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Xavier Merchet-Thau

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+590 690 55 91 43
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Xavier Merchet-Thau
Xavier Merchet-Thau
97133 St Barthélémy

Xavier Merchet-Thau is a popular photographer of St Barth night life. You might see him at Ti St Barth, or at numerous cocktail parties and events on the island. His artistic gift, his smile, and incredible energy are the trump cards he uses to capture wonderful moments of life.

Stars such as Kate Moss, Johnny Hallyday, Usher, Sean Penn, Bono, or Pharrell Williams trust him and have posed for him during their stays in St Barth.

But his talent is not only a privilege for the stars, you can also ask him to do a personalized photo shoot for you or your family, in your villa, next to the pool, or on the beach at the sunset.

Key points

Event organization, private receptions, weddings, family portraits, fashion shoots...

Location

Where you want, when you want

Hours

  • On reservation

Annual closing

  • September

Events

Wedding

Family

Beauty

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Customer reviews and opinions (18)

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Thank you for a very good job, and unforgettable impressions are left when viewing the photo !!!

5/5


I have come to know Xavier over the past 6 years. I first met him in Ti SB. He is probably one of the hardest working persons on the island. And here's the thing. He understands human nature, knows what to do, and delivers the photos you expect. My wife and I vacation SBH 3 to 4 times annually, and have memorable pix from Xavier for each, regardless where we were. BUT HERE'S THE MOST IMPORTANT PART!!!! Your privacy is sacred and secure. YOUR pix are YOURS, and will never appear anywhere, if you don't want them to. All the best Xavier.

5/5


My girlfriend Anna and I hired Xavier to do a photoshoot of us on Monday August 8. He arrived on time and ready to go with many ideas. We requested shots around our condo and pool, and then at the beach and in the ocean. We wanted pix of us together and just Anna alone. She is very beautiful and if taller would no doubt have been a famous model! Probably lucky for me she's not as we agreed to marry during our 10 day stay :-)Xavier is enthusiastic, gave great directions and captured Anna's beauty and the chemistry between us. He took many, many shots over the several hour session and reduced these to approximately 100 and posted them to a private password protected website for us to view and download. His fee was very reasonable. We will certainly use Xavier for our next photo session on St Barth, whether its our wedding, honeymoon, or just for fun! In our opinion, you cannot go wrong with Xavier!!John and Anna

5/5


We hired Xavier to shoot a 50th Birthday party on St. Jean beach. He was really great about emailing me and very trustworthy. I would recommend him to anyone looking for really high quality professional photos. His work is outstanding and unique! He captured moments and vision that I had and didn't even get a chance to explain to him. We received a link to download the photos shortly after the event. No questions asked that he is one of the best, if not the VERY BEST photographer on the island of St. Barths. Looking forward to using him again in the future.

5/5


This the second time I bring Xavier in on this and my photos are still amazing.I lived to saint Barth and Xavier is the best photographer whom I know on this island. He takes his time and the result is very natural and professional. I framed the most beautiful of his photos and I receive a great deal of compliments on his work. THANK YOU XAVIER FOR THIS AWESOME PICTURES

5/5


Xavier is an amazing photographer and a truly enjoyable person with a zest for life. My girlfriend and I had him do a photoshoot for us during our recent stay in St. Bart's. He was generous with his time and the photos are terrific, a great souvenir and a fun way to spend an afternoon on our trip. Also nice to make a new friend. Thanks Xavier!

5/5


Hands down the best photographer on the island! My sister and I hired Xavier for a private photo shoot to promote our swimwear collection and not only was his work exceptional, he was also the nicest and most professional artist we have worked with thus far! Such a pleasure to work with! Thank you Xavier! Looking forward to working with you again in the near future! xoxo

5/5


I hired Xavier to shoot my 50th birthday party on the two catamarans we had chartered. He was always extremely prompt about answering my emails. He showed up on time, even though I was unable to contact him to give him our exact location. Most importantly, he shot wonderfully playful and fun shots that everybody loved. Also, he provided a link to the site that was easy-to-use. Lastly, after I returned to St.Barth from being on charter, he met me to give me a USB stick with all of the pictures, as well. He was very professional throughout the whole experience. Merci Xavier!

5/5


My girlfriend and I met Xavier at Le Ti two years ago. Since then whenever we go to St Bart we always see him at Le Ti and have him take our photo. We decided to get married in St Bart this year and we emailed Xavier to photograph our wedding. It was a simple beautiful ceremony at our Villa. Xavier captured it perfectly! The photos are amazing and we cannot stop looking at them. We will always treasure them. Xavier has a great eye and is so easy to work with. He puts you at ease and makes you look your very best. I would recommend anyone traveling to the island to have a session with Xavier. You will be so happy you did. Thanks again Xavier for helping make our wedding perfect and unforgettable.

5/5


Xavier, good morning. We returned home late Saturday and we have continuously been looking at the photos you took of our family! We love them! I sent a few emails back to confirm our receipt of the photo link and UBS card you provided! I am not sure if you received those emails. If you did not; here is the email I sent: Xavier, My wife, children and I are so thankful for the absolutely beautiful pictures you took of our family! Thank you for your time and guidance throughout the time we spent together! These pictures surpassed our every expectations. They are stunning. The photos are so lively and full of color. THANK YOU AGAIN! These photos are cherished!

5/5


Resultado Incrível! Alto astral! Adoramos

5/5


Xavier did a photo shoot for my girlfriend. He is an awesome photographer. He was the perfect host. He took us to the most beautiful places to take the pictures. Absolutely satisfied with his work. Can't wait to get back and do it again.

5/5


St Barth is a special place for my wife and I, and as a gift, I gave her a photoshoot on our most recent trip. We engaged Xavier for the photography...and I confess it was a blind choice, as, being visitors, we knew NOBODY. Xavier impressed us from the start with a professional and prompt reply to our enquiries, and set up a time which worked for everyone. He brought his wife, Gabriela, who besides being utterly charming, guided my wife through what turned out to be a VERY thorough and professionally-executed fashion shoot that lasted for hours. Xavier's smile, and enthusiasm for his subject never wavered. When we received the best shots from the hundreds he took, we were extremely pleased. My wife has never looked more beautiful. Xavier's pictures ran the gamut from ingénue to femme fatale...we could not stop looking at them. He honestly captured the truly timeless feminine beauty of Laurie. We are most pleased with Xavier's work, and would recommend him to any client.

5/5


THANKS FOR ALL THE AWESOME PICS OF PAUL & ANNA'S WEDDING. WE ENJOYED MEETING YOU. I'M THE BALD GUY FLOATING IN THE POOL WITH THE FLOWERS OVER MY COCK. HOPE YOU ARE WELL- ENJOYNG LIVE. HOPE TO SEE YOU AGAIN SOME DAY. THANKS AGAIN!

5/5


Choose Xavier Merchet-thau was one of the best decision we made for our wedding. They delivered truly remarkable photos as well as incredible video that left us and all of our friends and family in awe. They are incredibly talented at what they do, as evidenced by their amazing work, and are very personable and enjoyable to work with. We cannot say enough great things about Xavier and his photography team. We worked with him for both our engagement photos as well as our big day. Xavier is a really awesome guy that makes you feel comfortable in front of the camera. I never imagined myself doing all the poses you see in pictures, but Xavier made it really easy and natural. As far as the photos, all we can say is WOW! Xavie is truly an artist. You can tell just by working with him that he is truly passionate about what he does. He goes above and beyond to get the best shot, and he'll even stop mid conversation to say "let's go over here real quick, i see an awesome spot with great lighting" and then capture an incredible photo.

5/5


Hey Xavier, I have FINALLY been able to sit down and look at all the photos you took. WOW!!!!!!! I am so impressed with everything you captured. You really captured the essence of every party and every little detail. There are so many intimate, and funny moments that we were able to relive through your camera lens. I cannot thank you enough! I am beyond excited and cannot wait to put these in an album :) I hope I will see you again very soon! Anna

5/5


My wife and I come to SBH twice per year and when here we hire Xavier for a photoshoot. There are two reasons. Number one he is the best at what he does and it is a prefect way to document or trip! Secondly is that my wife Karian uses the photos to advertise her business in southern California. She owns a matchmaking business in San Diego and in Palm Desert These ads appear monthly in magazines....Mainly in Fine Magazine and full page ads appear for her company The Ideal Match. We highly recommend him! Tom and Karian Forsyth

5/5


Xavier est le photographe idéal pour tous vos projets de mode, lingerie, charme, nu, glamour et portrait à St Barth. Une expérience formidable, un cadeau original et un shooting à la hauteur de vos espérances.

5/5

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