PHILOSOPHY

A GUEST WITH A CAMERA

Over the years I have developed my own unique approach to photographing weddings. I believe it’s an important part of my success. At the heart of my philosophy lies the notion that your experience with your photographer on the wedding day is of crucial importance, and will affect your perception of your wedding photographs as well as your memory of the day.

CORE PRINCIPLES

Wedding photographs are meant for the future more than for the now; they are a pillar of a family’s legacy.

As decades will go by, your images will become more and more valuable to you as you will treasure them not only as elevated artifacts of your marriage, but also as historical documentation of your loved ones.

A wedding is not a photoshoot.

My couples favor candid/authentic imagery over posed, formulaic wedding photography.

They also prefer to be followed rather than to be led, in life in general, and by their photographer on their wedding day in particular. I am a quiet witness, not the director of your day. My gift is to be able to capture beauty in what is.

I am interested in making unique images that truly represent the essence of you and your unique wedding day, not in imposing to you a generic vision of what a wedding is supposed to look like according to other people’s wedding photographs. When I walk into your wedding, all the weddings I have seen before yours are forgotten. I see it as a basic form of respect.

Simplicity is the highest form of elegance.

I usually work on my own, and keep my equipment to a minimum. The reason I work this way is to gain access to real moments. People open up in front of my camera to give me real photographs (not fake/made up ones) only when they are able to trust and relax. It’s about acceptance, empathy and ultimately about trust, on both ends of the lens. My main focus in the opening stages of a wedding day is to behave in a way that makes everybody comfortable with the presence of my camera in order to ideally photograph from inside the party, not from the outside looking in.

Trust the moment.

The images you will treasure in 30 years won’t be the ones that ever lived on a shot list…the unexpected photographs are the ones that will steal your hearts.


Kind Words

"We fell in love in New York City and have lived in several major cities of the East Coast for the past six years. Rachel works in public health and Michael is a Vitreoretinal surgeon. Our goal was for a simple outdoor wedding with a touch of elegance and a lot of personalization throughout the night.

Fabrice was perfect.

From the second he arrived, at the height of the pre-wedding chaos, his immediate calming influence put everyone at ease. He was able to capture the true essence of our emotions that day, and the love that filled the air the entire night. It is clear that he feels connected to each of the couples he works with, so he is emotionally invested in working to find the perfect shot. Without a doubt, he was one of the absolute highlights of our entire wedding experience, and we will always be so very grateful."

MICHAEL & RACHEL

NEW YORK

"What struck us about Fabrice's portfolio was the gorgeous light, the attention to place, and the candid shots of family that run throughout his work. More than a photographer, Fabrice is a thoughtful, helpful, and stylish guest. He's able to anticipate the inherent spontaneity of a wedding, to capture planned and unplanned moments of the day. He does so easily and with just enough panache to make it feel special, but not staged. It's easy to see that Fabrice enjoys capturing the organic fun and intimacy of a family gathering.”

Matt and Erin live in Austin, Texas. Matt is a writer/director who can regularly be found at the cinema. Erin is a designer who can regularly be found on the pickle-ball court.

ERIN & MATT

AUSTIN, TX

"We both were not looking for traditionally staged photos. What we really wanted in our wedding photographer was someone to capture the actual, the realness, the pure essence, the energy,  the smiles, the crazy, the sentiment, the hidden moments, the little details, and all the fun. He captured every moment so effortlessly and with such charisma.  As an artist myself I am very particular about quality and style. I wanted an artist, a true artist and Fabrice is just that.  We are beyond pleased with his work and now have a lovely collection of photos from our day. Amongst being an incredibly talented person, he was a pleasure to work with: so friendly, flexible, and cool. "

SHAWNA & GODWIN

NEW YORK

“I am not sure if it’s even possible for me to say enough about how incredible Fabrice is. From the moment my husband and I saw his photography we knew he was exactly what we wanted for our wedding day. Fabrice has an incredible eye for the candid. He is charismatic and has such a calming presence. Every one who sees our photos rants and raves about the fine art quality and beauty of our photos.

We can't imagine having chosen anyone else to document such a magical day!”

LAUREN & JAMIE

NEW YORK