PARIS PHOTOSHOOT GUIDE
Hello and welcome to my Paris photoshoot guide. I am an english speaking Paris wedding and portrait photographer. My style is classic and elegant with a bit of fun and creativity mixed in. I strive to create unique magazine worthy images that look editorial. Although, I promise no modeling experience is required! In fact, for most people, this will be their first time behind the lens. It is my job to guide you, make you feel comfortable and most importantly a great time. So if you are searching for an fine art style luxury portrait photographer in the city of lights, please read on.
PARIS PHOTOSHOOT LOCATIONS
Paris embodies classic romance with it’s elegant rues, grand monuments, beautiful hotels and cafes. I would love to be your Paris guide. Depending on the season and time of shoot, there will be different locations I can suggest in order to create the best photos in the best light. Paris has so many iconic and timeless locations to offer so I suggest picking your must haves and then we can plan around that. Along the way, we might discover something new, a beautiful door or cute cafe to photograph in. I love Paris for this reason! As a general rule, the larger attractions like the Eiffel Tower will take a little more time depending on time of day and season but not to worry I work around the tourists and have experience in these locations at peak season. Some of my favorite locations are Musee Rodin, Pont Alexander III, Ile Saint Louis, Louvre, Montmartre and Palais Royal.
HOW TO DRESS
I am happy to suggest and or aide in direction for what to wear. In general, if you are booking a 2 hour shoot or longer, it’s nice to have one formal look and one casual look for cafe, streets etc. Also, big patterns in dresses can be distracting at times so I always suggest my client considers that. Clothing with some movement can be very fun as well. I would suggest trying on the outfits and go with what really makes you feel good and bring a few fun accessories like a hat, bouquet of flowers, champagne or something fun. Lastly, I always suggest to bring a pair of flats as we could be walking on uneven surfaces such as cobblestone and it’s always good to be comfortable between locations.
THE LIGHT IN PARIS
The best light for photography in general is early in the morning and late in the afternoon. This is what we call the golden hour. That being said, the weather in Paris is unpredictable and most of the time the sky is covered, which makes any time of the day great for photos. There is another thing to consider though: the crowds. Paris is one of the busiest cities in the world, visited by millions of people every year. This is why, when talking about Paris photography, the best starting time becomes slightly more complicated. So depending on your chosen locations, weather and your availability, we will choose the ideal start time for your shoot.
BOOKING YOUR COUPLES AND FAMILY PHOTOSHOOT
Please send me an inquiry or a text message and I will get back to you rather quickly with my availability and answer any questions you may have regarding the photoshoot. I require a deposit of 30% to book your photoshoot and reserve the date. The remaining balance is due one week prior to your shoot date.