First Stop, Notre Dame Paris | Paris Engagement Shoot

It was an overcast day and the clouds looked very threatening as they loomed in the sky above.  In the distance I could see the Cathedral Notre Dame with it's French gothic architecture standing tall into the sky.  The plaza was bustling with local Parisians and tourists excited to be at one of the most iconic locations in Paris.  This was the first location for our shoot during the Scott Robert workshop

As I look back on this first day of the workshop, I remember all of the excitement and shall I say the twinge of nervousness I felt.  Everything just sunk in at that moment that I was doing a photo shoot in Paris for goodness sake!  I was so excited that I forgot to switch my flash to the "on" position.  Haha; don't tell anyone! But all in all, it was a great way to kickoff the workshop and dive right in.

Here are models Anna & Perry.  The sweetest couple engaged to be married this November in Hong Kong.  Anna and Perry have such a genuinely sweet disposition and mesh together so beautifully.  It was an absolute joy to photograph them :).

 

I love the old worldly feel that this place exudes; truly romantic.

This is one of my favorite shots of Anna & Perry.  Soulful and passionate.

So stay tuned for the next stop at the Eiffel Tower and Maisons-Leffitte Castle.  Lot's of magic happening in this city of love.  Till next time!

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Ariane

Scott Robert Paris Workshop | Last day in Paris…

I feel so many emotions that I can’t quite put into words.  Humility comes to mind as I reflect back on the past week I’ve had at the Scott Robert workshop.  At the beginning of this experience, I didn’t know what to expect.  I knew going in that this trip would forever change me, but I wasn’t sure how.  On the last day while I sat in the airport waiting to board my flight back to my “normal” life, I realized from this point forward, my life would be anything but normal.  My reality has changed for the better. 

I never knew that I would be surrounded with such a diverse group of people that exuded energy in their own perfectly unique way.  I watched as 25 strangers came into this workshop and developed deep friendships in just a matter of days.  Each of us had moments of true revelation that we were in the company of extraordinary people who want to be the very best at what they do, and live extraordinary lives.

Scott Robert touched the hearts of 25 people this week; each in a very specific way.  He showed us that everyone has their own path to lead to make an impact in this world and that we have a duty and obligation to follow our dreams.  We must turn our dreams into reality to show others that anything is possible.  Our actions in this world will pave the way for others to pursue their aspirations and fulfill their purpose.

I experienced a fulfilling adventure in Paris, receiving more than I could have ever imagined.  The Scott Robert community made the idea of living an extraordinary life possible.  I know that this is just the beginning.

Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing the experiences I had during this workshop in Paris.  Be prepared to see everything from my shoot at the Maisons-Laffitte Castle and Notre Dame, breathtaking scenery, lively Parisians, and inspiring lectures given by Marie Lyssa, Bendele Zubari, and Scott Robert himself. 

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Ariane