Friday, May 3, 2019

Proposal Photographer in Annecy, Geneva, and Paris

Photographing proposals, elopements, and renewal of vows are some of my favorites. I love the details that go in to planning them, and not just any details. Details that make each time I photograph a session personable, sincere, and as original to each couple. No couple is the same so no session can be the same, something that I love. Scouting the location, making sure it fits each couple, adding elements of sweet details and throwing in a surprise or two for the couple to remember makes me love my job. I always feel honored when asked to photograph, because it's a huge creative responsibility. The best kind of responsibility if you ask me.

Living and Photographing in Annecy I feel grateful to have a backdrop that is gorgeous in every season. I had been waiting for a moment to photograph a snow capped mountain session, and literally could visualize it. I feel each year as a photographer I get more and more creative wanting to photograph in an array of settings and seasons. Of course I could have done a styled shoot, but I had a feeling if I held out a little longer I would get a request to create a snowy portrait session.


 When Nikki and John emailed saying they were visiting Annecy from California and wanted to renew their wedding vows, I knew immediately this would be an unforgettable photo session. We planned the Renewal of Vows Portraits on the Pont des Amours. The day of our photos timing was key, as I knew there was a window of good weather between the snowy storm that was all that was spoken about. This is one thing I will tell customers is a huge strong point of me living in Annecy, is that someone living outside the city, driving in, does not know the ins and outs of the city, or the key moments and places to photograph if the weather changes drastically.


 So, as the snow fell all morning I knew Pont des Amours would be magical. Contrary to what some may believe cloud coverage and snow capped mountains gives everything an incredible feel when it comes to light, yielding photos that are soft, dreamy, and allow for the couple to stand out along with the setting. Even photographing when the snow is falling lightly is a job for a skilled photographer. I had not one worry, as the snow fell softly the day of our session.


 My goal was to create a photo session that was personable, thoughtful and fun for Nikki in John. Being on vacation I wanted to give them photos that would be souvenirs for a lifetime. Photos that really capture the beauty of Annecy in a timeless way. Photos that will always remind them of a romantic and heartfelt moment.
If you are planning a proposal, elopement, or renewal my suggestion is to find a photographer that really knows their area. For proposals, a photographer that has planned proposals before is key, as there are always things that may arise that you the client does not need to worry about. Your photographer is your shield, and will anticipate things like weather, a busy location, and will ultimately put any nerves at ease.

 I am continually photographing off the beaten path proposals, is it a mountain top or lakeside proposal you imagine? I would love to be there to capture every minute. My style is candid and journalistic so you will barely know I am there. Planning an elopement or renewal I would love to help you create a photo session that will allow you to remember a moment for the rest of your life.

Always here tell your story in a way that is signature to you.
Available in Annecy, Geneva and Paris. All other destinations just ask as I love to travel.
Bises,
Caro

Monday, April 29, 2019

Annecy France Lifestyle Photographer

The most common question I get asked is: What do you photograph? For me it's often challenging to explain all the categories but, if I had to try the best way to describe it would be Lifestyle photography.

Lifestyle photography for me means 
creating photos that first and foremost tell a story. 
 Second capturing photos that are not heavily posed or heavily edited. 
Thirdly  
photographing photos that can stand alone evoking a feeling,
 a sense of wonder, 
and give you  
inspiration.  


 Lifestyle Photography can be applied to my work in  
Wedding Photography, Food Photography, Family and Couples Photography.  

Everything in between falls into lifestyle, whether it is a brand seeking photos that brings their yoga bag to life,


a creator or designer wanting their work showcased and photographed in a way that touches their clientele



The goal for all of these photos are to tell a personal story that reaches your audience.
If my work does not tell a story, your story, than it will be as if I was taking photos and just "clicking" so there has to be SOMETHING MORE.

Imagine you are a coach or athlete needing photos to inspire your community or document your fitness story.  Being an avid trail runner and obstacle racer photographing sports comes naturally for me.






To the new readers on here, or if you are searching for photographer in Annecy, Geneva or Paris here is how I approach photography.


I am Caroline a professional photographer, content creator, and digital storyteller.
When you a hire a photographer you are hiring someone to bring "your story" to life visually. Living in France and coming from California I feel that this fact alone has brought out the best in my photography work.  I am able to see things differently and carry an open mind to the people and places I photograph. I love working with creators, designers, and entrepreneurs. My ultimate goal is bring your creativity and passion to life.






The ability to communicate with others in a way that is open minded, thoughtful and personable shows in my work. I pay attention to light, small details, and constantly strive to create work that is original.  I am creating photos that express something more than just the product. Photos that are filled with personality, expression and creativity.




My life and my experiences, shape my photos. A background in art and photojournalism I highly believe there needs to be an ongoing theme in a photo session. The pivotal question I ask is:

What is the Story that you want to Tell. Then, I tell that story for you. My camera is paintbrush that I use to create. Lets work together.
Continually Booking Lifestyle Sessions for 2019 and 2020

Lets bring your work to Life
Caroline