1st January, 2019

Fashion & Nudes in France

11 / 15 JUNE 2019

Tutor: Damien Lovegrove
Genre: Fashion Portraits and Fashion Nude
Group Size: 7 (excluding non-shooters)
Model: Riona
Price: £2695 / pp
Deposit: £500 / pp

(The non shooter rate for partners sharing a bedroom is £500 to include all catering)


This workshop is based at a fabulous chateau in the Lot valley. The Chateau with its lavish interiors and exquisite grounds are exclusively ours.

Damien says “I visited the Lot Valley last year to check out a few of the beautiful local barns and woodlands for us to shoot in. I can’t wait to share my vision and inspiration with you on this spectacular photographic experience.

This is a great opportunity to photograph Riona one of Europes finest models. We will create a romantic soft side to our pictures and contrast that with crisp fashion styling.”


Day 1 – Tuesday 11th June

Check-in at the chateau from 4pm
Bring your favourite tipple to the pool for a get together as the sun goes down.

Day 2 – Wednesday 12th June

Shoot at a local abandoned farmhouse
Shoot fashion nudes in the grounds of the chateau
Dinner at our chateau under the stars

Day 3 – Thursday 13th June

Lifestyle boudoir shoot
Interior fashion shoot
Evening light shoot in the orchards
Dinner at our chateau

Day 4 – Friday 14th June

Morning light shoot in woodland and fields
Urbex shoot at an abandoned chateau
Evening pool shoot
Farewell dinner

Day 5 – Saturday 15th June

Breakfast at the chateau
Check-out by 11am

*Exact details subject to change. Workshop days may be moved around if the weather requires us to do so.

If you would like to extend your trip, we suggest a visit to the bastide towns of Eymet, Monflanquin and Pujols, or a visit to Toulouse or Bordeaux.


“I have been working as a full time model for 10years now. I’m easy to work with and a very fluent poser but also easily take directions to get to the result you have in mind. I love it when you involve me in the realisation of your ideas so we can work on them together to create the images you want. Perfectionist. Professional attitude and good reputation.” Riona


“Riona brings line, design, posture, poise and great sense of styling. I would like to work on producing some soft sensitive romantic pictures that have a femininity and an edge with a strong connection to camera.” Damien

View more of Riona’s images on her website here.


This spectacularly luxurious chateau is exclusively ours for the duration of our workshop. It is tucked away in the stunning countryside of the Lot valley in south-west France. The grade one chateau nestles among Aquitaine’s working vineyards and medieval ‘Bastide’ towns. It has been lovingly and sympathetically restored combining traditional elegance with modern convenience to provide us with a simply unforgettable home and shoot location. The chateau boasts 9 lavishly appointed bedrooms all with an ensuite bathrooms.  The grounds are beautiful with a swimming pool and we will have our own private chef. This is the perfect location for our French photographic experience.

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Considered by many to be one of the worlds most influential contemporary photographers, he is best known for creating portraits that make women look fabulous.

Joining the BBC at the age of 19, Damien worked as a cameraman and trained as a Lighting Director before leaving in 1998 to become a full time photographer.

Now a Fujifilm X Photographer and Fujifilm UK Ambassador, he has travelled the world as a commercial photographer, a wedding and portrait photographer and now a teacher, motivator, writer and columnist.


4 nights accommodation at the Chateau
All breakfasts (4)
Lunches during workshop days (3)
All evening meals (4)
Refreshments (non-alcoholic) during workshop days


Car hire
Travel insurance
Evening drinks


Should you cancel this workshop for any reason, no refund will be available unless your place is resold. If you would like to cancel your place on this event please contact us by phone or email as soon as possible.

As our costs for each training event remain the same regardless of how many delegates attend, like any pre-booked tickets for the theatre, concert, flights etc, we are unable to give a full refund in the event of non-attendance, regardless of the circumstances.

Please take a look here for our full terms and conditions.

The exception to this is if we have prior notice and are able to put a cancellation place back online AND your place is resold.  In this event we will of course make a full refund or credit to you. We also reserve the right to cancel any workshop if there is insufficient demand, especially if it means that our costs would be higher than our income. Please therefore do not leave it until the last few weeks if you are interested in a particular date, as you may find that it has been removed! Please note that we cannot be liable for any other costs incurred by yourself, so please check with us before booking any non-refundable accommodation or transport.

Have any questions? Give us a call:

01275 853204 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm GMT) or email us.