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The most instagrammable Paris Photo Spots – Best Tips & Secrets

Paris is not only a popular tourist destination – the numerous attractions of the city are also repeatedly selected as photo spots. Especially on Instagram thousands of perfectly staged Paris images of influencers and bloggers can be found. But how do you actually make »the perfect Paris photo«? Which spots are best for a good photo? We asked the two successful instagrammers Dana Berez and Emily Mandagie for their tips and tricks that we want to introduce to you in this sisterMAG issue.

Let’s create the perfect travel souvenir – Have fun snapping!

The most instagrammable photo spots in Paris

We all know them. Picture-perfect blogger images from Paris – from enjoying macarons in front of the Eiffel Tower to a lovely picnic by the Seine. But how do you actually take them?

That is what we asked two Paris loving instagrammers. Where to stand and how to pose to get the most iconic sights in frame – and yourself of course!

Dana Berez and Emily Mandagie share their best tips and secrets for you to recreate instagrammable pictures on your next trip to Paris.

Paris Photo Spots: Dana Berez

Could you please introduce yourself briefly?

My name is Dana Berez! I’m a Wisconsin Native who moved to New York City 7 years ago to to pursue my passion for travel, culture, and photography. My blog is centered around New York City featuring travel guides and itineraries, as well as travel reccomendations from other cities around the world.

How would you describe your relationship with or feelings towards Paris?

The first word I think of when I think about Paris is: Romance! Paris is such a classic city with old school charm. The architecture reminds me of an old film. The energy of Paris is truly unique.

What are your three favorite/most instagrammable photo spots in Paris?

  1. This is THE iconic place for the perfect Parisian photo. If you want to capture the Eiffel Tower, this would be my first recommendation. Because this location is very popular amongst tourists, I’d recommend getting there early to have the location to yourself.
  2. Louvre Museum: The contrast between the opulent architecture vs the modern pyramid is just beautiful. There are also so many fun angles to shoot this location. I loved going there at night because there was less people around, and the photos had a beautiful contrast of light and darkness.
  3. Montmartre: I have to add in Montmartre, one of the trendiest neighborhoods in Paris. The Sacre Coeur is the main attraction to the area, but you must explore around it. You’ll find cute cafes like: Le Maison Rose or Le Consulat where artists in the 19th century would hang out.

How do you approach people to take your picture?

Fortunately  I have a photographer, Alesnio, who takes my photos. If you don’t have a photographer, I would recommend using a tripod, then you could frame your own photo and not have to worry about asking others.

Where do you find new spots or inspiration for poses?

I like to find inspiration through other bloggers via Instagram or Pinterest. I also like looking through magazines for new ideas and poses.

Instagram: @danaberez

Paris Photo Spots: Emily Mandagie

Could you please introduce yourself briefly?

My name is Emily Mandagie and I am a travel blogger in Washington, USA. My focus is on outdoor adventures and lifestyle photography. I aim to inspire my readers and followers to travel to beautiful places, and give them useful photography advice for each location. You can find me and my husband at our Instagram @themandagies!

How would you describe your relationship with or feelings towards Paris?

My first trip to Paris, France was to shoot an international wedding with my husband! We traveled around the city scouting beautiful locations and landmarks to bring the couple. I love that the city has a consistent aesthetic: history, luxury, and elegance are found in every corner of Paris!

What are your three most instagrammable locations in Paris?

My three favorite places to shoot in Paris are the Louvre, The Eiffel Tower, and the Arc de Triomphe. They are my favorite because they are easily recognizable as symbols of Paris, and are beautiful from every angle!

How would you approach people to take your picture?

If you are traveling solo and want your picture taken, here are some tips. Always give your camera to a person who is traveling in a group or with their family. If you have a camera with specific parameters, tell them where you would like them to focus and if you want the photo as landscape or a portrait style. Make sure to ask politely, say thank you, and offer to take a picture of them in return!

Where do you find new spots or inspiration for poses?

I take a lot of my inspiration from Instagram, other blog posts, and locals! On instagram, I use the “Saved” feature and create a folder of posts with beautiful locations in Paris to refer to later. In the city, I ask locals for their favorite coffee shops and lesser-known locations for new perspectives of Paris. I also just like wandering the streets and stumbling upon a hidden corner or new shop!

10 Best Instagram Spots In Paris (Blog Post):
Instagram: @themandagies