Get Seriously Beautiful Paris Engagement Photos While Actually Having Fun.

Some authoritative wedding resources, such as, would want you to believe engagement photos are “like a wedding-day dry run.”

Nothing could be further from the truth. Couple photoshoots, in general, and Paris engagement photos, in particular, are a fantastic opportunity for two people deeply in love to unwind from everyday life, celebrate their relationship, and come away with infinitely romantic mementos.

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Must-take pictures in Paris: whimsical couple photoshoot in a Parisian Cafe.

Great engagement photos capture the bond between two adventurous souls and powerfully illustrate their special love and personalities. At Kiss Me in Paris, we aim for splendid fun and happiness and subscribe to the maxim: “Celebrate first, and the photos will follow.”

In the FAQ below, you’ll find priceless tips for capturing great engagement photos and pretty much everything you need to know for your photo shoot.

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Since you’re checking out this gallery, there’s a good chance you pay a great deal of attention to details and want to dot the i’s cross the t’s. While the most important thing is to relax and enjoy, we have outlined a few power tips for more fun and better photos.

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Indoor Paris engagement photos can be fun, private, and a great alternative in case of rain or cold temperatures.

The best Paris photo locations for your engagement session.

One of your first decisions is where to take your Paris engagement photos. We’re admittedly biased, but a romantic getaway with your sweetheart in the romantic capital of the world promises an unforgettable adventure and one of the happiest memories for years to come.

Paris is absolutely packed with picturesque photo spots, making it ideal for couples who value a good mix of iconic, quaint, romantic, and even quiet places. Here are some of our favorite locations in no particular order:

  • Trocadéro: is the ultimate iconic Eiffel Tower spot: sublime symmetry, awe-inspiring views, and lovely fountains & gardens—recommended photography coverage: 30-45 minutes.
  • The Louvre: among our favorite photo spots, the museum, including its iconic glass pyramid and expansive courtyard, offers unequaled photo variety. Then enjoy nearby attractions, such as Palais-Royal, Pont des Arts, and the Tuileries Garden. Perfect at sunrise and during the Blue Hour—recommended photography coverage: 1 hour.
  • Palais-Royal: a favorite Hollywood filming location (Emily in Paris, Mission Impossible, Da Vinci Code,…), this historical location is second to none when looking for a non-Eiffel Tower backdrop. Expect the perfect mix of elegant architecture, stunning column-lined alleyways, playful black & white Buren Columns, and a spectacularly manicured park with benches and fountains to pose on—recommended photography coverage: 45 minutes.
  • Montmartre: it we only had time for one non-Eiffel Tower photo spot in Paris, the artistic neighborhood of Montmartre would likely top our list. Expect charming cobblestone streets, quaint Parisian cafés, and plenty of Pinterest favorites, such as La Maison Rose, Le Consulat, the Wall of Love, Montmartre Stairs (John Wick 4 anyone?), and of course Sacré-Cœur and Place du Tertre. Recommended photography coverage: 60-90 minutes.
  • Luxembourg Gardens: perhaps the most elegant park apart from Versailles, with immaculately manicured lawns, tree-lined alleys, dozens of statues sculpted by the likes of Rodin, and, of course, the monumental Medici Fountain (ideal for sunrise elopements and marriage proposals). Recommended photography coverage: 30 minutes.
  • Alexander III Bridge: Pont Alexandre III is an excellent photo location for couples—notably at sunrise and evening, including the Golden Hour and the Blue Hour. Considered among the most elegant bridges in Paris, Alexander III is central when you want to combine it with other popular spots around town. Expect more subtle, but at least equally amazing, views of the Iron Lady. Recommended photography coverage: 30-45 minutes.
  • Notre Dame: the greater Notre Dame area is filled with fantastic photo spots, including Au Vieux Paris d’Arcole Cafe, Shakespeare Bookstore, picturesque bridges, and some of the best Seine River vantage points.

Looking for more engagement photo locations in Paris? How far are they from your hotel and, crucially, each other? We mapped out 14 sublime spots here.

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Unexpected places for unique Paris engagement photos: French Ferris Wheel in the Tuileries Garden.
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Next, it’s time to pick a professional Paris photographer. Besides availability and budget considerations, choosing the right artist comes down to the photography style you’re attracted to and the photographer’s ability to inspire you and your partner to connect naturally.

Once you lock in your photographer, it’s time to kick preparations into high gear. And that’s where this gallery comes in: we recommend you answer the following questions as you browse these pictures:

Ever waited 10 minutes for an UBER … just to have it cancel last second? Well, in Paris, it happens more often than you’d imagine. 

So, when you can afford it, our preferred method of getting around town is by private van with an English-speaking driver. It’s one of the best investments you’ll make: coordinating with an experienced driver saves much time better spent on fun Paris engagement pictures.

Plus, you’ll know your belongings are safe from theft; you can even use the van to discretely change your outfits and store props.

  • Do you prefer bright, airy morning light and a relative absence of tourists? Or rather Paris in the evening, when according to Woody Allen, the City is most enchanting and magical? Of course, funds permitting, combine sunrise and the so-called Blue Hour for maximum fun and picture variety. Here’s a nifty tool to figure out sunrise and sunset times for the day of your Paris engagement photos.
  • Style matters: scan our gallery for outfits that speak to you. What about hair and makeup? Whether simple or elegant, dress how you want for your Paris Photoshoot.
During the winter, it’s smart to dress in layers and bring a pair of comfortable boots you can easily slip into when you’re not being photographed.
  • Do photo props work with your personality? Great props energize and supercharge the fun factor! Props can even make you forget that a camera is pointed at you. In contrast, the wrong props tend to feel awkward and distract you from connecting with your loved one.
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You can’t fake happiness, right? Great props encourage you to connect naturally and tune out unwanted camera awareness.
  • Perfect your poses and practice kissing before you arrive in France. You’ll feel more confident and look better in your Paris engagement pictures. Hey, kissing practice is not the most demanding homework.
Get inspired
When you’re looking to take a deep dive into Paris engagement photos inspiration, check out this popular guide on how to get epic couple pictures. It’s packed with insanely actionable tips and dazzling photos and videos.

I had an incredible experience with Kiss Me In Paris! They were very professional and helpful in helping me plan our engagement shoot! My photographer, Scander, captured the most beautiful photos! His fun energy and passion for photography made our photoshoot go better than I could have hoped for! My fiancée and I were beyond impressed!

Avi Grewal
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