September is the perfect time for a walking photoshoot in Paris. Warm, but pretty fresh air makes a promenade in the capital of fashion and love truly enjoyable. And the autumn atmosphere reigning within the trees, architecture, and the river surface creates an adorable background for shooting. On one of such beautiful September days, together with Sergey and Anastasia, we went on a mini-adventure around Saint-Germain-des-Prés, having organized a romantic Paris street photography.
Saint-Germain-des-Prés is one of the most picturesque neighborhoods in the city. Every road and building here is distinguished by special sophistication and architectural chic. Walking around this district is a real pleasure, especially when you hold the hand of your beloved person and accompany the walk by a love story photoshoot in Paris. Sergey and Anastasia experienced the charm of Saint-Germain-des-Prés when walking the narrow streets, being surrounded by stylish shop windows and cozy cafes with terraces. Their modest and delicate images harmoniously fit the concept of the district.
We wanted to stop literally at every step. Sergey and Anastasia were studying every corner in no hurry. In such a relaxed, natural pace, the guys were walking forward, enjoying the city and each other while I captured all those gentle episodes in the shots. Anastasia stopped near a stand with gift cards, and Sergey watched her with interest, which was an excellent idea for the picture. I took a very lively and “cozy” photo.
The next location for our love story photoshoot in Paris was the Pont des Arts, the one that you could remember from the final scene in the series Sex and the City. And it’s not surprising that directors chose Pont des Arts to complete this legendary movie about love. It offers a truly magnificent view of the city. Very romantic. Today, many artists, photographers, and other creative people use it as an open-air studio. And that day, I joined their ranks.
It seemed to be a very symbolic idea to bring Sergei and Anastasia to the Pont des Arts, as it provides not only incredibly picturesque views but also a special aura of love. It became the symbol of all lovers. Previously, couples from around the world hung locks on the bridge railing and threw the key into the river, which symbolized their eternal union. But years later, the authorities were concerned about the environmental disaster caused by the pollution of the river and the possible collapse of the bridge, so they forbade such a romantic tradition. Although Sergey and Anastasia could not hang their lock, in their eyes, I could see strong, deep, and pure love.
The final chord of our productive and very dynamic photoshoot in Paris was the well-deserved French breakfast with croissants and coffee. And is it possible not to take a photo of beautiful food? Especially if such beautiful people eat it.
Your photographer in Paris, Dimitri Finko.