I had the pleasure of photographing Amanda and Jonathan’s engagement session as we traveled through France last month. Amanda is my very sweet younger sister and I couldn’t be more excited for her recent engagement to Jonathan – an amazingly kind and hilarious man! I am thrilled for them and so excited for this chapter of their lives to begin.
So begins our two week long engagement session through Europe… We’ll start with France!
Engagement session France
We started our journey in Bayeux and Honfleur – two smaller towns in the Normandy area of France. We visited gorgeous beaches and wandered around the towns. The photo below was taken at Omaha Beach. I love the cliffs and rich green grass growing on the sides of them… Such an amazing contrast to the beautiful blue water.
I found this cozy spot while we were visiting Mont Saint Michel
Couldn’t pass up the opportunity to jump on this awesome carousel right on the harbor in Honfleur
PARIS!!!! I LOVE Paris!!! Everything about this city entices me. I have never felt such a pull to a certain location like I do to this lovely one! There were so many incredible spots for mini photo stops all over the city…
To celebrate their engagement we went to dinner at a restaurant that we found last year during our trip to Paris – it has the BEST pizza ever!! On our walk to the restaurant we stopped when I found this awesome wall… There are so many incredible photo backgrounds all over this city!
The restaurant turned out to be a romantic spot for some photos 🙂
On our way to Notre Dame one afternoon we walked by this building and I couldn’t pass by before snapping off some photos!
We also walked around the corner and found this café nestled on a corner of the street in the Latin Quarter area… I convinced them to grab an espresso and indulge me for a few minutes!
We spent an afternoon wandering around Père-Lachaise Cemetery… I have to say, this is the most beautiful cemetery I have seen. We grabbed some sandwiches on the way and enjoyed them on a shaded bench overlooking the cemetery and of course I couldn’t help myself and had to take some photos of the happy couple!
The cafés are one of my favorite parts of Paris! They are around every corner and have such a relaxed charming atmosphere… I could sit there all day.
Jonathan and Amanda are so genuine with one another. I very much enjoyed spending time with them and cherish our time on this trip. They genuinely love one another and are just hilarious and a blast to be around! It’s such a different experience to take engagement photos for a couple that also happens to be family and that I get to witness their relationship first hand.
And an engagement session in Paris wouldn’t be complete without the Eiffel Tower!
I love Paris and I love photographing people who are in love – this was such a dream come true!!