This is a cute couple photoshoot in winter time in Paris. Winter days are shorter and colder in Paris.
The light however is flattering, because the sun is usually hidden or very low, compared to summer days. This makes winter Paris photo shoots so unique.
For perfect romantic couple photos, what matters the most, regardless the season, is how well a couple connects and how comfortable they are in front of the photographers lens.
Vika and Dre are from Virginia, US and they visited Paris at the end of November 2017. For this reason, the city was already preparing for the winter holidays.
We began the cute couple photo shoot at the Eiffel Tower. Because that is the location that gets crowded very fast and we wanted to have the feel of Paris only for ourselves.
Vika was wearing a gorgeous long flowy gown. This type of photoshoot outfit is our favorite, because it looks beautiful and dramatic in the pictures.
Now, I wouldn’t have chosen a sleeveless dress in winter, but she was courageous. In the colder months, we recommend to adapt the outfits to be comfortable and enjoy the photo experience. Check out our guide for how to dress for your couples photos in Paris.
Romantic couple photos do not require kissing all the time. Although kissing in Paris is a highly recommended activity. We can show romance even through simple kind gestures like holding hands and strolling around the city.
“Happiness is like a kiss … you must share it to enjoy it.“
After spending around 1 hour at the Eiffel Tower, we stopped by one of our favorites parisian cafés in Place de Trocadéro. Café Carette has, in my opinion, the most delicious macarons and the best hot chocolate in Paris.
The hot chocolate tasting between two main locations, is a brilliant idea. First, because it allows us to get warm and take beautiful piece of life photos. Then, it contains sugar and it energizes us for the rest of the couples photo shoot.
Place Vendôme is one of our favorite locations for romantic and elegant couples pictures. The high end store fronts and the Christmas decorations make a perfect backdrop for elegant and creative pictures.
The new Louis Vuitton store front is above all fabulous. It looks like a golden sun streaming metal rays.
“I love traveling. It’s like my perfect escape”.
~ Michael Steger”
Romantic tip for couples photos: look each other in the eyes all the time.
Gentlemen: every time you look at your lady, make her feel like she is the most wanted woman on the face of the earth.
From Place Vendôme, we went back to the Eiffel Tower. On the road, Vika and Dre had a quick attire change for some cute pictures.
Vika had a dream. To have cotton candy photos on one of the merry-go-rounds near the Eiffel Tower. So she adapted her outfit to match the candy floss theme.
The city in winter can be very grey, especially around the Tower. There, the trees are leafless and if the sky is covered the background is colorless.
Her dress and the cotton candy gave a punch of color to their romantic photos.
While we were waiting for the cotton candy, I quickly took a few portraits of Vika. Her smile was charming and her dress wonderful.
“A smile is the best make-up a girl could wear.”
~ Marilyn Monroe
Probably one of my favorite tips for a fun and romantic couples photo is to hide the kiss. As a result, the photo leaves a bit of mystery in the air. As you can’t really tell if the couple is kissing or not. And the best way to hide the kiss is using a prop (flowers, hearts or candy floss).
We finished this cute couple photo shoot with a few other pictures, as Vika and Dre had a big announcement to make. For the moment, we can’t share those photos but I can’t wait for the news to become official.
This was Vika and Dre’s love story in Paris. I hope you liked their winter photos and story.
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