Each year I shoot a few “destination weddings” and recently it was time for me to shoot documentary wedding photography France, once more.
I headed off to Jegun, in the South West of France for the sublimely beautiful wedding of Emily & Paddy.
It may sound like a cliche, but as a wedding photographer I do feel extremely honoured to be part of people’s wedding day and this, of course, was no exception.
I arrived late the previous evening and settled into my room to prepare for the day ahead.
I started early on the Sunday with bridal prep at the family home, which was a buzz of excitement and activity before heading into town to the gorgeous St-Candide,church in Jegun.
Whilst the temperature was in the mid 30’s, Paddy and his groomsmen were exceptionally chilled before the bride arrived with dad.
Almost all the guests had come from overseas and after the ceremony, we all walked the two kilometres or so back to the house.
There was drinks stations on the way and Emily and Paddy met us towards the end of the walk and joined us for the final leg.
It really was a beautiful place to have the wedding reception, and the weather enabled the speeches and dinner to take place in an open sided marquee next to the pool.
The friends and family clearly had a superb day and it was the early hours before I left them to it and headed back to my room.
Below, you will see some of my favourite stills from Emily & Paddy’s Documentary Wedding Photography France, but before the stills is an “Extended Highlights” photofilm.
I hope you can spend just four minutes watching that monochrome fast-motion journey through the whole of their wedding day.
As ever, I hope you enjoy looking at these wedding photos as much as I enjoyed making them. Please feel free to comment or share on social media if you so wish.
WOW! Thank you so, so much for that very unexpected treat. It is just stunning and I’m now very emotional at work watching it back!
Having a video of sorts was something we both wanted but couldn’t prioritise and seeing the photos in a sequence like that is very special.
– Emily & Paddy
Extended Highlights (Photofilm) of Emily & Paddy's Wedding in France
The Wedding of Emily & Paddy (Selected Stills)
Black and White Wedding Photography
One of the questions I get asked a lot is; how much of your work is black and white? The answer is, on average, around 60-70% of a wedding is shot for black and white.
If colour is the prime feature of the image, then of course it will remain in colour.