Editorial Fashion Wedding WORKSHOP
Here is a styled shoot made during my own workshop. The idea was to bring my trainees out of their comfort zone by forcing them to follow a story with an artistic approach that could have been used for a perfume ad.
I asked Linda Champenois to take the artistic direction. Chromata Films, The floral Designer Esther Lamarche and my teams worked on this ambitious project.
She first imagined a story that would be in harmony with the editorial style, which was both poetic and inspired by the current context.
Following the year 2020, the desire to travel, to be free, to go out, to find human contact were at the heart of her reflections for this scenario.
Through the paintings, we had the desire to stage women subtly represented by birds that wake up in a pretty cage in appearance.
Two different women, one in search of freedom, braving the risks of the unknown, and the other who is complacent.
They wake up, indulge in the castle, have fun there, but nothing can hold Isabelle back as she dreams of change. Driven by this inner strength and desire for freedom, to get out and breathe/to discover the outside world, she decides to spread her wings to leave the castle and finally be free.
She crosses the path of a man who will court her, and will start a game of seduction, she takes flight with him. Aissatou, who has remained in the castle, realizes that it is time for her to go through the door to freedom and to finally fly away in her turn.
Scenography and Information:
The choice of the Baronville castle located south of Paris was an obvious one. Its Double staircase, this gigantic hall with its large windows was the perfect place to represent a large bird cage. The castle of Baronville is a nineteenth century castle built under Napoleon III. Famous wedding reception place around Paris.
For this workshop a little different from the classic fine art workshop for wedding photographers, we wanted to put our student photographers in an editorial situation.
To follow a complex scenario, a story worthy of a perfume ad. This narrative, fashion and editorial approach characterizes my work. This workshop for photographers was open to wedding photographers who had already reached the level of being published in wedding blogs.
Linda Champenois imagined the whole artistic concept. The choice of models with a very fashionable style, the exceptional floral work of Esther Lamarche, the trust of great designers who gave us the chance to access exceptional wedding dresses. A big thank you to Tony Ward and Viktor and Rolf.
The rhythm of the day was complex, the videographer Chromata films had worked extensively on his scenes and we wanted to follow all these scenes which gave an ambitious rhythm with the trainees of the workshop.
Art Director, styling & design @lindachampenoiswedding
Floral designer @esther.lamarche.design.floral
Drone footage @thedronalist
Wedding Planner @laetitia_caroline_
Photographer Assistant @matt_kobi
Models @aissatousymodel @isabelle_duong @mathieu.coppin
Cake designer @weddingcakesandco
Gowns @viktorandrolf @tonywardcouture @raraavis_group
Bridal shop @metal_flaque @topbridalparis
Jewels @annarivka @jonidaripani
Shoes @bellabelleshoes @jimmychoo @harrietwildeshoes @sergiorossi
Accessories & surface flatlay @theflatlaydesign