Portraits in Paris – a dream destination shoot

Portrait photography in Paris

Portraits in Paris are always a good idea….OK I know that isn’t quite what Audrey Hepburn said but it is true!

While things are very very difficult for everyone at the moment its lovely to reminisce – and maybe look forward to a time when we are able to plan holidays and travels once more.

I am looking back to this time last year when I travelled to France to shoot lifestyle portraits in Paris of four gorgeous ladies, in fabulous gowns, in one of the most beautiful cities in the world!

Dancing in the rain for portraits in Paris

In order to make the most of our time you need to shoot very early in order to avoid the crowds AND get that beautiful morning light! First stop was the Trocadero with Morgane and a view of the La Dame de Fer (the Iron Lady). The weather wasn’t exactly ideal as we were hit by a spot of rain…..but this really didn’t matter at all!

Colour Portrait of woman in ball gown in front of the Eiffel Tower, Paris
Portrait in Paris dancing at the trocadero
Black and white Portraits of girl dancing in front of the Eiffel Tower, Paris
portrait in front of the Eiffel tower of girl dancing in a ball gown
Classic portrait in Paris of woman looking to the distance
Black and white silhouette of woman reclining
Portrait in paris of a woman dancing at the Trocadero in green ball gown

Parisian chic in a Hausmann apartment

When shooting Paris portraits you do not always need a big monument or famous landmark. Sometimes simplicity is best. So for portraits of Anne we used a beautiful Parisian apartment in the 17th Arrondisment. It was the epitome of Parisian chic!

Black and white portrait of a woman in tulle formal gown with detailing
Colour portrait of woman in purple organza gown
Colour portraits in Paris of woman looking out of the window
Portrait of a woman on Paris balcony
Full length seated portrait of woman in red formal gown
full length portrait in paris of woman in red ball gown

Portraits in Paris: Pont Alexandre III

Our third location used was back in the centre of Paris. The city is stunning and there are location options everywhere – I particularly love the backdrop of the Pont Alexandre III bridge for Julia’s photo’s.

Portraits in Paris of reclining woman on steps
luxury lifestyle portrait in Paris
Colour portrait of woman in golden gown at parisian bridge
Paris portrait

Classical elegance at the Louvre

A destination portrait shoot in Paris really must include a little time spent in Tuileries Gardens. There are many beautiful back drops and quiet spots that are perfect for classic elegant portraits. We were fortunate that the sun made an appearance so we made the most of our time there before moving round to the famous Louvre with Lyria.

Portrait in Paris at Tuileries Gardens of woman in red ball gown with train
luxury lifestyle portrait in Paris
Portrait in Paris, France in formal gardens of louvre
Smiling portrait of a woman in ball dress with gold earrings in the formal gardens of the Louvre palace
Portrait in paris - destination portrait shoot of elegant woman in Louvre museum hallways

I have to say thank you to Portrait madame for ensuring that this shoot went so brilliantly!! Next time – NEW YORK!

While it may seem like a long way off its always good to dream! So, if you would like a dream destination portrait shoot in Paris (or any other city!) please get in touch – I would love to work with you to make it wonderful experience, and make sure you have images that you can treasure!

In the meantime stay safe, stay home and take care!

Lorna x

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