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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.

Wedding photo under Eiffel Tower  Wedding Detail Photo Paris Crillon Sign  Wedding Photo by Paris Wedding Photographer

Bride Photo by Paris Wedding Photographer  Paris Wedding Photographer Detail Bouquet  Paris Wedding Photo Eiffel Tower

Paris Elopement Photo Bride Entrance  Elopement Chapel by Paris Wedding Photographer

Wedding Photo Paris Door  Bridesmaid  Bride and Maids Paris Elopement Photo

Wedding Reception Hall Paris Crillon  Wedding Photo Reception Balcony Paris Crillon

Paris Wedding Cake Piece Montee  Wedding Reception Photo Paris Crillon  Wedding Reception Table Setting Paris Crillon

My favorite Paris photographers from the ‘50s and ‘60s had an advantage I envy. In those days men in Paris put on a nice cut suit virtually every day.  Jack made my job easy by donning a sartorial work that tailors from the golden age of Paris fashion would be proud to call their own. The beautiful bride on his arm is proof that the sharp dressed man gets the girl. Style Me Pretty liked what they saw in this attractive couple and the gorgeous wedding that Rendez-Vous in Paris planned for them.

Bridal Photo at Notre Dame Paris  Bride Holding Bouquet at Paris Sunset  Bride and Groom at Eiffel Tower Paris

Wedding Ceremony at the Chapelle Expiatoire Paris  Bride Holding Bouquet During Vows  Bride and Groom Decending Stairs of Chapelle Expiatoire Paris

Recessional of Elopement at Chapelle Expiatoire Paris  Champagne Glass Held by Bride  Bride and Groom Having Champagne at the Chapelle Expiatoire Paris

Groom Kissing Bride  Bouquet Held by Bride   Bride and Groom Leaning on Pont Louis-Philippe Paris

Eloping to Paris is beautiful in its simplicity. The city of love suits fairytale weddings of all sizes. Some couples choose to have only their closest of family attend the ceremony. Paradoxically, many of these same weddings with their understated gowns are just made to be shown off. As a photographer in Paris I love to shoot elopements with the goal of showing everyone back at the bride’s home how stunning she looked on her big day.

 

Meghann wasn’t searching for a photographer in Paris when she found us. She was looking for a wedding dress. Her search lead to a collection of photos of a Vera Wang I shot at a Paris elopement. Looking though those photos, she became captivated with the idea of eloping to the city of love. A few months later, she was living out that fantasy. Above, you can see the bride in a laptop video-chat with her mother who’s across the Atlantic.  She’s sharing the excitement of her French bouquet. Meghann also pointed the webcam at us to prove she had two photographers to capture everything else to share with her mother later. These moments remind us why we’re capturing memories with images, and motivate us to always be the best wedding photographers we possibly can.