Christina and Aaron’s engagement sessions is one of my favourite ones to date! The happy couple, the morning sunshine, the fabulous ring (!)….it all made for some extra magical photos.
Summer couple’s photos shoots in Paris
Summer is definitely one of the best seasons to take your couple’s photos or engagement session in the City of Lights. The warm mornings and gorgeous light are the perfect combination for stunning photos. The only downside is the very early wake up times. The sun comes up as early as 5:30am in the middle of summer, so if you want time to get your hair and makeup done and get some breakfast before your engagement photo shoot, you won’t be able to hit snooze on your alarm!
Don’t worry, I’m not suggesting that you get up at 3am for your photo session (trust me, I’m not a morning person either). I usually recommend starting the session at around 7am to avoid crowds and get that soft morning light.
That’s exactly what we did for Christina & Aaron’s engagement photo shoot. Their session started at 7 am at Place de Trocadero, overlooking the Eiffel Tower. We made our way down the stairs toward the iconic landmark and then took an Uber to the Tuileries Gardens.
What to wear for your summer couple’s photo shoot in Paris
The choices here are endless! Summers are usually warm and sunny (although we do have the occasional rainy day here and there), which means that you can wear whatever you want! If you’ve decided to wear a killer pair of heels, remember to bring a comfy pair of flats. No matter how often you wear high heels, the cobblestones can do a number on your feet, so come prepared.
And gentlemen, this is the time to dress up! You’re in the fashion capital of the world, so leave the cargo pants in your suitcase and put on a nice outfit to match the stunning backdrop of the city.
I loved Christina’s chic sleeveless dress and chunky heels. Aaron looked very dapper in this jeans and blazer. Their outfits totally go together without being matchy-matchy.
Where to take photos in the summer in Paris?
Just like your outfits, the choices of locations are also endless. My go-to locations are the areas around the Eiffel Tower, like Trocadero, Bir Hakeim Bridge and Champs de Mars. I also can’t ever get enough of the Louvre and the Tuileries Gardens. There are so many gorgeous spots in these two locations alone.
My other favourites include the Palais Royal and the adjoining gardens, the winding streets of Montmartre with the grandiose Sacred Heart Cathedral (Sacré Coeur) and cute Parisian cafés. The Pont Alexandre III and the Petit Palais nearby are also beautiful locations for couple’s photos. If you’ve already done all the classic spots, I like to go to places like Parc Monceau or Buttes Chaumont. And if you’re reeeeally tired of Paris (are you though?) then I suggest doing your engagement session or couple’s photos in Versailles and Parc de Saint Cloud, both of which are a quick train ride outside of the city.