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The Signature Atelier | France workshop for photographers by Abby Grace & Katherine Bignon

Last January when my business bestie Katherine & I announced our first France workshop, The Signature Atelier, one of the biggest FAQs was “are you going to do it again?!” And to be totally honest, we didn’t know! We wanted to see how the first one went over before making any plans for a second.

We had planned SO meticulously, from mapping the flow of our styled shoots to menus for dinner each night, from roommate assignments to the thoughtful swag we prepared for each attendee, there wasn’t anything we’d left up to chance. Even still, I was afraid something was going to go catastrophically wrong!

All that worry was all for naught, because not only did nothing go wrong, the workshop was better than Katherine or I could have possibly dreamed!!

The Signature Atelier | France workshop for photographers by Abby Grace & Katherine Bignon
Every single one of our attendees had positive things to say about the workshop- how they loved our lingering French dinners each night, that we didn’t hold back when it came to the education aspect, that having the chance to try their hands at new mediums like watercolor and film were transformational and inspirational (which was one of our main goals- to inspire!).

And so we began to plan for Round 2 :).

The Signature Atelier | France workshop for photographers by Abby Grace & Katherine Bignon

The Signature Atelier is happening again! This year, we’ll be at the exquisite Château Bouthonvilliers, about an hour and a half outside of Paris. From July 15-19, we’ll be welcoming just a handful of photographers to the château for five jam-packed days of in-depth education, inspiration, and (of course) shooting! We’ve refined the schedule, added in a few new classes (including a brand new hands-on lesson!), and upped the ante for workshop accommodations.

[No, but really- when’s the last time you stayed in an authentic, 18th-century château while attending a photography workshop?]

The Signature Atelier | France workshop for photographers by Abby Grace & Katherine Bignon

Our mission behind this workshop is simple: to educate and inspire photographers looking to develop their signature style, and build a luxury, high-end, business.

EVERYTHING we’ve planned (and are planning!) for the workshop points back to that mission: we want you to walk away feeling not just equipped, but CAPABLE of running a business that serves white glove clientele, and feeling full to the brim with fresh inspiration.

The Signature Atelier | France workshop for photographers by Abby Grace & Katherine Bignon

You know, the sort of inspiration-induced high that makes you want to go out and photograph EVERYTHING, because you’re so full of creativity you think your hair might catch on fire?

Yeah, that!

Seats for The Signature Atelier, round 2 were released last week and we’ve been thrilled to see the attendees who’ve already snapped up their seat! If you were one of the folks in 2017 crossing your fingers for an opportunity to attend, THIS is your chance!

The Signature Atelier | France workshop for photographers by Abby Grace & Katherine Bignon

Want more information? Head over to the workshop website!

And, I’ll say this: if the thought of traveling internationally by yourself is the thing holding you back, don’t sweat- we’re making that part easy, too with a Welcome Guide FULL of information on which sites to use for booking flights, which airports and train stations to arrive into, and more. We’re making it super easy for you to say “HECK YES!” to France- we can’t wait to see you there!

The Signature Atelier | France workshop for photographers by Abby Grace & Katherine Bignon

Last photo by one of our (crazy talented) Round 1 attendees, Katie McGihon!

Join me for our workshop in France!

January 6, 2018

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