An elegant couple at the Eiffel Tower for a surprise proposal
Nick, hailing from the US, contacted me to discuss a surprise proposal and I was happy to help him plan one of the most important moments in his life. When he and his girlfriend Dina arrived at Trocadero, Eiffel Tower, I was wowed. They stepped out of their taxi looking elegant, sophisticated, and perfectly Parisian.
Nick told Dina that they were doing a photo shoot in Paris. And that was the truth! We did a photo shoot, in two places, but for a little slice of that time, there was a secret.
We were blessed with a gorgeous, mild Paris morning. I always love it when couples dress up for their Paris photo session. Paris is such an elegant place, that photos always look their best when couples dress up and also, any color, such as the gorgeous red in Dina's dress and the pop of red on Nick's tie, really stand out, in a very good way.
So in love
One of the first things I realized after meeting Nick and Dina was how nice they were to talk to. The best part of what I do is getting to know people, hear their stories, and sharing about Paris or many other topics.
I walked the couple to one of the very best vantage points for the surprise proposal to come. Nick then took this moment to ask Dina to marry him. It was really sweet and I found myself with a tear in my eye, as I was photographing them. What a gorgeous proposal, in a gorgeous place, with two gorgeous people in love!
Dina was very surprised, Nick was a bit relieved (all guys are a bit nervous about this moment) and I was happy to have captured the moment, my favorite thing to do.
We continued with beautiful photography around the Eiffel Tower and then we headed over to the Louvre courtyard, an absolutely perfect spot for some engagement photos.
Engagement photos in Paris
Couples who are already engaged can book an engagement session for one or two hours. Couples who want to incorporate a surprise proposal with an engagement session can also do that, with the engagement session being on the same day or next day.
The Louvre is a stunning location for engagement photos, particularly when you're wearing a gown and suit. In addition to the famous glass pyramid entrance, I like to incorporate the intricate walkways and benches as well.
Also, if there is time, I love to pop next door to the Tuileries Gardens, especially in the summer when it's nice and green.
Plan your engagement session
It was a real pleasure to work with such an amazing couple, full of love and light. I wish them so much happiness in their married life together, and thank them for choosing me to capture this amazing moment in their lives.