France has a special place in my heart. I believe it’s one of the best places to be a wedding photographer. Nearly half of the weddings I do, I do in France and I’m happy to share some of my favourite weddings I’ve shot there. If you’re looking for an English speaking wedding photographer in France, please read and see further.
I’d split France in several areas with weddings in Paris having a special gallery.
Weddings in French Riviera or Southern France appeal to me greatly. There’s something about the southern light, villas and the blue sea that I love. Amongst my favourite venues that I’ve worked in there are Grand hotel d’Cap Ferrat, Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, Hotel Royal Riviera, Hotel Metropole Monte Carlo (Yes, I know it’s in Monaco), Chateau Diter, Domaine de mont Leuze, Place de Lices in St. Tropez, there are many more private villas I’ve worked at, but I can’t name them here.
The other kind of weddings I shoot in France are the Chateau weddings. There are so many chateaus in all regions and most of them are great for weddings. The one that I shoot the most at is the amazing Chateau de Challain in Loire Valley, other popular Chateaux include Chateau de Esclimont, chateau Chambord, Chateau Tornieres, Chateau de la Couronne, Chateau de la Bretesche and, ofcourse, several private chateaus in the Bordeaux and Dordogne area.
And one of the more special locations is the French Alps, I like shooting in there as the sceneries are breathtaking. Also, when you’re up high the air is thinner and that makes the light special. For example Chateau les Avenieres near Chamonix.
Yes, that is lot of locations, but to me France doesn’t end there. There are so many locations to explore so I keep doing that. If you’re looking for a location for your destination wedding, in my opinion France is the first to check out. The selection is vast and that’s why I say that I love being a wedding photographer in France.