I didn’t feel like blogging anything this week. It just feels wrong to be posting photographs of people in love, promoting one’s business, or even answering to clients’ inquiries, when families are mourning their lost ones just next door. And finally, I decided to take my keyboard. Anyways, there is just nothing else I can focus on right now. All I think about, is what just happened in my beloved city 3 days ago…
Orchidée de Soie is a French boutique company, which proposes luxury accessories and jewelry for the bride. Each piece of the collection is hand-crafted with love and noble materials: silk, French lace, and beautiful patterns of brass. Sandrine, the owner and art director, has been trusting me for two years now with her campaigns. We shot the brand’s 2016 campaign in the middle of Provence lavender fields, at amazing Les Domaines de Patras. Wonderful dresses are from Rime Arodaky, with in particular the stunning bespoke 23 dress. All other vendors who made that campaign possible are mentioned at the bottom of this post.
This is probably the most moving experience of this year to me. Lauren&Chase are a couple from New York, who decided to get married at wonderful Château de la Chèvre d’Or, on the French Riviera. The only thing is that Lauren&Chase had not warned their parents that they would be getting married that very day. Only the wedding planner, the floral designer, the videographer and myself the photographer, were in the confidence. That’s only at lunch time that they announced to their parents the big news. Discover their reaction in the amazing video by my friend Pascal Délé Filmaker, at the end of the post, and the images of that beautiful day.
Some weeks ago, I had the pleasure to shoot Carolina Herrera‘s Autumn/Winter 2016 Collection, in her own showroom in New York City. It was such an honor to photograph in this temple of fashion, located on the 7th Avenue, with a breathtaking view on the Empire State Building. We chose to focus on four very strong looks of next Fall collection, and I fell totally in love with that mauve flowing gown.
You can see more of this shoot on Style Me Pretty here.
Elena&Pieter live in California, and will get married in Saint-Emilion – in the middle of Bordeaux vineyards – next summer. Pieter’s family works in the wine industry, and it’s all naturally that they have chosen the most famous wine region in the world to tie the knot. In the meantime, I got the pleasure to shoot Elena&Pieter’s engagement session in their home state of California, in Malibu. I loved every minute of this beautiful session. California light at its best, and a love that can’t be more obvious between these two !
A week ago, I had the great honor to be invited to the New York City Fall Bridal Week by the editorial team of Style Me Pretty. I joined Stephanie, Elizabeth and Abigail in the City, and followed them on designers runway shows and collections presentation during 3 days. This is a behind the scene of this beautiful week, with backstages photos from the collections of Amsale, Jenny Yoo, Pronovias & Samuelle Couture.
You can see more of these photos on Style Me Pretty here and here.
This is a preview of my travel journal in Puglia, at the end of August. This region, located in the very South of Italy, is so rich in terms of outdoor beauty, fantastic food and wine ! Landscapes are breathtaking and you can’t really say if you’re in the middle of the African savannah, in Mexico or Italy ! We spent two weeks of holidays there last summer, with my love Rime Arodaky. This is a portrait of her, with an amazing sunset light.
Bookings for the Spring 2016 Greg Finck Workshop are now open, and you can now book your seats online This is one of the 3 styled shoots that the attendees of this year got to shoot last Spring in Provence, and this is my favorite for sure. Designer Sofia, from Branco Prata, woke up at 3am in the morning one night, and came with this amber and dutch-painting inspired wedding ideas. I was immediately seduced, and all of the vendors working on this shoot – who are mentioned at the bottom of this post – contributed to this amazing editorial story.