Locations for your Paris Photoshoot
When planning your photoshoot in Paris there are a few important things to consider. Time of day for the shoot, wardrobe, hair, makeup and of course location.
A common error when planning a photoshoot is to try and fit in too much within an allocated time frame. This creates a rushed, stressful feeling experience, the very thing I do my upmost to avoid! Your Paris photoshoot should be a fun, relaxed, stress free experience, actually it should be one of the highlights of your trip.
I recommend working around a single location per hour of shooting time. Why? Well this allows us to thoroughly explore each area, seeking out all those interesting little corners that can help make your photos a little different and more personal. It’s surprising what a varied set of images we can produce in a single location when we really begin looking. Also it means less time travelling, which equals more time creating - win-win!
Below are several locations I can recommend that, even on their own can offer a varied set of images with a unique feel of Paris about them.
Firstly there’s Ile Saint Louis, the oldest part of the city, think shady narrow streets, a stroll on the cobbled quayside, bridges with views over Notre Dame, very classic Paris with beautiful, old architecture.
Secondly the Louvre area, a stunning French Chateau right in the centre of the city. Mixed up with some images on the edge of the Tuileries gardens with time to take a stroll into the neighbouring Palais Royal, this is one of my favourite areas. Incredible architecture, covered passageways, open gardens and extremely pretty light, ensure an amazingly varied set of stunning images. Plus because of the covered arcades and grand entrances this is a great location whatever the weather!
Finally of course how can we forget - The Eiffel Tower! We have several locations to choose from all offering great views, however please note the area of Trocadero is only available for sunrise shoots.
As you can see in Paris we’re spoilt for choice. All options offer a beautiful set of images and as the images above show, for both morning and early evening shoots I can use my magical powers to make each location appear that you pretty much have the city to yourselves.
Want to return home from Paris to an incredible set of images?