Select Page

CHATEAU DE LISSE, LOT ET GARONNE, JOANNE & IVAN

Firehorse Photography France

Joanne & Ivan though originally from Ireland, have lived in Calgary Canada for the last 4 or so years.

I first met them several minutes before starting the days coverage of their wedding.

I’m always slightly ‘nervous’ for want of a better term when it comes to not having met clients prior to photographing them and their day as I never quite know what I am going to get and wedding photography is very much about getting all your planets in align, – location/settings, weather, light, subject, composition, cropping/framing and moment.

Fortunately every single planet aligned for their wedding at the delightful Chateau de Lisse and I am becoming quite a regular there having shot a wedding there last year and having another at the end of this month, plus bookings for 2015.

So the location is great, the venue a delight, the people that run it very welcoming (Jo and her husband, chef, Jean-Marc plus Father William & Sister Catherine), the weather was perfect, the light just about as good as it gets and the rest was very much about ‘them’ and ‘me’.

Me, – I always turn up with the same skills, tools and passion for my craft, but what makes the fundamental difference between a decent set of images and the most comprehensive set of results, is the clients and to an extent, the guests.

They couldn’t have been better. Both Joanne and Ivan, though a few inevitable nerves, took it all in their stride and their families were both as equally welcoming and laid back.

I also love these small(er) weddings because ‘everything’ still happens (in this case no speeches or dancing) as at a large(r) wedding, but on a more intimate level and their is something special about that. Just 14 of them at this one.

Full gallery with international print ordering facility available here and Joanne & Ivan, I hope you love the pictures as much as you do each other.

A001

A002

A003

A004

A005

A006

A007

A008

A009

A010

A011

A012

A013

A014

A015

A016

A017

A018

A019

A020

A021

A022

A023

A024

A025

A026

A027

A028

A029

A030

A031

A032

A033

A034

A035

A036

A037

A038

A039

A040

A041

A042

A043

A044

A045

A046

A047

A048

A049

A050

A051

A052

A053

A054

A055

A056

A057

A058

A059

A060

A061

A062

A063

A064

A065

A066

A067

A068

A069

A070

A071

A072

A073

A074

A075

A076

A077

A078

A079

A080

A081

A082

A083

A084

A085

A086

A087

A088

A089

A090

A091

A092

A093

A094

A095

A096

A097

A098

A099

A100

A101

A102

A103

A104

A105

A106

A107

A108

A109

A110

A111

A112

A113

A114

A115

A116

A117

A118

A119

A120

A121

A122

A123

A124

A125

A126

A127

A128

A129

A130

A131

A132

A133

A134

A135

A136

A137

A138

A139

A140

A141

A142

A143

A144

A145

A146

A147

A148

A149

A150

A151

A152

A153

A154

A155

A156

A157

A158

A159

A160

A161

A162

A163

A164

A165

A166

A167

A168

A169

A170

A171

A172

A173

A174

A175

A176

A177

A178

A179

A180