I have loved Paris before I ever even visited. I remember being in sixth grade and proudly telling my best friends mom, “I am going to live in Paris one day.” Where I got the notion, I have no clue but it has been a dream since. I always tell people that in a past life I must have lived there. It is strange to be pulled to a city before you ever even visit it. A few years later I was lucky enough to have parents who sent my sister, cousin and I to finally experience it. The city was everything I imagined and more. I have been lucky enough to go back several times and even live there for a summer. As the years go on, it will be a city I will continue to visit and photograph. It inspires me in ways I can’t put into words. Perhaps that is why Hemingway, Picasso, and all the other greats loved it so!
One of my favorite things to do when I am there is to spend the day walking the city, photographing its’ every corner, pop into a café, and wonder some more. So, whether you have visited or not, plan to go or not, take a journey through these 20 photos I have snapped over the years in this post, “2o Photos to Inspire a Trip to Paris.”