Marie Montibert

A Civil Wedding in Nyon


“A Civil Wedding in Nyon” is the story of Clémence and Roland, we met during a mini-session. I thank them again for putting their trust in me. Last September, I had the chance to photograph the civil wedding of Clémence and Roland in the Château de Nyon. A stone case full of story that begins a fairy tale. I didn’t need more to feel in my element.


Clemence’s elegance in her fluid dress, the radiance of her smile and the sweetness that can be read on Roland’s face, this magical moment… The couple walks in the gardens, hand in hand, next to the imposing medieval residence. The cheerfulness and lightness of the moment transport us out of time. Then, they enter the castle and the enchantment continues in the maze of romantic galleries where many colourful murals are spread out. Then under the enigmatic gaze of the lord of the place, silent witness of this moment, the two lovers cross the shady curtain.

A few moments later, we meet in front of the Civil Registration Officer and a joyful committee with which we celebrate the civil marriage of Clémence and Roland. Between bursts of laughs and emotion, the moment is touching. Then we meet all together outside to take some group photos. And in the background, what better than a lake with calm water topped by a blue sky? And in the distance, the mountains are the detail of this union under the sign of eternal happiness.

I leave with regret this endearing family and these beautiful newlyweds. This afternoon, as brief, as it is intense, I will have a last memory. And they lived happily ever after, surrounded by the people they cherish most in the world.

A Civil Wedding in Nyon


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An incredible family

An incredible family In autumn, in the middle of the forest of Bouleyres (in Bulle), I meet an incredible family, I named them the tribe Rolle: Florence, Valentin, and Eline. Update, the baby in Florence’s belly is called Armand and he is as beautiful as his big sister! A forest adorned with shimmering colours I … Read more

A civil wedding on the shores of Lake Léman in the small village of Hermance


A civil wedding on the shores of Lake Léman in the small village of Hermance is the sweet moment of K & F that I present to you today. Their civil marriage in a small committee, far from the stress of the big day, took place in mid-December in the small lake village of the canton of Geneva. The first snowfall covered the area, the weather is mild. I join the family and the bride and groom in the courtyard of the pretty town hall of Hermance. We go up to the top floor, in the wedding hall. It is a large wooded and vaulted room, highlighting the beautiful curves of a deliciously architectured framework. The ceremony takes place in two languages because the bride is from Eastern Europe. A translator is there to allow the family to understand the words of the Mayor. The ceremony is filled with beautiful emotions, sweet looks, smiles, and a few tears. Then we go down to the courtyard to immortalize the moment with a group photo. And we head to the Auberge d’Hermance where a colourful cocktail awaits the newlyweds and their guests.

I have a beautiful table decoration waiting for me. I enjoy photographing its details. The light is beautiful. It is elegant. It magnifies the gold that adorns the crockery. The cardinal red, purple of the flowers adds a note of poetry to this set.

We even take advantage of a ray of sunshine to take pictures of couples. The first meeting after the family exchanges, then congratulations, the moment of breathing, and the reunion of the couple. I love this moment because they discover themselves as husband and wife. The look changes. It’s fun to call yourself Sir or Madam. We stroll through the charming streets of this small town after a detour by the lake and the sublime winter light that shines on the lake. I leave you after these few words with the photographic report of this sweet day. Meet me on my instagram! Or contact-me!

A civil wedding on the shores of Lake Léman in the small village of Hermance

Marie Montibert Civil Wedding Lake Leman

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