For all its legendary beauty immortalized in films, songs and, yes, photos, you might be surprised to find out that Paris also has something of a reputation as a dirty city: stinky metro stations, public urination, literring... there's a different side to Paris that a lot of people may be unaware of. You might be wondering, is Paris' world-famous reputation as the City of Love nothing but a scam? Of course not! Read on to check out the five spots in Paris that prove why the city is still the reigning champion of all things beauty and romance.
The leading example of French Gothic architecture, it is no wonder that Notre-Dame is the most visited monument in France (surprise surprise, it's not the Eiffel Tower!). You can climb the towers to enjoy a panoramic view of Paris, but otherwise, you can remain on the grounds and take as many photos as you want with this majestic site as the backdrop.
Otherwhose known as the National Opera House of Paris, Palais Garnier is easily the most famous opera house of the world - all year long there are classical and ballet performances you can feast your eyes and ears on. If not, we promise standing and taking photos in its surroundings will suffice!
Only a short walk away from the other Parisian landmark, The Louvre, Palais-Royal is renowned due to its peaceful garden bordered by three arcaded galleries - and better yet, it's open for public! There are also the surrounding arcades, which shelter 145 boutiques, hair salons, bookshops, museums, cafés and restaurants. What are you waiting for?
Crossing one of Paris' most famous landmarks, The Seine River, Pont de Bir-Hakeim is a two-level bridge used for the metro trains, motor bicycles and non-motor bicycles. It also provides a gorgeous view of the Eiffel Tower, another proof that you do not have to be near the tower to get a good shot of it!
If there is one garden you really must visit when you go to the Eiffel Tower, it’s the Trocadéro gardens. The centrepiece of the gardens is the famous Warsaw fountains which, with its 20 water cannons, offers a remarkable water display, especially on summer evenings when the illuminations around the fountains add to the attraction!
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The idea of getting someone professional to take your photos might not appeal to everyone, but here in SweetEscape we firmly believe that once you tried a SweetEscape session, you'd immediately fall in love with it and would want to book more. No, this is not a marketing campaign, it's a fact! Don't believe us? Check out these real stories from our real clients on why they love SweetEscape so much!
Our very own Creative Director, Jalu, wasn't really a big fan of being photographed. However, after 8 months of working in SweetEscape and (naturally) getting exposed to SweetEscape's beautiful photos in a lot of beautiful locations around the world, Jalu started to feel that maybe being photographed isn't such a bad idea after all.
So, for his family holiday in Tokyo this year-end, Jalu booked his first-ever session. What impressed him the most is how easy the booking process turned out to be–just through the app. His interesed was piqued even higher when he met the photographer who was very friendly and easy to converse with.
"I also noticed how professional their cameras and gears were! So it made me even more convinced that my photos would turn out to be great!" said Jalu.
When Jalu received the photos, he was surprised at how beautiful the photos turned out to be. His wife loved the session and the photos, his young daughter–which he feared wouldn't enjoy the shoot–also absolutely loved it, even he himself looked good in the photos!
"The photographers really know how to find the perfect angle for you, I never thought my photos would turn out these great!" said Jalu. "I absolutely love it, and I'd definitely book more sessions when I travel to other interesting locations in the future."
Sheena Buraga and her husband Daniel are truly one of the most unique clients SweetEscape had recently. Their 'Seasons of Love' pre-nup concept is really inspiring, and SweetEscape is proud and honoured to be a part of their love journey from the very start when Daniel first proposed to Sheena in Tokyo (spring), to their pre-nup shots in Nami Island (autumn) and Niseko (winter), and finally to their final pre-nup shot in Siargao (summer).
"Between May and June 2018 after the proposal, we started planning for our wedding. At first we thought that the photos in Tokyo would be our proposal / engagement photos, and we wanted to capture another pre-nup photoshoot, not with SweetEscape. But when seeing our proposal photos shot by SweetEscape, everybody said that our pre-nup shoots will look less beautiful compared to the super-beautiful photos of our proposal taken by SweetEscape! Considering this, and since we were travelling to Nami Island, South Korea in the autumn, we decided to create this 'Four Seasons of Love' pre-nup concept with SweetEscape!" said Sheena when asked about what made them keep taking their pre-nup shots with us.
TV reporter Najla Hilabi always puts an extra care for her Instagram feed; she wants it to look extra neat and beautiful, and this was her initial reason to use SweetEscape. After knowing about us from an Instagram ad, she decided to book her first session for her trip to Prague.
"I don't know if I'd ever go back to Prague again, so I thought it was important to capture my moments there with a proper photography service," said Najla.
What impressed her was eventhough there were some language barrier with the photographer, the photos still turned out beautiful, and the photographer brought her to the hidden gems of the already enchanting city. This, in addition to the beautiful photos she received afterwards, made her book another session for her recent trip to Tokyo.
"I feel that SweetEscape always maintains their standard of quality. You don't just get your raw photos, you get perfectly curated and professionally edited photos, and this careful production process really makes me love SweetEscape!"
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