The Marche Region in Italy is unknown to many. It is however breathtakingly beautiful thanks to a very rich artistic, cultural and culinary heritage. The region is full of amazing landscapes with vineyard-covered hills plunging into the sea, and wonderful venues such as Villa Buonaccorsi. This majestic venue located on the hills was the perfect backdrop to this shoot. Designer Federica, from Honey and Cinnamon imagined this boudoir shoot, inspired by the architectural style of the venue, dating back from 1500. The interior design of the venue is indeed full of walls in neutral colors and empty rooms echoing of ancient splendors with frescoed ceilings and huge windows facing the interior patio.
Danyi and Lawrence certainly have some style and taste. They came all the way from Hong-Kong for their engagement session in Paris, and spent some serious shopping time before their photoshoot. Danyi started the session with a stunning Indonesian-inspired dress by Biyan, and she wore antique ornaments, which she bought on Les Puces de Saint-Oue,, Paris biggest flea market. She then changed to a Fabienne Alagama wedding dress for some shots under the Eiffel Tower. Lawrence was in the pure Parisian style, with his bowtie and beret. I absolutely loved shooting that sweet couple and wish them a wonderful wedding day in Hong-Kong.
Lying on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, Le Château de la Napoule is a medieval castle full of French charm and elegance. Beauty is everywhere there, from the patios, to the gardens, and the amazing terrace looking down on the Bay of Cannes. This elegant venue just calls for summer laziness and easy breeze lifestyle. That’s the venue, which had been picked by Diana and Jason, a sweet couple from Vancouver, to tie the knot. A beautiful day, perfectly designed by Lavender&Rose Weddings, with amazing flowers by Yeoman’s Flowers, owned by the uncle of the bride. What a beautiful day on the Côte d’Azur !
Les Domaines de Patras is a hidden gem in the heart of Provence, and the venue I had picked to host the first edition of Greg Finck Workshop : a 4-days film photography retreat, hosting 17 wedding photographers from 10 different countries.
Immersed in the middle of olive groves and lavender fields, we spent 4 days enjoying the Provence easy lifestyle and food, and learning about film photography, both from a technical and business point of view. Each day was paced by a styled shoot, designed by some of the best European vendors. All of them are mentioned in the credits here below, and this could not have happened without them. Credits go to these amazing and talented individuals. Merci !
See more of Greg Finck Workshop on Style Me Pretty here.
Diana and Jason are a sweet couple from Vancouver. They had decided to chose the warmer climate of the French Riviera to tie the knot. The day before their wedding, we went for a walk along the Cap d’Antibes coastline. A sweet moment to escape and get to know each other better before the d-day. Diana was absolutely stunning in her gold and glitter dress. I can’t wait to share their beautiful day designed by Lavender&Rose with you.
You can view more of this session on Style Me Pretty here.
Formentera is a preserved gem in the middle of the Mediterranean sea. The island has nothing to envy to Ibiza, her big daughter, which lies just some kilometers away. Formentera has kept that easy lifestyle and – amazingly enough – has been preserved from mass tourisms so far. This is the perfect getaway for a weekend to chill and enjoy the pristine beaches and deep blue ocean. This is a portrait session that has been realized at golden hour, with a very nice blue color palette, symbol of the island.
It is safe to say that KT Merry has been a huge source of inspiration to me over the past years. That’s one of the many reasons why I’ve been overwhelmed by joy and excitation, when she contacted me to shoot her session with her husband Chad in the streets of Paris. We spent an amazing afternoon together, going from Montmartre, to the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame de Paris. I had KT and Chad discover some of my favorite treats in Paris, and I hope you will like the walk with us !
Allison contacted me some months ago, as she wanted to book a family session in Provence. Her family was indeed coming from California to spend a couple of days in the South of France, so as to celebrate Allison’s parents’ 40th wedding anniversary. The Provence weather was unusual that day, but I have met the most genuine, warm and kind people, and I have felt so blessed and grateful to have shared that moment with them. And that, to me, was a pure moment of family happiness.