I have shot enough elopements now to know I love them. Wedding photography can be a chaotic and fast paced work place….capturing and documenting sometimes hundreds of people is thrilling and unpredictable but everything changes when its just you, a celebrant and the couple.

I am lucky enough to label myself a Destination wedding photographer, although I limit myself to 4-5 destination weddings a year I always find them fascinating and refreshing so when Heather + Caroline contacted me about a Destination I had yet to shoot and added it would be just them eloping I was excited and thrilled to be involved.

Paris holds a special place for H+C and I wanted to produce for them a set of wedding photographs that went beyond the obvious tourist image. Paris offers so much more than The Eiffel Tower and staged picnics by the Seine.It has quirky parks, abandoned railways, modern architecture and photobombing French Bull Dogs.

The Wedding Day

H+C’s lovely celebrant had suggested a park in the North East of the city and we met at 7am to travel together, tired but excited. Parc Des Buttes Chaumont offers a lake and hilltop temple and at 7.30am has a wonderful sleepy and peaceful vibe with the only people around being joggers, dog walkers, sleeping drunks and Tai Chi enthusiasts.

Heather + Caroline eloped on a small jetty overlooking the Lake and temple. It was honest, emotional and personal just how they wanted it and after a quiet walk around the park we spent the next few hours shooting in a few locations I had scouted the day before.

I simply cannot thank Heather + Caroline enough for inviting me along and letting me be a part of their elopement. Here are thirty-odd of my favourites in no particular order…..

Alternative Wedding Photography // Elopement Wedding Photography // Paris

two brides embracing after their Paris elopement

2 Brides about to kiss whilst silhouetted in front of the louvre in Paris A dog walks into frame whilst a wedding elopement ceremony tales place by a lake

a nighttime scene setting shot of the lit louvre pyramid in Paris two brides framed by an abandoned railway in Paris

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MATT x

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