Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A Paris Elopement | Fine Art Destination Wedding Photography

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In college I had the wonderful opportunity to work in Richard Avedon's archive. During my time there I worked cataloging and scanning negatives from a 1970's fashion editorial for Vogue featuring Lauren Hutton all over the streets of Paris.  The photographs were all so classic and gorgeous and just screamed Paris.  Since then I have been dreaming of shooting something just as lovely in the streets of the city of love.  I was thrilled to work together with Vanessa et Caroline, wonderful Parisian wedding planners to create this gorgeous Parisian elopement inspiration for this super sweet real couple- engagement photos in a wedding dress?  A total do!  I love destination wedding photography and there's no greater venue than the city of Paris itself!  We began the day in the early morning at the Trocadero with the iconic Eiffel tower setting the scene.  Next we headed to a favorite place of mine in Paris- Angelina Tea Room on Rue de Rivoli.  Angelina's was a favorite of Coco Chanel who lived next door at Le Meurice and they are famous for their decadent pastries and hot chocolate.  They created a stunning masterpiece of a croquembouche, a classic French dessert and a beautiful alternative to a traditional wedding cake.  We finished the day by walking the romantic streets of Montmartre filled with beautiful old buildings and cobblestones perfect for a romantic stroll.  For more photographs check out the feature on Style Me Pretty!

Planned to perfection by Vanessa et Caroline 
Wedding dress by Christophe Alexandre Docquin 
Croquembouche by Angelina 
Floral Design by Michael Leal 
Hair by Ciara Costenoble  
Makeup by Charles Gillman 
Shot on Kodak Portra 400 on Contax 645, processing by Richard Photo Lab


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