Tag: fotoperiodismo de bodas
This year I started the season in a very special way: with a destination wedding in France, at the charming Ile d’Oleron.
Lepus and Arnaud hired me for a pre-wedding session in Seville in mid-March, and when I sent a preview of the pictures his response was “are you available for our wedding in France?” 🙂
We enjoyed a great weekend on the beautiful Island of Oleron, which is full of small fishing villages where you can taste some delicious oysters with a good wine.
The getting ready took place in a beautiful guest house full of antiques and oriental details (I do not know whether they were already there or the owner put them to honor the couple). I enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere … even Lepus helped Arnaud to get dressed (something rare in Spain).
The ceremony was officiated by the mother of Arnaud herself! How many grooms can say that his mother married them? Lovely!
During the portrait session an Atlantic cold wind blew, but Lepus always held with a great smile.
The reception followed with funny speeches, slideshows, delivering gifts and even an exhibition of kung-fu. DJ Paul put the icing on the cake: his lighting and the music selection made a legendary party.
However, for me the best part of the wedding was the lovely connection between Arnaud and Lepus, their good humor and the way they show the love for each other.
The first time I spoke with Maite and Javier we chatted at length about what their wedding would look like.
They told me how they would perform their ceremony in a 300 years old palace, with all the guests forming a perfect circle that would clothe them. How they would surprise everyone with a joke in which they would appear another couple, a priest, a woman of dubious reputation and even the police. And endless details that would make their wedding a unique event, emotional, fun … in short, unforgettable for all who accompanied them that day.
And as the talk progressed I thought, “I must be the photographer of your wedding, I want to live that.”
And I lived it.
In his pre-wedding session I confirmed what I had already intuited: they are that kind of people with whom you feel comfortable talking about almost anything; willing to open their hearts and share dreams, hopes and fears.
I hope to be able to convey with these pictures the magic that we lived.
Ceremony & Reception: Palacio de Hoyuelos (Hoyuelos – Segovia).
Being a wedding photographer makes me happy for many reasons:
I love documenting one of the most important days in the life of a couple. It’s both a privilege and a responsibility.
Meet people who open the door to their homes and their hearts.
Travel to discover new places and customs.
To live with other fellow photographers and share experiences, passions and also anecdotes with them 🙂
And when all these sensations occur on the same occasion, I can not but feel tremendously fortunate. This was the wedding in Pamplona of Isabel and Alberto: fun and emotions in equal parts, a celebration thought by and for the friends and family who wanted to accompany them
Mention aside for my colleague: many thanks to Roberto for wanting to accompany me as a second photographer and tell me so much about your dear Navarre. It would not have been the same without you.
I hope to return very soon to Pamplona!
Ceremony and Reception: Castle of Gorráiz (Pamplona – Navarra)
I do not know of a couple that takes into account their anniversary as Silvia and David: for 14 years, on the 22nd of each month, they have a particular competition to see who congratulates the other first. And I think that as the years went by, they have a romantic sense of competitiveness, to the point that sometimes it’s be necessary the presence of an arbitrator to decide who is the winner of the month.
I love this kind of details.
The day of their wedding was a reflection of their personality: relaxed, close and familiar. Surrounded by their closest people so that, from the wedding ceremony in the City of Alcalá de Henares to the end of party in the Parador.
Below are some of the photographs of their big day. Silvia and David: it was a great pleasure and an honor to share with you such special moments.