Lara & Kjell | A Provence Wedding at Chateau Robernier

 

THE DAY BEFORE

 
 

THE WEDDING DAY

 

THE VERY NEXT DAY

 

I'm not sure where to begin with this incredible three day wedding at the stunning Chateau de Robernier in Provence. The energy, the atmosphere, the laughter, the happiness; it was all in abundance and resulted in a truly wonderful three day wedding for Lara & Kjell. Their attention to detail and level of thought for all their guests was just amazing. I can only imagine that their guests had the time of their lives. Everywhere I looked guests were truly in the moment; laughing, hugging, kissing, dancing, eating, drinking, beaming. It was spectacular. Lara & Kjell chose to have an unplugged wedding (no phones, photos etc), and it made an enormous difference. Everyone was present, focused on the wonderful events around them, no distractions, just utter happiness and enjoyment. A perfect decision in my opinion!

Lara & Kjell value and appreciate photography; it is incredibly important to them and as a result, I felt hugely privileged to have been chosen to document their wedding, after what, Lara described to be an extensive search for her perfect photographer! No pressure on me then...! Upon receiving their images, Lara sent me a wonderful message... "I have absolutely no words for how perfect they are. I literally don't know how to describe this feeling right now..we are beyond happy. My face hurts from smiling from ear to ear. There were some tears too, but mostly just plain happiness. Everybody looks so happy in the photos, our guests gave us the perfect weekend, and you managed to make the feeling last a lifetime. Thank you" This is all I can hope for, and means the world to me. I am truly grateful for the couples who trust me to document their day.

The beautiful flowers were by Laetitia C, an amazing florist whom I have worked with before. 

Lastly I want to thank Nicki Drab for being a second shooter on this wedding. My best bud and incredible side kick. She brings so much to the day, as many of my clients will attest to! I love you! And lastly, my ever patient, beautiful, husband Samuel for assisting, lugging bags, and sacrificing his own holiday days from work as a paramedic to support me, as he has done for the past 12 years that we have been together, and  the 7 years of running my business. What can I say? I'm pretty darn lucky. 

The wedding season has been busy and I only wish there were more minutes and hours in the day to share all I have been shooting...have a great weekend everyone, I will, of course, be at a wedding! xxx

 

Featured ~ You & Your Wedding

RLW_ProvenceCOVER-SEPOCT14cmykI am so excited to have this beautiful Provence wedding I shot last summer in the latest issue of You & Your Wedding. A huge thank you to Julia and the team at You & Your Wedding for featuring my work! There's nothing quite like seeing your work in print!

August is going to be a very busy one for me; starting with two weddings this week, one of which is a London elopement, I can't wait! Keep your eyes peeled for the full post of Hannah & Ben's wedding coming to the blog soon. Have a great week everyone!

You can also keep up to date with all the latest news and images on my Instagram account. My username is dominiquebaderphotography; I post a mixture of personal images along with my wedding and pre-wedding work. I must say since I started my Instagram account, not that long ago, I've become rather addictive and it's definitely my favourite social media site! You can also find my Facebook business page which I update regularly HERE.