Are you planning a Paris engagement session? If so, join me as I explore my top 5 locations in Paris for capturing beautiful portraits. As a destination wedding photographer, I have had the honor of capturing countless love stories in some of the most stunning & vibrant locations around the world. However, few cities compare to Paris. With its charming streets, iconic landmarks, museums and inspiring art, the French capital provides the perfect backdrop for capturing one-of-a-kind photos for your engagement session.
Eiffel Tower and the Trocadéro
A portrait session in Paris wouldn’t be complete without the Eiffel Tower. However, to avoid all of the crowds, head to the Trocadéro Gardens at sunrise. Here you will get the best angle of the Eiffel Tower.
If you love art and architecture, the Louvre Museum and its striking Pyramide du Louvre make for an exceptional and dramatic backdrop for a Paris engagement session. The Louvre is one of the world’s largest and most visited art museums. It is located on the right bank of the Seine River. The glass pyramid serves as the primary entrance to the museum. The area around the Louvre often attracts street performers, artists, and musicians, which adds a vibrant and lively atmosphere to the area.
Pont Alexandre III and Seine River
For a touch of elegance and Parisian grandeur, the Pont Alexandre III bridge is the perfect location. It is one of the most iconic bridges in Paris. The bridge is adorned with ornate lampposts and sculptures, many of which are gilded in gold leaf. It is also strategically located, offering stunning views of some of Paris’s most iconic landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower. The Pont Alexandre bridge is part of the beautiful tree-lined promenade that runs along the Seine. Strolling along the riverbanks of the Seine also offers a picturesque setting for leisurely walks.
Located just north of the Louvre, the Palais Royal is another historic palace. Its beautiful courtyard and gardens make it a pleasant place to explore and take photos. While parts of the palace are still occupied by governmental institutions, other sections house luxury boutiques, art galleries, and cafes. The garden continues to be a popular spot for relaxation and strolling, attracting both locals and tourists.
The Tuileries Garden, is a beautiful public garden located between the Louvre and the Place de la Concorde. It is also one of the most popular and iconic parks in Paris. It offers a serene escape with tree-lined pathways, fountains, and sculptures. There are also numerous benches and chairs where you can sit and admire the gardens or the nearby Ferris wheel during warmer months.
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