Romantic or family vacation photo shoots are becoming quite the trend. It’s a fantastic way to get a gorgeous photo as a souvenir from your vacation, and it’s a lot of fun too!
Depending on the town and how much time we have, I like to combine both architecture photos as well as countryside photos. This is easily done in the many hilltop towns in the Luberon such as Gordes and Roussillon. If you’re near Les Baux de Provence, these are examples of combinations all within 5 minutes of each other.
Les Baux de Provence
At this beautiful Medieval hilltop town, you see an amazing view from the Castle that is bathed in gorgeous golden light at the end of the day. You’re close to 5-star Hotel Baumaniere and Domaine de Manville as well as numerous stunning olive orchards and vineyards.
The Old Manor House at Hotel Baumaniere is a stunning backdrop. This couple did a whole vow renewal ceremony during the photo shoot.
Olive Orchards and Grape Vines
This is the olive capital of France and not only will you find the best olive oil here, but some seriously stunning olive orchards. Some of the olive mills nearby are Moulin de Castelas, Château Estoublon, Moulin Jean-Marie Cornille, Moulin à huile d’olive Calanquet and more. My neighbour has an orchard here. I buy directly from her!
The Olive Orchards of Les Baux de Provence with Les Alpilles mountains in the background.
The Castle and town of Les Baux de Provence
The castle is worth a visit for not only it’s ruins but the stunning views. On a clear day you can see all the way to the Mediterranean. The plateau surrounding the hilltop town was planted with olives and vines by the Romans and before them, the Greeks. The landscapa hasn’t changed in thousands of years.
Lots of exploring! Not only are there flowers to notice but if you look at the rocks you’ll see there are many shell fossils within them. This is because twice during pre-historic times this area was covered by the sea all the way up to Lyon.
The town of Le Baux is covered in cobblestones and cute winding roads. Perfect for meandering.
See the PhotographerinProvence website for more examples of Provence Vacation Photography.