Wedding Photographer - Paris, Provence, Bordeaux
Based in Bordeaux, Paris, Provence and available worldwide
Ever since I was a little boy, I’ve been captivated by the world of cinematography and the sheer magic of analogue photography. Becoming a professional Fine Art wedding photographer was a natural choice for me, although I took a slightly circuitous route to get there.
My photography is graceful, soft and natural. I’d like to think that my sensitive, kind nature and my emotional intelligence play a part in that.
I’m also a bit of a perfectionist – I’ve honed my skills to the point where my work holds up a mirror to all the lovely moments I witness at weddings. From lighting to composition, from subject positioning to capturing emotions, the key is in the craftsmanship.
You can count on me for support, guidance and reassurance, from our initial meeting to your wedding day to the moment you first feast your eyes on your photographs. I make a point of really listening to you to understand what it is you are after, then doing everything I can to shoot exquisite wedding photographs that you'll treasure for years to come.
What does Fine Art mean to you?
Tell us about your path from amateur to professional
Why did you decide to become a photographer?
I work in the Fine Art style. This style places a particular emphasis on emotions, which form the nucleus of my photographs. As a photographer, emotion is in my DNA: the very reason I’m here to take your photograph is to capture your emotions. Laughter, joy, tears… you’ll find all these at the heart of my photographic style.
I like to play with contrast, and my images are drenched in light and painted in pastel tones, making them soft and natural on the eye. Analogue photography has always enchanted me, so you’ll also spot that distinctive film grain in my photographs.
Another characteristic of my Fine Art style lies in the composition of the foreground, middle ground and background. Of course, this artistic approach is to some extent subjective and relies heavily on the sensibility of the photographer.
That’s what Fine Art means to me!
I actually wanted to be a professional singer when I was little, but my dad wasn’t quite as enamoured of this idea as I was. I ended up studying business through lack of other inspiration, then worked as a store manager for specialised retailers for a good twenty years.
It wasn’t until 2016 that everything fell into place for me, and it was all thanks to my wonderful wife. She gave my enthusiasm for photography space to grow and grow until it was just too powerful to ignore any longer. And so I finally decided to take the plunge: with the encouragement of Magali and our children, I shut the door on my previous career, and opened a new one, rekindling my dormant dream of becoming a professional wedding photographer.
Back then, digital photography was already on the scene, touting its attendant advantages, but it sucked some of the life out of photography for me.
I finally found the missing piece of the puzzle: the Fine Art style, with its focus on authentic emotions and sensibility.
Photography came into my life in the early 1980s, when I was just six years old. My grandparents gave me a little film projector for Christmas, and I instantly fell in love with 35mm film. I discovered analogue photography a year later. I found the feel of photographic film fascinating in all its forms, and spent the next two decades learning everything I possibly could about it!
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