Excited to be sharing some images that were recently shot while in Paris for some portrait & engagement sessions this past March, including this gorgeous engagement session! Scheduling a photoshoot when your couple is living in two separate cities could pose a challenge, but It just so happened that we were all scheduling trips to Paris around the same time so the wheels were set in motion for us to do their engagement session in the City of Lights (insert super excited expression right here!).
Prior to the engagement session, I received a private email from Dan who told me that he was going to stage a surprise proposal to Katie before the engagement session. Some of you may be thinking "wait a minute....aren't they already getting married this year? So why the proposal?" Which was exactly what I was thinking as well! Turns out they just went ahead with booking the wedding date and there was never a formal proposal made. Nor was there a ring on her finger yet:) So Dan arranged to have the surprise proposal right before our engagement session in front of the Media Fountain at the Jardin du Luxembourg. Kudos to him for doing the leg work on scouting out the perfect location for the proposal!
Of course like any large attraction in Paris the fountain was crowded when they arrived! Prior to this time, Pairs had been cold, wet and even snowing! So people were definitely chomping at the bit to get out and enjoy the nice weather. Here I am hiding behind a tree as they made a walk around the fountain. At this point Dan was just stalling to see if the crowds would subside. I had sent Katie a WhatsApp message saying I was running behind so she wouldn't be suspecting me:)
She was very surprised...and she said yes!
Our next stop was the Musee du Louvre. I knew the outfits they had chosen for this portion of the engagement session would fit in so well with the architecture of this place. So thrilled with the results! You would think that the place was empty by the looks of the images, but it was packed with tourists too! We just so happened to hit parts of the museum which were less occupied so it looked completely empty, lol:)
A change of clothing also meant adding in some new accessories to our shoot. See the two rings on Katie's fingers? One was the ring that Dan gave her earlier in the day during the proposal and the other ring was actually a fake ring he had purchased online on Amazon Prime just to throw her off! They were going to use the fake ring as a prop ring since he hadn't officially proposed yet. Funny enough, the fake ring looked shinier than the real one...
This truly magical city sure did not disappoint for our engagement session. In fact, all the photoshoots during my time there went so well. The weather was very dodgy, raining heavily on some days and dry on others. So thankful that it was dry on the days I was scheduled to shoot! Very thankful, not just for the weather but also to have spent time with some amazing clients while there. We also celebrated a 10 year wedding anniversary while there and I'm looking forward to sharing the images from their family session soon too:)