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The BEST 21 Paris Locations for Wedding Photography (2024)

If you have chosen Paris for your wedding, elopement, or engagement shoot, then I’m guessing that, like me, you’re a true romantic at heart. Paris is the epitome of the love story dream. It is known for its stunning architecture, incredible fashion, and enchanting fine art. It seamlessly intertwines the traditional with the contemporary, making it the perfect choice for stylish couples’ planning a classic wedding with a modern twist.

The city of love is also home to some of the most divine & luxurious wedding venues in the world, from the magnificent Ritz Hotel to the incredible Shangri-La Paris, making it the perfect wedding destination to say ‘I do’. And for those awe-inspiring must-have shots around the city, you are spoilt for choice with the locations on offer!

In this article, I will discuss why Paris is a popular travel destination and the best ways to travel around the city. I will also help you discover the top 21 best photo spots for your wedding, elopement or couple shoot.…. From the iconic Eiffel Tower to the impressive Louvre pyramid, I will showcase the locations you will want to include to get the best photos. So grab a notebook and get ready to jot down the most instagrammable places in Paris — it’s time to explore the most romantic city in the world!

A map of Paris


Paris is one of the world’s most famous cities, attracting anywhere up to 40 million visitors per year (Statistics), and it’s easy to see why. From its iconic monuments, like the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral, to its rich cultural heritage, Paris has an array of incredible landmarks to enjoy. Whether you want to explore the city’s many museums, take a romantic stroll along the River Seine, experience the Moulin Rouge, head to the top of the Eiffel Tower, or indulge in France’s finest cuisine, Paris has something for you!

Night time view of the Eiffel Tower lit up


The city is divided into 20 arrondissements or districts, and these form a spiral, starting from the center and radiating outward. Each district has its own unique character and attractions and is served well by excellent transportation links.

Due to an extensive and efficient transportation network, there are a variety of options for getting around the city. The public transport system in Paris is a well-structured and cost-effective way of getting from A to B. The Paris metro has over 300 stations, making it one of the largest of its kind in the world! The metro operates daily from 5:30 am until 12:45 am, with some lines running 24 hours on Fridays and Saturdays.

The metro train coming into the station in Paris

Alternative methods of public transport include buses, trams, RER (regional express rail) lines, and commuter trains operated by SNCF. You can also travel by Taxi or Uber. Uber is easy to organize through the app, or you can hail a taxi (with a visible green light a top) from the street.

Paris also offers bicycle rentals & Velib (public bike share) for travelers looking for a greener mode of travel. E-scooters are also currently available, but a ban on these will be enforced on the 1st of September 2023.


As a wedding photographer, Paris is one of my all-time favorite wedding destinations! The scope for photography is vast, and thanks to the amazing transport options available, it’s easy to get around the city.

Close up of the Metropolitan sign in Paris

You are quite literally spoilt for choice with the best photo locations to choose from if you are looking for a gallery of stand-out wedding photos. But as with any city, it can be extremely busy, so planning is essential. Because of this I highly recommend choosing a photographer who has experience in Paris. This way, your photographer will be well-versed in the logistical aspects of navigating a photo shoot in Paris and can maximize the shoot time whilst incorporating all of your must-have locations.

An aerial view of Paris from the Eiffel Tower

Due to its popularity as a tourist destination, it can be very busy around the top photography spots. Therefore the best time of the day to have your photo session – particularly if you are having a couple, proposal, or engagement photo shoot – is in the early morning or later into the evening. Another advantage of having your photos taken at these times is that you benefit from the best light, as it is much softer and better for portraits. I would advise against shooting at midday when the sun is at its highest, as the light can be very harsh and unflattering.

If you would like to know more about planning a wedding or elopement in Paris, head over to my article: How to plan a Destination Wedding or Elopement in Paris



The Eiffel Tower is the most iconic landmark in all of Paris and a must-have backdrop to include in your wedding photos. It was built by Gustave Eiffel for the 1889 Exposition Universelle and stands at an impressive 324 meters tall – which makes it the tallest structure in Paris! Not only does it offer the city’s best views, but because of its vast height, the iron lady is easily photographed from many different angles around Paris.

Black and white photo of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

Why it’s good for photos?

If you plan to get married in Paris, you will most definitely want to include photos of the Eiffel Tower in your wedding gallery. It is famous the world over and a photographer’s dream, owing to its incredible symmetrical shape and impressive ironwork. la tour Eiffel is synonymous with Paris, so there will be no need for any caption when you post your photo to Instagram – it will be clear to everybody where you got married!

Bride and goom posing on the steps in front of the Eiffel Tower


The Eiffel Tower is based on the Champ de Mars, next to the River Seine in the 7th arrondissement.

Nearest Metro Station

Champ de Mars/Tour Eiffel


The Louvre is a famous art gallery and the largest museum across the globe. It is also one of the most visited art galleries in the world and houses many of history’s most famous works of art, including Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and Auguste Rodin’s The Thinker.

Landscape photo of the Louvre museum in Paris and it's large glass pyramid

The Louvre is comprised of architecturally ornate stone buildings, decorative columns, incredible arch-covered walkways, feature lamp posts, and an impressive, large glass window pyramid. The pyramid, designed by Ieoh Ming Pei, was created as part of an effort to transform the museum into a more modern, accessible space and serves as the main entrance to the museum. It is surrounded by three smaller pyramids, all of which permit natural light to flood into the museum, allowing visitors to get a full appreciation for its stunning works of art.

Bride dancing in the corridor at the Louvre

Why it’s good for photos?

The Louvre Museum is one of my absolute favorite locations to shoot at in Paris. You cannot help but marvel at the grandeur of the main exterior. It is truly breathtaking and seamlessly blends the modern architecture of the glass pyramids with the historic and ornate surrounding buildings. I love it so much that I have a large canvas of it, which was captured on my wide-angle lens, on my studio wall! There is endless scope for portrait photography with the possibility of creating some truly magnificent & outstanding captures. The architecture alone opens so many possibilities for using creative composition to produce something spectacular. The light creamy color of the buildings blends perfectly with any skin tone, adding a soft warmth to your photos. The variety of backdrops on offer at the Louvre is so vast you could have your entire photo session here and still come away with a large & varied selection of photos. From ornate columns to impressive stone steps, and beautifully decadent, arched, covered walkways, the possibilities are endless.

Bride Posing in front of the glass pyramid at the Louvre museum in Paris


The Louvre is located in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, adjacent to the Tuileries Garden.

Nearest Metro Station

Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre.


The Petit Palace is an inspiring art gallery known for its impressive & grand façade with imposing golden gates. It is renowned for showcasing some of the best contemporary artwork by both French and international artists. The gallery also features a variety of special exhibitions throughout the year that explore many of my favorite topics, including fashion, design, and of course, photography!

The exterior of the golden gates at the Petit Palace in Paris

Why it’s good for photos?

If you are looking for wow-factor wedding photos, you must include this location on your photo list! The Petit Palais is a truly stunning sight to behold. As you make your way up the stone steps, you can’t help but be taken in by its incredible grandeur. The oval-shaped stone architecture of the building and its golden gated frontage exude a sense of regality. The symmetry alone makes this one of my favorite spots for photos. The best spot is in front of those golden gates, but make sure you get there before opening.


The Petit Palais is situated in the 8th arrondissement of Paris across from the Grand Palais & next to the Pont Alexandre III bridge.

Nearest Metro Station

Champs-Élysées – Clemenceau.


Paris has so many beautiful bridges, but none are as spectacular as the Pont Alexandre III bridge. This magnificent structure was built at the turn of the 20th century and stands as a symbol of French architecture and engineering.

Aerial view of the Pont Alexandre III Bridge in Paris taken from the Eiffel Tower

It’s known for its ornamental lamps, art nouveau lamp posts, and winged horses atop its grand entrance pillars. The bridge was constructed to commemorate the Franco-Russian alliance and is a popular tourist attraction in the French capital.

The bronze sculpture and lamp on the Pont Alexandre III Bridge in Paris

Why it’s good for photos?

With its intricate design and ornamental details combining wrought iron, stone masonry, and gilded bronze statues, the Pont Alexandre III bridge offers a visually stunning backdrop for your wedding photos. The bridge’s four impressive art nouveau lamps and cherubs add a romantic charm to your portfolio session. Furthermore, the bridge has an incredible panoramic view out toward the Eiffel Tower, which is a great place for photos.

Bride and groom posing on the pont alexandre III bridge in paris looking out towards the Eiffel Tower


The Pont Alexandre III bridge spans the Seine River, connecting the Champs-Élysées quarter with Invalides and the Eiffel Tower.

Nearest Metro Station

Champs-Élysées – Clemenceau and the Invalides.


The Palais-Royal is a historic building complex that includes an exquisite palace, formal gardens, and an arcade lined with boutiques, shops, and cafes. The palace was built originally for Cardinal Richelieu in 1629 but has served as the home to several members of the French royal family over the years. The buildings are a stunning example of French architecture and design and feature the iconic Courtyard of Honor. In 1986, artist Daniel Buren installed 260 artistic columns with vertical bands of black and white, intertwining contemporary art with classic architecture. The site also features beautiful gardens, which provide a great spot for those looking for some peaceful respite from the busy Paris streets.

Close up of one of the black and white columns at Palais Royale in Paris

Why it’s good for photos?

The Palace offers lots of variety for photography and is one of my favorite places for being creative with composition using leading lines & symmetry. The courtyard of honor is also surrounded by Colonnades, which make for a lovely space for walking or posing together.

Couple walking hand in hand throught the black and white columns at the courtyard of honour at the Palais Royale in Paris


Located just a short walk from the Louvre, the Palais-Royal is situated on the Rue Saint-Honoré in the 1st arrondissement of Paris.

Nearest Metro Station

Palais Royal–Musée du Louvre


The Arc de Triomphe is an impressive arched monument standing at a grand height of 50 meters and was built as a tribute to those who died in the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars. Since its completion in 1836, it has become an integral part of Parisian life, with visitors coming from all over the world to experience its grandeur and beauty for themselves.

The Arc de Triomphe also holds great historical importance, as it serves as a memorial site for some of France’s most famous military heroes, including Napoleon Bonaparte. Visitors are invited to participate in special ceremonies by laying flowers and wreaths at the monument’s base in remembrance.

The archway is also the center of the sprawling 12-lane traffic roundabout, which can be pretty intimidating to navigate around for newbie drivers to Paris. But with some careful maneuvering and savvy driving skills, you’ll soon be on your way around this iconic landmark. Check out my drive around the roundabout here!

The arc de triomphe arch in Paris

Why it’s good for photos?

The Arc de Triomphe’s breathtaking design and grandeur make it one of the most impressive monuments in Paris, and its importance can never be overstated. The artistic sculptures carved into the stone really add interest, depth, and dimension, and the arch provides a beautiful frame for portraits. I adore the notion that ‘Love Conquers All’ when using this as a romantic backdrop.

Bride and groom posing in front of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris


The Arc de Triomphe is based in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, to the west of the Champs-Elysées and Place Charles de Gaulle (previously Place de l’Etoile).

Nearest Metro Station

Charles de Gaulle Etoile.


Jardin des Tuileries is one of the most popular parks in Paris, attracting millions of visitors yearly who come to admire its beautiful fountains, perfectly manicured gardens, classic trees, and vibrant flowerbeds. It was originally created in 1564 as a garden for Catherine de’ Medici, but has since been opened to the public. During the summer, the park has numerous tourist activities, including an amusement park for children, the chance to sail colorful toy boats on the Grand Basin pond, pony trekking rides, and several restaurants to enjoy. It is the perfect place to visit if you’re looking for a peaceful escape from your busy day exploring Paris.

The tree lined view up to the Louvre in the Jardin des Tuileries

Why it’s good for photos?

The gardens provide lush greens and beautiful colors which make a wonderful, and alternative addition to your city wedding gallery. With so much space on offer, you can often find a secluded back drop even on the busiest of days.

The park is also the location of one of my favorite photo locations in Paris: the tree lined pathway to the Louvre, as the trees make wonderful, natural leading lines, drawing your eye in.

Couple walking and holding hands in the gardens of Jardin des Tuileries


Jardin des Tuileries can be found in the 1st arrondissement of Paris between the Louvre museum and the Place de la Concorde.

Nearest Metro Station(s)

Depending upon your point of entry, the nearest metro station(s) are Concorde, Tuileries, or Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre.


The cobblestoned street of Avenue de Camoens in the heart of Paris is full of timeless French charm. With its quaint lamp posts, lined with ornate carvings, and picturesque cobbled road, leading to an amazing view of the Eiffel Tower, this traditional Parisian street is sure to take you back in time.

Newly engaged couple walking together down Avenue de Camoens with the Eiffel Tower in the background

Why it’s good for photos?

Avenue de Camoens represents the idyllic picture postcard idea of an authentic street in France and is one of the best Eiffel Tower photo spots in the city of light. The good news is it isn’t as well known by tourists so there are generally fewer crowds here.

Man down on one knee proposing to his girlfriend on Avenue de Camoens with the Eiffel Tower in the background


Avenue de Camoens is located off Rue Raynouard in the 16 arrondissement of Paris.

Nearest Metro Station(s)

The nearest metro stations are Passy or Trocadéro.


The Trocadéro Square is a large open space and one of the best places to view the Eiffel Tower. As such, it is a very popular spot for tourists. This bustling square has a colorful history dating back hundreds of years. It’s said that the original square was built by King Henri IV in 1605 as part of his plans to develop the Left Bank area. Since then, the square has been redeveloped several times, with its most recent renovation occurring in 2011. Not only do you get to soak in the gorgeous views, but you can also experience Parisian life by mingling with locals and other tourists. However, it’s essential to exercise caution in this area, as like any major city, pickpocketing can be rife here, so make sure that your possessions are kept safe at all times.

Bride and groom walking and holding hands on the Trocadero square in front of the Eiffel Tower

Why it’s good for photos?

Trocadéro Square is one of the best Paris photo spots in the city due to the unparalleled views of the Eiffel Tower. The square & steps down to the gardens offer lots of scope for photos and offer far-reaching views across Paris on a sunny day.

Bride and groom posing with their heads together on the Trocadero square in front of the Eiffel Tower


Trocadéro Square is situated on the opposite side of the River Seine from the Eiffel Tower in the 16th arrondissement.

Nearest Metro Station



Jardin du Luxembourg is an oasis of beauty and tranquillity within the fast pace of Parisian city life. Adorned with stunningly manicured lawns, pristine flowerbeds, and lush green trees, it is no wonder that this picturesque park has been popular among visitors for centuries. The sprawling gardens are also home to a variety of statues & monuments, so there are lots to see as you stroll around the gardens. You can’t help but be wowed by the impressive Fontaine de Medicis (Medici Fountain) and the Fountain of the Observatory within the grounds.

Wild flower gardens in Paris

Why it’s good for photos?

The Luxembourg Gardens have a romantic history, as it is the park where Marius Pontmercy and Cosette meet for the first time in Victor Hugo’s novel Les Misérables – adding to its allure. The beautiful view of the Medici Fountain is where you can get the best shots.

Groom posing in flower garden


Jardin du Luxembourg is located on the border between Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the Latin Quarter in the 6th arrondissement of Paris.

Nearest Metro Station(s)

Depending upon where you enter the park: Odéon, Raspail, Notre-Dame des Champs, Saint-Sulpice or Vavin.


The historic Notre Dame Cathedral is one of the most well-known landmarks in the world. This stunning Gothic masterpiece stands tall over the city, with its two towers reaching hundreds of feet above the streets below. From its construction beginning in 1163 up until today, it has remained a symbol of French pride, culture, and identity. It also houses many important works of art and religious artifacts, including paintings, sculptures, and relics from past centuries.

Notre Dame is an incredibly popular tourist spot and makes for great photos for good reason – there’s something very special about visiting a place that has stood for so long and been witness to so much history. Sadly, on April 15th, 2019, a fire broke out in the attic of Notre Dame that caused irreparable damage to the iconic cathedral. Firefighters worked tirelessly to try and contain the blaze, but it was a losing battle – flames continued to ravage the building and eventually engulfed its iconic spire. In the end, the fire destroyed much of the cathedral, damaging its interior and leaving behind an indelible mark on history.

Though it is heartbreaking to consider the destruction caused by this event, it is inspiring to see how so many people from around the world came together in an effort to support Notre Dame. From donating money to the restoration of the cathedral to helping clean up the debris, people from all walks of life showed their unwavering support for this incredible structure. Perhaps most importantly, the Notre Dame fire has reminded us of the importance of protecting this cultural heritage for generations to come.

The front of the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris

Why it’s good for photos?

Despite the fire damage, Notre Dame is still a beautiful place and retains its architectural attraction with its intricate stonework & breathtaking allure. This, along with its incredible historical significance, means it’s definitely a location you should consider for your wedding photos.


The Notre Dame is located in the 4th arrondissement of Paris next to the River Seine.

Nearest Metro Station

Saint-Michel Notre-Dame.


The Fontaine de Varsovie, also known as the Fontaine du Trocadéro, was built in 1937 to replace the original waterfall fountain at its site. It is the largest fountain in Paris and an impressive sight to behold. It features a large oval basin of water, and there are two sculptures framing the fountain, including two horses and a dog and a bull and a calf, adding an extra layer of beauty to this incredible fountain. Wide open gardens make up the surrounding area of the fountain, offering winding walkways that are perfect for enjoying a relaxing stroll or a picnic.

Fontaine de Varsovie in Paris

Why it’s good for photos?

The fountain and surrounding gardens provide a large open space for photos. The fountain also has 20 water cannons & 56 sprays which propel water up into the air and toward the Eiffel Tower, making for a great photo spot.

Couple walking hand in hand through the Trocadero gardens


The Fontaine de Varsovie is located between the Eiffel Tower and Trocadéro off Pont d’Iéna bridge off the banks of the River Seine.

Nearest Metro Station(s)

Trocadéro or Passy


The River Seine runs through the heart of Paris and has been a part of its history since ancient times. The river flows into the English Channel and provides a beautiful backdrop to Paris’s stunning architecture. It is a popular tourist attraction for visitors wanting to take in some of the incredible views it offers along its banks. You can marvel at Paris’ most beautiful bridges. And it has also been a source of inspiration for numerous artists and writers throughout history, making it one of France’s most important cultural landmarks.

View of Paris city and the River Seine from the top of the Eiffel Tower

Why it’s good for photos?

Photos by the water are always a lovely addition to any wedding album, and there are many areas to choose from that give the most spectacular views over the city’s skyline.

Bride posing on the banks of the River Seine


The River Seine runs through the center of Paris, making it easily accessible for your photo session.

Nearest Metro Station



The Place de la Concorde is Paris’ largest public square and is surrounded by stunning French architecture and impressive fountains. At its center stands a tall Luxor Obelisk, which was gifted to France by Egypt. The site has great historical significance from its use during the French Revolution as the location of many public executions, including that of King Louis XVI & Marie Antoinette. The square often hosts events and festivals and offers a fantastic spot for those all-important Eiffel Tower photos. There are also great views along Avenue des Champs-Élysées towards the Arc De Triomphe.

Place de la Concorde in Paris

Why it’s good for photos?

The square is ideal for photos owing to its wide open space, historical significance, beautiful fountains, and views toward the Eiffel Tower.

The Egyptian obelisk at Place de la Concorde in Paris


The Place de la Concorde is located near the Tuileries Gardens in the 8th arrondissement.

Nearest Metro Station



The Pont Louis-Philippe is a bridge in Paris that crosses the Seine River and connects the Marais district to Île Saint-Louis. It was built in the 19th century to commemorate King Louis-Philippe, who laid the first stone of what was a wooden suspension bridge during his coronation festivities. Unfortunately, it fell victim to fire during the Revolution of 1848 and had to be fully restored before being officially named Pont de la Réforme in 1852. Later in 1860, a three-arch bridge replaced the old one featuring foliage wreaths around central metal rosettes.

Bride walking down Pont Louis-Philippe bridge in Paris

Why it’s good for photos?

Not only is it a stunning bridge to photograph, but it also has terrific views over the River Seine and across to the Notre Dame Cathedral.


Is located off the Quai de l’Hôtel de ville in the 4th arrondissement of Paris.

Nearest Metro Station

Pont Marie.


Place Vendôme is a luxury shopping and residential area best known for the iconic column that stands at its center, which was constructed by Napoleon I in 1806 to commemorate his military victories. In addition to being a popular tourist spot, Place Vendôme is also home to some of the most exclusive addresses in all of Paris. Many notable figures have resided here throughout history, including Louis XIV’s finance minister Jean-Baptiste Colbert and several other prominent politicians and members of royalty.

Place Vendome in Paris

The square offers many high-end boutiques & jewelry stores, including Chanel, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Van Cleef & Arpels, Bvlgari, Cartier, Rolex, and more. It is also the location of the iconic 5-star Ritz Hotel. There really is no better place to experience the luxury and grandeur that Paris has to offer!

The front of the Chanel designer store in Place Vendome in Paris

Why it’s good for photos?

If you have a love for high fashion and a luxury lifestyle then Place Vendôme is a must-have spot for photos!

Place Vendome with Ritz Paris in the background


Place Vendôme is situated in the 1st Arrondissement close to the Tuileries Gardens.

Nearest Metro Station(s)

Depending upon your location: Tuileries, Concorde, or Opéra.


Parc de Bagatelle is one of the oldest parks in Paris, having been built in 1775 as part of the Château de Bagatelle. This tranquil park is the perfect escape from city life, where you can explore peaceful ponds and admire the numerous statues and sculptures on offer. It is an ideal place for some nature spotting as it is abundant with wild birds & butterflies.

The garden house at Parc de Bagatelle in Paris

One of the best things about the park is the pride of peafowl that can be found roaming around the gardens. Especially if you get to see a peacock displaying his fabulous iridescent tail feathers! There is also a lovely Chateau located within the grounds where visitors can explore to find out more about the history of this delightful place.

Peacock fanning it's tail in Parc de Bagatelle

Why it’s good for photos?

Perhaps the most famous spot in Parc de Bagatelle is the impressive rose garden, which has over a whopping 5,000 varieties of rosebushes. This offers the perfect romantic spot for some truly beautiful photos.

Bride and groom posing in the rose gardens at Parc de Bagatelle


Parc de Bagatelle is located in Bois de Boulogne on the edge of the 16th arrondissement.

Nearest Metro Station/Getting There

Catch metro line 1 to Pont de Neuilly, then take the 93 or 43 Bus to Place-de-Bagatelle or Bagatelle Pré-Catalan.


The Palais Garnier, also known as the Paris Opera House, is an imposing & grand building constructed in the 1860s by Charles Garnier. The Opera House stands out due to its striking Baroque-style architecture and ornately decorated interiors. Internally, the grand staircase is truly a sight to behold at over 12 meters wide and 30 meters long. It is lavishly decorated throughout with lush carpets, luxurious chandeliers, thick velvet curtains, and impressive ceiling frescoes. It has long been an important part of the social art scene in Parisian life, hosting ballets, classical music concerts, plays, and operas throughout the year. For this reason, it continues to be a popular destination for visitors from all over the world.

The front facade of Palais Garnier in Paris

Why it’s good for photos?

The striking design of the Palais Garnier is an impressive sight and one that deserves to be captured time and time again. Externally it is covered in intricate carvings with a green and gold color scheme, giving it a palatial-looking facade that makes it stand out from the surrounding buildings. This provides a decadent backdrop worthy of the most lavish wedding.


Palais Garnier is located on Avenue de l’Opéra in the 9th Arrondissement.

Nearest Metro Station



The carousel at the bottom of the Eiffel Tower is an iconic fairground ride that has been a part of Paris’ landscape for many years. Sitting on one of the brightly colored horses and looking up at the magnificent Eiffel Tower is an experience like no other. As the ride rotates around, you also get a great view of Paris’ impressive skyline. The fairground music that plays throughout your journey adds to this magical atmosphere, making it something special for visitors of all ages.

Fairground carousel ride

Why it’s good for photos?

The horses & cars are decorated in beautiful and colorful designs, making it incredibly picturesque. Aside from this, you can’t help but have fun when you ride the carousel, bringing out those happy, emotive natural reactions. It also adds a lovely energy to your wedding photos with the element of motion!


The carousel can be found at the base of the Eiffel Tower.

Nearest Metro Station(s)

Champ de Mars/Tour Eiffel or Passy


No photo shoot in the French capital is complete without a visit to a quaint Parisian Café! Cafés in Paris make up the social & culinary hub of the city and offer a unique atmosphere that can’t be found anywhere else in the world! You’ll find patrons sipping their coffees or nibbling on fresh pastries while talking animatedly about politics and life in general; it’s like stepping into a whole different world. Whether dropping by for a glass of Merlot or a cup of freshly ground coffee, the typical French café or Bistro has become known worldwide as a place to relax, mingle, and people-watch.

Couple kissing at a table of a Paris cafe

Why it’s good for photos?

The decor is always carefully put together to create a cozy yet chic atmosphere, often with an eclectic selection of furniture and artwork adding to the character of your photos. Plus, you can enjoy a cup of delicious French coffee or sip a glass of the finest Champagne to celebrate a successful photo shoot!

Bride and groom posing with a coffee at a Paris cafe


Quintessential Parisian cafes can be found all over the city, so simply pick your favorite, and enjoy!


There you have it- those are my TOP 21 locations around Paris for your wedding photos! And every single one of these choices has something unique to offer every couple.

From historical architecture and breathtaking scenes to modern art galleries and impressive landmarks, you will no doubt be able to find the perfect locations to make your wedding photos truly special.

If you would like to know more about planning a wedding or elopement in Paris, head over to my article: How to plan a Destination Wedding or Elopement in Paris

Bride and groom posing together in one of the covered archways at the Louvre museum in Paris

Are you looking for an experienced Paris Photographer for your Wedding, Elopement, Engagement or Couple Session?

As you have seen, all of the 21 locations listed in this Blog make spectacular backdrops for your couple portraits. But with the logistics related to planning a destination wedding, it’s ideal to choose a photographer who has experience capturing portraits in Paris. That way, they can tailor a shoot plan to suit your preferred locations and have insider knowledge of the best way to navigate a successful photo session.

As an English-speaking photographer based in Europe, I am pleased to offer photography collections in Paris covering

  • Weddings
  • Elopements
  • Engagement Sessions
  • Proposal Captures
  • Couple Photo Shoots

I’d love to hear from you, so if you’d like a quote, please do not hesitate to get in touch here.

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