I received and email from Wan about 2 weeks before her family trip to Paris and she told me that it would be their first time visiting and that they were coming with 2 young children.
I can't think of a better time to visit Paris with a young family than in December. Paris is filled with roasted chestnuts, iceskating rinks, the famous window displays featuring dancing puppets at the Galeries Lafayette, Christmas markets featuring great regional French cuisine, and of course, Santa's Sleigh parked on the Champs-Élysées.
She wanted to take some photos of her and her family enjoying Paris so that she could have images of them with great architectural backdrops and she choose the Highlights of Paris route, which is about 3 hours walking from monument to monument. Perfect for her to get images of her family all around Paris and she could forget about obsessing over photo's where she would be left out more often than not.
This was a great family to photograph, they had a great interaction together and you could tell they were having a great time in Paris. I took both posed and candid images of them, my favorite ones where the candids of them enjoying an early morning stroll thought the Tuileries garden.
I had the honor of being invited to photograph Annie Vallotton. A 97 years young artist and Resistance Fighter during WW2 and the Occupation of Paris.
She is famous for illustrating the Bible, using minimalistic designs to convey complicated bible verses. Her book the "Good News Bible" has been published in just about every language and has sold more than 70 million copies world wide.
I had a wonderful time photographing such an accomplished, brave, talented and lovely woman.
I'd been contacted by Dina who was in Paris celebrating her recent marriage to Philip by taking a European vacation with a stop in Paris.
Dina sent me some links of the type of photos that she wanted and we'd exchanged a few emails discussing her shoot and I could tell she was very excited for it.
Based on what she showed me I planed a fun photo shoot and came up with some very iconic, yet modern images I wanted to create. I don't normally get clients who are so well prepared for a shoot and Dina's research really showed in the photos.
I would even venture to guess that she'd been practicing posing, because they were amazing to work with. Dina didn't hesitate to do any of what I asked even when it came to her laying in the grass in her beautiful wedding gown.
The shoot went so well, I started having a bit of competition by the end as tourists started taking photos of her. I love all the images from their shoot and would be happy to photograph them again.
I started Photo Perfect Paris to combine my love of photography with my love of Paris and as a way to share my passion with others.
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