What a busy couple of days in the beautiful sunshine of Lanzarote! One wedding & three engagement shoots in the space of two days! More on the engagement shoots during the week, but for now, here’s a big preview of the wedding that seen me travel down to the Spanish island for a short visit to photograph the stunning wedding of Caroline & John.
Having been in college with John for over three years (back in the day!), I was extremely happy when he booked me to photograph his upcoming wedding…even more happier when he told me where the wedding would be held! A few days of sunshine & warm weather after a wild Irish winter was very welcome!
After a day of location scouting and engagement shoots, it was gearing up for a fab wedding and that’s pretty much how it went from 9:30am until 1am when I finished up! With Caroline & the girls getting ready in the fabulous Princesa Yaiza hotel, everybody was super relaxed and we quickly got some beautiful bridal portraits when everybody was ready.
Following a short drive over the mountains in my nippy Fiat 500, I arrived at the stunning hilltop church of La Candelaria in Tias, where I met John & the guys in super bright sunshine! To be honest, the weather on the day couldn’t have been better for pictures….sunshine when we needed it, and clouds when we needed them! And how rustic & Spanish is the church!
With John’s uncle overseeing the ceremony, everything ran smoothly and on exiting the church we were again greeted by a hot Spanish sun! Working quickly to get a group shot in front of the Tias church, we then made our way back to Princesa Yaiza for the reception, stopping en-route where I had picked out a pretty good spot to get a few quick portraits with a classic Lanzarote backdrop of mountains….you can’t have a wedding in Lanzarote without coming back with some portraits showing off the landscape!
With a really great reception in the Yaiza hotel, myself Caroline & John walked around the grounds and nearby outside area to get a few more relaxed portraits. With so many great spots nearby, it was all about picking the best of them as I could have easily shot for a lot longer, but I wanted to give the bride & groom some time with the guests as that is what a wedding is all about, no matter the location.
With some great speeches before the super tasty Spanish style meal, after the sun had set everybody headed down to 4 Lunas club for the dancing to begin. Just before the first dance, I grabbed couple of quick portraits in the courtyard. With a stunning backdrop of lights & trees, Caroline & John gave me one of my favourite images of the day!
Congratulations again Caroline & John, and thank you so much for inviting me to your fab Spanish wedding!