Couples Photoshoot in Paris with Eric and Sibo

Couples Photoshoot in Paris with Eric and Sibo

The ever so lovely Eric and Sibo contacted me for a couples photoshoot in Paris, as part of their worldwide honeymoon tour. Brilliant idea! Eiffel Tower and le Louvre were our agreed locations, however, the weather was not at all on our side. While Sibo was having her makeup done in her hotel room, it was literally torrential rain outside. We decided to risk it and as our Uber approached the Trocadero, I gazed in amazement over to the Eiffel Tower as the clouds parted, and the sun came streaming through. Biblical moment, much??

Exist in photos for future generations

While we were shooting, Eric and Sibo talked about the importance of recording this special time of their life. We all agreed on the significance of investing in photography and they said it was something they would continue to do as they strongly believe in the value of photos as a legacy. What better way to offer their future generations a glimpse of who they were and their time on this earth.

Finally we headed over to Le Louvre where the light was magical. The Louvre is a great photoshoot location as there are so many possibilities within a short distance including: Jardins de Tuileries, Palais Royal and just on the other side of the Louvre is the main river that runs through Paris, la Seine which offers an entirely new perspective for your photos’ backdrop. There are so many photographic opportunities in Paris, where would you like your couples’ photoshoot in Paris to take place?

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Couples photoshoots in Paris

I would love to capture your time in Paris! I offer short-n-sweet couples photoshoots in Paris, such as this one for Eric and Sibo or epic, couture portrait sessions that play out the same way a photoshoot works for a fashion magazine editorial. It’s your very own private photoshoot with hair and makeup and beautiful designer gowns. Have you ever dreamed of your own celebrity style photoshoot? Further information on my Paris photoshoots.

Why I decided to have a photo shoot with Rachel Calvo. A testimonial by Yasmine Lesire.

Why I decided to have a photo shoot with Rachel Calvo. A testimonial by Yasmine Lesire.

Less than a year ago, I received a request for private French classes from a lady who didn’t live very far from my place, two train stations away only – a miracle in Paris. We met for an introduction meeting and she explained to me her professional project. She was developing a photography service for women. Her project took all my attention. With her best French, she told me why she wants to shoot women, not models, but real women with their beauty, complexity, diversity and authenticity. She offers a unique occasion to women to see their beauty as they are. She proves to them they are all beautiful the way they are.

Rachel took a few classes with me and I was really interested in her project and its evolution. At that time, I already had nice personal branding pictures. I was using them on my social medias and in the signature of my emails. As a business owner, I try to pay attention to the dos and donts in terms of visibility. In addition to visibility, and showing your customers who they are talking to, some advice I read often about social media is to keep your profile picture recent, especially if you are active and interact a lot with people.

During the summer, I was tired of my profile picture and I wanted to give it a new trend and also a new style. A style that was closer to my personal tastes and easily identified. In the same time, I was closely following Rachel’s work on Instagram. Her Instagram account made me dream. I love the style of her photos. At the beginning, I wrongly thought, her sessions were maybe too artistic and suddenly, one day, I saw that she was also offering personal branding pictures for professionals. They were gorgeous and authentic. It took me 2 sec to grab my phone and contact her to plan a photo shoot for my own personal branding. She is so professional that it didn’t take her long to set up everything. The only thing I had to do is to bring my clothes. Rachel knows me quite well now and she reminded me to take a leather jacket, I have a collection of leather jackets and I never go out without mon CUIR.

During half a day, I followed her through Paris. She knew exactly what she wanted to do and where. She guided me through the city. Rachel knows exactly how to encourage natural and relaxed expression as she knows what to say to make you feel comfortable. I was impressed by her facility to identify the moment and capture it. We started near the emblematic Eiffel Tour and we finished the shoot in Montmartre, in a behind the scene spot where only a few people go.

After a few weeks, I was very impatient to see the results. I was hopping up and down and finally, we met for a “reveal session”. Oh my god, I was so happy. The color, the light, the style, everything was perfect. Her pictures reflect my personality and how I am. I look very comfortable on the pictures and it is a miracle because I don’t like to be in front of a camera at all.

I will definitely keep a close eye on Rachel’s work and I will for sure redo a session as soon as I get tired of these pictures, which will take probably a very long time as she gave me enough pictures to be able to create a nice rotation for a couple of months.

 

Thank you Yasmine, it was fun, and interesting!, to read the experience of a photoshoot with me, from a client’s perspective. I am so glad you enjoyed our photo session and the results.

 

Want to see photos from my shoot with Yasmine? Well, I’ve already blogged them! You can read about the shoot from the photographer’s perspective and view the results Over Here >

Curious about my photo shoots? Here’s some information

Curious about my photo shoots? Here’s some information

How does it work?

1. The first step is a consultation – we’ll discuss your ideas and get to know each other a little better. The better I know you and your style, the more successful our portraits session will be e.g Are you a whimsical romantic or more femme fatale? Demure, serious, sexy, feisty? Do you see yourself in a ball gown or something more casual…? Connection and understanding between us is everything. I want you to feel comfortable with me so that when we meet again at your portrait session, we’re like old friends – for then, you will allow me to capture your real, beautiful self.

2. The session itself runs pretty much how you might imagine a photoshoot for celebrities. We are going to fuss over you with hair and makeup and dress you to pefection. Then I will guide you throughout the whole shoot. I have studied not only photography and lighting but also posing and expression too – all integral to an amazing portrait. Don’t feel like you need to know how to act in front of a camera as it is my job to guide you into the most flattering poses and angles. You may not recognise yourself, and there may be a few OMG moments too.

If you are having some family portraits, your partner and kids will join us after your own personal time and then we’ll focus more on the group set ups.

3. The Reveal is the day when I show you the best photos from our session, here you will decide on which portraits you will purchase. Depending on which package you have purchased will be a factor in how many photos I will present to you. If you had a family session, I would love if you could all attend the the reveal! It can be an emotional moment, and a good moment to share as the icing on the cake to your families legacy portrait experience.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me for a no-obligation consultation.

Paris Dream Photo Shoot Locations

Paris Dream Photo Shoot Locations

Paris is a dream city for photographers and she never fails to stop me in my tracks at least a few times a day. How blessed I am to be living with this as the backdrop to my life. In this post I offer mere fleeting moments captured on my iPhone* as I walk or bike ride through the City, locations that I spy that I think would work well as a backdrop to your dream shoot when visiting the City of Light.

*You can see some of my actual photo shoots using some of these locations on my Portraits Portfolio page