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Anniversary Photos In Paris

Our last full day in Paris was our second wedding anniversary, and we had something really special planned -- professional pictures at the Eiffel Tower!  I am so, SO excited to share these photos.  

Here's how it all started: When planning our trip, I happened to come across this post on Fifi Cheek about a mother and daughter who had photos taken during a trip to Paris.  The photos were just darling and my gears really started turning ... what if we could do something similar?  I presented the idea to Ian and he was all for it (what? who are you, and what did you do with my husband?! ran through my head for a second).  So the hunt began for a great photographer!

I am so happy that I came across Stacy Reeves with L'Amour de Paris.  Stacy and her husband are from Dallas, but they got engaged in Paris and just truly felt pulled to the City of Lights, so they took a leap of faith and moved there!

It was so refreshing to get off of the Trocadero Metro stop, come above ground, and see this cute, bubbly American girl holding a pink camera bag and speaking with a Southern twang!  We loved immersing ourselves in Parisian culture, but we felt so comfortable having an English-speaking photographer.  Plus, she started off our session with the one question that cemented the fact that I really liked this gal -- she asked me if I had "a favorite side."  Well yes, Stacy, I do!  And how awesome that she took that into consideration for every photo!

Enough jabbering from me ... I'm going to leave the photos captionless, because I think Stacy does such an awesome job of telling a story with a picture -- no captions needed.





























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I already have framed a few small photos, and I'd love to get a large version of one of these on canvas.  I'm so torn though!  Help me decide -- which one should make the cut?

72 comments:

  1. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would have been the same if Brad would have said yes to doing that! LOL!! I say the first one or the one of him dipping and kissing you is the one to blow up.
    These are magazine worthy. Seriously! I just sent the link to her biz to our friends who just moved over there. Ironically, they're both originally from Dallas too!

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  2. Gorgeous. I don't have you are going to decide on which one to prints. What an awesome keepsake!

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  3. Ohmygosh! What a fantastic idea! The pictures are all so beautiful! Definitely get a canvas version that has the Eiffel Tower in the background :) The photographer did an amazing job!

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  4. These pictures are gorgeous!!! What a great idea!

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  5. amazing!!!!!!!!! you will love those photos forever!

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  6. These are all amazing!!! What a great idea to really capture your trip and anniversary!!

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  7. What beautiful work! A woman I used to work with is a HUGE Francophile and has visited Paris numerous times, including on her honeymoon last summer. She and her husband brought their wedding attire and had professional photos taken of them in wedding dress & tux! They ended up really beautiful.

    I gasped at the close up one of you and Ian with your foreheads together with that gorgeous misty light around you. It's stunning. That would be my canvas one :) Otherwise, I love the ones where he picks you up or dips you - action shots, baby!!

    Beautiful pictures for a beautiful couple who are so clearly in love xx

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  8. Oh these are gorgeous!!! You'll love them forever. Such a good idea.

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  9. Oh. My. Word. These are so beautiful, what a dream!! I can understand why you are having such a hard time choosing but 4,5,14,15,19,21 & 22 are must prints! I obviously couldn't choose either :)

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  10. DYING!!! Cutest pictures ever, and what an incredible way to spend an anniversary!

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  11. I couldn't stop gasping while looking at these.. they are ALL gorgeous! Love them all!

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  12. Absolutely gorgeous.
    So stunning!!!

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  13. This would be a DREAM come true! Your pictures are stunning and am just a little jealous ;) Hope you had an amazing time!

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  14. Absolutely stunning photographs! What a special thing to capture, good luck choosing just one for a canvas :)

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  15. These photos are absolutely beautiful, April! Great job picking out your photographer :) I love so many of them, it's hard to choose. I like so many of the color versions, but if you want a black and white for your canvas, one of my favorites is the 4th from the bottom (the one where he is dipping you). Such a great picture!

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  16. Oh they are just stunning! I love them all. Makes me want to jump on a plane and go back to Paris with my hubs so we can have a photo session!

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  17. These are all stunning! I love every single one of them. And what a great idea to have a photo shoot during your trip.

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  18. i am dying over these. They are all so amazing and you could blow every single one of them up. What a fabulous idea!!!!

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  19. Yes!!!! I love this! What a special idea! They are breathtaking.

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  20. I love the ones of you two under the Eiffel Tower and the one with your heads touching and your eyes closed! What a great memory!

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  21. wow! gorgeous! what a great idea! you're going to have a tough time choosing which ones to frame, my favorites are the dips :)

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  22. Such a wonderful idea and memory to have! They all look beautiful!

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  23. Either the one where your noses are touching and your eyes are closed - I die for the lighting in that photo - or the first one of him dipping you :) Gorgeous photos!

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  24. I'm in LOVE with your pictures! We just got back from Paris last weekend and I wish I would have thought of this! Such a great idea!

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  25. Stop it, stop it, OMG stop it!!!!!!!!!!! These are breathtaking. There is no way I could pick a favorite - they are all.......wow!!

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  26. Beautiful photos! What a wonderful idea:)

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  27. I only noticed your skirt halfway through the photos. These pictures are absolutely beautiful, and it's crazy how empty Paris looks. This was such a great idea, and such a wonderful thing to have later on!
    Maria

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  28. OH MY GOSH APRIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have got to do this after the disaster with our wedding photos. These are STUNNING of you two! What treasured pictures these will be forever!

    Maybe we could ask her to take our pictures with the money we may get back from our photographer. Would you mind me asking how much she charged?!

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  29. These are all so fantastic!!

    My favorite is probably the close up of the two of your foreheads touching the the gorgeous lighting.

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  30. These are so beautiful! What a fabulous memory to have!! I have no idea how you are going to choose! I think you should wallpaper your walls with them!

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  31. Wow, so beautiful!!! These photos are absolutely amazing. I am a HUGE fan of this idea. We got engaged right before a trip to Italy and I contacted photographers in Tuscany and we ended up taking our engagement pictures in Siena. They are one of my favorite travel souvenirs of all time!

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  32. Beautiful! This was money well spent and what a memory you will have forever.

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  33. wowza! these are gorgeous! I would have such a HARD time picking which ones to frame or hang in my home!

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  34. Oh my word these are just amazing! Whst a great idea to have your pics taken in vacation.

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  35. Oh my goodness gracious, These are beautiful. What an amazing idea thanks so much for sharing this sweet moment with us. My husband and I have just planned a trip to Europe next year for our two year anniversary and I would love to do something similar.

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  36. Oh my goodness, these are beautiful!!!!!! What a great idea!!!

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  37. These are beautiful!! What a special way to commemorate your anniversary!! I say picture #14 is an absolute MUST make larger. I also love the lighting in 18. Gorgeous!!

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  38. This is such an AWESOME idea!! When you go on vacation you want good photos, especially in a place like Paris, and so I think the idea of actually hiring a photographer is so great! Your photos are all stunning, idk how you are going to narrow it down to decide which one to put on canvas! Thanks for sharing them, they are lovely! Xoxo

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  39. Wow these pictures came out gorgeous!!!! Love love love the one of you two with your heads up against each other and the light in the background....to me, that's 100% frame-able!

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  40. Those pictures are AMAZING! Seriously beyond beautiful! You're so lucky to have had such a special opportunity to do that. And happy anniversary!

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  41. Gorgeous couple and gorgeous setting! What a wonderful idea!!

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  42. Whoa! These are so gorgeous and adorable! I so wish I could go back in time because I so would have done that on our honeymoon there! You have a tough decision about picking one for the canvas because they are all so amazing! Glad you had a fun trip!!!

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  43. Absolutely Gorgeous! I would probably choose #11. You know, just a casual day in Paris. However, it will be a tough pick.

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  44. I am absolutely speechless!!! These photos are AMAZING. You both are so beautiful. I would frame these in my own home; you look like models!!!

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  45. So beautiful! What a great idea! Still can't believe we were in Paris around the same time!

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  46. Oh. My. Lord. I'm absolutely dying over how gorgeous these are!!! Y'all look amazing, and what a wonderful experience to get to do this once-in-a-lifetime thing! :)

    I'll get back to you about the canvas once I order a canvas with one of our own wedding pictures. From our wedding. Which was 14 months ago... Oops!

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  47. These photos are gorgeous. Really, really good. Love them. As someone said...magazine photo shoot.

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  48. Stunning shoot and such a beautiful idea x

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  49. Girl, these are AMAZING! I would have had the same reaction if Stephen was on board for pictures (for once)- especially in Paris! I went to school with Lindsey, she has the cutest blog. How will you ever decide which ones to frame??? What a treasure :)

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  50. Okay - I love these so much!! I can't even decide which are my favorite. My finalists include Ian dipping you in front of the tower while kissing (obviously!!!), the bright photo with eyes closed and foreheads touching (looks like a magazine photo) and Ian picking you up while you're kissing between the trees! AHH!! I love these!!! Ian looks so handsome and you look stunning, my dear! love the outfits you picked!!!

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  51. these are amazing!!!!! what a treasure!!!!!! xoxoxo

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  52. Wow, these are absolutely gorgeous pictures! What fun! I am so glad that you got to do that.

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  53. Oh. My God. These are amazing!! I think my favorites are the silhouettes. What an amazing set of photos to have forever!

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  54. Beautiful!!! I love them all, but if I had to pick it would be the kiss under the Eiffel Tower or the one where both your eyes are closed with your foreheads touching. Such love in that photo.

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  55. Oh my gosh these are AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm telling my husband about this right now... hint hint Evan ;)

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  56. APRIL! These are just gorgeous. Absolutely breathtaking!! She did such fabulous job. What a fun and special "souvenir" to bring home from Paris :)

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  57. the ones on the bench are my absolute favorite, but honestly, they're ALL breathtaking!

    the silhouette pics, the dancing pics, the kissing pics, they're all so so perfect! i LOVE that y'all did this!

    xoxoxo

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  58. Those are great. Not because of the perfect (and I mean perfect) background, but because she captured how happy and smitten the two of you are with each other. Worth every penny!!!

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  59. Oh my goodness! What an absolutely wonderful idea! Your pictures are incredibly gorgeous and what a perfect keepsake they are going to be! My husband's in big trouble now, because if we ever make it to Paris we're just going to have to do this, too :)

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  60. So, I just kept scrolling through trying to pick out a favorite, but they are all AMAZING!!! What a treasure --- such a smart decision to have these done!

    Y'all are such a gorgeous couple [and gorgeous couples make pretty babes!]. HAHA!!!

    So glad you shared all of these... love them all!

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  61. Definitely the one of the two of you sitting on the wall! I love that.

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  62. absolutely gorgeous photos! i couldn't even begin to pick a favorite! happy anniversary :)

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  63. Such beautiful photos! You'll treasure those for the rest of your life!!

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  64. These are SO SO SOOOOO beautiful! This is now on my bucket list!

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  65. How special! You will treasure these forever! I can't pick a favorite, but I love the black and whites, the ones where you almost look like a silhouette in front of the tower, and the Merry Go Round one!

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  66. Wow!!! BEAUTIFUL and so romantic! Happy 2 year anniversary!
    What is it about Paris? I can't wait to find out!!! Going next summer. :)

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  67. Most amazing pictures EVER!!!! Love them all!!

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  68. Amazing! I would've never thought of doing this and now I have it on my bucket list to take pictures abroad. So pretty

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