Joy & Felipe

15 March, 2018
Alexandre III bridge anniversary couple portrait captured by Paris Photographer Anastasia Abramova-Guendel TheFlyingPoodle

One of the most nerve wracking things I get to do as Paris Photographer is taking photos of other photographers on their romantic parisian vacations! Especially when this other photographer happens to be so amazing at fine art portrait photography as Joy Michelle! And especially when this session was the first shoot I've done postpartum after having Dante, only 25 days after to be exact!!! For those of you who know and have been following our story on Instagram you may remember that I got my leg paralyzed in childbirth, so for this shoot I was still limping like a duck and the guys were so so patient and sweet with me! Felipe, who happens to be a physiotherapist, even gave me great tips on how to get back into shape quickly :) So why was I shooting so soon after birth? That's another funny story - Federico got sick with chickenpox when little D was only 25 days old, and so he couldn't go out of the house and I took over his shoots. I'm totally excited that I did, because these lovebirds pulled all the stops and created some amazing moments for me to capture!

 

So this is what a 2 hour session looks like - we started off with some couple portraits at Trocadero with the best view of the Eiffel Tower. I'm loving all the little props and calligraphy details the guys brought for their shoot! We next stopped by the little side street Avenue de Camoëns to enjoy a different view of the Eiffel Tower and popped open a bottle of champagne to celebrate this special romantic morning in Paris. After a short Uber ride we found ourselves at Pont Alexandre III, the beautiful bridge in the centre of Paris. Here we had time for a quick outfit change and we next went to Saint Germain and Notre Dame area. We walked the little streets on Île de la Cité and Île Saint-Louis and stopped at Cafe Esmeralda for a cup of coffee with croissants. It was a such a beautiful morning with amazing lovebirds Joy and Felipe!