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Let the planning begin!


The hard stuff is out of the way I am happy to report I found an apartment in a location I am so excited to explore! I have lived in Montmatre for 4 months and the 5th arrondissement for a month and a half and now I am so happy to be able to explore the 2nd arrondissement. I am staying on a small little street behind the Palais Royal.

You may wonder why I chose this location and perhaps some people may think its a little touristy. I am hoping the small street tucked away behind the Palais Royal will bring a little escape and still put me in the center of the city. I was deciding between a Montmatre apartment that I have already stayed in or the current apartment in the 2nd and I literally got goosebumps thinking of walking out and seeing the louvre, the palais royal, and the seine in the early morning light. When I lived in Montmartre I would walk down to the Seine everyday and well to be perfectly honest I was distracted by every little detail, beautiful door, and boulangerie I passed by. I would arrive to the Seine later than anticipated.

Of course I will miss my favorite boulangerie around the corner in Montmartre but I will be closer to one in the Marais. Clearly I have priorities… I cannot wait to catch up with old friends over coffee and walks through the leave filled streets in the autumn. Let’s be honest who wouldn’t love a backyard that looks like this? Someone pinch me…

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Rain, Cafes, Black and White


To sum up this Monday it would be with rain, cafes, black and white. The day started out with a little sun and it seemed hopeful until the rain set in and stayed most of the day. I have been working on a cafe black and white series you will start to see in the first photo. A big thank you to Costume Cafe today for keeping me warm and dry. If you have the chance to check them out I highly recommend them! 

paris black and white cafe


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paris carousel black and white

The Red Balloon Part II


The Red Balloon Series continued as I felt we didn’t get to visit a few places in Paris that were on my list. This time around we started a little later and were hit with a crazy rain storm. Surprisingly this time all 5 balloons survived. But by the the end 3 remained as we gave away 2 to adorable little boys.

red balloons paris Paris Red Balloon red balloon in paris red balloons in paris red balloons in paris red balloons paris red balloons paris red balloon paris red balloons paris red balloon paris red balloon paris We met this adorable little boy at the Tulleries carousel that was more interested in the red balloon than the carousel. He loved to watch the balloon fly away as he let go of his first balloon. The second balloon his parents tied to him so it didn’t fly away.

red balloon paris We headed towards the Seine as the sun started to set. We took the remaining 3 balloons and decided to set them free over the Seine.

red balloon in paris I hope you enjoyed following the red balloon in Paris as much as I had fun shooting it. If you want to see Part I you can see it here.

Crazy for emerald green


I am crazy for emerald green these days and after seeing a few of my photographs in print this color is quickly becoming a new favorite of mine.






Early morning in the Tulleries


I love this perspective looking at the tulleries from above. The archway frames it perfectly.




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