Photographer in Paris, France
Paris is a city for art in the form of painting, photography, fashion, writing, gardens and the list could go on. The whole city is a museum in itself. There are so many places to do a portrait session how do you choose what's best for your special vacation portrait souvenir? How do you find the best photographer in Paris, France. What do you look for in a good studio?
We offer high school senior portrait sessions, families, kids, surprise proposals, elopement, and surprise proposal photography.
The "golden hour" is the best light of the day. That is sunrise and sunset. That being said, it is possible with proper lighting and equipment depending on location to photograph at other times as well. Most of the time look for a studio who books sessions at that time of day. That's just the starting point other factors such as clouds and weather affect the exact start times. That's the art of a skilled vacation photographer.
Clothes do change the mood of your portrait session. There is so much confusion about what to wear for a portrait session. Look through the gallery of a potential studio and see what their clients are wearing. Portaits are about the beautiful faces. Fashion is about selling clothes. Colors should complement the background not clash. Too many patterns makes for a very busy photo. What tod you want the eye to see first? Clothes or faces?
Poses are important. Models know how to angle their bodies to the camera to look their best. The rest of us need a little tweaking. Look for posed images and a few walking candid images for a well balanced gallery to choose from for you house.
Lighting is also important. Look at a portfolio with consistent light from foreground to background. Backgrounds should not be blow out white. The photographer should be choosing a time of day so the light is the similar throughout the image.
Shadows are important too. Are the shadows too dark? Depending on the artistic intent this could be a good but for portraits lighter shadows flatter clients more. A darker shadow on the beach means the photo was created too early before sunset or too late after sunrise. Again, if you want black and white images the darker shadows create a more contrast. Which makes for a better black and white photo.
Be an informed client! Look through lots of studio websites. Ask for referrals and look for lots of different families on a website instead of just one or two. Choosing a vacation photographer in Paris is an important decision for a big trip. Hire the best studio that fits your personality.