We would love to share a few photographs of a gourmet picnic we prepared for a lovely couple from Dubai. Happily married for a little more then a week, they first landed in Paris on their honeymoon journey through France.
They asked us to prepare our “Amelie Poulain” picnic which we set up for them in a traditional wicker basket at the gardens of the Trocadero. It was a gorgeous afternoon with a big sky over the city. The trocadero garden is located across the seine from the eiffel tower. The grounds are a little higher up from the champ de mars. It is a gorgeous open space, with big old trees along both side of the park where you can get shelter from the blasting sun if need be.
We set up our gourmet picnics at a few locations around the city. The trocadero is certainly on top of our clients list because of the amazing view of the Eiffel tower on the other side of the seine. Having a picnic at the trocadero is the perfect stop to enjoy lunch before or after your visit to the tower.
As mentioned, we can set up our picnics at other gorgeous landmarks across the city. The Luxembourg gardens, the tuilerie gardens, place des Vogues are among our favorite places to enjoy a picnic in Paris.
We have been proposing picnics at the Versailles gardens as well this season. If you have something special in mind, do not hesitate to reach out to us directly via email.
Paris engagement picnic and a photo session with Simon and Monica.
It is always a real pleasure to meet new clients in Paris over one of our picnic. It has now been over three years since we first started “Love Picnic Paris”! We have planned a lot of family picnics around the Eiffel tower, the Louvre and the Luxembourg gardens. We love our city. We also love gathering over a nice meal & a bottle of wine with family and friends. It has been a tradition in both our families since as far as we can recall to pack a picnic basket and head off to the country or the beach for the day. With “Love Picnic Paris”, we have managed to combine both our love for the city we live in and the enjoyment of sharing a picnic with lovers, friends and family.
A beautiful summer engagement under the eiffel tower.
Simon and Monica are typically addicted to Paris. They live in China and commonly fly once a year to the city for a few days to eat macarons and stroll down the streets of the Marais says Monica. Well this time around, Simon was going to propose and contacted ” Love Picnic Paris” to set up one of our lovely surprise picnic wicker basket at the foot of the Eiffel tower. He pop up the question as he was popping up the bottle of champagne.
Olivier was a little distance away capturing the whole scene as it happened in a discreet manner. Funny enough, Monica had never been to the Eiffel tower side of Paris before. It was with a little surprise that she let her lover take her there for a summer afternoon. She was even more surprised to find out that there were a gourmet picnic all set up for them when they arrived at the Trocadero gardens. No need to say how taken back she was when Simon kneeled down and proposed to his lover. Monica cried, they laughed, kissed and cuddled. Then Monica finally realized they were being photographed!
Photography of your Paris engagement.
All of our gourmet picnics can be coupled with photography, either 1/2 an hour, one hour at the Eiffel tower. You can then extend your engagement photo session with Olivier to another hour or more at a different time of the day so that you get morning or afternoon light. From experience, we feel that the best would be to have your surprise picnic over lunch time, propose during the picnic hour. Let our photographer document the proposal and take you around the Eiffel tower and Trocadero site for one hour of photography.
You can then decide to meet up again at sunset at the Louvre gardens or the seine to complete your engagement session. It is a wonderful opportunity to have a professional photographer capture those magical moments while you are in the most amazing city of the world.
Our photographer would capture those moments in a lifestyle manner, with natural and unposed photos of the two of you. This way when you decide to marry, you can use those one of a kind engagement photographs as an invitation for the wedding or a signing book for your guests.
In any case, enjoy those few photographs from our couples engagement. Do not hesitate to reach out should you wish to propose while visiting Paris. Any of our gourmet picnic packages can be customized according to your special needs.
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.
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.
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!
We had a beautiful day in Paris yesterday. The fall season has simply been gorgeous . It has been a lot of fun to stretch our summer picnic season a little. We actually organized a gourmet family picnic yesterday. It was coupled with a photo session with our photographer Olivier around the Trocadero area for a family of four from Singapore. Miss Chin Yeng Choo asked us to prepare a picnic at the footstep of the Eiffel tower while they were visiting Paris. They visit Paris every 5 years and we are so glad they contacted us this time around. The kids are now all grown up. She wanted to take the opportunity of a family trip to Europe to have a professional photographer take a few portraits of the family.
We are lucky to have a very talented photographer under our roof! Olivier happens to be my partner in crime and the co founder of ” Love Picnic Paris”. This way, we propose fun and creative photo session along our picnics with one of the best photographer in town!
You can visit Olivier’s creative wedding work on his website. His photo are fun and natural yet stylish and creative. He shoots in a lifestyle manner and always make sure that his clients are having a great time in front of his lens!
I am myself camera shy. Having a photographer who can make you relax and simply enjoy the moment makes a whole lot of difference. This is where real craftsmanship, passion, experience and dedication will make the final result unique and the experience a long lasting happy memory.
Our picnic experiences are unique so are our family and couple photo session.
While our summer picnic season is reaching an end, we are just about to launch a winter gourmet picnic special! The menu is not yet finalize but soon you will be able to enjoy a winter picnic at a couple of romantic locations in the city. We will provide hot wine as well as tea and hot chocolate with our delightful baskets. Romantic photo session will still be going strong through the winter months as well. Stay tune for more details and reach out to us via email for more details if you are too impatient and curious.
In any case, I hope you enjoy the few family photos taken at the Trocadero yesterday with the Choo family.
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 …
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.