Votre mariage 

Un mot 

Une journée 

Une vie pour s'en rappeler

Tout d'abord, mes félicitations pour ce petit pas pour vous mais ce bond de géant dans votre vie !

Si vous êtes ici, c’est que vous tenez à immortaliser cet évènement unique, marquant une nouvelle étape de votre vie à deux. C'est également que vous êtes à la recherche de authentic memories. Vous souhaitez à revivre cette journée si spéciale encore et encore. Vous voulez graver à jamais les rires, peurs et larmes qui ponctuent ce moment si particulier et en faire des souvenirs éternels.

Alors, vous êtes au bon endroit ! Je me propose de capturer ces instants magiques s’il en est. Que ce soit demain ou dans 7 ans, en France ou sur la Lune, en été comme en hiver, je suis là pour vous.

Le bouquet de la mariée pendant le mariage civil

Comment choisir votre photographe de mariage ?

Because each moment is unique, because you want unforgettable memories that will take you back into a moment, an instant, the choice of your wedding photographer is important. Indeed, he will be as close as possible to you throughout this day, in moments of shared joy or private intimacy. You should make this choice carefully and and select a person who suits you. Because, It will be more difficult for you to be natural in front of the lens of the photographer with whom you have no affinity than with a " one-day friend ".

Je vous propose donc avant tout de vous guider un peu, que je sois le photographe de votre cœur ou pas. 

  1. Parcourez ses photos (oui oui, c'est mon premier conseil ^^) et surtout, les photographies de mariage où le couple est présent. Un mariage n'est pas une séance grossesse ou une séance de studio, ça n'a rien à voir. Egalement, évitez de vous focaliser sur les photos où l'on ne voit que la mariée... Il peut s'agir de séances d'inspiration avec un modèle professionnel et des conditions très différentes d'un vrai mariage. Cela vous permettra d'appréhender son style, de voir l'attitude des mariés devant son objectif.
  2. Cherchez des atomes crochus. Le plus important après les photos c'est la personne. Le photographe va vous accompagner toute la journée. Il sera là pour les grands et les petits moments. Il faut absolument être à l'aise avec lui pour éviter les regards et sourires crispés qui rendent les photos quelconques. Vos photos doivent être comme vous : uniques !... Votre relation avec votre photographe également.
  3. Rencontrez-le ! Que ce soit par skype, zoom, autour d'un verre, surtout rencontrez-le, découvrez sa personnalité et demandez-lui de vous expliquer sa méthode de travail. Le photographe c'est comme les petits plats de la réception : tant qu'on a pas goûté on ne peut pas décider.

Maintenant que vous avez votre checklist, et si on prenait quelques minutes pour se découvrir ?

Are we meant to be together ?

I'll present myself briefly : Sylvain, born in Marseille. I moved for about ten years in the south-west of France, but finally back in Provence . I'm a Geek convinced that one day Han will shoot first again. I love series, movies, computers electronics and, especially, planes and the space race. My Dream? to be a lunar photographer during the next step on Selene. If you wan to discover me more, I suggest you read my description page.

But of all these passions, the one that is most deeply rooted in my soul is certainly the photo. I started photography about ten years ago with natural portraiture and studio photography. Passionate by this field, I started to do Wedding Photography to capture your emotions, your little gestures, your embracing hands, and all those other little things that make our heart beat.

Sylvain Arki - Photographe de mariage dans le sud de la france

Memories Are Forever

Parlons de ma vision de la photographie de mariage. Déjà une première question : pourquoi est-ce que je fais de la photo de mariage ? La réponse est évidente : pour bien manger ! Mais en fait non. Si je veux participer à votre moment, c’est par passion. La passion de faire ressortir vos émotions, de surprendre les petits regards échangés ou les situations incongrues.

The photo posed does not interest me, the tense smiles accompanied by stressed looks never make nice photos... Worse, they don't make great memories. It's not those photographies that will make you relive the emotions felt on your wedding day. I consider my work to be perfectly done if you wipe a tear looking at your photos reliving a moment of tenderness or laugh looking at a moment of joy. Of course, you can count on me to take the classic group photos if you choose to, but they won't be as imperishable as your little complicit looks or the witness dancing on the table.

The newlyweds enjoy a little time in the middle of the vineyards of Provence.

A wedding photographer closer to you

In order to get to know you, to determine your little habits, your little acts of affection, I always offer to you an "engagement session" before the wedding. Why ? Because during this session I can start to understand you, to anticipate your looks your squabbles, and everything that makes your couple such a special team. During this session I gradually invite myself into your little bubble to capture you at the most appropriate time. Thus, on your wedding day, you will be accustomed to my presence and I will be able to react as well as I can to immortalize your most beautiful gestures of tenderness.

But more than a simple photo series, the strength of the memory that we will create lies in the way I'll tell your story. To do this, I use an approach called the " Storytelling " . In this way, I arrange your photographs in order to create a coherent sequence, which takes you by the hand and brings you back to the day of your wedding to relive the slightest sensations moment by moment. From the preparations to the ceremony, from the cocktail to the first dance, from the engagement session to the relaxed brunch of the next day, I suggest you to become the witnesses of this event in which you were once the actors.

But since a picture is worth more than a long speech, I suggest you get a glimpse of your future memories...

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You liked it ?

Then, let me add something : I am not just your wedding photographer who takes ridiculous positions to capture you. Indeed, being present at every moment, I'll be your best friend during this day, from the hairdressing session to the last dance, from the first look to the "yes" that will change your life.

So, if you need anything, I'm here ! No space to store your phones ? I have free pockets ! You didn't plan to wipe a tear ? Sylvain is here ! "Oops, I forgot the rings in the room.. But where did the photographer go?"... In the room, of course !

A wedding is indeed filled with little things that will only be good memories tomorrow. But the slightest hitch on this day can quickly seem insurmountable. For that, I'm here too...

Discover the experience they had in front of my lens



Nous avons fait la connaissance de Sylvain lors de notre séance photo fiançailles. Il a su nous rassurer, nous mettre à l’aise et nous apporter de nombreux conseils et retours d’expérience concernant l’organisation de la journée. Nous étions alors totalement prêts à lui faire confiance pour le jour J. Nous sommes aujourd'hui pleinement satisfaits du travail qu'il a réalisé. Au-delà de la qualité de ses photos, Sylvain a su nous accompagner lors de cette journée si chargée en émotion et a fait l'unanimité auprès de nos invités. Il a brillé par son écoute, sa discrétion, sa présence et sa disponibilité. Sylvain est aussi professionnel que sympathique et impliqué. Que de bons souvenirs! Nous recommandons Sylvain les yeux fermés.

Joanne and François

A great time

We chose Sylvain for our engagement and are very happy. Sylvain successed to put us both at ease during the couple session. He is a good listener and very friendly. His presence throughout the day was very pleasant and discreet when necessary. Count on Sylvain to be your best friend on this particular day. The quality and beauty of his photos are there to create wonderful memories. We thank Sylvain and of course we recommend him as a photographer!
(Translated from french)

Ingrid and Tanguy

If you're looking for a photographer for your wedding, you've found one!

Patient, benevolent, professional, he listens to your every wish.
We weren't used to taking pictures at all, certainly a bit tense at the idea of someone following us around all day. He was able to make us feel comfortable thanks to the engagement session, he also came with me, the bride, for the preparation: make-up and hairdressing. I never felt uncomfortable, I even forgot him for a while. I didn't realize that he had taken some photos until I received the reportage, when it was just the two of us.
His discretion is such that even our 2 and a half year old twins are stunningly natural in the pictures. He managed to capture moments of grace! His kindness allowed him to tame our daughter who is very shy, with people she doesn't know very well.
Everything is beautiful. The photos are very natural, sublimate their subjects, even funny which doesn't spoil anything. The photo book is beautiful and of exceptional quality.
In short, all this to say a big thank you, Sylvain, for having been by our side during all this day, rich in emotions, and thanks to you, in memories. We'll never forget it from now on...
(Translated from french)

Françoise and Christophe

Frequently asked questions

We're getting married far far away from you, can you come and join us ?

Can we reach you to get a first quote before a real life or Skype meeting ?

Do you speak English?

We love the Paris Saint Germain, you will still give us the best of yourself ?

The Champomy Clause

One thing to know: I don't drink (at all) alcohol because I don't like it. So it has become a tradition with my friends to celebrate important things (birthdays, weddings, etc.) with Champomy rather than Champagne. So much so that it is considered that we didn't celebrate an event if we didn't have our glass of sparkling apple juice!

And yet I appreciate sharing your happiness and toasting with you during the evening to celebrate your union. So I propose the Champomy clause: you toast with sparkling apple juice with me and I'll prepare a little surprise for you!

There is nothing mandatory of course, but it will be my pleasure to share this cup with you :).

The floor is yours

I have talked a lot about myself and this moment we are going to share, now it's up to you! I look forward to getting to know you and meeting you. To discover your little habits and your love. Tell me about your couple, your interests, your wedding project, I want to know everything! It's the best way for us to have a great time on the big day!
It is now up to you to tell me your story in the form below.