In January, as a wedding photographer, either I go to Dubai for the season, or I take the opportunity to work on my book and put into practice the latest learning, realize ideas ... So this is a session that I like especially, because of the softness it releases. Entirely made in film photography, with my baby dog as guest star, a dress from Christophe Alexandre Docquin, a bouquet by A nos Racines and makeup / hair by Agnes Doussot, thank you to all this team that made my real ideas real!
It was obvious that in our desire to offer the best photographers in their specialty, we had to find a pearl about newborn photography! An art in its own, continuous training, extraordinary patience and a technique that does not allow any mistake, as well as saying that it was difficult to find our fairy! And suddenly, Sandrine has arrived! An artist, a mother, a woman, a mixture of so many things that make each of her images extraordinary, as much as the human experience lived by young parents. Yes, we are proud that she has joined our team, because we have not found anyone as magical as she is, and now we have the pleasure and the honor of being able to offer her art to our clients!
It was cold that day in Paris, while I met Laure & David in front of the Louvre! We don’t have much time to photograph their engagement session; indeed, in a few hours, the first step of their wedding, their civilian "YES" ! We warm up at best, and here we go between the Louvres and the Palais Royal. A few drops of rain do nothing, these two are living one of the most beautiful days of their lives!
Last step of the adventure of their wedding in Mauritius, I meet again our newlyweds the day after their big day! A smooth start, our taxi driver telling us these bagnant trees which I fall in love with, before looking for a seaside and a boat to take some pictures with the drone! You thought it was over? It's bad to know us! Direction the sea, with the underwater material to complete this crazy adventure under water! But above all, end the day with a drink together before letting them enjoy their newlyweds life! Now, wait for May for their wedding in France alongside their loved ones!
After a adorable engagement session the day before their wedding in Mauritius, I meet again our lovely couple for their big day! Better than a dream, the weather is sublime, and every detail is drawn perfectly. After a ceremony so intense in emotion that we all had tears in our eyes, I kidnap them a few moments for some photos on the beach before leaving them for a candlelit meal on the beach ...
It's a great adventure to prepare these two for their wedding! Their dream? To get married to the mauritian island! But impossible not to marry no further from their family! The solution? Both! A first marriage, in love, with their princess, Mauritius, and another in May with their loved ones!
And here I am with them to accompany them in all this adventure and immortalize all that! A magnificent human meeting above all, great moments, but also a successful first step! Let's start with the commitment session, the day before their wedding, followed by a party to unwind before the big day! Extract…
First step of their adventure, the engagement session of Claudia and Sebastian was done naturally in Paris, place of their first look. After a break to the luxurious Place Vendôme and the Ritz Palace, we resisted the cold in this winter for some pictures around the Louvre, before a hot chocolate! In April, they are going to say YES to each other, and for sure, the photos will be on the blog too!
Our vision was born as a result of creatives from different regions who met in Dubai to create a location-inspired story. When Maddy Christina and The Purple Chair discussed ideas for collaborating, we were delighted to come together to incorporate her western film photography with Eastern beauty and culture.
The venue was the perfect backdrop for this shoot as it highlights the unique heritage of the city. Beautiful coral architecture and brass elements were abundant in the venue. Pampass, mustard roses, buds, berries and a combination of garden roses were perfectly married in clay vases by Le Marche de Fleur. Muted tones were selected to compliment the mustard and beige accents of the venue. Robin from Feather Paper created a delicate hand crafted invitation suite incorporating the distinctive Arabian bee and Ghaff leaves to tie the suite with the shoot. The special accent in the menu shots were the spices which are a vital part of the day to day culture in the region.
The Purple Chair worked closely with Sara from 800 tailor to create a modest jumpsuit paired with a cape and a lace hood highlighting the elegance of the bride and embracing her tradition in a romantic and humble manner. The video captured so immaculately by Morning Jacket Films provides viewers with a better look and feel of the feminine aesthetics, embroidery and detailing of this inspirational shoot. It was a pleasure working with like-minded and talented individuals who all came together to create this Dubai wedding inspiration and provide the industry with a closer look at the details and unique beauty that stems from this region.
Photography: Maddy Christina | Concept + Styling: The Purple Chair | Flowers: Le Marché aux Fleurs | Dress: 800 Tailor | Venue: Qasr Al Sultan | Hair and make up: Monica MH Beauty | Furniture: Innovative Hiring | Stationery: Feather Paper | Tableware: The Supper House | Video: Morning Jacket Films | Shoes: BellaBelleshoes | Ring Boxes: The Mrs Box