picture me paris stories

 
 

jessica & alvaro

This dynamic, recently engaged couple from Miami, Florida blew me away with their style and elegance. We spent a beautiful Saturday morning together exploring areas by the Eiffel Tower and Louvre. Jessica even brought along a change out of outfits and several hats. Don't you love her red hat? What a pleasure to spend time with them!

 
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alex & april

I had the pleasure of sharing a lovely, yet crisp winter afternoon in Montmartre with this beautiful couple. I was fortunate to be able to capture gorgeous images of their proposal and experience the sweet love they have for each other. It was an absolute joy to meet them and they are an inspiration.

 
 
 
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aibobek & nurym

This truly beautiful couple came to Paris for their holidays and to celebrate their upcoming wedding. Nurym was dressed in an elegant blue gown that made her look like a princess. They completed their style with a vivid bouquet of red roses, set against the background of Paris. It was a truly magical morning in Paris and I was so happy to welcome my first guests from Kazakhstan. I can only imagine how amazing their wedding will be. Congratulations!

 
 
 
 

donovan & lindsay

A couple truly made for each other, I so enjoyed our surprise proposal on the Pont Alexandre Bridge, and meeting this beautiful couple. The love emanated from their eyes and we spent a lovely, sunny Paris evening together. I wish them both the absolute best!

 
 
 
 

aaron & sonia

This was a gorgeous and exciting shoot! Aaron and Sonia, from the UK, are radiant, warm and friendly. It was a joy to capture them during their first time in Paris, and not only that, a surprise marriage proposal! I felt so fortunate to be there on one of the most special evenings of their lives, in one of the most magical places on earth! We focused on the areas around the Eiffel Tower, but finished on the magnificent Pont d'Alexandre.

 
 
 
 

corina & david

This very sweet, elegant couple were on a European cruise and stopped for a day in Paris. It was a gray, misty Sunday morning, but we felt like we had a lot of Paris to ourselves as we traveled from the Eiffel Tower to Notre Dame. Corina and David brought a change of clothes even, which made the session even more special. Corina is so pretty, she reminded me me of Rachel McAdams, from The Notebook.  I so enjoyed chatting with them and spending this magical Paris morning with this very special couple!

 
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andrew & kayleigh

I was so glad Andrew contacted me for an Eiffel-tower inspired engagement photo session! His fiancée Kayleigh was so pretty, so sweet, and so kind—it was an amazing time spent with this couple from the United States who have a beautiful, youthful elegance and vitality about them. Many happy wishes to them both in their life together!

mary & family

Dressed beautifully and colorfully, it was an absolute delight to spend time with Mary and her daughters, to get to know them a little bit, dodge a few summer rain showers, and have some great laughs too. It's wonderfully nice people like Mary and her family that make my job so interesting and fun. Thanks Mary and daughters for a wonderful afternoon!

 
 
 
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charles & maura

Charles had contacted me because he wanted to plan the perfect proposal for his girlfriend Maura in Paris. Something with a view of the Eiffel Tower, but not the Eiffel Tower itself. He selected the gorgeous Pont d’Alexandre, the most ornate bridge in Paris, for their special moment. After the big moment, we spent a lovely morning together exploring the Tuileries Gardens, the Louvre courtyard, and we ended at the magical Pont des Arts bridge and Place Dauphine. This gorgeous couple was so full of life and energy, their love was so touching to me and I wish them the very best!

 
 
 
 

andrea & bill

I had the good fortune to photograph this spellbinding couple from Canada on a warm, sunny Paris day. We explored three areas of the city, starting at the Eiffel Tower, then making our way to the Louvre and finally, Notre Dame. Andrea had a change of outfits and brought along some great props that really lent a special something to the images. It was such a pleasure photographing this wonderful couple!

 
 
 
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ada & jason

I was contacted by this lovely couple from Toronto for a three-hour photo session, and was so happy to meet them! Fun, dynamic and up-for-anything, we started our session at the Eiffel Tower, on a picture perfect spring day. From there, we went to the Louvre, stopped for a quick snack and drink at Le Nemours cafe, and then to the Latin Quarter for some beautiful shots around Notre Dame and by the river. I loved Ada’s outfits, as she brought a change of clothing, and I think they both looked amazing. Such a pleasure to work with them!

 
 
 
 

mikele & jen

It was a beautiful morning on the Pont des Arts when I met this charming couple. There, on what was the love locks bridge, he asked her to spend forever with him and she said yes. I then spent the most enjoyable morning walking around the beautiful sights of Paris with this charming and friendly couple. We laughed, shared, and when it was over, I was sad to leave. I wish them so much happiness in their new lives together!

 
 

andrew & hannah

On a cool, sunny spring day, Andrew took Hannah on a walk through the beautiful Luxembourg Gardens in Paris, and there, he asked her to spend the rest of his life with him. It was such a tender moment, I fought back tears and realized how lucky I was to be a part of this special moment. It was a beautiful moment between two beautiful people, and I was honored to have the good fortune to capture these two beautiful people as they begin their lives together. 

 
 
 
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tommy & kate

This super elegant couple from south of London was amazing to work with on a gorgeous April Paris evening. Just married, they exuded love, elegance and class. I’m so glad they contacted me to capture their mini-moon in Paris, and I wish them tons of love and all the best for a bright future together! Thank you Tommy and Kate!

 
 
 
 

yoshio & juliet

A beautiful day in Paris, with a beautiful newly engaged couple from Seattle, Washington. I absolutely loved Juliet’s colorful skirt and really enjoyed exploring my favorite parts of Montmartre with this dynamic couple. Thank you for bringing so much color to my life!

 
 
 
 

ryan & jenelle

Ryan and Jenelle were celebrating their engagement in Paris, visiting for the first time. This friendly and pretty couple from Canada were a joy to spend the morning with. We started our session on the beautiful bridge of Alexandre and made our way through the green Tuileries Gardens, to the courtyard of the Louvre, visited the royal gardens and ended on the Pont des Arts. It was a really fun and relaxing morning!

 
 
 
 

sofya & sergey

This elegant couple from New York City were a joy to work with. They’re expecting their new baby and so we did a combination of maternity focused shots as well as couples images. We started at the Eiffel Tower area and made our way to the Louvre. I was impressed with their style and the easy way in which they interacted with each other. They’re going to be fantastic parents, thank you so much for spending your Saturday morning with me!

 
 
 
 

stanton family

How fortunate was I, that I had the opportunity to photograph this beautiful family in Paris? Part family photo session, part baby gender reveal, what a fantastic morning spent with them, and I wish them loads of happiness with the arrival of their new baby!

 
 
 
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dirushka & yash

I was blown away by this stunning couple from South Africa. Their elegant refinement was evident in every frame. Not only that, they were warm and friendly and I enjoyed not only photographing them, but chatting about our life experiences and of course, Paris. How lucky am I to meet people ike this?

 
 
 
 

ümit & aylin

This was something of a dream shoot for me. Ümit contacted me many months before to plan a very special proposal for his girlfriend Aylin. From Germany, they were coming to Paris for the first time together, and he wanted to do something very unique, so he suggested the Palace of Versailles. Anyone who has been to Versailles knows how gorgeous it is, and I was so excited to help plan the proposal. We selected a beautiful statue called the Temple of Love, on the estate of Marie Antoinette for the proposal, and then roamed around the estate for engagement images I hope they’ll treasure for a lifetime. This was such a fun day, thanks so much to this wonderful couple!

 
 
 
 

john & kelly

I was so proud of John. He managed to get his beautiful girlfriend Kelly to our meeting spot without her suspecting a thing. Seeing her emotion, I couldn’t help but shed some tears myself. It was such a sweet moment, and in the time we spent afterward photographing this magical moment around the Eiffel Tower is a time I won’t forget. This sweet, kind, and energetic couple from Chicago melted my heart, and made me so glad I do what I do.

 
 
 
 

gaya family

What do you get when you take a beautiful mom-to-be, a stylish dad, and an impossibly adorable three-year old and put them in Paris? Adorable family photos with Paris as a backdrop! I loved working with this family, and wish them so much happiness with the new addition to their family!

 
 
 
 

nima & ayda

I met this gorgeous couple from Canada on the Pont d’Alexandre bridge at 8:00 in the morning. This bridge is the most ornate and beautiful in Paris, I absolutely love it. What started as a photo shoot quickly changed as Nima got down on one knee and asked Ayda to spend the rest of her life with him. It was a beautiful moment, with the backdrop of Paris part of the love story. From here, we went to the Tuileries Gardens and Louvre, for some amazing morning photos. I was struck with Ayda’s effortless elegance, assuming she must be a dancer. She carried herself with incredible grace, and Nima looked handsome in his suit. This lovely couple have a very bright future ahead of them, and it was my extreme pleasure to capture their proposal in Paris!

 
 
 
 

jesse & andrea

On a sunny spring day in Paris, Jesse and Andrea went on a walk to view the Eiffel Tower, and then Jesse got down on one knee and asked her to be his wife. She said yes! We then did a mini engagement session using the glorious Eiffel Tower as our backdrop. Such a pretty couple, their love spills over into these images.  

 
 
 
 

fatima & friends

Wow! This was the word that came out of my mouth when Fatima and her friends arrived on the parvis of the Eiffel Tower, our meeting spot for our photo session. The gorgeous colors of each person’s outfit dazzled my eye. Along with the cloudless, deep blue sky, I knew this shoot in Paris would be my most colorful. Paris is often cloudy and dreary, but these beautiful ladies with their magnetic and charming personalities plus the bright sun, were a feast for the eyes. How wonderful that they spent this time together celebrating birthdays and friendships. I loved meeting them all and I’m so glad I had the chance to work with them.

 
 
 
 

aaron & jenn

I met this wonderfully charming and kind couple from the U.S. at the Eiffel Tower on a chilly, early May day, which ended with a bit of sun popping out at the end. Jenn was dressed in a gorgeous deep blue dress that popped in almost every photo. This elegant couple wanted to take some engagement photos while in Paris, and they even asked if we could go by the Champs Elysées, which was so much fun! Of course, once there, we had to pop into the famous Ladurée shop for some macarons!

 
 
 
 manny & kyla     I absolutely loved meeting this couple, from my old stomping grounds of California. Their love is so sweet and precious, and they were also fun to spend time with. We explored several areas around the Eiffel Tower on a gorgeous evening. I wish them so much happiness in their lives together!
 

manny & kyla

I absolutely loved meeting this couple, from my old stomping grounds of California. Their love is so sweet and precious, and they were also fun to spend time with. We explored several areas around the Eiffel Tower on a gorgeous evening. I wish them so much happiness in their lives together!

 
 
 
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chaka & ben

This very attractive couple met me on a warm evening at the Eiffel Tower for a photo session that was filled with elegance. Chaka and Ben were made for the camera, and at times I wondered if they were working as models. What a pleasure to meet the both of them, visiting Paris from the United States, and to share these special moments.

 
 
 
 

viven & shaista

When I first met this couple from South Africa I was wowed with how amazing they looked. I was honored to capture their proposal and then spend some time with them for engagement photos around the Eiffel Tower. But it didn’t take long to realize while they had incredible outer beauty, their real beauty was on the inside. Exceedingly kind and polite, and so fun to talk to, I felt like I’d known them for years. I love my work so much, to have the opportunity to meet people like Viven and Shaista, it’s really a blessing. Thanks to this remarkable couple for finding me and allowing me to capture their love in images I hope they’ll treasure their entire lives.

 
 
 
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rangasan family

It was really hard for me to participate in this photo session because my heart was bursting with fun and happiness. I can't remember when I've seen two cuter children! I was so happy to spend time with this beautiful family on their very first visit to Paris. We had emailed a head of the session, but still, when I met them, I felt like a part of their Paris family. From a carousel ride to posing in front of the beautiful pink blooms near the Eiffel Tower, this is one photo session I'll always cherish!

 
 
 
 

chioma & chuma

What’s the best way to celebrate a birthday? Come to Paris, of course! Chioma contacted me to ask about a combo Paris couples/birthday photo session and from the minute we started discussing the possibilities, we hit it off. In person, it was even better. Visiting from the United States, this couple was a joy to work with and makes me appreciate the unique position I’m in—the opportunity to meet great people from all over the world. Look at how beautiful she looks, happy birthday Chioma!!

 
 
 
 

brightland family

An adorable two-year old and a kind, friendly set of parents. What more could I ask for during this super special Eiffel Tower photo shoot? I love photographing families, and this precious little boy was so fun, he loved to run and kept me on the go. His parents were just wonderful to work with. Thank you to this joyful family for spending some of your time in Paris with me!

 
 
 
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ashton & chase

What a beautiful, warm session I had with this charming couple from the U.S. Not only the weather was amazing, with bright sunshine, but the love they have for each other, and the respect they have for each other, shone through on every image. I loved working with them so much, as they indulged me with every idea I had and were so fun to talk to. This couple has a very bright future ahead of them!

 
 
 
 

lillian & anthony

Possibly one of the most fun photo sessions I've ever done! This wonderful mom and son came to Paris for the first time and had a full schedule of Paris things to do, but they started the day with me at the Louvre courtyard, then on to the Royal Gardens and then to the Tuileries Gardens. They were fun and open minded and had great ideas for great photos. It was such a joy to meet them!

 
 
 
 

tito & isabel

I was so fortunate to meet this energetic and super fun couple from South Africa! In Paris to celebrate their 10th anniversary, they were bounding with energy and love for each other. I've never seen a couple so playful and who seemed to enjoy each other so very much, I found myself laughing a lot and the three hours we spent together traversing across Paris made my day! Which also happened to be my birthday and Isabel's too! We started at the Notre Dame Cathedral, then popped over to the Louvre and finished at the Eiffel Tower. What fun we had, and what a joy to meet them.

 
 
 
 

matthew & xiomara

Maybe one of my favorite couples of all time, and newly married, I so enjoyed my time with them, sharing bits of Paris--all the way from the Eiffel Tower to Notre Dame. They have so much love and respect for each other, it was great getting to know them and by the time we had finished, I felt like I had two new friends. Congratulations to them on their marriage and the very best wishes to them!

 
 
 
 

diana & matt

On their first major holiday together, and first time in Paris, I absolutely loved working with this couple from the US. Easygoing and up for anything, we had a blast exploring various parts of Paris and exchanging ideas and getting to know each other better. They love each other so much, you can see it in every frame. Their bright and colorful personalities made a cloudy day, so sunny!

 
 
 
 

zaphiro & marius

This beautiful couple from South Africa has an enduring love story that spans 20 years. Visiting Paris for the first time, we explored the areas around the Eiffel Tower and the islands around Notre Dame. What I loved most about them was the way they laughed together, their closeness was very touching to me and Zaphiro's smile is one of the best I've ever seen!

 
 
 
 

izaneiryd & shakeel

I was absolutely blown away by this couple! From the moment I met them, their warmth, friendliness and inner beauty overwhelmed me. Parents-to-be, and holidaying in Paris, they thought what better way to announce the news than with a Paris photo shoot! This gorgeous pair dazzled in every image, and we can’t wait to meet their bundle of joy! Many happy wishes to you both!

 
 
 
 

william & sarah

The sun finally came out when William and Sarah came to town from Scotland and we had a gorgeous afternoon! These two beautiful people have incredible inner and outer beauty. It was such a pleasure to spend time with them in Paris, after William pulled off his surprise proposal. I am so fortunate to do what I do, and I wish this sweet couple so much happiness!

 
 
 
 

patrick & ruth

Have you ever met someone and were captivated by their elegance? This is how I felt about Ruth, the minute I met her. She exuded style and grace, and it was such an honor to meet her and her now fiancé Patrick. Patrick and I had spoken ahead of time for their surprise proposal, he was so kind and easygoing, a joy to work with. He had been to Paris before, but this was Ruth's first time. After he proposed, we spent two hours together near the Eiffel Tower and Louvre, in what was a really magical evening. 

 
 
 
 

alexander & joanna

These lovebirds from Chicago were on their first trip ever to Paris, a quick stopover, where Alexander wanted to ask Joanna to marry him. What a great choice he made, in location, and in Joanna, so lovely! Across from Notre Dame Cathedral, riverside, in an incredibly romantic setting, he proposed and I spent several hours capturing their joy, happiness and profound love for each other. What a treat to be a part of not only their love story, but by also sharing with them some of my favorite spots in Paris.

 
 
 
 

kelly

Kelly is a busy professional from Minnesota in the U.S., with a husband and two teenage daughters. Usually she's the one behind the camera, capturing all of the family memories, but on her trip to Paris I was able to capture this lovely lady in the usual tourist spots, and some unusual tourist spots, such as Canal St. Martin, where we found some colorful street art.

 
 
 
 

seraina & carmela

It was a beautiful April evening, with the sun just going down, when I met Seraina and Carmela, visiting Paris from Switzerland. It was here on the Bir Hakeim bridge, with an amazing view of the Eiffel Tower, that they became engaged. We then spent the next hour together photographing around the Eiffel Tower. I have never seen two people so in love, it warmed my heart so much, and we were able to get some beautiful images due to the lovely Paris evening. Capturing love in Paris, it’s what I love. Best wishes to this beautiful couple!

 
 
 
 

riaan & isabel

Hailing from my favorite country I’ve not yet visited, South Africa (but I’m sure I’ll love), this beautiful couple became engaged on a charming street in the village of Montmartre in Paris, high up on the hill, which still retains its village and bohemian charm from the days when Van Gogh, Picasso, Monet and Toulouse Lautrec roamed the streets. I had such an enjoyable morning spent with this pair, under the Paris sun. I wish them a future filled with happiness and joy.

 
 
 
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cindy & sam

What’s a great way to celebrate the arrival of a beautiful little baby? A photo shoot in Paris, of course! This gorgeous pair from San Francisco are avid travelers, and I was so happy to meet them in Paris for a sunny afternoon. Sam and Cindy bought balloons and other cute props to announce they’re expecting. I had so much fun with them and they had some great ideas. I wish them so much joy and happiness!

 
 
 
 

lourdes

I spent a wonderfully relaxing morning in Paris with this very accomplished lady, who was in town on business. Lourdes was looking for some corporate shots she could use on her web site and in her printed materials for her business. She had been to Paris many times, so knew the city well, but I tried to find some very scenic spots for her. Lourdes has made a great impact on the world already, and I’m sure she will be one to watch for the future. I feel extremely honored to have had the opportunity to capture her during her time in Paris. Thank you, Lourdes!

 
 
 
 

keith & felisha

This beautiful couple from the United States were celebrating 30 years of wedded bliss. They were elegant and gracious, as we took beautiful images around the Eiffel Tower on a super hot day. I wish them every continued happiness!