Late this summer I had the opportunity of a lifetime, I was hired to spend 10 days in Paris photographing this amazing city to create artwork for a client. Photographing a city in this way, as opposed to trying to sneak some interesting shots while on vacation, is just so much more…of everything! So fun, thrilling, enlightening, exhausting…but so incredibly perfect! When shooting on my own and trying to fit it in on a family vacation there’s this constant feeling of being torn between getting lost in creating images and spending time with my family. On a job like this all I have to do is be immersed in understanding the city from a photographic viewpoint, simply amazing.
Since I clearly created thousands of images, I’m going to share some of my favorites through a series of blog posts centered around different themes that cropped up while I was out shooting. Well, themes my work seems to revolve around regardless of where I’m photographing.
For the first post I’ll share “postcards” from Paris. I guess my take on the more touristy/postcard type of shots. Though hopefully with my own spin and what feels a bit more cinematic to me. However, you be the judge.
And I apologize in advance for the excessive number of images shared here. I really did try to narrow it down. I think the other posts will be a bit shorter.

Arrondissement 1:

Angie McMonigal Photography-2363-Edit Angie McMonigal Photography-2375-Edit Angie McMonigal Photography-2377-Edit Angie McMonigal Photography-2401-Edit-Edit Angie McMonigal Photography-2414-Edit Angie McMonigal Photography-2538-Edit Angie McMonigal Photography-2670-Edit-2 Angie McMonigal Photography-2815-Edit-2 Angie McMonigal Photography-2818-Edit Angie McMonigal Photography-2832-Edit Angie McMonigal Photography-2838-Edit Angie McMonigal Photography-2844-Edit Angie McMonigal Photography-2851-Edit Angie McMonigal Photography-2858-Edit Angie McMonigal Photography-2859-Edit Angie McMonigal Photography-3891-Edit Angie McMonigal Photography-4319-Edit Angie McMonigal Photography-4331-Edit Angie McMonigal Photography-4347-Edit

Arrondissement 2:

Angie McMonigal Photography-2581-Edit Angie McMonigal Photography-2582-Edit Angie McMonigal Photography-2636-Edit-2 Angie McMonigal Photography-2639-Edit

Arrondissement 3:

Angie McMonigal Photography-0207-Edit Angie McMonigal Photography-0212-Edit Angie McMonigal Photography-0225-Edit Angie McMonigal Photography-3118-Edit Angie McMonigal Photography-3165-Edit

Arrondissement 4:

Angie McMonigal Photography-3064-Edit

Angie McMonigal Photography-2943-Edit Angie McMonigal Photography-2944-Edit Angie McMonigal Photography-3251-Edit

Arrondissement 5:

Angie McMonigal Photography-3488-Edit

Arrondissement 6:

Angie McMonigal Photography-3570-Edit Angie McMonigal Photography-3797-Edit Angie McMonigal Photography-3804-Edit Angie McMonigal Photography-3831-Edit Angie McMonigal Photography-3844-Edit

Arrondissement 7:

Angie McMonigal Photography-0688-Edit Angie McMonigal Photography-0691-Edit Angie McMonigal Photography-0912-Edit Angie McMonigal Photography-3871-Edit Angie McMonigal Photography-3889-EditAngie McMonigal Photography-3926-Edit

Arrondissement 8:

Angie McMonigal Photography-0512-Edit Angie McMonigal Photography-3658-Edit Angie McMonigal Photography-3665-Edit Angie McMonigal Photography-3901-Edit Angie McMonigal Photography-3906-Edit

If you’d like to see the entire collection of Paris images, click here.



0 Responses

  1. Angie, these are gorgeous! You are such an inspiring photographer. This is the Paris I want to visit. The intimate spaces. Quiet streets. Vast monuments. Your photos make the city look so peaceful and established. And I am so impressed that you portray such emotion even in color photos...I tend to think of black and white as more emotional and thought provoking. But you have proven that color images can communicate in the same way with the right use of space and light. Wow! Wow! Wow! Bravo, lady!

  2. Very cool Angie. Paris is a city that never fails to deliver on it's promise. It always inspires no matter how many times you return. No matter how many photos you take you are only scratching the surface in Paris and that is why it keeps pulling you (read: me) back.

    1. Thanks Rich! It's definitely a city that never disappoints. So much to see and depending on the season you're there all sorts of different opportunities.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *