Here is everything you need to know to pull off the perfect proposal in Paris. I’ll tell you what are the best locations, how to do it, what to wear and much more.
During my 4 years as a Paris photographer, I’ve helped hundreds of gentlemen and ladies pop the question in the city of love, and now I can help you. All you need to do is to get her to say “YES”, I’ll take care of everything else.
A proposal photographer might be all you need. I will be there to answer your questions, give you guidance and capture the moment with candid, emotional memories to cherish forever.
Paris is full of amazing places to ask for marriage. The first thing that comes to mind is to ask in front of the Eiffel Tower, of course! It is the international symbol of love. Although that location is amazing, if you want something less traditional the possibilities are endless.
Here is an article I’ve written to help you narrow down the alternatives and get just the best of the best. To read it click here.
Sunrise is without a doubt the best time to do it. Is when the main landmarks in the city are less crowded, there’s great golden soft light for your photos and you’ll have more privacy to make the moment extra special.
That’s why sunrise is the most requested time among my clients. Most of them divide their session in 1 + 3 hours. Which allows them to separate their proposal time and their engagement time. The benefit?
Another popular option among my clients is to divide their session in 2+2. This collection is called Paris by Day and Night. 2 hours at sunrise and 2 hours at night.
The reasons why this collection is so popular:
I’ve been capturing proposals for more than 4 years now and almost 90% of the times, the first question after saying “YES” is: “Do my parents know about this?”. Believe me it’s important for her and her relatives, so include the family in the decision and the planning. She will appreciate it.
You’re traveling with an important and expensive piece of jewelry in your pocket, it’s a good idea to insure it. Ask the insurance companies in your country or your credit card companies.
Paris is one of the most touristic cities in the world which means the restaurants and cafes are often at their full capacity. Make reservations prior to your arrival. Some of my favorite places are:
Most of my clients book an additional engagement session for obvious reasons: it’s not every day you’re in Paris with this wonderful scenery everywhere to take stunning engagement photos. You know your photos will be admired by your friends and family back home.
Do not miss this unique opportunity, this is once in a lifetime event and these photos will only get more valuable as time goes by.
I’m going to document your love story in an artistic and tasteful manner, those elements are the key to my work.
Awesome! Now you have everything you need to know to pull off the most perfect proposal in Paris, thank you so much for reading this guide, you’re already miles ahead with this information.
If you wish me to be your proposal photographer and capture those life-changing moments get in touch to check my availability by clicking the contact button or call me at +33 782935588. I’m looking forward to hearing from you and help you create memories to cherish forever.
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Looking backward, I couldn't thing of a better decision than hiring Gloria as my photographer in Paris. Gloria gave me everything I needed to make a magical and unforgettable day. Her warm personality, her consultation process and her professionalism exceed all expectations and the result was simply spectacular. I only can thank her for her work and recommend her to everyone reading this review. Don't doubt about it, she's the best decision you can make, we will forever be thankful.
Gloria Villa is the best photographer in Paris, period. I live in San Francisco and reached out to every photographer in Paris with a web presence in the hopes of finding someone to capture the moment that I proposed to my now-fiancee (she said yes!) - and all roads led back to Gloria. I knew Gloria was the photographer for me when multiple other reputable photographers, unavailable, referred me to Gloria - that kind of respect among competitors in photography told me everything I needed to know about Gloria, and I'm glad I trusted my gut. I was so extremely nervous about the logistics of proposing in a foreign country, but Gloria put me totally at ease despite the fact that I had never met her and barely knew what she looked like - and captured my big moment with the most beautiful photos I've ever seen. From sending me latitude and longitude of where to go (seriously) to wearing a fabulous hat that helped me spot her, she knew exactly how to help me pull it off - and I could not have done it without her. And she blended in, looking merely like a tourist - helping to keep it a surprise. It was the most special moment of my entire life and would not have been possible without Gloria. And because of her, my future wife and I will have beautiful memories of that moment for the REST of our lives. Thank you, Gloria. To those in search of a photographer: look no further.