Bonjour! Je m’apelle Thomas. I’m a fun loving perfectionist with a huge passion for photography.
I was born in Northern France and crossed the channel in 2008 to make a life and career for myself in Manchester.
When I’m not shooting weddings, I’m filling my spare time with one or two of my many, MANY hobbies. I love to cook, bake, knit, crochet, read, run, garden, build, make all sorts of things with balloons and play trombone in a local windband. I really love learning new things so this list will probably get bigger…
Back in France, I studied to become a Physics and Chemistry teacher but also worked as a photojournalist for a local newspaper at the same time. I decided to take a break from my studies to learn another language which I thought could be useful and where better to learn than in the country itself?
An opportunity came up in Manchester and I’m still here! I was trapped (in a good way) by a British woman who is now my wife. We live in Stockport and are parents to one very spoiled cat, Ellie.
I am one of those lucky guys who not only managed to turn their passion into their work, but also found a home away from home in England’s amazing North West.
I can’t say it enough, photography is my passion! I get a real satisfaction from taking pictures, especially ones that will become fantastic souvenirs of a couple’s unforgettable wedding day. I will travel as far as you need me to, whether it’s down the road or overseas and I’ll be fully prepared.
I love to create images which are bold, fresh, and natural, all packed full of colour and feeling and I believe that my personality helps me to achieve this.
I have an informal style and I’m a people person so I thrive at weddings when I’m surrounded by happiness and fun. Yes, I’ll blend into the background to take unobtrusive, documentary style shots, but I’ll also mingle, chatting and joking with everyone so they feel like I’m just another guest, but one with a big camera. Putting people at ease is essential to make sure your wedding photography is genuine and relaxed.
Authentic and Personal
You’re not going to hear me shout, “SAY CHEESE!” throughout your wedding day. In my opinion, cheese goes well with a nice glass of red, not your wedding photographs. Forced poses and smiles can make your photos cliché and might not be a true expression of the best day of your life.
I pride myself on giving couples creative wedding photography. Through detailed and natural images I aim to truly preserve your wedding from beginning to end in the most perfect way possible. You’ll have photos of the highlights but I’ll also give you the behind the scenes shots which catch those spontaneous and matchless real moments between you and your guests.
There will also be time to take the two of you out of the wonderful chaos for a breather and some relaxed portraits to focus on you as a couple before you rejoin your friends and family for a good time. After all, this special day is all about you!
Fun and Flair
We all love a good celebration, and I aim to show everyone in their best light while they fully enjoy the special event you have lovingly designed together.
I appreciate that you will have put so much time and effort into your wedding day to make it an individual and sparkling occasion to share with your loved ones. So it’s my goal to preserve this for you, from the detail in the décor to the shapes thrown on the dance floor to accompany your carefully crafted wedding playlist!
Take a look at my blog for examples of my previous work.
I’m a Manchester Wedding Photographer who likes to be mobile, so as well as travelling around the North West and UK, I have also photographed weddings overseas. During my career, I have covered absolutely stunning wedding venues and landscapes in Italy, Spain and France (of course!)
I’m always looking for destination weddings to add exciting photos to my portfolio and new stamps to my passport. Also not many Manchester Wedding Photographers can say that they are bilingual! I’m working on becoming trilingual with Spanish too!
If you would like to contact me to discuss any photographic requirements, please use the contact form. I always reply within 24 hours but recently, I've been told that my emails tend to go in people's spam box. Please, check your spam-box if you haven't received a reply from me.