Our recent trip to Paris was amazing. Em and I spent days chatting, drinking coffee, visiting museums, and eating all the pastries TOGETHER! On one of our last days in Paris we spent time getting to know the amazing Aimée of La Bien Aimée, taking her picture, and enjoying knit night at L’Oisive Thé.
When Emily and I decided to meet in Paris we knew we wanted to release a few lace designs we had been working on. We immediately thought of Aimée’s delicious yarns, and asked if she’d be willing to model for us too!
We had met Aimée briefly at Vogue Knitting and Edinburgh Yarn Festival, but during the madness of a knit show, it can be difficult to have a proper chat. As we wandered the streets near her cafe, choosing locations and taking photos, she shared some of her story. She spoke of dreaming as a young person about moving to France, how circumstances aligned and she moved to Paris, how her business began and has grown, and about her many travels.
One of the things I’ve always loved about photographing our patterns is the chance to make and deepen friendships. There is plenty of time for conversation between shots and locations (or while I fiddle with my settings). It can be an opportunity for a shared adventure!
Photos done, we enjoyed knit night! Aimée is a wonderful host and a fascinating person, we sat and chatted, ate dinner, and of course, knit. It was a leisurely evening of discussing the latest pattern and yarn combinations and trying on our new designs.
We also had to stop by the La Bien Aimée shop… we might have had to go a couple of times to get it just right! We came away with yarn for a few projects, we are both smitten with layering mohair over a single, it makes a totally new combination!
Meeting the wonderful people in this industry is always a treat. It was a great opportunity to spend some time getting to know Aimée!