Lifestyle Workshops
Two days of immersive, hands-on learning, capturing beauty, and enjoying the slowness of the french countryside

Perche, France


Styling & Storytelling 

le perche, france. spring 2017 (SOLD OUT)


Join Gillian Stevens and Emilie Anne Szabo this spring for a lifestyle workshop hidden away in the charming countryside of France. We will be residing at a historic inn a few hours outside of Paris, surrounded by rolling hills and forests. We will be immersed in beauty and French culture as we explore the art of styling and storytelling with our cameras.

The workshop will provide many hands on experiences for you to style and shoot, to develop your skills as a storyteller, and learn more about the unique creative process of lifestyle photography. We will be partnering with independent brands, using their products as examples of how we adequately and creatively story-tell to capture the things their brand represents. There will be styled sessions including foraging in the meadows, preparing and styling an afternoon picnic, editorial lifestyle, and tables full of handmade pottery and linens.

While our days will be filled with inspiration, creativity, and collaboration, our evenings will be filled with delightful food and conversation; with a menu centred around locally sourced, seasonal ingredients, and wine pairings from the surrounding areas. 

We are so excited to embark on this journey and hope you will join us!

The Details


May 31st to June 2nd.
(Arriving on Wednesday evening for a welcome dinner).


The workshop will take place at D’une Ile in Remalard, about 2 hours outside of Paris, France. 
See accomodation, here


Please inquire:


This workshop is for anyone who wants to learn how to tell and capture stories in a meaningful and natural way, increase their knowledge in styling, and how to use those principles to elevate their work.
Whether you are hoping to gain tools for your business, develop your hobby or are just looking for a beautiful experience in the French countryside, the hope of this workshop is that it will leave you feeling full of inspiration and an increased passion for documenting the beauty of life.

Because the focus of this workshop is to refine your skills as a photographer, we do ask that you have basic understanding of your camera functions.

Both digital and film cameras are welcome. 

There are 14 spots available.


  • 2 nights accomodation at D’une Ile
  • 2 full breakfasts
  • 2 curated picnic lunches 
  • 2 dinners accompanied with wine pairings 
  • Snacks and refreshments throughout workshop
  • Discussions/teaching from Gillian and Emilie
  • 4 Sessions and hands-on exercises in styling and photography
  • A session on direction for editorial photography
  • A full dose of French culture and an unforgettable experience


  • Airfare or transportation to/from Remalard

*Because of limited spots, we will not be offering a refund for cancellations.

*If you are traveling with a friend or spouse who will not be attending the workshop but would like to stay with you at D’une Ile, please let us know so we can try to accommodate this for you.