Top 10 French Wedding Photographers

Continuing our Top Wedding Photographer Series we celebrate Wedding Photography Select’s Top Wedding Photographers in France.The list is compiled from the number of Excellence Awards each wedding photographer has won in our competitions over the years. The WPS Excellence Awards are judged by an esteemed panel of international judges and are held six times a year.

Congratulations to all who have made the list. Sit back and enjoy this selection of the beautiful WPS Excellence Award winning images from the very best in french wedding photography…

1. Franck Boutonnett

Excellence Awards: 71

Franck is an award-winning destination wedding photographer specialized in documentary photography. He has won more than 230 international awards over the last 10 years and is regularly ranked in the top 10 (WPJA, ISPWP, Fearless). For his personal projects like for his weddings, he tries to tell a story with a highly personal vision, trying to have a lyrical and poetic strength in his images.

2. Benjamin Brette

Excellence Awards: 65

Benjamin is a french wedding photographer who loves weddings. He is a self confessed “mariageophile” a word many friends use to describe him

His work is a combination of photojournalism and fine art photography. Allowing him to create images that tell stories with an artistic approach.

3. William LAMBELET

Excellence Awards: 57

Taking photos is telling a story via capturing unique moments: This means to make live or resurrect emotions by catching authentic and spontaneous instants. One of my greatest satisfactions is to feel having captured the personality and the emotions of my subjects. That’s why every single encounter is a new challenge. Also, each encounter is a source of inspiration for taking different photos each day.

4. Christophe Viseux

Excellence Awards: 52

Christophe Viseux is a well-traveled and award-winning wedding photographer. He has a special interest in destination weddings, from high profile events to intimate and traditional ceremonies. People are his main focus.  He is also Member of WPJA & ISPWP.

5. DavidOne

Excellence Awards: 26

A Painter for more than 20 years, DavidOne is an International Wedding Photographer . Awarded in multiple photography contests, his work is a subtle mixture between fun, fine art, modern, and photojournalism, with a part of graphic, sensitive and conceptual.

Based in France, he travels worldwide to please “his” couples

6. (Joint) Julien Scussel

Excellence Awards: 21

Based in Paris, Julien is involved in the editorial world and does travelsworldwide. He has shot many editorial assignments in Europe, Miami, New York, Los Angeles, Ibiza & Cape Town.

Junebug Wedding Best of the Best 2013.
WPS Top 3 International Photographers 2015.

Documentary approach with a real touch of fashion and editorial style.

6. (JOINT) Ronan Jégaden

Excellence Awards: 21

You have decided to get married and are preparing all details that will make your wedding a beautiful event.  My role will be to support you during those moments of emotion.

Your parents and grandparents have left you with memories of your history and now it’s your turn.

7. Life Emotion Art

Excellence Awards: 16

LEA is a french wedding photographer based in Paris, fascinated by emotions and happiness.

As a storyteller of emotions, she loves to travel, to meet new people and most of all to shoot your weddings. She will illustrate your big day with sensitivity, creativity, joy and a natural approach.

8. (Joint) Jacques Mateos

Excellence Awards: 15

Jacques Mateos specialize in Wedding and portrait photography. He shoots your wedding with a blend of photojournalism and art. The keywords are: anticipating, storytelling, emotion and vibrancy.

Dynamic and awarded member of WPJA and ISPWP, he is always thinking about what to do to push the quality and the limit of wedding photography. Jacques has travelled to Japan, Belgium, Italy, Mexico, Hong Kong to shoot couples getting married.

8. (Joint) Julien Pontarolo

Excellence Awards: 15

French based wedding and portrait photographer, available everywhere that is needed. Through wedding photography, I focus on the wonderful opportunity I am given to help people break free from the formal and humdrum of the modern world, to create unique, blissful moments that you will never forget.


Excellence Awards: 15

A photograph as the expression of more than a moment, but of an emotion, be it your own, that of your family, friends, your child. Allowing you to experience, even years later, the power and the magic of a fleeting instant. Looking at a photo and feeling like you’re there. These are my promises.

A photographer from Lyon, limited only by the four corners of the earth. With a lust for life and spontaneity, I bring a sense of humour, simplicity and a self-confessed touch of the unexpected, I’ll always be with you when it counts. The sole focus of my work is to making you look incredible.

9. (Joint) Louis Brunet Photography

Excellence Awards: 11

Louis is using his sensitivity to tell wedding stories with his heart, in a documentary and artistic way. Based in West coast of France after five years of living in Germany, he travels all over the world to produce your wedding memories.

9. (Joint) Florent Cattelain

Excellence Awards: 11

French photographer with a journalistic approach.


Excellence Awards: 9

The most important thing for me is the trust between me and the bride and groom, because i think emotion can be much stronger than technical skills. I can not take good pictures without trust.

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