When you least expect it you may find a treasure, whether in the form of a dusk, an interesting conversation or a surprising landscape. All it takes to be a little attentive and enjoy those small gifts.
I discovered Bardenas Reales almost by chance, returning home from a wedding in Pamplona. When I saw it’s textures, the colors and the light, I knew that I would return for a photo session.
A few days later, I suggested to Elia and Miguel to shoot their trash the dress session in the desert. Although they may have to drive hundreds of kilometers, they accepted the idea excited (I love fearless couples!)
We drive through amazing Lunar lanscapes (or maybe Martian) while Bowie sings his “Space Oddity”. Dirt roads, it is the turn of AC / DC’s “Highway to Hell”. We run and laugh over the rocks and the mountains to the beat of “Don’t stop me now” by Queen.
That afternoon we had an interesting conversation in a spectacular landscape at sunset.
It was certainly a great gift.
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)