Philippe Studio Pro was formed by Philippe & Christine in 2014 to provide couples beautiful quality images that captures the memory of their wedding day. Since then, they have developed the business into one of the premier wedding photography and film studios in the Sacramento area, having shot more than 100 weddings.
Philippe is originally from Rwanda, a small country in Africa. When Philippe was nine years old there was a terrible genocide in his country and he lost his parents, brother and other members of his family. During that time, he was forced to flee his home and all of his family’s property was burned, including irreplaceable photos of his lost family members. This experience taught him how important maintaining the memory of loved ones is, and has inspired him to want to help others capture special moments through photography and video. His philosophy towards life and imagery is to always give it his all, because he knows how precious those special moments in life are.
In 2012 Philippe moved to the United States with his wife, Christine, who also helps him with the administration of the business. Together they are raising their two kids in Elk Grove, California as they both work towards providing couples with superior wedding imagery and service delivery.
Philippe has a strong vision for documentation and storytelling resulting from years as an actor and theater director in Rwanda. His experience prior to Philippe Studio Pro includes working at several leading Sacramento production companies and as Lead Studio Photographer Elk Grove Nissan, Mazda and Infiniti dealerships. Philippe has a Certificate of Achievement in Photography from Sacramento City College and is a licensed drone pilot.
Christine has been managing the business side of Philippe Studio Pro since its inception. She manages the website, social media and contracting process. She provides a second pair of eyes before any of our projects get delivered, ensuring quality. Christine has a Master's Degree from San Francisco State University.
Mike has been working with Philippe Studio Pro since 2017. He lends his expertise from 10+ years of experience in the videography industry working with small businesses to large orgs such as the Mcclatchy group. Mike manages videography projects from filming to editing. He loves crafting wedding videos for couples that are beautiful, emotional, and relatable.
Shea manages the Philippe Studio Pro downtown Sacramento studio. She also handles post-wedding sales, organizing reveal parties for couples after their pictures are ready, and guiding them through the album design and wall art selection process. Shea has many years experience in administrative management roles.
With 10 years of experience in shooting weddings, Joe knows what it takes to get all the best angles and shots of brides, grooms and their families and festivities on their wedding day. Joe started shooting for Philippe Studio Pro in 2019 and has contributed to making our videos cinematic and story-driven.
Diane has been helping with photoshoots since 2020. At engagement sessions she helps with lighting and ensuring the couple are looking and feeling their best. At weddings she also helps organize family portraits so that the process runs smoothly and quickly.
Playing soccer, spending time with the kids & Kevin Hart movies.
Traveling (especially in Africa), visiting Disneyland and drinking a good Pinot Noir.
Spending time with his family.
Cruising to car shows with her husband, boating and quality time with family and friends.
Rafting, cooking and drawing.
I booked Philippe for engagement shoot based off the reviews on Yelp. I just had a good feeling! Being an anxious bride and wanting to plan ahead shortly after booking him for the shoot I went ahead and booked him for our May 2021 wedding for photo, video, and photo booth. Still kind of nervous because I never met him and have only seen online pictures and video (which are gorgeous) and moving the date of our shoot around due to COVID-19 we finally did our shoot yesterday! They went above and beyond to make sure we got all the shots we wanted and even suggested some other great shots! During the shoot we knew we booked the perfect photographer for our big day! Will be using him for family pictures as well! Do yourself a favor and book him for all your photo/video needs, especially if you're a soon to be bride like me and wants to use as least vendors as possible! He's definitely a one stop shop for photo and video!
Philippe and his team are absolute professionals. From the beginning, we were blown away by Philippe's attention to detail and responsiveness. On our big day, Philippe was passionate about making our video special for us. We had a tea ceremony followed by a traditional wedding ceremony and Philippe and his team blended seamlessly and kept things moving. We even received rave reviews from our guests about how awesome it was to see Philippe and his team fly a drone around and get our guests excited about the memories they were getting on film! We knew his work would be wonderful, but his video truly blew us away. We are so happy with the final result and are so grateful to Philippe and his team for capturing our special day for us. We really cannot recommend Philippe enough!
We just got our wedding video back and WOW!! Philippe did a truly incredible job of capturing our day. We booked him pre-pandemic hoping to have a nice way to remember our day. Our video became so much more important when we had to reduce our guest count and that became the only way many of our friends and family would get to share our wedding. We've gotten so many comments from friends and family about how beautiful our video is. Thank you Philippe!!
Experience peace of mind knowing that you will receive genuine photos that look like "you". We'll even have fun in the process!
Each time we meet it will feel like friends meeting up. Our PSP Facebook Group community mean you won't be alone in the wedding planning process, and can connect with other PSP couples.
Our process allows us to understand and photograph what you value and desire to create memorable experience that is unique to you.