Premier appareil photographique offert à 12 ans ainsi q'une canne à pêche pendant des vacances estivales sur les plages Normandes. Tout de suite, Olivier se passionne pour le maniement de l'appareil, le déclic de l'obturateur, l'utilisation du flash et réalise ses premières images volées entre la boulangerie et le club de Mickey.
Bientôt viendront les premiers developpements de films et les tirages papiers au club photo du collège, le miracle de la chambre noire et les odeurs des produits chimiques qui reviennent aujourd'hui à ses souvenirs d'enfance tel une madeleine de Proust ... puis un premier reportage au haras du Pin publié dans la presse locale! La canne à pêche est encore dans un coin de la maison de famille, le premier appareil photo a lui longtemps disparu.
La découverte de la pratique photographique fut un vrai coup de foudre pour se transformer en passion qui lui fera faire le tour du monde.
Après des études d'Art à Londres, Olivier Lalin se consacre donc à la photographie. Il s'installe à Sydney en Australie. Collabore à la presse locale et produit ses premiers photoreportages pour des magazines internationaux tels que Marie Claire et Gourmet Traveller.
Il s'interesse particulièrement à l'art du portrait et la photographie du réel. Très vite, il se passionne pour la photographie de mariage où il trouve joie et création, énergie et adrénaline qu'il restitue dans un récit photographique narratif unique. Il photographiera son premier reportage photo de mariage sur la plage de Bondi ... ce sera le début d'une grande aventure!
Aujourd'hui photographe de mariage depuis 25 ans, Olivier produit des images naturelles, élégantes et pleines d'émotion. Selon le moment de la journée, il saura adapter ses photographies dans un style reportage, vivant, souvent poétique avec un esprit mode et contemporain, afin de capturer toutes les facettes de vos évènements.
C'est toujours pour lui le plaisir privilégié de mettre en lumière une histoire émouvante et vraie, ponctuée par ses larmes de joie, ses cris, ses folies, ses moments solennels et d'Amour.
Il instaure et développe une complicité et un échange uniques avec les mariés, famille et amis, qui lui permettent de graver au plus juste, avec spontanéité et précision, chaque moment de leur journée de mariage: des préparations à la cérémonie, de la séance de couple aux portraits de famille sans oublier la soirée.
Après avoir travaillé à l'international, installé à New York pendant plus de 10 ans, Olivier réside aujourd'hui entre Paris et la Normandie. Il applique son savoir faire et son expérience aux service de vos évènements partout en France.
A Parisian Elopement video. Wedding ceremony on the gorgeous terrace of the Shangri-La hotel in Paris.
Olivier is a professional lifestyle wedding photographer based in central Paris and Normandy. WeddingLight produces creative visual stories that illustrate your wedding in France with grace. The studio also produces documentary wedding videos.
Olivier is dedicated to his craft, with over 25 years of worldwide, rich and diverse photographic experiences. His wedding photography is all about Love! Trust Olivier to excel in capturing each and every special moment of your destination wedding in France or your Paris elopement in a stylish manner.
For the past 25 years, wedding photography has been one of his passion and a main drive in his professional career. WeddingLight brides and clients are internationally minded. Our wedding couple dream of getting married in France. The planning of their destination wedding in Paris or the French countryside may stretch over a year. It is often a long process. They sometime decide to simply elope in Paris afterall. We understand the challenge of planning a wedding from abroad. Olivier is very grateful for his clients kindness!
Our clients trust us to record their wedding day with fun, stylish, creative photography and compelling documentary style videos. Olivier sees the beauty of wedding photography as a real professional challenge and a wonderful art form. Creative wedding photography requires multiple skills that you develop over the years. Wedding photography is a combination of creativity, romance and many technical skills. Each wedding is a unique experience for a photographer. It is always very rewarding to photograph our client's wedding day.
It is also the opportunity to test your creativity, producing new, unique and exciting visuals. Olivier sees wedding photography as an utterly thrilling experience. Each wedding or elopement is a wonderful kick of adrenaline for an artist. It is the opportunity to connect with your inner-self, push your bounderies, produce exciting work and most important make new friends.
Olivier studied photography in London. He earned his bachelor degree in visual arts at the London College of printing in 1988. He started his professional career in England. In Sydney Australia, he photographed his first destination wedding in the 90's. Olivier then settled in N.Y.C for 10 years before moving back to Paris and the countryside of Normandy in 2007.
He worked as a press and portrait photographer where he developed his creativity, sense of composition and imagination. At the same time, photography teaches you patience, and flexibility. Every working day is a new beginning, and assignments are never quite the same. In portrait photography, you developed essential communication skills. It is a real art form to gain a persons trust and have your client feel at ease over a photo session.
Photographing a wedding is a perfect challenge to test the many skills needed to pull out great photography. It does take real skills both as a human being and a photographer to practice with confidence the art of wedding photography without falling into CLICHE .... keep away from the same photos which you see in wedding blogs over and over again. Psychology is sometimes KEY for a wedding photographer when you are surrounded with so much emotions! If you are planning to get married in France, if you dream of an intimate elopement in Paris, get in touch with us. We LOVE what we do!
Olivier's clients include magazines and newspapers such as the New York times, Marie Claire, Stern, El Pais, Sydney Morning Herald, Gourmet traveller, Elle magazine... He collaborates with design groups and corporations such as Air France, Bouygues, BNP Paribas, Colas, Shell, Lagardère to list a few.
How to best describe your very own style? We try to produce classic, elegant visuals with also quite a unique and fun approach. We would suggest future clients to head to our photo gallery page.
You will find diverse weddings, small and larger events photographed in different regions of the globe. Different culture, different styles, always the same happiness and emotion which we thrive in documenting for our clients wedding memories.
WeddingLight Paris produces timeless and beautiful wedding visual stories in a lively manner, whether photography or videography for an international clientele visiting the City of Light, but not only. We travel to wedding destinations such as the Loire vallee, Normandy, Brittany as well as provence and the south of France. Each wedding we work on is different, our approach is always tailored to each specific events. Olivier has been photographing multi-cultural destination weddings and elopements in and around France for over ten years.
With a keen eye for romance, beauty, light and composition, we guarantees unique, stylish and fun photographs as well as creative videos of your wedding day that anyone in Paris can offer. Olivier's inspirations come from the pages of Vogue magazine, Glamour, Harper's Bazaar from the 80's which he takes great pleasure in turning the glossy pages. Not to mention mentors like Arthur Elgor, Steven Mesel, Steve Hiett, Mondino, Richard Avadon, and Peter Lindbergh that have also been a great inspiration to him!
"Do not follow trends, always listen to your heart. Always be unique and push your creativity further, never format your visuals!" While your wedding will only last a day, your wedding photographs will live on forever for you and your loved ones to cherish. Photography is an art form where Olivier expresses his creative skills with a sensitive soul. He wishes to document your day with a lighthearted approach in a fun, lifestyle and documentary manner.
When it comes to wedding photography, you will make sure that relax with your photographer, have fun on camera and ideally forget about us while you enjoy your special day with your friends and family. We love fun and natural visuals. We work for you!
Each wedding is unique, we have the ability to adapt to any situation with love and good humor. Because of our lifestyle approach and our easy personality, your photographs will come alive and bring back joyful memories of your romantic celebration in Paris and France. Olivier has the energy and savoir-faire of a well experienced professional wedding photographer. Trust us to always produce our best work.
Booking WeddingLight for the most important day of your life will guarantee you unmatchable client services; peace of mind, lots of fun with your photographer and the most important, gorgeous one of a kind visuals! Our artistic and professional experience ensures the loveliest images of your wedding day, your elopement in Paris or your engagement photo session in France .
We specialize in contemporary wedding photography with a stylish and elegant approach. If you are curious about finding more about us, you may want to have a look at wedding gallery page.
A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS!
If you are interested in working with WeddingLight for the photography and video coverage of your wedding day and have any questions, feel free to send us an email with detailed information about your wedding or give us a call at + 33 6 24 96 71 57.
With over 20 years of professional experience as a lifestyle wedding photographer with a unique eye, we have photographed intimate and larger events in all five continents. We produce romantic & lifestyle wedding videos in the same style as we would document your wedding with creative and unique photography.
Do not miss our selection of wedding videos in our video gallery page. It is great to meet in person if possible so that we can discuss your dream wedding in a little more details. At the same time, you can take this opportunity to invest in your engagement photo session while in Paris. We look forward to hearing back from you. Hopefully we will have the chance to document the most amazing day of your life.
A selection of Luxury wedding albums produced by WeddingLight Paris.
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