Paris Prewedding Photographer
GETTING THE PERFECT PHOTOS IN PARIS
Congratulations – you’re getting married! And what better way to announce it to the world than to have a prewedding photo session in Paris. These photos should be true to your story and who you are, while capturing the gorgeous city around you!
That’s why, as a Paris prewedding photographer, my photo sessions are focused on the couple – their love, their emotion. Paris is a stunning background that compliments, but never overpowers the love story. That’s why my Paris prewedding sessions aren’t big productions – just me and my cameras. While I don’t pose my couples, I give them small prompts in order to make them comfortable and have fun. My favourite photos have movement, laughter, dancing and a lot of love!
What should you look for in a
Paris prewedding photographer
While most Paris prewedding sessions require a professional photographer that understands light, composition and their camera, prewedding sessions in Paris require some extra logistical knowledge to get you between the best spots in the city while avoiding crowds and making sure that you get stunning images.
If you’ve been looking around at some other Paris photographers already, you’ll notice many different styles, from fine art to dark & moody to high fashion. As a Paris prewedding photographer, it was important for me to find a style that I love: joy, refinement, movement … all of these ideas are important to me and are reflected in my style.
Another key aspect of style that plays a big role in a photographer’s portfolio is the experience behind the session. What does that even mean? Well, it’s about the preparation beforehand (so that I can get to know you, your story, and all the details that are special to you), and our interaction that allow me to capture the real you with all of your excitement and happiness.
You Paris Prewedding
I want to make your prewedding photography session as easy and enjoyable as possible, so here are a few tips to get the most out of your session.
As I mentioned earlier, hiring a prewedding photographer is the most important part of your decision. If you’re on my website, you’re considering me (yay!) but let’s make sure that we’re a good fit. Look over my portfolio and if you can picture yourself in these photos, then go for it! Don’t forget the most important point – availability! As a Paris prewedding photographer, I’m often booked many months in advance, so try to plan ahead (but if this was a last-minute idea, don’t worry, it never hurts to ask about availability).
Communication is key. Ask lots of questions, share your ideas and tell me aaaall about your details: the dress, the jewelry, and anything else you’re planning.
You have so much choice for locations for your prewedding photos in Paris – the hardest part will be deciding where to go. The architecture, the cafés, the historical streets – this is one photogenic city! We will work together to find the best places and route so that you get the most amount of photo time (rather than transportation time). We can include the must-haves, like the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, and Palais Royal, but if you’re looking for something different, we can also get stunning shots at the Alexandre III bridge, Montmartre, Luxembourg gardens…the list goes on.
The time of day is another important factor you’ll need to consider. I highly recommend early morning sessions soon after sunrise for 2 reasons. First, the light is soft and beautiful compared to harsh midday sun. Secondly, the city is fairly empty of tourists in the early morning, giving you more privacy and better images (no one likes a neon yellow jogger photo bombing their prewedding photos).
To get the most out of your prewedding session, you’ll need to consider the locations that you want, transportation and wardrobe changes. Some places, like the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, are far apart and may require even more time with traffic. That’s why a typical session lasts between 1.5 and 3 hours. You may want to squeeze in just a few locations in your session, but how often do you get to go to Paris to take your prewedding photos? Most couples tell me that it’s much more fun and relaxing to book a longer shoot where they have time to get the most out of each location and change their outfits without stress.
You’re in Paris – the home of Chanel, Dior, and countless other fashion icons – so it’s only natural to look your best for your prewedding photos. You’ll have these photos forever, and they will be seen by all of your wedding guests, so it’s important that your wardrobe choice reflects who you are. If you decide to rent a dress, I have several fashional prewedding dress stores to recommend. No matter what you wear, let your personality shine through so that you feel beautiful and confident in your engagement photos.
Hair & Makeup
Even if you don’t regularly get your hair & makeup done, your prewedding session is the time to pamper yourself! I can recommend several English-speaking hair & makeup artists that are experts at creating a variety of looks – from natural to dramatic – that are always photogenic.
If you’re ready to book me as your Paris engagement photographer, or you have some questions, just send me a message on my contact form or directly by email. We’ll figure out a time, place and date as well as any other details that are relevant to the photo shoot. Feel free to throw all your ideas at me!