A magical marriage proposal by the Eiffel Tower in Paris


“When a beautiful journalist meets a handsome pilot and they madly fall in love.” That could be the tagline of a romance novel or a romantic movie…

Neil secretly contacted me while planning to propose to his girlfriend Vanessa in Paris. He wanted to truly wow her by surprisingly flying her to Paris and creating a multiple surprise for her. First: a romantic getaway in Paris, France. Second: a fairytale marriage proposal by the Eiffel Tower. Third: the whole thing captured on camera by me, followed by an engagement photo session in the city of Love. And the surprises weren’t over!

As per usual, I easily blended in the crowd of tourists and pedestrians strolling the Bir Hakeim bridge and capturing pictures of the Iron Lady. The sky was so blue that day it almost felt like we weren’t actually in Paris! The city is known for its overcast weather but that day it was sunny and so nice out.

As Neil and Vanessa were just enjoying the view, I made sure to capture a few candids of them undercover while excitedly awaiting the big moment…

The big moment was finally here: Neil got down on one knee and Vanessa had the cutest shocked face ever. And there she was, a gorgeous ring on her finger, becoming Neil’s fiancée!

After introducing myself, we took more photos with the Eiffel Tower, then moved to the Louvre Museum to add variety to the collection of photos.

Vanessa looked stunning in her red dress as the couple enjoyed celebrating their love and future as husband and wife.

After stopping on the Alexander III bridge, we made our way back to Trocadero for some additional photos with the Eiffel Tower before the fiancés had dinner at Le Jules Verne restaurant located on the second floor of the Tower! As if this wasn’t enough surprises for the young lady, he even arranged for Vanessa’s family to fly to Paris to join them to celebrate their engagement!! I told you, this one’s a real life Fairytale!

It really was a magical day for the lovers and my biggest pleasure to contribute to this special moment in their lives. One of my all time favorite things in being a photographer is to capture these milestones and create memories that will be cherished forever…

Marie, I just wanted to thank you again for being such a huge part of making our special day extra special. Vanessa and I absolutely love the photos, we can definitely tell it’s not just photography for you but a true art. We are forever grateful. You have been so wonderful to us and We appreciate your talent! We should have gotten a selfie with you !! Merci! Thank you so much !

Neil D.

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