Honeymoon in the rain
Aimee and Kristian love each other, a lot! It was so lovely to meet them and feel their love for each other. It was one of those photo sessions that was so easy, they interacted in the most kind and loving way, and it was my job to capture it.
This charming couple visiting from the United States chose to celebrate their honeymoon in Paris. There was just one problem. The forecast was for buckets of rain. Being a Paris photographer now for quite some time, I've learned that if you don't photograph in the rain in Paris, you may never photograph. It's just a rainy place. Just like London.
The challenges of photographing in the rain for me? Just holding my umbrella, and trying to keep my gear dry. For my clients, as long as they have a cute umbrella, they can create romantic, dreamy images in the Paris rain.
Also, you can probably see that part of the Eiffel Tower is not visible. When it rains, low clouds move in. While this may be distressing to some people, the foggy atmosphere actually creates a romantic Paris that is calm, peaceful, and beautiful in its own right.
Two great sports
It was obvious Aimee had done her hair beautifully. I was jealous with her natural looking waves, I can never get that kind of look with my hair, but she pulled it off effortlessly. Even in the rain. Kristian's suit was perfect on him, and with the rain, we were about the only people at Trocadero, we had the place to ourselves!
They were great sports, and up for anything. I took advantage of their warm and positive nature and posed them in some of my favorite locations at the Eiffel Tower.
The Trocadero fountains
It's a huge treat this time of year that the fountains at Trocadero are on. They are turned on at the end of May and are turned off by the beginning of August, when the workers go on their summer holidays. The fountains are maintained with chlorine, keeping them looking pretty and clean. It's so sad when they are off, which is most of the year, but this time of year when they're on it's thrilling.
I've been positioning my clients at various points around the fountains, creating dreamy and artistic effects with the water droplets. I hope my clients love this variety as much as I love shooting it.
Every half hour the giant canons spray out giant torrents of water, into the reflecting pools below. Here's what the Paris Tourist Office says about the fountains:
If there is one garden you really must visit when you go to the Eiffel Tower, it’s the Trocadéro gardens. Created for the Universal Exposition in 1937, this green space of nearly 10,000 m² offers a stunning view of the Eiffel Tower dominating the capital (don’t forget your camera). The centrepiece of the gardens is the famous Warsaw fountains which, with its 20 water cannons, offers a remarkable water display, especially on summer evenings when the illuminations around the fountains add to the attraction. There are a number of sculptures to be admired, including gilded bronze animal statues, and the two stone statues, 'L'homme' by Pierre Traverse and 'La Femme' by Daniel Bacqué.
I, for one, am really enjoying the fountains!
Your photo session
Would you love a romantic photo session like Aimee and Kristian? First thing, pack your favorite cute outfits. Prepare to have a lot of fun. Be excited for the photographs we capture together, that you'll hopefully look back on with fondness for many years.