She needed portrait photos for her new business. We only had 30 minutes in front of us. We have succeeded successfully. Here’s how.
I have known Carole for over 4 years now. She is one of the people who knows me the best on this planet. And by far. Her husband once said we were like twin sisters. I think he’s right, we’re really similar in many ways. Rare are the people with whom I feel so much in confidence.
Carole is an amazing woman with a sparkling personality, a radiant energy and a sensitivity that makes you feel more alive, important and never forgotten.
Professionally, certain circumstances of life, her curiosity and her constant need to evolve & grow, have made her having several careers.
This is the kind of woman who is not afraid to put herself in danger and who is constantly learning. Personally, it inspires me a lot.
She was a classical dancer during her studies (sport-studies in Marseille), worked many years for a multinational (at the HRD) while continuing to train alongside psychology and art therapy. She later became a renowned psychologist in her area and recognized by her peers
It really worked, she was so invested in her work that it ended with a burnout … oups 🙁
Alarm signal, so it was time for a reset.
Faithful to herself, she didn’t go down and decided instead to (re) define and create the job of her dreams.
She closed slowly her practice, went to Thailand to return with a yoga diploma and created a discipline combining her two passions of always “the body & the human”.
In 2017, “ballerina-yoga” was born.
Since then, Carole successfully and happily organize individual and collective “body-mind” workshops, as well as personal development courses in France and abroad. If you want to know more, click here.
All that to say, that when we met in Aix-en-Provence (our city of heart btw) at the end of July, she needed portrait photos for her new site and her social medias.
Luckily, we had a sublime room (Aix City Ballet). Less cool, it was only available 30 minutes.
“No problem, we’ll manage like queens! ”
So we met the next morning, fresh, available and excited like teenagers.
Carole was dressed very simple at my request and the shooting started.
This was done very easily (the famous “flow” you know?). I already had more or less all the images in my head: I knew that I wanted to play with the movement, the speed, the slowness and to create artistic blurs. Carole trusted me and i could direct her super easily. Our mutual trust in each other helped a lot, of course. In addition, the fact that she is very comfortable with her body and her image (former dancer you know) was the cherry on the best vegan cake of the world 😉
In 30 minutes, I had more sublime images in the box than I would have dared to imagine. We could have continued a long time. I loved it and it remains amazing memories for me.
For a long time, I put these images aside not knowing how to share them. All the people who have seen them, were touched. Here are some of them.