The most iconic locations
Paris is beautiful at all times of year. Each season offers a unique beauty of the city. In this guide, you will learn more about the iconic places that are most requested for a photo shoot in Paris. You will also find valuables tips about which place looks better at different times of the day and in different seasons.
Depending on the time of the day, the light and the sight will be different.
Eiffel Tower - Trocadéro area:
(Place du Trocadéro - 75016 Paris)
The square of Trocadéro, is one of the most iconic spot in Paris to take pictures with the Eiffel Tower. It's also one of the most visited places in the city, so it gets very crowded during the day. The best moment to take pictures is early in the morning, starting at sunrise. The lighting is nice and delicate, there's less people around and there before it gets easier to take pictures.
It looks beautiful in every season. During winter though, the sun rises behind the Tower creating a very flattering back-light.
The Trocadéro area is surrounded by a garden, one of the most famous fountains of the city (The Warsaw fountain and its twenty water canons) beautiful carousels and the Seine River.
Eiffel Tower - Bir Hakeim Bridge area:
(Pont du Bir Hakeim - 75015 Paris)
One of the most famous bridge of the city offers outstanding views of the Eiffel Tower. Is another option to get pictures with the tower. And the bridge itself it's beautiful: its architecture and its monumentality are breathtaking. The quality of light is equally nice in the morning as in the afternoon. It's rarely crowded and there's also a nice Parisian café around.
It's usually windy over the Seine River, so make sure to wear a dress that looks nice in the wind. Also, your hair will look better up in case of wind.
(Pont Alexander III - 75008 Paris)
This beautiful bridge offers elegant architecture and unique parisian lamps. It connects the Champs Elysées with the Invalides quarter. It offers a breathtaking view over the Seine River and the Eiffel Tower. It's better to take pictures early in the morning, otherwise it will be very crowded.
The Louvre Museum:
(Place du Carrousel, musée du Louvre - 75001 Paris)
The largest museum of Paris is full of treasures. The exquisite architecture offers elegant backdrops and the Louvre Pyramid it is an iconic symbol of the visitor experience. It looks beautiful in every season. However it's always better to organise a photo session early in the morning if you wish to have photos with no people around. Elegant, historical, sophisticated, are some words to describe this magical location.
Notre Dame de Paris area:
(6 Parvis de Notre Dame - 75004 Paris)
This medieval cathedral is located in the oldest neighbourhood of Paris: Ile de la Cité. The cathedral is considered as one of the most finest examples of French Gothic architecture. Close the area, you will discover beautiful bridges, typical Parisian coffees, and wonderful views of the Seine River. There's also charming old streets around.
Classical Parisian garden:
(Tuileries - Jardin du Luxembourg)
Paris offers beautiful gardens to take breathtaking pictures. The most iconic gardens of the city are the Tuileries, which is the garden of Louvre Museum; and the Luxembourg garden located in the city-centre. It's easy to find calms spots surrounded by nice flowers and trees. However, keep in mind that during the winter there's almost no vegetation around, but we can take nice pictures with snowy landscapes. Light is better early in the morning and at the end of the day. During lunch time time, light can be very hard and it's not comfortable to organise a photo shoot at this moment of the day.
(Eglise du Sacré Coeur- Quartier de Montmartre)
Montmartre is one of the mos authentic and picturesque neighbourhood of Paris. The famous Basilique du Sacré Coeur is located there. You will be seduced by the charm of its streets, the magic of its countless cafés and its beautiful boutiques. Is one most of the most visited spot of the city, so it's hard not to have anyone around to take pictures. But one thing is sure: you will be delighted by its truly parisian ambiance!
Parisian cafés and Parisian streets:
(Different neighbourhoods in Paris)
You can also come to Paris and take some lifestyle pictures. Paris has beautiful cafés in almost every street, where you can order an authentic french croissant or simply an expresso! Live your moment in a beautiful parisian café, and I take pictures of you to immortalise the moment. You can also combine your photo session with some pictures of you in some of the most charming streets of the city.
Château de Versailles:
The only photo session I propose outside Paris is for the Château de Versailles. We can do it at the gardens or inside the castle, or both. Please send me an email or contact me directly to ask for pricing.
Looking for something different?
Want to organise an special package with different locations?
Please don't hesitate to contact me to custom-fit your personalized photo session! Share with me you wishes, your dreams, what do you expect of your photo shoot in Paris. This special moment is entirely dedicated to you, so you are free to customize your private photo session in the city of lights.
Please take account of the following matters:
_ We general choose ONE location per one hour. It allows us not to stress during the session and take our time to try different poses and places around our main spot. Also the Paris is a big city so it gets quite difficult to try to arrange two locations in one hour.
_ If you don't want to book two hours but you really want to do two different spots, please contact me for suggestions about what can we do in one hour or one hour and a half.
_ There always less people and a more delicate light early in the morning. If you want to arrange a photo session in another moment of the day, please keep in mind that those conditions change.
_ If you choose more than one location, we use a taxi to move from point to another. Taxi fees are on your charge.
_ If you want, we can also rent a VAN for the entire session to move comfortably around the city. If you want to change your outfits during the session you can do it inside the van. Van fees are on your charge. Please contact me for further information.