the paris photographer

lifestyle & BRANDING

Lifestyle & Personal Branding photography in Paris. Solo portraits for social media and personal branding.



Whether you’re running an online business, you are a social media influencer, or a creator – you have a personal brand.

It’s your unique personality and identity which sets you apart from everyone else. It’s what you communicate to your audience about who you are.

And every detail counts.

From your social media posts to your headshot – you need photos that capture your je ne sais quoi.


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Individual portraits available in several Parisian locations

1. Tell Your Story

Use the beautiful streets of Paris to tell your unique story. You can use images of you outside the Louvre, shopping down the Champs Elysees or walking around the city to promote your message.

The images can be used to reflect parts of your story that are glamorous, inspiring, or motivating.


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2. Create a Connection

Personal branding photos are essential to anyone who wants to grow an audience. You can use the images from your photoshoot to share your passions, dreams and vulnerabilities to attract like-minded clients who love your content.

Chanel gift opening during personal branding photo shoot in Paris

3. Set Yourself Apart

What makes you different? Use your time in Paris to show off what you can offer!

4. Uplevel Your Brand

When you invest in yourself and share images that are consistent with your branding, you create brand recognition. With so many people starting businesses or becoming online creators, getting people to remember who you are is vital.

Individual portraits in Paris
Social Media Influencer photos in Paris

Use the photos from your personal branding photoshoot for your website, social media, email marketing, advertising, guest blogs to create consistency that will help your services stay top of mind.

5. You’ll Look Professional

When potential clients see quality images across your online platforms, you look like a professional business owner. Take the time to get a professional headshot taken in Paris, and you’ll start to position yourself as an expert in your field.

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Don’t think you need professional photos in your career? Here are some of the ways you can use the images from your shoot in Paris:

  1. Your email account
  2. Your email signature
  3. Your LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram photos
  4. YouTube thumbnails
  5. Your personal website or your portfolio
  6. Your guest posts or bylines
  7. Your company bio 
  8. Your lead magnets
  9. Your entire professional life
Personal branding photo in Paris - Place Vendome


1. Decide what photos you need

Do you want candid lifestyle photos of yourself walking down the streets of Paris? Or do you want more dramatic styled photos in glamorous locations?

It’s important to figure out what you need to avoid wasting time on the day. Plus, it will make deciding on a shoot location that much easier.

POWER TIP: Put together an inspiration board even before you book your trip to Paris and share it with your lifestyle & branding photographer when you start preparing the photo session.

Chanel purse and tutu dress solo portraits in Paris
Details photos during lifestyle photo shoot in Paris

2. Research Locations

Once you’ve bought your flights to Paris, you need to decide where exactly you want to shoot. With so many options in Paris, you need to take time choosing a location to make sure it’s on-brand.

3. Bring Props

Sometimes, it’s nerve-racking taking photos in public. Bring a prop like a bunch of balloons, a luxury handbag or a hat. It will give you something to interact with and give your photos a more natural, candid vibe.

Girl with black and white balloons posing at Eiffel Tower
Use props for solo portraits in Paris


Are you travelling to Paris alone? You don’t need to lug around a tripod and try to take photos of yourself. We’ll help you with gorgeous Paris portraits.

Hire a professional Paris photographer and get gorgeous, candid photos in front of all your favorite monuments, landmarks and attractions.

Eiffel Tower portraits - channel purse, louboutin stylettos and tutu dress

Plus, you won’t have to worry about the photographer accidentally cutting off your head, taking a blurry photo or only giving you ONE picture to choose from.

A photographer can also give you styling tips, help you decide where to shoot and make sure you’re striking a flattering pose.

It’s the easiest way to get solo travel photos in Paris you’ll cherish forever!

Solo portrait photography in Paris
Individual portrait photos in Paris


1. Montmartre

Montmartre is one of the best photo locations in Paris for creative entrepreneurs. The neighborhood is home to an abundance of artists and is the epitome of French character.

For your personal branding shoot, you can wander down Abreuvoir Street (famous for it’s draping vines), stop by La Maison Rose and its fabulous pink walls for a cup of coffee and snap some lifestyle photos in front of the iconic Moulin de la Galette.

Best place for personal photography in Paris - Montmartre
Beautiful girl sitting on a Vespa in the streets of Montpartre Paris

Basilique du Sacre-Coeur

For beautiful lifestyle photos that overlook Paris, come to Basilique du Sacre-Coeur. You can access the dome for sunset – if you can handle the 300 stair climb. Before you get to the top, you’ll follow a path around the dome. During golden hour, the light pours in, and it creates a magical, fairy-tale setting for portraits.

2. Eiffel Tower

If you’re travelling to Paris, you need at least one photo in front of the Eiffel Tower.

Trocadero boasts the best view of the Iron Lady, but if you want something different, you can take the elevator to the top of the Printemps Department Store. It will give you a shot of Parisian rooftops and the tower in the background.

Eiffel Tower terrace photos solo portraits

Girl in pink dress posing in front of the Eiffel Tower at Trocadero

For something more romantic (especially if you’re visiting France in the spring), plan a shoot along the banks of the Seine and frame yourself between the Eiffel Tower and the cherry blossoms.

Romantic portraits with cherry blossoms at Eiffel Tower in Paris
Cherry blossoms photos by the Notre Dame in Paris

3. Louvre Museum

The Louvre has so many photo opportunities. You could easily spend an entire day here, taking professional headshot or lifestyle shots for your brand.

You can pose in front of the Carrousel Garden, Tuileries, Cour Carree, the iconic Louvre Pyramid and the perfectly landscaped gardens.

The elegance of the palace makes it the perfect location if your brand is all about luxury, romance and the finer things in life!

Influencer photos at Louvre Museum
Social media photos in Paris by the Louvre

4. Parisian Hotel & Parisian street

If you are staying in a hotel with a nice room, take advantage of that and use it as a photo location. The first benefit of taking photos in your hotel is that you are not dependent on the weather (rain or cold don’t matter). The other advantage is that you can change quickly in different outfits.

Lifestyle photos in the streets of Paris

Lifestyle photos in a Parisian hotel

5. Parisian Café

I would say that the favorite activity of Parisians is to sit in a café, sip on a coffee and smoke a cigarette. Parisian cafés have something charming about them. Put on your chic dress and take your photographer to a café for lifestyle piece-of-life photos.

Influencer Fabmuse Diana posing for portraits in a parisian café
Wedding photographer Jana Williams posing for personal branding photos in a parisian cafe

6. Palais Royal

The Palais Royal is just around the corner from the Louvre Museum. The reason why it’s a perfect spot for lifestyle photos is that you’ll be surrounded by elegant architecture and neutral backgrounds. This way, you will pop in the photo, while the background shows a timeless city of Paris

Young girl dressed in wedding dress posing for portraits in Paris by the Palais Royal
Fashionista posing for social media photos at Palais Royal

For more photo spots, please check our guide about the Best Photography Spots in Paris.


You can book a photo shoot with us directly on this website. All the professional photographers in the team speak English and take beautiful portraits.


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