A romantic engagement photo session in Paris with a big surprise

Montmartre, Paris Engagement

A romantic engagement photo session in Paris with a big surprise

This was a  romantic engagement photo session in Paris with a big surprise!

A Paris photo session is just about the most romantic thing any couple can do while they're visiting Paris. The city, while yes, it's still a city (with noise, garbage and other big city things), is magical and I was a super lucky lady to have scored an amazing couple like David and Becky. David and Becky live in fantastic Austin, Texas. David had contacted me through my surprise proposa web site, www.parissurpriseproposal.com to arrange his Paris surprise proposal, as it was his desire to propose to Becky during their photo shoot. Did you know I'm a surprise proposal specialist in Paris? In fact, it's the type of photography I adore most in Paris, and have dedicated an entire web site to the planning and execution of amazing and memorable Paris surprise proposals. You can read more about it here.

David wanted to arrange a Paris photo session with Becky, complete with professional makeup services by Joleen Emory, a Franco-American makeup artist in Paris that's very talented and super fun to work with. We would meet at the Trocadero area of Eiffel Tower to begin the photo session, and then during the proposal, David would get down on one knee and ask Becky to marry him. It sounded like a great plan, and we were greeted with a beautiful day that had a little bit of everything. There had been a heat wave in Paris for the days leading up to David's proposal and engagement session, but the heat wave broke, and we had a little bit of sun and even a thunderstorm near the end!

I met David and Becky at Trocadero and could see immediately how much they loved each other. Becky told me that they'd both been married before and were both afraid of going into a new relationship, as they definitely knew what they did not want. But they found each other and a partnership that suits them perfectly, I admired their easygoing playfulness and joy while we were together during our three hours.

The time had come for the big ASK. David got one knee and Becky of course, said yes. Could you say no to a guy like David? Sensitive, kind, and intelligent (that he's handsome goes without saying). David gets a pretty good deal out of it too, for I found Becky warm and compassionate, witty and real. Of course, very, very pretty, I kept commenting on her pretty legs (I like my legs to a point but I always admire the gams of others), and she told me she'd been a figure skater when she was younger. I absolutely love figure skating! So we had a great talk about that.

After the surprise proposal, we embarked on an amazing engagement session at the Eiffel Tower, going riverside (my favorite spot) and then to the bridge of Bir Hakeim.

I was very excited because David said they wanted to spend the rest of their time in Montmartre, which I find to be the most charming neighborhood in all of Paris. On a hill, it's what you think of when you think of Paris, and despite there being a Starbucks, it's still one of the more quaint in Paris.


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We took a taxi to Sacre Coeur Basilica (despite the fact I asked the driver to drop us off at Metro Abbesses, and yes I speak French well enough that he should not have been confused, oh well). From there I did my infamous Karina mini-tour around Montmartre, stopping at the famous square, Place du Tertre, where you can have your caricature drawn, then down to La Maison Rose, the most Instagrammed restaurant in Paris, to Au Lapin Agile, the oldest continually operating cabaret in Paris, and then to the Wall of I Love You's, a popular art installation.

I had so much fun walking around with David and Becky, it was like being on vacation! They are so easy going and fun to talk to. Becky, I felt, was like my long-lost sister. She was so positive and upbeat about Paris, she loved the cobblestone streets and architecture. Her enthusiasm was so infectious, and David loved Montmartre too.

We finished off our day with a typical Parisian café, except instead of coffee, David and Becky celebrated with a glass of fine French wine. Then the heavens opened up and it poured buckets, but it was so romantic regardless.

I can't believe how fortunate I am to spend time with amazing people like David and Becky and not only photograph them in amazingly scenic spots, but to make new friends too. Congratulations to you both, may you have a long and incredibly happy life together!

If you or a friend are thinking of proposing in Paris, check out my Paris surprise proposal photography packages here. If you're already engaged, on your honeymoon, or celebrating your anniversary, check out couples photo packages here.

I'll see you in Paris!


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