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PARIS PHOTOSHOOT: THE MIJI MOJO

A few days ago, I blogged about, how to travel abroad often. One of the tips I mentioned was making friends whilst travelling and even before you reach your destination. I did both when I went to Paris last year. The reason for my trip was to meet up with a videographer I had made friends with at a Moroccan wedding I photographed in Paris the previous year. We stayed in touch after the wedding and she invited me back over to Paris.  I was keen to make the most of my trip and so when I noticed that Marie Kouassi, the fashion and lifestyle blogger behind The Miji Mojo (@the_miji_mojo) was based in paris, I figured it would be perfect opportunity to arrange for us to meet up. I did not know Marie, other than through Instagram, we liked each others posts (she has really cool ‘fashiony’ posts), but that was about it.  A few direct messages later we organised that we would meet up and head to a little coffee shop in Paris.

Miji Kouassi | Portrait

Marie was just as lovely in person as she looked in her Instagram pictures, it was as if we had already met, I guess we have Instagram to thank for that. After coffee, we took a wander around the streets of Paris, stopping to take pictures when inspiration struck.

Miji Kouassi | Portrait

You would never guess, that there had just been a downpour, luckily the rain didn’t last too long.

Miji Kouassi | Portrait

Miji Kouassi | Portrait

Miji Kouassi | Portrait

How cute is Marie’s bag!

Miji Kouassi | Portrait

Miji Kouassi | Portrait

Miji Kouassi | Portrait

It was cold, so we headed inside to a beautiful space with lots of natural light..

Miji Kouassi | Portrait

Marie turned the tables on me and used my Fuji to take a few pictures of me while I was photographing her.. To check out a post on the cameras I use, click here.

Miji Kouassi | Portrait

The space was great, it had deck chairs and free wifi.. as well as lots of gorgeous natural light.

Miji Kouassi | Portrait

Miji Kouassi | Portrait

Miji Kouassi | Portrait

Marie, you are a beautiful! So happy we met 🙂

Miji Kouassi | Portrait

Miji Kouassi | Portrait

Model: Marie Kouassi

Location: Paris, France

Photography: Tanya Weekes