Sunday, November 11, 2007

Oh how we love France!

Adam took this shot of Amanda (our model) in Paris, I am in the crowd somewhere taking photos, but she lost track of me amongst all of the flashes! It was amazing to see everyone gather around us everywhere we went... we were quite a spectacle! Below is the photo that I shot at the same time.

We really had fun at night, poor Amanda was freezing... these are a few of our photos... we have shot almost 10,ooo so far, wow!
Arriving at the chateau was heaven, just what we needed after the craziness of Paris! Thank goodness for great food, beautiful scenery and perfect weather!
We have been sitting outside as much as possible, as it is actually warmer outside than in! Linda has made us some amazing bouquets for our wedding setups. I loved how she went off on her bike to find everything... we are so thankful for her creativity!!
Our first night at the chateau was our first of many feasts... accompanied by Cognac and Pineau.

This was one of my favorite days so far, Amanda looked amazing, and the whole feel of the shoot was perfection... Midsummer Night's Dream in France!
Once our friends Michelle and Claude arrived we headed down to the caves, we were able to go farther under the property than ever before. Usually they are flooded, but this time we actually walked almost 1 mile underground! Amazing... and scary!


Chateau life is just so great... I can't get over the light here...

Even I got to play dress up :)... Thanks to Erin for all the amazing makeup and hair, she is so talented!!!
Below on the left is a sarcophagus from the Merovingien times... there are actually bones inside still! So cool!
We girls had so much fun playing dress up... with wigs and all. I felt like I was a little girl again!
Erin was fantastic, I think she should consider a career in modeling!
Thank goodness for our guys, putting up with our fun... what good sports they were... LOVE Michelle's afro :).
It was a treat to have Michelle and Claude drive over from Switzerland, they brought chocolate and real fondue to share! It was amazing!!!!!!
We went to the market today and tried wine and cider (at 11:30am). When in France...

We picked out squash, and leeks for our soup... and we are having escargot and frog legs tomorrow!

11 comments:

Michelle said...

yay for a blog post!!! I can't wait to see the other 9,948 photos!!! Love you guys!

The Delinquent Debutante said...

gorgeous pictures. you guys look like you are having a wonderful time. love,love,love to all of you. have a great trip.

Dewey said...

Wow, you guys are having such an amazing time. And I'm so envious of you for getting to meet Michelle. :)

Ali said...

Oh wow! Gorgeous. Fun. Delightful.

I'm glad you got to see Michelle...

Anonymous said...

Maddy's Grandpaarents said...
Magnific, loved the light in the chateau landscapes, and the fashion shots. Couldn't een see the goosebumps! So happy to see all of your faces! Love and kisses xxxooo and licks from Maddy.

Amazing 88's: Jeff & Rhiannon said...

Seriously, I am so jealous of you guys right now. The pictures are just amazing. I'm sure everyone in Paris thought you were shooting a famous model so they all had to snap photos too! I can't wait to hear all about it!

rosieroberson said...

Wonderful post! So fun to see!! Love you!

Laurel McConnell said...

Oh you GUYS! Can I say again how jealous I am that you're there!! You were all the talk of Tuesday Toasts last night.... so glamorous!!!! (and tell Erin hi for me!!!)

Mike said...

wait wait... you drank PINEAU AGAIN??? Did you not learn your lesson?

I love the pictures from the photo shoot in Paris, very well done.

Do you have more pictures from the underground walk? I'd love to see those.

Aimee said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! It sounds (and looks)magical...Cheers!

Barbie Hull said...

It looks like you had SO much fun!! I LOVE the photos!! Can't wait to see you both again!! =)