The Love Story

I don’t write too many posts about suppliers but when I do, I make sure there is something outstanding about the person or a company I’m featuring on the pages of my blog. Now, the Love Story is definitely one such company.

Combining several crème de la crème wedding photographers and videographers under its roof, the company offers its clients a difficult choice: to choose one for their wedding.

With 12 years of experience and over 50 (!) weddings per year under their belt, the Love Story team is so passionate about their job that it becomes contagious.

Your experience will most probably start with Laurence – the Love Story manager and your point of contact throughout the process. If you are organizing your wedding by yourself (and not using my service, sigh!), you should already know how difficult it is to get people to answer you. I honestly don’t even know what it is – maybe the utmost relaxation of the Côte d’Azur that makes so many vendors and suppliers reluctant to chase clients. But a fact remains a fact: it is not easy to start a conversation. Scrap all of that with Love Story – and, in particular, with Laurence. She actually answers within hours, if not minutes. You feel that someone out there actually appreciates you getting in touch with them, and values you as a potential client. Nicely refreshing.

As you move forward, a time comes when you pay a visit to the Love Story office. Here you will be offered a nice cup of whatever you wish to drink and shown an impressive number of wedding photographs and videos. Those of us prone to tears (…me!) might want to bring along a tissue (or two) – these teaser videos are a killer for a bride-to-be.

According to what you will see and the feelings you develop while watching the work of different professionals, you will very soon select one, whose style and approach match your expectations the most. I entrusted the most important day of my life to Costi – the photographer and Jean-Noёl, the videographer. Both were fantastic, from the beginning to the end, offering their support, advice and cracking jokes to distract me when I was under too much stress during my preparations. Afterwards I barely noticed their presence at all, throughout the entire event – meaning, I knew they were there but in the most discreet and non-intrusive way possible, yet capturing the best moments of my big day.

But please do not think that I chose Costi and Jean-Noёl because other team members were less great. Not a tiny bit. I chose them like a bride would choose a dress: at some point you just know that this one is for you.

Scroll down to go to the Love Story’s website and feel free to get in touch with them either directly through their website:

http://www.lovestory-studios.co.uk/

http://www.vip-box.fr/

or simply by contacting me

Wedding Photographers in Côte d’Azur

In the South of France I work with these photographers:

Manuel Meszarovits: International Wedding Photojournalist

Manuel is a great photographer and a great person to deal with. He travelled the world and photographed weddings everywhere from Beirut to Singapore, New York to Paris, Madrid to Buenos Aires. With his vast wedding photography experience and a photojournalist’s eye, Manuel knows how to make sure that not a single important moment, emotion or look escapes his lens. As he puts it himself, he is “in a constant search of a perfect image and every wedding is a different story and a new opportunity to find it”.Read More »

Wedding Photographers

If you ask my opinion about two things NOT to save money on while organizing a wedding, I’ll tell you: 1. Photographer; 2. Food. Cut on any other element but I urge you not to save on these two.

As time goes by many things will be forgotten, memories will eventually fade. No one will remember those fantastic pink king-size lilies that fragranced the whole room. You might not remember that super-fancy knife that you cut your wedding cake with. Or maybe even the wedding cake itself won’t seem as crucial to you as it seems now. But photos will stay. Forever. Good or bad – they will be a silent reminder of the day when you became Husband and Wife. And if you make a mistake, the damage will be irreparable. There are ways to stay within budget. But photographer and food are the two sacred cows that just ought to be respected. I will tell you more about food in another post. Since this one is about photography, let’s stick to the topic.Read More »

OMG. Priest stops wedding to yell at photographer

I just saw this video and simply had to publish it on the pages of my blog. Out of all the wedding disasters stories I’ve heard of, this one definitely ranks toward the top. The priest got annoyed by the photographers shooting the wedding ceremony and has litterally stopped the ceremony to ask them to leave, telling them that this was “not about the photography but about God”… I felt horrible looking at the face of the bride and groom who seemed completely shocked and speechless (who wouldn’t be?!).

To avoid such disappointments, make sure you talk to your celebrant in advance about all the restrictions he might have about the location of your photographer and videographer. Discuss all the details, including how close/far to the altar they can stand and whether they can move freely throughout the ceremony to get the best shots or have to stay at one chosen spot. It is always a good idea if your photographer speaks to the celebrant personally to show respect. Whatever you do, make sure you all are on the same page.

Note for photographers: use the silent mode for the shutters while shooting the wedding ceremony!