20
May 2014

Inês + António

Rainy Elopement in Portugal

Inês and António decided to have a very intimate wedding, precisely 10 years after their very first kiss! They organized a little ceremony for just the two of them at a beautiful cottage and had some afterwards snacks, around the theme of Nightmare Before Christmas. They had a very rainy day (maybe one of the most rainy weddings I’ve featured here!), but it didn’t stop them from having the ceremony outside, neither did it wipe the smiles off their faces! Photography by Quem Casa Quer Fotos, out of Portugal.

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The wedding took place in Gêres, Portugal, on March 21, 2014. From the bride:

A little over ten years ago, two different people, who completed each other, met for the first time. It only took two dates and a lot of online talk for both of us to know that the person holding our hand would be very special. Ten years have passed but we still tenderly remember, every 21st of every month, what happened on the March 21, 2004. Ten years have passed, but it could have been only ten minutes, because everything seems brief, and we wish to spend at least another fifty Springs together.

 

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The word of the photographer.

I’ve been a wedding photographer for about seven years, and one of my desires was to shoot a more intimate wedding, just with the bride and groom. This year we had the privilege to witness Inês and António’s wedding. The bride and groom travelled from Lisbon by themselves, into a cottage in Gerês, to get married. When we got there, everything was wonderfully set to the last detail. It was one of the most special weddings I had the opportunity to shoot. The rain wanted in on it too, but the bride and groom were brave enough to face it.

28
Apr 2014

Geraldine + Cyrille

Rock Climbing Engagement Session

I love when couples decide to go for a love session that says something about them. It makes a photography story that’s beautiful but also real, that means something to them, and that without any doubt, they’ll always look back after with joy. Photography by G&D Photography (who you can also meet here on the blog) out of France.

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Here you can read how this rock climbing engagement session perfectly fits the story of these two:

More than 10 years ago, our glances first crossed on this block site where some rock-climbers had gathered for a climbing contest.
That’s why this place became part of OUR story… A few years later, we met again and haven’t been apart since then!
We spent 8 years living together, sharing our passion for rock-climbing, studying together at University for 5 years, until Geraldine passed her final exam… We then decided it was time to get married!
On a Wednesday afternoon of March, after a beauty makeover by Diane (the gifted photographer), the four of us went to our favourite place. The shooting session took place in an excited but natural atmosphere, thanks to an amazing light, but also because we were at ease in that place, looking forward to getting married!
Diane and Guy made us feel comfortable and confident, as if we had been knowing them for years ! The shooting ended at dusk, we were a bit cold and shivering but thrilled to have shared such a wonderful moment.

 

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The word of the photographers.

We are always ready for shooting sessions out of the ordinary. When Geraldine and Cyrille asked us if a climbing session might interest us, we of course immediately embraced the idea. 
And we were not disappointed! We did not see the time elapsing, ideas rushed into our heads, the Spring light was insane, our “bride and groom to be” were gorgeous and their love clearly genuine. No “cliffhanger” here (sorry), we all know how this story will end!

17
Apr 2014

Tina + Mark

Elopement in Santorini

Tina and Mark went to the Greek Islands to get married… just the two of them plus their photographer. Eloping can be a good alternative to traditional wedding; it puts the focus on just the two of you, and you can eventually use the money you’d spent on the wedding to offer you some great vacation! That’s what Tina and Mark went for, and the island of Santorini in Greece made the perfect background for some stunning pictures! Photography by DavidOne, out of France.

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The word of the photographer.

When you get a request of this type – “We love your pictures, we’re getting married in Santorini… Would you accept to come with us that day?”… you’re always wondering “Is that some kind of a joke? Is it for real? Do I really get to go to this incredibly photogenic place to just, do my job?”

Well, it wasn’t a joke! :)
That day, I met with Tina & Mark, an L.A. couple, that came to the island for their elopement. Actually, in that case, it was quite simple: wherever we would go on the island, there was a nice spot, and by nice I mean “world class”. :) It’s so exciting, and one day isn’t even enough to be able to exploit everything.

The wedding ceremony took place at Imerovogli, we then went to a small fishing port, took some pictures next to an old abandoned house (but style very charming!), to end up with Oïa, where the sunsets are amongst the most beautiful in the world… Except that, that day the sun decided to hide at this very moment – it didn’t happen in the last 6 months!

Let’s say bad luck, it didn’t stop us from enjoying every moment. Mark & Tina were adorable, always
attentive, and I think with the millions of stairs walked up and down during the day, exhaustion took me… But what a unforgettable day!

I wanna go back!!! :)

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