Get to know me
- PLEASE CALL ME ERIC -
My name is Eric-René, and I am the guy behind the lens. I am a full time dreamer and definitely not a traditional photographer.
I am specialised in Wedding Photography, Engagement, Couple Sessions, Love Stories.
I have always loved traveling and discovering new things. During my childhood, I was fascinated by documentaries about nature, animals and wildlife. I started to create and live in my own world. I was fond of imaging the world, watching television, movies and National Geographic shows or Jacques Cousteau expeditions.
But I forgot to dream. For few years, when I was at Uni, I wanted to improve myself, maybe somewhere else, make my parents proud of me. Thus I finally got my First Degree -
My bohemian soul resurfaced and I choose to move on in this big world, trying to discover the life essential beauty.
I worked on my first wedding, my friends' one, and I just fell in love with the job.
Not only because I finally felt free to do want I wanted to, but more because I loved having the opportunity to express my inner feelings. I love being a storyteller and the most important for me is to explain a full day with 500 pictures full of small gestures, emotions and love rather than to only have just a couple of artistic shoots.
2009 Rheims, France. This is the city I use to live for my studies. The found a job as commercial. I was selling cameras.
2010 Started to work on my art and took inspiration in Fashion and Street photography.
2011 Moved to Ales in the south part of France to work in advertising. Met my beautiful partner Karolina.
2012 Moved to Scotland to follow my Girlfriend. Started to advertise on Gumtree.
2013 Worked as part time gaming tester doing translation for french players and cover wedding at Weekends.
2014 Went to my first workshop and it gave me the extra push to pass full time.
Joined the amazing team of the Wedding Collective.
2015 Did travel a lot between France and Scotland to cover weddings.
2016 Started to develop workshops and podcasts.
Launch MyBigWorkshop.com first version.
2017 I won the trophy of the best wedding photographer in Europe at the BodaF conference in Barcelona
Launched another personal project for french photographers (Resonance). Many travels are coming and can't wait to be few months older to see what 2018 gave me.
Food : Sushi, Pizza, Curry
Sport : Playing basket-ball and swimming
Music : The XX, the Daft Punk, Woodkid, Marvin Gaye, Artic Monkeys, Ray Lamontagne and Nirvana
Movies : Wong Kar Wai, Bela Tarr, Wes Anderson, Yasujiro Ozu, Ghibli Studio
Art : All the Dutch Painting generation
Favorite Month : May
Tv Shows : Stanger Things, Luther, Utopia, How I met your mother, Hannibal
Animals : Dogs and Cats lover, Foxes, no allergies declare so far
Random Things : I use to collect stones, stamps. I love to hear the rain on a warm day. I use to be a french champion of Chess, be scout for several years, finished university after 3 first degrees at the age of 27, move to Scotland because of my girlfriend. I still need a good diet.
Food : Offals, Fat
Sport : Cricket (far too log and I don't get the stats)
Music : Techno Music and French Rap Music
Movies : Albinos Alligator (and I paid 10 euros to watch that movie at theater), Colossal
Worst Month : January
Animals : Spiders
Random Things : Fears of High and Sharks
Movies and Music drive me day after day, I cannot imagine to live without it.
Here are video and song lists which inspire me. They are part of my life and made me the person I am.
If you like it then you will be in touch with me.
What framing am I looking for ?
What songs am I listening ?