How I got to shoot a gorgeous couple from Chicago as their Ritz Paris wedding photographer.
Whenever a fellow wedding photographer needs help I do my best to help them. Whether they are a rookie who wants to know something technical, an admired colleague who wonders how I got published in so many places or a photographer friend who is shooting their 1st destination wedding and asks me for tips, I always try to help them as much as I can. And when a fellow photographer who I don’t know but for the fact that we have a similar editing style, is flying over from Chicago to shoot an elopement at the Ritz in Paris and needs a second shooter, I’m simply thrilled!
Second shooting to me is a bit like Harry Potter having to battle Draco Malfoy. It’s still sort of hard work but no way “the boy who lived” is going to be defeated by anything less than Voldemort himself, so it’s just a lot of fun really. And when that fun takes place in The Ritz Paris, you know you’ll gladly help a colleague out (and even getting paid for it too)! Winnie and Kim decided to keep their guest list small with only 3 guests outside of their wedding party, but they went all out with spoiling the most dear to them with lavish luxury! And I’m pretty sure the meal I had at the Ritz during this elopement is in the 10 top of best meals I’ve ever had (I mean watermelon soup is hard to beat, not to mention the champagne and the lavish dessert buffet).
I’m only going to share a preview with you here, but I can’t wait to add this to the France gallery!
The vendor team at this Paris elopement wedding
Dress: Demetrios through Macy’s Bridal Salon Chicago
Weddingplanner: Ceremonize Paris
Floral design: Kahina Events
Stationery: Emery Ann Design
Hair: Pia Paysant
Makeup: Charles Gillman
Bridesmaides Dresses: Tulle & Chantilly
Cake: Happy’Ly Party
Harpist: Harp Events Paris
Lead Photographer: Yasmin Alesia Photography
Venue: The Ritz Paris, France
I’ll soon share more from this luxurious elopement at The Ritz Paris in France! Are you looking for your Ritz Paris wedding photographer? Or are you interested in my photography for your elopement in elsewhere in Paris, London, Amsterdam or another destination in Europe? Contact me to check if your wedding date is still available. I can’t wait to hear all about your beautiful plans!