Golden Hour Proposal in Petite France | Strasbourg Engagement Photographer

December 11, 2019

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I adore being an engagement proposal photographer in Strasbourg. And getting the amazing opportunity to photograph blissfully in-love couples along the old cobblestone streets and winding canals in the storybook area of Petite France is truly a magical treat!! 

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Every year I meet so many joyously grateful couples who travel and vacation to Strasbourg during their engagement journey. It’s such a special time in a couple’s life together – and it goes by so fast! I remember having Alex and my engagement photo session, and that entire period leading up to our wedding was such an exciting, blissed-out time! 

Issac contacted me via email about a surprise proposal and engagement photo session for him and his girlfriend of 8 years.

He mentioned he’d love to have the engagement proposal in Petite France in Strasbourg – a charming storybook area with cobblestone streets, winding peaceful canals and wooden Alsatian houses lining the small roads.

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Engagement Proposal in Petite France

How it Went Down

As the time approached for the surprise Strasbourg proposal in charming Petite France- I advised Issac we schedule our session to be held one hour prior to sunset for that magical golden light –  I noticed Allison and Issac walk down the road along the river and as he got down on one knee, I quickly pulled out my camera and we made some magic!

A group of passerbyers in Petite France cheered and clapped for them, and we all giddily hugged after they had their moment together. 

Luckily, he was able to notice me right away before popping the question (I tend to wear a bright yellow trench coat for proposal sessions to make it easier) and after a little chit chat and laughing after she said yes, we began our stroll around Petite France for their engagement session.

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Golden Hour Photoshoot Sneak Peeks 

Below are just a few sneak peeks of my favorite images from their engagement photography session in Strasbourg.

Congratulations Allison and Issac on your engagement! It was so much fun to cheer you along on your journey together and to document these precious memories for you to look back on over the many years. 

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Looking for a Surprise Proposal or Engagement Photographer in Strasbourg, France?

Are you traveling to Strasbourg France and looking for a surprise or secret proposal photographer? As an American expat in France, I am based in Strasbourg France and Alsace and travel all over Europe and the U.S. for my clients. I love to document those special moments for you and your loved ones to look back on over the years. 

You can view at more detailed look at my travel schedule by joining my client email list HERE. Please inquire for session details and more information on booking via the CONTACT page. I can’t wait to chat with you! To see another engagement proposal photoshoot I recently photographed in Strasbourg, click here.

Lastly, if you’d like to read more about my expat life abroad in France, dig into the expat post series here or look me up for live updates on Instagram @mshelenawoods!

Excited to connect and make some magic with you!

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