This is your personal invitation from Audrey to experience Paris like never before. Float from intimate candlelit dinners prepared by your private chef through an intoxicating series of majestic locations in Paris with endless photo opportunities and culinary experiences along the way.
Follow Audrey’s fairytale life of dreamy French venues and unforgettable boudoir moments during this six-day Luxury Creative Retreat.
Each day will twirl you around Paris visiting luxury hotels, exclusive boutiques and even a story book castle. You will savor exquisite dining and enjoy a cruise on the river Seine. Audrey herself will take you to her favorite Parisian venues, introduce you to her preferred vendors, and unveil her private Paris.
For you, Le Secret d’Audrey will be an open book: her boudoir secrets, her journey as a photographer, how she found her style and dream clients and how she approaches each shoot. This fantasy retreat is not limited to photographers, but is an open invitation to any creative mind or Paris-lover ready for a magical experience.
Le secret d’Audrey will unfold in the dream Paris apartment; an intimate setting where Audrey will welcome you daily with conversation, demonstration, and inspiration with her and her favorite vendors. Fresh flowers, good company, warm candles, croissants, chill music and a comfy sofa; the perfect place to make yourself at home.
Breakfast, lunches, and some fabulous dinners
Daily classes and meet ups with high-end vendors in Paris (calligraphy, floral design, stylist, make-up and hair, prop styling)
Signature Daily Styled Shoots - from Boudoir to Portrait to Bridal - to expand your Portfolio in style
Exclusive events with hand picked luxury boutiques
A video of the entire week as a thank you gift and souvenir of this unforgettable experience.
And exclusively for all who register before December 15th, 2017:
A fine art portrait shoot with Audrey
Our intimate week together will culminate with our Gala Farewell dinner on the last night at the Crillon Hotel, a Rosewood Hotel, the most luxurious venue in Paris.
Bring a fabulous gown and your heels. We will celebrate in style and you will be treated like royalty.
An all-inclusive experience with 6 nights at The Crillon, Rosewood Hotel, the best luxury five-star hotel in Paris: 6600 euros
An a la carte experience without accommodation:
This retreat is for photographers, event planners and creatives who love Paris and are ready to invest in high quality content to attract more destination work in Paris. This retreat is for you if you want to learn the secrets of French style and eat, shop, look like a Parisian while building your portfolio, making invaluable contacts and having the time of your life.
A few things.
Flights and transport to and from central Paris, transport from your accommodation to the apartment in the morning and during free time are not included.
Food & drink:
There will be one evening where you will free to explore Paris by night and make your own dinner plans. If you have special snacks or drinks, you should bring them.
Materials & Equipment:
You will be responsible for all your own camera equipment, film and materials.
A 1000€ deposit is required to secure your reservation, balance due March 15, 2018.
Five styled photoshoots for photographers to build your Portfolio
Boudoir shoot with model
Prop styling shoot
Engagement shoot on location with models
Tablescape styled by Aqueduto Event Designer
Full wedding shoot with model at the Hôtel de Crillon styled by Aqueduto Event Designer
All flowers by Paris expert Lily Paloma
Business sessions about branding, doing business and events in France with:
Audrey about finding your signature style and how to attract your dream clients
Jennifer from Tonic Site – the design house behind Audrey’s signature branding
Yanique from My Parisian Life – our Paris business expert
Fete in France – Audrey’s preferred Paris-based event planner
Meet and greet with local vendors – floral, cake, hair & make-up, event rentals, logistics
One-on-one session with Audrey
Opportunities for co-branding, contact us about your business goals.
Mini-tours and hosted venue site visits for the non-photographers including:
Historic tour of the Palais Royal
Site visits at the Hôtel de Crillon and the Ritz Paris
Photo-op tour of the bridges of Paris
Private visit to a chic 19th century apothecary in the Marais
Transport to all group events
Fashion & Beauty:
Event & photography make-up tutorial with Sanni Sorma
Event & photography hair tutorial with Ciara Costenoble
French fashion dress designer Meryl Suissa
Bridal Shoe by Bella Belle Shoes New Collection for our shoots
Posing and model direction with Audrey
The art of shoes and champagne at Francesco Russo
Complementary professional hair and make-up for gala dinner
One Eclipse Lingerie set as a gift to each attendee by The Lace Atelier
Portrait photo shoot with Audrey for sign-ups before December 15, 2018.
Food & Drink:
All meals (except for one dinner in case you have a secret rendezvous) including:
One styled lunch
One restaurant dinner
2 cocktail parties
Fabulous black-tie gala dinner at the Hôtel de Crillon.
When we are not dining like princesses we will be eating simple, cosy meals prepared by our private chef Marie & Julien, served buffet in an informal setting at the apartment. There will be plenty of snacks and beverages at your disposal throughout the day. Please let us know if you have food allergies.
There are two packages, one with splendid rooms at the Hôtel de Crillon (6600€), one without (3900€) so you can stay where you like. Let us know if you want help finding a hotel or would like to share a rental apartment with other attendees. Please note that the usual room rates at the Crillon start at 1200€ /night, we advise you take advantage of this breathtaking deal.
Payments can be made with a Visa or Mastercard or wire transfer. Payment plan is available.
Contact me and specify your preferred payment method.
We cannot give refunds for cancellations unless you can find someone to take your spot. Please be sure you can come before you make your deposit. We recommend travel insurance in case of unforeseeable events.
Not at all.
All types of creatives and photographers from iphone to fine art film are welcome to join us for inspiration, brand building, and venue scouting. While there will be 4 styled photoshoots for the photographers, there will also be alluring activities for non-photographer guests during photoshoots, see schedule below. Everyone has a story to tell, and so every creative can benefit from photography and styling tips.
In addition to the 4 styled photoshoots there will be plenty of beautiful moments you will want to capture. Non-photographer guests will have rights to use Audrey’s photos from the retreat, properly credited, across all media platforms. Photographers may use their photos immediately in their own portfolios and websites and will be free to submit and post with proper credits after a black-out period of 4 weeks. Attendees will be provided a list of vendor credits during and again after the retreat.
Based in the heart of Paris’ Marais district, Audrey is a film photographer known for her unmistakable fashion house-inspired aesthetic and distinctive, sophisticated, editorial, boudoir, and wedding photographic work.
Audrey works with an international roster of clients and editorial partners who value her eye for natural, sensual composition, her architectural use of light, and her rare ability to capture chemistry at its most electric.
Check-in at hotel, aperitif, calligraphy demo, sunset cruise on the Seine, informal candlelight dinner at the apartment.
Breakfast at the apartment, morning session with Audrey and Anne and Nancy of Fete in France about events in France, catered lunch, styled boudoir shoot or Paris bridges photo-op tour.
Breakfast at the apartment, morning make-up and hair tutorial with Sanni Sorma and Ciara Costenoble our in-house MUAH team, guest portrait or tablescape photoshoot, lunch, free period, dinner at the apartment.
Breakfast at the apartment, morning session with Audrey and fashion designer Meryl Suissa about French chic, perfume introduction hosted by Jo Malone Perfumes, restaurant lunch, styled engagement shoot on location or historic tour of the Palais Royal, shoes and champagne at Francesco Russo, free period, free evening
Breakfast at the apartment, morning business branding session with Audrey and Jennifer from Tonic Site about online branding, lunch at the apartment, Romanticists Studios styling kit demo and practice shoot or private visit to a chic 19th century apothecary, free period or optional sunset walk and shoot, dinner at the apartment.
Breakfast at the apartment, morning session with Audrey and Yanique from My Parisain Life about doing business in France, lunch at the apartment, full wedding shoot at the Hôtel de Crillon or site visit tour of the Crillon and the Ritz Paris, professional hair and make-up for all attendees, gala dinner at the Crillon.
Check-out at the hotel, good byes!
Where ever you see “or” you know it means you have the choice between two activities in that time period.