When Greg and I planned my birthday trip to Paris, I asked him what he wanted to do on my actual birthday, knowing he’d say something along the lines of, “Whatever you want to do, it’s your birthday!” I was right, and as soon as he said this I told him about my desire to wake up early and spend several hours doing a photo shoot around Paris. You can imagine how excited he was when he heard that (ha)!
We hired Federico Guendel after I became obsessed with his Paris pictures after seeing them online. We chose the three-hour package, which allowed us to visit three locations in the city and guaranteed at least 75 pictures. Federico prides himself on always giving more pictures than promised, and we were so pleased when we received 190 pictures! And they were all fabulous shots where we looked great (if I do say so myself!), making it really difficult to choose a smaller number of photographs to feature in this post!
Another thing I like about Federico is he didn’t worry too much about the time. At our last location, when we were nearing the three-hour mark for the end of our photo shoot, Federico stayed 15 minutes longer to make sure he got shots of us at all of his favorite angles. We really appreciated this, and how much he went above and beyond during our shoot.
We began at 6am at Trocadero Plaza, which offers a stunning vantage point for pictures in front of the Eiffel Tower. When we arrived, Greg and I were amused to see how many other couples were there with their photographers, wanting to get similar shots! But you don’t need to stress (I say this because I definitely stressed!) there’s plenty of space on the plaza to take pictures without anyone else in it. And the photographers all know each other, so they’re used to working around each other.
Now I’ll just let the pictures speak for themselves!
(All of the below images were taken by Federico Guendel).
Then it was time for a quick outfit change before moving on to our second shooting location, Pont Alexandre III, my favorite bridge in Paris!
Finally we moved on to our last shooting location, The Louvre!
See, aren’t Federico’s photographs just wonderful?
You can view more examples of Federico’s work, and contact him, here. Trust me, you’ll be so glad you did!
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