Welcome to our guide on 'Paris Elopement Photography', the epitome of romance and a dream destination for couples seeking an intimate celebration of their love. Paris, the City of Love, sets the stage for a magical elopement amidst iconic landmarks, cobblestone streets, and an air of sophistication.
As your Paris photographer, Claire, I bring years of expertise to ensure your elopement unfolds seamlessly. With a keen eye for ideal locations and lighting, our goal is to authentically capture the beauty of your love against Paris' enchanting backdrop.
Hi I'm Claire
Choose a Parisian hotel or apartment with elegant decor, ample natural light, and refined aesthetics, ideal for capturing incredible portraits and getting-ready photos.
Some hotels offer exceptional spaces for an intimate elopement ceremony, like private terraces with Eiffel Tower views or charming gardens and reception rooms.
Some of our favourite hotels in Paris include: The Ritz, Shangri-la and The Crillon.
Congratulations on choosing the City of Love for your elopement! As you prepare for your magical day in Paris, here are some helpful tips to ensure that your elopement photography session is everything you've dreamed of:
Many couples opt for the legal marriage in their home country and a symbolic ceremony in Paris to simplify the process while still enjoying the romantic ambiance of the city.
To legally marry in Paris you must be living in Paris for 45 days prior to your elopement.
Explore Parisian backdrops for your elopement photos and ceremony backdrop. Paris is absolutely gorgeous! We can brainstorm locations together and come up with a plan that will suit our timings. I know the city very well so do use my expertise when planning.
Some of my favourite Paris locations include:
The Tuileries Gardens
The Eiffel Tower -The Pont Alexandre III
With 22 years of photography experience, I not only bring a wealth of skill but also assist in crafting your experience, elopement timeline and connecting you with other ideal vendors. My familiarity with the city ensures I know the best iconic locations, and timing for optimal light. Beyond technical expertise, I take joy in guiding you into beautiful poses and capturing genuine, natural moments. Choose me as your Paris elopement photographer for a seamless and memorable experience.
Consider the weather and the atmosphere you desire. Spring and fall are popular for mild weather and blooming flowers, winter for a cozy setting, and plan summer elopements in the morning or late afternoon/evening to avoid extreme heat.
Consider scheduling your elopement on a weekday. Weekends often have higher rates, and many vendors primarily book elopements on weekdays.
Elevate the culmination of your elopement by reserving an intimate dinner for two in a charming Parisian restaurant or a private room within a luxurious hotel. Enveloped in the soft glow of candlelight, indulge in exquisite local cuisine, creating an ambiance of romance. It's the perfect way to end your celebration.
Having a film of your elopement is crucial. Elopement clients often throw a celebratory reception upon return, and a video/photo screening lets you share the moment with absent loved ones. Plus, it helps capture and relive the ceremony's emotions and words amid the excitement and nerves.
We love Chris of Zen Film Works and love to work together as a team. Chris also just happens to be my husband. We met whilst working on a wedding together in 2015! :)
Embrace the enchanting allure of Paris as the "City of Light" by incorporating nighttime elopement photography into your plans. Capturing Paris by night is a personal favorite of mine, as the city becomes quieter, and the lights of the city turn on, enhancing the romantic atmosphere. However, it's advisable to avoid scheduling night shoots from May to August when the sun sets very late, typically after 9 pm.
I love to direct and pose clients so you look your absolute best selves in your photographs. I want you to look back on your photos forever and say 'WOW we look amazing'.
By choosing my wedding photography services, you're not just securing an experienced (established 2001) photographer with a keen eye; you're also investing in the artistic vision and compositional expertise that comes from years of dedication. My work tends to be focused on gorgeous light, flattering poses and the sweeping luxury that embodies a truly magical wedding day. Carefully balancing timelessness with modernity, I curate my imagery with a strong editorial slant while always viewing everything through a romantic lens.
I'm a wedding & ELOPEMENT photographer based in Paris and London and specialize in editorial and natural coverage of iconic luxurious, fashion-forward weddings.
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What a magical
Recap of such
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Your ELOPEMENT Love Story
Eloping in Paris is not just about the destination; it's about curating an experience that speaks to your hearts.
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