The Ultimate Guide to Paris Engagement Pont Alexandre III Photos

Let’s talk everything you need to know about Pont Alexandre III photos:

You’re planning out your super dreamy trip to Paris and you know you have to have your engagement photos done while you are there (I mean, it’s a MUST). The Eiffel Tower is absolutely gorgeous, but it’s nearly always crowded so you’re thinking about choosing somewhere a little less…obvious. Let me be the first to say, I wholeheartedly agree with your decision to do Pont Alexandre III photos for your engagement session!

So, let’s go through absolutely everything you would need to know before you do:

A Bit of Pont Alexandre III History

Okay, so maybe you’ve never heard of it, but the Pont Alexandre III bride goes across the Seine in Paris, France and has spectacular views of the Eiffel Tower in the background. It has also been listed as an historic monument since 1975. The Pont Alexandre III has remained practically unchanged in every way except for its color.

The bridge is widely regarded as the most ornate and extravagant bridge in Paris, France. It features Art Nouveau lamps throughout with golden cherubs, nymphs, and winged hoses at either end. (It also looks MAGICAL at night!)

Some Google Geography

To save you some time mapping out where you should take your Pont Alexandre III photos, it’s about a 25 minute walk to the Eiffel Tower from the gorgeous golden bridge of dreams. So unless you’re super fit and don’t do much sweating, you probably won’t get to use both for your session. A couple other spots to look at would include the Tuileries Garden (just a 10 minute walk away) and the iconic Louvre Museum, which is an additional 10 minutes down from the Tuileries.

(And when you wrap your session at the Louvre Museum, I highly recommend hitting up Le Café Marly for some of the best food with a view!)

Make The Most Of Your Pont Alexandre III Photos

When I say this bridge is breathtaking, it’s an understatement! You can take photos all along the Pont Alexandre III bridge and never get the same view. I highly recommend grabbing shots strolling down the bridge, with the Eiffel Tower in the back ground, and also going down the stairs that lead to the Seine!

Take Into Consideration…

Although it’s not quite as busy as the Eiffel Tower, the Pont Alexandre III bridge is still a heavily frequented spot for both tourists and traffic alike. (I mean, it was in Emily in Paris so how could it not be?) You’ll be working around plenty of people and other photography sessions during your Pont Alexandre III photos, so don’t be shy!

My best advice? If possible, try to plan around non-peak times! You may not be able to schedule your Parisian getaway during a particular month, but if you can I’d choose April thru late May or sometime after August. As far as times go–look into a morning session or even a weekday for your Pont Alexandre III photos to avoid large crowds.

Need Extra Paris Engagement Photo Tips?

I’d be happy to help! I’ve been to Paris so many times I can ALMOST understand the French language! Haha. My last name is French that should count for something, right?

But really, I am a destination wedding photographer that knows Paris like that back of my hand and I’d love to tag along for your Parisian adventure. If you’re looking for more tips, just send me a DM on Instagram or you can get more information about booking your session by getting in touch.

Wanting to know where these photos were taken? Let me give you the rundown!

We actually started AT the Louvre Museum and made our way to the Tuileries Gardens before wrapping up with our Pont Alexandre III photos! The entire session took about 1.5 hours and we had plenty of spots to take photos along the way. The blossoms were from the notorious French cherry blossom trees, which typically bloom in early April.

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