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The studio Harcourt at The Peninsula Paris

August 30, 2016
The famous studio Harcourt takes up residency at The Peninsula Paris to immortalise guest stays through portraits worthy of the greatest stars.

Studio Harcourt, the timeless standard setter in portrait photography for over 80 years, is now able to come right to the establishment for a photo session at the guest’s request. Their shots will be added to those of countless celebrities from around the world who have already been immortalised by the studio: from Karl Lagerfeld to Cate Blanchett, Romy Schneider, Catherine Deneuve and Fan Bingbing, to name but a few.

The guest, or “star of the moment”, will be placed in the expert hands of the entire Studio Harcourt team, comprising photographer, lighting assistant, makeup artist and management representative.
To ensure the magic is captured from the makeup right up to the setting, a display of legendary Studio Harcourt portraits can be reconstructed, with a selection that is appropriate to the personality and style of each guest. The portrait can be taken in one of the hotel’s private lounges or in the guest’s suite, if space permits.

The experience starts with a makeup sitting and then continues on the reconstructed set with the photographer and the lighting assistant. The guest is invited to bring several outfits with them to vary the compositions, poses and styles. The day after this session, the photographer and his model view and select the shortlisted photos together.

Each portrait will be sent to the studio’s Paris laboratory and retouched to Studio Harcourt quality standards. It will then be delivered a few weeks later, with the unmistakeable “Harcourt Paris” signature and produced as a numbered art print, presented in an elegant box.

This totally original experience is personalised for each request, offering guests an authentic, timeless souvenir of their stay in the City of Light that bears witness to the elegance and refinement of Parisian tradition.

Further information:

  • Photo shoots last between 30 minutes and two hours, depending on each guest’s requirements
  • Prices for the Studio Harcourt experience start at €4,500
  • The meeting with the photographer to select portraits can be done by e-mail depending on the guest’s wishes or availability

Appointments can be arranged in person with the Concierge at The Peninsula Paris or via e-mail at