April 1, 2023
Final workshop payment …. check! Airplane ticket purchased…. check, check! I’m so excited to share the news with the world! I’m going to Paris to do a wedding photography workshop!!!
Friends, an editorial photography workshop at 2 beautiful Chateaus in Loire Valley (and a day in Paris) with the most brilliant wedding planner, Britt Jones. I’m so excited!
This is my very first workshop overseas! I’ve done plenty of styled shoots but this tops them all! Do you know what a wedding workshop is? Basically the wedding planner (Britt Jones) styles the most beautiful, editorial like photoshoots with the most beautiful models, florals etc. Her workshops have been featured in Vogue, Style Me Pretty and Wedding Sparrow. All in which I would absolutely die if I was ever published in!
A wedding photography workshop in Paris has been on my bucket list for quite sometime. I’ve always dreamt of making it to Paris, to see the Eiffel Tower in person, to soak in all of the beauty around me! I can’t believe it. I’m going to Paris and I literally can’t wait!!!
Not only do I get to visit this majestical city, but I will also experience the countryside of France! Loire Valley is about an hour away from Paris and it’s known for its fairytale scenery with its castles, chateaus and pretty gardens. Have you ever seen Ever After with Drew Barrymore? I immediately think of this movie!
Side note, I’m not going to lie. When I heard I would have to drive an hour to the Château from the airport, I definitely panicked. I’ve never been to France, let alone driven on the other side of the road… nor do I speak French. Haha. But luckily, Britt has made it easy to connect with the other photographers who are attending. I immediately connected and hit it off with 2 of the sweetest photographers of the group! (Chelsey with Chelsey Black Photography and Dawn with Dawn Marie Photography) We’re going to stay the entire week together, travel to the Château’s, and then after the workshop, enjoy Paris! Goodness! We’re going to have so much fun!
Also, can we cue Emily in Paris?! Have you seen that Netflix sitcom? I love it! Basically I’ll feel like an Emily in Paris although it will be *Christina in Paris*. Haha! It would make a good show @ Netflix!
Anyways , a few things I can’t wait to see and do while I’m there, aside from the workshop – see the Eiffel Tower (that’s a given!), witness the stunning golden doors at Petit Palais, see all of the pretty Parisian buildings, architecture and its dreamy aesthetic (the artist and creative in me is freaking out!), walk on the Alexandre lll Bridge, and last but definitely not least, take Instagram worthy photos outside The Lourve (it also wouldn’t hurt to see Mona Lisa). Plus, I really can’t wait to walk the Paris streets (especially Rue Cler) and eat at the cutest little cafes!
Honestly, the opportunity’s and adventures seem endless! I want to do it all while I am in France. Not to mention, I cant wait to fall in love with photography all over again after this trip. After all, if I didn’t have a love for this art in the first place, I wouldn’t be a wedding photographer.
This experience will be an ultimate dream and I’m so insanely grateful to do it.
Stay tuned for all the photos!
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