Your Wedding Day Is NOT A Dress Rehearsal
Unique services brought to you by award winning Photographer, model, wardrobe stylist and documentary filmmaker, Ulysse Toussaint, exclusively for the Cairnwood Estates.
Toussaint Photography offers free engagement sessions to enable couples to “audition” their service prior to booking.
Through the lenses of Toussaint your photography journey is an “experience.” As a part of that experience, we include wardrobe consulting and wardrobe styling, tailoring advice, plus assisting with colors palettes for your wedding theme. We do so by partnering with stores such as English brand Thomas PINK, Nordstrom, J. Hillburn and more.
Lastly, as a wardrobe stylist who works for LVMH/ Thomas PINK at King of Prussia Mall, I schedule appointments for my wedding clients there so they can enjoy scotch/Chardon as we develop a style for the man of the hour along with his best men.
Why do we do this? As stated earlier your photography process is a frame in the big picture of creating the experience of your wedding. Life is all about creating an experience; life is a series of stories and those stories are basis of memories and the experiences we either created or be part of. We approach every job the same, with the passion of our first job and the experience of our last job. The celebration sparks the moment you click onto our site or after the referral. Book your event now and let the experience begin because "Your Wedding Day Is Not A Dress ReHERsal."
You may ask “What is a StyleOgrapher?”
What photography is to me...
Working With Gretchen Christine Rossi
Great photographs do not just happen, they begin with a vision, a plan, and strategy. Too many grooms are walking down the aisle looking sloppy while their brides look exceptionally beautiful. As a StyleOgrapher I provide the tools necessary to the groom and his wedding party to look picture ready for the camera. Why? Because your wedding is not a dress rehearsal.
January 2015 I had a conversation with David Quatresols, Regional Sales Executive for The Knot Magazine, he expressed even The Knot, as the world's largest wedding magazine do not have a unique service as this. He elaborated that the StyleOgraphy service offered by Toussaint Photography is so unique because a) it fills a void in the wedding industry, by paying attention to the groom. b) it simultaneously caterers to the brides as well. David expressed he could not think of another service where the bride and the groom are mutually engaged by design.
How do we do it?
As a model and someone who has styled outfits for GQ and Glamour magazines fashion shows and even for Vice President Joe Biden for the inauguration night in 2008, I consider myself very fortunate, I have the skills, the experience to assist my grooms and wedding parties pull together outfits to frame the perfect picture you have envisioned. Photography and fashion have always gone hand in hand. StyleOgraphy marries the two to create a masterpiece out of your big day. As my client you are my star and your wedding, your headshot, your event deserves the attention ONLY we at Toussaint Photography can provide. I am not here to sell my clients a photography package and move on. When you book our service you are invited to live an experience while creating a memories together. “The beauty about creating memories is each we visit them they get better and better” -John C Maxwell- the end of the day our one goal is to create an experience
Photography is my life. The ability to freeze time and preserve it for a lifetime to tell a story is what life and memories are all about. We are known for the story we share, the story that we are told, or the story that we create. Every moment that I have a chance to be behind the lens, look through the viewfinder, and press that shutter, I am telling a story. That is what I enjoy the most, the ability to help bring out the best in people: their beauty and their stories. It all begins by listening to what the client is after. I love destination weddings if you are planning one do not hesitate to book Toussaint Photography.
Toussaint's Educational Background
In May 2014, Toussaint received a certificate from Harvard University in Global Health. In 2013, Toussaint Ulysse received a certificate from MITx on The Challenge of Global Poverty. Toussaint graduated from Messiah College in 2008 with a concentration on Public Relation/French. In 2006 and 2007, Ulysse Toussaint spent a year studying at Political Science at Institute of Political Sciences in Strasbourg, France, Literature at University De Marc Bloch, and photography at Palais Universitaire.
Clients & Awards
Toussaint is an award-winning photographer who has worked with celebrities such as Bravo TV personality and designer Gretchen Rossi, Top Chef TV show season seven winner, Chef Kevin Sbraga, author & chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Paul Farmer, Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell, Miss PA of 1994 & Consultant at American Votes, Dr. Kirstin Snow, CNN Chief National Correspondent John King, Senator Pat Toomey, Founder of Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection, Dr. Charles L. Blockson. In 2012, Toussaint received the under 40 Mercury Award for his work in Haiti
2007: Three photography awards for Best Picture from Bridge Connect Act (BCA) study abroad program
2007-2008: Studied Photography in France for one year
2009: Photograph promoting reality star Gretchen Rossi’s cosmetic line featured on Bravo TV
2010: My work was featured in a Penn State University online article
2012: Photography featured on Partners In Health Website by UN Deputy Special Envoy for Haiti