Paris engagement session

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In our attempt to get you as close to London as possible to celebrate the official start of the Olympics, we’re taking you to Paris. That should work, yeah? After all London did kind of play a role in this shoot (you’ll read how in a sec). We asked Olivia Leigh Photographie how this special shoot came to be, and here’s what she said:

Nisse + Matt are an amazing couple. I was so fortunate to photograph the couple in Paris, a fitting experience for a couple known collectively as “Matisse.” I had booked a wedding in London and knew Nisse would be in London for part of April for a rotation as part of her medical degree. Upon running into her at the opening party at BHLDN in Chicago, I suggested that we might do their engagement shoot in London before I returned home. Enthusiastic about the idea, we began talking more and I randomly suggested, “Why not go to Paris?!” Little did I know, they had had the same thought, and before I knew it, they switched plans and had me come to Paris. The city is one that they had both spent much time in, and was truly the perfect backdrop for a couple that loves art, history, and culture as much as Matt and Nisse do.

paris engagement session at the louvre

vibrant yellow floor length dress

paris engagement session

eiffel tower engagement session

louvre engagement session

streets of paris engagement session

streets of paris engagement session

The shoot was a dream shoot that felt more like friends hanging out in Paris — we started near their adorable hotel in the Marais and went to the Pont des Arts and Ile de la Cite for more casual shots. A torrent of hail (!) sent us to a cafe for crepes and cafe creme before Nisse changed into a magnificent marigold gown, and Matt, into a suit. We then shot around the Louvre, Tuileries and finally, the Champs des Mars to incorporate a bit of the requisite Eiffel Tower.

paris restaurant engagement

streets of paris engagement session

paris engagement session

streets of paris engagement session

street art engagement photo

pont de arts love lock bridge

engagement along the seine river

engagement session along the seine

engagement session along the seine

seine river engagement shoot

Magical! Thank you Olivia Leigh Photographie for taking us to Paris for a day.

Happy weekend, Cakelets!

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Ami Marie on Jul 27, 2012

That last shot of the couple on the stairs in beautiful! Such a neat perspective.

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OK this is to die for. What a gorgeous shoot! Wow!

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Jo-Ann with Fine Frostings on Jul 27, 2012

I have goosebumps! One of the most amazing array of photographs I have ever viewed. Stunning backdrops and an equally stunning couple. Amazing photography. I wouldn't know where to start to pick my fav...Wow!

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Rachelle {wiley valentine} on Jul 27, 2012

Madly in love with that yellow dress...oh and everything about this! Love!!

Amelia on Jul 27, 2012

oh my goodness so sweet. and that yellow dress is stunning. what a beautiful couple!

Jordan Weiland on Jul 27, 2012

Ah! It's my dream to photograph a couple/wedding in Paris. <3 So pretty.

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AriaDress (@AriaDress) on Jul 27, 2012

I'm sure most of us dream of having our engagement shoot in Paris, and this shoot shows exactly why: http://t.co/azlvh2bX So lovely!!

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Paris engagement session?!? Totally awesome!! Would absolutely love that. http://t.co/YmFmrpN7

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Sharon @ Red Poppy | Pink Peony on Jul 27, 2012

Love that first dress especially! The honey mustard. So pretty!

michelle wheeler on Jul 28, 2012

what beautiful pictures.

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MaryJane Carney on Jul 28, 2012

I love this shoot!! It's so amazing! I got engaged on the Ponts des Arts in March!! There's a red lock engraved on there somewhere! I can't wait to go back and find it again.

Bertina on Jul 29, 2012

Love it so much! I love the yellow dress too. I've never seen a blond person pulling of that kind of dress so well, it's also giving the pictures an extra fashion dimension. Love the pictures at the end of the couple on the stairs. Such a nice perspective. Love the picture where they are kissing with the heart above it as well. Gives a "just needed to be" feeling as I expect the heart was placed there not by you but another person. Right time, right moment. I wish and pray this couple all the love, romance and happiness in their future.

Jen on Jul 29, 2012

Two lovers posed in front of the River Seine and the Ponts des Arts. How can there be anything more romantic than that!

Michael D. Simmon on Jul 30, 2012

Though natural and simple the wedding photos are, they show the couple's love in every detail. And the yellow is exactly what i like.

olivia leigh on Jul 30, 2012

Thank you so much for featuring this shoot! It was a dream come true, and Matt + Nisse were so wonderful to work with. Thanks to everyone for their sweet comments!

invitation consultants on Jul 30, 2012

absolutely gorgeous!

Allie Shultz on Jul 30, 2012

That yellow dress is simply amazing! What a beautiful shoot and a very cute couple!

Paula on Jul 31, 2012

sooo romantic:X love her yellow dress! is gorgeous

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Allison on Aug 1, 2012

This photoshoot is so magical and romantic. It makes me want to run back to Paris. Incredible. Two-leaf-clover.com

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Christopher Johnston (@chrisjohnston) on Aug 2, 2012

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Connecticut Wedding Photographers on Feb 13, 2013

Oh, I love this! Paris is my DREAM location for doing an engagement session. Probably my favorite place in the world! I love the different looks & styles and pops of color. Someday!!

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