An Uncon­ventional Love Story in Paris

Paris, FR

Paris on a chilly January afternoon.  Snow is falling – a rarity in the City of Lights.  The Palais Royal is…empty.  Also, there’s a peacefulness in the air.  Even in the freezing cold, Paris is so romantic.  I feel so lucky to be here…

My best friend Talun Zeitoun and I, just so happened to be in Paris the same week this past January.  For those of you who don’t know Talun, he’s one of the most talented, thoughtful and creative people I’ve ever met – and he happens to be half French.  Hearing him speak French will make you swoon!  He’s a well respected NYC blogger and consultant by day – and the CEO of one of my favorite haircare lines; Sotah by night.  Talun and I met 7 years ago at the rewardStyle conference in Texas, and have been best friends ever since.  He’s an Aries and I’m a Sagittarius; aka we just click.  Also, we’ve traveled the world together, and most of the pictures on my blog have actually been shot by him.  I felt like I knew him the second we met.

He’s basically the brother I never had.

It’s been a dream of mine to shoot with acclaimed French photographer; Audrey (or Le Secret d’Audrey) since discovering her work years ago.  She knows just how to capture the most unique, special moments and her photos are true works of art.  Soft, ethereal, whimsical…she has a gift.  I reached out to her about shooting in Paris months ago, and when she said she had an opening on the one day both Talun and I would be in town, I knew it was meant to be.

It happened to rain and snow heavily the morning of our shoot, almost forcing us to cancel, almost, but I knew the opportunity to shoot with her was so rare, so I powered through and Talun and I gritted our teeth in the bitter cold haha!  It was absolutely worth every goosebump and frozen toe!  To catch Paris with a fresh, white, powdery snowfall was absolutely magical.  And to get Palais Royal empty – all to ourselves – was even better.

The whole experience was a dream, and I will cherish these photos and this memory forever and ever. <3

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Rebecca Vallance dress (also love this one and this one)
Lele Sadoughi bracelet c/o (similar)  |  Kotur clutch (similar)

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89 Comments

  • Roses for Fridays | by mia says:
    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Rach says:

    These photos are stunning!!

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    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Rachael says:

    I was on the fence of getting new head shots done for a trip coming up and this totally convinced me!! Xx stunning!

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Abby says:

    I love these photos!

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Nicole says:

    Love!

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Kate says:

    You look amaizing in this dress!❤️

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Jessie says:

    You look soooooo gorgeous!

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Courtney says:

    So beautiful!

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Tera says:

    These photos are incredible and I absolutely love your story ❤️❤️

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Britni says:

    Gorgeous! ❤️

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Rachel says:

    Kat!!

    These photos are simple stunning!! Thank you for being so wonderful + what a perfect time to be in Paris 💛🥐

    xx!

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Megan D says:

    That dress was made for you🙌🏻 Beautiful locations. Loved your Paris stories, green juice and crepes❤️

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Lily says:

    So beautiful!!

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Meghan Hawes says:

    You look absolutely stunning!!! Your giveaway is pretty great too ❤️

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Caroline says:

    Beautiful!!

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Marie says:

    Love the photographs! That dress is gorgeous ❣️

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Kailee says:

    I love these photos! Makes me want to plan a trip to Paris ASAP ❤️

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Sarah Day says:

    Oh my gosh, in love! So classic yet modern and just incredible shots!

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Mai says:

    These photos are so dreamy!

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Caroline Berzak says:

    So beautiful!

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Eliza says:

    The dress is perfect for a military ball! I must have!!

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Grace says:

    A forever friend/soulmate – even when it’s not the romantic kind – makes the best kind of love story. ❤️❤️❤️

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Kelsie says:

    Snow in Paris 😍 plus that red dress 😍😍!!!! Wish I was there!!!! Truely a whimsical display of pictures!

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Jess says:

    Aww this is such a cute story and these photos are beautiful!! 😍💗

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Laura says:

    You look amazing! As always you do. Kisses from Canary Islands!

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Kimberly Vergara says:

    This story is so 😭♥️ So sweet & sentimental. Paris is one of my favorite places I got to visit it 2 years ago. You guys are stunning 😍 I need to go visit Paris now & aspen too! Haha
    IG: Kimbers1357

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Gladys Morales says:

    I’m in love with the red dress , you look beautiful Katt like always 💕

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Amy Y says:

    STUNNING shots, subjects, outfits, backdrop… all of it! Glad it worked out so well.

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Meghan says:

    These photos are just stunning, Kat!

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
    • kat@withlovefromkat.com replied:

      Thank you beauty!!!!

      February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Alexis says:

    Kat—I love these photos! You look stunning!

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Alex Streuber says:

    Kat – You are beyond stunning! I have loved seeing photos and hearing stories about your time in Paris! Super inspiring to me.

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Samia says:

    Gorgeous!!!

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Young says:

    Loved this story. You’re beautiful and he’s so handsome!

    The Style Intermission

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Marta says:

    The photos look absolutely beautiful! Very talented photographer.

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Susan says:

    What a great memento to have honoring friendship!

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Vatana Rosa says:

    Pics are gorgeous! And red is definitely your color👍❤

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Tobiah says:

    Gorgeous!

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Chelsie N says:

    You are so beautiful Kat!!! I don’t think anyone can pull off this color red as gracefully as you and in the snow!!

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Bich says:

    Just when I thought Paris couldn’t be more beautiful then you came along and did just that!! Very beautiful photo shoot!!

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Maddy Rocks says:

    Love these pics so much! Your dress is amazing

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Lianne Luce says:

    Love this photo shoot and how you guys became friends-so sweet and fun!

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Stephanie says:

    So classy as always <3

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Danielle says:

    This red dress is stunning! I also love the clutch you wore! Thanks for the great post.

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Stephanie Robles says:

    Love this so much! There’s absolutely nothing that I want more right now than to go to France, nevermind the snow. Keep up the great job!!! All the best <3

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Greeshma S says:

    omg!! This post is stunning beyond words. You guys look dreamy .Your dress is so captivating. Your smile is incandescent. The efforts by you & your team is impeccable.Your creative potential seems limitless & most of all your perspective is refreshing. You should be thanked more often for all the inspiration . So thank you kat. We love you🥰

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Tammy says:

    I love it!

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Lola says:

    So pretty! Nothing better than a friend you instantly know will be in your life forever!

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Thao Ly says:

    Soooo gorgeous!! 😍✨

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Madison says:

    These photos are simply stunning. The shot of you two running through the colonnade looks like a still frame from a high end fragrance campaign – whimsical and flawless!

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Thalia says:

    Wow, these photographs are stunning! Love the gown in that snow!

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Lily says:

    These are perfection

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Hannah Lampron says:

    Red looks so good on you!

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Edit says:

    Amazing photos! And the dress is a dream :)

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Steph.nicole21 says:

    Keep up your classic work! Your style is elegant and timeless. I especially love those photos because they are in my favorite city (and there is a story behind it all) xo

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Jordan says:

    Stunning photographs.

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Daniellaashurov says:

    So beautiful! 💕

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Kristin says:

    That dress is stunning on you! ❤️

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Tally says:

    Love these photos! Perfect for February! Love all everything you post! 😍

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Stephanie says:

    Love this post and all of the pics! I’m a new follower of your blog and I couldn’t be more obsessed!

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Rachel says:

    Beautiful pictures!!

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Loretta Espinoza says:

    Stunning pictures and that dress 😍

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Suzanne says:

    You look beautiful ! Perfect dress for a Valentine’s Day celebration !

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Megan says:

    I love all of these pics !

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Kate says:

    Ugh I love this you look stunning

    xx

    bombshell-to-be.blogspot.com

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Cads says:

    Such stunning pictures!! So worth being out in the cold. They’re gorg!!

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Anne Svenson says:

    WOW!!! Just wow! Those pictures are pure magic💕

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Ahlam says:

    I am new to your blog and absolutely love your content! 💛

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Anna says:

    Stunning!

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Christina says:

    literally gives me chills these photos are stunning. You are gorgeous!

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Line says:

    Looks so amazing 😊

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Em @ BloomingMagnoliasBlog.com says:

    Kat, you look absolutely stunning! And yes, the photos are worth it!

    https://www.bloomingmagnoliasblog.com/

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Irene Tran says:

    Love your red dress and all the pictures are beautiful!!!

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • May says:

    Wow! What a fun photoshoot and such a beautiful dress. I feel like you must have been freezing though!

    May || http://themoderness.com/

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Kelsey says:

    Beautiful photo shoot and dress / color on you!!

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Jessica says:

    Love ❤️

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Emily says:

    These photos are stunning and you look gorgeous in that red dress!

    February 12, 2019 | Reply
  • Emily Dao-Forrester says:

    As a Sagittarius, I’m here for it! 👏🏽

    February 13, 2019 | Reply
  • Marina says:

    Everything about this is what you think when you hear “Paris”.

    February 13, 2019 | Reply
  • Miranda says:

    Meant to be is right! These are absolutely stunning 💕

    February 13, 2019 | Reply
  • Elyse Tran says:

    You looks stunning in these snapshots!!! So glamorous ❤️

    February 13, 2019 | Reply
  • Lisa Taylor says:

    So dreamy! Paris is so magical, especially in the snow! ✨✨

    February 13, 2019 | Reply
  • Amy says:

    You both are stunning in these photos, and that dress is gorgeous! I wonder how you’re not shivering at all :)

    February 13, 2019 | Reply
  • Paula says:

    You are quite lovely!!! -@paubmiami

    February 13, 2019 | Reply
  • Brittany says:

    Lovely photos!

    February 13, 2019 | Reply
  • Marsha says:

    These pictures are so dreamy! Love Paris

    February 13, 2019 | Reply
  • Lauren Pauley says:

    These pictures are beautiful with the snow and your red dress! You look gorgeous as always :)

    February 13, 2019 | Reply
  • Maureen says:

    What a beautiful story and these photos are gorgeous! You look spectacular in red! Definitely a dream come true.

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

    February 13, 2019 | Reply
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