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Yolanda is one of the best photographer for wedding/elopment in Paris. I love her fine art and romantic style which brings out the best of Paris and the couple. Apart from being a professional photographer, she also gives excellent styling advice to perfect your pictures. Living in Paris for more than 10 years, she is willing to share her advice with you on excellent restaurants and cafes which locals go to. With her expertise and kindness, you will definitely have an unforgettable photoshooting experience in Paris.-Quali Atelier – Wedding Planner

Dear Yolanda, We put you on our wedding gift list, because we loved your portfolio. We started our wedding day in Rotterdam and sealed it with a kiss under Le Tour Eiffel. How awesome was it to find out that we would extend our wedding a few days later with this love shoot! It was so romantic to experience Paris so early with this great light. It’s amazing how many beautiful shots you got in this short shoot. Thanks for your guidance, we were a bit camera shy, but you knew just how to get us to chill out and have fun in front of your camera. And the result is gorgeous. We’re over the moon and can’t thank you (and our best man, who gave you to us) enough! Love, Joost & Christie

Yolanda is fabulous! My fiance and I found her via Wedding Wire when we were trying to find our photographer. Our wedding venue had recommended someone to us, whom we contacted, but they just didn’t seem to have the right fit for us, nor did they seem to care too much. Within a week of contacting Yolanda, we were able to set up a time to Skype with her, draw up a contract, and even discuss a photo shoot in Paris a few days before our wedding in the Loire Valley. I can’t say enough about Yolanda’s professionalism and her ability to put your mind at ease with the whole process. She even offered us some insight as to how our wedding day events would play out in accordance with French customs and traditions – that really helped as we had no idea how that dinner normally takes place at 9pm and can last up to two hours! We cannot wait to work with Yolanda on our wedding day!

Yolanda was amazing! We hired her for our elopement ceremony in Paris. We emailed and spoke via Skype before our arrival in Paris because Yolanda insisted on knowing exactly what we hoped for on our special day. She made us feel really comfortable and at ease throughout our photo shoot around Paris and its landmarks. I would HIGHLY recommend her!!! I really don’t have the right words to express how gorgeous our photographs turned out! They are stunning! We will cherish them forever. -Saima

Yolanda is extremely passionate about her work and it really shows in her photographs! She manages to capture the elegance and splendor of each couple she works with beautifully, using Parisian scenery as her backdrop and inspiration point. I have worked with her on several occasions and I love her work ethic – she will not stop until she captures the perfect shot, and her taste is classic, yet fresh and invigorating. Definitely recommend her to all women and couples out there who are looking for someone that has a great sense of style and professional work ethic – you will be very pleased with her work!- Onorina – Makeup Artist in Paris

My husband and I were going to be in Paris for our 2nd wedding anniversary and, having been to Paris before on our honeymoon, and having come away with nothing but long armed selfies in front of the Eiffel Tower…. we wanted to have some memorable shots from this particular vacation. We found Yolanda’s beautiful images online, and contacted her asap. Yolanda was amazing with responding, we Skyped and emailed prior to our departure, and she had some FUN ideas for a shoot, in addition to locations (which we wouldn’t have known about!) that took us away from the tourists and made it our own private Paris. Her professionalism and creativity were beyond…. and the quality of the images was more than we could have asked for. We LOVED working with her, and would recommend Yolanda to ANYONE and EVERYONE travelling to Paris, or anywhere else she might be. – Cori

Yolanda was an amazing photographer! She helped us map out the best places in Paris to take photos and they all turned out amazing! She was very easy to work with, I love her documentary-style and she really encouraged us to just have fun. I was also amazed at how quickly we got the photos back, and she was so kind to include black and white photos too. Absolutely amazing time with her! –Lex

We were researching multiple Paris wedding photographers before our wedding, and Yolanda’s unique style stood out. I loved the soft, romantic style she presents in her work. By looking at her photos, I could really feel the love shared by the couples that she photographed, and that’s why we ultimately chose to work with Yolanda for our wedding photos. Prior to our departure, we discussed over Skype to determine locations where our photos would be taken, as well as the timeline. Yolanda was very responsive and extremely professional when we exchanged many, many emails. Our session with Yolanda was split into two parts. We met early in the morning on the day of the wedding to take some casual shots along the river. Matt and I were both very stiff, but Yolanda was able to convey (more like instill) the feeling of love into our photos through her beautiful gestures and directions. Working with her that morning was very pleasant and we were much more at ease, despite it being the first time we met with her in person. For the actual wedding shoot in the afternoon, Yolanda was very flexible in working with each location and timing – we were able to get the perfect Louvre and Eiffel Tower shots with minimal bystanders in our photos! Yolanda gets all the credit for being able to think quick on her feet and know the best timing for each location! All in all, we are so glad we found Yolanda – she’s amazing, very sweet, and full of great recommendations on where to see and what to eat! Highly, highly recommended! – Peggy

Yolanda is very professional & creative. We would definitely use her again, and recommend her to anyone! –Hatem

Our photos were wonderful, we are so happy with them. When we were having the photos done I wasn’t sure how they’d turn out because my husband and I are definitely not natural when it comes to posing for photographs! Our family and friends are so impressed by the final products and I would recommend Yolanda to anyone in a heartbeat. She was professional yet relaxed and in tune with what we were after, she made it easy and enjoyable! –Jennifer

I really cannot put into words how pleased we are with Yolanda! Working with her is a pure joy and her passion shines through effortlessly. We have been getting non-stop compliments on our photos, including several who have commented that they are the best they’ve seen. We are thrilled and feel so fortunate to have found her. She is simply the best! –Brenda
Yolanda was an excellent photographer and made us feel very comfortable in our elopement shoot. It is always hard when you can’t meet someone in person to determine if they will be a good match. Yolanda made us feel comfortable by communicating with us via Skype. My husband and I were worried about how our pictures would turn out because it is impossible to rewind that important day. Our pictures were edited beautifully and we have received so many compliments about the quality of our pictures. Thanks Yolanda for helping us make our day that much more special with beautiful photos. –Tora

Yolanda has such a wonderful personality and will work with you to capture the most beautiful moments! I would highly recommend her to anyone! –Krystal

Yolanda is AMAZING. She took the most beautiful pictures of my now husband and I while we were visiting family in Paris in 8/2013. I am so pleased by the photos. I created an album to showcase my pictures. If you are considering any type of photography while you’re in Paris, call her! –Sepideh

Yolanda was such a delight. She’s so down to earth, friendly, and amazingly talented. –Jack

Yolanda Villagran photographed my wedding and I was so pleased with the experience. We met with Yolanda before the big day and she visited the location to check for the best spots for photos. This meant that we were all very relaxed on the day. Our guests loved the fact that Yolanda spoke both English and French as everyone felt very included. The quality and variety of the photos was excellent and we were very happy with them. –Elizabeth

As soon as I discovered Yolanda’s photography website, my search for a photographer for our elopement in Paris was over! Yolanda worked with us for months leading up to the wedding date to help inspire us with ideas for shoot locations as well as overall feel of the shoot. As soon as we met her, she made us feel very comfortable, at ease and was directive enough to get the best photographs possible. She is very professional, artistic and has a great eye for detail! We are both very happy with our final pictures and have received many, many compliments by our family and friends. -Rebecca

Yolanda was great!! Within days of reaching out to her we had set up a video Skype to talk over exactly what we were looking for in our engagement photos. She was very helpful with helping us with ideas on locations to shoot and what to wear. Our photos were AMAZING, they blew away the ideas we had given her of what we wanted. I still cannot get over how great they turned out. Highly recommended! –Alex

Yolanda has a great sense in catching the natural moments of us. I love the way she processes the picture to make it softer, sweeter, with a hint of vintage looking. Her choices of locations, lens usage, angles, compositions are promising. Do your make up and hair, pick a nice dress, and let Yolanda do the rest. –Erica

Yolanda was a pleasure to work with. She created the most memorable Honeymoon photos in Paris which we will treasure for a lifetime. Thanks you so much. -Crystal

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