Wedding photographer Logroño, La Rioja, Spain - Marta & Mateo

 24/9/16 Boda de Marta y Mateo en Logroño y Hotel Marqués de Riscal. Foto de James Sturcke | www.sturcke.org

Wedding photographer Logroño, La Rioja, Spain

Looking over these photos from Marta & Mateo’s wedding in Logroño (La Rioja) last autumn, I’m struck by the fact that they, and most of their guests, hardly stopped smiling and laughing.

The wedding itself took place in the city’s Santa María de la Redonda cathedral - known locally as La Redonda - and the reception afterwards was at the always inspiring Hotel Marqués de Riscal, in Elciego (Basque Country).

Here my job is to capture the happiness of the day. I want to show not only who was there and where it took place, but how it felt to be there. My job is to be extremely discrete and work up-close because that’s where you feel the moment.

Destination wedding in Logroño, La Rioja, Spain

And here I don’t want assistants or artificial lights or, god forbid, drones because all they do it detract from what is naturally happening in front of my eyes. It is wedding photography, simple, beautiful and timeless.