Awards winning french wedding photographer in France, Switzerland, Europe and all over the world.
Timeless emotions & Joyful documentary for happy couples.
A few words about me
Sylvain Bouzat, French Wedding Photographer in France, Switzerland and Europe
Professional wedding photographer since 2009, I accompany happy couples in France, Switzerland, Europe and around the world to capture the emotions and highlights of their wedding day. My artistic approach takes the form of a creative and candid photo reportage with a Fine Art sensibility. This way of photographing creates natural, bold and aesthetic images of all the important moments of your wedding. My photos highlight all the details surely imperceptible in the energy of the moment. I wish to give a lot of meaning to your images by capturing emotions that are vivid and rich.
Giving meaning to your story on your wedding day
I let myself be inspired by the energy of the moment, revealing all the naturalness of important moments. My photos will tell a story, your story, by capturing moving and special moments of your wedding. All these precious memories will be preserved and you will be able to relive them through meaningful photos. Passion, emotion and spontaneity are the essence of my work.
To me, every wedding is unique
This is the story of a day that belongs to you, surrounded by your family and friends. Every detail is important throughout this story. A gesture, an attitude, an emotion… I capture for you all these moments to tell your story with my eyes. Entirely attentive to your needs and desires, I will be able to take into account your wishes, while keeping a personal, elegant and natural approach that will make the difference in Geneva, Chamonix, Bordeaux, in Provence and the French Riviera.
Capturing emotions, creating magic and meaning
Evoke and highlight emotions
My work is characterized by a search for the emotion, the unique moment, the authenticity and the naturalness. I have a perfect command of the course of your wedding day. From the preparations of the bride and groom, the civil and religious ceremony, during the couple’s photos to the cocktail reception and finally the evening.
French wedding photographer all over France
My role as an artist photographer is to adapt to all situations during the photo report and to capture all the moments of emotion, happiness, smiles, laughter, tears and all the details that are important to you and that ultimately characterize your wedding and who you are. I wish to render creative and meaningful wedding photographs. I wish to combine creative photography with a candid documentary aspect during your wedding in Paris, French Riviera, Provence, Saint Jean Cap ferrat or on a summit of the French Alps.
Telling your story discreetly and with passion
French wedding photographer and candid reportage
Discreet, I know and wish to be forgotten. But I am present to capture all the magical moments of your wedding: a look, a smile, a wedding dress sublimated by a ray of sunlight, a dance step… Always with a precise goal: to capture the emotions, to put forward the personalities in particular with portraits and the important details, to bring out the moments of joy of your union, but also to create shifted wedding photos, original wedding photos… Endowed with a great photographic sensitivity, but also and especially human, I like to surpass myself and invest myself on each wedding. My images of very high quality, authentic, natural, will allow you to live and relive your wedding, always by restoring your emotions and by emphasizing all the moments of happiness.
Getting to know yourself, understanding who you are
A personalized accompaniment
I attach great importance to dialogue. The exchanges before, during and after the wedding allow to obtain unpublished, authentic, rare, sensitive images which testify of the emotion of your engagement. The meeting and the exchanges before the wedding are very important, in order to get to know you and then become the privileged witness of your wedding. I wish to personalize the axis of my reportage by understanding your expectations. This approach allows me to obtain a result which resembles you, but always with the concern of the detail, a follow-up and a help for your preparations and with the final of the images of very great quality. The eye of the wedding photographer is essential, but nothing beats a meeting. A photographer is chosen first of all for the quality of his images and his service. Then, the human relationship is also an essential notion in order to put you in confidence and to realize the most beautiful images, that’s why a meeting is very important in my eyes.
For a unique photographic service
I propose you a service to measure whatever the place or the duration of the reportage to realize. Choosing a photographer is already to feel listened to and to be able to dialogue in all simplicity. Finding a wedding photographer who understands you is not that easy. Exchanges are therefore the key to our meeting for a beautiful wedding photo report and a quality storytelling.
By a French wedding photographer in Europe
As a French wedding photographer, I will be at your side before, during and after your wedding to guide you and offer you a tailor-made service to create images that make sense, whether in the Rhône Alpes region or anywhere in France.
International awards winning wedding photographer
Strong references in the wedding business
I am a member of the prestigious ISPWP and FEARLESS Photographers associations, WPS, WPJA, This Is Reportage, World Best Wedding Photographers gathering all the best wedding photographers around the world.
A pledge of professionalism and quality rewarded by numerous international prizes in very important competitions in the wedding photography business. This commitment pushes me to give the best of myself wedding after wedding for several years.
Unique images of impeccable quality
Quality wedding photo reportage
Photo editing is an integral part of my workflow to bring my personal touch and added value that will make the difference. Of course, my job is to restore the most beautiful moments of the shooting thanks to the framing and the control of the light, but the photo editing (black and white, colors control, contrast…) remains for me an important step that requires time and investment to always achieve an optimal result, tailor-made and that corresponds to your expectations.
Capturing the richness of cultures and different cults
Documenting all the riches of weddings in France, Switzerland and Europe
I enjoy documenting all kinds of weddings. From Catholic weddings to Hindu weddings, Jewish, Muslim, Protestant, Orthodox, Buddhist weddings or secular ceremonies, I am always amazed by the beauty of the different faiths and the richness of the ceremonies. Having photographed unique rituals or ceremonies for my personal work across the globe, I wish to capture the deep meaning of your commitment in an elegant and vivid way.
French Wedding photographer in Europe and abroad
A unique approach, based on emotion
Each professional adopts an approach that is similar to his or her own. I stand out for my talent in capturing the little moments of happiness as well as the big moments during your wedding in France or Europe. My photographic approach is essentially based on capturing candid moments o while bringing a fresh perspective and strong symbolism. The spontaneity and creativity that I have developed during many years of work allow me today to know the right angle to take a picture of every important moment of your union. I rely mainly on photo reportage and live capture to bring you unique and emotionally charged images. As a french wedding photographer, I highlight each captured shot to bring out the feelings felt at that precise moment and immortalize them.
Elegance and made to measure
For elegant wedding photos, it is essential to understand the expectations of the newlyweds. As a french wedding photographer from Lyon, I agree with you an appointment to talk about your project and your expectations on your wedding day. We will cover all the details of your wedding ceremony in Lyon, from the entry of the bride and groom to the end of your reception, including all the important steps. My professionalism and my ability to listen allow me to offer you a top-of-the-range and tailor-made service. You’ll get wedding reports with perfect images to represent the little moments of happiness. This appointment will also allow you to agree on the rendering of the photos you expect from your photographer. Your french wedding photographer will be an opportunity to share your story with your family and friends. It will also be a time to show joy, happiness and your love to the whole world. Opting for a wedding photographer in France or in Europe will then give you the opportunity to immortalize your commitment to the other, while enjoying these unique moments forever. And as every wedding is different, our appointment will be the moment to expose the particularities and a personal vision of the ceremony, in order to offer you a unique experience. This will already allow you to know what services will be provided to you, and what to expect on the big day.
A discreet and benevolent performance
Whether you plan to prepare your wedding in France or elsewhere in Europe and abroad, I will accompany you wherever you wish to make your union official. As a french wedding photographer, I adapt to the climate, the environment, the light and the specificity of each place to deliver reports with unique and original images.
Wedding Photographer Lyon and everywhere in France
Wedding photographer rewarded internationally by many awards, I will be able to be discreet to capture the moments that make sense.
The answers to your questions…
Why choose a professional wedding photographer? You rely on a competent person, familiar with the world of weddings and the course of a wedding day. This person has developed a look, a style. They are used to anticipating events and being in the right place at the right time. The professional photographer knows how to be forgotten during the photo reports and the photo session of couple, but the day when you receive the images, you will not forget it any more…
Can we meet ?
Yes, and I insist on this step. Choosing a good photographer who corresponds to the vision of your wedding is really an important step. The human contact is essential for the future bride and groom, and your feeling about the photographer’s personality influences your choice enormously. You must choose a photographer with whom you feel comfortable and who respects your image. Do not forget that he will follow you throughout the day of your union. If a meeting is not possible, video conferencing (skype, facetime…) is an excellent solution.
What is your wedding approach?
Discretion is the first word that characterizes my work. I will be present but discreet, respectful. I blend into the ceremony without ever imposing myself. A simple presence, discreet but which will capture all the moments of emotion, complicity and good mood, which will punctuate this day… I like to make photos on the spot and I very rarely make posed photos, preferring the sincere and more “real” moments. I define myself as a reportage photographer who brings an editorial and fashion touch while remaining creative and attentive to the light on the wedding day. Being a wedding photographer is a great responsibility and I love this challenge that allows me to transcribe in images all the unique sensations that take place during this day.
How much time does your wedding photographer spend with you?
From the preparations to the vin d’honneur or to the dance floor, or even over several days if you wish. I absolutely want to be present for your preparations. It is the best way to familiarize myself with your world, your loved ones and thus enter discreetly in your bubble. This will really be felt on the beautiful photos (couple photo sessions, wedding reportage, family photos, wine of honor,…) that will follow throughout the day. I adapt my time of service to the day of the wedding.
How many photos do you take on our wedding day ?
There is no limit… As long as I capture unique moments, I don’t count the number of shots recorded during the day. The goal remains to privilege the quality to the quantity. In the end, I deliver between 400 and 600 quality and retouched images, depending on the duration of the service.
When will we receive the photos ?
In less than two weeks, you will receive all the retouched images on digital media (luxury USB key box) and photo album. For the albums and prints, it takes several weeks to do the necessary work to obtain a perfect product, corresponding to your expectations.
How will we receive our photos?
You will receive your photos in high definition on a digital medium. You will also be able to share them with your friends and family the week after your wedding thanks to a dedicated online gallery protected by a password that only you will know and will choose whether or not to share with your friends and family.
What kind of equipment does your wedding photographer use ?
I have two high end professional SLR cameras and lenses with exemplary rendering in natural light. I also use a bounce flash to control the light and bring different images, but always with a natural rendering. I also shoot with a film camera (medium format with 120 film) for an incomparable rendering.
Do you travel ?
Yes, and I love it. Discovering new places, feeling new vibrations. I am a wedding photographer in Lyon, but I can accompany you in France, in Europe or to the end of the world as a “destination wedding” photographer. Whether it’s a wedding in Paris, in Provence or in the Alps, I like to follow the newlyweds everywhere in France during my reports.
Do you work alone ?
I work alone most of the time, but I can also offer you a second quality shooter if you wish. For the past few years, I have been working with an excellent professional videographer and friend who is also known internationally for the quality of his wedding video, storytelling and video capture. Photographers and cameramen are the guarantors of your memories. I am also surrounded by the best wedding suppliers in France.
How to be sure that you have booked the date of our wedding?
A deposit allows me to reserve the date, but also validates my commitment to you for this day. I invite you to contact me through the form on my website.