October 2017

‘I will always remember my first Fine Art Wedding Photography workshop. You created such a wonderful space for learning and discussion with likeminded people, which I honestly wasn’t expecting at all!
Thank you so so much for all your hard work and time for creating such a special two days, for organising such suitable and experienced talkers and for generally just being pretty awesome and approachable.
Best decision and investment I have made for myself and my business to date!’
Flo Brookes Photography

Just over a month ago I hosted the first edition of The Nordic Way; A Fine Art Wedding Photography Workshop.

I wanted to create a warm and welcoming environment in which attendees could learn, feel inspired and leave with a new set of friends and champions within the industry. I wanted people to leave with a renewed sense of confidence and knowing what they had to do to take their business to the next level.

I wanted to share my experiences so far within the industry, things I wish people had told me when I first started…This was to be more than just another fine art wedding photography workshop…

Day 1 was a day of classroom master-classes by Faye Cornhill, a business coach talking to us about pricing for success within the fine art wedding photography world.
Maddy Jones educated us all about the power of SEO and Louise Perry gave us a charismatic talk on how to work with Wedding planners to improve our businesses.
I spent the afternoon going through all things marketing, branding, networking and social media…

The second day was a styled shoot which myself and an incredible team of creatives had put together to inspire the attendees and give them the chance to photograph for their portfolios

This styled editorial was centred around the Danish concept of ‘Hygge’… pronounced ‘hoogah’…a profound yet subtle sense of contentedness and cosiness infused into every day life.
The story of our bride and groom starts with them waking up slowing together on the day of their wedding…surrounded by the antique family heirlooms of the bride to be’s family…our bride and groom would get ready for their intimate and personal family wedding at their family home in the heart of London’s Holland Park. We wanted to use hints of autumnal colours in our colour palette to reflect the changing of the seasons and the cosiness of short days, longer nights, candles and artisan coffee in bed.

The vision was of a down to earth and paired back Nordic chic feel mixed with the elegance of a fine art aesthetic and a hint of french romanticism.

If you want to be kept up to date on when the next edition will be taking place make sure you drop me an email on info@juliemichaelsen.com !

A huge thanks goes this this incredible team of creatives who I couldn’t have done this project without:

Workshop Leader: The Nordic Way Workshop
Stylist: Rosy Apple Events
Florist: Jennifer Pinder
Hair and make Up: Sanni Sorma
Styling assistant & workshop assistant: Emma Joy The Wedding Planner
Ribbons & fabrics: Kate Cullen
Stationary & communication: Elmo Paper Stories
Dress Boutique: Morgan Davies Bridal
Dress Designer: Ersa Atelier
Boudoir Outfit: Ailsa Munro Dress Maker
Linen: The Linen Works
Rings: London Victorian Ring Company
Workshop Photographer: Selina Merie
Workshop Videographer: Irene Piera Films
Furniture & styling: Wedhead London
Menswear: Clements and Church

at the nordic way workshop for fine art wedding photographers
morning cuddles for the bride and groom who wake up together, at the nordic way workshop for fine art wedding photographers
autumnal wedding floral arrangement at the nordic way workshop for fine art wedding photographers
autumnal wedding floral arrangement
the nordic way workshop for fine art wedding photographers in london
Bridal boudoir sheer silk kimono at the nordic way workshop for fine art wedding photographers in london
Fine art wedding photography workshop in london, coffee in bed lots of hygge
Lazy hygge mornings with coffee in bed
candlelight and morning cuddles for the bride and groom who wake up together, at the nordic way workshop for fine art wedding photographers
candlelight and morning cuddles for the bride and groom who wake up together, at the nordic way workshop for fine art wedding photographers
elegant antique grandfather clock for the fine art wedding photography workshop in london
antique grandfather clock at the nordic way workshop for fine art wedding photographers

romantic morning cuddles for the bride and groom who wake up together, at the nordic way workshop for fine art wedding photographers
A fine art wedding photography workshop - The Nordic Way Workshop
Breakfast and hygge in bed for our nordic bride and groom
hygge and candlelight for our bride and groom who wake up together on their wedding day, The Nordic Way Workshop
candle light, hygge and morning cuddles for the bride and groom who wake up together, at the nordic way workshop for fine art wedding photographers

Autumnal wedding florals, coffee and morning hygge
autumnal wedding floral arrangement and morning coffee at the nordic way workshop for fine art wedding photographers
A fine art wedding photography workshop - The Nordic Way Workshop
romantic morning cuddles for the bride and groom who wake up together, at the nordic way workshop for fine art wedding photographers
Morning coffee in bed, hygge and giggles at the nordic way workshop for fine art wedding photographers
waking up together on their wedding day our bride and groom share a joke
the nordic way workshop for fine art wedding photographers in london
Bridal boudoir sheer silk kimono at the nordic way workshop for fine art wedding photographers in london
A fine art wedding photography workshop - The Nordic Way Workshop
Nordic Groom enjoying coffee in bed with his bride to be – hygge personified
Hygge and our nordic bride A fine art wedding photography workshop - The Nordic Way Workshop
Our bride to be drinking coffee and enjoying a slow money with candlelight at A fine art wedding photography workshop – The Nordic Way Workshop
A bride and groom and their slow hygge morning before getting married at the nordic way workshop for fine art wedding photographers
coffee, breakfast and hygge in bed for our bride and groom who wake up together on their wedding day
coffee in bed, slow hygge mornings with bride and groom waking up together
quiet moments, hygge and coffee for our bride and groom
autumnal wedding floral arrangement at the nordic way workshop for fine art wedding photographers
autumnal wedding floral arrangement at the nordic way workshop for fine art wedding photographers
Morning hygge for our bride and groom on their wedding day - romantic morning cuddles for the bride and groom who wake up together, at the nordic way workshop for fine art wedding photographers
romantic morning cuddles for the bride and groom who wake up together, at the nordic way workshop for fine art wedding photographers
romantic morning cuddles for the bride and groom who wake up together, at the nordic way workshop for fine art wedding photographers
A nordic bride waking up on her wedding day with her husband to be
Reading in bed for our bride and groom at the nordic way workshop - a fine art wedding photography workshop in london
Reading in bed for our bride and groom at the nordic way workshop – a fine art wedding photography workshop in london
Bride and Groom reading in bed at the nordic way workshop for fine art wedding photographers in london
Reading in bed and much hygge for our bride and groom to be
intimate moments and hygge between nordic bride and groom at The Nordic Way Workshop
intimate moments for Nordic bride and groom who wake up together on their wedding day, at the nordic way workshop for fine art wedding photographers
romantic morning cuddles for the bride and groom who wake up together, at the nordic way workshop for fine art wedding photographers
A gift from her husband to be romantic morning cuddles for the bride and groom who wake up together, at the nordic way workshop for fine art wedding photographers
intimate moments and hygge between nordic bride and groom
Intimate cuddle and hygge at fine art nordic wedding photography workshop
romantic morning cuddles for the bride and groom who wake up together, at the nordic way workshop for fine art wedding photographers
Nordic & Hygge inspired bridal hair braid by Sanni Sorma
the nordic way workshop for fine art wedding photographers
Handsome nordic groom to be waking up with his bride to be with coffee and cuddles
Candle light and morning hygge with autumnal wedding floral arrangement at the nordic way workshop for fine art wedding photographers
Candle light and morning hygge with autumnal wedding floral arrangement at the nordic way workshop for fine art wedding photographers
intimate moments for the bride and groom who wake up together on their wedding day, at the nordic way workshop for fine art wedding photographers
Gift giving on the morning of your wedding day
Nordic and hygge inspired bridal boudoir session in black and white
Nordic and hygge inspired bridal boudoir session in black and white
Classic Nordic and hygge inspired bridal boudoir session in black and white
Elegant Nordic and hygge inspired bridal boudoir session in black and white
The Nordic Way Workshop - The workshop for fine art wedding photographers
Pensive bride to be on the morning of her wedding at The Nordic Way Workshop – The workshop for fine art wedding photographers
romantic morning cuddles and hygge galore
romantic morning cuddles for the bride and groom who wake up together, at the nordic way workshop for fine art wedding photographers
Nordic and hygge inspired bridal boudoir session in black and white
Nordic and hygge inspired bridal boudoir session in black and white

The Nordic Way Workshop
The Nordic Way Workshop
Groom prep inspiration the nordic way workshop for fine art wedding photographers
Groom getting ready for his wedding at Nordic and hygge inspired wedding day
Groom prep inspiration the nordic way workshop for fine art wedding photographers
Groom prep inspiration the nordic way workshop for fine art wedding photographers
Groom prep inspiration the nordic way workshop for fine art wedding photographers
Groom prep inspiration the nordic way workshop for fine art wedding photographers
The Nordic Way Workshop
Groom prep inspiration the nordic way workshop for fine art wedding photographers
Groom prep inspiration the nordic way workshop for fine art wedding photographers
romantic morning cuddles for the bride and groom who wake up together, at the nordic way workshop for fine art wedding photographers
Beautiful nordic bride waking up to hygge and coffee with her husband to be at romantic morning cuddles for the bride and groom who wake up together, at the nordic way workshop for fine art wedding photographers
Groom's wedding details - fine art wedding photography workshop
Groom’s wedding details – fine art wedding photography london
The Nordic Way Workshop
Elegant Black and white bridal portrait of nordic bride at the nordic way workshop for fine art wedding photographers
Elegant Black and white bridal portrait of nordic bride at the nordic way workshop for fine art wedding photographers
The Nordic Way Workshop
The Nordic Way Workshop
Elegant but minimalist vow book wedding details for nordic inspired alfresco wedding ceremony
Elegant but minimalist vow book wedding details for nordic inspired alfresco wedding ceremony
The Nordic Way Workshop
Elegant but minimalist vow book wedding details for nordic inspired alfresco wedding ceremony
Elegant but minimalist vow book wedding details for nordic inspired alfresco wedding ceremony
The Nordic Way Workshop
elegant nordic bride in strapless embellished dress on antique leather armchair - The Nordic Way - Fine Art Wedding Photography Workshop London
nordic inspired alfresco wedding ceremony at fine art wedding photography workshop in london
Breathtaking nordic bride at autumnal wedding ceremony with floral arch
Breathtaking nordic bride at autumnal wedding ceremony with floral arch
The Nordic Way Workshop
Elegant feminine but minimalist nordic inspired tablescape at Fine Art Wedding Photography Workshop - The Nordic Way
Elegant feminine but minimalist nordic inspired tablescape at Fine Art Wedding Photography Workshop – The Nordic Way
intimate moments between bride and groom at autumnal wedding ceremony with floral arch
intimate moments between bride and groom at autumnal wedding ceremony with floral arch
Elegant but minimalist vow book wedding details for nordic inspired alfresco wedding ceremony at the fine art wedding photography workshop The Nordic Way
Elegant but minimalist vow book wedding details for nordic inspired alfresco wedding ceremony
Exchanging vows, bride and groom at autumnal wedding ceremony with floral arch
Exchanging vows, bride and groom at autumnal wedding ceremony with floral arch
Nordic bride and autumnal floral arch
Breathtaking nordic bride at autumnal wedding ceremony with floral arch
Wedding ceremony set up with green foliage for an autumn alfresco wedding at the nordic way wedding photography workshop
Wedding ceremony set up with green foliage for an autumn alfresco wedding
Elegant feminine but minimalist nordic inspired tablescape at Fine Art Wedding Photography Workshop - The Nordic Way
Elegant feminine but minimalist nordic inspired tablescape at Fine Art Wedding Photography Workshop – The Nordic Way
Nordic bride and autumnal floral arch
Breathtaking nordic bride at autumnal wedding ceremony with floral arch

Elegant place names printed on leather in calligraphy
Elegant place names printed on leather in calligraphy
Nordic minimalist inspired place setting for Fine Art Wedding Photography Workshop - The Nordic Way
Nordic minimalist inspired place setting for Fine Art Wedding Photography Workshop – The Nordic Way
Nordic minimalist inspired place setting for Fine Art Wedding Photography Workshop - The Nordic Way
Neutral and grey Nordic minimalist inspired place setting for Fine Art Wedding Photography Workshop – The Nordic Way
Elegant feminine but minimalist Nordic inspired tablescape
Elegant feminine but minimalist nordic inspired tablescape at Fine Art Wedding Photography Workshop – The Nordic Way
Breathtaking nordic bride at autumnal wedding ceremony at Fine Art Wedding Photography Workshop - The Nordic Way
Breathtaking nordic bride at autumnal wedding ceremony
Nordic bride and autumnal floral arch
Breathtaking nordic bride at autumnal wedding ceremony with floral arch
intimate moments between bride and groom at autumnal wedding ceremony with floral arch
intimate moments between bride and groom at autumnal wedding ceremony with floral arch
Autumnal boutonniere at The Nordic Way - a fine art wedding photographers workshop
Autumnal boutonniere -Nordic inspired wedding details
Bridal Hair Inspiration - Nordic Braid with foliage
Breathtaking nordic elegant bride at autumnal alfresco wedding ceremony at The Nordic Way – a fine art wedding photographers workshop
Wedding ceremony set up with green foliage for an autumn alfresco wedding at the nordic way wedding photography workshop
Wedding ceremony set up with green foliage for an autumn alfresco wedding
Breathtaking nordic bride and groom at autumnal wedding ceremony with floral arch at the nordic way - a fine art wedding photography workshop
intimate moments between bride and groom at autumnal wedding ceremony with floral arch
pink, yellow and earthy toned Autumnal inspired floral arrangement at The Nordic Way - Fine Art Wedding Photographer Workshop
pink, yellow and earthy toned Autumnal inspired floral arrangement
Breathtaking nordic elegant bride at autumnal alfresco wedding ceremony
Breathtaking nordic elegant bride at autumnal alfresco wedding ceremony at The Nordic Way – a fine art wedding photographers workshop
Pink and yellow Autumnal bridal bouquet with at the nordic way - a fine art wedding photography workshop
Autumnal bridal bouquet at the nordic way – a fine art wedding photography workshop
Breathtaking nordic elegant bride at autumnal alfresco wedding ceremony
Breathtaking nordic elegant bride at autumnal alfresco wedding ceremony
Breathtaking nordic bride and groom at autumnal wedding ceremony with floral arch at the nordic way - a fine art wedding photography workshop
intimate moments between bride and groom at autumnal wedding ceremony with floral arch
Breathtaking nordic bride and groom at autumnal wedding ceremony with floral arch at the nordic way - a fine art wedding photography workshop
Breathtaking nordic bride and groom at autumnal wedding ceremony with floral arch
Pink and yellow Autumnal bridal bouquet with at the nordic way - a fine art wedding photography workshop
Autumnal bridal bouquet at the nordic way – a fine art wedding photography workshop
Autumnal floral arch and nordic bride at the nordic way - a fine art wedding photography workshop
Breathtaking nordic bride at autumnal wedding ceremony with floral arch
Autumnal floral arch and nordic bride at the nordic way - a fine art wedding photography workshop
Breathtaking nordic bride at autumnal wedding ceremony with floral arch
Autumnal floral arch and nordic bride at the nordic way - a fine art wedding photography workshop
Breathtaking nordic bride at autumnal wedding ceremony with floral arch

The lavender fields, the hazy sunsets and olive groves…the quintessential Provence destination wedding…be still my beating heart!
Earlier this year I was lucky enough to attend a Provence destination wedding workshop hosted by the magnificent French photographer Greg Finck, and what an experience it was!

During the first shoot, we were treated to an incredibly original and well executed styled shoot created by Sofia from Branco Prata. The shoot told the story of a young Alice in Wonderland and her bridal picnic in the forest which even featured a rabbit! We were asked to insert ourselves into the story of a petulant Alice and ensure we captured all the details and the mood of our bride / Alice.

I absolutely loved that this talented team thought outside the box and didn’t opt for the obvious leather field Provence destination wedding which inevitably springs to mind…

If you want to see more Provence Destination Wedding inspiration head over HERE to revel in the beauty of the valensole area of Air en Provence!

Oh and if you like this shoot then hold on to your hats because the second inspiration shoot will quite simply blow your socks off! Coming to you next Friday!

Huge thanks to this brilliant creative team:

Workshop & Host: Greg Finck
Stylist: Sofia from Branco Prata
Hair and Make up by: Camille Bonardi
Floral Design: Laetitia C
Bespoke Dress: Rime Arodaky
Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes
Model: Georgia from Marilyn Agency Paris

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Fine Art Destination Wedding Photography, Provence
Fine Art Destination Wedding Photography, Provence
Fine Art Destination Wedding Photography, Provence
Fine Art Destination Wedding Photography, Provence
Fine Art Destination Wedding Photography, Provence
Fine Art Destination Wedding Photography, Provence
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Fine Art Destination Wedding Photography, Provence
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Fine Art Destination Wedding Photography, Provence
Fine Art Destination Wedding Photography, Provence
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Fine Art Destination Wedding Photography, Provence
Fine Art Destination Wedding Photography, Provence
Fine Art Destination Wedding Photography, Provence
Fine Art Destination Wedding Photography, Provence
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Fine Art Destination Wedding Photography, Provence
Fine Art Destination Wedding Photography, Provence
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Fine Art Destination Wedding Photography, Provence
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Fine Art Destination Wedding Photography, Provence
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Fine Art Destination Wedding Photography, Provence
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Fine Art Destination Wedding Photography, Provence
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