I’m not sure how to describe it, but it’s the feeling I get. The feeling I get whenever I see, hear, or encounter something French. It’s like this feeling washes over me, and I get this mixed sense of excitement and calm, like all is right in the world kind of feeling.
And lately, I’ve been dreaming. Dreaming about how we can get to visit France this next year. Experience France. Experience Europe. I will find a way.
It’s totally on my bucket list to photograph a wedding in France. Be it in Paris, Aix-en-Provence, Toulouse, or Lyon. Anywhere, really. So, I’m just putting it out there.
Are you getting married in France and looking for an American photographer who speaks fluent French? I’m your girl.
Est-ce que vous êtes francaise, vous êtes en train de preparer pour vôtre mariage, et vous voulez une photographe americaine qui parle francais? C’est moi, a vôtre servis.
My heart skips a beat for France.
(photo by Rita Crane)
PS. The winner of the Deluxe Date Night Giveaway will be announced tomorrow! Thanks to all those who entered!
There is nothing quite like a real, authentic French baguette.
I didn’t know the difference until I returned from my year abroad in France. But trust me, you can taste the difference. The American made baguettes taste sweeter than the real thing. I remembered being all excited about buying a baguette from Safeway, and then be sorely disappointed when it tasted different. I guess that’s something for authenticity, right?
Between the idea of a couple with a bicycle, flowers, a baguette, and a newspaper, a million shoot ideas are swirling around in my head.
Does this sounds like your ideal kind of shoot? Are you the type of person who love baguettes too?
And now, upon further examination of this photo, I believe it’s an Italian newspaper. So that would be an Italian baguette? Maybe.
Photo found here. If you know who shot this, please leave a comment and I’ll give proper credit. Oh interwebs.
I absolutely love this image. I love the vibe. I love the location. I just love the feeling this photo gives me.
It makes me nostalgic for France. I totally wish I was that girl sitting there. It makes me want to get on a plane and see Paris in the Springtime.
Since returning from WPPI, I’ve been having this feeling. This feeling that something about my business needs to change. When I first started out, way before I knew anything at all about logo design or branding or marketing or all the psychology that goes along with it, I just knew that I needed a logo. Something that looked pretty. Something that looked professional, enough.
Well, I’ve found over the last several months that it’s just not me anymore. My logo, that is. I realized that I just have a logo and no clear, defined branding. I don’t have an emotional attachment to my logo. But, I’m working on remedying that. Because just like in life, we grow. We evolve. We change.
My journey as a photographer has led me to knew paths I never imagined. And now I feel like I’m just missing the right visual representation of who I am and what my work represents. The above photo is a small step towards getting to the core of who I am.
Thanks for coming along on this journey.
P.S. It’s a dream of mine to shoot a engagement sessions and/or a wedding (or two!) in Paris or in Provence or in Lyon (where I studied abroad!). Just wanted to put that out there.
Want to know more?
I love France
French Inspired Shoot
Thanks to Jeremy Gilliam for hooking me up with credit info: Image by Cris Wey. And this is where I found it.