Paris Wedding Photographer
Proposal in Paris
Since 2009, we offer a high-end photography service for marriage proposals.
Finding a serious photographer in Paris is not easy. We don’t compromise on quality. We aim to be the best Paris proposal photographer.
Bruno and his team will take your hand and become your personal planner to make this event a big landmark in your life. We take the time to prepare the event, step by step. We help our clients to choose the best location and time. This activity has increased so much we created in 2014 a dedicated Web site: proposal-in-paris.com
We strongly suggest you to visit the Web site proposal-in-paris.com where you’ll find many ideas for your proposal. And of course don’t hesitate to drop us an email with all your questions: we’ll make our best to answer within 24 hours!
Bruno Cohen was born in Paris in 1968. His father, who was a photographer, offered a camera to Bruno when was 9.
After studying graphic arts, Bruno graduated from Brussel’s Inraci photographic school in 1989.
Unlike his father, Bruno always preferred non-posed pictures, putting life and real stories to tell in every photo.
He is a fan of Robert Doisneau black and white journalistic style.
A part of his family lives in Florida, and he LOVES coming to the US ( and speaking English).
Out of his wedding report, Bruno is a landscape panorama photo addict, and his work was shown in several exhibitions in Paris (Maison de la photo), Senlis and Chantilly.
His studio is located in Senlis, 35 from Paris and 15 mn from Charles de Gaulle Paris Airport. Senlis is a very nice medieval town that you have to visit if you plan to come to France !
Natural Wedding Photos
Since 1990 , we have developped a different way of taking natural Wedding photos :
Our photographers always meet the bride and the groom before the wedding, to prepare ( technically and artistically ) this very important day. Listening to your wishes and often giving you tons of tips, we become a very close partner.
We use black and white or color, but we always respect the natural lightnings and preserve the true atmospheres.
We use professional cameras only, wide aperture telephoto lenses to be more discreet, and to get natural light perfectly rendered.
We take a lot of photographs, to let you choose from usually at least 3 times more than the final selection.
We correct all photos one by one before delivering and printing.
We speak English !
If you have any question, feel free to write us an email or call us … and don’t forget to read the FAQ!
Engagement photos were introduced in France in the early 2000’s , but they have now become a must-do in our studio.
We strongly recommend to all future bride and grooms to experience the pleasure of a love photo-session to get used to the camera and see how it’s easy with us : remember we’ll be guiding you if needed !
The photoshoot itself last between 1 and 2 hours, and it’s full of fun and laughter.
These photos will be cherished forever, not only by you, but also by your parents.
Last but not least, you will increase your photogenic skills and get more comfident with your photographer … you will be in a perfect condition for the Wedding pictures !
The Wedding Book Concept
After these long hours deciding on so many details for your wedding to make it the perfect day, you will probably think that choosing your photographer is very important. We know the expectations are high from us as we will be the one to capture the very essence of the day. But even if our photos turn out great on your computer , isn’t it important to have something to handle and share ? Have you heard of the Wedding Book ?
The Wedding Book is not just an album but a complete process of creation to produce a collection of books for you, your family and your friends. Choose from the most beautiful personalised silk covers, premium Italian leathers or soft Alcantara to envelope your most treasured moments. Inside we will, using the latest digital technology, create a timeless story book published just for you.
With stunning layouts and beautiful yet subtle effects, your wedding book is carefully designed with style. You will be involved in the design process to see your book virtually on line.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is wedding photojournalism ?
It is photography that is unobtrusive and focuses primarily on the candid, spontaneous moments of a wedding. We never interrupt, nor do we try to direct or choreograph the wedding.
What is the standard length of time for photography coverage ?
That is entirely up to you. The amount you need will depend on your schedule and the events of the day. We recommend a minimum of 7 hours of coverage to ensure that we capture the flow of the day in true photojournalistic style.
When do you begin shooting photos ?
Because we use a photojournalistic approach to photographing weddings, we shoot during your whole event. We like to capture the day in its entirety – from the bride getting ready to the cocktail (and optionnaly to the cutting of the cake).
How do you approach formal portraits ?
We have a very natural approach to photographing the bride and groom and bridal party portraits. However, we found that everybody’s needs are different in this particular area and we will customize the coverage to your preferences.
What is « team coverage » ?
The nature of a wedding is celebratory and often spontaneous, memorable events happen simultaneously at different locations. For this reason we strongly recommend a team coverage, which consists of 2 photographers and an assistant.
What do we receive after the wedding ?
You will receive a proof CD and contact-sheets that contains all the images. Depending on your coverage, the amount of images it contains is usually 300 to 600. A customized web site is also created for you so that you may easily share your images with family and friends.
Do you offer Wedding Albums ?
Absolutely. We design and produce exquisitely handcrafted, top quality leather , silk or cotton bound albums.
How far in advance do you recommend we book your services ?
Generally our photographers are booked 9 to 12 months prior to the wedding date. However, do not hesitate to call about an event that is just around the corner as we may have some last-minute availability.
How do we reserve the date ?
Please contact us at the studio and we will send a contract out to you. A 20% deposit is also asked.ity.
Will we meet with you before the wedding ?
Of course. Please call the studio and schedule an appointment with one of our photographers. If you cannot make it to the studio you can also book our services over the phone, but it is definitely by meeting your photographer that trust and understanding will come.
What cameras and lenses do you use ?
The photographers use only top-grade, professional cameras and lenses with the best optics. We normally work with at least 2 cameras and a variety of lenses from 1,4/24mm, 1,2/50 mm to 2.8/200mm.
How can I print my own print from your DVD ?
If you use our lab services, images are individually corrected for exposure, color balances to optimize the subject’s skin tones, and adjusted for contrast. All prints are manually printed on Luster paper and can be ordered directly from our Web site (Prices start at € 6.00).
Do you have a price list ?
We usually give a specific quotation during the first meeting. Every wedding is different , so we don’t have standard packages, just have in mind we usually quote between €1500 and €3500.
How far do you travel ?
We travel anywhere in France and sometimes in Europe ( UK , Italy and Germany). We speak english and our wish is to travel more often to UK, Canada and the US.
Do you take engagement photos ?
Of course we do! You will find many examples on our Web site : http://www.proposal-in-paris.com
Do you take honeymoon photos ?
We also shoot wedding portraits after the D-Day, and, as a Honeymoon photographer in Paris, we can schedule your complete session during your trip in Paris, including make-up and hair-dressing.
Based in Senlis ( 35 mn north of Paris ) since 1977, our studio welcomes future moms , new born babies, children and families to get simple but beautiful and natural portraits.
We also take outdoor portraits in Paris + for your information, near our Studio, the streets are like movie sets!!!
Visit our new Web Site : www.happy-portrait.com
WOW! The photos are magnificent! You are truly an artist.
We absolutely love them, and we have watched the video many, many
times over the past few days since your e-mail. Our parents cried when
they saw it. It is very special to be able to share the moment with
Wow! It doesn’t get any classier than that! It looks like something out of the movies!
In fact, we would like to buy almost all of them in digital format.
What is the best way to make that happen?
Thanks again !