To Paris, With Love

denise benson photographyTo Paris, With Love


If you would’ve told me just two years ago that I’d one day travel to the City of Light with a group of photography friends and shoot an amazing session with a gorgeous model and the Eiffel Tower is the backdrop I would’ve told you that you were completely out of your mind.  Small thinking had that nowhere NEAR the realm of possibility in my photography future.  Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had aspirations to do some great things over the years.  I’ve traveled out of my vicinity for sessions and even had clients hop on planes just to work with me, but somehow I never dreamed that I could fly off to another country to do what I love.


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Paris wasn’t all work though.  My friends and I made sure to have a lot of fun in the short time we were there.  Our first day brought us to the top of the Eiffel Tower which if you know me freaked me out because I do NOT do heights and the Trocadero, so we could scout the perfect location for our upcoming session.  Day two we visited the scenic Louvre and of course you know we had to check out our girl, Mona Lisa.  We also took a trip to see Notre Dame which had just recently experienced a terrible fire so we were not allowed to get too close.


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Our final day (yes we actually tripped to Paris for a long weekend), had us up at the crack of dawn for a morning session with Lyria that couldn’t have been more amazing.  She was the perfect muse and embodiment of this wonderful city.  It was an unexpectedly chilly morning, but she was a true pro!  We managed to wrap up the session just before the rain began and found comfort and warmth inside a nearby cafe for breakfast.  We ended our evening with a final dinner overlooking the Eiffel Tower as it twinkled in beautiful lights.  This was truly a magical trip and one I will NEVER forget.  I’m so grateful for being granted the opportunity to do the thing I love most in one of the most majestic places on earth.  It’s something I’ll never take for granted and has made me dream BIG.  I’m already anticipating the next adventure so stay tuned!


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Model: Lyria Q.

MUA: Djena Kay




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