Pretty Paris Pictures again

I can’t help myself when I am out wandering the city armed with my camera. Chéri finds it exasperating to stop every two feet so I can take several shots of yet another thing from yet another angle. But then he says it’s also part of my charm (my constant distraction). AH LOVE!

Enjoy my most recent snapshots of Paris …

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More…Pretty Paris Pictures

I have done posts like this a few times before. It’s my way of sharing my snapshots of Paris that I take randomly…

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Real life Paris engagement shoot : Bethany and James

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I met Bethany a couple of years ago. She was a student under my care when I worked in study-abroad, and we remained in contact after her session here in Paris. We have shared our life news since, and I was so happy to learn several weeks ago that she was engaged, and even more thrilled to know that she would be visiting Paris and was hoping to do an engagement photo-shoot. She wanted to know if I knew anyone available on short notice…I did, myself! Eager to try something I haven’t done before, and also happy to do something beautiful and creative for someone I care about I asked her if she would allow me to take their engagement photos. She was more than happy to let me have the opportunity. So on the scheduled day of the shoot I met them at the Alexander III bridge where we did a series of shots, and then headed over to the Grand and Petit Palais, followed by a quick pass by rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré and then to Ladurée for breakfast on rue Royal. They were relaxed and care-free about the whole thing, the perfect couple to photograph. Being that it was my first every engagement photo-shoot, I was unsure if I would be able to direct my subjects well. After the first few clicks of my camera I was not worried. Not only were Bethany and James super photogenic, but they were happy to oblige in any direction I gave them.

James is a shoe designer and comes from a family of artisans that restore old Ford Model T cars… and man this guy is organized! When he decided to propose to his chérie he planned it all to a T! 😉 He got their friends involved, and managed to pull of the most unexpected, most romantic moment full of surprise and delight to a bewildered Bethany who had no idea what was coming.

The bride-to-be is a product manager for Keds. Both of these two lovebirds work in the shoe industry. So in addition to being best friends and life partners, they both have their feet pointed in the same direction. So as to saying goes : if the shoe fits… And these two certainly fit!

They are a couple of accomplices in life and have tons of obvious compatibility together, all you have to do is look at the two of them to see that they were meant to be! I wish them a long and joyful life together…

♥ Love rules!!! ♥

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