Abby & Zach’s European Day After Sessions

I try really hard not to play favorites with my clients… I’m extremely, EXTREMELY lucky to have some amazing clients that are kind, friendly, understanding, appreciative, and generally awesome in every way.  I’m proud of the fact that I’ve never yet had a bridezilla – knock on wood – and I’m blessed to really enjoy every wedding I shoot.  That said… When a couple tells you they want to fly you out to Paris and Venice to do some portrait sessions, and they happen to talk your boyfriend into coming along and proposing while he’s there.. Well, that’s a pretty tough act to beat.  Abby and Zach will always have a special place in my heart, and I truly loved getting to know them more during our travels throughout Europe.  You can’t ask for two better friends than these guys, something I’m sure their bridesmaids and groomsmen would echo in a heartbeat!  I’m also very thankful that they’re both completely gorgeous and photograph so well!  Here are some highlights from their Paris and Venice Day After sessions.

We got started at the Tuileries, a garden near the Louvre, and eventually made our way through the Louve courtyard and to the Arc de Triomphe du Carroussel. It was absolutely freezing but Abby was a total trooper in her little strapless dress and high heels!
Day After Destination Honeymoon session of Abigail Abby Wilder and Zach Boatwright in Paris France and Venice Italy by Dallas wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Day After Destination Honeymoon session of Abigail Abby Wilder and Zach Boatwright in Paris France and Venice Italy by Dallas wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Day After Destination Honeymoon session of Abigail Abby Wilder and Zach Boatwright in Paris France and Venice Italy by Dallas wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Day After Destination Honeymoon session of Abigail Abby Wilder and Zach Boatwright in Paris France and Venice Italy by Dallas wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Day After Destination Honeymoon session of Abigail Abby Wilder and Zach Boatwright in Paris France and Venice Italy by Dallas wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Day After Destination Honeymoon session of Abigail Abby Wilder and Zach Boatwright in Paris France and Venice Italy by Dallas wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Day After Destination Honeymoon session of Abigail Abby Wilder and Zach Boatwright in Paris France and Venice Italy by Dallas wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Day After Destination Honeymoon session of Abigail Abby Wilder and Zach Boatwright in Paris France and Venice Italy by Dallas wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Day After Destination Honeymoon session of Abigail Abby Wilder and Zach Boatwright in Paris France and Venice Italy by Dallas wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Day After Destination Honeymoon session of Abigail Abby Wilder and Zach Boatwright in Paris France and Venice Italy by Dallas wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Day After Destination Honeymoon session of Abigail Abby Wilder and Zach Boatwright in Paris France and Venice Italy by Dallas wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
As the sun set and the temperatures plummeted we hopped on the Metro (followed by more than a few strange looks) and managed to snag a few quick shots at the Eiffel Tower before the snow and wind got the better of us.
Day After Destination Honeymoon session of Abigail Abby Wilder and Zach Boatwright in Paris France and Venice Italy by Dallas wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Day After Destination Honeymoon session of Abigail Abby Wilder and Zach Boatwright in Paris France and Venice Italy by Dallas wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Day After Destination Honeymoon session of Abigail Abby Wilder and Zach Boatwright in Paris France and Venice Italy by Dallas wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
We finished the session on a high note and headed back into the warmth of our hotel. After a few days of sightseeing and a very interesting overnight train ride, we rose at the break of dawn to get things started in St. Mark’s Square in Venice.
Day After Destination Honeymoon session of Abigail Abby Wilder and Zach Boatwright in Paris France and Venice Italy by Dallas wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Day After Destination Honeymoon session of Abigail Abby Wilder and Zach Boatwright in Paris France and Venice Italy by Dallas wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Day After Destination Honeymoon session of Abigail Abby Wilder and Zach Boatwright in Paris France and Venice Italy by Dallas wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Day After Destination Honeymoon session of Abigail Abby Wilder and Zach Boatwright in Paris France and Venice Italy by Dallas wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Day After Destination Honeymoon session of Abigail Abby Wilder and Zach Boatwright in Paris France and Venice Italy by Dallas wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Day After Destination Honeymoon session of Abigail Abby Wilder and Zach Boatwright in Paris France and Venice Italy by Dallas wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Day After Destination Honeymoon session of Abigail Abby Wilder and Zach Boatwright in Paris France and Venice Italy by Dallas wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Day After Destination Honeymoon session of Abigail Abby Wilder and Zach Boatwright in Paris France and Venice Italy by Dallas wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Day After Destination Honeymoon session of Abigail Abby Wilder and Zach Boatwright in Paris France and Venice Italy by Dallas wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Day After Destination Honeymoon session of Abigail Abby Wilder and Zach Boatwright in Paris France and Venice Italy by Dallas wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Day After Destination Honeymoon session of Abigail Abby Wilder and Zach Boatwright in Paris France and Venice Italy by Dallas wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Day After Destination Honeymoon session of Abigail Abby Wilder and Zach Boatwright in Paris France and Venice Italy by Dallas wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Day After Destination Honeymoon session of Abigail Abby Wilder and Zach Boatwright in Paris France and Venice Italy by Dallas wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Day After Destination Honeymoon session of Abigail Abby Wilder and Zach Boatwright in Paris France and Venice Italy by Dallas wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Day After Destination Honeymoon session of Abigail Abby Wilder and Zach Boatwright in Paris France and Venice Italy by Dallas wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Day After Destination Honeymoon session of Abigail Abby Wilder and Zach Boatwright in Paris France and Venice Italy by Dallas wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Day After Destination Honeymoon session of Abigail Abby Wilder and Zach Boatwright in Paris France and Venice Italy by Dallas wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Day After Destination Honeymoon session of Abigail Abby Wilder and Zach Boatwright in Paris France and Venice Italy by Dallas wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Day After Destination Honeymoon session of Abigail Abby Wilder and Zach Boatwright in Paris France and Venice Italy by Dallas wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Day After Destination Honeymoon session of Abigail Abby Wilder and Zach Boatwright in Paris France and Venice Italy by Dallas wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Day After Destination Honeymoon session of Abigail Abby Wilder and Zach Boatwright in Paris France and Venice Italy by Dallas wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
I love Abby’s accessories in these shots. She had actually picked them up the previous day at Murano, a tiny island off the coast of Venice famous for its glass (which they use to make incredible and very pricey stemware, jewelry, chandeliers, and statues).
Day After Destination Honeymoon session of Abigail Abby Wilder and Zach Boatwright in Paris France and Venice Italy by Dallas wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Day After Destination Honeymoon session of Abigail Abby Wilder and Zach Boatwright in Paris France and Venice Italy by Dallas wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Day After Destination Honeymoon session of Abigail Abby Wilder and Zach Boatwright in Paris France and Venice Italy by Dallas wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
We finished the photos off with a really neat tradition. If you ever travel to the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, you’ll see hundreds of padlocks along the river, with initials scribbled onto the sides. As legend goes, if you write your initials and your beloved’s initials onto a lock, attach the lock to a city fixture, then toss the key into the river, you’re destined to be together forever. Abby and Zach loved this romantic idea, so they incorporated it into their wedding by handing out locks to their guests as favors. They also brought along padlocks for every city they were going to visit. As we stopped by a bridge on the Grand Canal, they decided to attach their lock there and toss the key into the famous waterway!
Day After Destination Honeymoon session of Abigail Abby Wilder and Zach Boatwright in Paris France and Venice Italy by Dallas wedding photographer Stacy Reeves
Day After Destination Honeymoon session of Abigail Abby Wilder and Zach Boatwright in Paris France and Venice Italy by Dallas wedding photographer Stacy Reeves

A & Z, Jason and I will always love you guys for giving us such a great opportunity to be your honeymoon paparazzi and for being part of such a special event in our lives. I’m so happy to have you as clients, and we’re both thrilled to call you both friends! Congratulations on your fabulous wedding, we know you guys are a perfect pair!

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  • Leandra - I think I’ve said wow to myself at least three times looking at this post! WOW! I love the European vibe, the perfect posing, the gorgeous couple… all of it is absolutely stunning.

  • John C. - Impressive! Gotta love that Paris light.

  • Angela - These photos are awesome!!!!

  • Claudia - Okay, Stacy…seriously..just breathtaking photos! I can’t pick out just one favorite! Congrats on a fantastic job!

  • Razvan - The second image of the set is stunning!

  • Rima - These are AMAZING! The groom looks like the Adam Levine from Maroon 5

  • Jessica Hein - BEAUTIFUL!!! What a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! We love our “models,” Abby and Zach!!!

  • cindee bae - You are completely right, you are 1 lucky girl! Clients flying you to Paris, then the clients is willing to wear a wedding gown in the middle of winter, then your bf proposes to you in the most romantic place on earth, I think those are all in the list of a photographer’s dream! :)

    Btw, you’re photos rock, but you probably know that already.. :)

  • Camilla Photography - Can’t think of any girl that wouldn’t want pictures in front of the eiffel tower like that. How perfect!

  • Lexi - AHHHH-MAZING!!!!

  • Wedding Colors: Vintage Purple ~ From Stacy Reeves Photography | Style Me Pretty : The Ultimate Wedding Blog - […] Pretty darned romantic. Lots more photos from this fantastic European-day-after-shoot on Stacy’s site {here}!! […]

  • Adam - Wonderful work Stacy!

  • Erin - Stacy, Every image here is just absolutely stunning! What a dream to photograph not only a gorgeous wedding, but also bridals and day afters and everything in places like Venice and Paris, and THEN get proposed to! What a fantastic trip for you. Beautiful work…they must be thrilled with their images.

  • Brittney M. - GORGEOUS!!

  • tamsen - wow. not only are you SOOO lucky to have clients who’ll fly you all over the place for shoots, they are going to have an impossible time picking out images to print huge for their home! So they’re lucky too! They’re all gorgeous! How do you think of new poses for a wedding, and two days of shooting the same couple?! lol
    Congrats on your engagement and all the best to the newlyweds!

  • Jeanette LeBlanc - Wow is right. Wow. Wow. Wow. These are just unbelievable.

  • Rachel Perry - These are breathtaking!

  • Jeremy Gilliam - Ok, this is just ridiculous and nothing short of epic. So many fantastical images!

  • Kim Spears - Stacy I have been a blog stalker for quite some time now, but I must tell you that these images are just insane !! Seriously, I am drooling over each and every one !!

  • Catie Ronquillo - Gorgeous!! And I love Abby’s purple hair flower. How fun to shoot in Paris and Venice! Love :)

  • Kyle - These images are fantastic! I’m sure the bride and groom are beyond excited by them! My favorite is the horizontal in front of the the Eiffel Tower.

  • Lisa H. Chang - Stunning work! I love all of them, especially the B&W in front of the Arch De Triumph and the first shot in Venice at St. Marks at dawn. I’m going to these places in a few months and can’t wait! :)

  • Erica Velasco - Ah-Mazing! I need more clients like these…whisking me away to Europe, getting my boyfriend to propose! Haha. You can only dream! It makes my heart ache though…I wish I was in Italy again, it brings back some great memories of Venice and Florence…

  • Tara - Love these shots and the vibrant purple. How romantic is that lock legend?!

  • The Romantic Europe Photo Shoot « Vive Jewelry Blog - […] more of Abby and Zach’s European honeymoon photos in Stacey’s blog post. Inspiration , Photography Wedding Ideas No Comments March 1st, 2010 About… Tara Andrews […]

  • Kelly Ry - These are ridiculously perfect, I couldn’t pick a favorite if you forced me to. Fantastic!

  • AmyPunky Photography - Amazing photos!!! Just shoot me an email next time you come to Paris! I’d love to meet you! :)

  • Stephanie - These photos from the wedding and honeymoon are amazing! They are a beautiful couple and fortunate to have the European destination wedding I would love to have some day! Great photography skills with the different times of day. I have been to Venice and I loved how you were able to get pictures in the square without tons of tourists.

  • kristi wright - To die for. I hope I get to do something like this soon. They are so beautiful. Love the Venice shots especially.

  • Kayla - These are SO incredible! What a dream come true!

  • Brian S. - …….WOW. Stacy, you have totally outdone yourself with this series. It looks like you captured their emotions and the trip perfectly. And of course, stunning processing as always.
    Awesome job!

  • Jason (JA2) - AWESOME! AWESOME! AWESOME! Incredible job girl!

  • Stacy McEnaney - I am in love with anything and everything PARIS. It is truly my favorite city in the history of this earth. So for me…these were pieces of art!! Just gorgeous.

  • Andrew C - Such a stunning couple! You nailed everything…I am speechless!

  • Kate Miller - These images are stunning. There are so many lovely locations there and you captured them beautifully.

  • Sally - Oh my goodness, how many stunning shots from one shoot! Amazing!

  • Miranda - amazing.

  • Zenia - I absolutely LOVE your work, I always look forward to your pictures on your website!

    These are absolutely amazing- The lighting, the details, the poses
    all so beautiful!

  • Fiona - Wow you can not ask for better clients than that…totally dreamy!

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  • Amber - Hi Zach and Abby, your pictures are stunning!! My fiance loves Zach’s wedding ring so I’m curious where it was purchased? He has been looking for a wedding ring forever now and still has not found anything he cares for. Your help is greatly appreciated!! :)

  • Echo Day Photography | Tipton County, TN Photographer - […] Abby & Zach’s European Day After Session, Stacy Reeves Day after sessions at the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower and Venice? YES, PLEASE! Even better was the Parisian proposal for the photographer. Now that’s what I call a fabulous client/session. […]

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