If you’re wondering what a Paris winter engagement session in the rain looks like, look no further! This short and sweet session made up for the dreary weather with laughter and love. These two high school sweethearts crossed the ocean to live together in Paris and they wanted to take their engagement photos in the city that they now call home.
THIS is how you do engagement photos right. Not only were they dressed to the nines (who doesn’t love a lot of sparkle?) but most importantly, they were having fun together and focusing on their beautiful connection.
I wanted to share their gorgeous photo session as well as a few tips in case you’re interested in having your engagement session in Paris.
How to dress for a Winter Engagement photo shoot in Paris
It’s your session and there are no “fashion rules” for photo sessions in Paris, but there are a few things to keep in mind. First of all, this city gets cold and rainy in the fall and winter months. The weather is unpredictable and can change from one day to the next (don’t trust the forecast!), so it’s important to have several wardrobe choices when you come here. Men probably have it the easiest – a wool suit will keep you warm throughout the session. As for ladies, you can either go all out like Windy, in her stunning sparkly dress, or go for something a bit more casual with layers, like Molly did during her December engagement session in Paris.
Whatever you wear, the most important thing is to feel confident and beautiful, so go with what matches your style! Just bring a coat so that you can warm up while we walk between locations.
Getting glammed up for your engagement photos
Paris is home to the world’s best hair and makeup artists and I’m happy to recommend a few. Windy’s had the incredible duo of Kassaundra Stephens and her assistant Christine Hubert to accentuate her beauty.
Where to take your engagement photos in Paris
There are so many beautiful locations in this city to take your engagement photos! For Brayan and Windy’s session, we chose the Place de la Concorde fountains and Place Vendome in front of the Ritz.
Winter in Paris means bare trees and gray skies, which is why I recommend taking photos in locations that feature more architecture than greenery. Keep the Luxembourg Gardens, Tuileries Gardens, Champs de Mars and other parks for summer photo shoots and stick with the Louvre, Palaies Royal, Montmartre, Place Vendome, Place des Vosges and Place de la Concorde for your winter enagement session.
If you haven’t seen it already, take a look at my mini guide on my top 5 locations for your engagement session.
What happens if it rains during your engagement photo shoot
First of all, you should know that rain (and very cloudy weather) is not a big problem for photoshoots. I would say that almost a third of my engagement sessions take place on cloudy/rainy days. Sounds like a lot? Well, that’s Paris for you, but don’t worry, we have several options for your engagement photos. If your schedule and the weather permits, we can change the date and time of the session. Sometimes we get unlucky and we have an entire week of rain. In that case, we can go ahead with the session with just a cute umbrella (and don’t worry about me, I’ve got my rain gear too).
What will the photos look like? They’ll have softer tones, like the ones in Brayan and Windy’s shoot. Can you even tell that it’s raining?
Book your engagement session in Paris
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