We have officially entered the fall season in Paris with a lovely secret proposal at the Louvre gardens! Ivan, our client contacted us a while back to assist him with the planning of his proposal to his long time girlfriend. We decided on the Louvre gardens to set up one of our gourmet picnic. The picnic was all ready to enjoy by 12h30. Ivan was to arrive at the location after a morning bike ride. He surprise his girlfriend with the proposal, crack the bottle of champagne open and enjoy our “Edith Piaf” picnic with his lover surrounded by French history.
Ivan especially requested for a peaceful location in the city center close to the place Vendome where the morning ride was to end. The Louvre is one of the main visited site in the city right after the eiffel tower. It attracts millions of tourist yearly. The park is located in between the museum and the tuilerie gardens. It happens to be peaceful and a perfect location for a romantic afternoon.
Map of the picnic location at the gardens of the Louvre museum.
Lifestyle photography for your secret proposal.
We organized for our photographer to be present when our couple first arrived at the beginning of the picnic hour. Olivier discretely captured the proposal from the distance without being noticed. He carried on taking photographs while Ivan opened the bottle of champagne. He then moved forward and introduced himself so that he could take a few portraits of the two of them before they enjoyed their lunch. After lunch hour, they all walked around the Louvre museum for their engagement photo session. The photos were all retouched and sent out the very next day.
Our clients received over 100 photographs carefully edited by Olivier. You will find a few visuals from the day below. It is very difficult to decide on which photos to showcase because there are just so many gorgeous images! You will find a few photographs of the picnic set up, the actual proposal and photos taken in the afternoon over one hour.
Our romantic Edith Piaf gourmet picnic.
We have four different picnic you can choose from. Ivan decided on our most romantic gourmet picnic set up. Edith Piaf picnic can be ordered directly via our service page. The picnic is set up with cushions, candles, an umbrella, balloons. It includes our wicker basket which is of course part of the decor as well as a bottle of champagne.
We have had a wonderful time with our clients this summer! Catering for romantic picnic adventures and larger groups for birthday parties has been rewarding. We have met lots of wonderful persons along the way; one of the main reason why we decided to start ” Love Picnic Paris”.
Mark and Natasha enjoyed our romantic ” Edith Piaf ” picnic overlooking the Eiffel tower. Our photographer took them around the site once they finished their picnic for some lifestyle photography. The photo session lasted one hour. Olivier doesn’t count his time; the sessions often go overboard ! Neither does he counts the number of photos that he sends out to our clients, all retouched, a few days after the shooting.
His photography is fun and easy so it seems anyway! Years of experience and passion for his craft makes him a great professional photographer to work with. Mark was a little on the shy side while Natasha is used of having her photos taken for work. The result is stunning ! They look so happy together and certainly had a great time in the city with us.
Should you be interested in reserving one of our gourmet picnic / photo session with “Love Picnic Paris”, I would suggest that you hear to our picnic order page first. You will find four different picnics to choose from. Any of those picnics can be coupled with a photography session. You can simply add options such as champagne, flowers and / or photography with a click to your order.
We would be glad to answer any of the question that you may have. All of our picnics can be customized to your liking. Simply add a note to your order or send us an email. Once we have received your order, we will follow up within the next 24 hours to fine tune all of the little details. Payment can be done once everything is finalized.
Enjoy those few lovely photographs taken in the city a few days back. Here is a map so that you can visualize where exactly Mark and Natasha had their gourmet basket set up.
Paris engagement photographer and a gourmet picnic.
You may be flying to Paris for the first time this summer with your partner in crime. You are in love and intend to surprise your other half with an engagement ring. Paris is certainly utterly romantic. Simply, you are not sure how your plan is going to unfold. “Love Picnic Paris” is all about gourmet picnics and stylish photography. We have four delightful picnics you can choose from, all of which can be coupled with a photo session. We can also create a uniquely tailored engagement package that will service your special needs.
Once settled in Paris, you may just decide to wait for the right moment, and propose while strolling down a picturesque street of saint Germain des Prés or sitting down at a terrace of a cafe, sipping a glass of champagne. At the same time, you also want your proposal to be flawless, perfectly planned. You are not sure what might be the best place to propose. After all, it is your first trip to Europe. You are realising that you may need some help with a little planning.
Paris mon Amour!
You haven’t been sleeping well for the past couple of days! Proposing to the love of your life in Paris is certainly one of the most important step in your relationship. There is a little tension there that stick to your mind as your plane lands at Charles de Gaulle airport, rightfully so.
Your partner might want to have your proposal captured by a professional Paris photographer. “Love Picnic Paris” can assist you with the planning of a gourmet picnic coupled with creative professional photography in the city. Combining both a picnic with an engagement photography session is a wonderful idea. We are here to assist couple like you make their dream come true. Olivier is a very experienced professional Paris photographer. His work has been featured in Marie Claire, the New York times, Figaro magazine, Stern, El Pais and so on ….. He will capture your intimate moment with romantic photos in a lifestyle manner that you both will cherish forever.
A Romantic proposal in Paris.
Surprise the love of your life with a romantic gesture. You can propose during one of our gourmet picnic overlooking the eiffel tower, the gardens of the Louvre or the Luxembourg gardens. We will discuss in details what would be the perfect location with you. We will set up a romantic picnic with decor items to make it utterly romantic for the two of you.
Michal contacted us a few months back to help him plan his surprise proposal in the city. “Love Picnic Paris” planned the afternoon from A to Z. We agreed on the choice of their gourmet picnic menu, the location for the proposal, the time of the day for the event. Last we fine tuned all of the little details with our photographer.
Louvre Gardens picnic location.
The idea was to arrive at the Louvres gardens, surprise his girlfriend with our romantic picnic set up. Michal reached out to a chilled bottle of Dom Perignon to celebrate the moment. He cracked the bottle of champagne open and popped the question while Olivier was taking our couple surprise proposal photographs from the distance. Our photographer then moved closer, snapped a few more photos as Michal was giving the engagement ring to his girlfriend. Our couple were laughing and were utterly happy!
Total success ….
Our love birds enjoyed their late afternoon diner with foie gras, smoked salmon, a market salad, and other goodies. When Olivier returned to the picnic site, they were finishing a chocolate cake and wipped cream for desert. They were ready for an hour of engagement photos around the Louvre museum.
Paris engagement photos ideas.
Your Paris engagement photos with “Love Picnic Paris” are executed in a fun and lighthearted manner. We privilege the moment. We want you to be natural and simply be yourself during your engagement photo session. It is important to have a professional photographer who has a bit of psychology and understand human nature! We like to keep away from posed and stereotyped visuals that you see on the internet. Michal was a bit shy at first. Olivier had him relaxed very quickly and simply enjoy the moment. Our photographer did a great job in capturing their engagement proposal, the love for each other in beautiful Paris.
Your engagement photographs will be edited, retouched then sent out to you the very next day via “wetransfer”. You can order a uniquely crafted engagement album from us if you wish. Your proposal photographs may be later used for your save the date stationary. You can make an amazing I-phone high definition gallery that you can share with friends and family. Your Paris engagement photos are a wonderful idea for a creative sign in wedding book later on at your wedding reception. Don’t miss out on some great lifestyle photography.
Getting the perfect engagement photographer to capture one of the most important time in a relationship is I believe important! You will find below a few of the photos taken over an hour around the Louvre gardens.
Hiring “Love Picnic Paris” for your Paris secret proposal.
Reach out to us to find out how we can assist you with making your secret proposal and Paris engagement photo session a dream come true. We have a lot of information on our website that will provide you with some general ideas to begin with. You will find our different picnics in our service page. All of the photos are taken by Olivier, you may enjoy a selection of our professional Paris photographer ‘s work in our gallery page.
Please reach out via email and tell us a little bit about you. We would be delighted to be part of your special day in the city.
Jess and Ben were engaged in Paris at the Trocadero gardens yesterday. We organised a gourmet picnic for them coupled with an engagement photo session with one of the best lifestyle photographer in the city. The photos rock our world. They both look so HAPPY and in LOVE with each other. The final photos of their engagement are simply very moving and so romantic. Those visuals really show their happiness in a natural and unposed manner. It is so important to choose your photographer with care. You want the whole process to be fun and the memories of your day to showcase those flying moment with grace and talent. Make your memories unique with touching, everlasting images captured by a professional photographer. Photography is a real craft and you deserve the best.
GORGEOUS photographs, we are so excited at the idea to share a few portraits of Jess and Ben gourmet picnic and secret proposal. We have already sent a few of their engagement photo to Jessy’s mother who planned everything from a distance. Every one is thrilled. We are very glad to have been able to assist this family in making the kids proposal a wonderful afternoon in Paris.
Paris secret proposal.
Everything was well planned in advance. We had been communicating with Ben the day before on whatsapp so that the timing was going to run smoothly. We did not take into consideration Ben’s emotional level. He was supposed to propose as they arrived at the picnic location. Olivier was hiding, ready to take the photos of the proposal as planned. Only when they arrived at the picnic, they sat down and started to open the bottle of wine. They carried on with enjoying their picnic, spreading all of the goodies on the mat.
Ben simply forgot that he was supposed to propose to Jess so it seemed at first. After a good 1/2 hour into the picnic, he finally stood up pretexting for a photo with the eiffel tower with the love of his life. AND YES, finally he kneeled down on the grass, looked at his girl friend in the eyes and asked: ” Do you want to marry me! ”
Snap, snap, snap, Olivier took a lot of photos from this moment onwards. following the proposal, he moved forward to introduced himself. Both Jess and Ben were in tear! He snapped a few more shots and let our couple enjoy the moment. After they had finished their lunch, we packed up and Olivier took them around the trocadero gardens for their engagement photo session. Here are part of the afternoon in a few visuals below.
Congratulation to the both of them, lovely afternoon!
Eiffel tower picnic site. Our gourmet picnics can be set up either at the Eiffel tower area,
the Luxembourg gardens, the Louvres gardens or the gardens of Versailles.
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.
Ella and Andrejs photographed by Olivier at the Bir-Hakeim bridge following their picnic.
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.
” Amelie Poulain ” picnic set up at the Trocadero gardens.
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.
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!
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.
A romantic gourmet picnic at the Eiffel tower with Mark and Danielle.
The Eiffel tower area is probably the first visit one makes landing in Paris. Whether you are visiting for a day, a week or longer, it might just be the first destination you are going to head to, sometimes even before you drop your luggages at your hotel. It is grand, it is a beautiful piece of architecture!
I myself never get bored looking at it! And it is PARIS … I first visited the Eiffel tower with my parents when i was 7 year old. I remember my dad being sea sick from the height!!
We’ve recently had clients who made a point to enjoy one of our gourmet picnic at the eiffel tower just before heading back to the airport with their luggages and everything. Anything is possible. If you are looking for something special, do not hesitate to drop us a line; we will try to accommodate your query the best we can. It is always a real pleasure to cater for clients visiting Paris from all over the world. We have met so many lovely couples and families last year. We are glad the Picnic season is officially launched.
We have already booked quite a few picnics through out the summer season. We only cater for one picnic at a time. If you wish to reserve a picnic for a particular date, it is important that you reach out to us a little in advance. We are having returning customers this year who booked a picnic alongside a lifestyle family photo session with Olivier at the eiffel tower. This time they are flying with their grand daughter, we are so much looking forward to catching up again! I have to say that we do offer picnic at the Louvre gardens as well as the Luxembourg. Paris is beautiful all over, specially at this time of the year. We are in full spring mode now.
OH! Almost forgot … we do propose special picnic at the gardens of Versailles as well. If you are visiting Versailles this year, ask us for details.
Mark and Danielle enjoyed our “Edith Piaf” gourmet picnic at the champ de mars this past week end. We had set it up for them with cushions, a retro blanket, an umbrella to protect themselves from a blasting sun if need be! You will find our Edith Piaf gourmet picnic in our service page along with three other gourmet picnic that we have created for each and everyone of you. Below is a recap of the menu for “Edith Piaf”.
And here a photo of Mark and Danielle popping up their bottle of champagne.
Edith Piaf gourmet picnic
Baguette Tradition & Foie Gras
Smoked Salmon withFrench Cottage Cheese and Herbs
Roast Beef with Ratatouille
A Fresh Soup (hot or cold)
Dessert (ex: macaroons, gourmet chocolates…)
Champagne & Mineral water
Mini photo session at the Eiffel tower
All of our picnics can be coupled with a lifestyle photo session with Olivier and no one else! You will find sample of Olivier’s work in the gallery page. Olivier has been a professional photographer for the past 20 years. He collaborates with magazines such as Marie Claire, Stern, The Australian, The New York Times, Gourmet Travelers, Gracia and so on.
His private clients photography is fun and relaxed. You can couple one of our picnic with an engagement photo session, a private couple photo tour, or your Paris secret proposal . No stress, we do have the expertise.
A week in beautiful Paris for John and Alissa. They enjoyed one of our picnic at the Trocadero overlooking the eiffel tower on their very first day!
Olivier our skillful photographer took them around the site for a few memory photographs. Here a few photographs of their couple photo session. They look so happy together. Great job from our photographer, fun and lively story of a couple in love in Paris.
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”
Paris secret proposal
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!
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!
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.