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French Touch Photography: Wedding Photographer in Rochester, Minnesota

∼ Candid, Creative & Vibrant ∼​

You’re likely to read this because you’ve recently become engaged. Congrats! 
Now, you are making wedding plans and need a good photographer. And you have certain expectations… Well, voilà! Your search is over!

Hi! I am Alex, a Rochester Wedding Photographer

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Photographer / Hicker / Gardener / Father / Problems Solver

My Name is Alexandre Mayeur. I am a French Photographer. I created French-Touch-Photography in 2016, after I moved to Rochester, Minnesota, to follow the woman I love, who is now my kids’ mother.

Choosing the right Photography is one of the most important decisions you must make. As a married person, I have been through that phase!
I understand the pressures, stress, and time-consuming aspects of wedding planning.
Moreover, I am extremely uncomfortable in front of a camera, so I totally understand shy/normal people.

I shot my first wedding in 2004, graduated in photography from an Art School and university, and have been the assistant of a fashion & commercial photographer for 7 years.
So, for the last twenty years, I have worked on making the entire process easy and efficient for you.

I believe the most important part of my job is capturing outstanding candid and artistic shots. I privilege authentic smiles and organic emotions. The second crucial aspect is making you feel comfortable so you don’t have to worry about the photographs being taken. The Third aspect is creating stunning images you will be proud of hanging on your walls.

You can rely on me; your guests will feel comfortable with me.
I invite you to look at my portfolio, see real-life wedding examples, and check my reviews.

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I’m a Problem Fixer.

I have seen many unexpected situations and their solutions. Therefore, on the day of your marriage, I support you as much as possible. I’m on your side, ready to fix details.

  • You don’t know how to pin this boutonniere?
  • For some reason, your desired location is not available anymore.
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I help you build your Timeline.

A smooth reception is usually the result of meticulous preparation.

A well-designed timeline should offer you enough time to face any situation.

That’s why I help you create a valuable timeline, entering every detail in addition to our first meeting.

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I Operate with Discretion (when needed).

During your ceremony, I remain quiet. I do not interfere (too much), and I’m almost unnoticed.
My job is to capture true emotion and real fun.

For that purpose, I operate like a ninja and bring many clichés about you and your bridal team!

What Clients Say

Melissa at Plummer House
Melissa at Plummer House

“We can’t say enough good things about Alex. The pictures he took of our wedding are amazing, and capture the day better than we could have hoped for. For days after the wedding, all we heard from friends and family was how impressed they were with him. Once they saw the pictures, they had even more good things to say.[…]

You can’t do better than Alex- he is truly an artist (and is very funny, too). Book him now!”

Melissa Hough
Amanda at Garten Marketplatz Perennial Farms
Amanda at Garten Marketplatz Perennial Farms

” […]He coached us on posing (we didn’t have an engagement photo session) and was never short of ideas that would produce great photos. I received many compliments from our guests about his strong work ethic and ability to be everywhere at the same time.

Alex was professional at all times, responded to correspondences in a timely manner, and provided a gallery overflowing with images within a week. Most importantly, we now have wonderful, timeless photos that will last us a lifetime. Thank you!”

Amanda Fenske

Engagement Session in Rochester, MN

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Couple kissing at Sunset in Chester Wood Park
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Partners Walking on 3rd St SW, Rochester

You Feel at Ease in front of my camera.

To me, wedding photography is contingent on human relations. Indeed, you must be comfortable with the guy following you when taking your portrait!
Some people flourish when a camera is pointed at them, while others go shy when they see a lens.

My approach is to make people feel at ease knowing they’re having their portrait captured.

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Engagement session Chateau Theater Rocester MN

I Use Unposed Technic to Get Authentic Smiles

I avoid cheesy smiles. Instead, I prefer you to laugh for real. Therefore, we joke. I ask you to play little games.

Thus, you should not have any inhibitions on your marriage’s day. In most cases, that’s all I need from you to catch your natural reactions and expressions.
While taking pictures, we became acquainted with one another, and I (hopefully) won over your trust.

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Mates hugging in front of the Plummer Building

It’s also a Way for You to validate your vendor.

Being a part of this occasion is something very special. It means that for 10 hours or more, I enter people’s lives and meet all their families! I catch many intense moments! So, in a way, I share those instances with you.

Documentary and Creative Wedding Photography

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Photojournalistic and Timeless

I believe that one of the more powerful aspects of photography is to reveal and highlight authentic emotions and unexpected situations. This is simple, organic, and true to life.

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Creative and Artistic

My style is a mix of different things. While mostly capturing true, timeless, candid shots, I also like to stage artistic and creative images. Those are breathtaking compositions that just illustrate how much you love each other.

Discover the Photo Books

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Top Quality Wedding Albums

I provide clients with the finest albums to protect their memories. Indeed, the proper way to present this story is through an albumWedding books are watched as movies telling your family’s story. They are fantastic handmade albums that are part of your heirloom. They can last for many generations.

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The Guest Book

Guest Book albums are an alternative to traditional guest books, allowing your guest to sign them.

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The Mini Gift Book

Those mini albums are ideal gifts to thank people you love, such as a bridal party.

My Photography vs. Others?

As a photographer, I know how to capture the family’s portraits and candid shots showing the true personality of your relatives.
But all photographers say the same thing! So, what distinguishes my artwork unique from other vendors?

These skills and talents are what most good photographers (should) have.

  • A friendly way of working that makes you feel at ease.
  • Being open-minded and adhering to your wishes.
  • A high-quality and handmade retouch service using a specialized and calibrated monitor.
  • The last camera equipment, with backup gear
  • Ability to shoot in low light conditions and several extra-light flashes (just in case)
  • Ability to see and how to play with natural and artificial lights
  • Caring about the Client’s experience
  • Not being pushy with sales

Skills that put me apart

  • I help our clients determine the perfect timeline for their events.
  • I include a photo booth in all our packages.
  • I offer a free after-day session in case of bad weather.
  • I have A (real) artistic and documentary background to create artistic images.
  • I have savoir-faire in fashion and know how to stage group pictures.
  • I offer An Extra Fast delivery service.
  • I retouch and deliver an unlimited number of photographs.
  • Our online gallery is where you can download all the HD pictures.
  • A backup of your files (live and in the studio)
  • Our top-quality albums

The wedding venues I love in Rochester, MN

Here is a list of the venues I have covered:

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Which area do I serve?

French Touch Photography is a media production company based and serving the Med-City area and beyond. It covers Olmsted County, including Byron, Kasson, Elgin, Mantorville, Elgin, Eyota, MN, Douglas, MN, Stewartville, MN, Oronco, MN, Dover, Viola, Chatfield, Dodge Center. Still, I also cover the other Minnesotan Counties! Indeed, if many of our couples are in the capital (Saint Paul or Minneapolis).

You want us to immortalize the true personality of your one-lifetime reception, but your ceremony takes place in Minneapolis or St Paul..
So you wonder if I can travel on the Twin Cites: the answer is a clear YES.

Shoot Us a Message

Are you interested in learning more about our pricing? Contact me today and get all the information you need!

French Touch Photography IconFrench Touch Photography

1408 20th Avenue Northeast, Rochester

5.0 73 reviews

Address: 1408 20th Ave NE, Rochester, 55906
Phone: 5072714248


Black and White Portrait of Alexandre Mayeur, photographer at French-Touch-Photography

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

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

I serve Duluth and also far beyond the 10,000 Lakes State (Wisconsin, Iowa, and destination). I am more than happy to discover beautiful landscapes and new horizons.

Have a look at my previous publications 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 work out of the studio.

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