I’ve put together all the frequently asked questions I get about my wedding, couple and family photography services. If you don’t find the answer to your question, contact me!
My specialties are portrait and event coverage. I love to capture Life’s happiest moments: engagements, pregnancies, wedding anniversaries, travels, birthdays… and of course weddings. I also offer my services to companies (annual conventions, store openings, gala dinners…)
I work with professional quality DSLR cameras, lenses and flashes. My two main camera bodies are a Canon 5D Mark IV and a Canon 6D Mark II. I also have two Canon 5D Mark II as backup equipment. I almost exclusively work with prime lenses ranging from f/1.4 to f/1.8: 35mm, 50mm and 85mm. I sometimes use a 24-70mm and a 70-200mm f/2.8 zoom lenses to capture more spontaneous photos by standing further away form my subject. I own two Canon speedlite flashes that I only use at night or un very dark interiors.
As soon as I get home from shooting, I copy all the files on two external hard drives for safety. After I have delivered the photos, I keep two copies of the final images for at least two years: one at home and one at my parents’ house. I encourage my clients to do the same as well. These memories must be saved and protected.
After shooting, I have to develop the RAW, original files. I start by culling the images: I remove doubles, eyes closed etc. The best photos are then individually optimized with a natural edit: I adjust the color balance, highlights and shadows, crop…
I never use automatic editing tools. My goal is to enhance the images to tell your story as accurately as possible. Often, post-production is when the style of the photographer emerges.
Based on my experience, I’ve established an average number of images delivered with each package. Often, there are more! I don’t limit myself when shooting or culling images. All your images will be delivered in high resolution in color and black and white, without any watermark so you can share, print and post them on social media easily 🙂
Post-production requires many hours of work after shooting. I like to start as soon as possible so things are still fresh in my mind. This allows me to deliver your final images within 1 to 2 weeks for photo sessions and 3 to 4 weeks for weddings.
While we’re in contact, you’ll have priority on the date you’re interested in, but it’s still available for other clients until a contract is signed and a deposit paid.
In order to protect us both, this case is fully covered in the contract we’ll sign.
Photo sessions questions
I’m used to working with people who aren’t professional models, don’t worry! I will guide you and will give you tips and tricks so that you feel at ease and look good on camera. You can read my article “5 tips for a natural photo session” that will calm any fears you may have.
I have put together those 2 guides just for you!
10 dreamy locations for a photo session in Provence
10 dreamy locations for a photo session in Paris
Of course! You can always upgrade to a longer photo session if you want to, even the day of the session. 🙂
I am honored! Let’s talk more about your photo session. We will sign a contract to hold the date. A deposit of 50% will secure your booking and the remaining balance will be due on the day of your photo session. I can’t wait to get to know you!
Wedding photography questions
I love to travel and I love to shoot in new locations whenever I get to! In addition to Provence and Paris, I travel within France, Europe and anywhere in the world for weddings and photo sessions. There might be travel and accommodation. Tell me about your project and I’ll send you a quote.
By myself, most of the time. I sometimes work with a second shooter when you have many guests for example.
Let’s be optimistic! If the forecast isn’t good, I bring rain covers for my gear and I play it by ear, like you. My contract includes a cancellation policy to protect both you and I. On D day, I make sure to have extra time and bring backup equipment. If necessary, I can always call someone from my network of professionals to the rescue.
Trust me, I’m not comfortable in front of the camera either! Don’t get stressed out about your bride and groom portraits, I can assure you it’s a great moment you’ll be happy to have, just the two of you, to take in everything that’s happened. Enjoy it! 15 to 30 minutes are enough to get some beautiful natural shots in the location of your choice. I also invite you to read my article “5 tips for a natural photo session” that will calm any fears you have.
Of course, I’m not going to force you. But from my experience, if you don’t want any, you might regret it later. I understand you want to enjoy your guests and you totally should, but allow for a few family photos at least so you have those memories. Feel free to make it a fun moment with candid photos!
It depends. If I know the venue already, it’s not necessary but I’m always fine with planning one still so we can make sure all the details are taken care of, as long as our schedules allow for it.
If your package includes coverage of your wedding reception, yes. Please plan to have all your vendors present at your reception seated and ask your caterer to provide a warm dinner for them. It’s also recommended to ask them to serve vendors at the same time as guests so that we’re all available and ready to work the rest of the night.
I love foreign languages! I am fluent in English thanks to a two-year experience in the US. I also speak French of course, my native language, Italian and I’m learning Spanish. I love to work with a foreign clientele 🙂
There’s nothing more unpleasant for the bride and groom than seeing an ocean of smartphones instead of their loved ones faces during their wedding ceremony. Which is why I advise you to tell your guests that you’ve hired a professional photographer and that they will be able to access the password protected gallery and download the photos for free and order prints. You can also make a nice sign that says you’re having an unplugged wedding and they should turn off their phones and cameras for the duration of your ceremony.
Of course! You can upgrade your package anytime. You can also add extra hours of photography or an album at any time before or after your wedding.
I am honored! Let’s talk more about your wedding. We will sign a contract to hold the date. A deposit of 30% will secure your booking. A second deposit of 30% will be due 2 months before your big day and the 40% remaining balance will be due on your wedding day. I can’t wait to get to know you!
Do you have other questions? Contact me here 🙂