Picture Me Paris, a colorful Paris photographer

Color and Paris are not two words that normally go together. Paris is gorgeous, but in shades of gray and white, and the sun doesn't appear as often as it does in other European cities, making the city feel gray a lot of the time. The sun does pop out in the summer, which makes finding color so much easier. But what to do in the winter, or on a gray day?

How am I, a photographer that loves color, going to create the most gorgeous imagery of my guests that I can?

It's all in the details, and I'm on the watch for color all the time. No two Picture Me Paris photo sessions are exactly the same. This is a custom and personalized boutique photography service. Yes, there are certain places we go a lot, like the Eiffel Tower, but even then, I'm trying to always figure out how to incorporate more color and life into your images.

It of course helps when my clients wear a bright item of clothing. I especially love pink and red. Even a colorful coat can make all the difference. I'm going to share now with you the many ways my clients have incorporated some color into their photo session, and also little ways where I'm also trying to incorporate some color.

I think this might make me stand out from other Paris photographers, as you can see I really strive to bring the city to life in the most colorful way I can. 

 Colorful umbrellas have two purposes. One, of course, to keep the rain off of you, and also they're amazing as a prop to add color to an otherwise gray day.

Colorful umbrellas have two purposes. One, of course, to keep the rain off of you, and also they're amazing as a prop to add color to an otherwise gray day.

 In this case, we utilized the winter greens in the park to add color

In this case, we utilized the winter greens in the park to add color

 Paris is filled with amazing colored doors, it's a great way to add color on a gloomy day!

Paris is filled with amazing colored doors, it's a great way to add color on a gloomy day!

 In season, a Paris park or garden is a wonderful place to incorporate color

In season, a Paris park or garden is a wonderful place to incorporate color

 A pop of late summer color on the chestnut trees

A pop of late summer color on the chestnut trees

 In winter, a bright coat can really brighten a drab day

In winter, a bright coat can really brighten a drab day

 Paris doesn't have a plethora of fall color, but when we find it, we utilize it!

Paris doesn't have a plethora of fall color, but when we find it, we utilize it!

 A beautiful bunch of red roses adds to the color and beauty of this image

A beautiful bunch of red roses adds to the color and beauty of this image

 Green vines add Parisian color all year long

Green vines add Parisian color all year long

 There's wisteria scattered around Paris, and when it's in bloom, it's amazing!

There's wisteria scattered around Paris, and when it's in bloom, it's amazing!

 This cute family enjoyed a treat in Montmartre, surrounded by blues

This cute family enjoyed a treat in Montmartre, surrounded by blues

 Baby blues with a touch of green!

Baby blues with a touch of green!

 Family time in Paris in autumn, so much amazing color

Family time in Paris in autumn, so much amazing color

 Beautiful spring blooms near the Eiffel Tower

Beautiful spring blooms near the Eiffel Tower

 Golden dates and a red dress, color galore!

Golden dates and a red dress, color galore!

 Cherry blossom trees are beautiful in Paris in spring. They usually bloom between mid-March and the beginning of April.

Cherry blossom trees are beautiful in Paris in spring. They usually bloom between mid-March and the beginning of April.

 This stunning bride and her white dress really stand out amongst the intricate details at the Louvre

This stunning bride and her white dress really stand out amongst the intricate details at the Louvre

 Late spring blooms at Trocadero Gardens, near the Eiffel Tower.

Late spring blooms at Trocadero Gardens, near the Eiffel Tower.

 Some red berries in the middle of winter add a splash of color

Some red berries in the middle of winter add a splash of color

 The green background on this building made for a bright and stunning photo

The green background on this building made for a bright and stunning photo

 White against the background of the pink trees are gorgeous

White against the background of the pink trees are gorgeous

 Fantastic red door in Paris

Fantastic red door in Paris

 These pink trees are blooming in May at Place Dauphine, closer to Notre Dame

These pink trees are blooming in May at Place Dauphine, closer to Notre Dame

 Balloons make cute props and add color

Balloons make cute props and add color

 Spring blooms in Montmartre...

Spring blooms in Montmartre...

 Montmartre on the hill, is one of the few places in Paris you can find a little color, here in pink

Montmartre on the hill, is one of the few places in Paris you can find a little color, here in pink

 A colorful prop set against a flower bed

A colorful prop set against a flower bed

 Sometimes I brighten up a dreary day with one of the many Paris carousels

Sometimes I brighten up a dreary day with one of the many Paris carousels

 Even in the fog, the leaves on these trees add some color to this Parisian scene

Even in the fog, the leaves on these trees add some color to this Parisian scene

 Cotton candy is fun and colorful for your Paris photo session, and can be found near the Eiffel Tower

Cotton candy is fun and colorful for your Paris photo session, and can be found near the Eiffel Tower

 A bright red dress and a red flower bed, stunning!

A bright red dress and a red flower bed, stunning!

 Super colorful family photography on a very rainy day!

Super colorful family photography on a very rainy day!

 Spring in Paris can be amazing with various blooming pink trees like this one!

Spring in Paris can be amazing with various blooming pink trees like this one!

 Fall is magical in Paris

Fall is magical in Paris

 A blue planter in the Royal Gardens adds more color and interest to images, even in fall and winter

A blue planter in the Royal Gardens adds more color and interest to images, even in fall and winter

 I am always on the lookout for color opportunities, these bright flower beds really added pop to this image. 

I am always on the lookout for color opportunities, these bright flower beds really added pop to this image. 

 Don't you love these red flowers?

Don't you love these red flowers?

 Another fantastic blue door in Paris

Another fantastic blue door in Paris

 Beautiful fall color in Paris

Beautiful fall color in Paris

 One of my favorite spots in the garden for some beautiful blooms

One of my favorite spots in the garden for some beautiful blooms

 Instead of the rain getting them down, this family used these bright red umbrellas to make their images bright and beautiful!

Instead of the rain getting them down, this family used these bright red umbrellas to make their images bright and beautiful!

 I gravitate to the greenery here near the Eiffel Tower

I gravitate to the greenery here near the Eiffel Tower

 Beautiful flowers near the Louvre

Beautiful flowers near the Louvre

 This pink umbrella added a super pop of color at the Eiffel Tower

This pink umbrella added a super pop of color at the Eiffel Tower

 It rarely snows in Paris, but the combination of a bright coat and some greenery make Paris a bit more colorful

It rarely snows in Paris, but the combination of a bright coat and some greenery make Paris a bit more colorful

 Color in Trocadero Gardens

Color in Trocadero Gardens

 A sea of leaves...

A sea of leaves...

 Sprinkles of color in autumn

Sprinkles of color in autumn

 Wisteria in Montmartre in May

Wisteria in Montmartre in May

 Color at their feet...

Color at their feet...

 The lovely rose garden at the Cathedral of Notre Dame

The lovely rose garden at the Cathedral of Notre Dame

 Rain, what rain? Gorgeous in the rain with a colorful red umbrella

Rain, what rain? Gorgeous in the rain with a colorful red umbrella

 An easy way to add color is with a bright sweater or coat

An easy way to add color is with a bright sweater or coat

 Beautiful bright colors!

Beautiful bright colors!

 This pink umbrella added pretty color on a rainy day

This pink umbrella added pretty color on a rainy day

 This baby blue door lit up a very rainy day

This baby blue door lit up a very rainy day

 A winning combination of red and pink

A winning combination of red and pink

 Even in the middle of winter, a little green color remains

Even in the middle of winter, a little green color remains