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Family Photos in Paris

Here are some of the photos Alpha Smoot took of us when she was in Paris last month. I wanted some really casual family photos that showed us in our Paris apartment. I really tried not to fuss too much with outfits or hair so it would look natural and not too perfect. Alpha was great to work with, I sent her pictures of The Glow as inspiration and then she just hung out with us for a couple hours one morning. I love how they turned out, and they totally captured our Paris apartment. The last picture you can see shows us at the cafe below our apartment. Those windows were our bedrooms!

  1. Amy @ Picture It

    May 18, 2012

    I love that you lived right above a cafe. So lucky! The pictures turned out fantastic.

  2. Maria

    May 18, 2012

    Such a gorgeous, happy family. What a way to remember your adventure. Beautiful and inspiring. Thank you for sharing. Cheers, Maria

  3. Kristen

    May 18, 2012

    Those photos are amazing! We miss you guys!

      • jordan
      • May 18, 2012

      we miss you guys! come to SF!!!!

  4. Linn

    May 18, 2012

    Oh. My. Dear. So pretty!!
    I hope I will be brave enough to move there one day.

  5. Mariela

    May 18, 2012

    Amazing photos, such a lovely family, have a wonderful day!

  6. Mandy

    May 18, 2012

    These are amazing! You really should be featured on the Glow.

  7. Aww, gorgeous photos. What a sweet family and I love your hair!

  8. Dana

    May 18, 2012

    your babies are beautiful!

  9. Mara {A Blog About Love}

    May 18, 2012

    Jordan – these are simply beautiful. Thanks for sharing these!
    Your boys are handsome and you look so chic.

  10. Lisa

    May 18, 2012

    That series of Moses in the red hat is too cute!

  11. Caitlin

    May 18, 2012

    What a great way to capture some casual, real-life photos- I want to do that!

  12. kellychristine

    May 18, 2012

    these. are. wonderful.

  13. Amy P

    May 18, 2012

    Perfect and amazing! I LOVE that top photo of Paul reading to the boys. They look completely engrossed. And Roman’s yellow sweater with the shoulder buttons is adorable! I need a boy next πŸ™‚ I also like the saturated colour of the toys among the neutrals of the apartment. And Moses in the red hat. Basically I love it all πŸ™‚

  14. Anni

    May 18, 2012

    I love these! Documentary sessions are my favorite to shoot, I think that photography is best when it’s storytelling in nature rather than overly posed. I know you’ll treasure these for years to come.

  15. rubi

    May 18, 2012

    oh man, you guys are such a photogenic family! the photos of the boys room and their individual portraits are my favorite. miss you!

  16. denise

    May 18, 2012

    simple yet stunning! quality time captured!

  17. Christine

    May 18, 2012

    I love the photos! You and your family make me think I could take mine to Paris some day.

    Would you mind sharing the source for the marble track please? My son would love to play with that.

  18. Tita

    May 18, 2012

    I like your jacket !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! D’oΓΉ vient-elle?

  19. Hannah @ Sparrow + Spark!

    May 18, 2012

    I love these! They seem to capture everything so perfectly. Great idea too!

  20. Jenna at Homeslice

    May 18, 2012

    beautiful! I love how real and candid they are!

  21. Mandy

    May 18, 2012

    The pictures of the boys with the cowboy hat and mask are the sweetest! And living above a Parisian cafe?! What a dream!

  22. Georgina

    May 18, 2012

    These photos are really incredible–so genuine and humble. How did you find the perfect photographer?

  23. Malori

    May 18, 2012

    I love these family photos. They’re beautiful and something that completely captures the essence of your family life. Such a great alternative to the traditional awkwardly-posed family photos.

  24. Jenny

    May 18, 2012

    Jordan, I had to come out of “blog lurking” status to tell you how chic and lovely these photos of you and your family are! The photographer outdid herself in terms of capturing some fantastic, fleeting moments. thanks for sharing!

  25. samara

    May 18, 2012

    beautiful pictures πŸ™‚ p.s. i love roman’s boots

  26. Ashton

    May 18, 2012

    I need to get that Alpha Smoot over to my house for some pics. Well done. Cute boys.

  27. Em @ Em for Marvelous

    May 18, 2012

    LOVE these!

  28. sharon

    May 18, 2012

    “I really tried not to fuss too much with outfits or hair so it would look natural and not too perfect.” ha! that was exactly what i did during a photoshoot i had yesterday! i can’t wait to see how they turned out. love yours!

  29. kristin

    May 18, 2012

    Oh I love these photos! So real, but still so stylish. your boys are the cutest and I love your hair too!!

  30. look see

    May 19, 2012

    Le sigh. Such stunning photos. How lovely to have such mementos of your Paris life.

  31. mom in mendon

    May 19, 2012

    So beautiful. All of you.

  32. Meg

    May 19, 2012


  33. Inez

    May 20, 2012

    I’m sure you guys hear this a lot, but *wow* Paul looks like Joss Whedon!

  34. Robin k

    May 21, 2012

    love these pictures, Jordan!

  35. Caroline

    May 21, 2012

    Hi, just came here with the post “At the French Market”… and was very pleased to read that.
    Nice blog and nice family pictures ! Wish you all the best for your living in Paris.

  36. Amanda

    May 21, 2012

    Absolutely gorgeous and so natural!

  37. Esther

    May 21, 2012

    Hi Jordan, I am new to your blog! These are lovely photos! πŸ™‚ Your older boy really looks like your husband! πŸ™‚

  38. Lisa

    May 22, 2012

    These are absolutely gorgeous! You all could pass as native Parisian citizens – sophisticated, stylish, elegant!

  39. libby

    May 22, 2012

    what a great idea to show the glow as inspiration—i love that site and think they do a much better job at capturing emotions and relationships than typical child photography. your photos look GREAT!!

  40. melissa

    May 23, 2012

    Your boys are so adorable. How sweet to capture this special time in your family’s life with such beautiful photos!

  41. Ria

    June 1, 2012

    Love these pictures. Have recently found your blog as I have a young one and am always on the lookout for aesthetic toys. Could you specify what blocks those are?

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