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Paris Pastels

Ile de la Cite on the Seine River in Paris

I love the pastel color palette of Paris on a sunny day.  Light yellows, soft greens, baby blues, antique browns, and weathered ivories.  I call them “map colors” and that palette inspired the design of this website and my entire brand.  It’s so calming, peaceful, and beautiful.

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Erin Lassahn - So, so beautiful! Can’t wait to see it all in person this fall!

L&J’s Paris Engagement Portraits

I seriously could not possibly be any more excited about photographing the wedding of these two wonderful people this year in Paris.  They are beautiful, stylish, and very good sports – as evidenced by the fact that they got up at the crack of dawn for a sunrise session that started at the Eiffel Tower and ended at the Louvre and Tuileries gardens.  Also, how perfect is her dress??  There’s nothing I love more than a long, flowy, stunning dress, especially in such a bold color.  I could have photographed her in that beautiful dress all day long!!  Their love for each other is so evident in the images, you can see it in their eyes every time they look at each other and in the sweetness every time they embrace.  I cannot wait until they return to Paris later this year to say “I do.”    Here are some of my favorites from their session!

Paris engagement photo session

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Paris engagement photo session

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Shahed - Beautiful set of images- that sunrise photo is just magical!!

City Snapshot: Rainy Afternoon

Rainy afternoons make for some of the most beautiful evening sunsets.  So many people retreat back into their homes when the storm clouds come, but I love to be more like Owen Wilson in Midnight in Paris, and go wandering the city sans umbrella, embracing the beauty and romance of the rain.

Rainy Paris Sunsets by photographer Stacy Reeves

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Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral

Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral

Notre Dame de Paris, one of the most famous churches in the world, just celebrated her 850th anniversary last year.  In celebration of this huge event, they installed new bells, a viewing platform outside the front entrance, and they updated the interior lighting to better show off the stunning gothic architecture inside.  I often tuck into Notre Dame on rainy days, since admission is free and there’s plenty of room to sit and have a quiet moment to yourself.  Every now and then I stumble onto a choral or organ performance, which is so hauntingly beautiful.

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Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral

Even if you’re not religious, it’s worth it to stop by and see the inside of Notre Dame de Paris.  It’s quick, easy, free, and an amazing photo op!  I also really love the area around the church, particularly the garden in the back where you can view the famous flying buttresses, the Pont de l’Archeveche lovers’ lock bridge, the nearby flower market, and the Île-Saint-Louis neighborhood.

 

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Paris in Watercolor

I recently discovered an amazing way to turn my images of Paris into beautiful digital watercolors.  I am completely obsessed with this treatment – I think I may wallpaper every room in my apartment with these images!!  I’m also testing out some fine art prints of these images.  If everything looks great, I will be launching my Fine Art Prints web store next week!  In the meantime, here are a few of my favorites!

Paris Watercolor art of the Eiffel TowerParis Watercolor art of the Moulin RougeParis Watercolor art of the River SeineParis Watercolor artParis Watercolor art of the Louvre

Perhaps from now on we’ll have to do Watercolor Wednesdays!

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Shauna Ploeger - Gorgeous! I love these!

Ling Wang - Technology is truly amazing. These look like real watercolors.

Sarah - How beautiful! I agree with Ling … it’s amazing what new technology is popping up. Was this done with that new Waterlogue (sp?) app, or something similar?

french cravings - I love, love this new app! And I love your photography, too. I follow Karin at Paris in Four Months, where I found a link to you in the comments about the NYC snow. Katie