About JBJ Pictures
I was born and raised in Paris, France, by a wonderful mother who designed wedding dresses for Christian Lacroix. So my interest in fashion, weddings and photography started at a very young age.
There is something special about capturing a brief moment in time, a split second that can never be recreated, but can be cherished for generations to come. It’s in these brief moments that the stories of our lives are told. As a French photographer, I have traveled within five continents and fluently speak English, French and Spanish. This global perspective has helped me develop a unique style with influence from many different cultures. My unique photography style has attracted the attention of big-name brands such as Samsung, Pandora, Chase, Garnier, Neutrogena, Haagen-Dasz and many more.
I believe that the essence of who we are is captured in the smiles, the laughter, the tears, and the fleeting moments that make up our true life stories. All of these moments happen on a wedding day and it is my greatest pleasure to capture them for everyone to remember. As a wedding photographer based in San Francisco, I travel within the Bay Area and worldwide to document couples' most special days. No matter how many engagements and weddings I have done, I will always treat yours with the utmost importance so that you have the best experience.
Contact me with any questions and make sure to check out the testimonials from my Yelp page to hear more about my wonderful couples' experience!
Fun facts you would never know about me
- I have a Master's degree in Business Administration from a top-world Business School
- I love surfing, I actually knew how to surf before I could swim!
- Although I am French, I only started enjoying wine after I took wine classes to embrace the French gastronomy. My favorite kind of wine is a full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon and I also love tasting new wines from different regions, whether it is in France, California, South Africa or other beautiful places.
- I am crazy for Ben & Jerry's ice cream, I always have about 8 pints of Ben & Jerry's ice cream in my freezer (I can only eat ice cream during a movie night though!)
A few words about my style and how I work
I love what I do. I am outgoing, creative and reliable. Wherever I am working, I will always do my best to make you feel comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera. I compose my images with a lot of natural light and natural emotions.
People say that they love my photos because they tell a beautiful story truthfully and naturally. People like that I can capture emotions. I am often asked how I do to make people look so natural and comfortable. I think it's my personality and the way I compose my images with natural light. I have done a lot of fashion work when I lived in New York City so I also master artificial lighting with flashes to create beautiful photos. This is especially useful during party and night shots.
To sum up, my style is timeless with a lot of natural light, natural poses and emotions.
I photograph only in raw which is the highest resolution format for images and the most flexible: it is editable in high resolution. Once I am done shooting, I upload all of the images on my computer and make 2 backups for safety. Then, the biggest part of the work starts: the selecting and editing process. After a wedding for instance, I usually end up with more than 2,000 images. I go through each of them several times before selecting the best ones and editing them into high resolution Jpegs. My turnaround is way above average in the industry, getting you the edited images within 2 weeks for sessions (3 hours or less) and 3-8 weeks for weddings and large events. You receive the edited images with full personal rights in a beautiful private gallery where you can order prints and albums. Feel free to contact me now if you have any questions!