Louvre Photo Session
When you are planning a Louvre photo session you find yourself in an area with so many options for your photoshoot. Clearly we can’t miss the Louvre pyramid and palace to take your photos there. But there are also the Tuileries gardens, the royal palace and the riverside not far away. So you will be spoiled for choice when shooting in this area. Apart of that there are a few things you need to know when planning your photo shoot at the Louvre. As your Parisian photographers we are happy to share our insights with you:
BEST PHOTO LOCATIONS
The Louvre pyramid is the most iconic structure in the Louvre area and should definitely be part of your Louvre photo session. There is actually not just one large glass pyramid at the Louvre, but there are also several smaller ones. We can use all of them for your Louvre photo session. Also there are large basins filled with water in summer in the Louvre courtyard near the pyramids. As your photographers in Paris we love using the reflection for your photo session at the Louvre
Louvre Palace & architecture
The Louvre Palace is the original royal palace of the kings of France. The traditional and elegant architecture is beautiful and a great backdrop for your Louvre photo session. There are two courtyards and several galleries and arcades that we can use for your photo shoot at the Louvre.
Louvre arches & galleries
OUR TOP-TIP: If the weather is bad on the day of your Louvre photo session, we can shoot in the Louvre galleries. These archway and arcades are covered. So even when it rains we can still take some pictures there.
BEST PHOTO SESSIONS
Engagement photo session at Louvre
YES ! We love the Louvre area to shoot your engagement photos in Paris as well as for your Paris couple photo shoot. There are so many different angles we can use for your romantic photos in Paris.
Surprise proposal at Louvre
The Louvre is a great for your Paris surprise proposal. But not decoration, music, or any Afterwards we continue with engagement photos directly at the Louvre.
Family photo session at Louvre
YES ! We love to shoot your Paris family photo session at the Louvre. As your local Paris photographers we also recommend to add a quick stop at Palais Royal, which is nearby. This is most children’s favorite Paris photo shoot location. Why? Check further below.
Elopement / Wedding at Louvre
NOT REALLY ! Ceremonies are not permitted at the Louvre, but it’s fine to have your pictures then in wedding outfits. If you still would like to get married in the area we got a solution for you: you can have your Paris elopement ceremony at the Tuileries. These gardens are right in front of the Louvre with a view on the Louvre palace – and so much more quiet and intimate.
Solo photo session at Louvre
YES ! A Louvre photo session is great for all types of solo photoshoots in Paris: We especially love shooting fashion and Quinceanera photo sessions in this area as it is so elegant.
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Sunrise & Morning: YES
Sunrise and morning are the best time to shoot your photo session at the Louvre. As your Parisian photographers we recommend to meet as early as possible. Because the area quickly gets busy starting from mid morning, when the Louvre museum is opening for visitors.
Afternoon is not a great time to shoot at the Louvre. The light is bad and it’s simply too busy and you will have far too many people in the background of your photos.
Sunset & Night: YES but…
If you want to have photos at the blue hour, then the Louvre is a nice place to take your evening photos in Paris but beware that it won’t be empty, there will still be many people around during your Louvre photo session. Check with us beforehand for availability.
OTHER LOCATIONS NEAR LOUVRE
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WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE
This is another former royal palace mixing gardens and architecture. We especially love shooting in the arcades and inner with black and white columns in different sizes. Children love this location to play and run around. That’s why we love to include this Paris location into family photo sessions. The arcades are also great in case it starts raining as we can be covered there.
The Tuileries used to be the royal gardens that belonged to the Louvre palace. It is a large park stretching out right in front of the Louvre palace. The Tuileries are a beautiful Paris photo shoot location to add a few more romantic photos after your photo session at the Louvre. We especially love the alley with some beautiful architecture in the background (perfect for proposal and ceremonies).
The Louvre was built along the Seine river, so the riverbanks are in close proximity. We can use them to capture a few more casual and candid pictures, with a romantic feel and open view of Paris.
Pont des Arts
This bridge crosses the Seine near the Louvre and you have a nice view on Paris from it. When you are standing on the bridge you can see the Louvre to one side and the domed building of Institut de France on the other side. Looking along the river you see the Seine river islands and Notre Dame as well as the Eiffel Tower from afar.
ONLY A SHORT RIDE AWAY
If you hop into an uber, cab or taxi, you are able to reach the following Paris photo shoot locations within a short ride:
Alexander III bridge
This elegant bridge with golden statues and a view on the Eiffel Tower is not very far away from the Louvre area. Read more about this area for your Paris bridge photoshoot.
This is not too far from the Louvre, and is In the proximity of Alexander III bridge (also Concorde fountain ) where you can take elegant and timeless photos.
Luxembourg Garden is one of the most complete gardens to have beautiful backgrounds with a “chateau” in your photos, the famous Medici Fountain and of course flowers and green alleys.
Notre Dame area
The Notre Dame area is not far away from the Louvre. There you not only can shoot at the famous Cathedral Notre Dame de Paris. But this area is also famous for its beautiful riverside, pretty street Cafés and typical Parisian streets. Perfect for continuing with a Paris casual photo session.