Wedding Photographers of PACA, France
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Hautes-Alpes, Vaucluse
PACA Elopement Photographers
YOU CAN'T STOP LOVE - In recent days, some of our Europe photographer vendors have expressed their desire to accommodate couples who don’t want to wait to be married and are rushing the ceremony.
Many brides and grooms around the globe are planning to elope and deciding to reschedule their original ideas for a big event because of current wedding size restrictions, social distancing, and mask requirements. They are getting wed on a whim, but dispensing with or postponing all else.
The WPJA has an abundance of top-ranked, documentary-style elopement photographers who are available right now who understand that some weddings can’t wait. Find yours today!
Elopement Photographers for Small France Weddings
Shooting an elopement or small PACA wedding event is a wedding photojournalist’s dream: a fairly open schedule with lots of breathing space for creativity – it’s just the photographer, the couple, the officiant, and perhaps a few select companions.
Members are ready to document any small, town hall, fast, or elopement wedding, even if it is a Monday-Thursday ceremony. Search for the “Can Shoot Weddings on Short Notice!” message on the listings below.
We are anxious to create a picture story chronicling your symbolic, outdoor, intimate, small wedding from beginning to end. In this sense, it is no different from any other event that we have covered. The emphasis is on documenting key moments, capturing spontaneous displays of emotion, telling your real love story, as well as creating artistic portraits and details.
Map of Wedding Photojournalists Serving PACA Couples
20 Documentary Wedding Photographers...
It was at the wedding of a family member that I was asked for the first time as a photographer. This experience was so rich in emotions I chose to make my profession. Marriage is a special day unforgettable, it is above all a day of love and sharing with family, friends, relatives. I want to live and share moments of happiness with you and revive through my images. With generosity and passion, I shall return what you give me during the day with a look, a smile, an attitude. Attentive and discreet, will be a witness to these fragile and magical moments that weave this day. With careful attention and a shared complicity, I capture the most intense moments, wildest, funniest, too, and even more, secrets sometimes to tell your story. Because my photos are primarily your story, the story of your love. As author-photographer, I try above all to bring a special touch to my images to go beyond traditional stereotypes of the wedding photo. The bashful look, full of tenderness and emotion that I ask your union, drives me to work in a very personal way to showcase the essence of this day. Every wedding is unique, and as a wedding photographer, I would bring you originality and authenticity in my pictures, so that they become and remain, a reflection of your love. My wedding photo's approach is one of photojournalism. I try to capture every moment of emotion or intensity. Humor, tenderness, and poetry are the essential elements of this day which will give a special resonance to my images. It is a personal and sensitive look what I propose, a look and a modern and elegant style. I like to meet the bride and groom before the day of the event to get acquainted and discuss their desires, their expectations. From that moment, the complicity is created. This preparation is important for me to anticipate the completion and already start my creative approach to suit your personality. I usually work alone but on some occasions and to meet the demand, I may be accompanied by an assistant. I travel in the Provence region Cote d'Azur, in France and abroad. [Marseille 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]
My friends say that I have a hundred thousand ideas a second and my family ... um, they don't have time to follow me. I am curious, impatient, romantic, stubborn, independent, sensitive. Ah yes, I am 28 years old. Personally I find that it is already enough. So as time flies, I try to live full of cool stuff as much as possible. It was in 2016 that I launched my self-business. I photograph a little of everything but already marriage attracts me enormously. Today I decided to devote myself solely to social photography. I like to share your moments of life, the simplest but also the important moments. I lived in Paris, I went to Asia for several months to live the dream of a solo traveler with a backpack. Then on my return, I decided to settle in Switzerland not far from Montreux. Otherwise, my favorite color is green and my favorite phrase "So that every day counts" famous phrase spoken by Jack Dawson. By the way! I cut my hair but I still have the same head. [Marseille Wedding Photographer]
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. [Vaucluse Wedding Photographer]
For me, my life took a real turn at the age of 19 because it was at that age that I had my first experience abroad (in Boston in the USA). The click! This first strong and enriching experience allowed me to understand a lot of things and gave me a certain openness. From this experience was born in particular my passion for travel and photography. Time has passed and many memories have been created through many journeys around the world, moments with family and with Jessica, my everyday half. Photography took a special place in my daily life because it was the way to relive all these moments. All my experiences have allowed me to get there today and make me the person I am and a fulfilled photographer. Being able to feel free and happy every morning when I wake up. [Marseille Wedding Photographer]
I was born in September 1974 in Avignon in the Vaucluse. Passionate photographer for a long time and professional since 2014. From film to digital, I have never stopped taking photos to immortalize the little ones, as well as the big events that I was experiencing. I thus discovered my passion: the portrait and the moments of life. After 15 years in IT, photography has become my one and only job for over 7 years. Living off my passion is one of my great pride. I like to put my eyes and my creativity at the service of people. As a professional photographer, I train myself every year in new photographic practices and techniques. Married since October 2010, my wife and I share our house with our cat "Facebook". Unless it is she who shares her house with us…. [Vaucluse 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 the emotion is a universal language. I love documenting weddings and elopements in a photojournalistic and authentic way, unnoticed, capturing emotion and in-between moments that make the best memories of this day. [Vendee Wedding Photographer]
Hello I'm from the region of Lyon in France. I work both in France and abroad. I'm married and the proud father of two little girls, Louise and Lilou. A photograph as the expression of more than a moment, but of an emotion, be it your own, that of your family, friends, your child… Allowing you to experience, even years later, the power and the magic of a fleeting instant. Looking at a photo and feeling like you’re there… These are my promises. A photographer from Lyon, limited only by the four corners of the earth. With a lust for life and spontaneity, I bring a sense of humour, simplicity and a self-confessed touch of the unexpected, I’ll always be with you when it counts. The sole focus of my work is to making you look incredible. Because my only signature is what will become yours, after all everything is the story of an encounter between the two of us. For me it's above all the story of an encounter … So let’s meet up. [Lyon 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]
Wedding documentary photographer, Storyteller. I have always lived in the heart of Savoie, in the Alps between lake and mountain. I love living here, but the trip is for me an artistic outlet, as soon as I can, alone or with my family, I wander in various adventures around the planet nearby or very far from home. I already had several lives of a photographer: in the specialized press, companies, events, dynamic local advertising. All these experiences gained and success allows me today to be responsive and creative with a global vision of the scenes taking shape in front of me. Photography allows me to have this freedom, to work where I ask, without constraint. 33 years old, a small family that was built around me in my photographic adventures started in 2003 while the film was still a standard and the digital a novelty. Passionate about photography since I was young, the first camera I held was my father's. Being a photographer is, for me, obvious every day, for more than 10 years as a professional. [Savoie 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 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]
As a child, I can see myself leafing through the photo albums of my parents, my grandparents, with this recurring question: “Who’s that?” Then came: “Where was it?” “What were you doing?” … And very often the answer was vague, crowded out, for lack of time, of memory perhaps. This situation was super frustrating for the child I was, I wanted to know the story of this photo, of this moment. Later, but long before it became my job, that I didn’t even know it was a job, I documented, with my Minolta, my vacations and family reunions, the weddings of my cousins … Already as a teenager, I understood that it was more important for me to remember all these shared moments, to tell the story of these moments, more than to have a nice group photo posed. This photo says nothing. Which years after brings us only the memory of the people present that day. To see how much we have changed and by the way that fashion has damn evolved! I wanted to print the memories that I had in my memory. Like my grandmother’s smile when she saw us coming from behind the kitchen window. We were covered in mud and hungry, after a beautiful afternoon playing in the puddles. At those times, my grandmother’s smile was very different from the portraits of her that I found in her photo album. It was during this period that I started painting, to add to the portraits I painted the expressions of my memories. Finally, I studied communication. For a few years, I managed the communication department of a large community until this meeting that would change everything. That of a photographer I had hired to create the visuals for a campaign. I found in his images, his approach, everything that I had been looking for for years. Very quickly, I accompanied him on his wedding reports. It was almost a renaissance for me. I finally found my way. I discovered a job that had obsessed me all my youth, without ever having imagined that it really existed. For two years he taught me photography. The technique, no question of using the fully automatic mode of my new reflex. Understand the light. Manage the composition and wait for the moment. AND ME HERE! WEDDING, ELOPEMENT AND FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER IN LYON Today, I have two children, 5 and 11 years old, with “this beautiful encounter” (and yes, it’s not just work that counts). I love to travel, to escape alone for a few days to discover new countries, but especially populations, their lifestyle, their customs … I hate people in such a hurry that they forget the essentials: Living. It is for this reason that I do not limit myself to Lyon to photograph you. To carry out your photo sessions and your wedding reports. You make me travel, I discover new landscapes, different lights and above all great people! [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 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]
Hello, I'm Charly, I'm 34, I'm a dad, isn't it cool? I have always been passionate about life, emotions, and simple moments. This is what led me to wedding photography and that's what I love captured in pictures. With a lifestyle approach, I am keen to capture every moment of the beautiful day of my newlyweds. I have been doing this for several years now. When I'm not doing a Wedding I take some time for myself and my family who are essential pillars and an infinite source of inspiration for me. If you like my approach, don't hesitate to contact me so that we can discuss your beautiful day and my services in more detail. [Oise 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]
Are you ready to find your PACA engagement / pre-wedding photographer for a portrait session to complement your story of love? Searching for some ideas and creative inspiration for your own pre-wed shoot? Pro members from the PACA Wedding Photojournalist Association would like to help you add some unique and artistic pictures to your engagement photo gallery!
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RAVES, REVIEWS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS
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
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.
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
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 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 :-)
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
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
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