Updated: Jul 3, 2020
The Château de Fontainebleau, located 55 kilometers southeast of the center of Paris, is one of the most magnificent French royal châteaux. The medieval palace and subsequent castle served as a residence for the French monarchs from the king Louis VII to Napoleon III. It became a state museum in 1927 and was assigned a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981. With gorgeous architecture, impressive buildings with luxurious ceilings, diverse tapestries & furniture, Château de Fontainebleau is the absolute dream for a pre-wedding photoshoot in France.
Sophia & Brian from Hong Kong and they want to have unique and dream pre-wedding photos in Paris. Sophia contacted me a half year ago to prepare for her pre-wedding shoot. I was very excited and felt lucky to have the opportunity to help her achieve her dream.
Booking a pre-wedding photoshoot at Chateau
At first, I thought it would be challenging to have a professional photoshoot in the castle, but things were not as I thought. We were very fortunate to work with Tiantian, the official of the palace who helped us a lot. She was very professional, friendly and could speak English very fluently. She gave us very detailed instructions so we could book a photo slot in the castle. Although the cost of having about 90 minutes to take professional photos in the palace is not cheap, 500 euros, I think it is worth the money.
Where to take photos in Chateau
As a professional Paris photographer, I find nothing as precious as having an exclusive photoshoot in the castle, no tourists, no distraction, that's wonderful. We had access to extremely private rooms, and surprisingly, they were much more beautiful than I imagined.
Galerie des Cerfs
This place is a Galerie displaying many beautiful statues with large windows giving natural light to the room.
I love this room because of the mysterious, ancient and light of the rose repair. The rainbow light from the rose glass windows makes the family very special.
Sophia, during her solo session, did an unprepared dance, and I was surprised. The scene was incredible.
Escalier de la Reine
I was impressed by the royal staircase and the large paintings on the wall. You will have magic photos here.
Salon de Fleurs
If the previous rooms bring elegance, but the place has a cozy and feminine. The light floral pattern on the wall and the double window helped us to have the perfect pre-wedding photos.
We finished the session with some photos outside the castle. The light is just perfect for the photoshoot.
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