In 2019 and 2020, I am working as a family photographer in Strasbourg France for vacation and surprise engagement proposal photos!
There is nothing more magical than a surprise proposal during the Christmas market in Strasbourg France! As a portrait photographer in Alsace, I’ve been fortunate to photograph so many families, children, engaged couples….and even surprise secret proposals! Christmas is always a romantic and special time to pop the question, and this Christmas I photographed the sweetest, most beautiful couple at the Christmas market in Strasbourg, France.
Harshul contacted me about having a surprise engagement proposal photographed for him and his girlfriend, Hilda during their trip to the famous Christmas market in Strasbourg France. We set up a time to meet, about an hour before sunset (also known as the best time to have your engagement or proposal photo session in Strasbourg) along a bridge on Avenue des Vosges. It was a peaceful, picturesque spot with the autumn leaves and river leading to the towering and ornate Saint Paul’s Church in Strasbourg.
Late November is such a perfect time for an engagement photos in Strasbourg and if you want to hire an engagement photographer, be sure to contact me as soon as you know the date! The leaves are at their peak at the end of November, the air is crisp and the Christmas market just a few minutes walking distance away!
I quietly looked out at the river, pretending not to have a camera (it’s a surprise proposal, afterall!) waiting for Harshul and his girlfriend to walk along the bridge. I taped a small yellow X on the ground so Harshul could find the ideal place to propose to Hilda, and when he got down on one knee, I began photographing that special moment. After the surprise proposal at Saint Paul’s Church, we all laughed and chatted before beginning their engagement photo session in Strasbourg!
Near the end of the session when the light was getting darker, the golden Christmas lights turned on and we photographed along the bridges near Palais Rohan, Strasbourg’s Notre Dame Cathedral, and in the Strasbourg Christmas market itself!
Congrats to Harshul and Hilda on their engagement! It was so fun to be along for the ride!
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.
If you’d like to read more about my expat life abroad in France, dig into the expat post series here!
November 9, 2019
Check out all my favorite photography gear, travel must-haves, resources, books I love, business hacks and so much more!