Friday, December 27, 2019

Family Photos in the snow ... La Clusaz, Haute Savoie

Adventure photo sessions are some of my favorite photo sessions to photograph. I love when families request photos that are exactly the way I photograph. Photos that are journalistic, in the moment, candid, and convey fun. YES! Photography sessions should be fun. I am all for keeping them natural, and authentic, photos that are not forced, stiff, but free spirited, and genuine. My adventure sessions allow you and the ones you love to be engaged in the moment, explore, and really appreciate where we are photographing.

Coming from California I was used to photographing in the sun. Great weather 85% of the time. Moving to Annecy I had the opportunity to photograph in all weather and I must say, yes the sun is great but lets talk about photographing in the snow. A bit cold for your camera but with proper planning, and certain tips, your camera does just fine. Snowy portraits allow all family members to have fun, I swear the child comes out in every adult. Smiles are real, even I can't help but smile from behind my camera.

When I had the request to photograph in La Clusaz, I absolutely said yes. I love traveling for photos and did this a lot in San Francisco. So if you are a family or couple coming to the Alps do not think Annecy is too far away, I embrace the quote: The Mountains are calling so I must Go. All locations are welcome.

For this photo session in La Clusaz, more specifically Les Confins, we had a 30 minute pause in weather and were able to get some incredible photos in the snow. Towards the end we even had the luck to get completely snowed on. Snowflakes the size of quarters were falling, and our laughter kept
us all warm.

Truly, it's Adventure Photo session like these that make me appreciate being a photographer and especially a photographer in this region. This was photo session was extra special as we were celebrating the holidays.

I am looking forward to 2020 as I have new destinations on my map of places to photograph. If you are a family, couple, or a local living or visiting Annecy, the Alps .... it would be my pleasure to create an adventure photo session for you and your family.

If you and the ones you love fall into these categories then I would be ever lucky to photograph you. Your style fits my style:
Ready for an Adventure
Vacationing and want a souvenir that lasts
March to the beat of your own drum
Love the Outdoors
Excited to experience a moment with the people you love
Want photos that are unlike others

Then I am your photographer ... ready, set, SNAP!

Continually booking and photographing portrait sessions. 
Live by the motto:  
Go out and Explore ...
remember you are not sugar and you won't melt, 
lets adventure!

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Vacation Photographer in Annecy

One of the things I love most about working as a Professional Photographer and Content Creator is that I get the opportunity to meet some incredible people. Photographing couples and families who are visiting Annecy is what I am a pro at. The ability to connect with a couple or family within minutes, make them feel comfortable and at ease is my main objective. Yana and Shawn were visiting from Australia when they signed up for a photography and coffee tour I host. After we spent the morning where I taught them about the tricks and the trade for better photos, discussed different espresso flavors, we walked though the city for a mini lifestyle photo session. This session is perfect for the traveler, adventurer, couple or family who want to capture and remember their time in Annecy.

Walking through the city, pointing out the best spots for a drink, an ice cream, or explaining a bit of the history of the canals allowed for the photos in our session to have a sense of wanderlust. You can feel just how excited Shawn and Yana were to be visiting Annecy. The airbnb they were staying at allowed us to have access to the canal creating photos in a spot that would be any travelers dream.

They admired the views of Annecy and I encouraged them to take as many photos as well.  Play Tourist and play it well. Enjoy everything.
 One of the most important things to remember when you are a vacation photographer is allowing the people you photographe to enjoy themselves. Your photos can't be too posed. There is a flow and genuine connection you need to have with the families and couples you photograph. Traveling is about being present.

And giving the people you photograph moments alone allows for sweet and sincere moments to unfold.

Giving them a moment to enjoy their ice cream because that is what traveling is all about. 
Also taking that photo that everyone takes is a necessary souvenir :)

 Then showing them a spot where you say: until we meet again.
 Thank them for being incredibly fun to photograph, and stay in touch as you helped them create a memory.

Yana and Shawn were the sweetest and I still keep in touch with the both of them. If you are in Annecy visiting, planning a trip, I would be happy to create a Vacation Photo Session that fits you and the ones you love. And if you live in Annecy I will help you play tourist, adventure, and give you a bit of wanderlust. 
Lets create some souvenirs. 
Continually booking photo sessions for families, couples, creatives, and individuals in Annecy. 
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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.

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. 
photographing photos that can stand alone evoking a feeling,
 a sense of wonder, 
and give you  

 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