Weddings in France

In the last few years, I’ve been lucky enough to shoot weddings all over France and I can easily say they are always the highlight of my working year. I travelled to France a lot during school and university but somehow managed to ignore it for most of my adult life! That was until I was booked for Kelly & Sam’s wedding at Chateau de la Bourlie in the Dordogne in 2012 and I haven’t looked back since. I now travel regularly to France for weddings and I can’t get enough of them!

In the last few years, I’ve been lucky enough to shoot weddings all over France and I can easily say they are always the highlight of my working year. I travelled to France a lot during school and university but somehow managed to ignore it for most of my adult life! That was until I was booked for Kelly & Sam’s wedding at Chateau de la Bourlie in the Dordogne in 2012 and I haven’t looked back since. I now travel regularly to France for weddings and I can’t get enough of them.

As a France wedding photographer I arrive at least one day before so I make sure I’m there in good time. It’s also important for me to scout the venue and have a good look around so I know what’s happening where. I also look for locations for portraits and family shots so we don’t waste time on the day. It’s also a good opportunity for me to come and say hello and meet some of the family, being sociable is a big part of my wedding photography!

Meet the planners!

Since my first French wedding in 2012, I’ve shot weddings all over the Dordogne and three of my favourite venues in that region are Chateau de la Bourlie, Chateau la Durantieand  Chateau la Fourtonie. I’ve also shot weddings in Provence, Alpes-Maritimes and the Pyrenees. Marie-Lise & Tom’s wedding took place in Carla-Bayle which is a small commune with the mountains as a backdrop and is a predominately an artist’s community. It’s one of the most charming places I’ve had the pleasure of visiting and is well worth a trip, and you can see from the picture below what Marie-Lise and Marc thought of it!

I get lots of comments that my pictures have captured the essence of the day, people look relaxed and unaware of the camera. That’s a great compliment to me as I know I've done my job properly. Documentary wedding photography involves looking for the angles, light and also pressing the shutter at the right time. A fraction of a second can make the difference between a great and a mediocre picture.

Over the years I’ve established relationships with some wonderful wedding planners and venue managers, so a quick shout out to some of the best! They all come highly recommended and do a fabulous job, so get in touch with any of them if you need some help.
Lucy Williams – Manager at Chateau de la Bourlie
Anja Austin-Ellis – Oui Mon Couer
Kate Boujer – MarrymeinFrance

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