As destination wedding photographers we love to combine beautiful locations with beautiful love! Creating images with a true sense of place is skill we learned as travel photojournalists and today we strive to apply this to all of our wedding shoots. Whether the session is in a couples' hometown or an exotic destination, creating images that showcase the location as well as the couple is important to us.
We loved shooting this couple in this ancient monastery with its distinctive Gothic architecture. To add depth to the image, we framed them in the hallway arch and then shot through a second arch across the courtyard. An off-camera flash behind them adds a slight rimlight to separate them from the dark background.
We photographed this Canadian couple's wedding in Vancouver, Canada several years ago and quickly became fast friends. Fellow photographers, food-lovers, and adventure travelers, they met us in Paris and later Lisbon for some romantic post-wedding portrait sessions. We feel so blessed to meet so many kindred spirits as wedding photographers - couples who we get to reconnect with through photography again and again!
Lisbon is one of Portugal's top locations for wedding photography. The list of locations for wedding portraiture is long - the Belem tower, Parque de Nacoes, Madre de Deus Convent, St George's Castle, Baixa, and of course the Jeronimos Monastery - to name just a handful.
I must confess that the real reason I love Lisbon is not for its incredible scenery and wedding photography locations, but for its ubiquitous Portuguese egg tarts or "Pastel de Nata", the top purveyor of which is the legendary bakery 'Pasteis de Belem'. If you are ever in Lisbon, give these sweet treats a try and your life will be changed forever.
Location: Lisbon, Portugal.1/400; f/4.0; ISO 100; 89.0 mm.