Paris la nuit (Paris at Night)

We temporarily take a break in your scheduled wedding, engagement and senior photography to bring you the continuation of our “at night” series. The first you can find here – “Night Time in Venezia” – here we show a few of our favorite images from Paris.

Evening descends on Paris:
evening descends on paris

There’s something about strolling Paris at night – the activity in the main boulevards is amazing, nothing like peaceful Venice – you’ll get run over if you move too slowly, but since the cars and scooters are so small it will be merely a flesh wound. 🙂

avenue des champs-elyses

Once you get off the main thouroughfares and into the neighborhoods, it quietens down considerably and you can enjoy a nice caf at places like Cafe De Flore, one of the most famous of the literary cafs on the Left Bank, a favorite hangout for Sartre, Ernest Hemingway, Truman Capote, and various other intellectuals and writers. We stumbled upon the place walking from la tour eiffel along Boulevard St. Germain to our hotel – yes, we were a bit lost, but we were heading in the right general direction and we were in Paris, so what if we took an extra 5 hours – a cup of chocolat chaud (liquid heaven), a croissant, and we were fueled for the rest of the stroll.

cafe deflore in st germain

place de la concorde

Our hotel was amazing, snuggled right in between Muse Du Louvre, a courtyard, and Palais Royale; you can look along one of 5 boulevards that circles it and see the Opera House in one direction, the Arc de triomphe du Carrousel in another, or a million other places too amazing for words. You can’t jeter une pierre (throw a rock) without hitting hundreds of years of history and art.

pyramide du louvre

Paris is special to us, since we got engaged in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower and returned for our first anniversary. Gentlemen, if you ever get the opportunity… by any means necessary, share the city of love with the one you love. You’ll not regret it.

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David - February 23, 2009 - 12:03 pm

Beautiful Parisian images – I wanna go!

Marion AR Photographer - February 23, 2009 - 1:51 pm

Wow, these photographs of Paris are simply amazing. I love the treatments you put on them too. They are so warm and romantic. It makes me want to just catch the next flight out. Beautiful use of ambiant light!

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Andrea, Savannah Ga - February 25, 2009 - 12:46 pm

These are breath taking!

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Gail - February 26, 2009 - 7:09 am

What georgeous photographs of Paris! You must have such fun photographing in the City of Lights. Beautiful.

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John, Wedding Photographer Chelmsford - April 1, 2009 - 12:54 pm

I adore Paris and you’ve captured the theatric atmosphere of the place beautifully, especially with the Cafe de Flore and Place de la Concorde images. First time visitor to your site but I’ll be sure to return soon.

Allen - June 13, 2009 - 11:48 pm

Thank you everyone, hopefully we’ll be returning “soon” 🙂
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Seattle wedding photography by Kirk Mastin - December 29, 2009 - 3:57 pm

The first shot is AMAZING. I studied in France when I was 18, and at the time I had a point and shoot Kodak. I had no idea how to take photos, but if I did, I would have tried to make something as beautiful as these. Where were you standing to take that first photo? I can’t figure it out for the life of me…unless it was shot from a plane?


Allen - December 29, 2009 - 4:37 pm

Thank you Kirk 🙂

That first image was taken atop the Tour Montparnasse – plan to get there a little before sundown for the best images over the next hour or so 🙂

Damian Brown - February 9, 2010 - 2:07 pm

That second shot just reminds me why I love travelling with my g10!

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