Paris is one of the most photogenic cities in the world, and it's no wonder that many people choose to have a photoshoot in the city of love. However, not all times of day are created equal when it comes to capturing the perfect shot. In this blog post, we'll explore the best times to have a photoshoot in Paris.

Early Morning

One of the best times to have a photoshoot in Paris is the early in the morning, just after sunrise. The light at this time is soft and golden, and the streets are relatively empty. This is the perfect time to capture iconic shots of the Eiffel Tower and other famous landmarks without having to fight through crowds of tourists. But have in mind that the light changes pretty fast as sun goes up. It is the best time to have half an hour or one hour photoshoot.

Golden Hour

The golden hour, which occurs just before sunset, is another great time to have a photoshoot in Paris. And for me, as a photographer, it is the best time. The light at this time of day is warm and flattering, and it creates a romantic and dreamy atmosphere. This is the perfect time to capture shots of the city's winding streets and charming cafes. It is a perfect time for a couple photoshoot or for someone who wants to make great portraits with warm and soft light.

Right after the sun sets, the light takes on a blue or purple hue, creating what is known as the blue hour. As city lights turn on, the feeling is different, making it a great time for moody or romantic pictures.


Paris is known as the City of Light for a reason, and nighttime is the perfect time to capture the city's famous illuminated landmarks. The Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame, and the Arc de Triomphe are all spectacular when lit up at night, and there are plenty of opportunities to capture stunning shots of the city's nightlife.

Worst time of the day

Thas is daytime, one hour after sunrise until two hours before sunset. The light is bright and shadows are harsh, making it difficult to shoot in certain areas. However, with the use of a flashlight or by playing with light and shadows, it's possible to create amazing shots.

Cloudy day

If the day of your photoshoot is cloudy, there is not a big difference in the time you choose. However, it is best to avoid early morning or late evening as it might be too dark or moody, resulting in more dramatic pictures.

In the end,

it is worth knowing when the best time is to take great images, but sometimes you have no choice but to shoot whenever possible. It's best to trust your photographer and make the most out of the situation.