Maïlys Fortune Photography

France Photographer

We are French-Swiss wedding photographers, Maïlys & Gregory. Just like you, we arrived from different walks of life to the one we shaped as our own. Our thread is that of movement, elegance and love. Refined, emotive, and a little bold, we craft images that can accompany your life, something to have in your pocket, things to dream.

Fluttering hearts in the delight of moments: romance, toasts of bubbly, vermeil lights, dances of grace, and perfect style; photography shines light on thrilling love stories. We have spent the past 6 years documenting exceptional brides and grooms such as yourselves, capturing how a big-day unfolds and reveals itself. 

Our experience enables us to anticipate things, and we are always happy to give you our input on how to get the best light and arrange things to make them glow. We have a keen eye for detail and composition and our work is to create beautiful & timeless images.

We understand how important is the fleeting moment and focus on capturing those standing tall, but also the quiet ones, where your silent glances speak the words. We love it when we witness a big embrace, a belly laugh, a calm nod or a non-rehearsed dance move. But there is gentle magic we have discovered: how shadows caress a bride's cheekbone, the nuances in a relationship, a garden soaked in light under mellow skies, a fluttering veil or a groom's cuffs buttoned, a ring your meemaw bestowed to you... They all recreate the sense of being there, and we want all of them in your images.

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Maïlys Fortune Photography

France Photographer

We are French-Swiss wedding photographers, Maïlys & Gregory. Just like you, we arrived from different walks of life to the one we shaped as our own. Our thread is that of movement, elegance and love. Refined, emotive, and a little bold, we craft images that can accompany your life, something to have in your pocket, things to dream.

Fluttering hearts in the delight of moments: romance, toasts of bubbly, vermeil lights, dances of grace, and perfect style; photography shines light on thrilling love stories. We have spent the past 6 years documenting exceptional brides and grooms such as yourselves, capturing how a big-day unfolds and reveals itself. 

Our experience enables us to anticipate things, and we are always happy to give you our input on how to get the best light and arrange things to make them glow. We have a keen eye for detail and composition and our work is to create beautiful & timeless images.

We understand how important is the fleeting moment and focus on capturing those standing tall, but also the quiet ones, where your silent glances speak the words. We love it when we witness a big embrace, a belly laugh, a calm nod or a non-rehearsed dance move. But there is gentle magic we have discovered: how shadows caress a bride's cheekbone, the nuances in a relationship, a garden soaked in light under mellow skies, a fluttering veil or a groom's cuffs buttoned, a ring your meemaw bestowed to you... They all recreate the sense of being there, and we want all of them in your images.


Interview

IF I HAVE A FREE SUNDAY I WOULD SPEND IT… Having crepes and fresh fruits for breakfast, going on a hike in the mountains or spending time with our families and watching a movie.

MY MOST MEMORABLE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WAS… We can’t choose! But we really enjoyed our last road trip in the West coast of the USA last year and Vietnam which we discovered in 2018 while traveling there for a wedding.

THE COUNTRY I MOST WANT TO VISIT IS… India, especially the Rajasthan, or Indonesia (we are dreaming of a trek in the jungle to see wild orangutans or the underwater world of Raja Ampat)

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT MY JOB IS… Creating beautiful images while capturing true emotions that will become family treasures for generations to come.

IF I DIDN’T DO THIS FOR A JOB I WOULD BE/DO… I (Maïlys) have a background in translation studies but I’d actually rather choose to be a florist as I love the poetry of flowers. Before working as a full time photographer, Greg was a professional ballet dancer. He would probably do a job in design.

IF I COULD GIVE NEWLY ENGAGED COUPLES ONE PIECE OF ADVICE IT WOULD BE… Listen to your heart and have fun while preparing your wedding! Also, if possible, hire a planner, so you can relax and enjoy every moment of the day

I LOVE WHERE I LIVE BECAUSE… It is very close to the city of Geneva and the Alps, ideally located in the heart of Europe which gives us endless opportunities to discover new destinations and cultures.

IF I COULD LIVE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD IT WOULD BE… Maybe Provence or California, where the sun shines a bit more often than here. But to be honest, we love the life here and after living abroad for a few years (Paris, Boston & LA), we realised that it would never feel really like home to be away from our families.

MY FAVOURITE MOVIE IS? I’m a true romantic so I would say Titanic and Mikra Anglia or Lunchbox for Greg

MOST MEMORABLE MEAL I’VE EVER EATEN WAS… We both love food so much so it’s a very difficult question. We just spent the last 20 minutes trying to come up with an answer. Can we have a joker for this one, please?

THE PETS I OWN ARE… A French bulldog whose name is Leïka. It sounds like the camera brand, but we didn’t choose it, we actually rescued her from a shelter. We love her like crazy! From time to time, we also have new guests that cross our path and require some help: we recently hosted a hedgehog!