Jean-Laurent is a fellow wedding photographer. I was more than honored and touched when Jean-Laurent and Caroline asked me to realize their engagement shoot. We did it by a bright and sunny Saturday morning, in Cap-Ferret, on the edge of the Arcachon Bay. A walkaway in a small oyster village, with no one at the horizon.
This session is special to me in the sense I wanted to shoot Marie-Laure’s boudoir session with a very raw style. I wanted something very different from the softness and pastel tones I usually get from my beloved FujiFilm 400H. That’s the reason why I used Ilford Delta 3200 for once. I usually shoot that film stock during the bride’s preparation but I wanted to realize the whole session with that film stock here. I pushed it to 6400 ISO to get proper shutter speeds and that very big grain I heart. This raw grain just contributes enhancing all the softness and sensuality vehicled by Marie-Laure to me.
There is something magical about the transition from summer to autumn. It’s as though the air becomes thicker, the sunlight more mellow, more golden and even nature gets festooned in pantones with a moodier, richer and warmer undertone. This is the season when I captured Lala and Luca’s enchanted autumn inspiration in the heart of an enchanted olive grove, which is a picture storybook in its own right.