Relaxed Summer Parisian Wedding - Talya & Ben



I’m always delighted to hear from a potential bride who has clearly taken the time to look over my work and has a strong sense of what she is looking for. Talya’s initial email to me was both hugely flattering and told me that she was the type of bride that I definitely wanted to work with! “Having been to very many weddings over the past few years and with an amateur interest in photography, I always knew that I wanted to invest in my wedding photography. It is one of the most tangible things left over after a day that I've been told feels like a whirlwind. I want photos that are timeless and beautiful but also capture the fun that a wedding can be. I really love your aesthetic, the way you use light, and the warmth that comes through your photographs. I also like your intellectual approach to wedding photography - documentary wedding photography is the perfect way to describe what I am after from a wedding photographer. Your writing on wedding planning was quite helpful as well for someone just starting the planning process. “


This was an absolute favourite for me last year. A relaxed, destination across two venues and ceremonies in Paris on a beautiful summer’s day. I started with Talya and her bridesmaids at the gorgeous new hotel The Hoxton before heading over to the Marie du 11e arrondissement. After the ceremony I headed off with Talya and Ben in their roller to the stunning Place des Vosges, a favourite spot of theirs, for their couple shoot. After a break we reconvened back at their second venue - the Pavillion Puebla in the Parc des Buttes Chaumont for a very magical and intimate outdoor ceremony presided over by one of their friends as the sun set over the park.

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Working with Helen was a fantastic experience. We just got back from our honeymoon and it’s been an absolute joy reliving the whole day through her lovely photos. I knew that wedding photography was something that I wanted to invest in, in terms of both money and research. Helen was a breeze to work with, professional, really communicative and happy to answer any all and questions we had. Helen was also great and easy on the day. We had a long day scheduled, and she was able to keep us calm and laughing throughout. Moreover, the photos were ready so quickly, with a very easy to use page. My husband and I will be forever grateful for these beautiful shots of us, our friends and our family! I would 100% recommend Helen!

Prep hotel: The Hoxton Paris
Dress: first is from Reformation, second is Alexandra Grecco (purchased at Ceremony Bridal in Boston)

Shoes: YSL for first dress, Prada for second dress

Caterer: Le Garde Champetre

Flowers: Les Herbes Hautes

Jewellery: Tiffany & Co

Music: Benjamin Saksik via Pavillon Puebla

Planner: Nabie Dit Oui

Illustrations: i did the watercolors for the menus at the bar/buffet myself, but all other paper goods (invites, programmes, decals, etc) were done by Laura Kaesshaefer (

Transport: ClassicAutoLoc

Hair and Make up: Sanni Sorma

Hair Accessory: Twigs and Honey

Videography: Jake Lea-Wilson

Cake: Diana Bush at le Petit Grain

Photobooth: sharingbox