A photoshoot at the Eiffel Tower will NEVER be a bad idea.
A photoshoot at the Eiffel Tower is my most requested location and I absolutely love capturing my clients with this beautiful iconic structure as the backdrop to our photo shoot.
That first breathtaking glimpse of the Eiffel Tower will stay with you forever and honestly, I am still caught by surprise every time I see the “Iron Lady” – and that can be several times a month!
My Top 5 Eiffel Tower Photoshoot Locations
Planning your photo shoot on the Trocadero
There are several great spots surrounding the tower itself and some are more typical than others. The most famous is probably going to be the Trocadero.
Pont d’Iena and the banks of the river Seine
Pont d’Iéna is one of the most popular spots for shooting photos of the Eiffel Tower. The bridge spans the River Seine and provides a stunning view of the tower. It’s a great place to capture the tower in all its glory, especially at sunset.
Karderia dreamed of having her portrait taken in front of the Eiffel Tower at night and asked for Pont d’Iena specifically to recreate a photo that she had been inspired by. We waited 10 minutes until just after sunset when the tower lit up and finished our VIP shoot there.
The Champs de Mars
The Champs de Mars is a large park located between the Eiffel Tower and Ecole Militaire – perfect for a photo shoot because of its variety of features. In Spring the flowering trees include cherry blossom or sakura and magnificent Magnolia trees too. There are sandstone benches, winding footpaths, larger grassy areas, and the option of either having the Eiffel Tower more or less prominent in the photos.
The Champs de Mars is great for picnic photoshoots, or for something a little more secluded from the crowds of tourists. Just like the picnic I organised for Catherine and Jake who were celebrating their honeymoon in Paris
Euphrasie was traveling through Paris by herself, at a time of the year that I consider the best time of the year in Paris – Spring! For her Eiffel Tower photoshoot, we found ourselves on the Champs de Mars where the very famous giant Magnolia tree offered an interesting juxtaposition against the Iron Lady. What I particularly love about her photos is the contrast between Euphrasie’s femininity and the pinks of the magnolia against the heavy metal structure in the background.
Bir Hakeim is a bridge in Paris that spans the River Seine. It connects the left bank of the river with the right bank and the Metro trip between offers a great view of the Eiffel Tower too! Bir Hakeim is a popular spot for photographers because of its dramatic views of the Eiffel Tower, but it’s also a great wet weather option due to the shelter the bridge offers, and the easy access to the balcony looking out at the tower in between rain showers. Bir Hakeim bridge has an interesting history and it has been used as a set in several films, including Inception starring Leonardo Dicaprio. “Forget The Eiffel Tower, Here’s The Inception Bridge!”