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Musee D’Orsay

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My first trip to Paris was in 2003 I had terrible bronchitis and it was Valentines Day. Nothing was going to stop me from seeing the city. I sat on the top of the double decker bus camera in hand and enjoyed every freezing moment. When I was in High School my French teacher did a lesson on French Impressionism. We had to identify all the artists by their brush strokes. I was so excited to see all the paintings I had studied in school. This was my first trip to the Musee D’Orsay and I was in love. I keep returning and discovering new parts to this beautiful museum. Its by far one of my top picks and a great rainy day activity. What’s your favorite museum in Paris?

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Picasso Museum Paris Opening

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Yesterday in Paris the Picasso museum finally reopened after 5 long years. It was also Picasso’s birthday which the perfect day to reopen the museum. I hadn’t planned to go yesterday as I assumed there would be huge crowds and long lines. While walking through the Marais I pretty much stumbled upon the museum. Yes there were crowds but the lady at the front told me the wait would be 90 minutes. I waited longer for the Cartier exhibit in February in the freezing rain. This didn’t seem so bad. Plus it was opening day and if people in the states can wait days for the new iPhone than this wait wasn’t so bad. It ended up being about an hour total and everything went smoothly and the space was well gorgeous. Here are a few shots I got but keep in mind it was terribly busy!

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Never Forget

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It was 13 years ago when the twin towers fell from the terrorist attacks on 9/11. I was in my second year of college at Indiana University my college roommate at the time was a journalism major and had the routine of watching the news in the morning. While getting dressed for our morning class my roommate came into my room to tell me the news. We watch the news with blank faces and goosebumps, tears in our eyes. It feels like it was yesterday. Never forget the thousands of people that died on that day and all of the families that were affected then and now from a terrible tragedy. Tell the people you care about that you love them and hold your family close.

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Stationary now available at Papyrus

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It has been 6 years since I was laid off. I remember clearly that Summer sitting on a bench in the park and making plans for what was next. I wanted to be a travel photographer and one of my goals was to have a card in Papyrus. Last year that dream came true with my first card! I was lucky enough to work with Papyrus again to make a box set of 4 assorted images. While in Soho this past weekend I popped in to see if it had hit stores and I was so happy to see it sitting on the shelves. I will admit I started crying tears of joy. Dreams don’t work unless you do! xo

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Paris is for Lovers

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Its hard not to notice all the lovers in Paris. Young and old there are couples holding hands, kissing, or sitting close to one another. Its rare that I photograph people but when given the perfect opportunity I can’t pass it up. Recently a client asked for images of this exact type in black and white. So I decided to share with you a few images of Paris is for lovers.

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I think I will always be a hopeless romantic…

Cafe Life in Paris in Black and White

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Cafes are a big part of Paris life. Apartments are small and Parisians spend a good amount of their time at local cafes. People watching at cafes can last hours on end as there are always new characters and the wardrobes are pretty fantastic. Paris feels like walking on a never ending movie set. 

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Weekend Reading List

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The best baguette in Paris yearly contest happened this week. Here are the results from Paris by Mouth : 60 Boulevard Brune 

The small plate trend in Paris is on the rise. Here is Preston’s favorite spots from 52 Martinis written for HIP (Haven in Paris) 

Eating up Paris with Patricia Wells for the Washington Post 

I answered a few questions for the Pottery Barn Blog about being a photographer in Paris 

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