france, a one-week love affair (pt. 1)

Let me just tell you now, Jerry & I had quite the whirlwind of a summer. We graduated college, got married, traveled to Antigua for honeymoon part 1, & for part 2 of our honeymoon, ended up in France with his family! We are so blessed to have been able to travel so much and be able to enjoy family time (& macarons!) abroad. I went into this adventure with a bag full of cameras...well, 2 bags full of cameras. I decided that with all my leftover film from my darkroom photography class, my new & fabulous Instax camera (thank you Allie Russell & Lauren McCay), my trusty iPhone, and my good ol' Nikons (digital & film!), I was going to try to encompass Henri Cartier-Bresson as I traveled through his home country. While I am certainly NOT Henri (although I wish I was the photoninja that he clearly is), it was truly a sweet opportunity for me to release all my creativity in many different formats. So...7 rolls of t-max 400, 6 instax cartridges, thousands of iphone & digital images, and 7 months later, I finally have for you, France, a one-week love affair.

P.S. I love Jerry for trekking around with me & carrying my equipment :)

 

France 2012 filmPart 1 starts out at Gare de Lyon in Paris as we are en route to Leย Paradouย (near the wine town, Le Baux) in Provence. While in Provence, we travelled to Aix-en-Provence, which is where this post ends.

 

France 2012 film

 

France 2012 film

 

France 2012 film

 

France 2012 film

 

France 2012 film

 

France 2012 film

 

France 2012 film

 

France 2012 film

 

France 2012 film

 

I'm gonna brag for a second about my steady hand...ISO 400, f/1.4, 1/2, no tripod. #likeaboss

 

France 2012 film

 

France 2012 filmMacaron framboise au chocolat. SO YUMMY!!

 

France 2012 film

 

France 2012 film

 

Oh, the macarons! I could never eat enough and never have enough pictures of me eating them, haha!

 

France 2012 film

 

Stay tuned for Part 2 of France, a one-week love affair!