Payam & Natalie
For all the French people, July 14 is the national holiday called Bastille Day, and my clients, Payam and Natalie, on this day, had their own mini celebration, dedicated to their love union, the solemn part of which was an unforgettable wedding photo session in Paris.
We met early in the morning near one of the most favorite tourist attractions in the city — the Louvre. Natalie was in a dress of champagne color with a lace bust and an elongated skirt with romantic and soft flounces. Miniature golden sandals with medium heels complemented her exquisite image. Payam appeared in a classic smoky blue suit and snow-white shirt, perfectly matching his bride.
Pictures taken near the glass pyramid were truly incredible, due to the soft sun rays, which were gently framing the transparent edges of the construction. The magnificent tower of the Louvre served as a wonderful background for the photographs, and the old cast-iron lamps near the museum gave a special chic and a spirit of the time. The use of a black and white filter created a unique style for this photo shoot. Payam and Natalie turned out to be such a photogenic couple that all their shots resemble a magazine cover or an excerpt from a film.
After the Louvre, we decided to visit Pont de Bir-Hakeim, but the city authorities blocked the main roads because of the festive parade and closed the Trocadero square to prepare the salute, so we had to go by metro. Who would have thought that in such an unforeseen situation we would have a chance to take a noble photo with soldiers, making this wedding photo session truly exclusive!
Pont de Bir-Hakeim is one of the most unusual bridges in Paris. It is a two-level steel structure, the lower level of which is used for the road traffic. Also, this bridge often serves as a site for filming, and taking into account Payam’s and Natalie’s expressive appearance, they could easily be confused with a couple of Hollywood actors. We took a brilliant series of pictures at the foot of the “Psyche Revived by Cupid's Kiss” sculpture and in other parts of the bridge. Pont de Bir-Hakeim consists of three spans separated by a massive stone arch, and here I created a romantic and joyful photo against the background of the Eiffel Tower, being inspired by the movie “The Last Tango in Paris” directed by Bernardo Bertolucci.
Slightly tired due to the emotions and festive events that overfilled us, we finished the wedding photo session, remaining extremely pleased with its results. I was even sad to part with Payam and Natalie, as the work with them charged me with energy and happiness, so I did not say “Goodbye”, but “See you soon”!
Your photographer in Paris, Dimitri Finko.