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Around our Table food photography & styling workshop – living the Chateau life for a weekend – June 2017

February 17, 2017

Following my previous post, here is our second weekend workshop announcement at last! With Ophélie we wanted this one will take place in a wonderful setting in Le Perche (South Normandy).

Join us at the beginning of the summer, for a two-workshop the French countryside less than a two-hour drive from Paris. We will be hidden in the heart of the forest to explore food photography and styling and the art of visual story telling within the settings of a 19th century old exceptional property, the Buffalo Castle, its people and local scenery.

Our workshop will be hands on and will bring you plenty opportunities to shoot and style, in order to develop your skills to tell a visual story, create an atmosphere whilst managing natural light.

We will make a trip to the farmers market in Verneuil-sur-Avre, with beautiful produce at that time of the year, to know how to pick the right fruit (or vegetable) we want to shoot, to shoot large market scenes as well as produce close-ups. And with our basket full of produce we will prepare and style a picnic on the castle grounds, then take a moment to slow down and rest surrounded by nature.

We will work with day light and candle lights to create moody scenes in this truly romantic setting. There will be also beautiful cakes to shoot and style whilst integrating the human element in the process.

Whilst our days will be packed with creativity, our evenings will be rich with discussions and delightful food with a menu made with locally sourced and seasonal ingredients and pairing wines.

Last but not least, we will take some time to review with you some basics photo editing with Lightroom, or how to create a visual story with all your images from the weekend.

We cannot wait for you to join!



16th to 18th of June 2017
(arriving on Friday evening with a welcome dinner and drinks)



Château Buffalo, La Framboisière, Eure et Loir, France (about 1h30 min drive from Paris)

See accommodation here



Anyone who is interested in creating beautiful content for their blog, professional website, social media, add new images to their portfolio, or just out of personal interest or develop a new hobby. Anyone with an interest in connecting with and learning from creative, clever and inspiring people who share the same passion.

We do ask that you have basic understanding of your camera functions.

Both digital and film cameras are welcome.

There are 8 spots available.



850 euros


  • 2 nights accommodation at Château Buffalo (on a shared room basis) – should you wish not to share, there will be an extra of 100 euros, there are only 3 rooms available for single occupancy
  • 2 full breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • 1 curated picnic lunch (weather permitting)
  • 2 dinners accompanied with wine pairings
  • Snacks and refreshments throughout workshop
  • Discussions/teaching from Ophélie and Sandrine
  • 4 Sessions and hands-on exercises in styling and photography
  • A session on editing with Lightroom
  • A full dose of French “vie de château” and an unforgettable experience

Does not include:

  • Transportation to/from La Framboisière. We will arrange for you to share cars or we can pick you up at the Verneuil train station which is a mere 1h journey from Paris Montparnasse.


Bookings are now open and you can register by emailing to reserve your spot. Feel free to email us if you have further questions!

To secure your spot, we need to receive your payment. However we offer the option to pay in three instalments with a minimum of 30% of the total amount as a first payment. Due to the nature of these workshops, the initial deposit is nonrefundable.


Note: Photo credits to the owner for the Chateau’s photos.

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