A sunny, sweet surprise proposal in the Notre Dame Gardens in Paris

First Contact

When Stuart, visiting from Belfast, contacted me to capture his surprise proposal in Paris, he was looking for something a little different. The Eiffel Tower is a perennial favorite surprise proposal location, but he wanted to surprise his love, Robyn, in a beautiful spot in Paris that was unique. We talked it over and came up with a great plan, one that is perfect for April in Paris!

After a little though, Stuart selected the gardens behind the grand Notre Dame Cathedral, and what perfect timing too! Spring has started, finally, and the famous cherry blossoms are just starting to pop out. The spring plantings are bright and colorful, and it could not have been a nicer, sunnier, day for a Paris surprise proposal!

The Lovely Gardens

I met the couple in the park, but as it was a surprise, Robyn didn't know it was happening, so the pure emotion from this lovely couple brought a tear to my eye. They were both dressed in beautiful outfits of blue. Their love for each other was so evident from the moment I set my eyes on them. 

Stuart and Robyn have a rich and happy life together, only enhanced now with a beautiful ring and beautiful engagement.

Here Comes the Sun

What was that bright ball in the sky? We don't see the sun so often in Paris, so while it was beautiful and warm, it made it a bit of a challenge for an early afternoon surprise proposal. We had a few shadows to contend with but overall, I think we captured some beautiful surprise proposal and engagement photos in Paris that I hope this kind and beautiful couple will treasure forever.

I look forward to welcoming them back to Paris for their anniversary!

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