There is something special about travel photography. You get to see the world through the eyes of another person. Maybe a place you have visited before, yet looking oh so different from what you remember! It’s not that it’s different. It’s that it is experienced by a different personality, travelled at a different pace and seen through different eyes. Same place. Different dimension. And so you look at those pictures and it is as if you’re on a journey. Linen and Silk loves to feature travel photography. Because apart from the poetic side of it all, it is also inspiring on so many levels. As a stylist, I’m inspired by places, different cultures, colours and patterns… And the same principle can help you, brides, come up with a wedding theme, colour combination or simply styling inspiration for your own wedding day. That’s why I have a Pinterest board dedicated to ‘places‘… But also, if you are stuck for honeymoon ideas, travel posts can give you some good inspiration on places to go, far but near too. Today’s travel post is a good example.
It’s a pleasure to feature the work of Nessa K Photography, who’s recently traveled to Europe from the States to visit parts of France, Belgium and Holland. I love the work of Nessa K,’s photography (in fact, this is not the first time she has appeared on Linen and Silk Weddings!), and this travel session is no exception… This is Paris and Versailles through the eyes of an American photographer, something that makes you experience Europe in a totally unique and different way… Over to you, Nessa… Going to Europe felt like I had won a contest. Like it was a prize I had won and I owe someone hugs and thank you letters. I drifted on a lake on a rowboat in Versailles, I took naps on the cold rocky beaches in northern France, had waffles stumbling around a concert in Brugges at midnight, I took trains through the Netherlands, Belgium, and rode into Paris with a week of traveling already under my belt.
I’ve seen it so many times in movies, but… to live it…To see fireworks exploding behind the Eiffel Tower, to wake up in a medieval town with nothing to do but explore, to fumble through broken French ordering pastries at a patisserie because everything you’ve done has gotten you there.
With all the pictures I’ve taken, I will be the first to admit that the photos are not the reward. However, they’re the best part of it all because they are proof of the experience. All photos are expressions of ideas and events. They’re meant to encapsulate how it felt to take naps in grassy fields with three other amazing people. To take you back to each one of those moments and for you to feel their glory.
On the first day, Sara and I went to buy desserts, explore, and shop a little. I spent an evening watching Perriot le Fou alone in the bedroom of the apartment. And Versailles! Versailles is amazing. Lying in the grass in the gardens with royal music playing, renting a boat for 13€ and taking turns rowing and taking photos on the water. In July Paris was hot, but not sticky and we laid in the grass and sat on steps and benches more times than I can count. We had dinner with Parisian photographer (Texan native) Stacy Reeves and her husband a few times. They took us to Bastille Day and we sat on their blankets to watch the fireworks, had us taste rose macarons at Ladurée on a rooftop, then took us to Marais for more exploring.
And this is how I remember Paris…
Image copyright Nessa K Photography.