Second Stop, Eiffel Tower & Maisons-Leffitte Castle | International Photography

Hellllooooo!  

My eyes are a little crossed as I type this; feeling slightly dizzy from all of the photo editing I’ve been working on this week.  Just call me the mad editor, lol.  But I’m so happy to bring you the second set of my images from the Scott Robert workshop I recently attended in Paris.  If you haven’t seen the first set of images from Notre Dame, check here!

So these next set of photos is when we really got to the meat and potatoes of the workshop.  One of the things that Scott emphasized during his lectures was the element of “fear”.  Determine the thing you are most fearful of and run towards it, embrace it and overcome it.  This can be applied in life and specifically within your photography career.  Now, I’m more of a capture the candid moments type of girl rather than place your hand here and turn your head there kind of photographer. I think there is nothing wrong with that approach but I realized I didn't really use any styled posing in my images and that came from a place of fear of posing my subjects or not really knowing how to pose them.  But I was thoroughly challenged to create images using some new posing techniques. 

So off we went to the Eiffel Tower to shoot.  This place was every bit as inspiring and romantic as it is portrayed in the media.  Perfect for a some fun shooting with Phoebe!  

Oh! The beautiful Maisons-Leffitte castle.  I wouldn’t mind living in this here; antique rooms, elegant staircases, acres and acres of land.  It felt like I was in a dream.

Meet the awesome Vanessa; she's so vogue and chic!  I love it!

Introducing the beautiful Phoebe :)!

I love the dreaminess of this photo.

And finally Anna & Perry!  

It was really fun and a bit liberating to let my creativity flow.  I look forward to incorporating more of these posing styles and concepts in my future images.  It’s funny, I can still feel the momentum flowing since this whole experience.  I’m developing the courage to step past my fears and uncover something new within my creativity.  Perhaps one of the worst things we can do is to not evolve within our lives and our creativity due to fear of the unknown.  Getting over that fear for the sake of moving forward can open up a world of possibilities.

See Beauty…

Ariane

Special thanks to:

Beautiful models Vanessa Tsang, Phoebe Dingman, Anna Chow & Perry.  Makeup artist, Regard Tang for her awesome work in makeup and styling.  And to my SR peers for all your help with lighting and for being so supportive :).

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!

See Beauty...

Ariane

Being In Love | Real Answers

I love Valentines Day because aside from the flowers, the candy, and the “every kiss begins with Kay” commercials; it's the celebration of Love!  Valentines Day serves as a reminder to us all for the loves in our lives.   Let the sentiment of Valentines Day be with you not just today but everyday!  Love is something to be shared every day with anyone and anything that matters most to you.  It is truly such a strong emotion that once it is emitted into your world the connection you feel can be so profound.  The strongest way that love can be felt is among each other.  So for this special Valentines Day I want to reintroduce some of my past clients to you and their answers to the question:

“The Best Thing About Being In Love Is____________?”

VaNessa & Winslow, Engaged! "....always having your best friend by your side." Samontha & Terence, Married! "...when it feels like it's just you and your lover in the room, no one else exist." Annie & Hoyu, Married! She says: "...to bravely embrace the future of a marriage without fear, only hope." He says: "...you always know you have a hand to hold while walking down that icy street." Maya & Rod, Married! She says: "...talking to and spending time with your best friend every day; and them being your personal diary to share your innermost thoughts with." He says: "...unconditional friendship." Jo Elizabeth & O'Neal, Married! She says: "...feeling complete." He says: "...is that when you are truly in love your past is history learned, your present is a sweet sweet gift, and your future can only be great because love knows no limits." Andrea & Paul, Engaged! "...having someone there to share the joys of life with as well as lightening the burden of disappointments." "...knowing that if I gain or lose everything that person loves me for who I am unconditionally." "...supporting that loved one through the unbearable, such as chemo treatment, and still thinking I’m the luckiest man in the world." Ariane & Rob, Dating! I said: "...having someone to kill the spiders, mice, and other creepy crawler things that threaten my life.  Annnd being free to be vulnerable because you know this person will always love you regardless" He says: "...having someone that trusts you, which allows you to trust yourself." What is the best thing about being in LOVE for you?!! I want to hear from you out there :)! Happy Valentines Day to us all!  Keep love in your heart and in everything you do! See Beauty… Ariane
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