Paris Wedding Photo Shoot By Catherine O’Hara

September 17, 2013

Me and Chris / Paris Wedding / Uncategorized


We found our sensationally talented photographer, Catherine O’Hara, online. You can see incredible examples of her work on her blog, Catherine O’Hara Photography Blog. She specializes in a photojournalistic style and is a member of The Wedding Photojournalist Association. These members are “skilled in a candid, unobtrusive style.”

Catherine is from Ireland and we were so lucky to have an English-speaking photographer in France. She also travels for destination weddings. Her manner is gentle. Her direction is so slight and brilliant. This is REALLY great if you or your partner aren’t natural-born-models and could use kind coaching. You won’t hear her saying any horrifying things like, “show me your inner diva.” She has the magic power of making it appear and feel as if Paris was put on hold for your photo shoot.

Chris and I actually felt as if we were spending a romantic evening around town with each other. There was a lot of time to connect and really experience the scenery of Paris. Catherine knew the perfect timing for both lighting and foot traffic at each location. We were so surprised by all the locations she offered! She was also very open to anything we wanted to try-we wanted to dance by these performers in Place Colette.

Thank you for your input on the Wedding Dress Shopping: J. Crew post! I totally agreed with all the info and then chose this dress because of the weather and Parisian feeling it had for me. Do you like how it turned out?

She took us into an inner courtyard at Place Colette with dreamy rows of trees. I had seen this place on her blog and had been imagining what it was going to look and feel like.


OK, these next 2 were obviously posed and I love how they turned out!


I will refrain from making fun of myself in this shot and enjoy that my parents picked this as their favorite.


The Love Locks Bridge. You can buy a lock from a vendor on the bridge or bring a fancy one of your own.


You lock it up and throw away the key into the Seine!


Then of course you kiss.


The Louvre Museum.


Gardens of the Louvre with The Eiffel Tower in the background.


Walking along the Seine.


I want to live in this photo dream.


Another cool spot.


We received 97 photos from this session and we love all of them! That never happens?! I am so picky and critical! The backdrop of Paris and Catherine’s style with her quality of work really take the pressure of the subjects. Anyone would look incredible with some coaching and Paris in the background. I want to send annoying daily emails to Catherine telling her how happy I am. I’ll try to just stick with this appreciative post. The value of these photos and the experience are priceless but it was actually affordable and worth even more.

Chris is really excited to see how happy this made me and I know he really likes them too…he’s just more worried about finding a place to live right now. 🙂 Back to the home search! Thank you so much for taking time to look at our photos!

Photos by Catherine O’Hara Photography

This was so different from our Traditional Korean Wedding photos! Here is a little on shopping for the dress


  • bryna

    Stunning photos! Love that most of them look so natural, like she snapped the pictures at the perfect moment

    • Thank you, Bryna! Catherine is the lifestyle photo whisperer. I was awkward for the first couple of photos and then we both just melted. It was just like hanging out. I want to take photos like this!

  • well, this is just absolutely stunning!

  • I love this!! Thanks for sharing!

    • Thank you so much, Ashley. It was so important to me that we have nice photos/memories/proof of our romance together.

  • It was my pleasure! Such a fabulous couple to work with! 🙂

  • Tracey

    I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again–SPECTACULAR!!!

    • Your coaching at the Korean wedding shoot was key! Thank you!!! XO

  • Love them all but I agree with your parents choice 🙂 Breathtaking – so happy for you!

  • Teresa Harris

    Love these! Simple and beautiful!