Are you dreaming of an elopement or wedding in Paris, the French Riviera in the south of France, the lavender fields in Provence, a winter wedding on the Mont Blanc, an intimate wedding in the French Pyrenees or somewhere else in France? Of course you can combine your destination wedding with a super romantic honeymoon in France or a post wedding couple shoot in one of these places.
English speaking wedding photographer in France
I’m Renate van Dijk and I am a destination wedding photographer and the founder of Wit Photography. Although I was born in The Netherlands, I studied in England and often get asked where I’m from (as people hear an accent but do think English is my native language). Specialising in weddings abroad in Europe, I photograph weddings everywhere within Europe, but the biggest number of them take place in France (I live a 2,5 hour train ride from Paris). Have a look at my wedding photography portfolio and see where I’ve travelled to because of this passion. I would love to photograph your wedding in France because I am addicted to travelling but I love it even more when I photograph awesome couples at all kinds of beautiful places even more. I mean the mountains of the Pyrenees, a gorgeous coastal town like Nice or the sandstone Art Nouveau villas and hotels in Paris are all swell and stuff but it’s not half as good as placing a loving and fun loving couple within that frame.
I travel to Paris regularly to photograph intimate weddings as well as couple shoots in “the city of love” and I feel honoured to capture peoples love for each other every time. In 2017 in shot my first wedding France (I have been shooting weddings since 2013) and have been shooting weddings and elopements in this beautiful country ever since. This year I’ll be shooting weddings in the south of France, near Carcassonne and Toulouse, in the north in the beautiful Lorraine region at Chateau Hattonchatel and a luxurious elopement in Paris at the famous Ritz hotel.
Did you know that recently it has become possible to get married in Disneyland Paris? I’m still a major Disneyland geek (I’ve even been to Disney World, yes that big a geek ;) ) and shooting a wedding in Disneyland Paris would be A-MA-ZING (you can read more info on weddings in Disneyland Paris here)! Paris itself is of course a beautiful city to get married in anyway, with its beautiful pastel colours it is a perfect fit with my photography style. I’m more of an Anglophile then a Francophile myself, but the beautiful Art Nouveau that you can find everywhere in Paris is something that will always lure me back to this city of love.
Getting married in France
Besides Paris, France has lots of amazing places to get married. Previously I photographed a bride and groom in the north of France at a château manoir at Auxi-Le-Château, a wedding at the fairytale like 14th century castle Château de Lisse in between Bordeaux and Toulouse and at Lac de Bethmale in the French Pyrenees I also got to shoot some amazing footage as a wedding photographer. Then of course there are the lavender fields in Provence, the epic Mont St. Michel (I previously shot a wedding at the British equivalent Saint Michael’s Mount in Cornwall) and the gorgeous French Riviera where I’ve often vacationed.
In case you’re looking for a wedding location in France, a fabulous stylist, a wedding planner or a florist feel free to contact me as well, I’ll gladly help you out! I will happily help you with finding the best French wedding vendors. And I’m pretty sure we’ll find the perfect match for you and your partner so that everything on your wedding day will be as you imagined it would be.
Now you know a bit about me, I would love to hear more about you! I would love to hear all of your plans and ideas for your wedding. Please fill in this email form or email me your story in your own words at info@wit–photography.com. So I can check if I am still available on your wedding date and so I can see if me and my photography are a fit for your wedding. When you fill in the form and tell me about your plans I will email or call you back asap (at least within 48 hours) to let you know my availability for your wedding in France.
Marina & Stephen about their destination wedding in Serbia
'Having our wedding in a different country meant that we had a briefing with Renate over email which was as successful as in person as we were asked the right questions that put us at ease... On the day of our wedding celebration Renate was so easy to work with... She was responsive to all our requests as well as being non-intrusive and told the story of our day with main points beautifully captured... We are happy customers with photos to show it.'
'WOW they are beautiful!'
Jennie about her bridal prep wedding photos
'WOW they are beautiful! it's so lovely to see the other side of what was happening while I was being dragged this way and that to have hair and make up done lol! Thank you Renate!'
‘THANK YOU SO MUCH! I LOVE these and it brings back SO many memories <3 THANK YOU!’
Anne & Jacob on Instagram
'Whoohoo!!! Today we received our #weddingphotos from @witphotography. We are so happy because the #photos are gorgeous. Brace yourself, uber-ultra-mega-beautiful-wedding-photo-spam is coming'
I’m the kind of wedding photographer who believes that the most important thing on a wedding day is that you enjoy yourselves and have the most epic day possible. I wouldn’t dream of bothering you with posing while you’re cutting the cake and stuffing a piece of cake into each others mouths. I’m a non-traditional, documentary type of fine art destination wedding photographer that loves anything alternative and quirky. Read more...
+31 (0)6 1443 7993
The Hague, NL | London, UK
Available for destination weddings
in the whole of Europe
Amanda & Wesley'THANK YOU SO MUCH! I LOVE these and it brings back SO many memories <3 THANK YOU!'Anne & Jacob on Instagram'Today we received our #weddingphotos from @witphotography. Uber-mega-beautiful-wedding-photo-spam is coming'Joyce & Harm in Bruid Magazine'It clicked so well with Renate that she was basically one of the guests. Needless to say: the photos turned out amazing!'Rosanne & Kay about their 48-hour preview'RENATE :D We're in the lobby of our hotel right now and we just can't stop smiling, wow such beautiful photos already!! Thank you sooo much!!!'Yvonne & Niels on ThePerfectWedding.nl'Renate captures things without you noticing, and that is why there are no forced smiles or forced poses in any of our photos.'