I am a fine art, film & digital French Riviera wedding photographer. Established in Roquebrune Cap-Martin since 1996, I founded my one-of-a-kind studio after rewarding artistic global coverage with International Luxury Brands. I’m a member of the SWPP (society of portrait and wedding photographer) and I’m passionate about Destination Wedding as well as Fashion and Lifestyle photography. I’m so honoured to be featured in Wedding and Women publications as Monaco Madame Magazine, French Wedding style, Brides UK. My aesthetic approach is sincere and refreshing with a mission that beauty shines from within. Travel is a passion. As a Destination wedding photographer, I travel around the globe for your wedding. I speak French, Italian and English. I propose honest photography with an editorial touch.
If you're getting married in Dubai I will recommend this outstanding venues: Burj Alarab, Atlantis the Palm, Palace Downtown, Four Seasons. Your getting married in Abu dhabi? Emirates Palace, Al Jumeirah Etihad Towers, Rosewood Hotels,The St. Regis, InterContinental.
And if you are a Desert lover, I recommand to do a photoshoot in the desert of Dubai or Abu Dhabi.
Destination wedding Paris
Perhaps one of the most romantic cities in the world, Paris, France, will easily capture your heart as you stroll through its streets enjoying local cuisine, charming cafes and the beautiful city lights reflecting off of the stunning River Seines.
No destination wedding to Paris is complete without a visit to the Eiffel Tower, the city’s most iconic landmark.
If you're getting married in Paris, I will recommend this Paris wedding venues: Le Shangrila, Le Meurice, Château Vaut le Vicompte, Le Ritz, Chateau Saint-Barthélémy or a luxurious private apartement.
A fine art photographer for your wedding
You are currently discovering my work, and it is not a coincidence. I sincerely believe that the personality of a photographer is visible through these photos. You have been sensitive and I thank you warmly. As a wedding photographer on the French Riviera, and as a destination wedding photographer, I pay particular attention to portraying only honest and candid moments. Even when I will help you to pose.
That's why I'll find the best light while you're on your first look. I will take authentic photographs. Every detail matters, so I'll photograph each of your wedding in a way to tell a story. That is . I will be the storyteller of your wedding.
WHY AM I DOING WHAT I DO IT?
I am a fine art photographer, being a French Riviera wedding photographer , I work to develop my sensitivity to the world through my photography. You and I have a lot in common we are sentient beings to the world around us. I am looking for something bigger and more beautiful every day of my life. That's why you'll find me more often on a plane, a train rather than at home. My husband and I share this passion for travelling. I had the pleasure of photographing in Milan; at Lake Como, Dubai, Thailand, Los Angeles, San Fransisco, Croatia, Paris, Barcelona. I am an adventurer in the soul looking for the transcendent.
NATURAL LIGHT IS ALL I NEED.
I work mainly in natural light, so I only use flash on very rare occasions. Even in the evening when the light drops you will see me very seldom used my flash that I keep for studio use. Natural light is the foundation of my photography. When you look at a landscape, you do not see it by flash it is the same for the less enlightened scene. As a result, I favour this abundant light.
A FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHER FOR YOUR WEDDINGS
The fine art theme is a concept that is sometimes difficult to understand so let me explain it briefly. Fine art photography is meant to be a soft and luminous photograph. This fine art look is unique to film photography. I work on film, and the result is simply very different from digital. You will notice a certain depth in film photography, a certain consistency, a force in the landscape and a sweetness at the same time.
The elopement of Pauline and Michael in Paris was made 80% with film. Why not 100%? I like to have an instant result on a report to be able to share it immediately. The film requires a little patience because the photos must be developed. I work with Carmencita Lab in Spain. The turn around time depending on the quantities of rolls. The turn around for 5 rolls is 1 week. The processing time of rolls is equivalent to the necessary retouching with the digital photos.
Your destination wedding With Gabriella Vanstern
French Riviera & destination wedding photographer
"Gabriella Vanstern offers elegant and artistic photography that captures the true romance of your day"
"Gabriella is incredibly talented! She captured every emotion"
-sheri & daren
"We couldn't have asked for a better photographer"