A dreamy shoot in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower.
We're rushing around the office a bit today as we prep to go shoot a wedding this afternoon (whohoo!) but we couldn't resist sharing a few more photos from our trip to Paris. This session is near and dear to our hearts since it took place in our most favorite little neighborhood of Paris; Montmartre! One of my best friends lived in Paris for a year when I was in college, and after visiting her and getting to know the ins and outs of Montmartre, I've made it a priority to always stay there when I visit Paris. It's becoming a contagious habit! There is an old world charm in Montmartre, and every little nook and cranny feels like a storybook. We can't get enough of it, so when deciding on a location for local photographer Hermionie and her beau Matthew's photo session - Montmartre was our first choice. Hermionie is a photographer in Paris and does photo tours for visitors, teaching them how to use their cameras to capture environment shots around Paris, and also takes portraits of couples and families while they are visiting Paris - how cool is that?! We had a blast chatting about the photography scene in Paris and taking photos of her with her boyfriend, Matthew. If you could have a photoshoot with your love in any place in the world, where would it be?
Where do we even begin with this one? Rachel is an American living in Paris (...jealous...) where she got a job after law school and met the love of her life, Jilali, who is French. They worked together, became friends, and fell in love. They are getting married in September in Paris and will be moving to London for work after the wedding. While we're not shooting their wedding, we were able to meet up with them while we were in Paris to capture a glimpse of their lives in together - in the city the met, fell in love and got engaged. We met up with them in the Tuileries Garden (where Rachel gifted me with the best present ever). The Tuileries are right in front of the Louve, which made a beautiful backdrop. We then made our way to the Pont des Arts, which is a foot bridge over the Seine River which has hundreds of love locks on it. Couples come from all over the world bringing a padlock along to lock on the bridge together and then throw the key into the water below. Rachel had an adorable lock custom made with their names and wedding date on it. (Collective awwww...). After we photographed them throwing their key into the water we jumped down along the Siene for a few shots of the two of them, and then grabbed a taxi to get some photos of in front of the Eiffel Tower as the sun was setting. We had an amazing time photographing these two and hearing all about their love story. Félicitations Rachel et Jilali!