Paris Journal

Salut! Welcome to the Paris Journal, with stories from La Ville Lumière and elsewhere. This is a collection of adventures: the ladies I photograph; the croissants I've eaten; tidbits from my life; special projects; and a Paris guide. Whew! I hope you'll come along; it's going to be a lovely time!

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She was standing, barefoot, in the Tuileries in a twirly, tea-length skirt. The sun was setting, and true to Paris, it was dreamy. I love good, flowing skirt, but what stopped my scroll was the camera in her hands. A funny-looking fellow, two lenses, held gently in her hands as she peered down into the […]

Coucou mes amis! Bonne année! There are some changes I will make this year to my blog. I want you to have the scoop! First, I will still be sharing client work. That’s one of the reasons this blog exists. I love sharing the stories of those who are in front of my camera! Secondly, […]

2019, you were an unexpected one. You were beautiful, joyful, heart-wrenching, terrifying, and filled with grace. You were everything I imagined, and many things not. Now that you are gently fading, it’s time to say goodbye — and merci! Some months ago, perhaps even at the beginning of the year, when it was bitter and grey, […]

Summer’s gone and fall is here (with temps to match); here are some of my favourite summer memories on film! All with Cecil, my Rolleicord. A mix of Ektar and Portra 160! Marissa WuFrancophile; lover of ice cream, ballet flats, and skirts with pockets. Photographing light, life, and JOY in Paris with Cecil, my Rolleicord. […]

Black and white has some sort of quality I can’t put my finger on. Maybe it’s nostalgia, because it came before colour film. Maybe it’s simplicity, because shades of grey force you to focus on the shapes and lines; the essence of what something is. Whatever this touch may be, I love it, and I […]

it’s a clear-out-the-fridge picnic cold vegetable fries, two beers, hummus, and the last of the peaches all on the floor covering the parquet last dregs of light falling through the windows the sounds of Paris rushing on the street Goodbye 46 rue saint placide thank you for being home   46 rue saint placide a 20 […]

Hi Divs! This post is for you, to commemorate 16 years of friendship that has grown and gotten better with time…like wine, perhaps! Thank you for six days of fun and adventure and beautiful conversation. Thank you for coming to see my Paris; thank you for seeing me; for seeing my art; for caring it […]

This is the…sixth (!!!) year that I have known Clarisa. Four of those years were a “long distance” friendship, as we didn’t become friends until junior year of high school. I’d say I’ve learned a thing or two about the art of friendship over the years… We did just recently spend five hours in Paris […]

Sooooooooooooo by the time you read this, it will be July. I’m writing this on the first of a string of (almost) unbearably hot days in June. The dog days of summer, y’all! Although I was intending for this section of The Paris Journal to be a little more serious, life’s too short and too […]

Have you ever had a “Red Sea” moment? The situations that looked impossible? The ones you try to avoid? I have definitely had quite a few moments like that this year. It’s funny because I’ve spent most of my life trying to avoid being in pickles like this. Actually, a friend (hi Fran!) and I […]

Paris strolls; looking for the best croissant; plenty of flowers; stories; and other adventures. I hope you'll come along and see my Paris!