I have been a professional photographer for over five years but very rarely have Meg and I been in front of a camera. Last year, we went to Paris during Christmas & New Years and to celebrate our 3 year anniversary, I found a Paris photographer to shoot portraits of us. We had SUCH a great time exploring some of the most beautiful parts of the city. With Catherine O’Hara capturing our love and goofy sides, we started at the famous restaurant Le Nemours, where Angelina Jolie filmed “The Tourist.” Then we worked our way through Palais Royal, the Louvre and along the Seine. We stopped for a quick wardrobe change on our way towards the north of Paris where we shot on the Pont de Bir-Hakeim, the well-known bridge from the movie Inception. And to finish off a perfect afternoon, we took in the Eiffel Tower just before dusk.
Being in front of the camera always gives me such a greater appreciation for my couples because I always feel the nerves rise. One of the biggest things my clients say before a shoot is that they are “super nervous!” My favorite part of being a photographer is that I get to step into that space and create a fun, safe and trusting experience for them to totally be them.
We loved having Catherine photograph us and these portraits are such an important part of our story now. We are so grateful for her skilled eye and attention to detail. If you’re looking for an English speaking photographer in Paris, definitely reach out to Catherine. We can’t wait to go back to Paris in a few weeks and continue building our love for that city and for each other… Cheers!
And just to show you how far from perfect we are, here’s what most of our photos actually looked like…