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A Sunrise Couple’s Session at the Louvre in Paris, France

May 31, 2024

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A Sunrise Couple’s Session at the Louvre in Paris, France

There’s a certain magic to Paris in the spring, especially when the city is still waking up, draped in a gentle morning mist. On a drizzly April day, I had the privilege of photographing Jeremy and Ellen, a couple who embody timeless elegance and love that has only deepened over the years. Our sunrise couples session at the Louvre was set at the iconic Louvre, a place that, much like their relationship, holds layers of history and beauty.

The Setting

The Louvre is spectacular at any time of day, but there’s something particularly enchanting about it at sunrise. The courtyard, usually bustling with tourists, was almost deserted, save for the soft sound of raindrops and the distant hum of the city beginning its day. The overcast sky diffused the early light, creating a soft, romantic glow that was perfect for our shoot.

The Couple

Jeremy and Ellen were married in Paris five years ago, and their love story has continued to flourish. They returned to this city of romance for Jeremy’s sister Julie’s wedding, making it the perfect opportunity to capture their enduring love in a place that holds so many memories.

Dressed in impeccably stylish and timeless outfits, they looked like they had stepped out of a classic film. Ellen wore a stunning, vintage-inspired dress that flowed elegantly with her every movement. Her ensemble was complemented by a delicate pearl necklace and understated makeup, enhancing her natural beauty. Jeremy, equally dapper, donned a tailored suit that spoke to his sophisticated taste. The rain, rather than being a hindrance, added a layer of charm, making the session feel almost cinematic.

The Session

As we started the session, the rain began to fall softly, creating a delicate shimmer on the cobblestones. Jeremy and Ellen moved with ease and grace, their chemistry evident in every glance and touch. They shared stories of their wedding day, reminiscing about the first time they said “I do” in this very city.

I captured them walking hand in hand through the Louvre’s courtyard, the grand arches and historic statues serving as the perfect backdrop. They danced lightly, their laughter mingling with the gentle patter of rain. We paused at the glass pyramid, its sleek modernity contrasting beautifully with their timeless elegance.

One of my favorite moments was when they took shelter under a large, ornate archway. Jeremy wrapped his coat around Ellen, pulling her close as they both smiled at some private joke. It was a candid, intimate moment that perfectly encapsulated their bond.

The Magic of Paris

Paris has a way of magnifying emotions, and this session was no exception. The city’s blend of history, art, and romance provided the ideal canvas for capturing Jeremy and Ellen’s love. Despite the drizzle, or perhaps because of it, there was a palpable sense of joy and intimacy that made the photos feel truly special.

As the sun began to peek through the clouds, casting a golden hue over the rain-kissed city, we wrapped up our session. Jeremy and Ellen looked out over the Seine, the Eiffel Tower faintly visible in the distance, and I couldn’t help but feel grateful to have witnessed and documented such a beautiful moment in their journey together.

Final Thoughts

Photographing Jeremy and Ellen was a reminder of why I love my job. It’s about more than just taking pictures; it’s about telling a story, capturing fleeting moments that convey deep emotions. Their love, as timeless and elegant as their outfits, shone through every frame.

Paris, with its unique charm and romance, provided the perfect backdrop for this editorial sunrise session. As I packed up my camera, I knew these photos would not only serve as a beautiful memory for Jeremy and Ellen but also as a testament to the enduring power of love.

Until next time, au revoir, Paris.

Whether you’re planning a destination shoot or simply looking to capture everyday moments of love, remember that sometimes, a little rain can make the moment even more magical.

Workshop Host: D’Arcy Benincosa


Please contact Haley if you wish to learn more about wedding photography or destination wedding photography.  Haley specializes in fine-art film-inspired photography. With this in mind, she aims to produce bright and airy, timeless images in a relaxed setting. Presently, Haley resides in Viroqua, Wisconsin, and documents love stories worldwide.

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