with sara russell from WEDDING SPARROW
October 7 - 10, 2019
4 DAYS & 3 NIGHTS
LUXURY ACCOMMODATION, CATERING, four INCREDIBLE SHOOTS, CLASSES + HEADSHOTS INCLUDED
$ 3 , 9 9 5 CAD - EARLY BIRD RATE! Take $500 off your registration. 4 days / 3 nights of teaching, breathtaking wedding & lifestyle shoots (FOUR in total), all accommodations, meals, classes and headshots included.
1/3 due at sign up (Payment plans available)
$ 4 , 4 9 5 CAD - REGULAR rate
We will all be staying at the beautiful Chateau de Bouthonvilliers, located only 1.5 hours outside of Paris and easily reachable by car or train. This will be our home base for the week!
The Château de Bouthonvilliers is located in the Dunois region, or more precisely in the Perche Göet, a charming region only 1 hour far from central Paris.
A magnificent forest, of more than 100 hectares, surrounds this house which in the past was called Boscovilore (House in the woods).
The château de Bouthonvilliers is surrounded by 20 hectares of beautiful English-style grounds classified Historic Monument.
The estate is also composed of a « small » French-style garden, a 1-hectare vegetable garden, a pond and a 19th century chapel set in a 16th century dovecot. This chapel is still consecrated and can hold about 50 people for religious ceremonies.
The main body of the house is a 7meter-long manor house with a double exposure. The east/ west orientation makes it very bright and sunny. The elegant symetrical architecture dating back to the 18th century got Bouthonvilliers classified as a Historic Monument.
The castle is composed of two 16th century (Henry IV th) wings and a 18th century central part with mansard roofs. Inside, the period wooden floors and moulding contributes to the extreme refinement of this exceptional house. You will be able to live a unique experience in this timeless environment.
SPONSORS (MORE TO COME)
OCTOBER 7 - 10, 2019
October 7 - Arrive to Chateau de Bouthonvilliers + check into your room at the chateau! The first few attendees to book will have the option of having their own room. We’ll gather for a welcome party + dinner with delicious french cuisine + wine to begin to get to know one another.
October 8 - Classroom time with one of the best in the industry, Sara Russell from Fine Art blog, Wedding Sparrow. A full presentation + Q&A time. We will spend the whole morning learning from her valuable knowledge about the wedding industry/branding/ social media presence and so forth. Followed by a break for lunch on the grounds. An afternoon/evening photo session to follow. A beautifully styled couples session. Roaming around the French landscape, finding the best light & cozy spots to shoot in. We may also add in another shoot as well, more of a classy “boudoir” shoot with only a Bride. Using vintage lace gowns & lingerie. The evening will finish off with dinner & of course, late night chats with a glass of wine.
October 9 - The morning will begin with another lifestyle session, styled by Katie & Vivian. A romantic lifestyle session with a beautiful couple. Followed by a break for lunch and some classroom time with Katie. Learn all about shooting film, incorporating film into your weddings, branding, social media, marketing, destination weddings, the business side and so forth. In the afternoon/evening we will have our BIG SHOOT! A fully styled Bride & Groom with details such as: a tablescape, cake, stationery and more. Finishing off the night with our candlelit farewell dinner.
October 10 - We will begin the morning with a beautiful sunrise bridal session, bouquet and other details to photograph. We will finish with headshots for each attendee and then our last meal together before we say good-bye + farewell hugs.
YOUR INVESTMENT INCLUDES…
3-4 FULLY STYLED SHOOTS (OUTFITS & COUPLES CAREFULLY CHOSEN)
ALL MEALS COOKED BY OUR PERSONAL CHEF
LODGING FOR 4 DAYS, 3 NIGHTS IN A PRIVATE CHATEAU
1:1 PORTFOLIO & WEBSITE REVIEW WITH KATIE
HEADSHOTS FOR EACH ATTENDEE
ACCESS TO A PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP
CLASSROOM TIME WITH KATIE & VIVIAN
PRESENTATION BY SARA RUSSELL, FOUNDER OF WEDDING SPARROW
COME JOIN US AND GAIN AMAZING IMAGES FOR YOUR PORTFOLIO IN THE BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPE OF FRANCE. DRINK THE BEST WINE & DELICIOUS FRENCH CUISINE. LEARN ALL ABOUT MARKETING, SOCIAL MEDIA, FILM, BRANDING, PACKAGES/PRICING & MORE
NOT INCLUDED: AIRFARE & TRAVEL TO THE CHATEAU. HOWEVER, THERE WILL BE A PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP WHERE YOU COORDINATE TO TRAVEL WITH OTHER ATTENDEES.
SPEAKERS & vendors
Hello, I’m Katie! A Fine Art Wedding Photographer and Workshop Instructor. I’m 24 years old, 6 months newlywed (and loving it!), coffee obsessed, love travelling and exploring new places, and absolutely in love with Jesus. My photography journey began 10 years ago when I picked up my first DSLR in high school and 7 years ago when I photographed my first wedding. I love photographing weddings (and still do), But I’ve begun falling more & more in love with the educational side of photography. I love seeing other photographers thrive in their business and grow in their talents. Nothing excites me more! I’ve hosted three workshops thus far, one on the beautiful coast of Oregon and two in Toronto. I have a passion to continue teaching workshops and I hope to see you at this gorgeous one in France!
Vivian Lyttle Events
Hi there, I’m Vivian! I’m a wedding planner and stylist living in Hamilton, Ontario with my husband Tristan and our sweet puppy Cordelia. I love coffee, peonies and bubbly. But most of all I love planning beautiful, thoughtful weddings for couples who are madly in love. It’s been such a joy sharing my knowledge of styling with photographers at Katie Nicolle’s workshops to date - and I think this one is going to be the best one yet. (Hello pain au chocolat in a chateau!) I’m so looking forward to meeting you and designing five stunning photo shoots for you to fill your portfolios with. It’s going to be so much fun working together! See you in France! Vivian
Founder + Curator, Wedding Sparrow
I’m driven by the beauty of editorial wedding photography shot on film, and after realising in 2011 that there wasn’t another blog out there curating what I wanted to see, I created one myself on good old Wordpress. Fast forward 7 years and it’s a 6 (wom)an team based all over the world with access to almost 2 million blog readers and 1/2 a million + social followers! I’m inspired by simplicity, beauty, originality and the complexity of nature, and you can read more about my founder story in the Industry category and what makes me tick.
Wedding Sparrow has already won five industry awards since launching and I couldn’t be more proud. Striving to lead the industry towards natural light and timeless beauty, I love to travel the world meeting like-minded artisans who create beauty in the wedding world for Wedding Sparrow readers.
SHASTA BELL CALLIGRAPHY
I'm Shasta Bell. A year after our wedding, I walked into a friend's house and saw our DIY calligraphed wedding invitation, neatly displayed on her entry table, too lovely, she said, to throw away. That moment changed it all.
I began my journey into the world of calligraphy and handmade invitations while living in West Africa. Unable to take my trusty sewing machine with me, a pencil and sketchpad became the perfect creative outlet. What better way to spend my days than slow-crafting heirloom pieces in the middle of this fast-paced digital world.
*Shasta will be teaching a 1 hour class on Styling Stationery with the Attendees
BESPOKE BEAUTY - HAIR & MAKEUP
JANNA BROWN DESIGN - FLORIST
Please email us at email@example.com with any questions!