We will always have Paris

Sunday was our last day in Paris, and we decided to spend the morning at Sacré-Cœur which has a spectacular view over the city. When we arrived there were only a few people there, but soon more started to show up. Among them a crew of dancers that were recording a dance video. The weather forecast had warned of rain and thunderstorm, but luckily it had changed during the night and we had pretty good weather.

Annie Magee in a ballet pose with Sacré-Cœur in the background
Annie Magee in front of Sacré-Cœur
Lucy McMahon, Gene McMahon and Annie Magee
Lucy, Gene and Annie.
Genevieve posing in front of Sacré-Cœur
Genevieve McMahon on the steps in front of Sacré-Cœur
Three acrobatic women balancing
Balancing act on the steps in front of Sacré-Cœur
Riding a carousel in Paris
There was a typically Parisian carousel just below Sacré-Cœur
Instagramming with their phones
We ordered in a plate of escargot, cooked land snails, to share. It was surprisingly okay to eat, a bit tricky to get the snail out of the shell. Here Annie Magee and Genevieve McMahon perpetuating the moment on Instagram.
Eating escargot in Paris
Instagram photo by Annie Magee. “When in Paris…”

After lunch Annie had to head to the airport, while Lucy, Gene and I headed out into the Latin Quarters.

Lucy McMahon doing a ballet pose in front of a pillar in Paris
Lucy McMahon at Panthéon
Portrait of Genevieve McMahon
Genevieve McMahon. With the cloudy sky we got quite soft light.
Double exposure of Genevieve and Lucy McMahon
We played a bit with double exposures at Palais du Luxembourg. On Canon cameras you get live preview so you can see how the double exposure will look, but on Nikon you have to do it by trial and error. Slowly you learn, and it really helps to use the guides in the viewfinder to align things in the photo.

It was incredibly fun to go to Paris for a photoshoot. A big thank you to Annie, Lucy and Gene for joining me on this adventure!

— Johannes


If you missed them, check out the first blog post “Paris is always a good idea” and the second blog post “Paris when it Sizzles“.


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