WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY IN PARIS
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding ! Below this gallery you’ll find a some tips for your Wedding & a set of horizontal pictures !
YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER IN PARIS / FRANCE
Because you want to tie the knot in the most romantic place!
Congratulations! You have a decided to get married in Paris or France ! The next step is now finding a location, possibly a venue, a wedding photographer in Paris and a few other vendors, etc.
And If you like the pictures above & below, you just may have found your Paris wedding photographer!
Getting married in Paris / France!
As a Paris photographer having tons of experience with weddings, I’ll give you below a few tips to consider for yours and about Wedding Photography in Paris or France in General. This is especially the case if you are looking for a venue, or have planned something more formal with a good list of guests. In case you’re looking for something smaller, with just a few or no guest, and want to a more intimate or outdoor ceremony, feel free to check my Portfolio about my portfolio & tips as a Paris Elopement Photographer.
Your decision to get married in Paris or France is an exciting one. But there’s so much to go through because you are mixing traveling with organizing a wedding ! So here are a few tips from your wedding photographer in Paris :
TIPS FOR YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY IN PARIS:
Stay Calm… and Get married in Paris !
1. Should you hire a wedding planner ?
It actually depends on the type of Paris wedding you are planning and your personality. If you’re looking to organize a small wedding with only a few guests and want to keep it simple, then a wedding planner may not be necessary. You still would have to coordinate a few vendors (photographer, officiant, hair/make-up artist, florist…) but a good timeline mixed to a good organization before traveling may be enough. One of my recommendations in this case is also to hire local vendors who are used to work together, so they can easily communicate and agree in case of change. I will also happily share my experience to suggest some timeline & tips in case you decide to organize it on your own.
But if you’re looking to have a wedding involving more guests (starting from 15), a venue with cocktail or diner & reception, possibly some decoration, or a wedding with a precise timing and several locations involved (ceremony and reception happening in different locations, etc.) then a wedding planner could be VERY helpful ! It’s also the best way to make sure you spend a stress-free day, which will of course reflect in your pictures!
Unless of course if you enjoy being involved in every step 😉
Many 4 or 5* Paris hotels actually have event coordinators who can help you if you book some room(s) or venue in their hotel.
2. Getting Married in Paris : The User Guide
Getting legally married in Paris is rather complicated ! One condition is for example to spend at least 45 days in Paris before getting married, by providing a local home address. So unless they have some family members living in Paris, most of couples decide skipping the wedding at the City Hall (that they do at home before of after), and decide to have a Church ceremony or a symbolic one in their venue (or outdoor if there are only a few guests).
I know a great local officiant in case you are looking for one : Laura from The Paris Officiant. She’s amazing at creating Personal & Bespoke ceremonies !
3. Which venue & location for the ceremony ?
a. Venue (Hotels & Church)
Booking a venue is great if you are planning a wedding with guests and reception ! Hotels are the most common way to do it in Paris, but if there also Chateaux around Paris (and all over France) who can also be a great setting for a romantic wedding.
In Paris, some of the most popular hotels for weddings are :
– Shangri-La (famous for the views on Eiffel Tower & beautiful interiors)
– The Ritz (famous for its history and beautiful interiors)
– The Peninsula (great rooftop terrace for ceremonies)
– The George V, Plaza Athéné, Le Meurice, etc.
There are 2 main churches welcoming foreigners for ceremonies, the American Church and American Cathedral. Another beautiful location is the Chapelle Expiatoire which actually belongs to the City and can be used for any kind of symbolic ceremony.
b. Outdoor ceremony at the Eiffel Tower
You may have seen some of my wedding photography with ceremony photos at the Eiffel Tower ? Yes, that is a great location, but I would only recommend it with a small weddings (under 10 guests) and to have it in the morning (early or very early) because the Eiffel is (of course!) getting crowded very quickly in the day. It’s also the best way to keep it a nice experience when your guests can hear and you don’t feel being the center of attention.
If you are planning a larger wedding with guests and still would like a nice view on the Eiffel Tower, I’d be happy to send you some recommendations 🙂
4. Let’s include a couple photo session during your wedding
Let’s take the time for a couple photo session, especially in Paris ! There is not one way to make it work, because every wedding is different. Right before or after the ceremony, at another time or on another day… let me know what you have in mind for your photos in Paris and your wedding, and I’ll make some suggestions !
In any case, I will be here to guide you to the best spots for your wedding photo shoot in the city of love. From elegant and glamorous poses to candid pictures, I will also provide tips and directions to make you feel at ease 🙂
The location for the ceremony is important, and so are the ones of your photoshoot ! Please let me know the locations you’d like to be included for your photo session in Paris. If you’re not sure, feel free send me some links or photos that you loved from my website and Instagram, and I’ll recommend you the best itinerary based on what you have in mind.
Saying ‘I do’ in France !
That’s it, you just may have found your Wedding Photographer in Paris!
I’m looking forward to receiving your email so we can get prepared for your special day. I’ll be happy to send you a quote and recommend more great vendors if you’d like !
MORE ABOUT WEDDINGS IN PARIS:
See more info about my wedding & elopement packages in Paris.
Check the Blog to see more Paris Photography with complete galleries of weddings I captured in Paris & France.
Feel free to check my Portfolio about Elopement Photography.
In case you are also looking to have a photoshoot in Paris on your wedding day, you can also check the portfolios about the ones I did as Pre-Wedding photographer in Paris (with bridal outfits), Couple Photography in Paris or Paris Engagement photography for some inspiration, or the other kinds of Paris photoshoot categories (family, proposal, solo…) for some ideas.