Premier wedding photography in the South of France. Over a decade of experience has helped to establish relationships with the major agents and venues in the region, also helping to develop a network of dedicated affiliated professionals.
Pat Denton is an international press photographer for the London based agency WENN (World Entertainment News Network). His worldwide published images include: Madonna, Robbie Williams, Sharon Stone, Lenny Kravitz and Claudia Schiffer. He started doing weddings in Paris in the ’90s and founded Revelation Studios specializing in ‘reportage’ weddings in 2000 after moving to Cannes on the French Riviera.
“While I was the Paris based photographer for WENN, I had several requests from friends and business acquaintances to cover their weddings. At that time there was no such genre as ‘wedding photojournalism’ and my contacts were looking for someone with a fresh approach. At that stage I had not planned to seriously market the weddings, but it kind of developed hand in hand with the advent of digital cameras, which we press photogs had to keep up with – with all the competition, we had no choice!
Digital really changed my life – it enabled rapid, candid shooting, with no limit on the image quantity and allowed immediate viewing of tricky lighting conditions. This meant I could get away from the ‘old school’ of shooting on a cumbersome medium format film camera and always doing a similar set of a limited number of posed shots.
I often work with ‘second shooters’, usually female (to make the bride feel more comfortable during the ‘preparations’) for larger events, who are full professional in their own right (rather than just ‘assistants’) & also have my own team of hairdressers & stylists.
We are very fortunate here on the Cote d’Azur to have some of the most spectacular wedding venues in the world. People are continuing to use the south of France as a destination wedding, and most of our clients are from overseas – USA, UK, UAE, etc. Many have second, or vacation homes here and I am happy to be associated with fabulous wedding locations such as: Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, Chateau de la Napoule, Chateau de la Chevre d’Or & Chateau Diter
I work with a couple of Wedding Book manufacturers & do my own layouts for those. I would welcome a visit to my Cannes office to discuss any event & look at samples, etc.”