Being in the business of destination wedding photography for just over two years, it is difficult to know when or how I could take it to the next level in order to get the most out of it. After attending Sandra Coan’s online workshop about capturing babies and children on film, I felt I needed to learn more, especially about the wedding photography. And I never want to stop learning.
Back in June, I took one big step. I traveled to Giverny, near Paris, to attend a three day fine art photography workshop, the Path workshop by D’Arcy Benincosa. I discovered her work though Little Bellows. It was this video which made me want to meet this amazing woman. And I’m glad I did !
She is an international fine art destination wedding photographer from America, I am inspired by her film photography work and her success. I still cannot believe that I met this inspiring woman ! Truly, a dream came true.
I knew I would enjoy her workshop and learn so much from it. It took place at a lovely French farm cottage, dating back to the 17th century, in Normandy. I am so grateful to have had the chance to learn so much from so many inspiring professionals.
During a walk thought Claude Monet’s famous garden, Maz and Becca, florists from the Garden Gate Flower Company, shared with us their views and their inspirations. Thanks to this tour, I am now continuously reminding myself to appreciate beauty in simple things.
The talented Nessa from La Mariée aux pieds nus managed all the design and styling for us to capture. Seeing the many beautiful creations from the talented vendors was like being in a dream. Girl with a serious dream dressed up our stunning model beautifully for some “getting ready”/bridal boudoir shots. Maria Luisa Rabell’s dresses are seriously some of the best bride gowns I have ever seen. The models were prepared by D’Arcy’s sister, April, a successful hair and make-up artist. I really love the elegant and effortless looks ! With D’Arcy’s guidance, I learned to capture beautiful and timeless photographs and to be more confident in shooting medium format film.
The style shoots are always an opportunity for me to stretch my artistic muscles. Photographing details such as the stunning stationary by Juile Ha, Susie Saltzman‘s fine jewellery are always one of my favorite parts.
Can’t get over these bouquets ! The perfect plant dyed ribbons are from Lancaster and Cornish. I will need to order some for me !
On the last day, I learned so much from the speakers during the lectures. D’Arcy, April and Kate Holland from Magnolia Rouge really share so much important and useful information. I left this amazing unique experience, not only with new ideas for improving for my business, but also more confident to succeed.