Ever since I was a teenager in high school taking French, I have had a love affair with anything French. When the opportunity to go to France on the ‘Flutter Your Heart Tour’ hosted by Flutter Magazine, I knew this would be the perfect opportunity to capture some bucket list photos with a portrait session around Paris!
Scheduling the Portrait Session Around Paris
When I reached out to Greg Finck about doing a portrait session, I really appreciated that he took the time to asked me, “What exactly are you expecting for the session (timing? portrait only? locations?).” I knew I wanted to start at the Eiffel Tower and that I wanted the photos to feel organic. I wanted photos that capture my excitement for being in Paris!
I was so excited for the portrait session that I only got two hours of sleep the night before. When the alarm went off at 4 AM the excitement kicked in, I got ready and was off to meet Greg Finck art Place du Trocadero by 6 AM. It was a dream come true and so peaceful being in front of the Eiffel Tower that early! I just kept telling myself ‘breath Hylah and take it all in…cause this is about to happen.’ With the flowers from the market in my hands, I found myself standing in front of the Eiffel Tower as the sun came up to create a beautiful sunrise, it was incredible. We had rain in the forecast and it was scheduled to start at 8 AM but that didn’t stop us from wandering the calm streets of Paris. We made our way to the Notre Dame Cathedral and strolled the Seine River.
Life moves so quickly and we often forget to live! Cheers to chasing dreams and turning them into beautiful memories captured on film. It truly was one of the most magical experiences and I will cherish these photos and this experience forever!
Photography: Greg Finck