If you’re looking for a bit of an adventure, France has incredible scenery to offer. From the coastline, to countryside and mountains you have a wide choice to play with! Today, we are taking you to the Pyrenees mountains in South West of France. Long standing supporter of French Wedding Style, Wedding Photography Mark Ward from Awardweddings is sharing his photos of some of his favourite places!
The Pyrenees are very easy to access. Fly into Toulouse or Carcassonne and you’ll quickly get to the mountains. Through rolling foothills, secluded lakes and waterfalls the scenery to just getting there is dreamy. Once you get there, you will always find amazing scenery within a short walk; so, if you’re not a keen hiker, you can still get your piece of heaven!
“And for those who are ready for a bit more of an adventure, get your boots on and I’ll follow you! I love hiking in the mountains! We often go there as a family and we know a lot of hidden gems. I’m always more than happy to trek a bit to get the best shots!” Mark says.
Golden Hour In The Mountains
Can you imagine the light you get at sunshine nestled between southern France and Spain? Now, add an untouched mountain range and you’ll see the real secret of the Pyrenees. Knowing where to go to get an unbroken view to the horizon from the summit of a peak you can walk up from your car and you’ve got your day trip to the mountains with a frame you’ll treasure for the rest of your life.
The beauty of the Pyrenees is that it’s still very wild. Even though it’s so easy to get to, it remains untouched and wild. Unlike most of western Europe, most of the mountain range is unsettled, spectacular nature. You’ll really feel as you’re the only one on earth…
A Precious Time For Couples
“Every time I take couples there, they really feel as if they were alone on the planet. The quietness and peacefulness of the land is just magical. And in such busy times, it’s very precious to have that luxury. Couples are completely relaxed and I can get true and natural moments.”
“I often take couples on their pre-wedding shoots and we get special photos they’ll have to cherish forever. The backdrop is very different to the wedding day and it makes for a big chapter in their wedding journey.”
How About Taking The Opportunity To Organise A Little Celebration?
Some of this year’s weddings are compromised but the countries are working hard to get boarders re-opened so when travel open’s up why not take the opportunity to plan a little celebration, just for the two of you, whilst waiting for the big party?
Mark’s wife, Clémentine, is a Wedding Planner and would love to organise a special trip for you. A stay in a gorgeous chateau nearby, an intimate ceremony and a delicious dinner, just for the two of you. After such a tough year and one or two postponements for some of you, or if you got married but had to cancel your big party in France, it is a wonderful and truly special thing to look forward to.
Special Tips For A Photoshoot In The Pyrenees!
Even though the mountains are easy access and you are in the South of France, so temperatures are usually warm, think about taking some comfortable and warm clothes, just in case! You’re not going to look your best if you’re cold!
Why not plan your photoshoot after your hair and make-up trial, so you look your best on the photos?!
And whilst planning your photoshoot, aim for sunset. The golden hour is magical!
We hope that you liked these photos and we’re looking forward to going on a little trek with you!
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Photographer Mark Ward, Awardweddings | Planning & Styling Clémentine Ward, Awardweddings