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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It was probably around 40 degrees F when I took shelter under the architecture museum at Trocadéro, the morning light just peeking above the trees. A biting wind grazed my ankles, and I was trying not to shiver. Hannah arrived, a flowing pink skirt billowing under an olive coat that didn’t quite reach the knees, […]

OH LA VACHE. Aka, holy cow!!!!!! There will never be enough exclamation points to convey my wonder. A weekend trip to Étretat was MORE than I dreamt it would be. Usually I go places hyped up on photographs, and am usually disappointed or not overly impressed. Let me tell you…Étretat exceed anything I could have […]

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!

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 […]

I think this is one of the most sentimental and heartfelt sessions I have ever done. It was a gloriously clear fall day, with the clouds one dreams about in the summer. Warm but not balmy; sun coming in strong; shorter days tempering the harsh high noon. We met on Pont Neuf, right by the […]

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 […]

I’m part of a little photographers’ community on Facebook, which has led to me meeting some super awesome, lovely “classmates,” and Emily is one of them. She and her sweet family (husband Josh and darling baby) came to Paris (she said it’s a “just because” trip, which is the best reason, honestly), and I’m so […]

Some special portraits of one of the kindest people I know, taken at my favorite café in Paris. Yulia is the leader of the welcome team at our church, and she has exemplified that sometimes, “hello” is simple comme bonjour. Always smiling with a hello at the ready to greet you and make you feel like […]

Opulence and grandeur at this hôtel particulier on Boulevard Haussmann. The Musée Jacquement-André is a private art collection with everything that you might expect. Rich, deep red velvet walls; fine Italian Renaissance and Byzantine art; a Fragonard (currently, unfortunately, on loan to an exhibition); an unexpected, but very delightful, run in with Élisabeth Vigée Le […]

My first encounter with Honoré de Balzac, the man (I was obliged to read his literature in school), was at the Musée Rodin, and I will say that the sculptor must not have liked him much, because the rendition is anything but flattering. However, I had also been seeing many posters for the re-opening of […]

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

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