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City Snapshot: Medici Fountain

Medici Fountain at the Jardin du Luxembourg by Paris photographer Stacy Reeves

The Medici Fountain at the Jardin du Luxembourg in the Saint Germain des Pres neighborhood.  I love this garden because it brings out the real culture of Paris – children playing with toy boats on the fountain, teenagers sprawled on the grass laughing in groups, friends playing tennis on the public courts, and lovers curled up on benches underneath leafy trees.

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Sneak Peek: Allison & Ahmed

Romantic couples portrait session of Allison Morton and Ahmed Soualhi in Paris France in the courtyard of the Louvre pyramid at night by Paris portrait photographer Stacy Reeves for L

Allison and Ahmed have been together for five years, and yet somehow they have managed to not have a single good photo of themselves.  Ahmed is from Lille, France, so while they were visiting his family for the holidays, they decided to stop in Paris for a couples portrait session.  These two are a happy-go-lucky pair that are always smiling and laughing and joking, and the fun they have together is infectious.  I had such a blast wandering through the streets of Paris with them!

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Christmastime on the Champs Elysees

 

Photos of the nighttime views of the holiday lights on the Champs Elysees during Christmas in Paris

I have to admit, I’m not the biggest fan of the Champs Elysees.  Yes, it’s a Paris landmark and a must-see for anyone visiting Paris for the first time, but for me it’s often a little too crowded and a little too generic.  Don’t get me wrong, I love having Gap, Banana Republic, and Tommy Hilfiger easily accessible, and if I absolutely have to find an English-speaking sales associate then the Champs Elysees is guaranteed to have that, but when it comes to everyday shopping I prefer the unique local boutiques scattered throughout the Marais and Saint Germain des Pres.  However, when the Christmas lights are up and holiday music is wafting down the streets, there is definitely something special about this area.

Photos of the nighttime views of the holiday lights on the Champs Elysees during Christmas in Paris

The trees are illuminated with colorful hoops and spirals, and the normally quiet gardens are filled with spheres of twinkling lights and glittering ornaments that reflect off the fountains.  Normally the walk down the busy street can be overwhelming, but with a hot cup of hot chocolate or mulled wine in hand, the lights and decor of Christmas can make a stroll on the Champs Elysees a romantic and special evening.

Photos of the nighttime views of the holiday lights on the Champs Elysees during Christmas in Paris

 

Photos of the nighttime views of the holiday lights on the Champs Elysees during Christmas in Paris

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