My Approach, FAQ and Rates
What to expect
This is how I capture love stories
I have a humanist approach to photography - which means that for me the most important is to photograph people in a poetic and artistic way. I want to capture raw emotions and vulnerability, because this is what make each person unique.
This is also why it's important for me to know the couples that I photograph. I love hearing what do they like to do together, what love means for them, what do they want to remember... because this is what make sense and should be captured. Wedding photography for me is not about getting pretty pictures, it's about capturing the emotions, the details, the reactions, everything that will mean something for you.
This is why I photograph love stories - because I want you to see yourselves as you really are and to feel this moment over and over again.
Frequently Asked Questions
What will it be like to be photographed by you?
I have a documentary approach so no worries, I will not ask you to do awkward poses. I want you to enjoy your wedding as much as possible while I will photograph every detail and reaction, capturing the natural moments as they happen.
I want to capture how it feels, the atmosphere, the details, and the different relationships, because it's all that matter.
What kind of weddings do you photograph?
I truly think that weddings should only be about celebrating your love with your closest ones.
So if what you want is a laid back wedding eating your favourite food with your favourite people, dancing barefoot, singing and laughing all day long, we will surely be a good fit!
And if you'd prefer to elope, I'd really love to photograph this intimate moment between you in the place of your choice.
Where are you based? Do you travel to photograph Weddings/Elopements?
I currently live in Manchester, Uk. And yes, as much I love photographing weddings around Manchester, I also love travelling to photograph love stories in new places. I find it very inspiring.
Do you travel?
Tes and I love following my couples wherever they want to go!
Travel fees are charged according to the price of the plane/train/car rental and I also request to stay for 2 nights if I have to travel for more than 2 hours from Manchester (4 nights if more than a 5 hours flight).
I always send a personal quote with different options for the couple to choose before booking anything.
How many images are included?
Each one of my packages varies in how many images are included. I promise I’ll always include a lot of images from candid portraits to details and I'll not keep any photos away from you to get you to pay more, ever.
For a wedding day, I typically deliver a minimum of 500 photos that I process one by one because I really want you to get the best pictures from this special day.
When will we receive our photos?
The turnaround depends on the coverage (how many pictures I have to process) and the season (how busy I am).
Usually, for a wedding you will receive all your photos on a beautiful online private gallery within 6-8 weeks or less and for a couple session within 4 weeks.
I always try to get them back to you as soon as possible while I also make sure to process every photo with the time it needs.
How do payment schedules work?
A 30% deposit is required to secure your date on my calendar, and the remaining 70% is due 1 week in advance. If it makes it easier for you, you can also split the last remaining (up to 2 payments).
We’re awkward in front of the camera. is that okay?
Yes! And believe me, each person I photograph tells me that they feel awkward having their photo taken, even the really photogenic ones.
The way I photograph couples is all about you, spending a great moment together (and maybe with your family and your friends) having fun on an amazing day, I promise.
I just want you to feel comfortable, vulnerable, honest, and to remember how much you love each other - it's all that matter and it's gonna be awesome.
What should we wear for our couple session?
Anything you like and feel comfortable in! I want you to look at your photos and to see yourselves.
My advice is to choose something you already have in your closet and not to go shopping especially for the session (apart if it's something really cool that you will often wear!) The only thing to avoid are thin lines, flashy colours and large written words... I can explain you why when we first meet. :)
from past couples
"Coralie suggested to do an engagement shoot in the Peak District (we love spending our weekends hiking there) to spend a great moment together before our wedding day, and this is something I would definitely recommend. We learnt how to relax in front of the camera and it meant that on the day it felt like our friend had come to take our photos."
Joasia & James
From the day before our wedding until the day after, she knew how to illustrate all these unforgettable moments. She was a close but discreet presence for the three days of the wedding, capturing all the stories, from the smallest details, to the crazy spontaneous group photos.
Sonia & Laurent
"There aren't many people you want in that room when you're getting ready, but she turns out to be one of them. She has a positive, calm and discreet presence that is perfect to survive the tension of the "GO" moment.
Treat her well and you'll get a lifetime of memories back!"
Astrid & Bela
"Coralie was here for us while remaining so light. She really took the time to understand our story, our families, and what this wedding represented to us. It felt like having a really supportive and comforting friend with you. The results of our photos are exactly what we would have expected and more."
Morgan & Hadrien
"She photographed the different moments of our wedding day with an artistic point of view that perfectly captured how we felt."
Vic & Hugues
"You know how to capture these special little moments of love and tenderness without being noticed, which makes these photos unique to us."