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Portrait Photographer Paris

Creating Bespoke Photoshoots in the City of Light

Are you dreaming of being photographed in Paris?

As a photographer in Paris, every day I have the opportunity to create epic portraits of incredible women with this beautiful city as the backdrop. On-location photoshoots and boudoir-style portraits that celebrate the woman you are today… are my specialty. I guarantee that a photo shoot with me is an experience that won’t be quickly forgotten.

Why book me as your Paris photographer?

We are all unique with different ideas and dreams for our portraits.  Whether it’s intimate portraits in your beautiful hotel or stunning photos of you dancing in front of the Eiffel Tower. When you book me as your Paris photographer, I will create for you a truly bespoke experience. My aim is to make sure that not only the resulting portraits but the photoshoot itself, are souvenirs you will cherish forever.

Professional Photographer in Paris - Rachel Calvo


I’m Rachel, an Australian living in France since 2004. I’m not “Parisienne” by birth but I feel Parisienne especially since I started welcoming clients from all over the world, and photographing them in this beautiful city 8 years ago.

As a portrait photographer, getting to know my clients and creating stunning photos of them in the iconic and not-so-well-known corners of this beautiful city is just one of my favourite things ever.

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Why book me?

The attention I give each of my clients is second to none. I don’t just turn up on the morning of our photoshoot and start clicking away.

I make myself available for communication as often as you wish so I am super clear about your desires for your photoshoot and your portraits.

This also means that we get to know each other a little beforehand and so when we do actually meet on the day, it feels more like meeting up with an old friend 🙂


My aim is to make you feel comfortable enough so that when you are in front of my camera, you allow yourself to relax, express yourself and enjoy yourself!  And I understand that this can look different to everyone, so I am totally adaptable to what this means for you.

I’ll encourage you and give you posing tips, and laugh with you all the way…

Portrait Photo session in Paris


You are welcome to change your outfits as many times as you wish within our timeframe. Bring your favourite looks from casual to elegant nightwear.

One thing my clients really love is that I can offer a full range of gorgeous gowns and accessories. So if you don’t have room in your suitcase for a beautiful evening gown, you don’t need to worry!

Most of the outfits that you see in my photos, belong to me and are available for my VIP bookings, in a range of sizes.

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When was the last time you were professionally photographed?

If you are looking for a dedicated, enthusiastic and passionate photographer in Paris to accompany you on your trip…

Is a photoshoot in Paris on your bucket list?

Being a photographer in Paris has given me the opportunity to photograph women in Paris for the last 8 years. My clients are incredible, independent women, living life on their own terms.

Are you ready to explore the power of self-expression through photography?

It has been said that a photo shoot with me is an empowering experience and that it will completely change the way you see yourself.

My clients often express how their solo travels to Paris have changed their personal perspectives of themselves. They tell me that the portraits that we create together, are the best souvenir they have when they need a gentle reminder of that journey of self-discovery.

Clearly, I LOVE working with single women but from time to time I am also lucky enough to photograph women with their families and their significant others! Visit my Family Photoshoot page and Couple’s Photoshoot page. 

I am also in the midst of putting together a page dedicated to my Empowering Photoshoots for Women in Paris. Stay tuned!

Kind Words from Clients

We absolutely LOVE these!!! Thank you so much!!!
This is seriously so much better than my wildest dreams!! ~ Tyler

The most amazing experience in Paris. It brings the city to life and you feel a part of it rather than a visitor. Rachel made the day so relaxed, and fun and was so professional. The photographs from the day will be treasured by my friend, goddaughter and me always. Special memories from our girls’ Paris adventure were captured forever. ~ Sarah

From all the photoshoots I’ve ever had, my shoot with Rachel in Paris was the absolute best! I don’t remember when I felt so good and laughed so much and so honestly, like with her in Paris…  ~ Adriana

Rachel captured my time in Paris for me – my most favourite place in the world. I wanted a mix of whimsical and romantic portraits wearing epic gowns in front of the iconic locations around the city, and she delivered. I am so thrilled with the gorgeous portraits she took – and the beautiful leather folio they were presented to me in. Something to treasure and remember always! ~ Angela

I totally cried when I saw them! You have NO idea what those pics mean and represent for me and the lack of confidence I’ve had about my body over the past 10 years after becoming a mother. I truly thank you for capturing the moments for me. ~ Kaila

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