Phan and Carmen met in New York when they both moved away from home to attend Dental School at NYU. Phan is from Los Angeles, U.S.A. and Carmen is from Vancouver, Canada. They were classmates and friends for 1.5 years before they started dating so they knew each other quite well. They both believed that the best way to start a relationship is from being good friends. Originally Carmen had doubts about moving all the way to New York because it is too far from her home, but if she never did, she would have never met Phan.
Carmen and Phan decided to do a pre-wedding photoshoot in Paris because the atmosphere of Paris seems very romantic. Paris is known as the city of love and they thought having a photoshoot in front of the Eiffel Tower would be very special and iconic as it is a once-in-a-life-time opportunity.
We met at Trocadero early morning to admire the best Eiffel Tower view in the city. After that, future husband and wife celebrated their engagement with a Parisian breakfast at Carette Cafe, before walking the streets of Paris together, enjoying first blooming trees welcoming spring.
From Carmen: "The photoshoot was a bit challenging for us both as there were many tourists in the area and we were not very good at posing. However, Daria was great at directing us and skilful at avoiding people in our photos.
We loved Paris and enjoyed every minute of our time there. We will for sure return to Paris in the near future!"
Bride's dress: Custom made / Bride's shoes: Christian Louboutin / Groom's suit: Black Lapel / Groom's shoes: John W Nordstrom