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Morgane Lay, fashion photographer

To coordinate with our engagement ring launch, we spoke with photographer and ultimate french-come-londoner cool girl Morgane Lay, who takes us inside her jewelry box to show us her most sentimental pieces.

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Morgane LAY


Hey Morgane, thanks for taking us inside your jewelry box. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Hey I’m Morgane Lay. I am a fashion photographer based in London and I was born and raised by the sea in Biarritz, France. 

You work with your fiance, so what’s it like working with your partner?

It’s fun! But can definitely be challenging, as spending so much time together has its ups and downs. It’s very unusual to have a quiet day at home without feeling the need to do bits and pieces of work. Therefore we have to make a conscious effort not to drive each other mad talking about, or doing work when at home. And we definitely need to make clear plans of how to spend our non-work time together. But working with your partner also means having someone to rely on, to support you without any competitiveness since we both trust that we want the best for each other. 

What’s the first piece of memorable jewelry you received?

One of my best friends gave me a gold chain ring for my 21st birthday which I had had my eyes on for years. I sadly lost it in the sea 4 years later and tried to keep it quiet but she eventually realised, and surprised me again with the same ring for my 30th birthday!

Do you keep your jewelry on all the time, or take it off at night ?

I keep my engagement ring on all the time, but I take everything else off at night.

Yellow, Rose or White gold?

Yellow gold – ha it’s quite obvious!

Thanks for speaking with Kimai!

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