the founder and principal photographer of The Paris Photographer. People say that I’m the original Paris photographer. That’s not true. The most passionate Paris photographer would be a more accurate statement.
My career started in 2013 and just a few months later Junebug Weddings awarded me for the creative way I was capturing couples in love in Parisian landmarks. After that, I didn’t care much about awards. The award that I was looking was the happiness in the eyes of my clients when they saw their photos.
Having a friendly personality helps in wedding photography, it allowed me to connect easily with my clients and get photos that they hopefully cherish for a lifetime.
My style is timeless. I focus on true beauty, aesthetics and capturing meaningful moments.
After 10 years and photographing over 1000 couples, I focus on creating an environment for artists in which they can thrive and feel fulfilled. Our team of friendly and talented artists, both photographers and videographers are happy to serve fun clients from all over the world. Hence, I only take on a few select clients every year for Paris photoshoots and weddings in France.
“My photographers and I have our own artistic vision and every new couple we meet brings out the best of us. We pursue emotions, capture love in its raw form and we like to show Paris in a very unique way, that is meaningful to our clients. Hopefully, it will be to you too.”
Fran Boloni, founder of The Paris Photographer
I grew up in rural Transylvania and moved to France to pursue an academic career. After earning a PhD in science, life brought me to Paris. It’s the City of Lights that awakened the artist in me. There is something about Paris that makes you want to capture everything you see. The architecture, the streets, the cafés and oohh, the Parisians!
In 2013 I founded The Paris Photographer, with the purpose of creating unforgettable souvenirs to wonderful people that visited the city. Who wanted more than just professional photos. Something that they could proudly frame and display in their home.
Fast forward to 2024. The Paris Photographer is now a collective of talented photographers and videographers serving clients from all around the globe. Hence, my time is split between photographing a few select couples and events and making sure that our team is happy. Recently, I started a new adventure, called The Now Time, where we are focusing on bringing our craft internationally. Read more about the launch of The Now Time.
In 2007 I’ve met the girl who brightens up my days. She keeps me motivated, centered and grateful. Since August 2017, I have the honor of calling her my wife. Our relationship evolved one additional step and since March 2019, we are a family, with Vivienne who is always smiling for daddy’s pictures. I love Paris, especially in the spring, when the city comes to life. When I’m not photographing in Paris, we travel around the world. Some of our favorite destinations are Thailand, the Philippines, California, Tuscany, Greece and the Caribbeans. Our next to visit list has many exotic destinations, such as Saint Lucia, Maldives and South Africa. It would be so much fun to shoot in any of these places.
My life used to feel without a purpose
until I discovered photography.
However, I only started feeling happy, when I met my true love.
It’s not a coincidence that many of the great artists lived in Paris. Picasso, Dali, Hemmingway, Coco Chanel or Karl Lagerfeld to name a few. Paris offers an opportunity to nurture your artistic vision.
I tasted sugar can juice in Brazil and enjoyed Coca-Cola in Maddison Square Garden at a Knicks game. Still, le petit café noissette in a Parisian café is what makes me feel truly alive.
I was tempted to put a quote about parenting here. It’s so hard to express in words what it means to be a father. Only another parent can relate to it in a meaningful way. Vivi is the daughter that I always wanted. I enjoy every minute spent with her and am so happy to be able to capture instants of her in each important moments of her life.
PARIS & DESTINATION EVENTS
AND FELL IN LOVE WITH HIS PHOTOS.
I have a new found respect for photographers. Fran made the entire experience seamless and fun.
HIS WORK IS THE MOST MEMORABLE TREASURE. HE IS THE
He is lively and passionate about getting the perfect images. I recommend this experience to any couple, family or fashion enthusiast that wants beautiful images admits iconic scenery … nothing beats Paris!
MANY COUPLES TOLD US THEY WANT TO.
after seeing ours. Now that is the greatest compliment. Thank you Fran for sharing your talent with the world!
Taking engagement photos in Paris can feel like a breath of fresh air. It might smell like croissants too. Seriously, you will feel beautiful and will have unforgettable souvenirs of your dream trip to Paris.
My approach to pre wedding photos is a mix of organic and flattering portraiture, together with a sense of being alone in Paris. preparation is key and I will personally guide you through the entire process.
You truly deserve brilliant wedding photos. It’s not every day that you get married in Paris. If you are in tune with your photographers artistic vision and you feel comfortable in front of his lens, the photos will be spectacular. Click below to explore The Paris Photographer’s wedding photography style.