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L'Artisan Workshop I, October 2017, Paris France

"I can't really put into words how amazing my L'Artisan Workshop experience was. They say that there is always one defining moment in your career as a photographer - one shoot that changes you and gives you more clarity on what it is you seek to achieve - and for me, L'Artisan Workshop was my moment.

Opening new doors, breaking bread and sharing these incredible shoots with other talented creatives in the industry was a once in a lifetime experience that I can't recommend more highly. The attention to detail, care and dedication from everyone within the creative team was exceptional. Kim and Kasia are so generous in sharing their knowledge of the industry and instantly make you feel at ease and a valued member of the team.

I walked away at the end of our 4 days together feeling more confident in my shooting abilities, more determined to create beautiful art and, most of all, having created connections with other wonderfully talented collaborators that I am honoured to now call my friends." Jacquie | Canada

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L'Artisan Workshop I, October 2017, Paris France

"I went into this workshop feeling a bit of confusion and frustration within my own journey as a photographer, but found comfort in speaking to Kim and in learning that the feelings I was going through was something I was not alone in.   That helped change so much for me in my whole outlook of my pursuits.  I came back home with the perspective that this up and down rollercoaster ride is just a part of the journey.  I really appreciate that one on one in depth conversation.  It means more than anything to me. 

I also enjoyed every single shoot and its style.  I loved how Kasia decorated and styled every detail. ” Sandra | USA

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L'Artisan Workshop I, October 2017, Paris France

"The moment I spied the LíArtisan Workshop online, I was smitten. The advertisements were filled with promise and heart melting photography. The adventure sounded perfect as I was just falling in love with film and had just covered my first overseas love story. I was eager to create a fresh & elevated look for my portfolio. In addition, Iíve longed to visit Paris for so long, so the mention of living like a Parisian for a few days sounded heavenly.

From the Champagne & Macaron reception up to the farewell after the Ritz shoot, I was completely indulged. I was more than a photographer during the adventure; I was a woman that was elegantly wined and dined, surrounded by opulence, embraced by generosity, indulged by enchanting company and enriched with experience.

I can not comprehend the scale of the workload, stress, and many emotions associated with pulling off such a glorious feat, but I do know that I have tremendous admiration, plus respect for Kim, Kasia and all involved, and will be forever grateful.

Making the decision to attend the LíArtisan Workshop was one of the best things I have ever done toward building my network and enhancing what I do. The workshop completely exceeded my expectations comprising of a myriad of beautifully styled shoots, Kim & Kasia generously bestowing upon us a wealth of knowledge through stunning presentations, a visit to Parisís famous flower market, to have been treated to some of the most beautiful roses I have ever seen, Gastronomic delights, intriguing conversation over opulently dressed dinner tables, and to be gifted so many gorgeous, bridal pretties, with a show-stopping finale shoot at the Ritz, Paris!

LíArtisan Workshop lives on in so many exciting and promising ways after returning home. Through the workshop I made new friends in the industry, have some delightful collaborations planned and have stunning, chic images to showcase to my heartís content." Gina | UK

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L'Artisan Workshop I, October 2017, Paris France

"Iím at a stage of my life where I want to absorb as much information and education I possibly can, and as a fine art film photographer I identified very much with the LíArtisan Workshop aesthetic. 4 days with people with a similar taste as mine sounded as incredible as it really was.

Iím taking a photography degree in Portugal right now and I felt that in 4 days I learned so much more than in the 3 years I have been in school.

The shoot at the Ritz even gave us the ďreal wedding-dayĒ feeling, which is great and even better because we had Kim by our side to calm us down and help us with everything.

We got to stay at an incredible Chateau where we got to shoot a beautiful boudoir with an amazing model! It was probably one of my favorite parts, where each one of us got their own time to shoot, which is totally different than other workshops where youíre always grouped with other people and have to work as a team to direct and shoot. I got to experiment and work towards the portfolio Iíve been wanting for a long time. This is especially great because it helps me get closer to my ideal bride. I came back home completely motivated and inspired to create new and beautiful work!"
Alice | Portugal

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L'Artisan Workshop I, October 2017, Paris France

"A rewarding experience and very inspiring! Both humanly and artistically. This week of L'Artisan Workshop was a breath of fresh air in my head and I was really delighted by each styled shoot, the surprises, the crazy gifts, every evening spent with the team. I was warmly welcomed and really pleased to learn from Kim, whose work inspires me a lot. Kim and Kasia took us into their sweet, bright and powdery universe and I went home with thousands of images in my head and in my camera! Bien ŗ vous." Lisa | France

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L'Artisan Workshop I, October 2017, Paris France

"As in life, business has itís ups and downs and even though you are creative, you sometimes find yourself stuck in a creative block. Although I would never give up on photography, it is part of every photographer's walk to sometimes feel that they are not good enough, or that they are stagnant and they should maybe quit. When this happened to me, I decided to surround myself with beauty, travel, new friends, things to inspire me. That's when LíArtisan Workshop literally, as if it was meant to be, popped up on my instagram feed and I had instant wanderlust.

The whole of my 2017 was dedicated to working and planning my trip to Paris, and it was so worth it! I instantly got out of my rut and LíArtisan Workshop exceeded what I dreamt it would be. It was more beautiful, more inspiring and the people I met there felt as though I had known them forever. The expertise and knowledge that was shared was so honest and it was great to know that I am not alone going through the stages of developing my business as a photographer. I returned to sunny South Africa inspired, motivated and on a mission! Now three months later, the enthusiasm has still not left!

Thank you so much to all the LíArtisan Workshop organizers and sponsors for making me feel so special, teaching and spoiling me. I could never forget these four days! And to all my new friends, I love the fact that we are still in contact and constantly learning from each other!" Schantel | S. Africa




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