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Our Paris Anniversary Session Images by French Grey Photography

8/31/14

paris-anniversary-session-french-grey-photography_0001This past June, Jay and I celebrated our two year anniversary! Since we didn’t do anything super special for our first year anniversary we decided that this time we’d celebrate with a trip to Paris. We had both been to Paris before but never together and I have to say that going to Paris with Jay was… magical. Decadent crêpes, evening strolls along the River Seine, and time to just enjoy each other were only a few of the things that made this trip so memorable. But the highlight of the trip was our anniversary session with Brian Wright from French Grey Photography. I have been following Brian for a few years and I’ve always admired his work so when we decided to go to Paris I knew I wanted us to schedule a session with him. To make sure he’d be available while we were in my favorite city in the world we booked him before we even bought our tickets! I’m so glad we did, too, because he only had a couple of dates remaining for the entire summer. Of course, we snatched up one of the dates right away and after what seemed like an eternity of looking forward to our trip, June finally came and we got to meet Brian. To say I was excited is an understatement. We got all dressed up and met up with Brian at Café Palais Royal before heading out to a few beautiful locations during the gorgeous evening light. Our session started at 7pm, which will seem so hard to believe when you scroll through our photos because we had so much light! Paris doesn’t get dark until really late during the summer so we had to wait all day for the soft light. It was well worth the wait, though, because it turned out so perfect! Jay and I had so much fun during the session. We hadn’t been in front of a camera since our wedding day so we really enjoyed taking direction from Brian. He has such a relaxed way about him and we of course talked shop in between locations so it was the perfect way for us to spend an evening in Paris. So now, without further ado, here are our favorites from the session. If you haven’t been in front of the camera since your wedding day I suggest you try an anniversary session – it will remind you why you fell in love and bring you back to your wedding day.
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Photography | French Grey Photography
Hair | Ciara Costenoble
Make-Up | Charles Gillman
Alex’s Dress and Shoes | Adrianna Papell

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  1. Carol Tare Curren

    August 31st, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    Alex, these are incredible. You look so beautiful, Jay so dashing! And both of you look so in love. I’m crazy about the photographers’s style- no wonder you chose him.

  2. megan

    August 31st, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    Wow these are just beautiful!! I would want to frame them all! How can you choose just one?? My faves are the one of you kissing in front of the Louvre, your legs in front of Eiffel tower and the very last vertical shot. You both look amazing.

  3. Alexandra Peterson

    September 1st, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    Thank you so much, Megan! We’ll let you know which one we pick :)

  4. Kimberly Stepowany Curren

    September 1st, 2014 at 3:24 am

    I can’t get over these pictures. You two are as amazing in front of the camera as you are behind it.

  5. Judi Nickelson

    September 2nd, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    I agree with Carol, love is in the Parisian air…..happy anniversary

  6. Alexandra Peterson

    September 3rd, 2014 at 10:08 pm

    Thank you, Judi!!

  7. French Grey Photography

    November 28th, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Hey guys!
    I loved reading this! You guys were awesome to capture and chat with, and the kind things you wrote about me really make me blush! I hope you get to visit Paris again soon! Brian

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