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March 11, 2015

Riviera living SAVOIR FAIRE.

Is the title of one of 2 features we have in the April 2015 issue of Period Ideas magazine…
Pages 22 to 27 in the April 2015 issue of Period Ideas magazine featuring Janet and Ken Hamilton's villa called 'Jasmin' near the French Riviera village of St Paul de Vence
on pages 22 to 27 – featuring Janet and Ken Hamilton’s villa called ‘Jasmin’ near the French Riviera village of St Paul de Vence.

“Janet and Ken Hamilton transformed a dated villa into their dream holiday home.”

Which we talked about shooting here: Kicking off back in 2010.

And ‘Mix & MATCH‘ is the other one….
Pages 38 to 45 in the April 2015 issue of Period Ideas magazine featuring Mairead and Owen McIntyre's Victorian terrace in the university area of Belfast.
on pages 38 to 45 – featuring Mairead and Owen McIntyre’s Victorian terrace in the university area of Belfast.

“Mairead and Owen Moore beat the bargain-hunters and bagged the Irish home of their dreams.”

Which we talked about shooting here: How good back in 2010 as well.

So from the French Riviera village of St Paul de Vence, to the capital city of Northern Ireland, I just like to say a huge thanks to everyone involved here – and especially to Steve at Chilli Media for this great result too.

From Marie Mandi & me at www.ampimage.com.

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October 12, 2010

Jasmin

Woke up this morning to a beautiful day here in Saint Paul-de-Vence
The view from Janet's balcony.
.. and so we decided to make the most of the good weather and the amazing view…
The view from Janet Hamilton's villa 'Jasmin' near the French Riviera village of Saint Paul-de-Vence.
.. from the balcony of Janet’s villa – which we were shooting today.

The storyline:

The setting is simply out of this world – you can clearly see the stunning medieval village of St Paul De Vence from the balcony – and the villa itself was built in traditional Provençal style. Every direction you turn, there are beautiful towns and places to see and visit – from sleepy little villages in the mountains to buzzy cosmopolitan towns on the coast – bliss!!

Janet and her husband Ken toyed with all sorts of ideas about furnishing and decorating their villa – which incidentally is called Jasmin Villa because Jasmin trails over the balcony – when you throw open the shutters, the scent fills the air and is something else !!

Anyway, it was then into the main bedroom, which Marie sorted out very quickly…
Setting up the bedroom shot in Janet's villa.
.. while I lit it up to complete the dream…
The main bedroom in Janet Hamilton's villa 'Jasmin' near the French Riviera village of Saint Paul-de-Vence.
.. before finally heading down to courtyard area…
Setting up the courtyard shot at Janet's villa.
.. which Marie styled to perfection…
The courtyard at Janet Hamilton's villa 'Jasmin' near the French Riviera village of Saint Paul-de-Vence.
.. as I put up netting to reduce the contrast, before we sat down to enjoy what we had just shot 🙂

So that was basically day 4 – which we would like to thank Coup de Foudre for the tablecloth and cushions – and Janet for giving us the opportunity to produce such lovely images – in what has got to be one of the most beautiful places in the world.

From Marie & me – in the French Riviera.
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October 10, 2010

Heaven on earth.

Is how I would describe the area where we are currently shooting in, which looks towards the French Riviera hilltop village…
The view from Janet and Ken Hamilton's villa called 'Jasmin' near the French Riviera village of Saint Paul-de-Vence.
.. of Saint Paul-de-Vence.

Anyway, on day 2 we made a start at shooting Janet & Ken’s villa…
Janet Hamilton's villa 'Jasmin' near the French Riviera village of St Paul de Vence.
.. which they called Jasmin – because Jasmin trails over the balcony and so when you throw open the doors, the scent fills the air… and it really is wonderful 🙂

So started with the dining table area…
setting up the dining table shot.
.. which always a favorite shot of Marie’s…
The dining area in Janet's villa near Saint Paul-de-Vence.
.. and then turned around to shoot the main living area…
Setting up the living room shot.
.. which was already pretty much lit – so all that was needed was a wee bit of styling…
Living room in Janet's villa near Saint Paul-de-Vence.
.. which was basically the same when it came to some details shots…
Writing desk in Janet's villa near Saint Paul-de-Vence.
.. of this writing table area for example.

Lovely – so we shot the downstairs and then called it a day – before heading into Saint Paul-de-Vence, as it was time to eat some olives, French bread and drink that lovely wine… Oh la la style 🙂

From Marie & me.
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