In the following part of the pre-wedding photo shooting in Paris for Alvin and Tong-Tong, we started with another famous place in the French capital — the Louvre museum. Again, the wedding gown was changed for a casual dress, and quite romantic morning mood we replaced with something positive and happy.
The territory of the Louvre Museum is surrounded with lovely gardens and decorated with beautiful statues. Everything but the main entrance breathes with history. The latter is actually a glass pyramid. It was created only at the end of the 20th century. Someone considers the entrance and Louvre itself not correlating in the style. To my mind, it looks great.
While planning the engagement in Paris with Mary and Alvin, we tried to stick to two primary principles.
- The first — morning and evening pre-wedding photo sessions are the best variant to get lovely, atmospheric pictures in May. This is a must to know for any professional wedding photographer working in France or any other part of the world.
- The second idea was to wait until Louvre was closed and tourists started leaving the area. If the first principle worked out, the second one didn’t. Instead, people felt the warm spring of May weather and simply sat on the benches enjoying that calm and picturesque evening.
There was nothing to do but look for another place for two beloved and me, a professional wedding photographer in Paris. It was not as complicated as we thought at first. On the other side of the Louvre museum, we found a calm garden with fewer people where Alvin and Tong Tong could enjoy the views. For me, it was a gorgeous place to take beautiful engagement photos.
Sometimes when I was taking engagement photos of my sweet couple from Singapore, I thought they forgot about me: so true and sincere their feelings were. They enjoyed every element of the city: touched the green cover of the bushes and trees, warmed the benches and greeted Eiffel Tower that was visible even for that pretty distant garden.
I want to share one of my secrets with you that helps me take an engagement picture like that. No patterns! No poses! Only true love.
If you follow this rule, the ideas and composition of each picture come to your mind easy. But it doesn’t mean that photo set in Paris before the wedding in Singapore was something spontaneous. Timing was strict enough, since there were too many venues that we wanted to visit.
The day’s target was to get beautiful, lovely, and true-to-life pre-wedding photos from Paris.
As far as I know, we were a success. There was no chance of failure. Mary and Alvin are charming and very my clients. They fully trusted their photographer in Paris and did what they wanted, never asking how to stay or where to look.
We had a great time together: long walks, cups of coffee, and tons of jokes. At the dinner, we were already planning our trip from Paris to Prague, scheduling and choosing the place of interest in the Czech capital.
As a result of engagement in Paris and a pre-wedding photoset in Prague with Tong Tong and Alvin, I compiled the best pictures in a slide show. Enjoy.
By the way, my good friend and colleague from Mongooses.TV Alexander Znaharchuk, event videographer, filmed a pre-wedding video in Prague for Alvin and Mary. Have a look!
If you plan an engagement Euro trip and among the cities of your destination is Paris, feel free to contact me to check the date and invite you.