Everytime I look at these childhood pictures, I am overwhelmed with emotion.
My parents and baby me. The bond between my little sister and I. Time flying by at birthdays. Family gatherings every summer with five generations and how lucky I am to have known my great-great grandmother (I'm the one pouting at the bottom left by the way!).
These pictures tell my story, like my pictures tell your story.
Marie Calfopoulos, wedding & family photographer in Provence
From rookie photographer...
Photography has always been a part of me...
I grew up between the lavender fields of southern France and the beaches of Brittany. When I was little, my grandparents got me a toy camera that I couldn't put down and getting older, my Dad, who was and still is into photography, offered me my first real camera. I fell in love with photography...
After passing a languages degree, I worked in a multimedia company on the French Riviera where I started professional photography and video editing.
I wanted to perfect my English and experience life in different country: I chose New York City. Being a Brooklynite for a couple years was an amazing adventure!
“If you can dream it, you can do it.” — Walt Disney
My love for travel took me to wonderful destinations such as Thailand, Italy, the Caribbean, Kenya and Tanzania, Greece, Japan, Canada, South Africa and more. I love meeting new people and discover fascinating cultures. Travelling is essential to my life and I want to explore and enrich myself as much as possible.
In 2012, I graduated from the New York Film Academy and moved to Paris, now fluent in English. I started my own business specializing in weddings, elopements, couple and family photography, capturing those lifelong memories with joyful, candid and authentic images.
In 2015, I got back to my Provence roots. I now live in Orange near Avignon in the South of France where I enjoy shooting in diverse and gorgeous sites. Being a photographer in Provence, France is a true passion of mine!
I invest myself with passion into documenting your story with a special souvenir you'll cherish forever.
“Where there is love, there is life.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
Little things that make me happy...
My dog Spencer, rock music, sunsets, chocolate, rollercoasters, travelling and strolling around, musicals & concerts, fireplaces, vanilla & raspberries, going to the movies, speaking English, the Disney universe and parks, my nephews and my niece, DIY and crafts, "making myself pretty", flying on planes, video games (especially Nintendo), amusement parks, TV shows such as Game of Thrones, House of the Dragon, The Walking Dead and comedies like Friends, The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, scented candles, salted butter (my Brittany roots), family and friends dinners, the smell of mimosa and orange blossom, lists and crossing things off them, a big cup of coffee or hot cocoa, decorating my home, discovering new cultures and meeting people from all over the world, computer stuff and multimedia, travel TV shows, mediterranean cuisine, board games and escape games, Italy and Greece's slow living (I'm a quarter Greek and proud of my last name!), making people happy, massages and self-care, singing along songs (completely out of tune but I don't care), being a tourist in my own town...