Ah Paris... The city of love! Who wouldn't want to get married in the most romantic city in the world? If you and your partner decided to get married in the most discerning location for weddings, you two only want the best for your wedding or elopement. Naturally you want everything captured during this special occasion by an expert Paris wedding photographer.
My Photography Style & Paris
The cream coloured buildings and old world architecture make Paris my favorite place to shoot destination weddings and elopements. With my pastel coloured, light and airy, fine art editing style combined with a photojournalistic approach, Paris is the perfect location to create love filled photos. The way my photos are edited, complements the soft colours of the sandstone. And my shooting style fits perfectly with the grand Parisian squares, epic views on the Eiffel Tower and the romantic Seine river.
Throughout your wedding day our wedding coverage documents whatever happens without intruding. We'll capture the hugs, the tears, the love between you and your partner and for your friends and your family, the roaring laughter and all the moments in between. While also photographing you and your guests enjoying Paris and every detail you choose to be part of your big day. Around sunset, we'll make use of the best light of the day for a photo session with just the 2 of you. We use that time to capture some of your wedding photography portraits. The kind that you're proud to display on your wall and fine art prints or an heirloom wedding album. You won't be posing in the traditional sense though, I will give you little assignments so you point your attention towards each other instead of the camera. But I don't want you to fake smile. I much rather have you look back at your photos and actually remember how happy you felt on you wedding day.
English speaking wedding photographer Paris
I’m Renate van Dijk and I am an award winning destination wedding photographer and the founder of Wit Photography. Although I was born in The Netherlands, I studied in England and often get asked where I’m from. As people hear an accent but do think I speak English too well to be a non-native speaker. Apart from speaking English and Dutch at a native level, I also speak a tiny bit of French and German. That's to say, it's enough to understand what your ceremony is about, but I’ll mostly converse with you in English.
Your Wedding Photographer in Paris
Specialising in weddings abroad in Europe, I photograph weddings and elopements everywhere within Europe. However, the majority of my assignments are as a France wedding photographer (I live just a 2,5 hour train ride from Paris). I would love to capture your wedding portraits in Paris because I am addicted to travelling, but I love it even more when I get to photograph awesome couples in all kinds of beautiful places. I mean the glass pyramid of the Louvre, a gorgeous city palace or a sandstone Art Nouveau villa are all swell and stuff. But it’s not half as good as placing a loving and fun loving couple within that frame. Contact me now to learn more about all the possibilities for your Paris wedding photoshoot.
Paris Wedding Venues
Paris, France is home to some of the most discerning wedding venues in the world. With it's palaces, castles, chic hotels, historic villas as well as modern architecture Paris is the location of many a dream wedding. Who hasn’t heard of dreamy, luxurious hotels like The Ritz Hotel Paris and The Shangri-La Hotel Paris? Just outside of Paris there’s stunning castles like Chateau de Chantilly, Chateau de Varennes, Chateau de Boutonvilliers and the Heritage Collection Chateau de Villette. You can also find a couple more of my favorite Paris wedding venues in this article about wedding venues in France.
"Renate has portrayed our wedding beautifully. It was perfect that we never had to think about the photos during the party, lunch and the ceremony. Renate was in the right place at every important moment, resulting in super beautiful, high-quality photos! That was without a doubt the result of good preparation and the consultation we had with Renate beforehand. We always felt that the photography was in good hands! Without a doubt, I would recommend everyone to book Wit Photography for their wedding!"Roel & Jimmy
"Even without having seen the photos I want to give Renate a 10+. We had so much fun while making the photos and in preparation to the wedding everything went so smoothly as well!"Y&C
"Thank you for the amazing photos!!!! They are so gorgeous! We're so glad you wanted to cover our wedding and we heard several guests saying you were so fun and laid back!"