How is it that I’ve known this woman for almost four years now and THIS was the first time I had the opportunity to photograph her and Guillaume?! (Not counting the time we went up to New York last fall to photograph G’s head shots for his new book and took a few family portraits). Katherine is truly one of my best friends. It’s not common to find someone whom you can spend several weeks in another country with and come out MORE fond of one another than when you started, and yet somehow, she still loves me! She and I have planned and executed two international workshops together now, in addition to our France road trip last winter, and she never ceases to blow me away with her patience, grace, and ability to deal with my constant quoting of movies and song lyrics.
But before this becomes an ode to how much I adore Katherine, let’s refocus. Because Guillaume’s pretty darn great himself!
These two met when Katherine was living in Paris for a year, interning for a local church- Guillaume, a sharp-witted and hilarious French national, was living and working in Paris, and despite Katherine’s assertion that she would NEVER date a French man, she found herself saying “yes” to a night out with G. Their first date involved a walk through the courtyards of the Louvre (the Cour Carrée, if we’re being specific), and they both knew almost immediately that this was it.
Fast forward ten years, and they’re now parents to three bilingual cuties with a fourth one soon to arrive! And come to find out, in planning for this year’s France workshop, that they haven’t had photos of just the two of them taken since their wedding. So we made plans to meet up in the Jardin du Luxembourg for a few anniversary portraits of these two, savoring a Friday night in Paris abuzz with picnicking locals.
K & G, I love you two. Matt and I both count it as such a privilege to know your family, to be known by your kids, and to have the opportunity to break bread with you all, whether this side of the Atlantic or that one. Thank you for asking me to take these photographs, I hope you treasure them as much as I do! Bises!