a paris photo session with paula
at her lovely paris home
The shoot took place just after Christmas. We were counting on those Christmasy huts with the never ending flow of hot malt wine to warm us up but they were nowhere to be seen. So Paula suggested an indoor shoot at her Paris apartment instead, with generous helpings of Ferrero Rochers and cups of camomile tea. Who could say no? Certainly not me! It's not often that a Paris photographer gets offered chocolates especially on outdoor photo sessions.
Paula has a typical Parisian floor to ceiling windows apartment. Brilliant natural light streamed in that morning. I was happy. Her apartment also offered different facets which I could use to place her to create a variety of looks. She had simple wardrobe changes which gave us more shooting time. We worked efficiently together moving furniture around to accommodate the shoot.
I am a sucker for all things retro. I wasn't going to leave until I got shots with her old Singer sewing machine. There's not stopping a Paris photographer when her heart is set on a scene. It was well worth the heavy lifting! After all, shouldn't every fashion designer possess a sewing machine to look legit?! Coco Chanel had one.
Paula Paduroiu is a fashion consultant, founder of the Paris Fashion Network and TV host for the Fashion News Live.
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