Destination Wedding Photography: Paris Pre-Wedding
At times when things go wrong, it seems to have a domino effect, where one thing after another goes wrong. That’s what happened for Angela & Nick’s Paris pre-wedding shoot.
It all started as soon as we landed in France. British Airways managed to lose one of our bags. And it had to be the one with all the lighting modifiers and stands inside!! Paris airport staff kept telling us the baggage hasn’t been fully unloaded from the plane so we should just wait. We ended up wasting 2 hours at the airport only to be told that they couldn’t find our luggage.
BA promised to get in touch with us and deliver the lost luggage as soon as they locate it. So we headed to our apartment and started planning what we’ll be doing the next day. After planning we decided to head out and scout the area around the Eiffel Tower and grab some dinner.
One; they have the smallest lift I’ve ever seen. You can only fit four average-sized people standing sideways with barely any room to move!
And two; the lights of the entire building were on a (very short) timer. By the time you entered the lobby and reached the bottom of the stairs and lift (about 30-40 seconds), the lights go off. And there were no windows to let any natural light in, so it goes pitch black.
I miss a step in our apartment staircase and took a bit of a tumble. Sprained my ankle in the process and a bit battered and bruised in other places. 🤕
What’s worse is that I was carrying the camera and lens. Which got damaged in the fall. The lens broke off the camera and both were rendered unusable. 😱🙈
So the prospects were not looking great. And this was day one!
Who says destination wedding photography is easy!?!
But, we do what we always do in times like this, we make the best of the situation. We refused to give up! We worked even harder to make the shoot go our way. I was so thankful for carrying backups. 😊
Everything started to really look up after having our luggage delivered to our accommodation by lunchtime the next day. We were looking forward to the great weather and discovering Paris’s architecture.
As for our couple Angela and Nick, they were so helpful throughout the whole shoot. Nick insisted on helping to carry our bags even though he was suffering from knee pains himself. We did a lot of walking; there was so much to see! I think we got very carried away.
In our adventures of getting around without speaking a word of French, we had such a great laugh. Time just flew, the vastness of things to see in just Paris alone was phenomenal!
It was our first destination shoot in France. I never quite realised how beautiful Paris was. We’ll be going back very soon for a second visit for sure. As tourists this time!
Here are a few of our favourites from Paris.
Look out for images from Angela & Nick’s week-long wedding celebrations in Thailand. :D