Bonjour Printemps – Spring in Paris

After the Storm, Paris, by Georgianna Lane

Dear Friends,

How are each of you? I hope very, very well. I’ve so much to share that it’s a bit overwhelming so I’ll dive in and we’ll see where it takes us, okay?

To start (drumroll!), the biggest and most exciting news is that I’ve spent most of the last three months living in Paris, working on my second book! Yes, that is absolutely a dream come true! I honestly cannot wait for you to see it because I have written and photographed it with all of you in mind, hand-picking locations and subjects in the hopes of providing you an inspiring, marvelous adventure in the City of Light. The manuscript and photos have now been turned over to my wonderful publisher, Abrams, in New York. But we all have to be patient as it won’t be released for some months to come. So, I’ll be sharing other photos and adventures to keep us occupied in the meantime.

While I’ve been absent here and on other social media, I do hope you’ve been following along on Instagram, where I post most every day @georgiannalane and @aparisianmoment. Below is a snippet of some of the locations and images that I shared there but do pop over for a quick tour of the last three months.

Paris by Georgianna Lane

From top left: Cherry blossoms at the Eiffel Tower; chestnut blossoms at Place Dauphine; street in Montmartre; my private shoot at the Hall of Mirrors, Versailles; cherry trees at Parc de Sceaux; green Vespa; white cherry blossoms at Jardin des Plantes; Chateau de Sceaux; Cafe Esmeralda; cute boulangerie; Place Dauphine from above; pricey peonies in early April; raspberry pastries; Champs Elysées from the Arc de Triomphe; perfectly placed Citroën on Île Saint-Louis.

Paris Apartment by Georgianna Lane

(Above) The Paris Perfect apartment (The Gamay) that I rented during the month of March, on rue Saint-Dominique in the 7th arrondissement. In April, I moved into another Paris Perfect apartment (The Cognac) with the staggering Eiffel Tower view that you see in the first image above. It truly was the most perfect and magical atmosphere in which to finish photographing and writing my book.

Roses, Paris by Georgianna Lane

Roses at the Marché Av du Président Wilson, my favorite street market in Paris.

Blue Door, Paris, by Georgianna Lane

Beautiful blue door in Saint Germain.

Cherry Blossoms, Eiffel Tower, by Georgianna Lane

Accolade cherry blossoms on the Champ de Mars. Since I was living in the 7th arrondissement, it was a short walk each morning to the Champ de Mars and the Eiffel Tower. Thus I was able to capture the unfolding panoply of cherry, magnolia and apple blossoms over the course of the spring.

Market Flowers, Paris by Georgianna Lane

Flowers and baguettes from the nearby Rue Cler market. Living like a local in this neighborhood was a daily joy.

 

 

Cherry Blossoms, Paris by Georgianna Lane

Kwanzan cherry blossoms in the Marais.

Wisteria and the Eiffel Tower by Georgianna Lane

A May Day treat: Wisteria blooming near the Eiffel Tower.

I’m back in the States now for my annual photo shoots at the flower farms and gardens of the Pacific Northwest. I’ll also be posting many more photos from my weeks at the David Austin rose garden last summer. My first book, Vintage Roses, being published in September by Pavilion Books in London, is now complete and I have many, many images that sadly couldn’t fit into the book but happily can be shared here.

Do let me know what you’ve been up to – I can’t wait to get caught up!

xo

G

21 comments


  • Amazing photos. And to think this is really just scratching the surface!

    May 25, 2016
  • Huge hugs and congratulations on your books!! I can’t wait to see!! <3 All the photos herein, the pink roses, that balcony at The Gamay, are just gorgeous. Are these shots going into your Etsy shop? I've wondered if you ever run out of things to shoot when you go back to the same place over and over again, but clearly the answer is no. As for me, got my hands on a 100mm f2.8 macro lens and I've been shooting gardens when I can as well as messing around with long exposures of the ocean. It's been fun :)

    May 25, 2016
  • Absolutely beautiful photos! :) Especially the cherry blossoms at the Eiffel Tower impressed me! I wish I could visit Paris!! Thank you for sharing:)

    May 25, 2016
  • Olga

    Dear Georgianna,
    I have recollected you today! I have thought that you haven’t posted for so long and that I miss you and your lovely pictures which are always such an inspiration for me! I’m happy you are well and done with important work.
    We and the kids are looking forward to the summer, to going to the sea and just having fun!
    Hugs and kisses,
    Olga~

    May 26, 2016
  • Dear Georgianna ~ It was so wonderful to see another lovely post filled with so much beauty from you this morning.

    Congratulations on your second book.

    Thank you for taking the time to share with us here. It is much appreciated.

    Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

    May 26, 2016
  • Veronica

    Can’t wait to see your first book in print. Will have to get a signed copy. :)

    Your new photos are absolutely gorgeous. Love the blooms – perfectly timed.

    May 26, 2016
  • Cole

    Awesome, awesome, awesome! Great post and I can’t tell you how excited I am to hear the title of your first book – super excited for you! Thanks for sharing your journeys with us – I think I speak for many of us that we live vicariously through your travels and your magical lens!

    May 26, 2016
  • I am drooling over this post; your photos are amazing!

    May 26, 2016
  • My Lovely, Marvelous Lady, how are you !

    It’s always such a joy and a true delight to come and visit you here and to hear about you, I’ve been missing you so, so much !
    Hope you and David are doing well I wish you a most wonderful remainder of your French Spring, sending my dearest love, hugs and more hugs to you

    Dany

    May 26, 2016
  • It must have been something like living a dream as you lived in Paris, writing and photographing the beauty surrounding you! I do enjoy your wonderful photos on Instagram. :)

    May 27, 2016
  • Dear Georgianna,

    How wonderful for you living in Paris and taking photos for your book. Must be the dream job and I loved seeing all your gorgeous photos. Thanks for taking us along with you.

    Wishing you a happy weekend
    hugs
    Carolyn

    May 27, 2016
  • How lovely to see Paris through your eyes, such a difference with what we see in the news, with strikes in Paris and France and here in Brussels and the French part of Belgium that are really getting out of proportions. I have been wondering a lot lately where this world is going to but through IG and your amazing photography I can still see the beauty surrounding us. So important. Thank you! Happy to see your blogpost because I haven’t been on here for some time but actually just finished a post myself, being inspired by yesterday’s beautiful weather and the garden coming to life again.
    Have a great day Georgianna wherever you are right now and I’m looking forward to your book, must be so exciting for you to do this!
    Marian

    May 29, 2016
  • Welcome home, my friend, and what an amazing adventure you have been on!!

    I have missed you here, but have been following on IG, and it truly has been a pleasure.

    I am very much looking forward to the release of your book!

    Happy day to you! xo.

    May 30, 2016
  • Christina

    This is a truly breathtaking collection! Thank you for keeping us updated about your first book and sincere congratulations on the announcement of your second!!
    Georgianna, I wanted to take the time to let you know how much your work means to me personally. This year I have been struggling with the illness of someone who is very close to me. Earlier this month, he passed away. Over the last five months, I have religiously checked your updates on Instagram. During such a difficult time, they have been a bright spot and a daily reminder that there is still much beauty to behold. Your amazing talent gives me something to look forward to each day. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing the magic that you capture with your camera. It means so much.

    May 30, 2016
  • Oh just the thought of staying in that Paris apartment with that stunning view leaves me breathless! And your collection of Paris images are so lovely. Congratulations on the publication of your book. I can hardly wait!

    May 30, 2016
  • Georgianna, What an adventure you’ve been on! Wish I’d been there too. It’s always a good feeling when a project comes to fruition; you must be quite excited about your new book! My two fave pix in this post are the first (what a view) and the last (so romantic). Cheers from Downunder…

    May 31, 2016
  • I always look forward to your new posts and photos. They are so beautiful. I wish you best of luck with your new book.

    June 5, 2016
  • So very exciting about the book Georgianna!!! I want one for sure! I drool over each and every one of your beautiful photos! The wait will be difficult :) ♥

    June 8, 2016
  • Devon

    Congratulations on your upcoming book publication… I can’t wait to see it as I am so fond of the beauty you find and capture with your camera.
    What a wonderful adventure you have been on this spring!

    June 9, 2016
  • Lynn

    Love the beautiful photos & Paris inspiration! I can never get enough of the European & French country style! Thank you for sharing!

    March 10, 2017
    • georgianna

      Thank you so much, Lynn! I’m so glad you enjoyed it.

      March 25, 2017

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