Saturday, November 24, 2007

Portraits in Paris

Recently I had the pleasure of flying to Paris to take wedding portraits of a nice couple from Singapore. They saw my website and thought that my style of photography suited them perfectly. Chong Wui and Peck Tze came to Paris from Singapore to have their wedding portraits taken. The following month they would be married in Singapore.

We started off our portraits in the Paris neighborhood of Montmartre. This is the quarter favored by famous Paris artists, writers and musicians over the centuries. The air was crisp and the sky was blue that day late in October and we ascended Montmartre to the famous Sacre-Coeur Basilica on the top of the hill. There was also a fantastic garden park behind the church which captured our attention for a spell. We did a tremendous amount of walking that day, which is the best way to take advantage of all Paris has to offer.

We had an amazing 8 hour whirlwind portrait tour of Paris (punctuated by occasional cafe stops), which included Pont Alexandre III Bridge, the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysees, and last but not least, the Eiffel Tower


We finished our shooting day in Paris at sunset and dusk with the Eiffel Tower lighting up the background.