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Editorial Wedding Shoot at Chateau de Champlatreux, Paris

Editorial Photoshoot Chateau de Champlatreux, Paris
Editorial wedding shoot at Chateau de Champlatreux, Paris

Let me take you back to the editorial wedding shoot at one of France's stunning architectural marvels — the Chateau de Champlatreux, Paris.

It was a bright summer afternoon when we headed to the outskirts of Paris for an editorial wedding shoot. The photoshoot was arranged at Chateau de Champlatreux.

The Chateau de Champlatreux, Paris

The chateau is a sight to behold. With French Baroque elements giving life to the monument, it stands out against the manicured green lawns. Finely carved caricature stonework and glass panel windows lend beauty to the exteriors. The ornate design elements from the past centuries further add an antique feel to the chateau.

It was breathtaking to see how gorgeously the building shone against the sunshine. Coupled with its natural warm hue, the Chateau de Champlatreux is truly a photographer's delight.

The Decor

When it came to the wedding design elements, the planners did a phenomenal job of weaving in pastels to bring out the summer feel. You could notice a consistent theme of pinks and lilacs in almost all design elements – the flowers, cake, and tableware.

The wedding invites were blush pink with golden calligraphy, which looked beautiful and luxurious. The touch of gold tied the design elements together — whether through the golden spoons across the porcelain plates or as gold foil accents on the 4-tier ivory white cake.

The Bride And The Groom

Dressed in a styled.gown ensemble, the bride looked stunning in a white taffeta, puff-sleeve gown. The make-up artists at Sunkissed and Made Up left no stone unturned when styling her. They ensured the bride's make-up complemented her dress by giving her a minimalist look, bold eyes, and a loose bun.

The groom was in a Stitch & Tie black tux. The white shirt, checkered tie, and pastel flowers pinned to the pocket tied the look for him. The couple's attire blended seamlessly with the overall theme of the wedding.

My Photography Perspective

As I previously mentioned (and honestly, couldn't stop raving about), the Chateau de Champlatreux set the perfect stage for a summer themed wedding. I leveraged the historic building as the backdrop for a couple of shots. I adjusted the perspective to have a fuller picture.

For the portrait shots I took pictures of the couple at locations where the background complemented their attire the most. So, for the bride, I took solo shots at the beautifully decorated floral pillars in front of the glass panel windows. The white of her gown, the lilac of the flowers, the reflective glass, and the forest green of the leaves formed a harmonious color palette. Results? Some breathtaking pictures!

For the portrait shots of the groom, I used natural lighting to the fullest. Since his tux was darker, I sought to bring in the light through the beige color of the chateau behind him. The idea panned out wonderfully, as seen in the pictures below.

Final Thoughts: Editorial Shoot at Chateau de Champlatreux, Paris

Overall it was a wonderful experience with the team. Not only did I get to travel to Paris, I had the privilege to test out my acquired photography skills. It was an incredible experience.


Venue: @chateaudechamplatreux Host: @styledshootsacrossamerica Planning & Design: @heatherbengeofficial Assistant Planners: @alexiawoolumssaa @amodernfete @lacedwithgraceinfo @sugarplum.coutureevents @alexievents_u.s.a Florist: @behold_floral_design Hair & Makeup: @sunkissedandmadeup Stationery: @elephantlimbo Cake: @cakehousedesign Gown: @styled.gowns Menswear: @stitchandtie Rentals: @maison_options Jewelry: @joannabisleydesigns Shoes: @katewhitcombshoes Models: @marinelbge @vogmusi


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