always looking for the most spontaneous moments. You will cherish memories of a lifetime! Also freelancing for NGOs and International Media. Publications include: Le Monde, The New York Times, Al Jazeera, PDN, Internazionale, Burn Magazine, VSD [Toronto Wedding Photographer]
My name is Louise. I am 30. I was born in Cameroon but I live since my childhood in France, near Paris. After graduating, I began my professional life as a jurist in a great and big company. But after several years, I kept feeling like I were missing something so big somewhere else. When I got married and my first daughter was born, I got a camera and then it just became clear and obvious to me : photography was my way. Indeed I was, and still is, fascinated by the power this media : it can make you feel so much things. Among those feelings, happiness, joy, love... That is why I chose the name « SOUL BLISS »... Those words fit so well with what I want to instill in my work. I want your pictures to make you laugh, cry, smile, be surprised, overwhelmed! I want you to experience again what you felt while living blissful moments! My aim is that your pictures do good to your soul! Easy, I know ;-) That is why I also choose to specialize me in wedding photography : it is a one day concentré of everything you might feel and a delight to catch as a photographer. There's so much for me to tell your story faithfully. Moreover, I love so much meeting new and different couples, having sometimes different cultures, coming from another countries or maybe speaking another languages. So today, I am a happy wedding photographer, blessed and honored to be trusted for several years, and willing to have a lot of new love stories to tell in photographs. Maybe it will be yours ! TRUST ME BECAUSE: - I'm soooo cool and especially French :-) - My professionalism and my knowledge of multicultural weddings - The kind of modern and artistic photography I provide [Seine-et-Marne Wedding Photographer]
Hi! I am Jeremie, storytelling traveling wedding photographer and videographer based in France. Former aerospace engineer, Europe, and Canada/US-educated, work & photography have taken me to 15+ countries on 5 continents over the years, but emotion is a universal language. I love documenting weddings in a photojournalistic and authentic way, unnoticed, capturing emotion and in-between moments that make the best memories of this day. [Vendee Wedding Photographer]
As far as I can remember, I think I have always observed and photographed people. I fell in love with the creative photojournalism style in 2016, when discovering the work of Victor Lax and later by having workshops with Sebastien Roignant, Franck Boutonnet, Victor and Erika Lax. I discovered that wedding photography could be something so extraordinary for couples. I discovered my type of photography. Since then, I have worked enormously and progressed to reach an international level. For me, being a photographer means progressing every day. Every year, I add something new to my services, like the "photo-clip" of your story for 2020. I am a real passionate who loves his brides and grooms and makes it a very strong condition before any collaboration. I've been covering weddings through the south of France and Paris since the end of 2016. I'm based in Toulouse, southwest of France and ready to travel anywhere, where love will need my artistic sense. [Toulouse Wedding Photographer]
I like the naturalness and the simplicity, the life and the emotions which emanate from it, and I propose to you to immortalize your moments of life, true happiness, and to tell YOUR story by authentic, natural images. Voyageur in the soul, adventurous also and passionate about photography, travel gave me a certain openness, a desire to discover people, cultures, landscapes, a desire for perpetual adventures. So to start as a wedding photographer by passion, was also an adventure, a great adventure. I am Mom of two little blondes, full of energy. Time passes, children grow up and memories are precious. It is therefore natural that I became a wedding photographer for almost 3 years in the Lyonnaise region. [Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Wedding Photographer]
Class of 1985. Neapolitan by origin and upbringing, Partenope (the Siren from Greek mythology associated with my beautiful city) taught me many things; inside my soul, I feel the warmth and “serenity” of the sea which, if necessary, can become powerful, wavy and stormy. I am a Pisces ascending Lion; I have a passionate soul at heart but can keep an equally quiet and relaxed attitude on the surface, as my name “Serena” suggests. I've been proudly sporting my bangs since I was a kid (though sometimes a little crooked) and I won't let any hairdresser cut them. My fringe is not the only thing I carry with me from my childhood. I started drawing as soon as I was able to hold a pencil between my fingers and never stopped ever since and I still have the same love for art and images. This world made of colors and shapes of my childhood, never faded from inside of me; instead it has evolved, guiding me to explore many forms and expressions of Art. My creativity and passion for art became a precise path of studies all based on images, colors, shapes and Art, starting from Art high school up to a Fine Arts Degrees in graphics and photography. I consider love, and the chance to love, the greatest gift that life can give you; the most powerful fuel for any metaphorical engine. That's why perhaps I’d best describe myself as a “Love photographer” more than as a wedding photographer. I deeply love my job. To me, it’s not just a simple job, but a source of everyday happiness; a dream that comes true every time I’m able to hold my camera and become a storyteller. I love to tell love stories and I do that in the most caring, creative and passionate way. There are many other things that I love, besides my job; I love my dog Rori, who is my little old, grey best friend. To be honest I love all dogs and if I meet one, I have to cuddle him/her for at least 5 minutes! I love my grandmother, my mother and my sister, who are my story and my memory. I love my nephew, Simone. I love vintage stuff. I could spend hours in the flea markets in search of small treasures. I love dancing despite being a terribly uncoordinated person! I love everything that is a "game"; be it a role play, a table game, or a simple video game…I’m in! I love to meet people who have been able to keep their inner child alive, just like I did and I try to do every day of my life. I love travelling, UFO documentaries, swing dance, cold pizza at breakfast, warm pyjamas, watching the stars imagining life on the planets up there, Japanese mochi, and learning. When I’m not working on photography, I spend all my time on travel, music, movies, books and TV series; I strongly believe that all this will keep my mind open, helping me to be a better photographer. [Naples Wedding Photographer]
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Dear Karol, A very big thank you for your availability, your listening and your discretion. Your photos are sublime and correspond in all respects to what we were looking for! You have been able to capture precious moments that could have disappeared forever. A tear here, a laugh there, a reunion, happiness, children whirling and married caught in a whirlwind. You have a lot of talent and great sensitivity and we are very happy to have you with us on this beautiful day. Looking forward, And especially good road :) Steven and Marlene
Hello Karol, We wanted to thank you and also to congratulate you! Your photos are just sublime! We watched and re-watched again and again, you managed to bring out through your photos the atmosphere and the joy that we experienced, and we were able to relive these wonderful moments thanks to you! Really a huge THANK YOU, for sharing with us this wonderful day and THANK YOU for bringing out our emotions! See you soon, Sandrine and Clément :-)
A very big thank you to you for your professionalism, your discretion and the quality of the report rendered. We will keep all our life the unforgettable memory of this wonderful day, but we will also have the joy of being able to plunge back in thanks to you through these photos. Congratulations again. Claire and Nicolas
Good evening Karol, We are now back in London ... What a fantastic month we lived! Incredible, we will keep a fabulous memory for very long years! We can not thank you enough for all your great work and the beautiful photos you sent us! They are superb !!! Thanks again a thousand times, it was a pleasure to meet you! Ben & Thea.
I cannot say enough positive things about you. We couldn’t have selected a better photographer. To be honest, we now have a much greater appreciation for photography than we had before. We feel as though our wedding pictures are not just photos from the most extraordinary day, but are individual works of art that feature us as the leading subjects. We couldn’t be happier with our decision to entrust you with this precious job.
Hello Karol, We have just seen all the pictures made, we are delighted! Very nice job, congratulations! Your photos are beautiful, really beautiful, thank you. The colors are perfect;) You have been able to capture many moments that we had Sebastian and myself need to revisit and relive this time in slow motion. We thank you. Thank you again for this great job. See you soon, Amandine & Sebastian
Dear Karol, A thousand thanks! These photos are absolutely beautiful !!! We are so happy! We wanted to thank you Karim and me for your work during our three days of celebration. It was a pleasure for us. You were very pro while remaining discreet and friendly without ever stressing us. Many thanks again, Kim and Karim
Hi Karol, I did not want to thank you again for the service performed at our wedding on June 25 in Cassis. You have fully responded to our needs, and the pictures speak for themselves ... They are simply the image of what we wanted, beautiful! We were not worried about the quality of the work done, but we know that this art is subjective, and that belongs to everyone to have his own judgment. You have completely met our expectations and our "Brief" departure. We appreciate the style of your photos, and the discretion that you could have throughout the preparations, the ceremony and the evening. I hope you have also enjoyed all day long Thank you for the little gift box! See you soon I hope Marine and Clement
We called on to you for our wedding and really we have not been disappointed. Fisrt, you came to meet us on Orléans (you prove then how much you are ready and willing). You made us feel confortable real quick, by proposing us an engagement session. We told you that we were not photogenic but you knew how to make us beautiful in our photos. You definitely knows how to catch very important moments. Plus, You are really professional. All the people who saw your work around were blown (we were the first ones). Really, my husband and I highly recommend you as a photographer. Indeed, you don't lie your presentation : your are kind, zen, very cool and sing all the time ! We thought to be photographed would be a load but you made of that a pleasant and funny moment. You allows us to have magnificent memories. Many thanks to you for your work !