Paris = Epic
It is a bit daunting shooting in such an iconic city. To be totally honest, the pictures in front of/under the Eiffel tower are some of the trickiest I’ve ever taken. The challenge is to see something iconic with new eyes, and to give the impression that Holly & Scott are the only people in the world (even though it’s Paris and there are people and cars everywhere!)
The wedding came about, as do so many adventures in my life, through my friend Ginny from bitsandbobs, who helped Holly and Scott plan the details of their elopement. We traveled with Ginny & David to photograph their wedding in Montana last fall, and she obviously is a huge believer in developing a relationship with a photographer that can continue before and after the wedding, even if it’s a destination wedding. So though it seems a bit crazy, it actually worked out to be much easier to have me travel with them than to hire a photographer from Paris. I’m so grateful that they trusted me to come along, and it really did turn out to be amazing!
The hotel pictures are at the Ritz Carlton, which is simply amazing. Then we had a driver take us to meet the minister from the American Church in Paris, who performed the ceremony. Then we hopped back in the car to hunt for champagne and to take some pictures at the Jardin de Tuileries, the tour d’Eiffel, and Ponte Neuf, where the tradition is to attach a lock to the bridge and throw the key into the Seine.