Known as “The City of Love”, who could ask for a better honeymoon destination than Paris? Even more spectacular than its iconic sights is the city’s rich culture and incredibly romantic atmosphere. When Patrick susprised Courtney with a honeymoon photoshoot in Paris, her heart was filled with excitement and joy. The sweet newlyweds (who both happened to be photographers) made a brilliant decision of hiring the talented husband and wife team Emm and Clau to capture their precious moments. Join us we share their beyond-perfection Parisian honeymoon shoot below.
From the Bride (Courtney): We got married on June 15, 2013 in Tuscany with forty of our closest friends and family. It was the most magical, memorable and beautiful experience we could have dreamed of.
The 14th century villa, Villa Vignamaggio, where we had the ceremony and reception was the perfect setting for an intimate, romantic affair with a quartet tugging at our heartstrings and chandeliers hanging from the trees. Tears of emotion were unstoppable, and we just couldn’t feel more in love with each other.
A sweet surprise
Courtney: When we did our “first look”, we exchanged gifts. I gave Patrick a new camera with a vintage brown leather case, and he gave me the sweetest of notes which ended with “PS: I booked us a honeymoon photoshoot in Paris!”. More tears flowed and my heart did leaps of excitement. Seriously, he is the best. After traveling to the Amalfi Coast and Barcelona after the wedding, we headed to Paris for the last week of our honeymoon.
Courtney: Since my first trip to Paris when I was seventeen, I’ve always harbored a special affection for the City of Lights. When Patrick and I started dating, I dreamed of taking him there. Paris not only has an incredible energy, but it’s mix of fashion, architecture and history create a stunning backdrop for photos. Since we are both photographers, I knew he would love it. When we decided to spend a week of our honeymoon in Paris, I couldn’t have been more thrilled!
Thoughts from the bride
Courtney: When we met Emm and Clau the day of our shoot, we immediately fell in love with the husband and wife team. They were so sweet, relaxed and super adorable! They took us to the most amazing locations around the city to shoot, and were great at giving us direction and were always upbeat and fun. Walking with them around Paris felt like we were simply exploring the streets with old friends.
When we received the images from Emm and Clau, we were both overwhelmed with excitement and joy. They were completely perfect. We love that they incorporated Patrick’s wedding gift into the shoot and really captured us as “us”, taking pictures of each other, smooching whenever possible and hanging out hand in hand.
I think we’re both still reeling with pure happiness from that day in Paris. I hope some day we’ll go back and do it all over again. Until then.. I’ll keep looking at these photos over and over! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Emm and Clau. xoxo.
About the photographer – Emm and Clau
Emm and Claudia Făgădar are fine art photographers and a married couple from Transylvania, Romania. They are dreamers, believers, and achievers with a true passion in weddings, destionation photography, and portraits.
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