Articles tagged with: Paris

You in Paris: Romantic Sunrise Walk in Paris for Jody and Sharon

You in Paris: Romantic Sunrise Walk in Paris for Jody and Sharon

For their first wedding anniversary, Jody decided to surprise his wife Sharon with a romantic portrait session during their visit to the City of Light. Our photographer Elena Usacheva met them both at sunrise and took them for a stroll around the Notre Dame Cathedral and later to the area around the Eiffel tower. Jody and Sharon had enough courage to start their session as early as 7 a.m. and enjoyed not only the softest possible light on a sunny day, but also the city that belonged only to them!

Paris Behind Closed Doors: a Visit to the Hôtel de Ville

Paris Behind Closed Doors: a Visit to the Hôtel de Ville

When in Paris, have you ever wondered what is hiding behind the closed doors of its numerous magnificent buildings? While museums and churches are open to the public, certain edifices first of all serve their direct purpose and can only be visited during Heritage Days in September. One of such venues is the Hôtel de Ville de Paris, the Town Hall of the City of Paris. Besides Heritage Days, when the building gets very crowded, the Hôtel de Ville organises guided group visits several times a year, balancing them with the busy schedule of local administration. This year, I had the chance to be a part of such a visit, camera in hand and I can't wait to share my discoveries with you!

You in Paris: Best Couple Moments of 2015

You in Paris: Best Couple Moments of 2015

There is one sure way to start smiling: to revisit the photos we took of our wonderful couples during the past year in Paris. Each session brings back plenty of fantastic memories of that day, the moments of affinity and joy, of jokes and laughter, sweet surprises and unexpected catches. We thank our participants again for sharing these moments with us!

You in Paris: Elegant Engagement Portrait Session for Karen and Mario

You in Paris: Elegant Engagement Portrait Session for Karen and Mario

Karen and Mario traveled all the way from Indonesia to Paris for a romantic couple portrait session around the iconic landmarks of the City of Light. They met our photographer Catherine O'Hara around the Louvre, walked along the Seine river and swans, stopped by the ornate Alexandre III bridge, and continued to the Eiffel tower. This elegant portrait session ended with Edmond getting on his knee and offering his heart and a ring to his beautiful fiancée right by the Eiffel tower. Our congratulations to this lovely couple!

6 Creative Ideas for Rewarding Photography on Rainy Nights

6 Creative Ideas for Rewarding Photography on Rainy Nights

Probably every night photography enthusiast has a moment of doubt when the weather forecast announces rain. If getting a camera out on a rainy day may seem like quite a challenge, rainy nights tend to scare some photographers even more... but only those who do not know what a wonderful photographic opportunity a rainy night can be! Properly equipped with waterproof clothes and camera protection, even a beginner photographer may get some absolutely stunning shots. Check out our 6 creative ideas for photography on rainy nights and find out what a rewarding experience this is!

You in Paris: Family Portraits for Dawn, Milton, Elaine and Chris

You in Paris: Family Portraits for Dawn, Milton, Elaine and Chris

There are days in Paris, when everything happens at once: sun, rain, wind, and... a portrait session! Dawn and Milton, along with Elaine and Chris, took up the challenge and decided to give it a go. They met our photographer Nadia Gric for a few portraits around the Eiffel tower and soon decided to continue the session at the elegant Palais Royal with its arcades protecting from the stormy weather. What seemed to be a challenge in the beginning turned out into a wonderful portrait session, full of good mood and smiles, and of course the memories of Paris!

You in Paris: Honeymoon Portraits for Mary and Steve

You in Paris: Honeymoon Portraits for Mary and Steve

Mary and Steve came to Paris for their honeymoon... even before their wedding! But when a couple is so happily in love, does that really matter? Elegantly exuberant, Mary was laughing so easily in front of the camera that Steve could not take his eyes off his future wife. A romantic portrait session of this lovely couple around the Louvre and the Seine river in early March with our photographer Nadia Gric will surely bring memories of their wonderful time in Paris for the years to come!

You in Paris: Yi Jue and the Family

You in Paris: Yi Jue and the Family

Have you noticed how fast children grow? Today they say their first word and tomorrow they already go to school... You see them laughing and jumping on their first trip to Paris and you think of how nice it would be to stop the time and live it again and again. The moments that our photographer Catherine O'Hara captured of Yi Jue and her family in Paris will definitely make it to the family photo album and will remind them of their wonderful journey to the City of Light.

You in Paris: Elegant Engagement Session for Cheng-Wei and Ming-Ying

You in Paris: Elegant Engagement Session for Cheng-Wei and Ming-Ying

The city of Paris is considered one of the most romantic cities in the world, so when it comes to a wedding proposal, Paris makes a fantastic background. Earlier in January, Cheng-Wei and Ming-Ying met our photographer Catherine O'Hara for a stroll in the iconic sites of the City of Light: the famous Place des Vosges in the Marais, around Notre Dame Cathedral, and of course by the Eiffel tower. The day would not have been complete without a beautiful bouquet and a lovely engagement ring - she said YES!

Photographing Chinese New Year in Paris: Rain Cannot Stop the Dragons

Photographing Chinese New Year in Paris: Rain Cannot Stop the Dragons

Another year has passed and the Fire Monkey has replaced the Wood Goat... Yes, that's right: the Chinese New Year has arrived and the carnival is back in the streets of Paris! It is always so much fun photographing street events and festivals, so I simply could not miss it. After capturing dragons and firecrackers against the traditional Parisian backgrounds of the Marais in 2015, this time I decided to head to the 13th district of Paris, the very heart of the Chinese community. The show promised to be truly flamboyant, if it wasn't for those rain clouds on the horizon... but first things first.

Meet BTP Team: Interview with Photographer Catherine O'Hara

Meet BTP Team: Interview with Photographer Catherine O'Hara

We continue the series of interviews with Better Travel Photos photographers who share their knowledge and passion for photography with our participants in both Paris and London. This time we are excited to introduce our photographer Catherine O'Hara!

Born and raised in Ireland with a predominantly equestrian background, Catherine came to the City of Light to pursue her studies in the prestigious Speos Photographic Institute and a subsequent career in wedding photography. Her photography style can be described as photojournalistic, subtle, tasteful, and extremely elegant. So who is this girl, often seen in the streets of Paris with her trusty camera, accompanied by her dog Percy? Let's ask Catherine a few questions...