Hello OMG readers! I am pleased to be introducing you to one of my fab sponsors, Alix from Lumiere Photography today! Instead of banging on about how much I like her work, I thought I would have her answer a few questions that allow you to get to know her better and also learn a few tips from photographers in general. Thanks so much for dropping by this weekend and make sure to hop on over to the Lumiere Photography website and blog for more info.
1. OMG Tell us a bit about yourself?
A French woman married to a Gujarati man living in GB, I am passionate about photography and about people, their uniqueness, ideas, cultures, languages. I care about the people I photograph, I want to hear their ideas and get excited about their big day. I mix natural, emotional photos with fabulous photos of the couple. I have just come back from a wedding in Spain, have one across France and Italy and one in Ireland for next year. One special shoot I did last year: photographing a birth, I felt awed and honoured to be part of this miracle.
2. Describe yourself in 3 words
French, Friendly, Flexible
3. What do you wish all couples knew about you?
I am happy to be creative and tailor my work to the couple’s ideas and requirements.
4. If you could give brides 1 tip, what would it be?
The most important thing is getting married to the man you love, don’t stress.
5. If you could give grooms 1 tip, what would it be?
Be creative, enjoy, share this journey towards spending the rest of your lives together.
6. Any wedding / wedding industry pet peeves?
I’ve heard many couple say: I wish we had chosen a better photographer. At the time it seemed expensive but now it’s what we have to remember the day by.
7. Where do you see your business in –
1 month: looking at marketing strategies.
1 year: more weddings in France and Spain
5 years: A healthy mix of natural portraits and weddings in UK and in Europe. I don’t want to take on too many weddings because I want to keep a good relationship with the couples. I am not sure I’ll ever want to delegate the post-production and the album, it’s all part of the creative process and rendering of the day. I’ll want to concentrate on working with people I get on with and who share the same ideas about photography.
8. Anything else you want to share?
Have an album! I look at mine, I show my kids, I look at the kids grow up, I remember people who have gone away.. As a family we now do an album for each holiday and each year, sometimes for birthday parties too. Albums are wonderful!