I always find that when I return from a trip that I have taken with family or friends, I always have a lot less photos to show for it. Although I tend to have my camera strapped to me at all times when traveling, I hate to slow anyone else down, so I end up taking hastily shot photos or none at all when I’m not alone. I definitely took a lot more photos during my solo day trip to the Ch√Ęteau de Chantilly than I did the 3 days we were in Paris, but I did manage to capture a few street scenes and the view from our hotel bedroom. (Sidenote: I’ve also approached my post-processing with a bit more of an analog feel to it and am pretty happy with the results.)

Paris Holiday - photography: Rae Tashman - lovefromberlin.net

Paris is one of the rare cities where I feel as if the outdoor seating at cafes oftentimes set up in such a way as to optimize for people watching rather than conversation. It’s something special to Paris that I noticed during my first trip to Paris a few years ago.

Paris Holiday - photography: Rae Tashman - lovefromberlin.net

Paris Holiday - photography: Rae Tashman - lovefromberlin.net

Paris Holiday - photography: Rae Tashman - lovefromberlin.net

Paris Holiday - photography: Rae Tashman - lovefromberlin.net

Photography: Rae Tashman

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  • i do feel this post’s photos have more analog-ish feels! i love it, rae! i do think that paris is one of the cities that encourages people to see and feel more. because there’s so much more than meeting the eye. aahhh one day!

    xx http://tanaditya.co.vu

    • rae

      thanks Tannya, glad you got those vibes from these shots as well and yes, it really is such an inspiring city!

  • These are such beautiful photos, and I love the filter you used for them! It really softens everything… Boy I need to get better at taking holiday photos haha!

    I haven’t been to Paris for so long, but I loved it. I want to go there again!

    • rae

      Thanks so much Lizzie! Quite chuffed with the way I post-processed these shots this time around :) Hope you get to visit Paris again sometime soon!

  • I was just about to comment on your post-processing when I read your sidenote; I’m loving the results, too, Rae! There’s something about Paris’s poetic charms — perhaps too romanticized in my mind — and a hazy, sort of pale image that comes along with it. You’ve capture it so well.

    I’m with you when you say you hate slowing anyone down, haha. This is often why I don’t get a lot of good photos when I go on trips, too.

    Your observation of how the cafes are setup in Paris is extremely intriguing, largely because I often make cafe excursions where I live for the sole purpose of people watching — it’s something I enjoy immensely. I’ve always wanted to visit Paris, and your observation isn’t dampening it any time soon!


    • rae

      Aww thanks May, so glad you got the kind of vibes I was trying to go for from these photos without even having read about my post-processing decisions! And yes, I am starting to think that I want to take one day out of a trip when traveling with others just to roam about on my own and take photos at my own pace!

      Ah and isn’t that the best part about going to cafes honestly? I think this practice tends to be rather common in Europe when compared to the US, but I have never seen it done to blatantly as it is done in Paris, where the cafes actually literally turn the chairs out to face the street!

  • Yiotou_La

    I love your photos, so beautiful! Paris is on my bucket list :) I always take street scenes when I am travelling too. And I think of Paris, I always think of a love story, romance, date nights, love! I must visit Paris asap haha!


    • rae

      Thank you so much Yiota! Really hope you get to make it to Paris soon!

  • Your photos look amazing!! I love Paris, it’s one of my favourite cities! x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

    • rae

      Thanks so much, Ariadna, and I can totally understand why Paris is one of your favorite cities!

  • sileas

    The analog look goes perfectly with the Paris streets! You captures some really nice scenes. Btw I really like the your new layout on your homepage :)

    • rae

      Thanks so much Sileas! Glad you think so and chuffed that you like the new layout!

  • Elizabeth Hisle

    I would love to visit Paris someday. You are very blessed. :)

    I also hate to slow people down on trips. I don’t want my hobby to intrude upon anyone, but we are going to Nashville this weekend and I have already informed my husband that THIS TIME there will be pictures. :)

    • rae

      I really hope you get to visit Paris one day, and glad to know other people out there understand the photographer’s struggle while on holiday! Have fun in Nashville and hope you manage to take a lot of photos!

  • yes, I want to see more of your travels! You captured the streets of Paris so beautifully!


    • rae

      Thanks, Kandice!

  • LOVE the editing. You should definitely be happy. You’re 100% right about the people watching seating in Paris. Beautiful photos!


    • rae

      Thanks so much, Kiersten!

  • These pictures are really incredible, Rae! The light you captured is so beautiful, appropriate for the city of light!

    xx freshfizzle

    • rae

      Thanks Tania! So glad you enjoyed!

  • Ahh, these pictures are gorgeous Rae! They make me want to people watch at a cafe in Paris so badly, haha. I totally feel you when it comes to travelling with others, if it were up to me I’d spend all day lingering and snapping pictures!

    • rae

      Thank you so much, Mani, so glad you enjoyed them and hope you get to people watch in Paris sometime soon!

  • Cara E

    ughhh, I miss Paris so much </3 these photos are beyond dreamy Rae, it looks like you had the best time! xx

    • rae

      It’s such a fabulous place, isn’t it?

  • Beautiful shots! Yeah I find that I spend less time on taking photos when I’m with friends, but some of them know my habits and slow down for me.

    • rae

      Thanks so much Jane and it’s great to have friends who are able to slow down for you as well.

  • Beautiful pictures, it’s making me want to go back to Paris!

    Charlotte x


    • rae

      Thanks Charlotte!

  • Aw I love all of your photos! Paris looks extra dreamy. <3 -Dems | Electrick Cities

    • rae

      Thanks Dems!

  • I love these photos, and yes the seating is definitely more for people watching =o)


  • Beautiful photos..I really miss Paris! I can definitely relate..I usually take less photos when I am with someone as well. Then when I’m around bloggers I can be totally comfortable with taking as many photos as possible hahah


  • Sophie Lee

    Nice Paris photos, wish i can be there <3

    xoxo, Cool style for men

  • Paris has always been a dream for me and your photos have just reinvigorated my wanderlust again <3