About Studio Lumen
At Studio Lumen, the goal is for you, their client, to keep the memories of your wedding fresh in your minds for the rest of your lives, using the only thing from your big day, besides your marriage, that increases in value with time: the photographs. As your photographers, they believe in that importance, and they have the experience, skill, artistry, and work ethic to make that happen.
Studio Lumen engages with you, so that your images will be more authentic, and be participants rather than just observers, for more intimate moments. They do that by getting to know you, before and during your wedding, so that you can feel comfortable and relaxed in front of the lens, have more fun, and be able to look back at those images and relive how you truly felt on your wedding day. Inquire to find out what dates are available for 2019 and 2020.
They have two service levels: Lead+Lead or Lead+2nd, described below.
Gillian and Jean-Marc worked as separate lead shooters for nearly ten years. They are individually capable of complete and stunning coverage of any aspect of a wedding day, such as portraits of the bridal party, bride & groom, family photos, decor, ceremony, getting ready, etc. Working as co-leads since 2015, they have developed a unique and fun way of combining their experience, vision and creativity into one team. That means more seamless and complete coverage of events as they unfold, if needed simultaneous coverage of various aspects of a wedding day (e.g., simultaneous coverage of family photos and reception decor), and more creative ideas and feedback from each other so that their clients get the absolute best wedding photography on offer.
The Lead+2nd option is the industry standard. It includes full and complete coverage by one of either Gillian or Jean-Marc, with one of their trusted and talented second shooters, capturing 2nd angles, candids, group shots, and getting ready shots.
The Lead Only option is only available for four (4) hours of coverage or less, and is with either Gillian or Jean-Marc.
How they work
The photos are important, and they take their job seriously, so they want each of their clients to get the attention and effort they deserve. As such they limit the number of weddings they do each year, so that they can deliver the top quality work that they expect of themselves - and more importantly develop the warm relationship that they feel is best for you, their clients.
On the job they are easy-going and fun, and along with their expertise working with other couples just like you, who are not professional models, their aim is to not only make you look great, but also for you to have a wonderful and fun time, whether during portraits or documenting the events. Combine that with the expertise and skill, developed over 14 years in the business, Studio Lumen wants you to trust that they are working hard not to miss a thing, and that they will capture truly authentic, emotional, memorable, and stunning images.
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Max & Iola · Married on 23/11/2017
We can't thank Gillian and Jean Marc enough for their attentive work on our wedding photos. From the moment we met them we felt instantly connected. We were all on the same page right away. They bring their enthusiasm and expertise to the table and it was so easy to work with them. What they do is truly art and we made the best decision in working with them. Our photos were sent to us in a timely fashion and they are all pure magic. We can't wait to work with them again.
Thank you guys! We are so happy!Sent on 09/01/2018
Amy Larsen · Married on 30/06/2019
We had the privilege to work with the amazing Jean-Marc and Gillian for our wedding and we had an absolute blast. We always had prompt replies to emails and questions, and it was easy to see from the start (our first meeting) that they both love photography and wished to help make our wedding photography exactly what we wanted it to be. They were so much fun to be around that there was no awkwardness during the photo taking and their personalities were so bright and energetic. They also handled the kids and family very well, so that the many many family photos that we had to do were done in a flash. They were also very open to all our crazy photo ideas and gave just as many ideas in return. When all was said and done, we received our photos super quickly and there were so many! They gave us many options of key shots so that we could pick exactly which position or expression we liked best. We had such a great experience with them and are so happy with their work, we couldn't recommend them more!Sent on 11/08/2019
Studio Lumen's reply:Thank you Amy and Evan for these amazing comments, it means so much to us to hear how your experience was and for you to share it. We both had such a great time with you! Thank you again for trusting us to photograph possibly the most important day of your lives!
Katherine · Married on 03/09/2016
Gillian & Jean-Marc were an absolute pleasure to work with. Minutes into our consultation we were ready to hire them as our photographers. They are both extremely personable, friendly, and professional. Both Gillian & Jean-Marc were extremely responsive to emails and inquiries, making the planning run extremely smoothly. I highly recommend scheduling an engagement shoot as it gives you an opportunity to get a feel for their style, and in turn get some amazing photos. Gillian & Jean-Marc are both extremely talented photographers and will make you feel very comfortable in front of the camera. Leading up to the wedding we did a site visit of our wedding venue so that they would know where to get some of the best shots. On the day of our wedding they were beyond amazing. Every moment was captured perfectly and the photos turned out amazing. We booked them for the full 8 hours (beginning at 2:00 for some getting ready photos, ceremony beginning at 3:00). This was the perfect amount of time as they were able to capture some amazing photos from the dance in addition to all of the Ceremony, Portrait, and Reception photos. Our guests were even raving about how awesome our photographers were, and that they could not wait to see all of the pictures. All of our pictures turned out amazing - and each time I look at them I get to relive each tiny moment that happened on our big day. Highly recommend!Sent on 25/11/2016
Check out some of the client slideshows on their website to get an idea of their work:
Holly M · Married on 08/10/2018
Wonderful to work with, beautiful photos!
Gillian and Jean-Marc were a pleasure to work with and made our wedding photography experience so smooth and fun! We purchased their small wedding 4-hour package with a principal and assistant photographer. As we lived out of town, Gillian and Jean-March were happy to meet me with me on Skype to answer any questions and talk about the vision for the day. They were really friendly, personal, professional and attentive and I was bowled over by the customer service. It's so important to have responsive vendors when planning a wedding! Moreover, their pricing was very good value and they had a number of package options depending on length of coverage, number of photographers etc.
I would really recommend paying for the additional photographer, as you get so many more photos from a different perspective. Very much worth the money.
Gillian and Jean-Marc kept in touch throughout the planning and answered any questions promptly. They were even lovely enough to ask a makeup artist for some advice for me, as I was doing my own wedding makeup and was worried about photo flash (not an issue, it turns out).
On the day, Gillian and her assistant photographer arrived well on time and were great fun to work with. They blended in and managed to capture everything as it was, which is exactly what we had asked for. They picked out a good spot for us to take some portraits with a mountain view, and showed a lot of concern for keeping me warm on the freezing cold day! They were good humoured and provided good direction to help us get good shots. They also kept everything on time and made sure we got to actually take part in enjoying our wedding day!
We received an online low-res gallery around 7 weeks after the wedding, followed by a USB stick with all the high-res copies (around 1200 photos) the week after.
The photos are beautiful and our friends and family loved them. The photos of our speeches/speech reactions in particular are priceless.
All in all, Studio Lumen made the photography one of the most stress-free and happy aspects of our wedding experience!Sent on 17/12/2018
Khrystyna & Oleksa · Married on 06/08/2016
Jean-Marc took our engagement photos and our wedding photos. He was amazing to work with! He is very professional, and made us feel very comfortable in front of the camera. He took lots of beautiful candid shots that captured the emotion from our wedding day. He also helped to position us so that we caught the best light, and that our pictures were amazing. He is very creative with the angles of that he uses so that the pictures are truly one of a kind and very beautiful. He is very responsive to emails and questions and very helpful in finding the best place to take pictures for your vision. He even met us for coffee before our engagement shoot so that we could go over our vision for the shoot and what we wanted to capture. The pictures turned out amazing, and we are always getting compliments on them. We would recommend him to everyone!Sent on 06/12/2016
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