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Your Portrait Session in Paris

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There’s something special about a Paris portrait session. Maybe it’s the romance, the beautiful architecture, and history that brought you here. Or maybe it’s the Eiffel Tower, pains au chocolat, and all the amazing art. Yeah, I know there’s nothing better than a backdrop of Hausmonian buildings, cobblestoned streets, or perfectly instagrammable cafés. 

But only a true Parisian photographer knows how to juggle the other side of the city - all those other tourists, that fickle weather, and navigating the city - that will put you at ease throughout your session. Photographing Paris for ten years now, I'm your perfect companion through it all. There's not much I haven't experienced here, so all you need to do is get here, and I'll handle everything else!

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we might be a

PERFECT FIT 

if

You've always dreamed of Paris

...because, I have, too! I never imagined that I would actually live here. And I still get giddy when I see the Eiffel twinkling in all her glory. There's something so special about this city. As soon as I arrived, I knew my soul belonged here!

you cherish emotion over perfection

My posing philosophy might be drastically different than photographers back home! I'm all about capturing this precious season of your life. I'll set you up in the most flattering way possible, of course, but I'll make sure you live in the moment and forget I'm even there!

wanderlust

is 'errance.' The etymology is the same as 'error.' So to wander is to make mistakes. In other words, to make mistakes, to make errors is sort of the idea of learning through trial and error, allowing the mistakes to be part of the process.

Robyn Davidson

The French word for

or wandering

& let's be friends! Check out my About Me page to learn more about how I came to Paris, what made me fall in love with this magical city, and more about how I'm the perfect Parisian photographer for you! 

And what if you have more questions? Reach out and let me know!! I can't wait to connect with you and for us to get to know each other some more!

Get to know me

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booking

Every vacation and itinerary is different, so select the session that works best for you and then contact me to work out the best date and time for your session.

Once I have your signed contract and 25% retainer, your session date/time will be secured - officially and exclusively yours! Please note, the remaining balance is due two weeks before the session date - you will see all of the specifics in my contract.

Reserve your session

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About three weeks before your session date, I'll send you a questionnaire that helps me customize your session so that your pictures truly reflect you and what you love about this magical city!

I've got sections for you to list your special requests, must-see locations, and areas for you to share with me anything else you'd like me to know or be aware of.

Make it your own!

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For session tips and exact meeting location. My Parisian Session Guide walks you through everything you need to ensure you're perfectly prepared for your session! From Parisian transportation tips to outfit ideas and what to do in case of rain, I've got you completely covered!

Then, the week before your session, I will reach back out to make sure we've got everything planned out perfectly!

Check your inbox

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Has arrived! I'll be so excited to finally get to meet you in person, even if I feel like I already know you with all the planning we've done! 

Come ready to laugh and dance, snuggle and kiss! Beware, I've been known to do a booty dance for a real laugh! Your pictures will be incredible, but even better, we're going to create memories you will cherish forever!! 

Your Session Day

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You're on vacation, and you want to show everyone how fabulous it is! I totally understand! My famously fast turnaround ensures you will receive your beautiful online gallery in no more than 5 business days.

You can download your high-resolution pictures for wall prints!  Or you can even select your favorites to upload directly to Facebook and even download mobile-friendly sizes that are perfect for sharing!


Best DAy Ever!

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...because once you've been to Paris, it stays with you. And you can't fit everything in one visit. So I know you're coming back!

I'm often meeting up with past clients, grabbing a quick coffee (with maybe a pain au chocolat) or catching up over a fabulous glass of French red, because while in Paris... 

I love staying in touch, watching your family grow, and seeing all of your other amazing adventures!

The relationship continues

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30 minutes / Trocadero

Tracey & Robert

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90 minutes / Trocadero + Montmartre

Betsy McCue

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60 minutes / The Marais

The Clark Family

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multi-day / multiple locations

Ravayna & David

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60 minutes / Trocadero + Bir Hakeim

Brianne & Bradley

This stunning location gives us a perfect, straight-on view of the Eiffel Tower. It is by far, my most requested shooting location! But be aware, it gets crowded earlier than any other route! So be prepared to wake up early as it is only possible to shoot there the first three hours after sunrise. You'll thank me in the end, though, because when you visit it again in the evening, you'll understand why it's so much more magical at sunrise!

trocadero

My gentlemen love this stunning two-level bridge, also known as the Inception Bridge! I love this alternative view of the Eiffel Tower as we have everything all in one little area - the Eiffel Tower, of course, but also amazing Parisian architecture, the metro passing above us, the Seine River flowing below, and a great way to add something modern to your shoot with the incredible bridge itself! Plus, we can shoot there later in the day! So this location is ideal if you MUST sleep in!

Bir Hakeim

The Louvre brings history alive! Every time I stroll through the corridors or wander across the courtyard, I start to imagine who might have walked these halls before me. The architecture is divine, and has such an enchanting old Parisian feel. Plus, on Tuesdays, the museum is closed, so we will have far fewer tourists in the background. If we get there early enough, we might even have the place to ourselves!

The Louvre

This fun spot is like my little Parisian secret - no joke, I once took a friend who was born and raised in Paris, and he'd never once seen it! The Palais Royal has everything you love about Paris in one palace garden: modernity vs. history, amazing fountains, perfectly trimmed trees, and gorgeous blooms! The Palais Royal opens at 7:30 am and with its close proximity, is a perfect second location if we are starting at the Louvre!

Palais Royal

I'll give you a high-five if you can give me a little Amelie reference! Montmartre has everything I ever imagined Paris to be with its winding cobblestoned streets, artists painting at Place du Tertre and the wisteria growing as we head down Rue de l'Abreuvoir on our way to the most epic view of the Sacre Coeur. This village within Paris is absolutely exceptional as we start in front of the basilica on a hill and watch the golden rays bathe the city.

Montmartre

The Marais has long been the home of the French aristocrats, and you can tell by some of the stunning historical buildings that are still standing today. As we wander through these historical streets, we will see noble-built urban mansions, the Royal Square, and today's Parisian chic and stylish with gorgeous boutiques and fun cafés. The Marais is the Instagrammer's dream and the perfect place to capture your solo trip!

The Marais

paris photo locations

I want to propose in Paris!!

Oh my gosh, I actually LOVE Paris proposals! If you are interested in a proposal session, please check out my Paris Proposal page and I can send you my secret Paris Proposal Guide that walks you through every step of the process. I will help you plan everything from booking the session through the very moments before you get down on one knee. We've got this!

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frequently asked

What if it rains during my Paris Photo shoot?

The weather is so fickle in Paris! Even if the forecast shows a 100% chance of rain, we can't tell until the morning of. I can definitely be flexible with you, but if your itinerary is packed, take a chance! We have what I call café weather. Often times, we can pop into a café, and by the time we are finished with our drinks, the shower has passed! Worst case scenario, we can always change the location! Or embrace the weather - bring a fun umbrella and sneak some romantic kisses in the rain!

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Do you speak english?

Don't worry, you don't have to know French for this session! Although I've lived in Paris for 10 years, I'm actually American! So our entire session will be in English. But if you want to practice any of your favorite phrases or learn some key words that would be glad to speak with you in French from time to time. And for your time in Paris without me, don't you worry! I'll be sending you some helpful tips on how to engage with French people in your Paris Session Guide!

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How do we Get around Paris?

I try to select locations that are close enough that we can walk to so that we don't have to waste our shooting time in transport. Depending on the traffic, it can take 30-40 minutes to get from one side of the city to the other. However, if you have selected to go from the Eiffel to the Louvre, for example, we can simply grab an Uber. Please do have the application installed and set up before your session, or bring some cash so that we can pay a taxi.

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My husband hates having his photo taken!

Oh, I completely understand! Having to take time out of his vacation to get your pictures taken might not be in his top-10 Parisian musts. And at first he might feel sort of awkward being in front of the camera. But I think he'll find that by the end of the session, he actually had a little fun! It's not every day that he gets to do nothing but stare into your eyes, hugging, kissing and loving on you! I mean, we are in Paris, the romance tends to take over and he forgets all about me!

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Her warm and bubbly personality showed from her initial response to my booking request. She made my fiancée and I feel comfortable as she directed us for the best shots we could get. After the shoot, Rachael went out of her way to give us first-time Parisian tourists a crash course of the metro system. Our pictures turned out beautiful and we look forward to linking back up on our next visit!
- Indiara + Marcus

"Her warm and bubbly personality showed from her initial response to my booking request...Our pictures turned out beautiful and we look forward to linking back up on our next visit!"

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KIND

Rachael was an absolute pleasure to work with! Not only does she have a great eye, but she also knows how to give just enough direction to give your photos that dreamy yet candid Instagram feel! On top of that, she's super warm and friendly. We hit it off with her right off the bat, which allowed us to feel even more comfortable in front of the camera.
- Stacey + Pascal

"Not only does she have a great eye, but she also knows how to give just enough direction to give your photos that dreamy yet candid Instagram feel!"

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KIND

It's unbelievable how Rachel was able to capture such beautiful moments of the kids even though they were so cranky during the shoot. She's so so so amazing with the kids!! Love the photos so much!!
- Song Family

"Rachael was able to capture such beautiful moments of the kids...She's so so so amazing with the kids!! Love the photos so much!!"

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Rachael is one of the most amazing photographers I’ve ever met. She was totally friendly and made us feel so comfortable that we just lived in the moment and forgot anyone around us! The images we received were better than we imagined and it really looks like we were the only ones there.
- Holly + Ricky

"She was totally friendly and made us feel so comfortable that we just lived in the moment and forgot anyone around us!"

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KIND

Rachael was absolutely amazing to work with. She was fantastic with our 21 month old (a child that never smiles) and made her smile in her photos. She has a bubbly personality and was committed to getting every shot perfect. We are absolutely in love with them and so happy we have them for the rest of our lives. Thank you Rachael for capturing our memories! We look forward to returning to Paris and getting another shoot done!
- da Silva Family

"She was fantastic with our 21 month old (a child that never smiles) and made her smile in her photos.She has a bubbly personality and was committed to getting every shot perfect."

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KIND

Rachael was an absolute joy to work with. She was very enthusiastic and made us feel comfortable in front of the camera. Taking pictures surrounded by crowds in one of the most populated attractions in the world can sound stressful, but Rachael navigated the scenery like a true pro. 
- Michelle + Cody

"Taking pictures surrounded by crowds in one of the most populated attractions in the world can sound stressful, but Rachael navigated the scenery like a true pro."

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KIND

Rachael did such an amazing job with our photo shoot in Paris and our pictures. She made the whole process not only easy but a lot of fun too! She was super friendly and professional and put us at ease from the moment we met her. She gave us exactly what we were hoping for out of the experience and more! We would recommend her to anyone!        
- Christine + Ryan

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"...exactly what we were hoping for and more!"

Rachael was a blast to work with. She brings enthusiasm, love, and most importantly, care for her shoots. Immediately meeting her, I knew she would be as ecstatic as myself for our shoot. I love that she is heavily experienced not only behind the lens but also with her ideas. She is very welcoming and open to ideas, which made our shoot much more collaborative. Rachael is amazing and I could not be more happier with the results.
- Ajay + Ami

"I love that she is heavily experienced not only behind the lens but also with her ideas. She is very welcoming and open to ideas, which made our shoot much more collaborative."

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Each Paris Portrait Session includes... 
• My exclusive Paris Session Guide, packed with tips for preparing for your session
• My famously fast turnaround time
• Digitally enhanced, high-res images in an online gallery
• Unlimited questions & planning with Rachael

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