Are you a fun loving family, coming to Paris? Capture your family time in Paris with a memorable Picture Me Paris photo experience!

I love working with families with children of all ages, to create beautiful family heirlooms from your time in Paris. After all, you don't come to Paris every day! I'll work with your family to create the Paris memories of your dreams, and show your family also in both formal and informal images. For example, it's really important for me to show your family having fun. This could be anything from your three-year old jumping in a puddle, to your two boys chasing each other around a tree. 

See more family photography in the gallery.


picture me paris family photo experience at the eiffel tower (or anywhere in paris!)

 

Classic Eiffel Tower or Classic Paris (or another Paris location)

This one-hour photo session captures your beautiful family with the symbol of Paris, the Eiffel Tower! You'll cherish this special family time together with images to treasure forever, your package includes digital images as well as a print for your home or office.

+ 1 amazing hour capturing your family at the Eiffel Tower (or another location of your choosing, such as the Louvre or Montmartre). Includes beautiful, sweeping views of the Eiffel Tower from several locations that could include Trocadero and the nearby gardens.

+ Includes 50 professionally edited beautiful digital images, delivered to a personal online portrait gallery. Your images are ready for you within just 3 days, so you can enjoy them soon after your photo session and share with friends and family.

+ Your own personal mobile app, so you can easily download and view your gallery on mobile devices, and share with others.

+ Includes a free 8x10 print for your home, masterfully printed and ready to frame.

+ All Classic Eiffel Tower family photo experiences take place in the morning before 10:00 am, to avoid the heavy tourist crowds later in the day. You can check the calendar to see available times and rates.  If you don't see a time that works for you, contact me

Not so interested in the Eiffel Tower? We can do your Classic family session anywhere in Paris, you'll choose your location when you book or you can contact me.  You can choose from the Louvre, Montmartre, Notre Dame, or one of the beautiful parks of Paris.

 


picture me paris family photo gallery

 

Karina is one fantastic photographer! We asked Karina to do a family session with our two boys. From the very beginning she was helpful, guiding us with regards to what to expect and how to prepare for our session. I felt like I knew her well before I even met her.

During the session she was extremely patient as we fumbled with our boys, lent us a helping hand and made my boys feel completely at ease and pose for the pics! (And even my camera shy hubby.)

Her turnaround was fast, service super professional, pricing reasonable and it was nice to have a photographer who was just as excited about my first trip to Paris as I was. Anyone who hires her will not be disappointed.

All the best Karina, and thank you for capturing those magical images of our family!
— Ahalya, Canada
family photography in paris notre dame cathedral
 

useful info

there are dozens of photographers in paris, why should we chose you?

There are so many amazing photographers in Paris, and we all take beautiful photographs. So what stands out about me? I'm super professional, fun, friendly and I'll bend over backwards to make you happy! I also adore working with families, have a lot of patience, and I like working with children a lot. Little people, and teens, are my specialty!

Also, I'm American, and while I love to work with people from all over the world, I really shine when I work with other Americans, Canadians, Brits, Aussies etc because I know the level of customer service you're accustomed to. I'll communicate clearly with you, make you feel comfortable, ask about you (I actually care about you as people, not just a number), share some laughter, and since I've been coming to Paris since I was 17 (don't ask how many years ago that was!), I know this city so well, and the very best spots and angles for your gorgeous Paris images as a family. 

what's the best time of day for my session?

We conduct our family photo sessions in the morning, depending on the season, usually between 8:00 am and 11:00 am. This is best for nice lighting and we'll have a few less tourists in our images. I used to offer sessions in the evening, but Paris is so popular, it's incredibly difficult to get the quality of images I want to provide with the tourist crowds, so mornings are ideal.

how large can our group be?

At this time I welcome families of 5 people or less. Unfortunately, I'm unable to accommodate larger families or groups at this time.

can i see some more of your family work?

Sure! Please visit my blog:

Family photography blog

A trio of color

Family love in Paris photo session

Mother and son photo session

Colorful family photo shoot in Paris

Adorable family photo shoot in Paris

Glorious family photo shoot in Paris

Cute family photo session in Montmartre

Adorable family photo session in Paris

Family love at the Eiffel Tower

Family day in the Paris rain

my child is fussy, i'm worried about that!

Don't worry! I've worked with many children from newborn to teenagers and I love them all. I've even had children tell me they didn't want their photo taken at all but we ended up with beautiful family images! The best advice for your photo session is to:

  • Determine how long your child can be content for photos. We have sessions starting at one hour in one location, two hours in two locations, and three hours in three locations. In my experience, a one hour session, in one location, is best for small children. If you don't think your child can be content for an hour, we can always trim the hour session, but it's advised to give ourselves this time in case the child needs a snack, etc.

  • Ensure there are diversions for the photo session. Bring along any snacks or toys for the little ones. For older children, get them excited about seeing the Eiffel Tower and having some great photos to show their friends.

  • I tend to work faster than the typical photographer, particularly with families, so that the children don't get bored. If the child (or children) get hungry we can always stop in a cafe for a bite to eat or refreshment. Often also there are carousels nearby, and children may like to ride it.

photos, what's included?

You'll be provided with professionally edited digital photos, sent via a private link to a personalized portrait gallery. Your professionally edited images are high resolution and in JPG format, which allows you to download them to share with family and friends on social media or email, and also to print to display in your home as beautiful wall art or a photo album.  

how do i find you for our session?

We agree on the time and place we'll meet. Usually it's near a major metro station and quite easy to find. During our session, for transportation we can walk (especially if the weather is nice), take metro (which is fast and convenient), or take a taxi. 

what's the weather like?

It rains a lot in Paris and is often cloudy. The good news is that the city is beautiful in the rain, it actually shimmers. It's always a good idea to take an umbrella along with you, especially in the winter. Our sessions are done rain or shine, but I'll send you more information on weather options. In the meantime, check out the rainy day gallery here, and you can see how beautiful Paris is in the rain. A lot of my clients get really worried about rain, they worry their photos won't turn out, they worry they may get wet. As it rains so much in Paris, we have to work with the weather or we'd never get out if we never went out in the rain. Instead of fearing the rain, think of it as a fun Paris adventure, to be able to share an umbrella with the ones you love in the Paris rain, it's distinctly Parisian. Last winter it rained every single day in Paris. I shot beautiful images of families in the rain. 

Average rainy days in Paris, France by month

Average rainy days (rain/snow) in  Paris, France

what if i want props like balloons for my photo session?

Some people like balloons, flowers or other props for their photo session. I can help you find a store that has balloons or a flower shop.

how do we get around?

Transportation is not provided but you can get anywhere in Paris fairly quickly by public transport, such as metro, bus or by taxi. Transportation during our session, if required (i.e. metro, Uber, taxi), is not covered in the cost of your session. Most transport costs are between 2-20€ for anywhere we will go, or if not too far and you're up for it, we can walk. Please make sure you have euro cash, as most taxis in Paris do not accept credit cards.

i'd like to do a maternity or gender reveal session, is this possible?

Absolutely! To see a small selection of previous maternity/gender reveal photo sessions click here.

payment & cancellations

You may pay via Paypal or credit card for your payment. If your plans change, and you need to cancel your photo session, you may do so without penalty with at least fourteen (14) days' and your payment will be refunded in its entirety. 

how can i inquire or book a photo session?

I'm happy to answer any questions you have about your photo session. Please complete the contact form below with any questions you have and I'll get back to you right away, or reserve your session below!


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