Ruby & Wayne
Ruby & Wayne
PHOTO SHOOTING IN BARCELONA
In May of 2015 I photographed Carol and Marcos while they were honeymooning in Paris, and besides shooting some gorgeous photos, we had a lovely afternoon with lots of interesting conversations.
MAY & HUGO
For the past two years we have had little to no snow in Paris. When it did snow it was only for five minutes, and always in December or January. Today, February the 5th, the day began with a beautiful sunrise, followed by a cloudy sky and the weather getting colder by the minute because of the wind! As I photographed the second client of the day I mentioned that Paris was expecting heavy snowfall over the next few days, and commented on how much I was looking forward to it as I had never done a photo shoot in the snow before.
Elopement in Paris
She could not imagine that at 15 she had already found the love of her life, and that ten years later she would be marrying him in Paris.
That was when Rob sent me another email with the idea of photographing the proposal one day before the official photo shoot under the condition that I stay hidden while he asked her to marry him. I could only appear after the YES, with kisses and hugs, and present myself as the next day´s photographer!
During the month of preparations, I sent him many suggestions of places, maps and video tutorials of specifically where I would hide and the exact place where he should be to propose.
His idea was to tell Megan that they should go for a walk on the margins of the Seine River to take some pictures of the city and selfies before dinner.
I spent most of the time hidden behind a tree taking candid shots and a few times I pretended I was a tourist in case she saw me.
I must confess that taking photographs of a proposal as if I was a paparazzi made me feel a surge of adrenaline. I felt immensely happy for the importance of the moment, knowing that these pictures will be hugely significant in the couple´s life.
Rob took around 15 minutes pretending he was there to take pictures of the view until he kneeled down with the wedding ring in his hand and popped the big question.
I waited a few minutes and began walking in the couple´s direction taking photos of Megan´s delight… At first, she thought I was just a tourist, but then Rob said, “She´s Gabi, our photographer for tomorrow and she photographed everything!!!”
Megan was paralyzed, for about 2 seconds, finding it hard to believe that I´d taken photos of this unique moment in their lives, then she gave me a big hug with a huge smile on her face.
We took some more photos on Alexander III bridge and the next day we had the official photo shoot in different areas of Paris!
Rob and Megan, I wish you both much more love!
PROPOSAL IN PARIS
In February 2016, Jonathan got to know my WORK on Instagram and contacted me to shoot his marriage proposal during his trip to Paris. But there was one condition: I had to be hidden during the proposal and only show up after he told his fiancée the story about how he hired a photographer who shot all the emotion in that moment and that she would have an Engagement Session in Paris.
We spent all these months organizing where I could be hidden and the exact place where they should be so that she couldn’t see me and I could have a good view of the couple. I always send many tips about this kind of photography, like, for example, on which side he has to stay, how long he should wait until the proposal, to be careful not to let her hair hide her face, etc., because I can not interfere In the moment.
As this moment, asking his girlfriend to be the woman of his life, is so expected and important in a man’s life, as soon as Jonathan arrived in the place we arranged, he took only a selfie and got to his knees to propose to Marissa. Her surprise was so intense that she could not stop the tears of joy and her happiness was all over her face.
Jonathan, thank you so much for trusting my work on such a unique day. I wish much more love to both of you.
DESTINATION WEDDING IN CASTIGLIONCELLO – TUSCANY
This very stylish and lovely couple, came from Turkey, to stay only one day in Paris to do their engagement session. I feel very honored and extremely happy to be chosen for this and many other couples from different countries, to shoot very special moments in their lives.
Gunes and Levent, thank you so much for the great confidence in my work and the great time we spent together.
LOVE SESSION IN PARIS – CAROL & ERNESTO
ELOPEMENT IN PARIS
Almost one year ago, Julia sent me an e-mail saying that she already was following me on Instagram, that in 2016 she was about to make her dream of visiting Paris come true and she would like me to take pictures of her symbolic wedding only for the two of them, having the Eiffel Tower as a background.
What they didn’t expect was Dudu’s parents coming as a surprise to Paris to share this unique moment.
ENGAGEMENT SESSION IN PARIS
This LOVE session in Paris had a beautiful soft light in early spring and a young couple madly in love with each other.
Esta sessão de casal em Paris teve uma luz linda e suave de início da primavera e um jovem casal completamente apaixonado um pelo outro.
English speak photographer in Paris
Fotógrafo brasileiro em Paris
PEDIDO DE CASAMENTO EM PARIS
Contratar uma fotógrafa Brasileira em Paris para fazer um ensaio romântico e no final das fotos ser surpreendida com um pedido de casamento e um anel feito sob medida por uma designer amiga do casal, é algo que me emociona muito e foi preciso eu conter as lágrimas de tão lindo que foi este momento.
A Laura me contactou para fazermos as fotos e já tinha me falado que o Edu não queria muitos cliques na Torre Eiffel… mas que ela fazia muita questão, nem que fossem algumas imagens. Mas o que ela nem imaginava era que o Edu tinha me enviado escondido para fazer esta viagem à Paris muito especial.
No email ele me perguntou se eu poderia ajudá-lo a organizar toda a logística entre o ensaio e o pedido de casamento sem que ela desconfiasse de nada.
Foi então que sugeri a ele que fizéssemos no final do ensaio, assim seria “a princípio” como eu combinei com a Laura. Então começamos a fotografar no Palais Royal, depois Trocadero- Torre Eiffel e no final falei para eles que conhecia uma rua bem vazia perto de onde estávamos e que poderíamos aproveitar para fazer algumas fotos… pois tinha uma vista linda da Torre. Fizemos mais algumas fotos e no final falei para ela ficar de costas, para eu fazer uma foto do casal olhando a paisagem… Foi então que quando ela se virou, o Edu já estava ajoelhado fazendo um pedido de casamento mais lindo e romântico de todos, que além no casal de emocionar de tanta felicidade, eu e minha assistente também tivemos que enxugar as lágrimas.
A conexão que eu tive com este casal foi tanta, que no dia seguinte fomos almoçar em um dos meus restaurante preferidos de Paris.
Muitas felicidades La e Edu!!!