An intimate destination workshop in the French countryside designed to educate and inspire photographers looking to develop their signature style, and build a luxury, high-end, business.

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We can't wait to see you in Paris!

The Signature Atelier is an intimate destination workshop for photographers, hosted at a château 1.5 hours outside of Paris, France. Throughout the five-day, four-night workshop, leaders will teach a series of lessons designed to help attendees learn to serve high-end clientele, discover a deeper vision & mission, and uncover their own signature style. Attendees will be guided through a quaint French town by two industry leaders renowned for their French-inspired work, will have the opportunity to experience an authentic slice of French life and cuisine, and will experiment with new mediums through hands-on classes in watercolor painting, film photography, and more.

Lodging at an authentic, 18th-century French château, all meals, and darling swag are included in tuition. 

Taught by international wedding & anniversary photographer, Abby Grace, and bespoke bridal gown & lingerie designer Katherine Bignon. 


Airfare and travel to and from the workshop are not included

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Q: WHAT ALL IS INCLUDED IN REGISTRATION?
A: Tuition includes five days, four nights at a classic French château where the workshop takes place, all lessons & hands-on classes, materials for the watercolor & film class, meals for the duration of the workshop, and train tickets for a day-long excursion into the city. Also, a hug. Maybe two. 

Q: WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN REGISTRATION?
A: Transportation to and from the workshop is not included. All flights, train tickets, and public transportation to and from the château are the responsibility of the attendees. 

Q: WILL I NEED A PASSPORT?
A: Yes! Unless you're a resident of France coming from within the country, you will need an up-to-date passport for this workshop.

Q: WILL I NEED TO RENT A CAR?
A: Not unless you want to. All workshop-related travel into the city will be done via the France train network. The estate where we're all staying does provide parking, so if you'd like to rent a car to drive from the airport, you're more than welcome! 

Q: HOW DO I GET TO THE WORKSHOP?
A: It's relatively simple! Even if you've never traveled alone in Europe before, getting to the workshop won't be complicated. 

We recommend flying into Charles De Gaulle (CDG) airport in Paris as it is more convenient & centrally located, but you're also welcome to fly into Orly (ORY) airport. From the airport, you'll be able to take a train to the station nearest the château. More specific travel details will be provided to attendees as the workshop nears. Attendees coming from other locations in Europe can easily board a train to reach the exact workshop location. 

Q: WE'RE A HUSBAND/WIFE TEAM- CAN WE BOTH ATTEND?
A: Absolutely! Abby and her husband are business partners as well and Matt will be in attendance at the workshop, so we'd love to have you both there. Just make sure you both select the "shared room" option!

Due to space limitations, we're unfortunately not able to accommodate additional guests not attending the workshop.

Q: WILL FILM ROLLS BE INCLUDED?
A: Yes! We want to give each attendee the opportunity to fall in love with the process of analogue photography, so each person in attendance will receive two rolls of 120 film. 

Q: WILL THIS WORKSHOP TEACH ME HOW TO TAKE PHOTOS?
A: The Signature Atelier is primarily focused on business development; a thorough working knowledge of your camera is necessary!

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(cont. from previous) We recommend flying into Charles De Gaulle (CDG) airport in Paris as it is more convenient & centrally located, but you're also welcome to fly into Orly (ORY) airport. From the airport, you'll be able to take a train to the station nearest the château. More specific travel details will be provided to attendees as the workshop nears. Attendees coming from other locations in Europe can easily board a train to reach the exact workshop location. 

Q: WE'RE A HUSBAND/WIFE TEAM- CAN WE BOTH ATTEND?
A: Absolutely! Abby and her husband are business partners as well and Matt will be in attendance at the workshop, so we'd love to have you both there. Just make sure you both select the "shared room" option!

Due to space limitations, we're unfortunately not able to accommodate additional guests not attending the workshop.

Q: WILL FILM ROLLS BE INCLUDED?
A: Yes! We want to give each attendee the opportunity to fall in love with the process of analogue photography, so each person in attendance will receive two rolls of 120 film. 

Q: WILL THIS WORKSHOP TEACH ME HOW TO TAKE PHOTOS?
A: The Signature Atelier is primarily focused on business development; a thorough working knowledge of your camera is necessary!