Katarina and Nicolay decided to get married in Paris, in Château d’Esclimont (in Paris’ southern outskirts)… until this friendly couple realized that the end of september may be a bit cool to organize such event here ! So they changed the place, booked the sun, and decided to keep Paris as their pre-wedding trip, indeed the perfect transition between their home in Frozen-Moscow and their wedding place in Mild-Andalousia ! When Katarina contacted me to be their photographer in Paris, she was looking for a mix of posed and candid photography. The way she described the places and the itinerary, I also understood at once that she was looking for something more fashionable and glamorous !
So we had altogether a very very busy day in Great Paris with a few of their friends and relatives. After a quick hairdressing and shopping session in early Paris, we went to Chateau de Versailles. Well, it was not the main goal to get there, but as it was located on the road to our destination, it was of course an inevitable stop ! We arrived finally in Chateau d’Esclimont, formerly intended to be the reception place for their wedding… a beautiful castle, perfect for any photographer.
Then the afternoon takes us back to central Paris, in a very special fitting room : Dior’s private lounges ! My first time there… well, it’s kind of cozy !The dress had to be fitting with the wedding’s theme and colour : Lavender !
After waking up slowly from this princess’ dream, I realize that we still have some daylight to enjoy. Katarina and Nicolay give me carte blanche for the location… Montmartre it will be then ! After hanging around a bit, Katarina is posing for one of the local painters in Place du Tertre, the main square in Montmartre. We end the day by a little detour on one of the bridges having the best view on the Eiffel tower… what a day !!!
By Pierre, your engagement photographer in Paris !