Hello you lovely people and welcome back to the blog after a few days off...
Today I would like to share the work of one of my newest sponsors Emilie White. Emilie is a French Photographer who has recently moved to London with her husband to start a new photography life here in the UK. She has been a full-time photographer now for 2 years and brings with her a unique french style which is romantic, soft and feminine, mixed with an incredible use of light.
I get to see a lot of wedding photography, but I have to say that Emilie’s work really does stand out, I love her style and hope to one day get to work with her. Emilie has been kind enough to put together an exclusive Boho Offer on her wedding photography as well as her portrait work.
‘As a celebration of my first year based in the UK, I am offering a special “late booking” deal for 2012 couples. If you book me to shoot your wedding or a portrait session in 2012 quoting “BOHOWEDDINGS” in your enquiry email, you will receive a 20 % discount on any wedding package and a 10% discount on any portrait session. Just drop me an email at [email protected] and book your session!
I asked Emilie to tell us a bit more about herself and her background, as well as share with us some of her favorite images, I have to tell you I was really spoilt for choice with the selection she sent me. I hope you love them as much as I do!
My name is Emilie White and work as a portrait and wedding photographer. I am French (oui! White comes from my Australian hubby), a traveller, a food lover and a new mum. I’ve just relocated to the UK and I am based in London. I work all over the UK & France, and I am of course willing to travel all over Europe or further for destination weddings.
I had my first camera at 15 and have always carried one around with me. I discovered I had a real passion for photography and for portraiture. I love cinema, street life photography, editorial photos like Vanity Fair or W magazine, and dreamed for years of the ideal job like the one of Annie Leibovitz or Mark Seliger. But it’s a very difficult world to break into. Also, I had a day job as an intellectual property lawyer. During my time surfing the internet, I came across some amazing wedding photographers that had a modern and natural approach to wedding photography…that’s when I realised that I could actually shoot weddings in this kind of artistic style I loved so much. In early 2010, I went travelling with my husband for a couple months and took some time off…I had been thinking of going pro for a LONG time. After being the second shooter for a great French photographer, Mamazelle it really confirmed what I wanted to do. I decided to go for it and become a professional photographer.
Style of Photography
I like to describe my work as photojournalistic and cinematic. I work in an unobtrusive way, which allows me to document a moment in life, to capture true and candid emotions between people. For me that’s the real power of photography.
I love unconventional couples, who are not afraid to be who they are but I think the best thing is when a couple decides to work with me because they love my work and trust and “collaborate” with me on the day of the shoot to get images that truly reflect them.
Biggest achievement so far
Actually believing in myself, believe that people like my work and that I could do this for a living. Being a lawyer, some people around me did not understand my choice career change especially after studying so many years etc. So yes, taking the leap, that’s my biggest achievement so far. But that was part of the first steps. I hope there will be many more achievements!
What do you enjoy most about your job?
Life is often full of hard times and I love to share such a happy moment in people’s lives. But the two things I truly enjoy the most are being this discreet observer, capturing those big and little moments between people and doing it in a creative way by finding the best angle and capturing the best light to tell a story, their story.
What advice would you give couples when choosing their wedding photographer?
Follow your heart. Photography is an art, and like any art it is subjective to each person. I think you need to truly like or even love the photographer’s work.
So if you like what you see and want to book Emilie for you wedding in 2012 or a portrait session quote”BOHOWEDDINGS” in your enquiry email, you will receive a 20 % discount on any wedding package and a 10% discount on any portrait session. Just drop Emilie an email at [email protected] and book your session!