For this elopement in France, more exactly in the South of France in Crillon Le Brave, Kristin & Jody would like to have intimate photographies. This couple from Houston in Texas come to France for a love trip and asked me to be their photographer after seeing an article in a famous english blog.
We met in the beautiful and luxurious Crillon Le Brave’s Hotel, and we walked around the tiny village, exploring all the small pavement streets. Then we headed to the monastery of Sainte-Madeleine Barroux Abbey to bless the rings. There was a magic atmosphere, an important ceremony with monks was just ended and there was a strong smell of incense.
We ended our photo trip in the hinterland and we found an olive field to capture portrait’s pictures.
Congratulations Krisitn & Jody, and thank you for your trust! Special thanks to Haute Wedding, best wedding planner from Chamonix.
We couldn’t be more happy with our decision to work with Sylvain to photograph our wedding day. We give him our highest recommendation!
My wife and I legally married in the U.S. and went to Provence for an intimate ceremony for the two of us. We wanted a photographer who could document our day but also be additive to our experience as he/she would be the only other party involved. Sylvain filled this role spectacularly and made our day more joyful.
Our interactions began when Sylvain skyped with us to learn about our needs and style. He spent the time to really understand what types of pictures we wanted and not just assume a standard style.
The day of the event he arrived early and scouted locations near our hotel. We then spent four hours with him on the property and in nearby locales. I’m generally not comfortable taking photos but felt very at ease with his process. He was ready with clear instructions on where we should position and pose for the best pictures. He was also very supportive during the entire day.
Finally, Sylvain went above and beyond the call of duty when the church we intended to use for our ceremony was closed. He drove us 30 minutes out of the way so we could take pictures at a monastery. Now that is service!
Oh, and did I mention he turned the pictures back to us (in both color and black/white) in a couple of days (that’s days, not months like normal).
OK – so that is all fine and dandy but how were the pictures? Simply put, beautiful. They fit the style we wanted and were a good mix of serious/intimate, playful, and artistic. We’re happy to share samples.
We give Sylvain our highest recommendation and are happy to serve as a reference if needed.
Jody and Kristin