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RF Wedding of the Week: A French Wedding Filled with Family Memories by Thierry Joubert

By // March 19, 2014 // Posted in Wedding of the Week


Julia & Pierre by Pretty Days Thierry Joubert 22Wedding and lifestyle photographer Thierry Joubert (Pretty Days Wedding Photographer), from Biarritz, France, says that when it comes to wedding day reportage, his only obsession is “to tell a story—the place, the time, details, a bird flying in the sky, a light through a curtain, every moment of the day. I want to capture each detail of the day to permit me to tell every past moment and experience.”

Julia & Pierre by Pretty Days Thierry Joubert 09In the case of New York-based couple Julia and Pierre’s wedding in  La Turballe, France, Joubert shot in Pierre’s family home that Joubert describes as “a unique place in a magical atmosphere where we can feel traces and memories of stories in every room of the house.”

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As long as he’s catching the light at the end of the day and preserving lovers’ legacies, Joubert is content. Only one dream still eludes him, he says: Shooting a wedding in the U.S.
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To see more of this wedding, visit Joubert’s website.

To submit a Wedding of the Week,  email Jessica.

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Jacqueline Tobin

Jacqueline Tobin

Jacqueline Tobin is the Editor-in-Chief of Rangefinder magazine and the author of Wedding Photography Unveiled: Inspiration and Insight From 20 Top Photographers (Amphoto Books, 2009); and The Luminous Portrait (Amphoto Books, 2012). The second-generation native New Yorker cherishes her Sunday mornings hunkered down with The New York Times, fresh bagels and a great cup of coffee.

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2 Comments

  1. Hi,
    Thanks a ton for your article. Julia and Pierre families did a great event. Just notice that our house is near Guérande (Saint Molf) in the south of Bretagne while Biarritz is Basque region of France.
    Thanks,