PARIS PHOTO SHOOT
CAPTURING YOUR PERFECT LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION IN PARIS
My private photography sessions are of interest to anyone desiring images with one of Europe’s most beautiful capitals in the background, hence it’s no wonder that these exclusive and personalised Paris photo tours are most popular to tourists, vacationers and holidaymakers visiting France’s biggest city.
Asides from providing lifetime photo memories for newly-engaged couples, families and friends seeking the perfect Paris travel souvenir, they can also be combined with other photography services ranging from the documentary of a groom-to-be’s romantic surprise marriage proposal to the creation of personable corporate headshots for travelling business professionals.
As a lifestyle photographer in Paris, my main focus is capturing the emotion of the moment, which comes from the chemistry and interaction between the amazing people I’m photographing. As beautiful a photo shoot backdrop as my city is, it’s very much a secondary consideration compared to my wonderful clients :)
I adapt my approach and direction to suit your individual needs, and balance the ratio of portraits to candid shots according to the feel and rhythm of each photo session and, of course, your preferences. As a general rule, I aim to direct as little as possible, so as to catch subjects at their most natural, but when clients prefer to be posed and directed, I'm always more than happy to instruct and offer my expertise :)
THE BEST LOCATIONS IN PARIS FOR YOUR PRIVATE PHOTO TOUR
Being a permanent resident of Paris, since 2013, (and being very much an outdoor guy!), I have a excellent knowledge of the best places for photography in Paris. No matter what type of client, how many of you there are, or what the intended use for your photographs is, I’ll be more than happy to advise you.
For advise on the ideal location for your PARIS PHOTO SHOOT, simply get in touch.
IDEAS FOR GETTING THE MOST OUT OF PARIS
If clients have the time, doing more than one shoot is very beneficial:
We’ll be able to cover more than one location / area
(without losing time in transport).
Different clothing / looks can be adopted for each shoot,
which really helps add variety to the final images.
Clients will be “fresh” for each shoot - being a “model” can be surprisingly tiring after more than an hour, and there is nothing worse than when fatigue starts to show on otherwise beautiful faces :)
I offer reduced prices for multiple shoots.
Appreciating that certain vacationers / holidaymakers are on very tight schedules and may not have time for a directed photo shoot, I offer the option for clients to hire me to follow them around unobtrusively, taking candid photos of them as they explore Paris, at their own rhythm and following their own route / itinerary. With a Trailing Shoot, clients can focus 100% on enjoying Paris, without having to think about posing or being directed, whilst being assured they'll end up with beautiful photographs that document their day.
Surprise Marriage Proposal in Paris
For this option, I will arrange with the client that I be ready and waiting at the time and location of their preference. As with my Engagement Photo Sessions, I quote a fixed duration for the shoot (from my arrival at the location) so that, following the proposal, I spend any remaining time as I would with a standard Couple Photo Shoot: taking beautiful portraits and candid photographs of the happy couple in Paris.
Video Footage of your Time in Paris
If, to complement your vacation photo album, you’d like some film of our shoot, this can be arranged :)
FAQs ABOUT YOUR PARIS PHOTO SHOOT
Q) How long does a Paris Photo Shoot last?
As standard, I propose 1 hour photo shoots. In my experience, this allows enough time for the client to both "warm up" and to explore their chosen location comfortably "at 100% energy". Longer shoots can be tiring, especially for clients that are new to photo sessions, and tired faces are the first thing that comes across in photos and the last thing that we'd want to see! :)
For clients desiring several hours of shooting in one go, following their own itinerary, I propose a "Trailing Shoot" (see "SERVICE OPTIONS", above).
Q) I'd like to choose three locations that are far apart - is this possible?
Yes, although in such cases, I suggest a "Multiple Shoot" or "Trailing Shoot"
(see "SERVICE OPTIONS", above).
Q) We'd like to shoot at a private location - is this possible?
Absolutely - I shoot wherever the client desires.
Q) If we do a "Trailing Shoot" with you, is your transport included?
Yes, for public transport.
Q) We mainly want portraits. Is this possible?
Of course - if clients prefer, they can communicate a "shot guideline" specifying their desired split of each type of photograph they'd like to receive,
e.g. "80% candid, 20% portrait".
Q) We've never done a Photo Session before - we're nervous!
Around 1/2 of my new clients are "newbies", so I'm used to this! :)
Don't worry - no matter a clients' experience, I help every step of the way.
Q) We've very young children - can you handle them? :)
I've had clients as young as 1 year old, so no problem there :)
Q) How do we stay in touch and communicate on the day?
I'm always contactable by email, phone, text message etc, though I recommend clients to use Whatsapp for the day of the shoot. It's proven to be practical.
Q) It's my first time in Paris; I'm worried about finding my way around.
Following their booking, clients receive an email containing some
"Pre-Shoot Tips", which includes practical information such as transport etc.
In any case, I'm always available to offer help and advice, whenever needed.
Q) How do I book?
Once all shoot preferences (location, date etc) have been confirmed, I send payment details. Once I’ve received the reservation fee, the booking's made!
Q) What if it rains?
In the case that weather prevented shooting (e.g. heavy rain), should an alternative date not be possible, the booking fee will be refunded. However, if it’s just a case of an overcast sky or very light rain, where the shoot would still be possible, the shoot goes ahead - I can't guarantee the weather I'm afraid! :)
I want clients to have the best experience possible and the best photographs possible. If the forecast proves to be better the day before / the day after, provided that I am still available, I am happy to switch days.
Q) Once I've booked, can I change the date / time of the photo shoot?
If it's feasible my side, I'll always endeavour to accommodate such requests,
but, needless to say, the sooner they are made, the better! :)
Q) Once I've booked, what if we have to cancel?
In all cases of cancellation by the client, the reservation fee / down-payment is, of course, non-refundable.
However, if the client is cancelling due to a change in their schedule, provided that I am still available, I am happy to change the date of the photo shoot.
PARIS PHOTO SHOOT (part 1/3)
My couple photography is for partners of all ages wishing to intimately capture their time in the beautiful French capital, whether in celebration of an engagement or wedding anniversary; in compliment to (following or preceding) a Paris wedding; or simply to have a permanent souvenir of their romantic vacation in Europe.
If hiring me as your marriage proposal photographer, a Paris couple photography session will automatically follow, so you’ll really get the most out of your time (and your budget!).
PARIS PHOTO SHOOT (part 2/3)
FAMILIES & GROUPS
Whether you’re a bunch of travelling friends or relatives on vacation in Paris, a family or group photography session will give you plenty of mementos of your holiday, in both colour and in black and white.
PARIS PHOTO SHOOT (part 3/3)
My natural light portrait sessions are not just for the benefit of sharing on social media :) ; a PARIS PHOTO SHOOT will produce a set of portraits you’ll be able to use in a professional context, whether you’re a freelance journalist or a business employee. If you’ve specific needs from a personal photography tour of Paris, simply communicate them; I aim to tailor each shoot to the preferences of each client - my number one concern is that the photos you receive, serve their intended purpose :)