Jon proposed to Donna on the Champ de Mars overlooking the Eiffel Tower in Paris. When it came time for a pre-wedding shoot they both decided that Paris was the ideal location. Jon and Donna had a four day Paris Pre-wedding photoshoot in different six locations in the City of Light.
Paris has the most beautiful light in the world and has some of the most iconic locations in the world for a pre-wedding photoshoot. We started at twilight on the beautiful Pont Alexandre III, a beautiful bridge over the Seine River with views of the Eiffel Tower. Then off to the Louvre pyramid and courtyard at night. This area is magic at night.
The following afternoon we started with a ride on the swinging chairs at the Fete des Tuileries and then my favourite place in Paris, the big ferris wheel. The ferris wheel has the best views of Paris. The rest of the afternoon was spent in the Tuileries Garden.
The next afternoon the golden rays bathed the Seine River and was the perfect location for a stroll along the river with some stops for some photos.
Very early the next morning we headed to Trocadero for a spectacular sunrise overlooking the Eiffel Tower. Donna’s sensational dress was great for twirling and capturing the movement of the dress and our amazing couple having fun in the most romantic city in the world.
I loved that we were able to explore the many sides of Paris - sunrise at Trocadero, night time at the Louvre, strolling through Tuleries Garden - while Samantha was photographing us. She knew which shots would work, at what time, and where to get the perfect lighting. It felt like a little adventure tour through Paris and a photoshoot all in one.
Pre-Wedding – Jon and Donna
With Samantha's unparalleled photography skills, we had photos that felt authentic to us as individuals and as a couple. And though the jitters were there to start, by the end of our shoots, Samantha made us feel like we were a couple of her old friends. Over the course of our shoot, our poses in front of the camera felt more natural as she encouraged us to do what felt organic and true to us.
Pre-Wedding Jon and Donna
Hi Samantha! Jon and I wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for photographing us and sharing your passion and life story. We had no idea what to expect and our experience with you as a photographer, friend, and an all around incredible person was something we will cherish always! I hope life continues to fill you with beauty, wonder, and love! Donna