The honeymooners in Paris
When I was a little girl, I had long hair. It wasn’t necessarily pretty, but it was very long, and I loved it. Somewhere in my childhood, my mother decided that my long hair wasn’t suitable for me anymore and she cut my hair short. “You don’t look good in long hair, “ she said.
I was devastated. I clearly remember in first great watching a classmate of mine, Monica, who had very long hair, constantly toss her hair about. I still remember sitting in a circle, listening to the teacher talk about whatever it was that she talked about, and seeing Monica tossing her long brown hair over her shoulder constantly. Yes, I was jealous of Monica and her long hair. Ironically, by the time we got to high school, Monica had cut her hair short!
Thus, I went through life with short hair. Nothing at all wrong with short hair! However, I wanted long hair, so you can probably guess what happened after I graduated high school and left the family home. That’s right, I grew my hair for a decade and rarely cut it, and eventually my hair was really long and no one, I mean NO ONE, was going to get a scissors near it.
Parris is one of those stylish, beautiful girls with long beautiful hair. She and her new husband, Andrew, were visiting Paris from the United States on a warm weekend in July. The summer light was beautiful and the way they gazed at each other and looked into each other’s eyes, well, that was really something magical. It’s something extraordinary I tried to catch on camera.
This couple had amazing style and joy about them, and of course, the little kid in me was impressed (envious?) of Parris’s long hair! Okay, I’m sort of kidding, but she does have great hair!
When in Rome, or Paris…
When people take their honeymoon in Rome, they go visit the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Staircase. In Paris, the main attraction is the Eiffel Tower. Andrew and Parris wanted to capture their honeymoon memories in Paris at the Eiffel Tower, and typically depending on the time we have, I take couples on what I call the “Tour de la Tour Eiffel”, which means, we usually start at Trocadero.
What is Trocadero, you ask? It’s the vantage point that’s the most famous, a straight-on overlook with a perfect view of the monument. But we don’t stop there. And why? Because I want my couples to have a lot of variety and there are usually so many tourists at Trocadero I can’t stand it.
On this particular day we went next door to an iconic little neighborhood with a peek-a-boo view of the Eiffel Tower that I love. Then, just down the street, we headed for the second prettiest bridge in Paris (or maybe the third prettiest), the Bir Hakeim bridge. I love its wrought ironwork and how couples look on the bridge with the Eiffel Tower in the background. It has something of a dream-like quality.
I so enjoyed spending a bit of the morning with Andrew and Parris, they are a couple tailor-made for each other and I wish them a very happy life together!