Gabrielle Desmarchais Photography
For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a fixation with the idea of beauty – the way the light from a sunset could turn a field of hay into a fiery spectacle, or a strand of hair into an intricate play on warmth and depth. I’ve forever chased the feeling of contemplation and nostalgia that comes with such beauty. I’ve run from one end of the globe to the other in the hopes of capturing it in some way or another; trying as best I can to hold on to something intrinsically ephemeral and transitory. In my mid-twenties, photography became a natural ally in my quest, allowing me not only to capture a moment, but a feeling. I’ve been on the hunt ever since.
Needless to say, the years I spent travelling and frolicking in the countryside have had a tremendous impact on the way I seek, perceive and capture beauty. Whenever I can, I try to get my couples outside and interacting with natural landscapes. After all, few things mirror the strength, fragility and singularity of love with the precision and grandiosity of a stunning landscape.
I want your story to be captured with the delicate poetry and light of a movie or dream; honing in on the texture and grain of your chemistry, on the blurry edges of your collected momentos and memories. My years studying film, fine arts and photography have no doubt had an impact on the way I look at photographic narration and storytelling. But fundamentally, no academic understanding of aesthetic and light can truly teach you the importance of genuine trust between a photographer and the people she captures. That’s why I put your ease and comfort at the very heart of our time together, creating a relaxed and safe space for a couple to feel vulnerable and natural. Only then can I have the privilege of witnessing and documenting your truest chemistry; the succession of tiny moments and unsaids that have made you choose one another in the first place.
If you’re curious about straying away from traditional wedding photography and you’re looking for a creative rendition of your special day that’s just as unique and intricate as your relationship is, I would love to hear from you.