As cliche as is may be Paris, is truly the City of Romance. That's why so many couples still get engaged in this wonderful city. On average at the top of the Eiffel Tower, there are 9 proposals per hour. Maybe the best location in the world for a guaranteed, Yes!
Sadly all too often couples leave with a fleeting memory of a momentous moment in their lives.
It's the perfect time to have an engagement portrait session while you are in Paris. That's just what Darius thought when he contacted me.
While on their Paris vacation Darius decided to propose to his friend and have a surprise engagement session while they were here.
Now the beautiful bride-to-be has photos where she can always remember one of the most special moments of her life.
I received and email from Wan about 2 weeks before her family trip to Paris and she told me that it would be their first time visiting and that they were coming with 2 young children.
I can't think of a better time to visit Paris with a young family than in December. Paris is filled with roasted chestnuts, iceskating rinks, the famous window displays featuring dancing puppets at the Galeries Lafayette, Christmas markets featuring great regional French cuisine, and of course, Santa's Sleigh parked on the Champs-Élysées.
She wanted to take some photos of her and her family enjoying Paris so that she could have images of them with great architectural backdrops and she choose the Highlights of Paris route, which is about 3 hours walking from monument to monument. Perfect for her to get images of her family all around Paris and she could forget about obsessing over photo's where she would be left out more often than not.
This was a great family to photograph, they had a great interaction together and you could tell they were having a great time in Paris. I took both posed and candid images of them, my favorite ones where the candids of them enjoying an early morning stroll thought the Tuileries garden.
Malik and I first met though an artist association in Paris called American Artists in Paris (AAIP), at one of the monthly meetings we got to chatting and instantly clicked.
We decided to have coffee one day so we could talk a bit more outside of the group meetings. Malik is a talented and accomplished singer in Paris and spends a good amount of time traveling on tour.
While we were talking he mentioned that all the photo's he had of himself were always from an onstage performance and usually with him in an unfaltering pose. Images great for concert photography but nothing really for him personally.
So we scheduled a shoot to rectify that. My goal was to get images of him, not the signer; he already has thousands of photos of him signing in action, but I wanted to capture the person.
The shoot was a lot of fun as we were laughing and joking the whole time, and I was able to get the image I had envisioned, of the man behind the music.
When Camille contacted me to photograph her for portfolio I was super excited. She is a very talented actresses in Paris and when she contacted me I knew immediately I wanted to do some moody, candid looking shoots, almost like movie stills.
It's not everyday you get to work with someone trained to go from happy to sad in seconds and I knew I was going to get some amazing expressions from her; and I did!
I had to give her almost no coaching, everything she gave me was perfect and I'm really happy with the work we did.
I started Photo Perfect Paris to combine my love of photography with my love of Paris and as a way to share my passion with others.
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