Personal Branding Shoot Paris – Sonia Choquette

 

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All Photos Of Sonia Choquette Copyright Carla Coulson

Sometimes I feel like the luckiest gal in the world because the most beautiful clients find their way to my door.

Last year as the summer was dying I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing New York Times Bestselling author and spiritual coach the wonderful Sonia Choquette. The cute and humorous Sonia teaches you how to trust your intuition, in her words “we are divine beings endowed with six senses to guide us through life. Sonia insists that we all must rely on our innate sixth senses in order to make the most authentic, well-informed, healthful, and soul-satisfying decisions possible.”

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Sonia sprinkled her magic dust everywhere we went in Paris that day, men came up and told her how charming she looked, young boys whistled and I went home thinking differently and maybe a little of that magic dust rubbed off on me. I started to trust my intuition more and I am looking forward to doing one of the beautiful Sonia’s courses soon.

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Sonia has written over 18 books that have been translated into 37 different languages and regularly hosts conferences and workshops around the globe. What an inspiration and I feel so fortunate to have had a beautiful day in Paris with her.

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All Photos Of Sonia Choquette Copyright Carla Coulson

You can check out Sonia’s work here.

I will be in Florence Italy in early June 2016 and I have a couple of dates available for a personal branding or portrait shoot if you are in gorgeous Italy. You can check out my shoots here and please feel free to get in touch with me at carla@carlacoulson.com

I hope you enjoyed a day out in Paris with Sonia!!

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Personal Branding Shoot – Joy Dreyfus

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Joy Dreyfus with bouquet by Roses by Claire

Who’s the girl behind the flowers I can here you asking?

It’s the clever Joy Dreyfus  and I was so proud and honoured to do this personal branding shoot for her new business.

Joy is born and bred in Paris (yes they do exist), is the ex-fashion editor for Officiel magazine and has a black book that all of us would kill to get our hands on. The great news she has put it to good use.

Joy has created Events Joy and has combined her unique talents honed in the fashion world with her fabulous contacts and mixed them with the world of love, weddings and events to become a wedding/events planner with an edge! Bringing together a list of fashion photographers, fashion make-up artists, stylists and decorators Joy’s aim is to create a wedding far away from the cliche.

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Joy Dreyfus with bouquet by Roses by Claire and flowers in the beautiful Claire’s boutique

Joy and I wanted to create images that would fit with her quirky but beautiful style and that she could use for editorial magazine and blog stories on her new business, across all her social media and on her brand spanking new website. So we headed to some of her favourite ateliers and boutiques in Paris and first stop was the beautiful Roses by Claire. Claire, the sweetest girl on the block,  is based in the 9th arrondissement and has a shop full of roses that would make any gals heart sing.

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 Joy putting her personal touch on things out the front of Roses By Claire

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Joy at Roses by Claire 

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 Joy looking at the latest collection of wedding dresses at Delphine Manivet

A visit to Delphine Manivet is one of those moments on any girls Parisian bucket list. Imagine the most beautiful wedding dresses of gossamer dreams in a setting of moulded walls and wall to ceiling windows. Well, this too was in Joy’s little black book and has since become my favourite!!

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The beautiful atelier and wedding dresses at Delphine Manivet

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 Joy in the atelier of  Delphine Manivet
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Beautiful details and wedding dresses at Delphine Manivet

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Joy in Delphine Manivet couture on the streets of the Rive Gauche

We crossed Paris to a favourite location on the Rive Gauche. Delphine Manivet not only makes exquisite wedding dresses but she has an evening wear and couture line and of course Joy always knows the perfect one to pick. Ouch love this dress.. so good it hurts!!

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Joy in Delphine Manivet couture on the streets of the Rive Gauche

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 Joy in Delphine Manivet couture in front of Serge Gainsbourg’s house on the streets of the Rive Gauche

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 Joy stops for tea at the beautiful Carette in Place des Vosges

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 Green tea and croissant at  Carette in Place des Vosges

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 Tough decisions at the beautiful Carette in Place des Vosges

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Joy in the fabulous Place Des Vosges

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 Joy in the fabulous Place Des Vosges

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In Place du Marche in Neuilly

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Joy organises weddings on private yachts like the chic Le Cachemire by Yachts de Paris

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Joy in one of the chic wedding dresses of  Delphine Manivet

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Joy in one of the chic wedding dresses of  Delphine Manivet

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Joy on the balcony of the Le Meurice Hotel Paris

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Joy on the balcony of the Le Meurice Hotel Paris with Le Tuileries garden in the background.

When you have a name like Joy it is kind of given that you would end up creating events full of joy for others. So if you are planning on getting married in Paris and want a wedding with a twist you might like to get in touch with Joy here.

Here are some of Joy’s go to addresses in Paris:

Lunch at Colette or Bread and Roses

Japanese tea and pastries at Toraya

Lunch for drinks at Cafe de Flore

Shopping at Isabel Marant and Carven

Stationary at Bookbinders Design

Decor at Flamant

Cute kids stuff at Bonton 

Body and hair products at Aesop

Perfumes and Candles at Annick Goutal

Yoga at Le Tigre

If you would like more information about creating editorial style images for your brand you might like to check out my Personal Branding package.

Sending Good Vibes and love

“Getting married, for me, was the best thing I ever did. I was suddenly beset with an immense sense of release, that we have something more important than our separate selves, and that is the marriage. There’s immense happiness that can come from working towards that.” Nick Cave

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