What kind of Paris photo sessions do we cover ?

ChouetteParis photography sessions depend on the type of your event. We cover Paris elopements , engagements, honeymoons, anniversaries, family sessions and Paris weddings. Take a look at the couples  PHOTOALBUMS and BLOG for more details and insight in our recent work.


What is a Paris photo session ?

A Paris “chouette” photo session is the ideal occasion for you as a couple profoundly in love to celebrate your connection in the most romantic city in the world. In the same time it is an opportunity to create story telling images featuring you in the insanely attractive Parisian backdrops.


Who are the photographers?

The owner of Chouette Love – LiyaMatiosova (thats me!) is the main photographer and I shoot all my weddings. I also have several other professional photographers who I work with to assist me when people want a second photographer.


How long have you been shooting weddings for?

First wedding was in 1997. I’ve done a fair few since then!


What cameras/lenses do you use?

2 canon bodies (Canon DX1 and Canon 5D Mark III) and a selection of prime lenses.Plus 3rdbody : Sony A7II


How long does the photo shoot session last?

The actual session itself usually lasts about 2–3 or 4 hours. (for the 4 hours session we propose you to use our driver, who will pick up you in your hotel and drives you back in the end of our session.

Wedding Collections range from 4 hrs, 6hrs or 8 hrs.


We’re not used to having our pictures taken. Will the results still be okay?

Please, don’t worry, most of our couples haven’t had previous camera experience and everyone have been happy with their result. If you’re still unsure, you could add an engagement shoot before the wedding—this is a perfect opportunity for you and your partner to see what it’s like to be in front of the camera, and to see how we work.


Do you have any advice on what to wear for our photoshoot in Paris ?

Dressed up or casual, that’s the real question ! Well, it’s really up to you, but as a photographer, both are working for me!

Check some pictures of photoshoots in Paris in the portfolio and blog, and choose what inspires you the most.

If possible, avoid stripes & checked patterns.

Also, in case of night shots in Paris, I would not recommend ‘all dark’ or ‘all black’ clothes.

Avoid strong colours and logos. Ensure you are comfortable and take some time to think how you would like your photos to turn out and choose something appropriate.

For 4 hours session with our driver: we suggest having at least three to five different outfits.  Variety is best, so make sure to bring a few different colours and styles so we have different options for the images. Bring outfits that you are comfortable in.


How long will my photographs take to arrive?

They will be sent to you by post 4-6 weeks after your ceremony. (but we also like to surprise couples, so never know).


What about hair & make-up?

We find the best results come from having professional hair/makeup done. Not only does a professional know what will photograph best, we find it really boosts your confidence to get a better session. Please, precise in your email that you would like to add this service too.

If you would rather do your own hair and/or makeup Chouette Love suggest that you do your makeup as you would for a night out on the town. If you have long hair, it is great to switch up the styles.


What happens after my photo session?

Your images will be selected,  partlyretouched and uploaded to a secure gallery usually within 4-6 week of your session .

If you use additing service and order the album, we’ll sent it to you with a CD with all selected photos.

Your CD will contain best images in full-size, High-Resolution .jpg format which are suitable for printing. You will have already seen the lo-resolution versions in the web gallery.

Additional or replacement DVD’s can be provided at a cost of 20 euros.

All images taken on the day on and those appearing on this site are the copyright of Chouette Love Photography. Their sale is restricted to private use and they may not be printed from the screen, copied, distributed, published or used for any commercial purpose without the written consent of Chouette Love Photography.


So, we can order prints and albums through you as well?

Yes! And we love to do it for you. Contact Chouette Love for a detailed price list.


How many pictures can we expect?

For those taking up the 2 hours session, you can be certain of receiving over 100 images.After 4 hours session – over 200 images.

For those taking up the Full Day wedding coverage option, you can be certain of receiving over 400 images that will tell the complete story of your day, from start to finish.


Can we have the Raw Files?

No. Part of the creative process you invest in is the preparation your images, its a huge part of it all.  Raw images are a bit like raw meat, we suppose, its like going to a good restaurant for an awesome meal and asking the chef for the ingredients as opposed to the meal he can create for you.


Can we make a video also?

Yes, in our Chouette Love team we have fantastic videographer. Please, contact us for more information.


What if it rains?

There is always a backup plan. Fancy umbrellas, outdoors under a roof, or inside portraits. Rain doesn’t have to be a bad thing, it can open up for some amazing photo opportunities. Some light rain or showers can be the good excuse for an empty Paris and we can use this rareadvantage . Plus it is easy to find some covered alleys, galleries, passages, etc. in Paris.

Please, check ourChouette gallery and see the series“wedding under the rain”.


Whatdoes a normal weddingday look like?

No two weddings are ever the same, but the basic point is that I will be with you all day. From preparations, till your last dance in a restorant. We prefer to get about an hour before or after the ceremony, to go away with you and your partner for some photos of just the two of you.


Whats is a pre-wedding shoot?

So glad you asked. It is actually the same as an engagement shoot, a connection session or an engagement session. One and the same thing. We also wrote a blog post explaining why it is important to have an engagement photo shoot, which you can read HERE.(BLOG)


Do you cover areas outside of Paris? Do you travel for weddings?


Most of the weddings are actually outside Paris and we do also take destination weddings or elopements, so whatever the case, just get in touch.

What’s really cool about living in Paris, is it being such a well connected city, which makes it really easy to get anywhere in the France or abroad.


Right, I think we’ve made up our minds! How we do book you?

Exciting! Email us at event@chouettelove.com or fill out the contact form to see if we available on your date. In order to secure a booking, we need your confirmation by email and a booking fee (30% of the total sum).

Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to book a session!