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Bride kissing Groom Behind Paris Lamp Post  Eiffel Tower in Storm Clouds  Bride in Strapless Wedding Gown

Paris Skyline Behind Bride and Groom on Bridge  Wedding and Engagement Rings Lying on Paris Map

Bride Portrait  Bride Kissing Groom in Front of Beautiful Paris Building  Groom and Eiffel Tower

Bride Laughing with Groom at Notre Dame in Paris  Bride Walking with Groom on Cobblestone Paris Street

Bride and Groom Crossing Paris Bridge  Bride Embracing Groom Beside Eiffel Tower and River Seine  Sash Bow Being Tied on Bride Wearing Wedding Gown

Bride and Groom Sitting on Paris Park Bench  Groom Holds Bride During Elopement Ceremony on Paris River Cruise

Wedding Heels in Pretty French Chair  Bride Showing Shoes in Beautiful Paris Apartment

Groom and Bride Leaning on Paris Bridge Railing  Bride Wearing Wedding-Day Robe

Bride in Front of French Mirror  Wedding Bouquet Lying in French Chair  Bride Leaning Out of Paris Apartment Window

Wedding Ceremony Under Eiffel Tower on River Cruise  Bridal Portrait of Bride With Beautiful Lashes

You might assume that photographers in Paris prefer sunny days for their shoots. Cast a quick glance at my latest shoots, and you’ll see I take advantage of sunshine every chance I get. Deep down, however, I’m just as happy with the romantic ambiance that cloud cover gives this city. It reminds me of the images of the famous Paris photographer Robert Doisneau. With spring weddings around the corner, couples are asking me what to expect if their big day is cloudy. In response, I show them photos of Jessie and Ramin’s elopement.

People love the adorable pic of Jessie protecting the ruffles of her precious Vera Wang gown from the cobblestones of a bridge she’s crossing. My favorite look of those ruffles is of Jessie standing in front of the gorgeous French mirror. The dress looks quite at home in the elegant setting of the Paris apartment she hired for her destination wedding.

Clouds started rolling in as soon as we left those comfy confides to get pre-wedding photos around the sights of Paris. I like the soft skin and light blue tone the overcast day brought. This dramatic look peaked as the encroaching gentle storm rolled in behind the Eiffel Tower, covering their wedding ceremony on the deck of a chartered river cruise. Luckily, showers held off until the celebration had carried guests inside the lovely dining cabin. It turned out that the day-long threat of rain did nothing to prevent us from getting to all the city locations I adore. Plus, it gave us the moody setting that people often find charming in this city of love. The cloudy-day images we came away with remind me why I don’t fear the overcast days of spring. I know they simply offer up a different kind of beauty for me to capture wedding photos in the streets of Paris.

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Engaged couple leaning on rail, Eiffel Tower in background Engaged couple embracing  Couple walking in front of Eiffel Tower

Woman in zip front black dress Couple in front of large doors at Le Louvre Couple leaning on column at Le Louvre

Engaged couple in front of statues at Le Louvre Engaged couple embracing and smiling  Royal seal wood carving on Le Louvre door

Statue at Le Louvre Paris  Couple in Le Louvre courtyard Man

Woman in black dress with hair blowing  Engaged couple in front of Paris skyline

Golden light of Paris sunset shining on engaged couple Notre Dame Paris in sunshine behind engaged couple  Engaged couple beside Notre Dame sunset

Notre Dame behind engaged couple  Backs of couple embracing

Getting beautiful photos of yourself in the city of love is much easier than you’d think. Claire and Matt had arranged their Paris photo shoot with us after a few short emails. The only difficult part for Claire was deciding between two different dresses and hairdos. She liked my simple solution. A hair and wardrobe change in the middle of your Paris engagement shoot just adds to the fun.

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Ashlan Gorse Philippe Cousteau in Gown and Tux  Bride holding Wedding Bouquet  Flower Girl in Gorse-Coustau Wedding France

Ashlan Gorse in Wedding Gown  Chateau D

Cover of Brides Magazine Spring 2014  Gorse-Cousteau wedding article in Brides Magazine Spring 2014  Cousteau-Gorse Real Wedding article in Brides Magazine Spring 2014

It was nice seeing our photos of the Gorse-Cousteau wedding published in the print version of Brides Magazine this spring and posted to yesterday. We knew of Ashlan Gorse and Philippe Cousteau before they contacted us to shoot their chateau wedding near Paris. We had seen Ashlan often or E! News. We remembered Philippe from CNN International and Animal Planet. Like his famous grandfather, Jacques Cousteau, Philippe is an oceanographer. On the show Oceans Blue, I remembered Philippe fearlessly swimming with sharks. After the wedding, he was part of a fun coincidence. I was telling a friend about photographing Philippe’s wedding. During our conversation, we walked up on a larger than life poster of Philippe modeling for the Gap store. Surprised, I pointed at the poster and said, “that guy.”

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Sunset behind bride and groom at Notre Dame  Groom embraces bride with Eiffel Tower in background

Bride walks holding hands with groom in Notre Dame garden  Haussman apartment building in Paris  Groom holds bride with sunset and Notre Dame in background

Backs of bride and Groom holding hands at Notre Dame  Couple in wedding gown and tux with Eiffel Tower in background  Bridal portrait lit by Paris sunset

Wedding ring on bride holding groom  Bride in wedding gown with Paris skyline in background  Groom kissing bare-shouldered bride

Paris skyline at sunset  Wedding portrait with bridal veil and handsome groom

Paris sunset lights bride and groom walking hand in hand  Blue-eyed bride looking at groom

Wedding couple on quai de bourbon Paris  Bride looking at profile of handsome groom

Wedding couple with Paris sunset lighting up Seine river behind them  Wedding couple in front of beautiful Parisian door  Bridal portrait showing pretty eyelashes

Wedding couple walks by Notre Dame flower garden  Bride

Portrait of groom in front of Paris sunset  Paris apartment building with blue slate roof

Wedding couple with Paris bridge Pont Marie in background  Bride and Groom with Paris Hotel de Ville in background

Rachael and Tyson are our latest couple to have a shoot in tux and gown during their honeymoon in Paris. It’s the same concept as getting a photographer for a pre-wedding photo shoot in Paris. Being a different day from their wedding, we could spend a lot more time making Rachael beautiful in her dress. Plus since you’re not tied to wedding schedules and venues, there’s the luxury of having freedom in choosing the best time of day, and best locations to capture photos. One look at the pics above shows why we chose sunset in Paris.


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