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Why you'll love this
- Enjoy your own glamorous photo shoot with Paris as a backdrop
- Your guide is a pro photographer with years of experience
- Take home high quality digital pictures of you & your loved ones
- Length 3h00
- Language English
- Type of Tour Private
- Group Size 7 max
- Departure Time Variable
- Cancellation Up to 72 hours
Consider the photos you took during your last family vacation: the kids in front of that fountain turned out a bit too hazy; you and your other half bathed in sunlight would have been an amazing souvenir were it not for that livid hue; that picture the tour guide took of the family on your iphone was fine, except for...The point is, in every picture something is just off.
Here’s an idea: what if your tour guide also happened to be, say, a professional photographer? We see an immaculate snapshot of you embracing your loved one in the Tuileries gardens after a mind-blowing tour of the Louvre. We see you and the kids huddling together over a round of chocolat chaud at a charming café.
When you take part in our Portrait Tour, you’ll not only experience a fascinating excursion with an expert on Paris, you’ll also return home with plenty of stunning, professional photos to relive your trip time and again.
Bruno was born in Jakarta, Indonesia. During his childhood, he never stayed put in a single country for more than two years. As a result, traveling has become a passion for him. His career as a professional photographer started in 2006. Ever since, he's attempted to highlight, through his own eyes, the character of every landscape and culture he has encountered. The son of an architect, he has always been interested in architecture making Paris the perfect playground to focus his lens on. It's been seven years, but the richness and diversity of the Parisian setting still offers new discoveries, and encourages him to find new perspectives. Thus allowing him to conciliate pleasure, business, and art all in one place.
Ula is at heart, a wandering soul. Born in the UK to a family full of artists, dancers and musicians, she found herself constantly on the move from an early age. It was during a pinhole photography workshop in year 4 at primary school that Ula realised she wanted to be an artist. The next year Ula’s family relocated to Australia and what proceeded was a countless number of adventures across the red desert, the rainforest and Australia’s multiple metropolises. Ula made the move to Paris to be in the birthplace of photography, to explore and to eat croissants. She holds a Masters Degree in Visual Art, Specialising in Photography… nineteenth century photographic processing to be exact, and is also a singer songwriter. If you like live music you might see her bashing out some tunes on her guitar around Odeon and Oberkampf.
Although born in Sweden, Carin is probably better suited for a life in Paris – strolling along the left bank, nibbling on sugary treats from favorite Hugo & Victor, or simply enjoying the views from Île Saint Louis and Quai d’Orléans. After working at ELLE and a Swedish travel magazine she decided to see what all those daydreams about a life abroad would really be like. When she finally decided to make the move, there was no doubt in mind – to Paris bien sûr! After moving to Paris for four short months (which just happened to be the rainiest spring in 84 years) she decided to try the Parisian life long-term. Carin is crazy about sweets; she gets equally excited when fashion week takes over the French capital. To capture these moments, she has her camera, which is always within arm’s reach.
Ludgero was born in Lisbon and moved to Sydney with his family when he was a child. He took his first photo on his dads Minolta X-700, it was of his mum sitting in her 72 yellow Ford Cortina when his family were on holidays back in Portugal in 1989, when the photo was developed he instantly fell in love with photography and has been falling in love with it over and over ever since. This new found interest fuelled his creativity and he began to view the world in a different way. Now living in Paris, married to a French woman, the city and its people are a source of great inspiration for him to continue doing what he loves best – taking pictures
Enguerran is a photographer who loves his job. Before becoming a photographer, he did a couple of strange things : he sold books door-to-door in Texas; spent time in Mexico discovering the Aztec culture, (and ate lot of tacos); rode his bike in the terraced rice paddies of Southern China; and became a consultant in emergency management at a recruitment agency. Photography remained his number one interest, so he decided to make a living out of it. Today, Enguerran owns his own studio in Paris. His work focuses on documentaries and corporate photography both in Paris and Hong Kong. He definitely shares his love of Paris with the Localers.
An independent journalist and photographer with a taste for fashion and design, Fernanda now specializes in food and travel, She was introduced to the art of photography in college, and between the photo shoots and the darkroom she couldn't help falling in love with this unique way of telling a story. After leaving sunny Brazil for the beautiful city of Paris in the spring of 2011, cameras and pictures began to play an increasingly important role in her life. Since then she has devoted her time to capturing the essence of the City of Lights and documenting its local lifestyles.
Sébastien is an independent photographer; born in Paris he has always lived there. As a teenager he started photography using old analog cameras, he later graduated from a professional photography school and now uses the best of the digital world in his work. Capturing the moment, seeking the tiny detail that makes a simple picture a great moment are the key to his every day work. Always keen to meet new people from all over the world, he will be delighted to be your personal photographer and guide throughout the Paris Photo Shoot and share with you his love and knowledge of his home city.
- Your very own glamorous photo shoot around Paris
- Bring home your memories with our final surprise!
- The horde of paparazzi waiting to catch a glimpse of the star du jour !
We propose the following photo-op optimized itinerary, which we’ve carefully designed to include the most photogenic sights in Paris. However, we are happy to tailor the itinerary to your personal interests.
Your photo shoot starts at the Palais Royal in the very center of Paris. Soak up the beauty of the gardens as you discover the rich history of this former royal residence....and don’t forget to say cheese (or fromage, if you wish)! You’ll also get a chance to frolic among the famous Colonnes de Buren, where many a high profile fashion photo-shoot has taken place.
Next on the list are the Louvre museum and Jardin de Tuileries, both great photo ops with intriguing pasts. Then, you’ll cross Place de la Concorde, Paris’s biggest square — which incidentally was also the designated spot for guillotine executions — and head to the Champs-Elysées. Here you will pass by the Grand and Petit Palais, the only remaining testaments of the World Exposition of 1900. Learn about the city’s past, walk in the footsteps of French dignitaries, and shop a little as your personal paparazzi captures all your best angles.
Time to explore the other side of the river, starting with the Hôtel des Invalides. This former military hospital, and the site of Napoleon’s tomb, housed thousands of France’s injured combatants over its lifetime, hence the name. The gilded dome and vast garden make for great backdrops for your next set of gorgeous pictures. The last leg of the tour takes place at the Champ de Mars and Eiffel Tower nearby. What better way to conclude your visit than with a pose in front of this immortal Parisian symbol? Your professionally compiled portfolio is nearly ready—that’s when our surprise comes in!
In the event of rain, the tour will start at the Palais Royal, from which you’ll subsequently explore Paris’s covered passages: a place where mystery and tradition merge. Don’t worry, your photos will be equally fabulous!
Approximate walking distance: 3.5 km / 2.1 miles
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