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stephane lemaire photography

bienvenue TO MY LITTLE CORNER of the interweb, grab your favorite drink and enjoy a little sample of what i do. if you just got engaged, congratulations, let me show you what wedding photography means to me.
i LOVE WORKING WITH PEOPLE THAT VALUE PHOTOGRAPHY SO IF my work resonates with you ... 
i can't wait to hear all about your wedding.

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BONJOUR !

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME

 MY COUPLES 

Fun, with Style and passionate in Love ...

I am Stephane,
French Wedding Photographer 
based in El Paso, Texas.
I am glad you are here,
Please enjoy your visit,

HOW DO YOU PRONOUNCE YOUR FIRST NAME ?

My first name has an E at the end, it looks like Stephanie, but pronounce it Stephan.

STEPHANE, ARE YOU REALLY FRENCH ?

Yes, born and raised in Paris in 1980.

THE INTERVIEW

HOW DID YOU GET INTO WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY ?

I first started working for an Architectural Photography studio in 2001, after graduating from Photography School in Paris.
Architecture photography is all about composition. I would go around the city photographing buildings and structures with those big cameras that you see in old movies. 
Although I gained lots of experience in photography technique and image processing in the dark room, I always felt I was missing something.
In 2004, I started working for a Wedding Photography studio and shot my first wedding.
From then on I fell in love with the beautiful world of Wedding Photography, full of intense emotions and experiences.

THE INTERVIEW

Experience has taught me that the only way to get beautiful wedding portraits is to make a connection . It is important that I reach a connection with you, so I can ensure your happiness with your wedding photos.
My goal, is to create an environment where you feel comfortable with each other, make you look natural in front of my camera and capture '' that look '', '' that smile '' and all those beautiful feelings that you share with your fiance and that make you who you really are.
Remember - your wedding day only happens once.
So if you like this approach and feel like meeting with me,
Contact me so we can talk about the most beautiful day of your life !!!

WHAT IS YOUR PHILOSOPHY ?

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If I had to choose 3 words to describe my photography style, I would probably say ... 
Sensual, Sincere and Scenic. 
Sensual, because there is so much beauty in capturing two people's desire towards each other, not only physically, but in that of spending the rest of their life together.
Sincere, I will never ask you to act unnatural in front of my camera, I will adjust to your personalities and photograph you as you are.
Scenic, because I love beautiful landscapes and love to incorporate a couple in such environments.
Some say my style is dramatic ... Well, they might be right, I do not ask my couples to look at the camera and say cheese ...I tend to let them be themselves and just connect with each other, those moments are often very quiet and heavy in emotions ... To be honest, those are my favorite.
At the end of the day, I am truly inspired by people, each couple is unique, each couple shares a special love, this is what drives me ... your true connection.

WHAT IS YOUR SHOOTING STYLE?

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WHAT I LOVE

01. // Love traveling ...Ready to go wherever you are getting married //

02. // Rock n Roll Baby ... Aerosmith is one of my favorite bands //

03. // My absolute favorite photographers: Henri Cartier Bresson, Robert Doisneau, James Natchwey, Sebastiao Salgado ... Check them out, Awesome work //

04. // Paris, France ... My hometown //

05. // The Truth is out there .... ;) //

06. // I love my car //

07. // F.R.I.E.N.D.S Best Show Ever ... I can watch it over and over, it stills makes me laugh , Chandler is the man !  //

08. // Movies, love Quentin Tarantino, David Fincher, Steven Spielberg ... Great Inspiration //

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Proudly serving the El Paso, Las Cruces area.
Available for Texas weddings, Destination weddings and worldwide travel.

I only accept a limited number of commissions each year to ensure the most amazing experience for every couple !

915.356.4139

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It is essential for me to connect with my couples. This is why, only if I feel I am the best fit for you, it will be my pleasure to be there with you on your wedding day, because honestly, I believe you deserve no less.

 angela & ben

"Our wedding photos look as if they could be in a magazine"

The most dedicated and talented photographer we could have ever dreamed to have for our wedding. 
Very professional, and his photos speak for themselves. 
Our wedding photos look as if they could be in a magazine. 
He was very thorough with my wife and I in the months leading up to the wedding, speaking with us so as to include details about how we met and what we like on our photo site (which he built) and in our photos. 
I myself work in film and television in Los Angeles, and to be confident on my wedding day that someone with an eye like Stephane was behind the lens gave me great ease. 
I couldn't recommend him more!

lauralee & Juan

"The love and dedication he has for every snap shot can be seen in every photo"

We were extremely lucky to find (in El Paso of all places!) and have Stephane as our wedding photographer. 
We went through dozens of wedding photographer sites (both in El Paso and Southern California), feeling that all of them seemed bland and typical. When we saw Stephane’s site, we knew right away that we had to have him as our photographer. 
He is AMAZING - The love and dedication he has for every snap shot can be seen in every photo. 
He not only made our Engagement photo session and Wedding Day fun, he made it memorable by catching the most precious, emotionally intimate moments. 
He is not one of those photographers who has a cookie-cutter style for every couple. He understands how each couple is unique, and he exhibits each couple’s personalities in every photo. 
There is no one else we would recommend - If you're looking for someone who will take the time and care to capture your most precious, valuable moments of your wedding day, look no further. 
Our love and wedding was beautifully captured through the camera lens of Stephane Lemaire. 
Stephane, thank you so much! 

The importance of wedding photography is underscored by how fast the day actually passes! 
To that end, Stephane works hard to ensure that the magic of that day will never be forgotten. 
We wholeheartedly endorse Stephane for his professionalism, easy-going personality, and masterful eye that seizes an air of timelessness and mystique with every photo. 
Stephane proved to us that our wedding is more than just a memory, it was art! 
Thank you for a wonderful experience!

christina & Luis

"Stephane proved to us that our wedding is more than just a memory, it was art!"

"I love pictures. I love GOOD pictures. I was looking for a photographer in El Paso and not only there. 
Nothing impressed me and I was almost disappointed when I finally got to meet Stephane. It was a blessing! 
Needless to say the results were even higher than our expectations! 
We highly recommend Stephane's services to everyone who's looking for great professional pictures for life's greatest moments. Because…
Stephane is very professional, punctual, creative, patient, attentive and just nice. 
You will even like the way he dresses for your event! 
He will do his best to get a result you are looking for (well, maybe even better…) and never disappoint you."

mila & ariel

"Needless to say the results were even higher than our expectations! "

"Here is our experience......
Being a Bridezilla, living in San Antonio and planning our wedding in El Paso was nerve wracking but as soon as I contacted Stephane, 
I knew I found what I wanted in a photographer.
Stephane took special time to get to know us in every way possible as a couple on a personal level and NOT as another planned staged photo shoot as I experienced with others before. With his truly caring professionalism, we easily planned out every detail of what we wanted for our special day and how we would cherish those memories. From our engagement photos in San Antonio to our last minute Bridal Shots, and the final Big day, he was calm and collected.
Stephane made our wedding experience so exciting and special that we will never forget all that he did for us, even when he didn't have to. He is truly an Angel in Disguise. Every last invested dime was worth what he captured through his camera lens and the photos that we will treasure for a life time.
Stephane Lemaire became a trusted friend that we can always count on for life's most important moments and would highly recommend him to those seeking a photographer to capture their most special moments as well."

elva & chris

"He is truly an Angel in Disguise "

" When we saw Stephane's website we fell in love with his work. 
We could not wait to meet him and see what he had to offer. 
Stephane made us feel very comfortable from the beginning. He is a wonderful human being with an amazing talent that shows through every photograph he takes. 
Our family and friends not only loved his work but also his personality and his charisma. 
Thank you so much Stephane for all the great memories you captured and for making our wedding truly unforgettable "

wendy & MIchael

"Stephane made us feel very comfortable from the beginning"

VENDORS

Here's a little list of some venues and vendors that I like to work with 

hair / make up design

jessica avila
915.667.0525

Neils carrasco

venues

grupo classe

CEDAR ENTERTAINMENT

wedding planners

Mint weddings and events

imagine events

band / dj

videography

jc video

cORONADO COUNTRY CLUB

EPIC RAILYARD CENTER

EL PASO COUNTRY CLUB

DOUBLE TREE HOTEL

CAMINO REAL HOTEL 

ARDOVINOS DESERT CROSSING

SELAROM

GRACE GARDENS

HOW DO WE BOOK YOU ?
We will meet at my home office and sign a contract. A $1000 non-refundable retainer is required so I can lock your date and do not book any other wedding.

CAN YOU HOLD OUR DATE ?
I can not guarantee your wedding date until the booking retainer has been paid and the contract is signed. If you are the first to contact me for a date, you will have 48 hours preference to book if another couple expresses interest to book that same date.

WHAT IF MY WEDDING IS CANCELLED ?
The retainer and all monies paid are non-refundable, once we have signed the contract, I turned down all other inquiries for your date. 

HOW MANY PICTURES WILL I GET ?
On a typical wedding day, you will receive around 800 pictures.

WILL I BE ABLE TO PRINT MY PICTURES ?
Yes absolutely, you will be able to download all your pictures and use them for printing.

DO YOU HAVE A SECOND SHOOTER ?
Most of the times, I have an assistant/second shooter, depending of your wedding, I will decide if I need to bring somebody.

DO YOU HAVE BACKUP EQUIPEMENT ?
I only have one chance at capturing your wedding, so yes I have 3 camera bodies, many lenses and flashes.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE YOU TO DELIVER MY PICTURES ?
It takes me around 6 weeks for the wedding photos and around 2 weeks for the engagement ones.

I WANT MY SESSION OUT OF EL PASO, WILL YOU TRAVEL ?
Yes, I would love to.

FAQ

WHY THE ENGAGEMENT SESSION IS ALWAYS INCLUDED IN YOUR COLLECTIONS ?
The Engagement Session is a beautiful moment for you and your fiance to share, we will spend a couple hours together and it allows us to get to know each other so on the wedding day, you feel comfortable in front of the camera, taking the portraits will be a walk in the park.

WHEN SHOULD WE SCHEDULE IT ?
Any time after we sign the contract, but I recommend to do it 3-4 months before the wedding.

WHAT TO WEAR AND WHERE DO WE GO ?
Here is what I think, it could be anywhere...What matters is that location means something to you, it is the key for you to have really unique photos that you love.
Colors !!!! Solid colors photograph the best. I would stay away from big logos or graphics, you want the attention being on you not on your shirt.
I would also stay away from shorts and white socks... :) ... It's up to you, dress up according to your personality, bring props, be yourself, be unique ...

ON THE WEDDING DAY, DO YOU TAKE FAMILY PICTURES ?
Oh yes definitely, these pictures are important, I will always spend around 30 minutes taking them.

WHAT IS A FIRST LOOK ?
The first look is when the couple sees each other before the ceremony.
Maybe you should think about it, that could be a very special moment to have on your wedding day.
I love it because it creates such a wonderful dynamic for photos and a great layout to fully enjoying the wedding day...those little moments are treasures.


FOR OUT OF TOWN WEDDING OR ENGAGEMENT SESSION, HOW DO WE ARRANGE FOR YOUR TRAVEL ? 
I will book my own airfare, hotel and transportation, so you don’t have to worry or stress about it.

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