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.
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.
Magical! Thank you Olivia Leigh Photographie for taking us to Paris for a day.
Happy weekend, Cakelets!