"You don't take a photograph, you make it." Ansel Adams
Etienne captured our wedding day perfectly, we wanted the wedding to be relaxed and that came across in all of the photographs that Etienne took. I would highly recommend Etienne to capture your perfect day.
Andy and Kerry
Etienne did an amazing job taking photos at our wedding. He managed to capture the most special moments in his natural style and nothing appeared too forced. He captured a real sense of the fun and enjoyment and memories which we will treasure. We could not be happier with our photos and Etienne has been a pleasure to work with throughout. We would highly recommend him to anyone considering hiring him as a wedding photographer. Thanks so much Etienne for all your hard work, our photos are perfect.
Alex and Leigh-ann
Etienne captured our wedding day with a romantic vintage twist, we couldn't have been happier with the photographs! He made us both feel so relaxed on the day and captured us and our guests so naturally without the formal feel. We had a meeting in advance of the wedding to discuss what we wanted and nothing was a problem for him. He also kept us to timings on the day without any pressure. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Etienne to anyone looking for a professional photographer.
Rob and Caroline
We could not be happier with our wedding photos and we would highly recommend Etienne to anyone.
His natural and relaxed approach to photography allowed us to get the most beautiful pictures whilst spending as much time as possible with our family and friends!
Etienne really made us feel at ease and managed to capture moments perfectly, it was difficult to be everywhere on the day, but even when we weren't aware something was happening Etienne was always there to get the shot, allowing us to relive our special day and emotions.
Thank you so much Etienne
Kelly and Craig
De La Rue
A wedding is about you the couple and not about anyone else. It's your day. Etienne made it our day.
It's impossible for us to see everything, know everything or do everything on the day and with Etienne's candid style and ability to position himself to capture the best moments, we got something special. The best way to sum it up is as we went from start to finish through over 1,000 of our images it was as if we were reliving the day, bringing back the moments and feelings.
Some of the best advice Etienne gave was to limit group shots to an absolute minimum. 100% the right decision and I would implore others to heed it. Staged photos, depending on your taste, of course, just weren't for us.
Overall great value for money and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to friends and family. Thanks for making it a memorable special day through the images you have taken.
Simon and Jessica
We had a great feeling about Etienne from the time of our first meeting and he did not disappoint. Etienne is diligent, meticulous and very professional and he produced amazing photographs of our wedding day. He blended in to the wedding party and delivered a massive portfolio of amazing candid, spontaneous, vivid pictures that really tell the story of the ceremony and party. Etienne was generous with his time and scouted out the locations in advance so that he could capture every moment and emotion! Finally, he tailored the style and colouring of the photographs exactly to our taste. Thank you Etienne!
Laurent and Thalia
Westgarth - Smith
"Etienne did the photography for our wedding in June. Would really recommend him. He captures the day without making it solely about photos - something that we were really keen on! Got some great snaps whilst barely noticing him photographing."
Bella and Matthew
"We organised a very special wedding in June on Guernsey and Etienne Laine was the photographer. Apart from being a very nice guy and a true professional he also took fabulous photographs.
William Bartholomew - Party Organising
We decided to go with Etienne Laine because we loved his unique style of photography. From the very first meeting he was friendly, creative and even suggested a few money saving ideas. The communication between us was enough to get every single detail agreed and turned around quickly. Considering the quality of his work and all the extra bits he threw in, he was a very reasonably priced wedding photographer. He even printed one of the photos on the day of the wedding, framed it and slipped it in with our other gifts! A nice touch we thought. We would highly recommend him for any photography work you might need.
"Thank you so much for the beautiful photographs you have taken for us. Scott and I have just looked through them and are delighted with the end results! They were exactly what we were hoping from our wedding photographs. We love the natural and effortless look to them and they capture the mood of the day brilliantly. Thank you for being so flexible with the arrangements and we were extremely impressed that you captured our wedding day without imposing upon it. You have given us fabulous photos to remember our day by and we have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone! Thank you once again."
Gill and Scott
Some while ago, I was lucky enough to recognise Shutter man Etienne Laine’s huge talent and passion for photography when we first met .
Back then ,he was bringing in some new and edgy style photography styles and we have commissioned him many times over the years to shoot for La Grande Mare Hotel, Golf and Country Club.
Etienne continues to impress at every session and is, I feel, bringing an extra value to our product be it our Restaurant food, Hotel Rooms, staff members ,Golf course and Health suite or any other subject he chooses to capture.
I had no hesitation in getting him to cover my own Wedding reception recently and was delighted with the results.
Simon and Candice
"Thank you so much for being a big part of our day Etienne! We couldn't be happier with how you captured the day and all the special memories within it."
Claire and Danny
Étienne took our photos for our wedding. We had never met him before he came to our house for a consultation. He immediately put us at ease and his easy going nature reassured us that we would have the type of pictures we were looking for. Etienne's style of photography captured the atmosphere and energy of the day which was exactly what we wanted. He went above and beyond and we have some wonderful moments captured that I didn't even realise he was there to take, he blended in so well!! Thanks Étienne for all the hard work.
Be the early bird, booking your wedding photographer early saves disappointment. If you like my style, drop me a message and let’s get something pencilled in. I don’t only have to be your photographer, I can help you with recommendations, suggestions and also point you in the direction of other vendors. Let’s face it, in the last seven years I have been to a lot of weddings and I now know what does and what doesn't work. I also have good relationships with some of the most popular venues in Guernsey and can liaise with them about any concerns you may have. Sometimes just having a third party to discuss your plans with can bring light to things you hadn’t considered. Think of me as your photographer/wedding consultant.
We will talk through my style which, I would describe as reportage, the literal definition being “the factual, journalistic presentation of an account”. I shoot weddings as they happen in an honest, natural and unobtrusive way. I like to portray people and events as they really happen, recording real moments and memories for you to treasure and not spend all day inventing them. I won’t be asking you to pose at all and there really is no pressure for you to perform. There will be no messing around with flashes or hours of family photos just a quick stop of at one of Guernsey’s beautiful locations of your choosing so you can have a quick walk and let me photograph you from a distance. The aim is to keep everything as natural as possible. It’s also a great excuse to get away from your guests for twenty minutes and enjoy some alone time before being bombarded at the reception.
Weddings give me a real buzz. I love how they mostly follow the same rules but are all so different. By the end of the day even though I have been just a fly on the wall, I really feel like I have made a bond with you and your guests, to the extent that you start pre-empting when things that are going to happen. Getting married myself this year has also given me a real sympathy to some of the stresses leading up to your big day, I can now offer you an insight into what matters and what doesn't.
I like to be transparent about my costs and the way I work is - I would rather be paid to do my job as a photographer, photographing and editing your wedding than trying to sell you prints or albums. My prices start at £1,000 for weddings taking place Friday - Sunday and £500 Monday - Thursday. There is more information on the COST page of this website. I can also provide bespoke quotes should your wedding plans not align with my examples. Post wedding, I can provide advice on where to get prints to suit your budget and also websites where you can create your own albums for a fraction of the cost that I would charge, with stunning results.
To be pencilled in now or to book a meeting with me please use the form below.