Who is BEHIND the LENS?

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Professional Wedding Photographer based in Rennes

-rennes / saint malo / FRANCE / WORLDWIDE-

Hi! Im Cristina

I am a dreamer, and a nomad at heart.

Welcome to my website and thank you for taking your time to know a little more about me! I’m a Fine Art, and a traveling destination Wedding and Portrait photographer based in Rennes, French Brittany.

I’ve always been passionated by visual storytelling and conveying emotion through images. Real love stories are my favs. Im driven by the first look of a couple at their wedding, the way they whisper each other during the shooting, the warmth that transcends from their hug..ultimately the emotion that lies within the love bond of a couple.

Photography are our tangible memories turned eternal in still images. Thanks to them we can keep a more vivid memory of the meaningful moments of our lives. 

My philosophy

To me, naturality is key and spontaneity the magic tool. I run away from posey photos as they ruin authenticity. My aim is to capture your relation in its real and raw nature. To reflect your real love and  deep connexion including moments ranging from the immense love contained in a kiss to a laughter attack. 
But I have camera awareness and get shy!’, it’s quite common don’t worry. My job as a photographer goes beyond pressing the shutter button and suggesting poses. It is also to create a proper atmosphere and to give to my couples a warm place to my couples to be who they are for spontaneity to emerge. In that sense, although most of my day I document your day as it unfolds from a photojournalistic approach, during the couple’s portrait session I will attend you during the whole process in a very personal way, assisting and solving any question or concern you may have. Usually camera shyness vanishes within the first 5 mins, believe me 😉 
I consider myself flexible and close, and I try to get to know and understand each couple to provide a work quality that matches and exceeds their expectations. Thanks to my job and my philosophy, I have had the chance of meeting wonderful people with whom I still keep a beautiful friendship.  

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How I got into photography?

   IT All started there ➡️

Just kidding, I remember my clown camera to be one of my fav toys but it did not take very accurate results so I’d just kept painting and drawing till a few years later..
Was at the age of 14 when I fell absolutely in love with photography in a landscape photo exhibition. I started digging in photography online learning platforms and I ended up borderline obsessed with recreating myself those amazing landscapes where to get lost, so I saved every penny for my first bridge camera and devoured all courses I could. Later on I got as well passionated with shooting humans and immersed into portrait and documentary urban and street photography. I was trapped. Every spare minute was to hang out with my camera. By the age of 15 I had realized that was going to be a lifetime serious relationship. 

Ready to shoot you from 1988 😉

I’ve always been drawn into visual storytelling, painting, drawing, photography and in a nutshell, conveying emotion through images.
I graduated in Fine Arts at University Complutense of Madrid, where I studied photography 3 years specializing in social documentary photography and portrait in parallel to Fine Art Photography
D
uring my Erasmus studies exchange in Greece, I met my partner in crime, Panos, the most beautiful soul on earth, to whom I wanted to dedicate some words in my web and thank for being an unconditional support and an endless source of love. And was also that year of 2010 when I shot my first wedding. Little did I know before that first time that wedding photography would become such a an important part of my life after a friend of mine asked to do her wedding photography. I did it and it hooked me forever.

We moved together to the Uk on 2011, where I assisted a few full day weddings as a second shooter and soon started doing my own ones.

After Uk, we moved to Sweden where I worked for 6 years as a full time Press photographer for the main newspaper of my town, while running my wedding and corporate photography company. Now, we are based in Rennes, Brittany. And I’d like to tell you that I love travelling,  so no matter where your wedding is happening, if you connect with my work, I definitely invite you to reach out. 

I have spent the last decade capturing love, and connecting with people through it makes my world go round. I love capturing emotions as they unfold in front of the lens and deepen into what lies within the bond of a couple. I adore love stories. My love for wedding photography is a living thing. 
It also lets me combine the three key elements I always seek in an image; a story, room for creativity, and emotion.

What is the approach I will have at your wedding in Rennes?

During the last 12 years, photography has give me the opportunity to travel the world and to live and work in Spain, Greece, Uk, Sweden and France doing what I love. I had the opportunity to tell the story of hundreds of couples around Europe. And my two main passions: Documentary photography and Fine Art combined together have served me enormously in my wedding photography work.

My experience in Documentary photography has kept me always deeply connected with the most human and emotional side of photography. This  has led me to organically develop strong skills in sensing and anticipating to moments, being highly reactive at every moment. 

And my passion for Fine Art photography and visual storytelling has a direct influence in the couple’s portrait session, and as well in my editing style and process. I give equal importance to the photography part as I give to the image development.  Before and afters.  


Wedding photography is a historic document of a key moment in a family. 

I am very aware of that and I develop my work from the understanding of what that day's unique moment, and those images mean to a couple and a family in the context of a lifetime.

Maybe now you are not really aware right now, but years down the road, my images will be something really important to you. You will go through them and see an image where your father is looking at you in tears of joy, or your grand ma is giving you her most warmth hug whispering you how much she loves you. Those images will then make total sense and allow you to travel back to such an special moment triggering those emotions you felt on your big day.  
Is right at that moment when my work will have completed its purpose.

And that is exactly my goal with wedding photography; to generate a visual legacy not only of you as a couple, but of all those who will participate in one of the most important days of your lives

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“”Where do I even begin !? We were absolutely amazed with the result of our wedding pictures..they were actually better than what we had dreamed of having. From the beginning she looked like reading our minds and knowing exactly what we wanted. The communication was perfect at every moment before the wedding also. During the wedding she was patient, funny and felt more like a friend than a photographer. We feel so grateful and lucky she was the one to capture our wedding!
ROGER & JOHAN”.

DESTINATION WEDDINGS & elopements

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Wether you have a dream destination to get married, or you do it at your home town and need the photographer you like to come to you, or you have an international guests wedding and want the photographer you like to be able to communicate efficiently in english, french, swedish or spanish, I’d love to join you. The three scenarios are my thing. I love traveling anywhere, everywhere.

Whether it’s in a big city capital, a small tiny village in the mountains, a sunbaked rooftop in Santorini, in the magical lights of New York City or in a cute vineyard in Italy, I got you. If your ideal wedding takes place in a spot that you’ve always dreamed of, I’m THERE.

Awards

2015 & 2017 –  1st prize Creativity category XXII and XXIV L´art de la Llum National Photography Awards, Madrid, Spain.

2014 & 2016 – 2nd prize Creativity cartegory XXI and XXIII L´art de la Llum National Photography Awards, Madrid, Spain.

2013 – XX L´art de la Llum National Photography Competition, Onda City hall. Castellón, Spain.

2013 – 4th prize Certamen de Fotografía. C.M.U. Santa María de Europa, Madrid, Spain

2013 – Canon ‘Tus rincones favoritos’, 1st Prize Individual Photo Category’, Madrid, Spain.

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If you reached here wanting to know something else outside photography, here are some additional details :

  • When im not shooting or glued to the screen editing my life away, my favourite thing to do is painting and drawing specially character design.

     

  • Many chances are as well you find me browsing through Airbnb and Skyskanner in search of  juicy trips. I love hiking on nature, camping and travel photography.

  • I love skating, playing football, basket and tennis but ping-pong is king, and It is been a big part of my life. Here you can see me ready to smash my friend Yuki. Nah, just kidding, he always wins, there is nothing to do.

  • Since some time ago I am very very hooked on Lindy Hop, a variant of swing dance. My god how much fun this is!!

     

  • I love singing. Any moment is good. I love dedicating songs to people in whatsapp audios all the time. They love it..haha(actually they can ´t more)

     

  • I am a fanatic of chess

     

  • I love mimicking accents of the world and talking with quotes of movies. Oh yes, I love cinema!

  • I can drink my weight in good merengue milk with cinnamon slushes.

  • Bookstores and trapping narratives, Art events and exhibitions are always a good plan.

If you reached here wanting to know something else outside photography, here are some additional details :

  • When im not shooting glued to the screen editing my life away, my favourite thing to do is painting and drawing both in traditional and digital character design (sharing actually the 1st place on my fav things podium with photography).  
 
  • Sports would go second, and among those, pingpong is king. Here im raffling ready to  smash my friend Yuki. Just kidding, He always wins, there’s nothing to do. 
  • I also love playing futbol and skating, both on my lovely pink penny and roller blades. Workout at the gym or at home is not the funniest but i kind of get addicted by periods.
  • Many chances are aswell you find me browsing through airbnb and skyskanner in search of juicy trips. I love exploring, hiking on nature, camping and travel photography.
  • Singing is very fun too. Serve yourself a laugh or two.
  • Dancing is endless fun, specially lately Lindy Hop, a variant of swing that I discovered a while ago in Sweden not long ago and i got hooked instantly!
  • I love mimiking accents of the world and talking with quotes of movies. 
  • Oh yeah, I love cinema! 
  • I can drink my weight in merengue milk with cinnamon 
  • Bookstores, Art fairs and exhibitions are always a good plan

let's CONNECT

If you want me to be your wedding photographer in Rennes, I invite you to reach out clicking in the button or in the contact section. I will be happy to talk with you about creating something unique for your big day.

RENNES - EUROPE - worldwide

– Telling the story of your day with beautiful, authentic, and meaningful images –

WEDDING & ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER

Tél. 07 53 62 20 03 | cristinaramos.studio@gmail.com | Siret: 88982628500013

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