ELOPE IN PARIS, LIVE YOUR DREAM! 

Paris Elopement Photographer

 

To be married in Paris, there’s absolutely nothing more romantic or more memorable!

Elopements are IN! Couples today are loving the idea of a Paris elopement. It’s a wedding and honeymoon all in one!

With the cost of traditional weddings in the US and UK at all-time highs, many couples are looking to have a wedding experience that’s deeply personal, deeply meaningful, and intimate.

Paris is the perfect place to be married, and I’m passionate about providing couples the most amazing wedding day.

My name’s Karina, an American professional wedding photographer living in Paris. I love people and I love photographing people on one of the most beautiful days of their lives. 

My goal is to create an amazing elopement wedding photography experience for you, from the first day we speak, until the day I happily deliver your beautiful wedding photos and even after!

I’m super friendly, collaborative, professional, and fun and incredibly passionate about my work. I talk a lot, but I’m generous and kind and I get choked up at weddings. I may cry when you say your vows, but it won’t ruin the pictures! 🙂

I can’t wait to learn more about you as a couple what you love, what you’re passionate about and what you dream of. I’ll help you design your special day, give you tons of advice, and not only that, we’ll have so much fun seeing Paris together and capturing your love story.

Many couples elope just the two of them, but other couples also have friends and family along. You can get married with a view of the Eiffel Tower, on a river cruise, or in a beautiful Paris park.  Then, we’ll capture your wedding story in stunning Paris imagery and your day can be capped off with anything from a champagne toast at a chic Paris restaurant or a full wedding luncheon.

Have a look at my Paris elopement collections below and please get in contact so I can help you plan the Paris elopement of your dreams!

Watch a video of a beautiful Paris elopement!

Picture Me Paris Signature Elopement Photography Collection

 

Many of you will have already had weddings planned for 2020, and due to the situation at home, you had to cancel or reschedule. Or, maybe you’re looking ahead to 2021. Fantastic!

Eloping to Paris is one of the best decisions you can make! What a dreamy, romantic, and amazing way to start your married life together. It’s a wedding and honeymoon all in one!

The Paris Signature Elopement Photography Collection is perfect for an elopement in Paris. Intimate ceremonies between the couple only or with some friends and family, for up to 10 people. It’s a photography only collection.

The Picture Me Paris Signature Elopement Photography Collection includes:

+ Up to 3 hours of continuous still photography coverage to include your elopement ceremony and beautiful photographs around Paris after your ceremony. Choose from an Eiffel Tower view ceremony or another wonderful Paris location.

+ 50 beautifully and professionally edited high resolution digital images, available via online portrait gallery within one week.

+ Your Paris elopement is an amazing celebration of your love. Create a fine art wedding album, beautiful prints for your wall, canvases and more.

+ I provide still photography only, but can put you in touch with a videographer as well.

+ The Picture Me Paris Signature Elopement Photography Collection is customized to each couple, with care and respect for the Paris elopement of your dreams.  I can’t wait to make your dreams come true!

+ Assistance with planning your elopement day, from sharing resources like officiants, flowers, musicians and an elopement luncheon. Professional services other than photography are not included in this collection.

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NOW BOOKING mid to end-2020 and 2021 dates!

**Due to the ongoing situation, any Paris elopements booked in 2020 are eligible also through the end of 2021. Even if you don’t have a date set. You’ll receive priority booking**

The Picture Me Paris Signature Elopement Photography Collection is 600€.

A 50% non-refundable retainer is requested to reserve. You’ll have until December 2021 to schedule your Paris elopement.

Picture Me Paris Complete Elopement Collection

 

Many of you will have already had weddings planned for 2020, and due to the situation at home, you had to cancel or reschedule. Or, maybe you’re looking ahead to 2021. It’s never too early to plan!

Eloping to Paris is one of the best decisions you can make! What a dreamy, romantic, and amazing way to start your married life together. It’s a wedding and honeymoon all in one!

It’s my goal to make your wedding day super memorable and easy, after all, you are probably already so stressed, you just want to get married!

This elopement package in Paris is called the Paris Complete Elopement Collection.

The Picture Me Paris Complete Elopement Collection is perfect for an elopement in Paris when you’d like pretty much everything covered, so you don’t have to think or worry about a thing. Elopements in Paris are intimate ceremonies between the couple only or with some friends and family, up to 10.

Everything is done for you, all you have to do is show up!

If you think you’ll have more than 10 guests, please contact me for information on Paris weddings.

The Picture Me Paris Complete Elopement Collection includes:

+ Up to 3 hours of continuous still photography coverage to include your elopement ceremony and beautiful photographs around Paris after your ceremony. Choose from an Eiffel Tower view ceremony or another wonderful Paris location.

+ 50 beautifully and professionally edited high resolution digital images, available via online portrait gallery within one week.

+ Your Paris elopement is an amazing celebration of your love. Create a fine art wedding album, beautiful prints for your wall, canvases and more.

+ The Picture Me Paris Complete Elopement Collection is customized to each couple, with care and respect for the Paris elopement of your dreams.  I can’t wait to make your dreams come true!

In addition to professional photography, it also includes:

  • An English speaking officiant or celebrant
  • A beautiful bridal bouquet
  • Professional services of a hair/makeup artist for the bride
  • A violinist for your ceremony
  • Transportation to and from your hotel and during the Paris photo session (for bride & groom only)
  • A complimentary champagne toast at the end of your Paris wedding photo session at a charming café (bride & groom only).

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NOW BOOKING: mid- to end 2020 and 2021 dates!

**Due to the ongoing situation, any Paris elopements booked in 2020 are eligible also through the end of 2021. Even if you don’t have a date set. You’ll receive priority booking**

The Picture Me Paris Complete Elopement Collection is 4500€.

A 50% non-refundable retainer is requested to reserve. You’ll have until December 2021 to schedule your Paris elopement.

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Absolute Joy

Karina is an absolute joy to work with and her suggestions not only helped us capture stunning photos but were invaluable to helping us plan our vow exchange. Her knowledge of Paris locations for good photos is unparalleled and despite the oppressive heat wave she made us look amazing. I would 100% recommend her to anyone who wants to capture their special moments in Paris.

Erik & Jess Snyder, United States

FAQS

YOUR MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ANSWERED

If you have a question that is not covered then please get in touch, I am happy to answer any questions you have.

DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH WEDDINGS & ELOPEMENTS?

Yes! I photograph intimate wedding ceremonies in Paris and throughout France as well as Greece and Italy. I also photograph Parisian wedding elopements, which are typically shorter ceremonies often accompanied with a photo session.

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A WEDDING & ELOPEMENT?

WEDDING

A wedding is usually a bit more traditional, and fits the following criteria:

  • Ceremony in a church or place of worship
  • Ceremony at a hotel or event center, such at the Ritz Hotel, Shangri-La or Hotel Marignan in Paris
  • Ceremony in a chateau in Paris or throughout France
  • Has between 10-50 guests or more
  • Has a traditional ceremony followed by aperitif hour and dinner and sometimes a dance reception
  • Has a traditional ceremony followed by a lunch
  • Includes portraits of the couple and their family at the place of worship, or in Paris or near the event location, if in another part of France
  • Includes photography coverage of up to 10 hours

ELOPEMENT

An elopement is usually a very small and short ceremony with the couple themselves. It usually fits the following criteria:

  • An elopement is usually a short ceremony of 20 minutes or less with an officiant/celebrant and the couple.
  • If there are guests, it’s usually just 2-3.
  • The couple desires to have an intimate ceremony to exchange vows, often with a view of the Eiffel Tower from a garden or terrace, such as those found in hotels such as the Shangri-La or Hotel Marignan in Paris.
  • The couple desires portraits of the elopement ceremony and portraits around Paris.
  • Includes photography coverage of up to 3 hours. 
ARE YOU ALREADY COMPLETELY BOOKED FOR 2020?

I only accept so many weddings and elopements each year, so that I can give my very best, however, I still do have some availability for 2020.

HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I RESERVE MY WEDDING/ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER?

In general, Paris and France, in general, are very popular spots, so its best to reserve as far in advance as possible.

CAN I BE LEGALLY MARRIED IN FRANCE?

If you’re visiting France from another country such as the United States, ceremonies in France are not legal without specific marriage requirements, which often require you to be resident in the country for a period of time.

Therefore, most couples have a legal ceremony in their country, such as at the city hall, and the ceremony in France is symbolic, and very meaningful.

WHAT'S YOUR STYLE?

A lot of people classify my style as “light & airy”, versus the very popular “dark & moody”.  The truth is, I’m neither.

Nor can I be defined as a fine art photographer, or a documentary photographer. What am I then?

The truth is, my style is a fusion of color and emotion. I incorporate vibrant color, enough brightness to show the happiness of a wedding day, but not to blow out highlights (I like to see the sky!). I love aspects of documentary and aspects of fine art. I fuse them together to tell a beautiful story of how a wedding day unfolded.

If we’re in a gorgeous spot, like a beach, a mountain, a chateau, or in Paris with the magnificent monuments, I’m also incorporating nature or architectural elements that set the stage for your wedding story.

DO YOU HELP ME PLAN MY DAY?

Absolutely, we’ll discuss your big day, and the kind of photography coverage you would like.

DO YOU REQUIRE A RETAINER/DEPOSIT?

A 50% non-refundable retainer is requested to reserve your date along with a signed contract.

Your non-refundable retainer ensures that your wedding date is reserved, and I accept no bookings after it is received.

The retainer may be paid by credit card or bank wire transfer. I do not accept cash payments.

WHEN IS THE FINAL PAYMENT DUE?

The balance will be due 30 days before your event and may be paid by credit card or bank wire transfer (I do not accept cash payments).

You can also opt to have installment payments up until the time your balance is due.

For example, if your wedding is on July 1:

  • 50% non-refundable retainer to reserve your date
  • 50% balance due June 1
  • Smaller installment payments accepted up until June 1
HOW WOULD WE GET STARTED?

If you’re interested in chatting, please contact me at [email protected] or on Whatsapp at 33 07 51 42 35 78.

A complimentary consultation includes a chat so I can get to know you and learn more about your event, and what you’re looking for.

If it seems we’d be a great fit, then the next step is to send you a formal quote.

The Diamond Wedding Collection starts at 1300€ and the Silver Elopement Collection starts at 600€. Your quote will be customized to your specific event.

HOW DO I CONTACT YOU FOR MORE INFO?

I can’t wait to learn more about your wedding, elopement or vow renewal in France! Please contact me here and I’ll get back with you very soon. 

I LIVE IN THE UNITED STATES, DO YOU PHOTOGRAPHS WEDDINGS IN THE US?

I was born and raised in Minnesota, and lived in Los Angeles for a decade. I love working with American couples not only in France, but back home too!

If you’re planning a wedding in the United States and you think we’d be a great fit, don’t hesitate to reach out to me at [email protected] 

I'M GETTING MARRIED IN ANOTHER PART OF EUROPE, DO YOU TRAVEL?

I love to travel and photograph gorgeous weddings in stunning locations across the globe. Some of my favorite photography locations are the Greek Islands (Santorini, etc) and all over Italy, but I’m available and keen to travel anywhere!

If you’re getting married somewhere in Europe, and think we’d be a great match, don’t hesitate to reach out to me at [email protected]. I look forward to speaking with you!

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English Speaking Paris Photographer and Destination wedding photographer

I'm an energetic American English speaking Paris wedding and engagement photographer, who loves to create dreamy, romantic, colorful and light infused images for beautiful couples visiting France. I can't wait to meet you!

 

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