Pre Wedding Photo Concept
Traveling to get beautiful Paris pre wedding photos is probably one of the most exciting things in your life as a couple. Before booking your travel, there are a few things to know about pre wedding photography in Paris.
Pre wedding photos are basically what we call engagement photos in the western world. The pre wedding photo sessions take place several months before the wedding day.
The pre wedding photo concept is to take photos in glamorous wedding outfits and then showcase these pictures during the wedding. The pictures can be displayed either by very large prints or on a big screen.
What makes Paris so perfect for pre wedding photography ?
When you hear Paris, the first thing that comes to mind is: romance, walking hand in hand in the streets, explore new places and shopping.
Paris is such a photogenic city. The elegant backdrops are countless and it’s everyone’s dream to have romantic photos in the City of Love.
Best time to take Paris Pre Wedding photos
One of the most frequent questions that we get is: should we schedule our photo shoot in the morning or in the evening.
Let me develop the subject:
SUNRISE & SUNSET
The best light for brilliant photos is at sunrise and sunset. We call it flattering light for portraits. Later in the day, if the weather is beautiful, the sun light is very strong and it creates harsh, unflattering shadows.
wake up early
Paris is literally the busiest most touristy city in the world. This means, to avoid the crowds, it's best to take photos early in the morning, preferably at sunrise.
summer & winter
The sunrise and sunset times change each day. You can check the sunrise and sunset times in Paris on Time & Date.
Paris by Night
When it comes to night pictures, there is no place as magical as Paris. No wonder it is called the city of lights.
We typically start night Paris pre wedding photo shoots 15 minutes before sunset. Then, we transition into the night photos, during the blue hour.
Oh, Paris looks fabulous even in the rain!
"he made us look beautiful"
Fran was exceptional in his service and he went above and beyond the call of duty to capture photos which represented us at our best. He made us look beautiful, as jet-lagged as we are, and he was patient, attentive and skillful in all the photographs that he took. He was great at taking photos where he directed us at posing for portrait shots, and he was amazing at taking candid ones as well. -
ORAWAN & KEN
Most popular locations for Paris pre wedding photos
If you are wondering ...
Which places look best in photos ? We got you covered. But first, let's take a look at what looks great in photos during the day.
Best view of Eiffel Tower
Elegant architecture, old details
Paris Opera, Versailles look
5 stars luxury palace in Paris
Golden doors & chateaux look
Gorgeous architecture even at night
History & architecture
ILE SAINT LOUIS
Old Paris and Seine River
Parisian trees trimmed with precision
Parisian park, flowers and chateau
PONT DES ARTS
Quintessential Parisian backdrop
There are many places that look gorgeous at night, here are our favorites.
Best locations for pre wedding photos in Paris by night
Elegant street lamps and Eiffel in view
Fabulous architecture and pyramid
MERRY GO ROUND
Playful background and Eiffel by night
BIR HAKEIM BRIDGE
Best view of Eiffel at night
Whether you like Paris by day, or you'd like to take photos at night, we will help you come up with the best itinerary.
Pre Wedding Photoshoot Props
For playful Paris pre wedding pictures the best props are balloons. You have many options when choosing balloons: the size, the colors and the number.
Big and fewer balloons have a particular feel, while smaller and many balloons are also beautiful.
What matters the most, again, is to match the balloons to the way you are dressed.
All to say, balloons are our favorite pre wedding photoshoot props here in Paris.
Flowers or Bouquet
Probably the simplest props that a bride can use on her pre wedding photo shoot day in Paris, is a bouquet of flowers.
The bouquet can be simple or sophisticated. However, what matters the most is that the flowers match the style of the dress and the looks of the bride.
"La vie ne vaut d'être vécue sans amour."
a shower of celebration
If you are taking pre wedding photo, it means that you are celebrating an important step in your relationship.
If you have a fun personality, then it's mandatory to pop a champagne in Paris for a fun picture.
"You don't always need a plan, sometimes you just need champagne."
Paris Pre Wedding Package
Pre wedding photo package Paris typically include transportation around the city, beauty services and a videographer.
VINTAGE CARS LOOKS AMAZING
Having a car at your disposal during the Paris pre wedding photo shoot has several benefits:
For our pre wedding photo shoot clients, we warmly recommend Muevete Paris. They offer both S-Class Mercedes limousines as well as mini vans.
When you are looking for a photographer in Paris, you'll probably find many Paris wedding photo shoot package that include a beauty artist. Beauty services commonly include bridal hair and bridal make-up services.
Professional make-up for your pre wedding photo in Paris is not necessary, but recommended. You want to look beautiful, just like a princess in your pre wedding pictures.
The same goes for bridal hair styling. Having a professional hairstylist to get you ready is a great idea.
Having a beauty artist along the pre wedding photo shoot is also a good idea. Especially if you are changing several outfits and you want each different look to be consistent.
pre wedding photo shoot dresses
Choosing your dress for the pre wedding photo session should be easy and fun. You obviously have several options:
BUY YOUR WEDDING DRESS AT HOME
The first possibility is of course to buy your wedding gown in your home country and travel with it to Paris. It is known that the wedding dresses that you can buy in China or in other Asian countries, are much more affordable. The only downside of this option is that you have to pack several dresses and bring them to Paris.
BUY OR RENT YOUR WEDDING DRESS IN PARIS
If you'd like to rent a wedding gown in Paris, these are the gown rental places that we recommend:
Pre Wedding Photoshoot Dresses inspiration
If you are wondering, what dresses look beautiful in Paris. There are no hard rules. Except, that in the morning, you can wear any type of gowns. Most brides opt for a white or pastel wedding dress. On the other hand, for night pictures, a strong color will pop more in the pictures.
Pre Wedding Pictures Poses
When it comes to posing for your Paris pre wedding photos, the main advice is to keep the poses simple, elegant and graceful.
Few of the most flattering pre wedding pictures poses.
There are a few basic poses that look natural, candid. These poses are what we call must have photos and we typically start our photo shoots from there simple but elegant poses.
The Grandma Shot
The parent pleaser
offer the print to your parents
looking into the future
Best to show the scenery
looking in each others eyes
it's about you but also the location
Some of the most flattering pre wedding pictures poses represent motion. Whether you are walking in the city or across the street, Paris is probably the most romantic setting.
surrounderd by architecture
paris has many elegant backdrops
it might be dangerous but fun
crossing the street
alexander 3 bridge is beautiful in the evening
the stairs are elegant
starting your new journey
Paris is undeniably the City of Love. What better place to get romantic. Especially for your Paris pre wedding photos. There are no rules for posing, just be romantic, enjoy these moments.
romantic hugs in Paris
the romantic cuddle
the sunset at the louvre is breathtaking
props make the photo more fun
the romantic kiss
kissing in front of the eiffel tower
run away to paris
running away with you
flowy dresses are great for running photos
more romantic poses
From being romantic to getting super romantic is a simple step. Some of the romantic poses we can think of are the kiss on the forehead and the lifting kiss.
get romantic when the night comes
gentle kiss on the forehead
natural pose and conveys deep connection
it works in any parisian location
lift her and kiss
we'll teach you how to lift Effortless
it's never to close
forehead to forehead
breathing is key and closing eyes