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a rainy day in paris | paris children and family photographer

Spending the month in Paris was such a dream. When we arrived, we were enamored with a few things. Of course the obvious, were were in Paris! But we were also pretty pleased with the weather, it was amazingly cool (and a bit rainy) and the it stayed light out until 10pm. A huge departure from the 100+ temperatures of a summer in Scottsdale. Needless to say – we welcomed the cool temps and the rain.

We had a few portrait sessions that were tentatively scheduled a few weeks ahead of our arrival so when we looked at the daily forecast and saw rain, rain, rain – we were never quite sure if we should try and reschedule or just see what happened. The other beauty of Paris weather is that it is constantly changing – so it might be sunny one minute and then raining the next.

We scheduled this family’s session for the week the grandparents were visiting from the US. Any chance to document three generations together is something too good to pass up. Regardless of the fact it was raining at at good clip – we decided to just go ahead and not reschedule. Fortunately, we were able to get in about a half an hour of shooting time – enough time to document the entire family.

We rescheduled a follow up session so that we could get a little bit more time with the family. Funny, in one set of photographs, it looks like late fall, umbrellas, jackets. In the latter set of photos, it looks like a spring day – sun, short sleeves. Both sessions were in July. At different points in the month, the temperature ranged from the 50’s all the way up to the high 80’s. Summer in Paris!

Each portrait session we had while in Paris involved at least one American – as part of the couple. I hate to be envious, but raising kids in Paris must be so much fun. And I love the fact that this mom (American) has built quite a business for herself. (a future post is planned with Kim giving her input on What to do in Paris with Kids! – can’t wait to share her insight.)

Kim is the owner of Parisian Events – a full service event planning business. Parisian Events specializes in mixing traditional American elements with classic Parisian elegance, parisian events is the premier wedding and event planning agency catering to the English-speaking community in Paris, France.

I can’t say it often enough. I love our life. We are just the most fortunate people in the world to meet such lovely families and tell their story.

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