If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen a sneak peek of images from our France trip this past Autumn (#pbctravels). It’s taken me forever to put this post together, but I am so excited to finally be sharing some of the film images! There’s simply too many favourites to share, so I’ve decided to split it into a three-part series. Today’s post is a peek at one of the highlights of my trip (although if I’m completely honest, the entire trip was one highlight after another). We might have been crazy, but we decided to take two consecutive day tours from Paris, meaning double 4-5am wake ups. In the end, it was completely and utterly worth it.
The first day, we took a bike tour through Giverny and visited the home and gardens of Claude Monet. Swoon. It was simply a dream, even in late September. I don’t think there’s anything more romantic than riding a bike through France with your love, especially when cheese and cider picnics are involved. We couldn’t have had a more perfect day for it either. Just warm sun beaming down on us all day.
The second tour was through the beaches of Normandy. It was a really long day (including our tour bus breaking down for 3 hours… ugh), but we had a great guide and itinerary. It’s hard to fully grasp the history that took place where we visited. It was even more strange to consider the kind of destruction that was brought to such beautiful locations. Visiting the Ponte du Hoc was the most surreal visit of the day. We wandered into the bunkers and craters, ending the day with a stunning view of the cliffs during the sunset.
Images in this post are all Fuji 400h shot on Contax 645. The film was developed and scanned by the best lab in the game.
I know I say this all the time, but I am so grateful to have a job that gives me the opportunity to travel and connect with couples internationally. While we were in Paris, we were able to shoot the sweetest engagement session (blog post coming soon). Shooting client work abroad is always a dream, and I can’t wait to document more love stories in Europe soon!
Keep an eye out for the remaining two posts with images from our trip over the next few weeks! In the meantime, some prints from this post are available in my PRINT SHOP. If there’s an image here you’d like to see added to the shop, just let me know in the comments.