I’ve been on a bit of a blogging break these last few months. I’ve had a lot (no really, A LOT) of fun things going on – all related to travel and photography of course. Well, I finally got my act together and sat down to write this post and share some photos from this past weekend.
First, though, a little backstory. You may have noticed that my previous blog post involved a wedding. It was actually the first of many this summer, but not just as a guest… wedding photography has been something that I’ve been pretty passionate about for a while. I finally took the step (a bit late in the season) and started contacting wedding photographers if they could please, oh please take me as an assistant. I got a positive response from two separate photographers and long story short, assisted at 2 weddings. Now the season is pretty much finished, but luckily for me, while I was searching for photographers to contact, I found out that one of them was running a workshop.
Now, I don’t want to be overly dramatic here, but this was a bit of a game-changing weekend. The workshop was organized by 2 super talented photographers – Julien Navarre and Jonathan Udot – with the participation of a wedding planner (Un Chouette Event), hair & makeup artist (Le Salon de Justine), models and the owner of one of the biggest wedding blogs (La mariées aux pieds nus). The participants were all professionals, which was pretty intimidating at first. I was open about the fact that I’m just starting out and everyone was actually so generous and helpful, sharing their experiences with me. Oh, did I mention we also had beautiful jewellery (L’Orchidée de Soie) and custom-made couture wedding suit (Le Faubourg Saint Sulpice) and gown (Sophie Sarfati) (that came with a cute sweater because otherwise the “bride” would have frozen in the extremely cold weather)?
Not only did they cover the wedding photography business from A to Z, but we also had a gorgeous photo shoot for half of the second day. We were 12 participants so it was a bit of squeeze to get a shot, but we all managed fairly well.