I’m one of the lucky ones. I spend my time seeing the world while taking part in the most miraculous moments of people’s lives. I will go anywhere to document your big day.
What can be more amazing then to get to the city of love and arrange a pre-wedding photoshoot? Let’s get it started. Pre-wedding photo session it is actually an engagement session but when she wearing a wedding dress and he gets a suite. Well, it is like that in 80% of cases, but some time couple can be dressed in more formal wear (red dress for her and a tuxedo for him). The pictures that you get after your Paris pre-wedding photo session can be displayed at large screen or by large prints at your wedding day.
Why Paris is perfect for pre-wedding photography?
When you come to see Paris, the first feeling that you have in your mind is: romance, take a hand of your love and walking around the Paris streets, drinking coffee with croissant in small Boulangerie and explore the city together. Paris is such a photogenic place that you can’t miss to make a photo session during your visit. It has a lot of magic and elegant backdrops and everyone dreams to have romantic photo session with Paris photographer. City of love and Romance - how everyone says about Paris and let your feelings be captured by taking engagement or pre-wedding photo session in Paris. You need to choose the right professional, who makes you save-the-date card stand out and take photos that you can frame out at your wall in your apartment.
The best Paris photographer not only working in the engagement industry but also doing wedding photography, commercial and fashion Paris photography. If you want your photography to be Vogue-class, make sure to check the full portfolio and explore personality.
Vogue-class Pre-wedding photo concept
After you decided about your photographer and saved your date, you need more things to consider before your photo session in Paris begins. To be clear, the more time you spend on preparation, the better the experience you get from your pre-wedding session.
01. Choose your favorite locations.
First thing to decide is where you want to take photos during your photo session. Paris has millions of places, views, cafe, romantic streets, terraces, and heritage monuments. The 75% of all engagement and pre-wedding sessions starts at the vicinity of the Eiffel Tower. But not limit yourself with only that spot. There are so many locations that you can find that you fall in love with.
Make sure to check my guide “10 Best photography spots in Paris” to get an idea about Paris.
02. Time and Light
One of the most often questions that I receive is that “when we have to start our photo session” - well, it usually depends on the location you choose. For example:
- To capture the best light - it is great to go on a sunrise or sunset. Photographers call it flattering light. During the day, even if the weather is good and the sun is shining, the light makes a lot of shadows and it is very hard light to work with.
- To capture famous spots - wake up early. The best views to the Eiffel Tower in Paris is from Trocadero square and during the day it is thousands of people walking around which make this location almost impossible for daily photo session.
And there are more things to consider, simply check my “The Best time to take photos in Paris” which can give you an idea about lighting in Paris.
03. Timing of the day
More time you spend on photo session means more locations you can visit and more fun you can have. You need your photographer to understand expectations and make sure your photographer familiar with the location you wanted in Paris. Paris is a big city and between some locations you need to take a subway, train, taxi, etc. My suggestion is to make a choice of locations that are nearly and to have a pleasant walk between them so your photographer can capture your happy day.
If you want more than a few locations, you can separate your day for Morning and Evening photo session, so it will make easy logistic during the day.
04. What to wear
For the pre-wedding photo concept, it should be a beautiful wedding dress. But where to get it? The first option is to buy it at home, as in Asia countries it is more affordable and you will have a lot of time to find the right style and size. Only one bad side of this option is that you have to carry on this dress to Paris. The second option is to buy or rent your dress here, in Paris, but be prepared as it takes some time and it will cost more than carry it from your hometown. Here is a rental that you might be interested in:
05. Makeup & Hair
Professional make-up and hairstyle for your pre-wedding photos in Paris are not 100% needed, but I will recommend to get it. Having a professional hairstyle and makeup is a good idea, especially if you plan to visit several locations during photo session and want your hairstyle to stay same beautiful as in the morning.
Best Poses for Pre-wedding in Paris
Now you decide about where to make photo session, what to wear, about your artists. Now is the best time to explore and learn some best poses before your photo session begins. There are no rules, but you have to enjoy the moment and feel comfortable at the same time.
This is what is Paris about. It is romantic and lovely.
What can be better to show your natural love between you and your spouse?
Poses in Motion.
My favorite one. It represents you and tells a story about the day and your time in Paris.