Best Paris Photo and Video Locations
Chasen and I had the pleasure of visiting Paris in March with the Britt Jones Curated Conference to shoot a series of editorials with a very talented group of professionals. We scouted the top locations in and around Paris for the best photo and video shoots. The outcome was hundreds of photos and loads of video that have me editing with a smile on my face every single time. I am overjoyed to say that British Vogue has published three images from this Parisian gallery in their April, May, and June 2022 issues.
I’ve compiled photos and video we shot in six of the most iconic and beautiful locations for photos and videos in the City of Light. Do you know an ideal location that I haven’t listed? Tell me in the comments! I’m always ready for the scoop on the best photoshoot locations in Paris!
The Ritz Paris is a luxurious getaway no matter where you look, so shooting in this suite with the window view put it over the top for us. There are also dozens of beautiful places on the property to shoot. You can see our full gallery here.
You might recognize this iconic bridge with its steel arches and pedestrian walkway in the middle. If you stand in the walkway and shoot towards the tower, you get a beautiful view of the Eiffel Tower across the water. You can also shoot under the arches of the bridge for another striking perspective. See the full gallery here!
What’s not to love about gilded statues, the Seine River, and your own romantic boat ride? This portion of the shoot was captured mid-day, and the river was a fun departure from the crowds that start to gather in the afternoons. The crew of the Seine Privee provided champagne and sweets, which makes this experience even better. The Pont Alexandre III is one of several beautiful bridges in Paris. This one has the stately limestone stairs seen in the photos, perfect for a romantic photo shoot. You can see our full photo gallery here!
There’s something so inspiring about creating your own art at the world’s most famous art museum. The grounds of The Louvre are full of breeze ways, arches, and architecture that provide backdrops galore. You would be surprised at how the crowds don’t impede your photos too much. The area is so large you can spread out and shoot where the crowds are thinner. View the full gallery here!
This is a hidden little gem near the Trocadero. It’s a place frequented by photographers, so you’ll want to be sure to provide a little extra time in case you need to share the space with others. It’s a small area, so you’ll want to be able to have it all to yourself if possible. I love how the Avenue de Camoens feels cozy and enchanted, like a special private window to Paris.
My number one pick for best Paris photo and video locations isn’t actually in Paris, but it’s close! Chateau de Villette is located in Condécourt, France, 40 min northwest of Paris. It’s well worth the short drive, for obvious reasons. The same architect who created Versailles oversaw the completion of the Chateau. Its interior is exquisitely designed and decorated, and its exterior is nothing short of spectacular. We shot so many photos and videos at the Chateau that we have separated them into two galleries. Click here to see the full gallery featuring the beautiful couple. Then click here to see the full gallery featuring our stunning bride.
In all my travels, I have yet to find a place with quite so many iconic locations for a photo and video shoot. Not only are the places I’ve mentioned fabulous, but there is such a variety of looks to find. Paris can give a soft, romantic, private vibe. Or, if you’re looking, you can find plenty of hip, edgy places to shoot. No matter where you are in Paris, be ready for a photo op!
Here are the wonderfully talented vendors who made all of the above photo and video shoots a reality:
EVENT DESIGN & PRODUCTION | Britt Jones Co. DRESS | Marchesa Bridal HAIR & MAKEUP | Lexi Harker JEWELRY | Lena Rom SHOES | Something Bleu FLOWERS | Veronique Lorre FLAT LAY MAT | Willow Canvas STATIONERY | Dayflower Designs RENTALS | Vaisselle Vintage LINENS | I Do Linens CAKE | Synie’s Paris
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