Welcome to a very special weekend of photos for newlyweds Juliana and Philippe. Because of their roots and family/friends around the world, this special couple had not one, not two, but three weddings last year. As for this weekend in Paris, Claire Morgan and I sought to depict their love against the beautiful Parisian backdrop. We worked with the local venues and the weather to share their love story. Although the language they speak changes by the moment, their eyes share the unspoken truth — they are madly in love. It was undeniable when they first met, and remains so today.
We began with a wonderful venue that Philippe is a longtime patron of — and introduced Juliana to once she made the move to Paris. It was quaint and both the champagne and the legendary macarons they sampled were a lovely prelude to the dinner that we all enjoyed that evening.
Philippe is a charismatic and doting husband and his entreprenurial spirit pervades his life and relationship. Juliana has a history in marketing and business and is a budding Parisian consultant. Claire and I couldn’t help but notice how passionate she is about life — and about Philippe. Are you able to feel these qualities in this ultra-romantic sequence of images?
Because the eve was young and we had big plans, Juliana and Philippe suggested a walkabout. They broke all the rules (straws in espresso cups and champers glasses? oh my!) and braved the emerging rain — stopping to browse for even more beautiful macarons!
I won’t lie to you; it was soooo hard to select from the images of this multi-faceted shoot. I would like to share, however, that many couples ask me about lighting and about weather. My style of shooting brings light where needed and works with the elements. See what you think as we played with light and weather — natural light and flash, raindrops become “starlight”. Love!!!
Au revoir, Paris!