When I met Sol in her gorgeous typical Mexican outfit, I knew right away that this would be a very unique engagement session in Paris. Sol and David are such a great couple. David is originally from France, but they live in Mexico. Sol is an outstanding wedding photographer from Riviera Maya. I was really flattered when they asked me to photograph them. They are madly in love, so where could be better to do an engagement session than in romantic Paris? The city of love and romance… Above all, there are endless spots for beautiful wedding or engagement photo shoots.
The Eiffel Tower
The first thing you usually think about Paris is the wrought-iron lattice Eiffel Tower on the Champ de Mars gardens (French: “La Tour Eiffel”). The French also have a nickname for the tower: “La Dame de Fer”, which means “the Iron Lady”. It is named after Gustave Eiffel. He was the engineer whose company designed and built the tower, namely as the entrance to the 1889 World’s Fair to celebrate the centennial of the French Revolution. It has become a global cultural icon. It’s for sure the most beloved and emblematic landmark of the capital of France. That’s why we headed to the Trocadero.
The Trocadero is an area of Paris across the Seine, opposite the Eiffel Tower. It was named in honour of the Battle of Trocadero, fought in 1823. It was the only significant battle in the French invasion of Spain. From the Trocadero square you have one of the most amazing views of the Eiffel Tower. It’s a perfect place if you want to make photographs with the tower in the background. There are tourists from all across the globe, mixed with lots of pigeons. An engagement photo shooting in Paris at such a busy spot can be quite tricky. It depends on weather, light conditions, including density of the visitors. Yes, the visitors might “photobomb” your photos :-)… But the engagement session at the Trocadero in Paris is indeed very memorable.
Some interesting facts
Did you know about the Eiffel Tower that it’s the most-visited paid monument in the world (over 7 million visitors per year) and the tallest structure in Paris (324 meters tall)? It was the first structure in the world to reach a height of 300 meters.
I spent a really great time with Sol and David. They were fun, playful, passionate, dynamic… That’s what their engagement session in Paris was all about. After the Trocadero and the Eiffel Tower we enjoyed the local cuisine…
We continued our photo shooting at some other beautiful spots in Paris. Stay tuned, more photos from this engagement session at Montmartre, Versailles and other amazing locations are coming in August.
You can see beautiful engagement session from Alexandre III Bridge and Montmartre right here.