When Taylor contacted me by email in his search for a photographer in Paris to cover this special moment and tell me about the surprise proposal he planned in Paris with Brittney, it was obvious he knew exactly what he was looking for ! He had in mind doing it at Eiffel Tower, with the perfect setting, no crowd around, and a great lighting ! He also wanted to include some Engagement Photography in Paris afterwards during another session, so that Brittney could feel totally ready and prepared for it !
I offered him several possible locations close to the Eiffel Tower, at different possible times, but doing it in the early just seemed to be the perfect match regarding his expectations ! Photographers in Paris as much as in other locations know that this is a great time, and light is just as good as the one you have with sunset… Just getting up early could sometimes be an issue if you are not a morning person and afraid of puffy eyes ! 🙂 This could feel like crazy in summer when sunrise in Paris comes around 6am !
So after planning carefully with Taylor all the details about the exact time and location close to the Eiffel Tower, and providing him with advices about the surprise proposal, etc., I was ready there on this very morning to shoot a beautiful moment ! …and the magic happened !!! A surprise marriage proposal in Paris is always a mix of stress & excitement for the photographer, but also the best way to wake up all my photojournalist reflexes ! And with Brittney’s reaction and spontaneity, the result is just stunning !
Then we met the next day in central Paris for a far more relaxed engagement photo session, going from bridges (Alexandre III and Lovers Bridge) to Louvre, passing by Concorde square with again some great weather conditions to feature our couple and the beautiful fountains there !
And after enjoying sunset close to the Seine riverside, we ended the photoshoot with night shots at Eiffel Tower… just where everything began !
by Pierre, your Photographer in Paris -France !