A pre-wedding shoot isn’t just a prerequisite of a wedding banquet; it’s a chance to carve out time and live an epic adventure together and document a monumental milestone in a couple's lives.
This is the story of a special couple in France with a taste for the avant-garde - a capsule photoshoot for the daring and bold ones wanting a fashion-forward gallery brimming with stature, style and personality.
This shoot illustrates the possibilities of a wedding as the collection of sattelite events, with the pre-wedding being the prelude to what's to follow. Any pre-wedding oughts to be an aesthetic adventure; an excursion to seek out exquisite images without losing any of the naturalness which makes a couple who they truly are, designed to discover – and capture – the authentic moment. It is truly a conversation between the couple, the landscape, and the lens.
Daniel and Xin's pre-wedding is a delicate blend of an edgier fashion-forward look combined with the softness of a couple deeply in love. Having chosen the grand Domaines des Halles chateau for their unique burlesque-inspired wedding , of course they had to shoot their pre-wedding there too! With glamorous outfits and dramatic shots, their cinematic shoot travels us back in time to times of nobility and grandeur, while remaining absolutely relevant for today's couples who want the wedding experience of a contemporary chatelain.
Amidst heavy rainfall, we moved the shoot indoors in the grand hall of the fabulous Domaine des Halles, right after its extensive restoration.
Andreas K. Georgiou, the photographer, with rich fashion photography experience guided the couple to produce images that seem to have jumped straight out of a fashion magazine, while the phenomenal planner and stylist Dorothee Le Goater created the perfect wardrobe for a shoot that celebrates light, texture and human connection! The results?
A gallery with narrative intrigue, and an exceptional reflection of the couple!
ART DIRECTION, DESIGN & PLANNING : DOROTHEE LE GOATER EVENTS | PHOTOGRAPHY AND CREATIVE DIRECTION : ANDREAS K. GEORGIOU | VENUE : DOMAINE DES HALLES | LIVE ENTERTAINMENTS & PRO AUDIO FURNITURE : BENJAMIN KLIBER | FLORALS DESIGN : KAHINA EVENTS | TABLE WARE : BERNARDAUD | FURNITURE RENTALS VELVET RENDEZ VOUS, MAISON OPTIONS | MAKEUP & HAIR : FANNY WONG BEAUTY | GOWNS : VICTOR AND ROLF, THIBAUT LAUVERGNE, METAL FLAQUE | RING : TIFFANY AND CO | GROOM ATTIRE : DEFURSAC PARIS, SAMSON SUR MESURE | CHAMPAGNE : LOUIS ROEDERER | FILM LAB : CARMENCITA FILM LAB
Daniel and Xin's pre-wedding is a delicate blend of an edgier fashion-forward look combined with the softness of a couple deeply in love.
I travel the globe photographing life’s important events, weddings, and editorial shoots. I care deeply for each couple's love story as a worthy and unique piece of art. My photography is intimate and fashion-forward, with a painterly old-world charm, and infused with meaning and a sense of purpose.
I serve discerning clients from over 20 countries, and also teach remarkable photographers all over the world, aiming to inspire a new generation of artists to build thriving brands and use their Art as a platform for positive change.
My work stems from an overwhelming desire to advocate for empathy, empowerment, and the spreading of kindness. I hope that by showing all the goodness that exists in the world, I might help make the world a bit better, ever so slightly, because I can imagine nothing more powerful than two humans in love!