Wedding Photographer Surrey/London Icy Lazare Photography shoots a wedding at NonSuch Mansion, United Kingdom
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Tell us a little about yourself??I am French and I have been living in London for a while now. I originally came here to play in a band as a bass player which I did for around 12 years. Around 2006 I was studying Interior design and a project involved photography. That was it for me, I found my place then.
How do you think or would like people to describe you?I am a pretty laid back person, with a very dry sense of humour and appreciate what I have in my life. I love providing something that will last a long time for the couple who book me.
Tell us a little bit about the wedding day?I usually get there for the bride preparation and stay well after the first dance to get a full coverage of the day. It's incredibly fast paced, and you need to be focused on what is going on around you for the whole day. It can take me hours to come down after a wedding.
How did you get into wedding photography?I started doing landscape and still life. Which I still do and love, but I was missing the human element. So I started to do some portraiture and dance photography and from there I moved on to weddings.
How long have you been a wedding photographer?Since around 2009.
Can you share how you've made your wedding photography business a success? Any mistakes you made along the way?Success comes through hard work, and always wanting to get better. Mistakes along the way, of course, but they are all part of the learning curve (as long as you don’t make them twice)
What do you think a bride or groom should be looking for and not looking for in terms of wedding photography packages?-
How do you advertise yourself and what for you has really worked?Some online directories, work of mouth and blogs.
Why do you think people hire you?I think you would need to ask my clients this question :-)
How many weddings do you average per year?Around 20 to 25.I am a one woman band, and I care deeply about producing high quality work.
Whose wedding would you love to shoot?I don’t really have an answer to this,every couple is different.
If you were asked to shoot a destination wedding, where would you hope it would be?Well I am French, so France.
What equipment do you have for a typical wedding day?2 pro Canon bodies. 4 lenses. 3 flashes. 2 for off camera shots. And some homemade lens filters.
What is the most challenging thing about a wedding.
Do you have an approach to a wedding?I shoot very journalistic, I don't direct or pose people. Apart for the couple shots and I will gently direct them.
Who or what inspires you?The everyday thing, the light, the scenery, the love they have for each other.
Best & Worst marketing idea so far?So far so good.
If you weren't a photographer, what would you be?Who knows, I was an ice skater when I was younger, then a musician. I don't really go for planning but rather what feels right.
Share your favourite image of the day and why?Liza was waiting for Matthias to join her to walk down the steps. I just find the shot very emotive, very calm.
Do you have any goals for the future photography related or otherwise?I hope people will realised that having an image printed and framed is a 100 times better than to look at it on a computer screen.
What do you think is key to being a successful wedding photographer?The love of being part of something special, and never take the work for granted.
Are there any other wedding photographers whose work inspires you, can be a well know photographer or somebody you've stumbled across?I love Andy Green's work from Harrera Images.
Proudest moment so far. Photography related or otherwise?Being with my man for 19 years :-) Cheesy but true.
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