Celebrating a decade of marriage in Paris | July 2017 | Pont de Bir Hakeim
It was early on this beautiful morning scene of Pont de Bir Hakeim. It was for a sunrise wedding anniversary photoshoot. I felt the thundering vibrations of a metro train passing above the bridge as I walked towards the meeting point. I also passed by a couple whom were immaculately dressed, exuding warmth and friendliness. They looked over at me and smiled. They too were enjoying the view of the rising sun behind the magnificent Eiffel Tower, which was casting a tall shadow over the River Seine. I secretly wished in my heart that they would be my clients for that morning's photoshoot.
Turned out that this couple were my clients after all! Cartwheels in my heart.
They had booked this sunrise Paris photo session to celebrate their 10 years of married life. The day before this photoshoot, they had renewed their vows and exchanged new rings in the oldest church in Paris, called Église de Saint Germain de Prés. Scroll further down to see Adriana's fabulous new ring exchanged to her in their sacred ceremony.
Miguel and Adriana was certainly ready for their Paris photo session. Even the test shots for light came out with perfect expressions and body language. I knew immediately that we were going to have awesome results. I could just tell by the way the held each other, the way they sat against each other, always touching even for the test shot! The first portrait of them above is only a test shot for lighting. It turned out to be also the first perfect capture.
Their body language was not only a language of love, but of togetherness, being present with each other in the moment. Absolutely my kind of couple who gets me all fired up and reminds me of why I am passionate on being a Paris photographer! Because they were 100% in love, 100% committed to each other and 100% being in the moment with each other despite of me. The results of their photoshoot in Paris were not only stunning but also soulful!
Miguel and Adriana needed very little guidance when it came to posing for their photos. I only had to place them at the different spots around Pont de Bir Hakeim and tell them to either stand, sit or run. They fell into their poses naturally. They twirled and danced. Kissed and embraced. Smiled and laughed. Their Paris photo session was so much fun and memorable.
I was often quite a distance away from them. All I did was photographing them enjoying themselves, being who they are as an individual and to each other. Such a loving and energetic connection.
A huge thanks to mother nature too for that glorious soft morning light beaming through the clouds as the sun rose. The highlights and shadows gave mood, depth and dimension to Miguel and Adriana's wedding anniversary portraits. Tangible memories without an expiry date. Only to look back and cherish.
Here’s what they said of their experience in working with me:
It has been such a pleasure working with Shantha, for our 10 year wedding anniversary photoshoot. My husband and I had such a great experience, her recommendations, creativity, and efficiency is a 10++. Her communication from beginning to end is very thorough and she answered all of our questions very quickly. I loved working with her.
Our photo session was at 6am, which was a bit of a struggle to wake up, but well worth it. The final product of our photos was outstanding no people in the background and the lighting was great.
I highly recommend Shantha for any special moments you want to make last forever! Thank you again Shantha we had so much fun and our pictures turned out perfect!
I wish Miguel and Adriana continued marital bliss, great health and a prosperous life together.
I hope you have enjoyed Miguel and Adriana's wedding anniversary photoshoot. You could have a similar experience to hold your precious memories of your time in Paris with your beloved too. Just get in touch and we would hatch something out together.