Engagement session at the Pont Alexandre
I was thrilled when I met Steven and Candice! Not only were they incredibly fun and incredibly kind, but they also chose one of my favorite spots for a portion of their engagement session, Pont Alexandre, also known as the Bridge of Alexander.
For those of you who like history, here is a bit of information from Wikipedia about this landmark in Paris:
The Pont Alexandre III is a deck arch bridge that spans the Seine in Paris. It connects the Champs-Élysées quarter with those of the Invalides and Eiffel Tower. The bridge is widely regarded as the most ornate, extravagant bridge in the city. It is classified as a French Monument historique since 1975.
The Beaux-Arts style bridge, with its exuberant Art Nouveau lamps, cherubs, nymphs and winged horses at either end, was built between 1896 and 1900. It is named after Tsar Alexander III, who had concluded the Franco-Russian Alliance in 1892. His son Nicholas II laid the foundation stone in October 1896. The style of the bridge reflects that of the Grand Palais, to which it leads on the right bank.
The construction of the bridge is a marvel of 19th century engineering, consisting of a 6 metres (20 ft) high single span steel arch. The design, by the architects Joseph Cassien-Bernard (fr) and Gaston Cousin, was constrained by the need to keep the bridge from obscuring the view of the Champs-Élysées or the Invalides.
The bridge was built by the engineers Jean Résal and Amédée d’Alby (fr). It was inaugurated in 1900 for the Exposition Universelle (universal exhibition) World’s Fair, as were the nearby Grand Palais and Petit Palais.
So there you have it, the entire scoop on this beautiful bridge.
Why this is one of my favorite locations for Paris engagement sessions
This bridge is one of my favorite spots for engagement sessions because of how ornate it is, it looks fantastic against nearly every kind of outfit you could wear (dressing more formally is definitely a good idea). You have the option to photograph on the bridge itself and also I love going down by the river itself. As you can see from Steven and Candice’s photo session, there are some lovely features below, including a pretty staircase and door.
I loved that Candice dressed in a bold blue dress, it perfectly fit with the blue tones of the bridge. She and Steven were relaxed and natural, the way most couples wish to be in their photos, and the love they have for each other is very obvious, I love how it flows from each image!
The most fun part of a Picture Me Paris photo session
The best part of what I do for me, is not just creating amazing memories for clients, in one of the prettiest cities in the world, but getting to know my clients by spending just a small amount of time with them, but an important part of time. Celebrating an engagement, Paris surprise proposal, honeymoon or birthday is really amazing, and the fact I get to be a part of it is what makes me so happy!