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ENGAGEMENTS // Martina & Leslie’s Wintry Paris Engagement Shoot

Martina & Leslie are an absolutely gorgeous couple I met a few months back at The Photography Farm.   They’re planning their wedding for later this year, but we wanted to do a little something in the meantime.  I’m not sure how the idea of Paris came about (I think I watch too many old films), but I’m so glad it did!

You don’t need me to tell you how incredible Paris is.  Not only is it known for being one of the most romantic cities in the world, but I also found out that it’s known as the City of Light.  Both for good reason.  It’s just beautiful.  Winter sun is my favourite kind of light anyway, but pair that with the wide tree-lined avenues, beautiful iconic buildings and a gorgeous couple as much in love as Martina & Leslie? It’s a photographer’s dream.

It wasn’t an easy shoot. That I’ll freely admit.  The weather turned a few days before and it was a bitter  -8’c for most of the time we were there.   I remember looking at Ana, our fab make up artist, at one point and seeing that her fingers had gone completely blue!    It was windy too, and it kept blowing away the Kelly Spence hairpieces that Martina was wearing.  We spent a lot of time defrosting in cafes and taking refuge in the Metro to keep warm , popping up here and there to grab a few photos before it became unbearable again.   But the team rocked it out, and Martina & Leslie were so completely brilliant and totally committed to getting great photos. I can’t thank them enough for being such superstars.

(I’m secretly hoping you’re not even reading this, because you’ve skipped straight to the photos. )

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Big thank you to Martina and Leslie for just being the most utterly gorgeous people inside and out, to Ana of IAmChic who did the most incredible job doing Martina’s make up WHILE WE WERE ON THE EUROSTAR (honestly, amazing!), to Cristina Rossi for being a fabulous assist and a bundle of energy, Kate Ruth Romey for designing some adorable LONDON-PARIS tickets, and to Kelly Spence for loaning us two utterly beautiful headpieces for the shoot.

Jayne Sacco - Wow weeeeee. I love them all!!!!February 17, 2012 – 1:07 pm

Tracey Barrow - Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! You should be very proud of these Kat – stunning! xFebruary 17, 2012 – 1:10 pm

Karen Flower - Gorgeous pictures of a gorgeous couple. You’re right the winter light looks beautiful. Well done Kat, you suffered (just a bit) for your art.February 17, 2012 – 1:47 pm

Cristina - SUPER STUNNING as always!!! Amazing work! Although freezing it was a wonderful experience, thank you for having me along! Martina and Leslie you look absolutely GORGEOUS! xxxFebruary 17, 2012 – 1:52 pm

robgrimesphotography - I’m love these images, you have captured true love in the most romantic city and backdrop! Amazing and loved all of these images! RobFebruary 17, 2012 – 1:53 pm

Anna - gorgeous, love them! I love Paris, such a romantic city…February 17, 2012 – 2:05 pm

Sally Beard - Stunning as always Kat! And what a beautiful city to do them in. Adore the net headpiece!! xxxFebruary 17, 2012 – 2:18 pm

thelairweddings - amazing pics!
i love that there’s this a softness in her eyes~

http://thelairweddings.wordpress.com/February 17, 2012 – 3:49 pm

Kat Hill - Thanks Jayne! :) xxxxxFebruary 17, 2012 – 4:21 pm

Kat Hill - Thankee lovely Traceyface! xxxxFebruary 17, 2012 – 4:22 pm

Kat Hill - Thank you Karen! That should be my Sisters word : suffering! Hehehe xFebruary 17, 2012 – 4:23 pm

Kat Hill - Don’t they just!! Thanks for coming along Cris, you were such a lovely burst of energy when we needed it hehehe xxFebruary 17, 2012 – 4:24 pm

Kat Hill - Thank you Rob!! :) Much appreciated! xFebruary 17, 2012 – 4:25 pm

Kat Hill - Thank you Anna! Isn’t it just? xxFebruary 17, 2012 – 4:25 pm

Kat Hill - Thanks Sally! Me too – Kelly Spence does amazing headpieces. You should see some of her proper bridal ones! xxFebruary 17, 2012 – 4:26 pm

Kat Hill - thank you so much! xFebruary 17, 2012 – 4:26 pm

Lisa Devlin - J’adore!February 17, 2012 – 4:35 pm

thelairweddings - you are welcome! it’s really tough to be a wedding photographer. great work!February 17, 2012 – 4:41 pm

Kat Hill - Merci beaucoup! xFebruary 17, 2012 – 7:32 pm

Laura Jayne - Love these! What a stunning couple! Amazing location and beautiful photos, very inspiring xxxFebruary 17, 2012 – 8:42 pm

Lel - These are absolutely beautiful, well done team Kat xFebruary 17, 2012 – 9:26 pm

Martina Brandrett - Thank you so much Kat for the shoot the pics are breathtaking and pictures Leslie and i will treasure. And we feel like we have made some lovely new friends! You are so so so talented. I am so looking forward to you photographing our wedding lots of love
Martina and Leslie xxxxxxxFebruary 17, 2012 – 10:08 pm

Clare Tam-Im - Oh em gee! What stunning work Kat! I love it!! xFebruary 18, 2012 – 8:50 am

Kelly Spence - Thanks Sally! I used very fine and rare vintage net on those pieces. Martina looked absolutely stunning in them I am use you will agree!February 18, 2012 – 9:37 am

Kelly Spence - *sure* (darn auto-correct!)February 18, 2012 – 9:40 am

Hannah Webster - Oh Kat! These are fantastic. I mean, obviously having a super gorgeous couple helps but also…you’ve done such a fantastic job. So impressed that you all managed to achieve this in those temperatures. Brrrrr. Martina & Leslie’s wedding is going to be just stunning, I can already tell. Wowsers! xFebruary 18, 2012 – 3:54 pm

Kat Hill - Thanks Laura Jayne, glad you like it :) xxFebruary 18, 2012 – 6:08 pm

Kat Hill - Thank you Lel! xxFebruary 18, 2012 – 6:08 pm

Kat Hill - Awwww, you & Leslie are awesome and I’m so glad we did this!! I’m so chuffed you like the photos, because I absolutely love them – you guys just look amazing and made my job so easy :) I’m so looking forward to photographing your wedding too!!!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxFebruary 18, 2012 – 6:10 pm

Kat Hill - Cheers m’dears, I appreciate it :))) XxxxFebruary 18, 2012 – 6:10 pm

Kat Hill - Haha I know, gorgeous couple, amazing location, fab light – toughest job ever ;) Thanks lovely! Hope to see you soon xxxxxFebruary 18, 2012 – 6:11 pm

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