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Cake Boy Paris | Le Marais, Paris

While I was in Paris a couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure to photograph Frank Barron from Cake Boy Paris at his neighborhood in Le Marais.

Frank immediately knew he wanted to take me to two of his favorite Parisian spots. First, we headed to the farmers market on boulevard Richard Lenoir. For anyone who has visited Paris, it will be nearly impossible to walk into a farmers market without letting out a few “oohhhhs” and “aahhhhs.”

For Frank there is nothing like open-air markets–farm fresh veggies, fruits, and flowers – This Market in particular, is an integral part of his life in Paris.

While he’ll usually get his flowers at the market he also loves to stop at L’Artisan Fleuriste. This breathtaking flower shop uses flowers from the South of France as well as Brittany. I have never seen such beautiful flowers before ooohhh soooo gorgeous.

After shopping and exploring what the market and local shops had to offer, it was time to move on to his charming & perfectly curated apartment for some delicious baking. His adorable apartment in Marais is a true charmer and I was thrilled to watch the cake ~sculpting ~ happen right before my very eyes, and to capture it all on camera.
People that compliment each other in personality or skill create the most thoughtful end results, so, together with his equally lovely cake sister Jennifer who was visiting from Australia, they created the most beautiful vanilla layer cake with strawberry buttercream frosting! Topped with wild strawberries and tiny flowers.

In addition to being photogenic and just plain charming, Frank is funny, sophisticated and genuinely lovely person. It was such a pleasure to get to know him.
Be sure to check his website to read more about his story, and I love his Instagram too! I hope you like the pictures.

Happy Weekend my lovelies!

xx

www.cakeboyparis.com

www.artisanfleuriste.fr

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Le Boot Café

One of my absolute favorite things to do in Paris is to go to a cute cafe and rest my feet for a while after a loooong, long stroll in the city. Sipping a yummy cuppa and enjoying a delicious slice of cake while having a fun conversation with the girls.
At Le Marais, there is this quaint little cafe called Le Boot. Upon entering Le Boot Cafe, the decoration won’t be the only thing charming you. You’re immediately struck by a warm, friendly atmosphere. You are always welcomed with a smile:) which is always so especially appreciated. Feels so cozy and very laid back. However, do not be deceived by its size as it can get very crowded despite being so small.
There’s the wooden shelves filled with pretty pottery, magazines, canvas totes and so forth, that will no doubt lure you in for at least a few minutes. Isn’t the cutest place ever!?

Inside every good cafe is a great barista (or three!) and I’m glad to tell you that the team at Boot are the sweetest bunch of human being on earth.

They also sell a range of fresh bakes. One of my favorites is the banana cake made by the lovely Yui. This moist cake is deliciously light and nutty. So deliciously perfect! I wish I could have one right now!

Yes, It may be teeny tiny, but this is still my top spot for coffee in town.

 

Find it:  19 rue du pont aux choux 75003, Paris

Owner:  Phil Euell

Baristas:  Beth Hewitt | Yuichiro Sugiyama | Yui Matsuzaki

The baristas serve coffee roasted by:  Five Elephant

Pottery cups:  Peter Shire

Instagram:  bootcafe

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Je t’aime / Tour Eiffel

It’s crazy just how much fun I’ve had this past few months and I’m still trying to get my head around it all. Having been to Paris two times last year now I feel like I know the city really well but it just never ceases to amaze me and to take my breath away. Every day felt like the first day. The excitement, the happiness to be working in this beautiful city, Paris.

Candice and Erik, Texas City natives had a crazy beautiful day for December for their Love Session. The sunrise was just ah-mazing! and I had the best time finding light that sparkles on them. Combined that light with the fact that they were so happy to be close, so full of laughter and had complete trust in me whatever I asked of them – couldn’t care less about having their photograph taken.

They are so photogenic and Candice has some of the prettiest smiles I’ve ever seen!! And these guys do that “I love you look” thing so well!:)

I hope to be back in Paris for a spring or a summer Love shoot this year. It must be so beautiful when all the flowers are in bloom!

For now, here’s Candice & Erik soaking up the rays of the morning sun against a very special Paris skyline that’s hard to beat. Just the best kind of backdrop…la Tour Eiffel!

Oh! And I got a really nice little message from them after their session which made me smile SO SO big:

Thank you so much!! You were more lovely than we could have even hoped for our photographer to be! Can’t wait to see the pictures!!

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Vanessa + Paul | Engagement Session in Montmartre Paris

I met Vanessa and Paul at the entrance of Abbesses Metro station and we wandered around the beautiful and colorful neighborhood of Montmartre for their session, stopping whenever a cute location or light caught my eye! Somehow the light was getting better and better as the day went on!!

Don’t you love all the colors?:) I don’t think I can quite explain how much I love the streets of Montmartre. It is so gorgeous there and  I had the best time with them <3

Here are some of my favorites from our time together.

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