4 iconic locations for an engagement shoot in Paris
As the city of love, light and fashion, it's little wonder that Paris is the second most visited city in Europe (after London) and many couples head to its cobbled streets to celebrate getting engaged. With the countless historical landmarks, iconic cafe culture and 50,000 street lights that illuminate the city at night, Paris really is the perfect destination for a romantic engagement shoot.
If you're planning a trip to Paris to propose to your love or celebrate a recent engagement, why not arrange a fun photoshoot with a local photographer to capture those special moments? Paris wedding photographer and Fine Art Curation member Thomas Raboteur shares his top spots to visit for some stunning couple portraits in Paris.
1. Palais Royal and the Buren Columns
Palais Royal, with those iconic black and white striped Buren Columns, is the ideal spot for a dramatic shoot. The bold geometric pillars aren't just eye-catching; they're a playground for creativity. They make for unique, artsy shots that you'll cherish forever. And with the tranquil gardens in the backdrop, you've got a classic, timeless setting that oozes elegance.
2. Esplanade of the Louvre
Famous as a palace turned art museum, The Louvre brings history and modernity together at its esplanade. It's like stepping into a fairytale world, where the past and present meet in perfect harmony. This is the place where your photos will capture not just your love but also the essence of Paris itself. The grandeur of the Louvre's architecture will serve as an awe-inspiring backdrop, ensuring your photos are nothing short of majestic.
As you explore the esplanade, you'll encounter the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, a majestic structure that lends a regal touch to your photos. Its intricate details make it a captivating focal point, offering a grand backdrop for your love story.
3. Tuileries Garden
Nestled in the heart of the city, Tuileries Garden is your peaceful escape from the bustling Parisian life. It's where you can play with perspectives - those long rows of trees and classic monuments in the background are your canvas. The tree-lined paths, charming fountains, and lush greenery create an atmosphere that's just perfect for capturing the essence of your love. It's like stepping into a fairytale.
4. Panoramic views from a palace suite
Now if you're looking to take it up a notch, consider a hiring a luxurious suite in one of Paris's famed palaces. Imagine a backdrop that features the iconic Eiffel Tower - it's the epitome of Parisian opulence and romance. And when you're inside that suite, you'll find an intimate atmosphere that's perfect for capturing your unique love story away from the city bustle.
Photographer: Thomas Raboteur