Weekend Getaway

Of course there is the romantic idea of Paris – long walks on pristine boulevards, glasses of wine with views of the Seine, and picking up antique treasures at street markets, but for us Paris is so much more. A orgasmic array of beautiful light, a history of our idolized artists, a period of slowing down and reflecting on our work. If New York is loud and proud and fast, then Paris is slow and quiet and introspective…we are newlyweds, we are two artists living and working together, creating ideas and sharing dreams while growing our vision and sometimes we like to enjoy a weekend away, to recharge our souls, a weekend in Paris.


My favorite coat ever by Obakki which is 100% humanitarian 


I’ve really been into not wearing makeup recently, it’s something I have been feeling for a long time and I haven’t really figured out why. Maybe it’s the honesty or the fact that we don’t NEED makeup to be pretty, pretty comes from within, pretty is how you feel. Recently we saw the film Renoir and I was so taken aback by the muse’s natural beauty I longed for women to look that way. I don’t want to be a slave to a beauty routine, I just want to enjoy and be happy with how I am. Don’t get me wrong – I still enjoy a red lip after 5 o’clock (current red of choice) and sometimes you have to go all out, but this spring I’m going to let my skin breathe and enjoy just being me. 

The many stories of Paris

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  • As alwasy, love the photos! Now, I want to escape from Ohio’s dreary weather and head to France.

  • Looks heavenly. And good for you for going sans makeup! I think we could all use a challenge to be comfortable in our own skin and embrace natural beauty.

  • Jen Z

    I’ve never left a comment but I couldn’t help but smile when I saw your photo of the “Photographies” plaque Galerie Vivienne — I shot that too when I was in Paris last year. Here’s a link if you’d like to see. Of course our photos are much different, which is what I love about photography. ( ) or here (

    Also, I’m usually a no makeup kind of girl and think you look even more lovely without makeup! Loving your photographs, as always…

    • Jamie

      Oh my goodness, it’s like we walked in each other’s shoes! I also *love* your photo “Piled High” what a magical image. Thanks for sharing your images, it was great to see the world through another perspective. Xx

  • I love that you both are able to get away for a weekend and recharge together in a city as romantic and mesmerizing as Paris. The light in each of these photos is incredible and there is something about that natural Parisian light that is just magical… your photos of the clouds parting and the fourth from the bottom, prove exactly that! And I love the bit about going natural this spring… even though it’s fun to be girly and go all out every once in awhile, it’s important to remember the natural beauty that shines through always! You’re glowing in that photograph and such a beauty Jamie, you won’t even need the makeup!

    • Jamie

      You are so sweet! And yes, Parisian light is the only light. I could just lay in the grass looking up at it all day… thank you for your comment :)

  • Javier L.

    Gorgeous photography in such an amazing place. I will be visiting Paris this summer and will load up on the Portra and Ektar to capture my own lasting memories.

  • Aimee

    Absolutely gorgeous photography! This is how I want to experience Paris one day.
    xoxo Aimee

  • CiaoChessa

    I’m not an expert on marriage but this summer my husband and I will be together for 12 years and in October married for 9 years, and I can tell you that one of the secrets to a happy, healthy marriage/relationship is just what you’re talking about: taking the time to be alone and to live as newlyweds. When you add kids into the mix it’s even more important not to get lost in the madness of the every day and to remember to really live and enjoy fleeting moments – at that point it becomes even more important bc I think one of the best things parents can do for their children is to like AND love each other. Life is long and sometimes (often) stressful and a little (very) crazy so it’s important to take a time out, enjoy being together, do something spontaneous, and like you said “recharge your soul.” Love the photos and words, as always.

    • Jamie

      This was so great to read. Congratulations on your marriage! I know you have such a beautiful family so this was heartfelt to read.

      • CiaoChessa

        thank you for saying that. have a wonderful weekend…

  • CiaoChessa

    and PS–hooray for no makeup! I love to get dolled up too but sometimes going natural is the best look there is.

  • There is something about the SPRING which makes one feel anew and refreshed…I love the idea of no makeup, but am not as brave as you!

    These images look lit from within!

  • Marina Govorushko

    You are beautiful…indeed

  • Hey ! Pretty good shots :)
    I’m from Paris and this is a lovely way to show our city !

  • Anna Louisa

    That’s you with no makeup? Flawless. And I love that you call yourselves “newlyweds”…I feel like so many people get worked up about the wedding and then skip that happy time (which can of course be prolonged for as long as you feel like newlyweds 😉

    • Jamie

      Oh good! I want to enjoy every moment :)

  • Camilla Leila

    I wish I was brave enough to go sans makeup, but alas, my skin is still a huge frustration and insecurity for me. :( Still, I like the idea, and you look beautiful.

    I agree with you about Paris being slow and introspective. My favorite part of it is the devotion the the many pleasures of life – rich food, unique fashion, sex – obviously, a good cup of coffee, decadent pastries, great wine, beautiful architecture, etc. I suppose that is the hedonist coming out in me a little bit, but we live in such a fast paced world (even in california) and sometimes it’s so nice to slow down and just let yourself ENJOY!

    Glad you guys got to! xo

    • Jamie

      Exactly! and I’m sure you are totally stunning just the way you are. Xx

  • I always love seeing your beautiful photos of Paris, the city I live in. It gives me new inspiration and makes me want to leave the apartment with my camera this second. Absolutely gorgeous :) Thank you for sharing!

    • Jamie

      Yes! That means a lot coming from a current Parisian!

  • LostInCheeseland

    Beautiful, you capture my adopetd city in a stunning light.

  • Hello!

    OMG! Amazing photos! Not yet know paris..

  • Stunning photos! Cheers to no make-up!! You’re gorgeous just the way you are.

  • Guest

    those photos are lovely! you’ve encapsulated the city of love in those photos quite nicely!

    xx Francesca of

  • barelyfive

    those photos are stunning! you’ve encapsulated the city of love in those photos quite nicely!

    xx Francesca of

  • Beautiful you are, natural without makeup. I have the same philosophy. We were born a certain way and we should be proud for our original rather than becoming a slave to the routine as well as the beauty industry as a whole.

    You seem such a lovely couple. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed your photography and travels.


  • Vickie Simons

    oh my, so gorgeous! also, I love your coat :)

  • Beautiful images Jamie… a Paris that we all love… Happy weekend… xv

  • Kate@Daffodils

    These pictures are amazing. And you are stunning without makeup. I wish my face looked that fresh!

  • Selina Moses

    I’m so in love with your outfit, it’s just so well put together