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Living, Loving, Learning: An American Photographer on Starting a New Life in Paris

by Marjorie Preval
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Marjorie Preval

Marjorie Preval is an international fine art wedding and fashion photographer, originally from Queens, New York. She followed her heart and relocated to Paris with her nine year-old daughter nearly two years ago. View Marjorie Preval's Website

8 comments on “Living, Loving, Learning: An American Photographer on Starting a New Life in Paris

Good for you! I see that you arrived in winter. We’re contemplating something similar with our four-year old. Were you able to enroll your daughter in maternelle mid-year? If so, how did that go? Apologies if the answer is in another post I haven’t read yet.

Good for you! I moved to Provence, France 2 years ago and i don’t regret it but i wish i had moved to a city first. I feel like it eiuld be easier to integrate and practice French rather than being in the countryside.

I have done fairly long trips to Europe over the years and this past May, my husband and I rented an apartment in Paris for the entire month. A big part of me regrets not having moved to Paris in my twenties. I’m sure I would be there still, had I done it. Good for you, following your wonderful dream. Paris is truly the most wonderful place in the world!

Marjorie this resonates so much with me and so many women. Even after living here for 9 years with a child life simply keeps getting sweeter with all the trials too.

You’re such a beautiful fearless soul.

Thank you for sharing and showing that we can step out on faith away from fear. `per usual your photos are so dreamy and makes me love Paris more and more though your eyes.

Thank you! 🙂 <3

Bonjour! Your story is an inspiration. 🙂 Two years ago, I quit my job and went to live in Paris for 3 months. It was the best thing I’ve ever done. Exhilarating, scary, fulfilled my soul. I wished I could have made it longer than three months, but just so happy I seized the opportunity. Reading your story compels me to do it again, except forever. ?

Hello Candice,

Thanks so much for the kind words! I’m sure you know, making such a big move is very difficult but it was all worth it!

I thoroughly enjoyed reading your post. I visited Europe for the first time this summer and loved London and Caen the most. It’s been a dream of mine to live in Europe and your story is most encouraging.

My husband and I visited Buenos Aires Argentina on a holiday. When we came home he asked me if I would like to live there … we moved to live in Argentina, a few months later. We lived there for 7 years.
I am back in the US and miss Buenos Aires every day.
So I kind of know how you feel , felt 🙂
I am so happy for you and your daughter . Not so many people are so brave and strong .. wishing you happiness always.

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