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A gourmet picnic and a romantic photo session at the Eiffel tower

A few GORGEOUS photographs from a picnic happening today at the Trocadero followed by a lifestyle photo session with Olivier! Some really cool photographs in black and white. I Love black and white photography… They are so romantic and timeless. I still enjoy looking at my parents pictures when they were young, those old family albums in black and white were just stunning. So glad that black and white is coming back to fashion these days.

Ella and Andrejs enjoyed our “Amelie Poulain” picnic at the Trocadero with an hour of photos around the site. We had the picnic set up for them when they arrived. Ella did not know anything about it. She was a little surprised when she found out! All of the little details had been well planned in advance.

We communicate via text message the morning of if need be, nothing is left aside.We would send you the map of the exact location geolocalized, so that you can let yourself being guided to the spot if need be with your phone. We make sure that the location is very easy to find for everyone, even if you have never been to Paris before.

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Ella and Andrejs photographed by Olivier at the Bir-Hakeim bridge following their picnic.

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View of the Trocadero from the Eiffel tower. Marked in red the spot where we would usually set up our picnics at the Trocadero gardens.

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” Amelie Poulain ” picnic set up at the Trocadero gardens.

 

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Greg & Annie Honeymoon picnic and a fun photo session at the Eiffel tower

Greg and Annie fun afternoon with “Love Picnic Paris” at the Eiffel tower

” Love Picnic Paris” had a fun time yesterday with a lovely couple from Australia who flew to Europe for their Honeymoon! ” Love Paris Picnic ” is all about Paris! Our clients are friends, families and couples who wish to enjoy a special moment with a gourmet picnic and creative photography while they visit the city. We can orchestrate your secret Paris proposal, a family reunion, a friends get together, important moments in your life while you are vacationing in France.

Greg and Annie had a gourmet Picnic in Paris yesterday. Olivier took a few photographed with our couple in a lifestyle manner around the Eiffel tower and the trocadero site. I love those huge smiles and happy faces on Annie and Greg honeymoon photos session.

Annie contacted us from Italy a few days prior to their arrival in Paris. She wanted to surprise her husband with a gourmet picnic and a photo session. She decided to couple our “Amelie Poulain” picnic with one hour of photography around the Eiffel tower. Our picnic was all set up for them when they arrived at the champ de mars by 13h00. They settled down while Olivier snapped a few photos of the two of them to begin with; our wicker basket and a couple of red balloons in sight!

Our Amelie Poulain gourmet menu:

They ordered our Amelie Poulain gourmet picnic basket with traditional lemonade. Below is a recap of the menu they had over lunch time.

  • Baguette Tradition Planche du marché & Cured Meats: cured ham, saucisson hand selected cheeses.
  • Homemade tart with fresh market ingredients.
  • Fresh Market Salad.
  • Seasonal Fresh Fruit; Strawberries for desert!

You can find our four different picnic menus in “Love Picnic Paris” service page. You can easily choose your preferred picnic from this page. You can pick on the date and time in the roll down menu as well. You may add various options such as flowers, champagne and photography to your liking. Our mini photo session, half an hour of photography is charged at € 180. This includes a set of photographs all edited and retouched with a set of low and high resolution files both for the internet and printing. We make a point that we sent you all of the photos back to you via “wetransfer” the next day.

Once we’ve received your order, we will fine tune all of the little details with you. We will then ask you to pay for your picnic via paypal. You have 24 hours to complete your purchase. Please do not hesitate to share with us any special request that you may have.

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What about if the weather is not cooperating!

The weather had been a little temperamental recently and we had our noises stuck to our weather forecast board the previous days.

The best location to set up a picnic for photos and vista is the Trocadero area. It is a large open space. It can be a little windy at times though. There are people passing by. Down below from the main square is always pretty quiet. You’ll get the most amazing view of the eiffel tower from across the seine. In case of possible rain & showers, we would set up the picnic on the other side of the park. It is a little quieter and at the foot of the Eiffel tower. We posted a few photos from the champ de mars area yesterday so that you can have a more precise idea of the site.

Picnic location on a rainy day.


The champ de mars area is usually where we would set up a picnic in case of rain. There is a shelter area just around the corner from our usual picnic set up with a view of the eiffel tower. This is exactly what we did for Annie and Greg. We first went to the Trocadero on the day. We then decided it would be best to set up the picnic at our location on the champ de mars after all. Olivier simply contacted our clients by phone with the map below to advise them on the final picnic location.

You usually have one hour to enjoy this very parisian moment. Once Annie and Greg had finished their picnic, they simply walk over to the seine with Olivier for their photo session. Looking at the final set of photographs, I think that everyone had a great time!

Map of the champ de mars with our picnic spot.
 
A gourmet picnic at the Champ de Mars overlooking the Eiffel tower.

We ask you to be reachable by phone on the morning of your picnic. We may need to reassess our set up plans because of the weather. In case of possible rain, we would usually decide once we get to the site what would be the best possible set up for the day. We would then communicate the location via text message with a map.

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Paris secret proposal in the spring

January in Paris; the end of the year celebrations are now behind us. We would like to wish a wonderful year to each and everyone of you who have been following and supporting “Love Picnic Paris”.

We are very grateful to everyone who have reached out to us for a gourmet picnic and a lifestyle photo session in the city those past couple of years. We’ve met many lovely couples and families visiting the city from all over the world. It has been exciting to be able to share our love for the city with so many of you!

We have prepared many gourmet picnics to cater for friends and families, small and larger groups. We have planned many secret proposals around Paris this past year as well. “Love Picnic Paris” is now getting new bookings for the spring season for both gourmet picnics and creative photography with Olivier. We cannot wait to meet all of you in Paris again this year.

Love Picnic Paris started with the desire to share our passion for our city; enjoying a gourmet picnic with friends and family. Olivier happens to be a very talented portrait photographer. We wanted to propose a unique service where clients would enjoy a relaxing moment at one of Paris beautiful park. Make it a lunchtime delightful picnic experience and have the opportunity to have a creative & unique photo session with a very talented professional at the same time ( my partner in crime! ). This was the original idea behind “Love Picnic Paris”

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The weather is incredibly warm for the season at the moment! Not sure it is a good thing by the way, but this is another topic. We assisted Joe this past week preparing for his Paris secret proposal at the eiffel tower.   There is no season for LOVE, anything is possible in Paris.

Joe ordered our “Edith Piaf” gourmet picnic at the Trocadero gardens including one hour photo session with Olivier once our couple had enjoyed their lunch and cracked open the bottle of champagne.

The Trocadero area is great for photos. It is located on a hill overlooking the seine and the eiffel tower which you can admire in the distance. It is an amazing view point for photography. Although it can get a little crowded at time, the trocadero area is definitely a prime location for some great photography with the Eiffel tower and the city scape.

We are now starting to take bookings for the spring season. We have had a few couples contacting us to plan their surprise gourmet picnic already. A few of you have reserved their date for their forthcoming secret proposal too. We are now proposing picnics and photography in the gardens of Versailles this year as well.

First steps in planning a secret proposal with Love Picnic Paris.

We have created a new secret proposal information page to our Love picnic Paris website. We now combine our surprise gourmet picnic adventures with different photography packages around the city. If you are considering proposing to your love one while visiting Paris, it might be a good idea to go through the page. We explain in more details the different types of services we propose to make this moment unique and completely stress free!

Information on planning your Paris secret proposal

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Joe and Ella’s engagement proposal in Paris.

You are more then welcome to reach out to us via email directly if you have any question you would like to bring forward. We understand the stress involved when planning such a special moment from far away. This more so if you have never been to Paris before. Each and every one of our services can be customized to your liking. We have now gained extended experience in planning secret proposal with the Eiffel tower in the background but not only! So you are more then welcome to reach out for more details, we would be so glad to be part of your special day.

Meanwhile enjoy the few engagement photographs with Joe and Ella’s engagement photo session, taken in Paris recently with Olivier. If interested in a private photography session while visiting the city, I would suggest that you go to Olivier’s website to get familiar with his style of photography.

Alternatively you can go to our gallery page where you will find a selection of photographs taken with Olivier those past couple of years with Love Picnic Paris. I have just gone through the slideshow myself. It brought a tear to my eyes looking at all of this love and happy faces!

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Versailles pre-wedding photo session
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Versailles pre-wedding photo session

Versailles is gorgeous regardless of the season. We have organised a few picnics for our clients in its gardens this past season. It is always such a blessing to wander around the park. This time Olivier took our clients to the gardens of Versailles on a december morning for their pre wedding photo session. I think they had a blast. They look so happy and in love with each other. Big smile on their faces! It is lovely to be able to help clients visiting the city either for a gourmet picnic of a creative photo session. I think that Olivier did a wonderful job and it is a real delight to post a few of the pre wedding photo session of Brittany and Bill.

Enjoy all and if you are curious about one of our gourmet picnic or a photo session please do not hesitate to reach out. We do take booking for the following season already!
Cheers and happy New Year to all of you.
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Family portraits and a winter picnic at the Eiffel tower

We set up our first winter picnic for a family visiting the city from San Diego this past week. It rained on the day so we decided to have the picnic at one of the sheltered bench a few steps away from the Eiffel tower. This way they could enjoy our gourmet picnic “winter style” with hot coffee & tea and vegetable soup to start with. Our family had a family photo session with Olivier in the morning, they then headed to the champ de Mars for their lunch before visiting the Eiffel tower in the afternoon.

They had purchased Eiffel tower tickets online so that they easily passed the ticket office and the eternal queue of tourist, to reach the elevator which took them all the way to the third floor. It is an incredible experience to climb the tower all the way up  and enjoy the incredible view over the city from up there. I was 8 year old when my parents took us there for the first time and i still vividly remember the experience; mainly my dad being sea sick! i remember this gigantesque view, the conquered tower, the grand adventure, running down the steps ahead of our parents, resting on each floor to the ground level again!


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Photographer : Olivier Lalin

Connect to his instagram @weddinglight or his website to view some delightful Parisian style photo session.

If you are in need of a creative photographer while visiting the city, either for family portraits, an engagement session, a secret proposal, or simply creative visuals for your social media, get in touch with Olivier ; he simply ROCKS!

A few more words regarding our winter picnic now ready to order! If you are intending to visit the Eiffel tower, it is a great way to have lunch just before or after your visit. We would set up your picnic for you with balloons and blankets so that you do not have to worry about the logistic ( picking up or returning the wicker baskets ). The picnic location would be on the champ de Mars and  easily accessible from the tower. We could alternatively set up our picnics at the Luxembourg gardens if weather allows. We would point you to the set up with geo localization and whatsapp in the morning of! We do love ( from time to time ) those new technology which made your life easier! Our winter picnic comes with a bottle of wine ( champagne optional ). It is served with  tea and / or coffee, a hot vegetable soup, a market quiche, cheeses and selection of cured meat, fresh market salad and a dessert. ( fruits or chocolate cake ).

Our gourmet picnic can be coupled with a lifestyle photo session with Olivier either prior or after your lunch. A gourmet picnic with “Love Picnic Paris” coupled with a photo session is the ultimate surprise for a secret proposal in the city with your loved one. If you are flying over with your girl friend and are interested in our gourmet picnic / Photo session package during the winter months, reach out to us via email, we would be delighted to organise the day for you!

The price of our winter picnic is € 290 serving two, all inclusive, this is including the surprise set up. We are looking forward to many happy clients in the months to come.

Stay tune for more picnic surprises in our instagram as well; @lovepicnicparis

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Ashley + Kent Paris photo session and a gourmet picnic at the Eiffel tower

Paris picnic and a couple photo session.

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We have had a gorgeous month and october is even more beautiful … You are in the city with the intention to propose to your girlfriend, or simply visiting with your love one … You are looking for something unique to do, something utterly romantic! Well, it is the perfect time to enjoy one of our gourmet picnic and a couple photo session at the Eiffel tower, just like Ashley and Kent did yesterday. They flew from California; first time in Paris, a gourmet picnic overlooking the eiffel tower is a wonderful Parisian experience. Ashley had contacted us a while back to arrange for our “Leon picnic ” and a photo session with Olivier.

We set up their picnic at the Trocadero gardens so that when they arrived at the location, all they had to do was open the bottle of wine & enjoy this special moment. Olivier met up with them an hour later for their couple photo session. They had booked a mini photo session with us to complement their romantic afternoon.

Below a few of the photos taken around the Trocadero area with the magnificent Eiffel tower in the background. We are often asked for recommendations on what to do, where to go while in Paris! It is always difficult to answer, the city having such a rich cultural heritage. One thing though, if you are going to enjoy one of our gourmet picnic and a photo session with Love Picnic Paris make sure you get some tickets to go up the Eiffel tower. It is a mesmerizing experience in itself. The first time I went up to the top, I was with my parents and probably around 8 year old. I still remember the day …

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Fall Romance in Paris – A gourmet picnic and an engagement photo session

A romantic gourmet picnic in the fall with a creative photo session with our photographer.

There is no season for romance in Paris. It is always the perfect time to enjoy the city of light when you are in love. There is no special time for a gourmet picnic either along the banks of the seine. Although picnics are considered a summer activity, we are preparing a gourmet picnic for the fall and winter season.

WHY? Simply because we, as a couple enjoy escaping for an afternoon with one of our picnic along the seine even if it is a bit chilly! It doen’t matter really … You are well covered, hat, scarves to enhance the experience!

What matters is experiencing a unique moment with your love one, a special afternoon just for the two of you. This is what we would like to share with our clients at love Picnic Paris. We will include a hot soup, hot tea, some cheese, cured meat and some delightful surprises in our winter picnics. We would set up one of our wicker basket with a blanket at one of our favorite location in the city for you to enjoy.

We want our gourmet picnics to be the special romantic paris experience that we ourselves enjoy together! Love is about sharing, our picnics are a way to pass on our love for the city and the love we have for each other.

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We will make our winter picnic a unique delightful surprise to your partner while visiting the city! Paris is fun all year long, the days get shorter, but the love and quality of life is everlasting. Our winter gourmet picnics will be the perfect occasion to celebrate an engagement, a secret proposal to your girlfriend but also a romantic lovers outing before going to see a play or a musical concert in Saint Germain des Prés.

The menu will be finalized shortly. We will be posting in our blog this new venture in more details very soon. If you are planning a trip to the city in the next few months, you can already reach out to us to book your date or simply get some more information as to how we could assist you with a romantic afternoon.

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Below a few photographs taken at the Trocadero with Carmen, Lee and the kids. They had just arrived in Paris the day before. Ivana, their little girl was still a little tired from their travel. We have had a beautiful weather in Paris this season. An afternoon at the park with a gourmet picnic and a family photo session to follow was just perfect! They had visited the Eiffel tower in the morning. It was time to relax and chill on the grass with a lovely lunch served in one of our wicker basket.

Enjoy those few family portraits taken by Olivier.

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Why not celebrating your Paris trip with “Love Picnic Paris”. Have a gourmet picnic with us, combine with an engagement photo session with Olivier, our professional photographer! Sounded like a great idea to J+M who flew all the way from Passadena to spend a few days in Paris before heading to Brussels and the south of France for their summer vacation.

You have chosen your engagement ring, you have booked your trip to Paris. Only it is your first time in France, you would like everything to be perfect for this very special day. You are not sure how to start though!

Over the past couple of years, we have helped many couple celebrate their Paris engagement  in a flawless manner! It takes a little planning to fine tune the little details involved for your secret proposal with ” Love Picnic Paris

Once you have chosen your picnic style, we will guide you with choosing the right location. The Eiffel tower is obviously the number one destination but it can get a little crowded. Remember there are close to 17M tourist flying to France every year with a stop over in Paris. Once you have arrived in the city,dropped your bags at the hotel, the first site you would go to is the Eiffel tower. It can get a little crazy at time!

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The Eiffel is certainly an amazing place for a secret proposal but do not forget that Paris is a gem of amazingly romantic locations which are often a little quieter. I was thinking of the Louvre gardens located in between the Pyramide and the Tuilerie gardens. Surprisingly enough, it is a little piece of heaven where tourist do not venture. It is only a few yards from the main entrance of the Louvre!

The Luxembourg gardens is also one of our favorite. It is situated on the border between Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the Latin Quarter. The Park is in the 6th arr. walking distance to iconic cultural cafe’s such as ” Les deux Magots ” and the ” café de Flores “. The garden contains just over a hundred statues, monuments and fountains, scattered throughout the grounds.  It is utterly romantic, and overwelmingly beautiful!

So here, three different locations to chose from! Once you have decided on your perfect place to propose to your love one. We would fine tune the time of the day, pin point the exact location where your picnic would be ready and Olivier our photographer would take your proposal photographs as it happens.

 

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You would then enjoy your picnic, crack a bottle of champagne. We would dismantle your picnic space for you so that you can carry on with your Paris engagement photo session with Olivier with the most amazing city in the background.

This is exactly what J+M did at the gardens of the Trocadero a few days back. Their picnic was followed by one hour photo session with Olivier around the site. The photos were sent to them a few days after their special event so that they could share they happiness with friends and family back home.  Olivier would send you a couple of retouched photos the very same day as well to speed up the announcement!

Paris Rocks, and we love assisting you with this very special moment in your life. There is no need to stress about how things would happen during the day! We are here for you!

Any questions, just get in touch via email. Otherwise book your gourmet picnic and photo session with us now.

 

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A gourmet picnic and lifestyle photography.

Our latest secret proposal venture combining a gourmet picnic and a mini photo session at the gardens of the Louvre with our photographer. When we started ‘Love Paris Picnic ” the idea was to share our love for picnics, outings with friends and creative photography. Olivier is a very talented photographer with a vast experience in lifestyle and portrait photography.

Paris being the city of love, we quickly found our marks, catering for very special secret proposals but not only! You can of course order a gourmet picnic from us via our picnic order page. We have four different gourmet picnics to choose from. I have to say that it is a real delight to organise a secret proposal in our wonderful city for our international clients. It is equally rewarding to prepare a delightful picnic in one of our wicker basket for friends, families and partners in crime who wish to have a special experience in Paris, something that is truly a “French tradition”.

Back to our lovers outings, we assist you with finding the perfect site, a romantic and peaceful setting. We will set up the most romantic gourmet picnic with one of our wicker basket, lovely cushions, candles, umbrella to shade yourself from the sun if need be. We would also dismantle the set up once you are finished so that you can carry on with your visit without having to worry about returns.

As to photography! Olivier would document your proposal from the distance in a discreet fashion. This way you have some creative visuals of a very important moment in your life. The photos would be retouched and sent out to you the next day so that you can share your love with friends and family while still vacationing.

Here is the page where you can choose one of our designed lovers package if you plan on proposing while visiting Paris. Paris secret proposal: Three different packages combine a gourmet picnic with a creative lovers photo session.

We have actually put together different packages specially catered for lovers that combine one of our delightful picnic with a photo session in the streets of Paris from a mini 1/2 hour photo shoot to an extensive 3 hours photo tour at some of the most beautiful Paris landmarks with Olivier.

Our picnics are usually set up at the gardens of the Trocarero, the gardens of the Louvre or the Luxembourg gardens. All three Parisian locations have their own specific charm and atmosphere. We love them all! Our picnics can be tailored to your specific needs as well. We have actually put together a vegan picnic recently for one of our client. This was a new experience for us. Jamie proposed at the Louvre gardens. It was a fun event to organize.
Here are some sample photographs taken by Olivier during the proposal.
Paris secret proposal – The Louvre.