WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER MINNEAPOLIS AND BEYOND​

∼ FRENCH TOUCH PHOTOGRAPHY ∼​

ARTISTIC AND DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY​

For you, photography is important, it is more than just a piece of paper. It is what you, your children, and your children’s children will remember and cherish again and again when paging through your high-quality photo album. It represents the legacy of your families.

Through an artistic eye, we offer documentary photographs which testify every moment of your special day. From the early morning, until the end of the night, we provide a very personal service to you as well as we remain discreet. As your wedding photographer, we will bring you a very personal story full of emotions, joy, and energy through the taken pictures.

We value photojournalism approach to catch the veracity and the beauty of life. Authentic moments in their simplicity are elegant, creating beautiful pictures. My photographs will help capture all of your feelings, love, smells, sounds, of your wonderful day. This is my guarantee!

CANDID AND NATURAL

Real moments are always more authentic, and more powerful.

ALL PICTURES

All pictures are delivered in High Definition, retouched, free of rights, and ready to be shared.

DISCRETION

Close to you all day, catching every single moment.

ALL INCLUDED

Turnkey Formula. Photo books are available for the bride and grooms, their parents and their relatives. Thank-you cards and much more.

CLEAR CONTRACT

The contract is clearly written, and you know exactly what my professional service cost and what is covered.

PRE-WEDDING PHOTOSHOOT

A photo session before your wedding is included in all packages.

PHOTO BOOKS

I use the best quality photo-paper, and best material for the cover; from the traditional Italian handmade leather album to the modern photo book album.

FRENCH TOUCH

All pictures are delivered in High Definition, retouched, free of rights, and ready to be shared.

FAST DELIVERY

I guarantee delivery of all your pictures within 2 months.

NATURAL STYLE​

Spontaneous and authentic portraits reflecting your personality constitute more powerful memories. Thus, except for our Vanity Fair-style group pictures, we don’t make people pose.

It’s our job to catch those true and fugitive moments. The more candid picture we can do, the happier we are. Nevertheless, I do understand that some guests want a nice “classical” wedding portrait, and we are happy to make them happy. In a way, we are not what we call a “traditional wedding photographer.”

ALL PICTURES​

The husband and wife have ALL the digital files of their one-lifetime event and their engagement session in the Cities.

Each picture is delivered retouched in High Definition, with personal rights released. Your wedding pictures are yours to keep! You may do whatever you want as long as they are not sold to a third party.

On a 10-hour coverage, you can expect an average of 1,000 different images.

TIMELESS RETOUCHED PICTURES​

Most of photographers in Minneapolis or Minnesota use a variety of filters. We have decided not to fallow this trend and to keep timeless.

Simplicity, light and colored pictures. That’s the way we like pictures. Retouch is a needed way to improve the quality of the image. That’s why, after editing, each picture is undergoing a chromatic improvement (color correction, contrast, saturation, sharpened, crops), using a high-level equipment (calibrated photo screen, specialized software).

It’s not just a quick click in the software, it’s almost 4 days of post-production. For our clients we will never use an Automatic Photoshop Script!

FAST DELIVERY

We usually deliver engagement sessions in one week and weddings in one month, which we believe is a short delay compared to Minneapolis wedding photographers.

After the wedding day, each one of your pictures is completely retouched! It’s a lot of work for us, but we know that you can’t wait to see your pictures.

What’s more, the week after your wedding, in order to relax your mind during your honeymoon, you receive, as an appetizer, a short selection of the first dozen of retouched pictures on the web galleries.

COMPLETE CONTRACT​

The contract includes a variety of important points for the security of your event coverage on the Twin Cities event: cameras and digital file back-ups, weather, sickness, weddings postponed or canceled, etc.

All prices and packages are clear. No tricky, no hidden charges and no need to use your calculator to understand our photography packages. Your budget is under control! You know before all what you are going to pay. Check our pricing page or call for a price estimation!

ALBUMS TO PRESERVE MEMORIES​

The newly married husband and wife select the best portraits, they want us to include in their album.

Indeed, the folders containing all of your pictures are not the final product. On the contrary, they are the primary elements for the creation of your family photo album.

It is the book you will share with your friends, relatives, and soon with your kids. It doesn’t only testify of your love, it also represents the foundation of your family’s history.

That is why we are proud to provide you with the best quality products that should last forever: European photo book!

ENGAGEMENTSESSIONS

All our prices include a pre-wedding session in the Twin Cities Metro Area, Rochester, MN or even further! It is not an additional option, but a quality service for you. It usually lasts 1 to 2 hours.

So, on your wedding day, thanks to this experience, you would already trust me, know me, how I work. As a result, you would feel at your ease and comfortable having me sneaking around!

When you hold a wedding reception in a stunning venue with lots of guests and vendors, you want to be relaxed about the choice of your photographer!

FLEXIBILITY AND TAILOR-MADE SERVICE

In Minnesota, 10 hours of pictures captured with our camera is usually needed to have the husband and wife entire day immortalized.

We offer from a simple package including all the retouched pictures, to some more complete photography packages with wedding albums for you, your parents, your bridal party, printings, posters, trash the dress session, etc.

If you don’t find the right match package for your needs, we would be happy to give you a personal price estimation.

ADD SOME PERSONALITY TO YOUR GROUP PICTURES

Did you know that posing in front of a camera can create amazing memories for you and your guests?

Despite the photojournalistic approach that we like, we are also passionate to create stunning and cinematic group pictures.

To compose such an image, it requires some specialized lightning and directing skills that we have developed working for magazines and commercial photography. It’s an art to make people pose, in a relaxed manner, the bridesmaids, the groomsmen and the entire family.

PHOTOJOURNALISM​

When you hire professional wedding photographers in Minneapolis, your expectation is to have a variety of moments during your perfect day captured in a photojournalistic and unobtrusive way that reflects your true personalities.

You expect timeless pictures documenting all the emotions without noticing it. The work of professional Minneapolis wedding photographers is to capture true emotion, genuine passion and thus creating timeless pictures of your families and your relationship.

PORTRAITS MADE FINE ART

There are only a few people in Minnesota able to bring an artistic personality to images.

We offer much more than formal pictures to feature all the emotions of your relationship. We strive to develop creativity and the art form in our work and thus pushing the boundaries of the wedding imagery.

At the end of the day, we pick a nice spot in the venue to set up the last shot of the bride and the groom. We may ask you to pose for this romantic wedding image that reflects the couple’s passion in a storytelling way.

GREAT EXPERIENCE​

We started working for a small photography studio in 2004 capturing couples’ special day. We worked in fashion and commercial photography for 7 years.

In 2011, granted with 2 degrees in contemporary art and photography in Paris, it was time to create our own business.

Since we had fun doing what we like: discover great couples, travel, and immortalizing the most beautiful day of their life in a beautiful photo book.

WE LOVE TO TRAVEL

If we are based in Rochester, MN, we enjoy discovering the world in travel. Discovering beautiful landscapes and amazing venues is always a source of inspiration.

Over the years, and thanks to our clients we went from Europe to Saint Paul, to Duluth, Wisconsin, Rhode Island and Connecticut, Caribbean Islands.

We are also open to destination weddings, and would love to cover weddings in National Parks.

Bride walking down church aisle with her father

A WORD OF YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER​

“I am Alex, a Wedding Photographer based in Rochester, MN, but working mostly in Saint Paul, MN, and the Metro Area. I have been lucky enough to cover thousands of weddings in the EU for the past 14 years.
Each wedding is a unique wedding, each time it’s a new story to tell. Do your heart and your gut tell you I could immortalize your story?
Then contact me, let’s discuss your wedding dream, and I would be happy to do my best to chronicle this moment.
I guarantee you will be completely satisfied with my professional service. Or I will refund your money. Don’t be afraid of my French accent (my spouse would say lovely), contact me.


Reviews from couples who trusted us:

Laura review
Laura Brothen

Where do we start?! ALEX IS AMAZING! Not only his artistic ability, but his easy going nature really made our day that much more special. We ended up getting behind in the morning and he just rolled with it. You would think we would lose out on the quality of pictures, because we were rushing a bit, but not with ALEX! I you’re looking for someone to capture raw moments on your big day and not posing all the time, he is your guy! He is like they say, a ninja! Artistic, talented, funny, and magical! Book him, you will not be disappointed!

Briana review
Briana Darcy

Alex is an incredible photographer! When we first discovered his website, we felt that his photos were magazine quality. He is kind, flexible, and always accommodating. He is quick to answer any emails and questions. He never seemed flustered no matter how behind schedule we were. He worked very well with our young nieces and nephews and made everyone laugh. We are so happy with all of the pictures from our wedding day. They are very creative and polished. He took candid pictures of all of the guests which captured their personalities nicely. These were really nice to look back at since the day goes by so quickly. I couldn’t ask for a better person to capture our big day!

Jaime review
Jaime Shriver

I would give Alex 10 stars if I could! We used him for our engagement pictures and he will also be taking our wedding pictures. First of all his pictures are beautiful! He is a true artist! He also went out of his way to travel to the restaurant where we had first met at the end of a long engagement session – he truly went above and beyond to get the pictures that we wanted!!! He really put our entire family at ease (including my step daughter and little dog) and made the session fun and relaxing. I would recommend him to anyone and I will hire him for any family pictures in the future!


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Born and raised in Paris, I am now a proud Wedding Photographer in Rochester, MN. 

I don’t only capture emotions in candid pictures, I also create timeless images and artful photographs.
Recognized as one of the best talented wedding photographers in MPLS.

I’m serving Duluth, and also far beyond the 10,000 Lakes State. I am more than happy to discover beautiful landscapes and new horizons.

Have a look on our previous reportages to learn more. As an experienced professional photographer, I don’t limit my field to lifestyle, family or event photography! I invite you to visit my portfolio and discover my photography, and my personal work out of the studio.