WOW LOVES... Manon Pauffin Photography
Manon is dedicated to capturing your love story and the precious little moments that would otherwise never be seen again, and this is why we love her. Today, we find out about what makes her tick, and it is bloody heartwarming! <3
Hello! Who are you and what lovely thing do you do?
“Hi I’m Manon and what I'm not is a traditional wedding photographer! My style is ‘documentary’, and I focus on intimate couple portraits. The idea is to tell a couple’s real love story and capture who they really are. The aim is to create a safe space where my couples can be themselves with me because I’m essentially asking them to fall in love all over again in front of the lens.”
WHY do you do what you do? I set up my business because…
“I just love observing couples and capturing who they are: all those tiny gestures that go unnoticed. The wedding in itself doesn’t mean much - it’s the people who are present I’m interested in. Their gestures, their emotions, an embrace, laughter, the dance moves… The wedding is just the wrapping; what matters is what’s inside.”
Why will Way Out Wedding readers be thanking their lucky stars they booked you?
“Because I really do care! I want my couples to have great images they connect with, but I also want them to have a great time. Most people don't realise this, but a wedding photographer is much more than just that, and we're often the couple's anchor when things get a bit too much.”
What are you most proud of in your business so far?
“I guess everything. I see it grow, slowly but surely, and even though I don't always notice, it's come a long way! I'm always working to improve both the artistic side and the business side so that I can give my couples more.”
Do you have a tip for those getting married?
“CHOOSE SUPPLIERS WHO CARE! Don’t settle for anything else. I promise there are lots of amazing wedding vendors out there who will not only do their jobs well, but who also really care about giving couples the best possible experience and making a difference on their wedding day. Make it a priority, from the venue to the bridal shop - it’ll save you a lot of heartache!”
What inspires me is...
“Light! I swear I spend my days obsessed with light.”
My heroes are…
“I don't really like the word ‘hero’, but let's go with Princess Leia.”
Your theme tune is…
“Yup, Star Wars.”
I know it's like picking a favourite child, but let's go there - what's your fave wedding you've worked on?
“I don't think it would be fair to pick a favourite wedding, but obviously whenever I become friends with a couple I've photographed, that set of images takes on a different meaning.”
The next adventure for my business is…
“Shhh, it's a secret!”
THANK YOU SO MUCH, MANON! We salute you!!