This page is for you if you’re coming to Paris and would like your memories captured brilliantly by a professional Paris Photographer, but are not quite sure how to identify and hire the right artist for you.
Paris photo shoots are all about decisions—season, starting time, hours of coverage, locations, outfits, props, logistics … and, most importantly, your choice of Paris Photographer.
As you can imagine, photographers are not created equal. Hire the right artist, and you’re well on your way to delightfully enhancing your Paris photo experience with abundant joy, heaps of love, and precious memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime.
But you only have one shot at booking a Paris photographer who is fun, energizes your shoot, and really cares about your experience … so take your time to identify the perfect artist for you.
What makes a Paris photographer truly extraordinary?
Simply put, an extraordinary Paris Photographer cares about you, and is fun, resourceful, and contagiously passionate about photographing people. She navigates Paris with great ease, communicates well in multiple languages, creatively inspires you to connect naturally, and consistently captures amazing photos.
Here at Kiss Me in Paris, we don’t take ourselves too seriously—quite the opposite actually as you’ve probably noticed :-).
That said, we do take your Paris photography experience.
We can’t even express how thankful we are to have found you! Eric and I had such a great time this morning, and that really had everything to do with your energy, excitement, and amazing creativity! Hands-down the best Paris Photographer! ~ Samantha & Eric, NYC, USA
What we do care about is that you truly connect as a couple, trust in the process during your photo session, and invest in your photography experience.
Here’s our promise to you: we will show you the City of Lights in a way you never imagined possible, while energizing your shoot with creative photo opportunities custom-tailored to you as a couple.
As you’ll discover, this site is really not about us.
Kiss Me in Paris is the place where you’ll find all the inspiration you need if you’d like brilliant photos in Paris … and plenty of fun along the way.
And if you’ve ever wondered “how can I …”:
- identify, evaluate, and hire the right Paris Photographer
- get inspired and prepare like a pro even before I arrive in Paris
- master the high art of the kiss and connect in a way that feels real
- get the photos that make me look and feel amazing
Or you may be a groom simply in need of a helping hand to pull off a true Parisian fairy-tale proposal …
…well, you’re in the right place, and we have you covered.
An open letter to you …
Our couples typically spend a lot of time, resources, and energy on preparing for a once-in-a-lifetime Paris photo experience.
They want a photographer who truly cares and makes them feel and look amazing. They understand that their Paris photographer—for better or worse—has great influence over the flow and fun element of their photo session and, by extension, the way they remember Paris.
One thing’s for certain: whether our couples affectionately embrace the cliché or not, they don’t want their photos to look like everyone else’s.
Think about it … you are unique and so is the relationship you and your loved one share. Why then should you be satisfied with photos that aren’t unique?
The solution? Hire a Paris photographer who will not only take you to the same places and ask you do the same poses. Sounds simple, right? Well, you’d be surprised how few artists actually take the time to care.
Keep in mind that photographers are quintessential creatures of habit: we’re naturally drawn to do what’s worked well in the past—similar locations, perspectives, poses, time of the day … but that’s missing an amazing opportunity—both for you and for us.
Our commitment is to always put you and your Paris photography experience first.
It starts with our proven 4-step process on How to prepare for your Paris photo shoot like a Pro, which emphasizes fun, real connection, and maximum net photography coverage.
And while you’re at it, we put together a 9-minute video just for you. We understand that 9 minutes may sound like a lot? But watching it will actually save you loads of time in your preparations and inspire a more fabulous shoot. So take a moment now to enjoy.
But there’s more to it: you need to take your Paris photographer decision seriously. That means investing time, love, and resources into identifying, evaluating, and booking the right photographer for you.
So what events do we photograph in Paris and around the globe?
- Paris proposals
- Engagement photo sessions
- Paris elopements
- Paris family sessions
- Paris weddings
- Destination weddings
- Paris honeymoons
- Wedding anniversaries
Most available photo sessions are similar in terms of quality, creativity, and preparation, but there are real differences, and it’s important that you understand them.
Engagement photo sessions
Paris engagement sessions are among our absolute favorites. Hey, it’s what wins us countless awards and publications … and it’s an aspect of professional event and portrait photography we’re frequently asked to teach at workshops and even evaluate as “Master Photographer Judges” in the context of some of the most prestigious international photo contests.
Essentially, most Paris engagement sessions fall into one of two distinct scenarios:
- you recently became engaged in your hometown, and subsequently decided to visit Paris. You think it would be a brilliant idea to have a professional Paris photographer capture photos of you and your loved one as you celebrate the uniqueness of your relationship in the most romantic place in the known universe.
- your boyfriend just popped the question to you in Paris and you’d like to capture this momentous life-event with photos while you’re already in town.
The latter scenario differs from our Surprise Paris proposal in that it is considered “after-the-fact,” i.e. you are now already engaged—so to say, fiancée & fiancé :-). And since it is no longer a secret, your engagement session can take on a decidedly more creative approach than the more candid surprise proposal.
Honeymoon photo sessions
Wow … so you’re now newlyweds. Congratulations! The greatest party of your life is over, and it’s time to recover a little and get a few much-needed days of privacy with your loved one.
So where better to unwind than in romantic Paris … with a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon in hand … or a Champagne if you prefer.
And that’s just you getting started. There’s probably more to do in Paris than you have time for. But anything that’s worth doing, is worth doing right … and, of course, having documented by a professional Paris photographer for generations to see and relive.
Here’s where we join the picture. We love l-o-v-e. There’s simply a magical combination of radiant energy and blissful happiness that freshly married couples exude: jump for joy, walk on air … cloud 9 anyone?
We want to be there for you every step of the way: need a prop that might be too large to bring along from abroad? Just let us know. How about a decadent box of macaroons? We know all the yummy places!
Paris weddings and destination weddings
Looking for a wedding photography experience that’s fun, real, and award-winning? You’re in the right place with your Kiss Me in Paris Wedding photographer.
Modern luxury wedding photography is about more than just great pictures: your wedding photographer will affect the flow of one of the most special days of your life. In fact, you’ll likely spend more time with your photographer than with anyone else on your Big Day. But you know all this already.
What you may not yet realize is that your wedding photographer can at any given time also be an energizing companion, a profound source of inspiration, and sometimes a helping hand when you need it most :-).
Today’s leading wedding photographers command at least 4 essential skills:
- unobtrusive photojournalism (candid or documentary photos brimful of emotion)
- fun editorial & impact (the photos that get all the LIKES on Facebook)
- family portraits (beautifully composed, sharp, and well-lit pictures that your parents and grandparents will love)
- details, decor, ambiance, and performance (the inspirational stuff that the editors of popular bridal publications look for)
Well, we do it all well—our wedding coverage is as unique as you. Every photo is hand-crafted with love. We passionately pour our hearts into your Big Day.
The result? Many of our clients leave us touching love notes and become life-long friends when they realize that we actually made their wedding day even more special.
We broadly separate our wedding coverage into two distinct categories:
- greater Paris: here’s where you and your loved ones travel to us (Paris wedding)
- outside of Paris: here’s where we travel to or with you (destination wedding)
While we delight in 100’s of heart-warming photo sessions around Paris every year, we only take on a very limited number of spectacular destination weddings.
The beauty of a destination wedding with Kiss Me in Paris is that we often have the time to add-on a priceless day-after photo shoot while we’re already on location. It’s for couples who truly can’t get enough photos!
Here’s an example of a fabulous luxury wedding we captured at the venerable St. Regis in Laguna Beach, California.
Paris anniversary sessions
Perhaps you didn’t have the opportunity to come to Paris for your engagement or honeymoon? What were you thinking :-). Well, we cannot imagine a more romantic place for you to celebrate your next wedding anniversary—be it your first, your second, or your 50th.
We promise you’ll love your time with us [and your photos!], and come back for more. It’s kind of addictive!
Hey, and if you’d like us to arrange a little Champagne picnic or a romantic candlelight dinner for you, simply let us know.
We know you are busy, and travel to Paris from a faraway. Let’s at least make it easy to celebrate love.
Family Paris portrait sessions
When you come to Paris with your entire family and would like your visit captured by a professional Paris photographer in a fun and relaxed way … then you’re in perfect hands with us. We are kids at heart and adults and kids love us for it :-).
Surgeon General’s Warning: side effects of a Kiss Me in Paris family portrait session include sudden, uncontrollable cravings for the ultimate macaron or hot chocolate, and may well result in many more visits to Paris.
What you should do next
Wow … you really got to the end of this page :-). That means you’re super-passionate about your Paris photographer; we LOVE you already and think we will make a great fit.