Interview: Icy Lazare Photography
How long have you been photographing weddings for and how did you get into it?
I started shooting weddings in 2009. I was doing a lot of landscape photography and I was kind of missing seeing people’s emotions. So I asked around to find a few couples who would have me at their wedding. I was very lucky to get some great responses. I shot 5 weddings that summer and fell in love with the whole process. I realised that this is a job that can never been taken for granted, I could never shoot two of the same and that was it for me. I am still good friends with the 5 couples who took a chance on me in that summer.
What do you particularly like about photographing weddings?
Being a part of a something special. A wedding is like a little space/time bubble. Nothing else during that day matters. I am in a constant state of awe and nervous energy. It can take me hours to come down after I get back home or to the hotel. And I enjoy that, that feeling that you gave it your all. And it’s above all, the relationship with my clients, that I really cherish. The complete privilege to start as a stranger when they first book you and end up with a very special bond over the years.
How would you describe your style and approach?
Documentary and creative. I don’t direct or stage anything during the day. I document the day as it unfolds.
I have my eyes and ears on full alert throughout the whole day. The only time I do a little bit of tweaking is during the group shots and the couple shots.
What advice would you give to couples looking for a wedding photographer?
Do your research, don’t go with someone you think will do. Of course You need to like the style of the photography and the price, but you definitely need to like the photographer. That person is going to be with you the whole day, and that’s too good a day to waste on regrets.
What tips would you share with couples to help their day go more smoothly?
Don’t panic! 🙂 Plan as much as you can, put a lot of personal touches. It’s your day, do what you want. Weddings have come a long way from the stiff, one fits all and there really isn’t anything to stop you make it truly your day.
Finally… What’s the best moment you’ve had as a wedding photographer?
An impossible question to answer. Too many . But my best answer would be ,my best moment will be at my next wedding. There is always something special happening. That’s why I love this job…
Many thanks for Icy for talking with us, if you would like to find out more about her and get in touch about your big day then you can do so through her profile page here.