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5 Steps to Better Paris Photos

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In just over a week we are heading off to Europe for our big vacation. We are looking forward to having some time to travel on our own and experience everything Venice, Paris and London has to offer! I’m excited for every part of our trip but we have something special planned in Paris! We hired a professional photographer, to take our photos near the Eiffel Tower!

The photographer is actually from Texas but is currently living in Paris and running her photography business. When I saw just a handful of her photos, I was instantly sold. Her photos are amazingly beautiful and I just hope that our photos come out well too!

We have decided, in true Paris style, to get new outfits, be fancy and try to make these photos the best ones we have ever had taken!  In order to do this, there were a few things that had to happen first! 

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Find a PhotographerCHECK! We found the photographer right away. Actually, it was someones referral that got us even thinking about having our photos taken. As soon as I saw the photos and how great they could look, we were sold. I think it will be well worth the splurge and it will capture a memory for us forever.

Find the Perfect OutfitCHECK! This one was a little tricky for me. I’m not someone who wears dresses that often – really only for special events. Since we were going to be in Paris after all, I decided to look for inspiration through other photos and by as “fancy” as I could without being over the top. It may not be the traditional Heather but I’m hoping that it will capture the essence of Paris!

Pick out JewelryCHECK! Finding the perfect necklace, bracelet or even earrings to compliment your outfit and the setting is key. Jewelry doesn’t have to be expensive – there are many places to check that have fashionable jewelry that won’t break the bank. I found a great gold heart necklace – that in a way reminds me of Moulin Rouge and it was only $10 at Charming Charlies!

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Perfect that SmileCHECK! Do you want to make sure you have the best looking smile you can? I know I do. I take care of my teeth – but they still aren’t as white as I would love. So when I started looking for an affordable and FAST way to whiten my smile with only a short time before our trip, I was pleasantly surprised to find a new product; Colgate® Optic White® Express White Toothpaste.


After reading the packaging and looking at the display at my local Walmart, I found that this toothpaste will whiten your teeth in just 3 days – and all you have to do is brush your teeth with it – no applicator or hassle! I was instantly sold! I started brushing right away and after 3 days, I do see a difference! I will continue brushing before and during our vacation to make sure that my smile is as bright and white as it can be!

Colgate Optic White Express White Toothpaste

Colgate® Optic White® Express toothpaste has 2 times more of the professionally recommended whitening ingredient than other Colgate Whitening toothpaste and if you head to your local Walmart on February 28, 2015 – there is a good chance that there will be a product demo as well as coupons available. For a full list of stores, check here. This is a great way to try out the product and see for your self how great it is!

Colgate Optic White Express White Toothpaste

Be Prepared for Anything!CHECK! Well, there really is no way of knowing what could come up – but we can prepare for cold weather, rain, sun, etc. Making sure that we pack the right clothing and travel accessories is important! Don’t forget your Umbrella in Paris!

So that’s it! We are pretty much ready to go and I can’t wait to share with you the final photos once we return! I hope they come out as good as I hope they will. Either way, they will hold memories that will last a lifetime – our first trip to Europe together!

What do you do to prepare for professional photos?

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18 thoughts on “5 Steps to Better Paris Photos

  1. Danielle

    I’ve had some professional photos done recently. I try to get some done once a year, they’re such fun to do and good to have professional photos on hand 🙂


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