Amour dans le sud de la France
Last weekend I traveled to the south of France for the first time since I have lived here. Yeah I know it's crazy, I have lived here for three years and never been to the south! I have been to the south east of France several times and all over Italy and even Corsica but the south south of France had never called my name until now.
I traveled there mainly because I was given the opportunity of photographing the wedding of Romain and Aurore, and at the same time my wife and I decided to take advantage of the voyage and spend a couple extra days with a cousin of hers whose husband just happened to be having a fortieth birthday bash...it was going to be a long weekend. Between the marriage I was about to archive in images and the natural beauty of the south of France I though the title "Amour dans le sud de la France" was quite fitting.
We arrived Friday night after a ten hour drive from our home in Normandy to our hotel for the night. We were greeted, given a slice of pizza...yes pizza, a salad and a half of bottle of wine and not much time to even taste it because we were late and the server wanted to call it a day.
After a a not so bad nights sleep it was go time. First we had to change hotels which was cool with me because the next place was beautiful inside and out. After getting settled into the room it was time to go into photog mode and start double checking all of the gear.
Number one rule always double check all your batteries, no batteries no clicky clicky. Test fire your cameras and your flashes, check to see if your transceivers are all working if you are using more than one off camera flash and make sure your lenses are all clean and dust free. Check all your memory cards, make sure they are all empty and format them correctly in the cameras you will be using etc. Pack your bags, check everything off the list and you are good to go!
It turned out to be a great day, super long but great. It was a beautiful wedding full of love and laughter and the bride and groom were excellent to work with. Here is one of my favorite images from the newlywed shoot. Congrats you too!
Just to add a little bit more about the south of France. Honestly between the natural beauty, the forests, the sun and the positive energy of it's inhabitants the south is sweet. Just seeing the fields of red poppies in the mountain ranges was magic...voila!
Looking forward to my next visit to the sud de la France.
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