This last round of destination session in Paris, France were a total dream! We hope that you enjoyed all of our behind-the-scenes over on Instagram & TikTok while the FF Team took on this city of love! Today, we are daydreaming and pouring over all of the fantastic memories made, so we thought we’d share a few of our personal favorites! The cuisine, the architecture, the light, the wine! Paris truly shines in the Spring and we were thrilled to be there to witness her in full bloom!
*See our Travel Vlog to Paris, here!
Once we arrived and got settled, we freshened up and immediately found the cutest corner cafe to grab a glass of wine and a late lunch! We arrived around noon Paris time, so we were ready to start soaking up all of Paris, asap!
We popped into the charming french floral boutique, L’Arrosoir to grab fresh florals for the apartment! This little shop was overflowing with gorgeous blooms! We could have stayed here for hours just taking in the scent of peonies and roses..
On our first full day in Paris, we headed straight for the Louvre! We’ve been dreaming about shooting here for such a long time, so finally getting to live it out was really incredible!
Once we were done shooting, we hopped over to the famous Le Cafe Marly for a quick latte before heading to lunch! ((You might have recognized this spot from Emily in Paris!))
Next, we headed to Pink Mamma for lunch! Maddi & Linds had their eye on this IG hot spot for a while now so we were ecstatic to secure a reservation and see what it was all about! Needless to say, it checked all of the boxes for us. Incredible Italian food, yummy cocktails, and a really charming atmosphere! We knew as soon as we stepped foot into Pink Mamma, that we were in for a treat! Also, peep those naked ladies on the wine glass! They must have known we were coming 😉
Not only was the food incredible, but Pink Mamma also provided the most charming photo-ops! You know we had to oblige…
*We always send our Destination Clients a themed “Pamper Pack” before they fly out, so be sure to check out this sneak peek into our Paris Pamper Packs here!
Then, we met up with our lovely clients and kicked off our destination sessions at Girafe! Think gourmet seafood dishes in an upscale restaurant surrounded by chic decor, with a terrace & Eiffel Tower views. Does it get much better than this? We think not!
Fun fact! Linds had to call roughly 23 times to get through and make a reservation for Girafe! They aren’t easy to contact, but we think the hard work really paid off! 😉
The next day we were all up before the sun and began photographing our clients! Those early wake-up calls aren’t always easy but it’s always totally worth it to capture those dreamy photos in the best lighting scenario possible!
Be sure to check out some dreamy BTS footage of our session with Miss A, here!
After we finished shooting the boudoir portion of the sessions, we quickly started dumping cards and processing files! Snacked on chocolate croissants, fueled up on espresso, and headed out to meet the girls for our River Limousine Cruise!
We know you want to see even more from our Boat Trip so click here to see more!!
After our boat trip, we had some free time so we decided to do a little shopping nearby and grab delicious macarons from the famous, Laduree! We then headed back to the apartment to get some work done and prep everything for the Private Chef to arrive! We firmly believe that everyone should experience working with a private chef and we can’t express just how much we truly enjoy incorporating this special experience for our destination clients! It’s always a favorite night for everyone, and such a fun memory to look back on!
*Not pictured: a delicious box of chocolates our Chef left for us to snack on! Talk about a lovely bonus to an already fantastic meal! We had to snap a group photo with our Chef, Sara after the meal! She was a delight to work with and really made the evening so special for everyone! If you ever need a Private Chef in Paris, let us know because we can’t totally connect you with the best!
To wrap up our Destination Sessions in Paris, we had to capture these babes with views of the Eiffel Tower sparkling in the background! Even better, they were able to capture a few photos with their besties with a glass of Champagne in hand!
Our last day in Paris before we hopped on a train to Bordeaux was spent processing files, snacking on croissants, and sipping coffee as we prepped client sneak peeks and worked on some content creation for everyone at home to see what we were up to! Later that day we were able to get out and do some shopping and sight-seeing!
We ended the day at Early June, a restaurant that Linds researched in advance and made reservations for us! Collectively, this was hands down our favorite restaurant experience in Paris. Early June is unique in that they host traveling chefs from all around the world to bring a unique culinary experience! The night that we dined at Early June, the Chef was from Stockholm Sweden. When I tell you that even the fresh vegetable plate was mind-blowing, I truly mean it. From the incredible meal and expansive biodynamic wine list set in a cozy and somewhat rustic atmosphere to people watching as effortlessly chic Parisians come and go, we can’t recommend this spot enough!
Overall, Paris was a huge success! We had an incredible time with our clients and as a crew getting to explore Paris for a second time, was such a dream! If you’re anything like us, then we know you want to see even more from our time in Paris, so be sure to take a peek at our Paris client’s albums here and our full Paris recap reel here!