Late summer Paris engagement photo session in Luxembourg Gardens
This late summer Paris engagement photo session in Luxembourg Gardens was exquisite. We began at one of the most famous fountains in Paris, the Medici Fountain. Have you heard of this fountain? We have a queen named Marie de Medici to thank for it. Marie was the wife of King Henry the IV and the mother of King Louis the 13th. Marie came from Italy, and desired a palace in Italian style. Of course if you have an Italian style palace, you might want to have some Italian style gardens to go along with it. In your garden, you definitely need a fountain, and voila, the Fountain of Medici was born! Today it’s a very popular fountain for visitors to lounge around on lawn chairs and enjoy the peace and tranquility. You can read a lot more about the history of the fountain here. On warm summer days you can find people sitting on the green chairs in the shade, chatting with friends or reading a book.
Eddie’s engagement session actually began as a surprise proposal. Did you know I specialize in surprise proposals in Paris? I absolutely love them! You can read more about my surprise proposal business here.
How Eddie chose Luxembourg Gardens for his engagement session
Eddie likes the Eiffel Tower a lot, but for his engagement session he wanted something a bit different. He had a look through my web site and saw photos of the Luxembourg Gardens and liked what he saw. The beauty of the gardens, especially in late summer, really appealed to him. Indeed, the flowers are really beautiful, in all shades of reds and purples, The landscaping staff takes painstaking care of the flowers and plants, along with the Tuileries Gardens and Jardin des Plantes, I find the Luxembourg Gardens to be the grandest in all of Paris.
Eddie was able to get Giselle to our meeting point quite easily, he told her we were doing a photo session, but she had no idea, of course, that it would be an engagement session. Giselle arrived with her hair perfectly coiffed, her makeup expertly applied, and a beautiful blue dress that showcased her petite frame. Eddie was dressed casual cool, and when he dropped to one knee, Giselle had no idea.
We spent a wonderful morning in the gardens, as I photographed them fresh into their Paris engagement. Naturally, I took advantage of the flowers and photographed them there. We were blessed with a stunningly sunny day with perfect morning light. Mornings are the absolute best time to come to the gardens, as there are fewer people enjoying them and the light is really special.
I walked Eddie and Giselle to some of my favorite spots in the garden and captured their love in images. But there was one more place I wanted to take them. We walked down to the church of St, Sulpice, a really pretty church in the Saint Germain neighborhood. There, across the street, you’ll find what I think is the most impressive fountain in Paris. the fountain is, appropriately named, the Fountain of St. Sulpice. It’s tall and imposing, with delicate carvings of animals and an impressive flow of water. I never tire of seeing it! You can read more about the church the fountain here.
Most visitors to Paris want to be photographed at the Eiffel Tower. Eddie wanted something different, yet distinctly Parisian for his engagement session in Paris. I am so pleased with the end result, and I hope Eddie and Giselle love their photos too! I’d be happy to discuss planning your Paris engagement photo session with you! You can have a peak at the packages here.