HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE YOUR STYLE?
We favor a photojournalistic approach: the majority of our work is composed of candid pictures (except family formals). We prefer people to interact with each other rather than looking straight to the camera, which clearly shows that we have interrupted the moment. Our goal is having you and your guests using natural expressions and behave without noticing our presence (moreover, being very discreet is often the feedback we receive from our newlyweds). In addition to this, we will come on the D day dressed as guests (neutral dress for Julia, beige or black pants for Pierre with a shirt and a vest / tie), so we are not too noticable, and your guests will not pay attention to us.
Regarding couple portraits, we start from a basic "position" (face to face, side by side ...) but we ask our couples to interact together because we do not like frozen or static photos. We prefer dynamic pictures, catching a moment of complicity or love. Our photographs looks like candid photos because bride and groom are not taking care of us, they are having an intimate moment for two, and we are taking the photos during this time. We can do one or two very classic "academic poses" for parents or grandparents, but that is not our style or the kind that we do systematically.
WHY SHOULD WE CHOOSE YOU?
The first point to be able to work together is certainly that you like our photos. Then you need to appreciate our personalities, philosophy and our approach to wedding photography & filmmaking.
If you want wedding professionnals who know how to be discreet to accompany you during the entire day, while having the necessary experience to be able to guide you during the couple portraits to have beautiful natural photos, you are on the right way.
DO YOU WORK ALONE OR AS A DUO?
This all depends on you. We can work alone, but we also offer duo services (photo + photo or photo + video).
You should know that beyond a certain number of guests, it becomes difficult for a single photographer to be able to photograph everything: moments stolen at the cocktail hour, family formals, decoration ...
Being two photographers also allows us to offer you two completely different points of view on your day: a male point of view and a female one. It also allows us to literally be in two places at the same time. Being a pair of photographer and filmmaker will also ensure you a consistent color and style for both videos and photos. We are used to working together and we each have our specialties, so we complement each other perfectly.
WHAT ARE YOUR RATES ?
We know that it can be difficult for the brides and grooms to be to find their way around the prices of photographers. You can find services ranging from €300 to €10,000. The prices depend on various factors: experience of the photographer, training, quality of the images, legal status and charges of the company ... Each photographer knows his value and rates accordingly. A full day of coverage represents around 50 hours of work.
But, in order to best meet your needs and detail our different options and collections, we always offer you an appointment.
HOW TO BOOK YOUR SERVICES?
If you want to book us, we'll first have to meet. We never book a wedding without meeting the bride and groom beforehand, for two reasons which in our eyes seem essential. First of all, we need to know you! Know your expectations, your desires, your fears. We need to be sure that the story we are going to provide will meet your expectations. Photographing a wedding is above all telling a story and for that, we need to know the main actors. On the other hand, you also need to know us, to know the way we work. Especially so that you know if the feeling passes between us. It is essential that the you feel at ease with your wedding photographer.
If we decide to work together, we will sign a contract. The signing of the contract is validated by the payment of a 50% deposit.
DO YOU TRAVEL IN FRANCE? ABROAD?
We travel everywhere in France and even abroad (we love to travel!). A supplement may be applied for transport and accommodation depending on the chosen destination.
WHEN SHOULD WE BOOK FOR OUR WEDDING?
As soon as possible. If you want to be sure that your date is available, you have to do it about a year in advance. Every year, we notice that certain dates are very coveted and it is common we receive more than 20 requests for these key dates.
HOW MANY PHOTOS WILL YOU TAKE? WILL WE HAVE ALL THE PHOTOS?
Our goal is to deliver quality work, not a quantity of photos. During this day, there will inevitably be unusable photos (you have your eyes closed, someone passes in front of the lens at the time of the trigger…). Likewise, we take burst photos during key moments and it is not interesting for you to have the same photo 20 times.
The exact number depends on the duration of the day, the number of guests, the number of ceremonies ... We do not limit ourselves to an exact number of photos per wedding. However, we give you all the photos that we consider usable and representative of your wedding day.
You will therefore not have all of the photos (around 5000), nor will we deliver the raw files either.
WILL OUR IMAGES BE EDITED?
All the photos we deliver to you will have been edited. Editing brings added value to your images. We adjust the colors, the brightness, the contrast ... Of course, there is no question of distorting the moment by overly pronounced retouching. Our goal is to deliver timeless images to you.
WHEN AND HOW WILL WE HAVE OUR PHOTOS?
Your online gallery will be active within 2 to 3 weeks after your wedding day, and your photos will be delivered to you within 6 to 8 weeks on a USB key.
WILL OUR GUESTS HAVE ACCESS TO THE PHOTOS?
We will create a gallery for guests on which they will have access to the photos that will be available for free download. They can also order photo prints and have them shipped to their homes. They will have access to the photos of the whole day and evening except for the photos of the preparations and the couple portraits, which only you can discover in a gallery of the newlyweds which will be dedicated to you.
DO YOU OFFER PHOTO BOOKS?
Yes, the option to create a photo book is entirely possible. Our work finds its full meaning in the production of a book. It is sort of the culmination. Viewing photos on a screen has nothing to do with the feeling and pleasure of leafing through a book. It is like comparing an e-reader and a book. The two fulfill their mission perfectly, but the feeling is very different. In addition, your photo book can be passed on from generation to generation.
WHAT IF YOUR EQUIPMENT FALLS?
It is a photographer's worst nightmare.
To remedy this problem, we have several cameras and lenses. There is no question of coming to a wedding with a single camera and a single lens. Our material is also revised regularly.
In addition, our devices have two slots for memory cards, so your photos are recorded in duplicate throughout the day, for maximum security.
WHAT SOLUTION DO YOU OFFER IN THE EVENT OF LAST MINUTE UNAVAILABILITY?
First of all, you should know that this has NEVER happened to us.
It is not a small illness that will prevent us from covering a wedding.
But, in case of force majeure, if something serious happens and we are really unable to provide the service, we have a network of photographers ready to take over.
WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS?
It is true that rainy weather is a source of anxiety for the bride and groom. When you organize your wedding, one of the only uncontrollable parameters is the weather. Be reassured, the rain will not prevent us from taking photos. The light will certainly be different from that of a sunny day, but it will be the light of your wedding day, the authentic one. Even in the rain, we will endeavor to deliver the best possible images to you.
In addition, it is quite possible to plan to take pictures indoors, especially if your wedding decoration is sublime.
But, if taking photos of a couple on a sunny day was really important to you, we can also plan to do a photo session after your wedding.
DO YOU SPEAK ENGLISH ?
Just in case you still have doubts after reading the whole website, Yes, we do!
More seriously, yes, we both speak English (with a beautiful and authentic French accent as far as Julia is concerned). We regularly cover weddings of foreigners in Paris and we generally spend several weeks in an English-speaking country throughout the year.
DO YOU SHARE ALL YOUR WEDDINGS ON YOUR SITE?
No. Wedding blogging is a work which takes us an enormous amount of time, it is impossible for us to publish everything.
However, it is specified in our contracts that the bride and groom authorize us to publish the images produced on our website or our social networks.
It is important for us to be able to continue to regularly publish new images. Without this, it is impossible for us to be able to show our progress and the evolution of our work. Thus, if every couple refuses to let us share some picture of their weddings, it would become more and more difficult to book new weddings throughout the years.