Ronan Jégaden started his wedding photography career in 2013 . He has consistently shot between 15 and 20 wedding each year and raising his profile in the wedding photography industry.
We sincerely thank you for your work which makes us very happy. You knew how to make this moment unforgettable and that’s really what we wanted.
How did you get into wedding photography?
In 2009 I get seriously sick and had to undergo 7 surgical operations. I didn’t work for two years and my life changed at that time. I took up photography as a hobby during these years and I made the decision to become a photographer in 2012.
Before my injuries I worked as a commercial manager in a telecoms compagny for 15 years.
Do you have a recent favorite photo that you have taken? Tell us how you took it and why you like it?
I love this picture taken recently. The mother can’t wait for her son to leave the church and come to kiss him. I am always very touched by the parent’s affection. I often crying behind my camera …
What really gets you emotional when you’re shooting a wedding?
The family affection and the parent’s love in particular. That’s why I do this job ! I also live these emotions by proxy.
How do you put a couple at ease before and during their big day?
I don’t ask myself the question. I try to be natural and also share my own experiences. This way I find the exchange becomes relaxed and natural.
What is it about being a wedding photographer you love?
Henry Cartier Bresson said : “It is putting on the same line of sight the head, the eye and the heart”. That’s what I feel. When the sensitivity of my heart and the skills of my brain guide my eyes, I can create a beautiful image.
What is it about being a wedding photographer that you don’t love so much?
A photographer who’s not very sensitive about his subject
An ostentatious photographer ! We have to be invisible !
A photographer who doesn’t evolve anymore
If you could change one thing about the wedding industry what would it be?
I would like each professional to work at a reasonable break-even point. The profession of wedding photographer suffers in France because it is not valued at its true value.
What photography kit do you have in your bag & what is your favourite?
- 2 Canon 5D IV
- 1 Sigma art 35mm
- 1 Sigma art 85mm
- 1 Canon L 135mm
- 2 flash canon 600 EX
80% of my pictures are made with the 35mm… Definitly my favourite !
What is your favourite part of the day?
Difficult to say. I love the emotional moments. It can happen anytime.
The photos are really beautiful! We are really happy, you knew how to make the best of us
What tips would you give a couple on choosing a wedding photographer?
Simplify, delegate, get help from friends and family ! No phone during the day and try to enjoy as much as possible !
Why do you think couples choose you?
When the bride and groom contact me they are recommended, then they already know me a little. I think they are convinced by three things :
- by the people who recommend me
- by my emotional involvement
- by the result of the images that I present to them.
How do you relax when you’re not shooting weddings?
I am a fan of football and Paris SG. I am a ticket holder at the club and I try to see all the home matches. I take my 7 year old son from time to time and I love to spend those moments with him. To relax I practice running (3h30 to the Paris’s Marathon) and climbing. These things bringme love, football and mountains and I am a happy man!!!
What are you looking forward to and why?
To love and be loved ! It’s a perpetual quest ! It may sound religious or simplistic but in my opinion that’s why we live ! When emotional equilibrium flickers, all our daily life is trouble.