I figured Easter weekend was the perfect time to share the images from our anniversary shoot we did in Paris. I will let the pictures do most of the talking! I am beyond thrilled with how these turned out. I made my dress for this shoot and worked with our photographer in Paris on the concept/style I envisioned, and they turned out just how I had hoped they would!
Many of you have messaged me mentioning an upcoming trip to Paris. If you are going, I highly recommend booking a shoot with our photographer, Meiry (you can find her on Instagram or her website). She was amazing to work with. She new all of the best locations to shoot and when the lighting would be right (and not swarming with tourists). We were up shooting by 7 am, right when the sun was starting to rise. It’s so amazing to see the lighting change and develop throughout these images! I planned the colors/fabric of my dress in hopes that the cherry trees would be in bloom, and I was thrilled when they were! Normally they bloom a bit later in April for about two weeks, but lucky for us, they bloomed a bit earlier this year (late March-early April). It was the perfect time to take pictures.
When we go on big trips like this, I always want to make sure I leave with some kind of souvenir to remember the trip by. I’m not interested in something flimsy or cheap that will get broken or thrown out eventually. On our trip to Hawaii last year, I decided that instead of spending money on a souvenir, I would hire a photographer to get professional pictures of our family on each big trip we take. I think it’s better than any pin, or charm, or trinket you can buy in a store.
A lot of you have asked how I found my photographers, and I just searched on Instagram through #parisphotographer and reached out to the photographers with work that I liked the most. It takes some research and planning, but it is so worth it! Another reason it is so great is I wasn’t stressed about trying to get the perfect shot of us together around Paris as we traveled, because I already knew I was guaranteed good ones by having a photo session scheduled. That way we could just enjoy each other’s company! I am going to make a photo album with these pictures and it will be something that we treasure for years to come!
I’m just getting back into the swing of things after getting home from our 10 year anniversary trip to London and Paris. This trip exceeded both of our expectations! It was beyond my wildest dreams and even more fun than I was hoping it would be. Now I have the travel bug, and we are already dreaming up where we want to head next (but I think we will take the kids next time around).
We haven’t been knocked down too bad by jet lag (but I have been taking random 3 hour naps from 8pm-11pm every night this week). Next week I will be sharing all of my looks from our trip, and I am working on a big post that covers where we stayed, ate, and all of our favorite recommendations for both London and Paris.