Some weddings are intensely private affairs conducted in front of a select few people - I shot one this year where only the couple, the judge and me were present. Others, meanwhile, take place in full public view. Lianna and Salvador’s wedding in San Sebastian was certainly in the latter camp - it was right on Zurriola beach in the height of summer.Read More
Destination wedding photographer in Spain
With so many cameras at a typical wedding it’s so important that my photographs are different from the others - otherwise what’s the point of hiring a professional photographer?
So, like at Brenda & Alberto’s beautiful wedding at Hotel Valdepalacios, Torrico (Toledo), I’m constantly looking for unique ways of showing what’s going on. I want images that no one else will have. And a simple way of getting them is to put my camera in places other people don’t.Read More
Chen and Tony’s same sex wedding at Hotel Marqués de Riscal in Spain’s Basque Country was, simply put, a blast! So much thought and planning went in that on one level you thought nothing could go wrong.
However, Chen’s family are from Malaysia while Tony’s from Ontario in Canada. And they had never met before! So that meant there was a special impossible-to-predict element that had everyone on tenterhooks in the days running up the the marriage.Read More
Before her wedding in Santo Domingo Cathedral and Hotel Los Agustinos in Haro, La Rioja, Maite had asked me to keep an eye out for her three-year-old niece, Alba.
As a photojournalist, I’m always following the light and the action and there’s a large chunk of spontaneity in the images. But as a professional wedding photographer it’s important to make sure key family members and guests feature in the photos. I always ask couples for a list of key people.Read More
One of the weddings from last autumn that I enjoyed the most was that of Merche & Hernan in Toledo. Why was it so good? Well, in part because Toledo is a beautiful city and new to me; I always like the challenge of working out of my comfort zone.Read More
Generally speaking couples hire me because they love the spontaneity and emotion that lies at the heart of my wedding photography. My main objective at any wedding is capture those special, poignant moments that pop up all the time.
But normally even couples looking for super-natural photos also want some group shots. I’m of course happy to do posed photos and aim to give them a twist and bit of elegance.Read More
There are many ways to approach engagement shoots. Many wedding photographers favour taking their clients to a spectacular location where they set up lights and all sorts of other kit. Sometimes the results are fantastic but sometimes I’m left feeling that the couple look out of place and serious.
To me, capturing the joy a couple feel when they’re together is key to an engagement shoot.Read More
Couples who hire photojournalists not only want beautiful wedding photos but also stories told through the images. There are various ways of doing this - perhaps the most obvious being through a series of photos. You can narrate the day with a portfolio taken over many hours or tell about a special moment with a number of images snapped in a couple of seconds.Read More
I’m often asked to recommend cameras and whether one model is better than another because it has a bigger zoom lens. And I reply that, generally speaking, the best way to zoom into a scene is by using your legs. It's also the cheapest option.Read More