yay! you’re

tying the knot

and you’ve decided to elope

Time passes faster than you think and your wedding ceremony goes by in a blur. I create photos that capture you, the emotions and your love story in a truthful, effortless way so that you never forget your elopement or the way you felt.

Because your love story deserves to be told.

manon x

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret:

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.

The Little Prince

YOUR EXPERIENCE

Choosing the right photographer to capture your elopement in a way that’s natural, authentic and beautiful can be difficult, I know.

Because I only take 20 bookings per year, with me you’ll never feel like “just another engaged couple”.

I’ll take the time to get to know you to create unique elopement photos filled with emotion that capture you just as you are: effortlessly in love.

Let me help you honour your love story by creating meaningful, emotive photographs in a natural and effortless way.

BE YOURSELVES, UNAPOLOGETICALLY

The answer is simple:

To get beautiful, natural elopement photos you need a photographer who cares and who will take the time to get to know you BEFORE your wedding. It’s my job to create a space where you feel comfortable and you can be yourselves, unapologetically.

To create a bespoke wedding experience for each of my couples, I limit my availability to 20 weddings per year. 

RELAXED

INTIMATE

& emotive 

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THE MOST INCREDIBLE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Manon was the most incredible wedding photographer we could have asked for. Right from the very first meeting her friendly, bubbly personality made both of us feel immediately at ease. We are both fairly awkward around cameras, strangers and with being affectionate in front of people/in public making getting photos of us as a couple difficult but Manon managed to get hundreds that we love!

Tabitha + Benjamin

THE FOOLPROOF PLAN

Planning to elope can bring with it a lot of pressure but I promise I will be with you every step of the way to help you make choices that are right for you and have the day you’re dreaming of. I have a foolproof plan to get natural elopement photos you’ll love.

GETTING TO KNOW YOU

I have a whole workflow designed specifically to get to know you and learn what makes you tick and it’s my job to create a space where you can be yourselves.

TIMELINE PLANNING

Whether you’re having a micro wedding with only a few people or have decided to elope with just the two of you, we’ll work on your elopement timeline together to make sure you’re doing exactly what you want to be doing.

Elopement Day

At this point, we’ll know each other pretty well and be on the same page so you’ll be able to relax and just enjoy yourselves. This is when all the preparation really pays off and you can focus on what matters: marrying each other.

THE SPECIFICS

  • Photos carefully curated and edited by me.
  • Your own elopement gallery to share with your loved ones and shout to the world that you tied the knot.
  • All of your wedding images on an USB delivered in a beautiful, cute package.
  • Unlimited support and professional advice.
  • Unlimited video calls.
  • A curated list of my favourite wedding suppliers.
  • Your wedding gallery also includes an online shop with gorgeous products, like framed prints and wedding albums.
  • Optional add-ons like a Surrender Session or bespoke wedding album.

HOW TO BOOK

You want beautiful, natural elopement photos that capture the essence of your day and gorgeous photos of the two of you. 

Choosing the right photographer is difficult. You need someone you can trust and who understands you but whose work you love and who will make you feel comfortable because your elopement photos will always be attached to the way you felt.

Elopements are more than just one day, they’re the sum of all the days that have led you here. They’re a celebration of your life story. Your love is unique and you deserve equally unique wedding photos.

1.

BOOK A CALL

Book a consultation call to talk about your vision for the elopement. I’ll ask you everything I need to know to prepare your custom proposal. This is also a good opportunity to find out if we’re a good fit to work together.

No strings attached and no hard sales, I promise!

2.

CUSTOM PROPOSAL

After our consultation call I’ll have all the information I need to prepare a bespoke proposal for you.

This will include your custom quote + all the information you need about how I work, payment schedule and what’s included.

3.

SECURE YOUR DATE

Given my limited availability, I’m unable to hold your date until the deposit has been paid. This is usually £300 unless we’ve made different arrangements.

Once this sum is paid, I’m officially your elopement photographer and I’ll turn down any other enquiries for your date.

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BEYOND OUR WILDEST DREAMS

We had 2 weeks to plan an intimate day and top on our list was finding a photographer that could help us capture the moment for our friends + family, but also that got us as a couple. We were so incredibly lucky to find Manon who absolutely nailed it. Not only was she amazing to have as part of our day, but the photographs were beyond our wildest dreams.

Nikki + Bertie

YOUR INVESTMENT

Time passes quickly and your wedding ceremony will go by in a blur. Your elopement photos will keep those memories alive long after you’ve taken off your shoes, packed away your wedding outfits and many years after you tied the knot.

You want beautiful, natural photos that tell the story of your day and capture the essence of your love story.

Elopements are not just one day. They’re the sum of all the days that have led you here. They’re a celebration of love, human connection and all the values that are important to you.

CUSTOM PRICING

Every love story and every couple is different. Your values and your priorities are unique to who you are and your elopement will be too.

Custom pricing means I can give you exactly what you need based your priorities are.

THERE IS NO “ONE SIZE FITS ALL”. YOU ARE UNIQUE AND YOUR WEDDING PHOTOS SHOULD BE TOO.

YOUR REAL LOVE STORY

Because it can be difficult to imagine what your own elopement will look like in photos it can be really hard to choose your photographer.

Click play to see get a taste of or view Nikki & Bertie’s full gallery by clicking below.

READY TO ROCK?

Book your consultation call to receive your custom quote.

Want to go ahead and book me? That’s great, I’m so excited! I can’t wait to work with you to create unique photographs and capture beautiful moments for you. 

If you’re ready, all you have to do is book your consultation call.

 

YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Choosing the right wedding photographer is a big decision, I get it. Here are some questions I get asked all the time which you might find helpful.

Do you offer albums?

Yes, I do!

Your wedding gallery comes with its very own shop with an array of beautiful print products.

Or you can choose to order a bespoke wedding album.

what's a surrender session?

A Surrender Session is an opportunity for all three of us to get to know each other. You’ll get comfortable around me and the camera and I’ll learn what makes you tick so that when we get to the wedding day I’ll be able to approach it as a friend rather than a stranger.

Learn more about my Surrender Sessions in this blogpost.

Do we have to feed you at the wedding?

Yes please!

When possible, I prefer to sit with your guests so I can really soak up the ambience and make sure I don’t miss a beat. I always love to get to know them and hopefully they’ll have stories to tell me about you.

How many photos will we get?

This varies greatly from wedding to wedding depending on how the blueprint of your day, the number of guests and what activities you’ve got planned.

As a rule of thumb, for a full day wedding it’s usually around 500 photos.

When will my photos be ready?

It takes me between 6 to 8 weeks to carefully select and edit your photos. 

Don’t forget that I only get one chance to get this right but they’ll last you a lifetime so I promise it will be worth the wait.

How will you send us the photos?

You’ll have your very own gallery t share with the world and you’ll also receive all your files on an USB stick in a cute little package.

Can I book a second shooter?

Of course!

I’m very used to working alone and you’ll be surprised to see how much ground I can cover by myself. Having said that, if you’re having a lot of guests or you want photos of the two of you getting ready separately it’s worth booking a second shooter to come along with me on the day.

How do I secure my date?

The payment structure will be outlined in your custom proposal. My suggested payment plan is usually as follows but it can also be tailored to your needs.

The first payment will be a non-refundable booking fee of £500 to secure my services and the remaining balance will be divided in two equal payments.

What does my custom quote include?

This will be outlined in your custom proposal because since every wedding is different, this can vary a little.

To give you an idea here’s what’s normally included:

  • Surprise welcome gift.

  • Complimentary Surrender Session and a “let’s get to know each other” meeting, usually in Brighton or London.

  • Photos carefully curated and edited by me.

  • Your own wedding gallery to share with your guests.

  • All of your wedding images on an USB stick.

  • Unlimited support and professional advice.

  • Unlimited video calls.

  • Dedicated client portal.

  • A curated list of my favourite wedding suppliers.

  • Travel and accommodation included (unless you’ve asked for them to be itemised separately).

  • Your wedding gallery includes an online shop with a selection of print products.

Do you do formal shots?

Absolutely!

Formal shots with your close family are really important. They’re not compulsory so you don’t have to have them, but your parents and grandparents will probably appreciate having some.

They’ll take about half an hour and we’ll carefully make a list before the day.

Can you send us the RAW files?

My job is to tell a story and for this, selecting and editing the photos is as important as taking them.

I don’t send out unedited pictures or RAW files.

Think of it this way: you wouldn’t expect a writer to publish his first draft for a book without editing and polishing it, right? This is the same. There’s a lot more to photography than just pressing the shutter.

BOOK YOUR CONSULTATION CALL

If you’re after a relaxed wedding photographer who will capture the moments that matter most in a beautiful, effortless way book your consultation call and let’s find out if we’re a good fit.

DOCUMENTARY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

AS SEEN IN THE PRESS

Intimate, natural wedding photos for couples who follow their hearts.

FIND ME

Hi, I'm Manon - documentary wedding photographer capturing love stories in Brighton, London and destination weddings worldwide.

Drop me an email:

hello@manonpauffin.com

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+44 (0) 7518 626862

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