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Being engaged is the best ! Having memorable Paris engagement photos is even better !
It feels so nice to day dream about the big day, stalk engagement blogs and save beautiful photos of Paris on your inspiration board.
An engagement photo session is a great opportunity to capture how attractive couple you are and also to document a special time of your life.
I think you agree that Paris is a combination of picture-postcard streets and beautiful architecture, where couples enjoy romantic walks along the Seine River and dine in cute cafés.
The City of Lights offers probably some of the most beautiful backdrops for scenic engagement photos and unique memories. It is the most romantic place by definition, just because here you can hear French, the language of love, talked around you.
“Paris is always a good idea.”
Paris engagement photos that you will never forget are about capturing your love in the most attractive and inspiring Parisian landmarks. They will look beautiful regardless of the time of the day or the weather. Plus, whether you dream of an Eiffel Tower engagement or any other Parisian landmark, the pictures will be memorable.
Couples that have the best engagement photos do a few things well:
Here’s the deal:
We are here to help you at every step, to have a blissful engagement photo shoot in Paris. Watch the video below to see what makes your engagement photos UNIQUE and MEMORABLE.
Paris is charming every day of the year. However, the city looks and mainly feels different depending on the season. That is why, a smart couple, preparing for a brilliant Paris engagement shoot knows the following:
Cherry blossoms time
Temperatures start to increase and long sleeves are generally not necessary. Best time of the year for stunning cherry blossoms spring engagement photos, is the end of April.
Temperatures go up and days are longer. Sunrise is at 5:45 AM, sunset at 10:30 PM. The city is busy, except for August, when the Parisians leave on vacation. Best time for summer engagement photos.
Long sleeves tend to be mandatory as the temperatures drop. The best time for the colorful leafs and brilliant fall engagement photos is probably end of October until mid November.
It is the cold season, when a coat is recommended. We favor indoors locations for winter engagement photos. The busiest time is around the winter Holidays.
Before exploring how to prepare for your dream photo shoot, let’s see a list of must have engagement pictures.
We absolutely love creative engagement photo ideas. What all these images have in common is that they all show the diamond ring.
In conclusion, we will introduce a gallery containing cute engagement photo ideas.
There are a few things to have in mind when planning your engagement photos outfits.
ADAPT YOUR ATTIRE TO THE TEMPERATURES AND THE SEASON.
We have put together 4 inspiration boards for engagement outfits, for each season of the year. Explore them and use them to be aware of what outfits works best for your Paris travel season.
Find your style. Whether you like a delicate lace dress, a tulle skirt, jeans and boots or a floaty/flowy dress, your outfit should reflect your personality.
It is not necessary to be in matching outfits. However, pick colors that are balanced.
We are big fans of floaty, flowy dresses. They just add a romantic feel to the pictures.
Wear minimal jewelry to avoid distraction from your diamond ring.
When choosing outfits for men, a general advice is to wear solid colors.
If you’d like to get more inspiration for what to wear for engagement photos, check out our HOW TO DRESS GUIDE.
The perfect way to convey connection in pictures is to look each other in the eyes and then smile. Then remember to breath and enjoy the moment. This is where everything starts.
Before we get into what makes a perfect kiss, let’s have a look at …
DIFFERENT TYPES OF KISSES
THE BREATHTAKING KISS
First rule for a perfect kiss is to focus on the moment right before the kiss. You want to build the moment and talk with your eyes.
Then create tension, take your time, visualize each other, and kiss because you enjoy it, not for the camera.
You’ll notice that everybody around you has disappeared and all you’re left with is the two of you.
Today everybody uses props. So try to avoid props that do not fit your personalities.
You are probably wondering …
Because you will get comfortable in front of the camera faster, when you have something to hold on to.
Here are some Paris engagement photo shoot props ideas: something personal, such as a book, a camera or even tattoos, or something that you’ll simply love to see in your engagement pictures, such as balloons, an umbrella, champagne or cotton candy.
… are by far something typically Parisian, like croissants or macarons. Word on the street is that the best macarons are from Pierre Hermé and Carette.
When it comes to Paris engagement photographers, you are in luck because we have many talented photographers in Paris, France. How to find the one that fits perfectly your expectations ?
Obviously, the style of the photos will determine your engagement photos prices.
Let’s dive into the different …
Capture Blissful Moments
A photo-journalist will capture moments as they happen during an event, such as a wedding. Nevertheless, on the day of your Paris engagement shoot, you might want directions. Especially, if it’s the first time that you are taking professional photos.
Fine art photos tend to be posed and less candid. However, the feel of the image is of extreme beauty. Fine art photographers are very good at capturing beautiful portraits and extremely good at making you look and feel attractive.
Classic & Elegant
This style of photography focuses on a timeless, classic look. The photos are simple and natural. A great engagement photographer pays attention to geometry, shapes and symmetry. He is good at posing the couple but also good at directing.
Elevate Engagement Photos
We absolutely love creative engagement pictures. A creative artist is able to see a photo where nobody else can see it. He skillfully uses the environment and his subjects and then creatively captures your connection. Creative engagement photo ideas can be: silhouettes, reflections and multiple exposures, etc
Lifestyle photography focuses on showing you in cute, real-life moments adding an artistic approach to it. As a result, for lifestyle engagement pictures, the ability of the photographer to make you feel comfortable in front of his camera is probably the most important talent.
Paris is Magical at Night
Night photos require a special skill and preparation. The photos are posed, because there is no light around. Capturing your relationship in a magical Paris at night is something special. If you like night pictures, look for a photographer who can take both day and nigh images in Paris.
As we mentioned earlier, the personality of your photographer is a key factor in getting candid, natural looking photos. Hence, checking his description and his personal social profiles can be a good idea. We consider personality very important and as a result, we show behind the scenes moments on our social media all the time. Make sure that you follow us on The Paris Photographer Instagram.
AN IMAGE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS
If you want a talented engagement photographer, you NEED to check his portfolio.
But here’s the kicker: a portfolio will show the best engagement photos from a few photo sessions. It would be smart to check an entire Paris engagement photos gallery of a real couple (and not models).
At that moment, try to imagine yourself in these photos. If the answer is YES, you have found the right artist.
Now, this is not everything. Because there is one more important detail before you hire your engagement photographer.
There are so many places online to check what other people are saying about their experience with a photography studio.
A first quick search with the studio or the photographers name should instantly take you to the Google reviews. Target for a studio with at least 100 reviews, unless you are looking for a photographer with less experience.
Then, tap into the power of social media and do a quick search on Facebook. Do not look only at the Facebook Reviews of the studio, but also at the activity on their Facebook page.
And here is one more tip. If you don’t find reviews on Google or Facebook, do a quick search on TripAdvisor or Yelp. Somebody should be talking about their experience of working with that photographer.
What is not that great about YELP reviews however, is that they tend to hide some of the reviews. So make sure to check even the reviews that are not currently recommended.
After looking at real clients testimonials, you should have a pretty good idea if you and your engagement photographer in Paris are a great fit.
If you liked what you have seen so far on this page, we would love to help you get dazzling engagement photos in Paris.
When it comes to the best places to take engagement photos, Paris should be in the top of the list.
Whether you would prefer an Eiffel Tower engagement or an Eiffel Tower proposal. Or perhaps you like iconic places, truly Parisian landmarks, intimate places that only locals know. We have put together a guide to make it easy for you to choose the engagement photo locations that best fit your style.
Ok. Your Paris tickets are secured and you’d like to reach out to your photographer to reserve your photo session day.
But you are probably wondering …
We recommend scheduling your engagement photo shoot in the middle of your Paris vacation. The benefits are many:
Your goal is to look fresh and gorgeous on camera. Sleep can be your best friend when it comes to looking fresh and beautiful. Choose a cozy hotel to sleep well.
Paris is probably the ideal city for high end shopping. We recommend to start your shopping journey at Galleries Lafayette, Printemps and Bon Marché.
When you stroll the city you might stumble upon a unique and beautiful place. Ask the photographer to include it in your engagement photo shoot itinerary.
It happens rarely, but if you can’t take photos because of the rain, having a few extra days could allow you to reschedule the engagement photo session.
It is a fact that public transportation in Paris is very well organized and when you are exploring the city, walking and taking the subway might be ideal. For your Paris engagement photo shoot however, you want to be comfortable, walk less and focus on taking photos.
You will have a photographer by your side who cares about your photos and your experience, so you’d better take the best out of it and optimize net photography coverage (ratio between the time spent taking photos and the time moving from one place to another.
Our favorite ways to commute from one place from another are Parisian taxis and UBER. There are taxi stands all over the city and you can also hail them if their light is green (meaning that the car is available).
You can ask your hotel concierge to call one for you when you leave to meet your photographer in the first location. UBER on the other hand is more comfortable, it charges directly your credit card. You need to have however an account and a working Internet connection.
Here is a last question that many of our newly engaged couples ask.
First of all, you’ll cherish your Paris engagement pictures for a lifetime. Then, share them with your friends and family. It will make many people jealous, but that’s the price to pay when your photos look gorgeous.
“The best thing about memories … is making them.”
4 BONUS IDEAS FOR HOW TO USE YOUR ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS
Ready to move forward and book your engagement photo shoot with The Paris Photographer ?
Can’t wait o hear from you and be part of your Paris engagement adventure !