Francesca & Andrea :: Milan, Italy Couple Portrait Session | Destination Engagement & Wedding Photographer

So I knew Francesca and Andreas through Letizia and Tim who were a couple I worked with for their engagement photos while I was in Paris. Francesca and Andreas live in Milan where it happens to be a stop on my tour map (i chose Milan over Rome mainly because I wanted to see San Siro ^_^), and I’m so glad that I visited. After they’ve seen my work displayed on my website, they became very excited about the photoshoot. Even though the shoot was scheduled the day after their return from Barcelona, the couple got up bright and shiny in the morning to accommodate the session, I was really grateful for that.

The photo session was taken at the Duomo di Milano and Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. They were a gorgeous couple and blended right into the elegance of Milan. Their love radiated and easily became the center of focus. I didn’t have to teach them how to pose much at all because this was all natural to them. Every kiss, hug and stare was gravitational and they can’t seem to see anyone else in the world but each other. Haha, I even felt a little shy in front of them. They were animated, beautiful and picture perfect.

It truly is a privilege of mine to work at my job. Not only I get to tour around the world for work, but most importantly, I get to work with wonderful clients like these two and capture their moments of happiness. “Do what you love. Love what you do.” Moments like these remind me why I am a wedding photographer and love being one.


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Charlene & Stephane ~ “Free Falling” :: La Brasserie du Louvre, Jardin du Luxembourg – Paris France Couple Photosession

They say Paris is the “City of Love”. I would agree that it’s a very romantic city, but it doesn’t take the city to be in love. It only takes two people who are connected at heart, just like Charlene and Stephane. This gorgeous couple is what Paris would ask for to add to its shine.

So there were macaroons, Crêpe and parfaits in every bakery on the streets of Paris, but I didn’t really need them on the day of the shoot. Why, you ask? Because the chemistry between the couple made me feel sweet enough already. Whenever I look at them, they were just so ready to give my camera the perfect smiles. Not to me, but to each other. Rather it was dancing in front of the Pyramide du Louvre, or just strolling down the streets holding hands, Charlene and Stephane were just so comfortable with each other that they made it so effortless for me to take the shots. I will miss Paris for these moments.

Be thankful whatever the situation you’re in, because happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have.

Charlene & Stephane ~ “Free Falling” Couple Photo Session
La Brasserie du Louvre, Jardin du Luxembourg
Paris France

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Emilie & Nicolas :: Paris Couple Photo Session ~ Café de Flore ~ Engagement & Wedding Photography

I met this lovely couple when I was on my trip to Paris. I went to Hillsong Church in Paris. And a great guy, Jack Spparrow (Nope. Not Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean), introduce me to them. It turns out, Nicolas is serving the Lord as a Keyboardist in Hillsong Church! OMG. I shot Hillsong’s Keyboardist couple session! How cool is that?! That is the best thing that ever happen in my life so far. 🙂

It was gloomy day. Emilie and Nicolas met me at our meeting point. I can tell that they were really sad because of the weather, specially Em. Paris is a bit grumpy on that day. But, I told Emilie, “dont worry about the weather. Weather like it is pppuurrrffeecctt. I love weather like this. Soft & even light. golden hours. What else could a photographer ask for?!” And I give the bigest smile ever to comfort her. I know Nicolas & Emilie are really ready for this photoshoot. Show up with stunning semi-formal outfit. After couple shots, I showed the images that I took to Emilie. She was beaming ear to ear, then I know for sure that she wasn’t worry about the weather anymore.

Emilie & Nicolas :: Paris Couple Photo Session ~ Café de Flore ~ Engagement & Wedding Photography

Locations :
• Café de Flore
• Rue de Grenelle
• Saint-Germain-des-Prés
• Paris, France

© Melvin Gilbert Photography
www.melvingilbert.com
info@melvingilbert.com
+1 310 400 6727