I’m psyched to have had the amazing opportunity to photograph a wedding in Madrid! Besides getting some cool photos, I’m also proud that I didn’t melt or die of a heat stroke (the weather was about 102F!!)
Here’s Sandra, the charming bride. I met Sandra during the two months that I lived in Madrid in 2002, when I came right after school to improve my Spanish, and have kept in touch with her ever since!
Some documentary action in black and white.
Sandra’s mom is helping her with the dress.
Love reflection shots. Sandra is talking to her father-in-law, who took a very large, caring role in the whole wedding.
The ceremony was intimate with mostly just family members.
Pablo stealing a look at his bride during the ceremony.
Holding hands with Sandra and his mom. (Oh yeah, and all the men were waiting tail coats!!! I’m not even sure that’s the right word for it.)
The ceremony actually took place right near Pablo’s elementary school, which happened to have a gorgeous, shiny, white hallway – a photographer’s dream come true…
The texture of the wire fence really adds for me… and Sandra stuck the bouquet of flowers in it without even me asking for it.
After the ceremony and some pictures, we drove to outside of Madrid to a venue on a mountain called Finca Ronda. Here are some pictures that we took around the venue.
Sandra with her niece. Her niece is not only adorable but turned out to be a super high quality lighting assistant. After following me around while I took the table shots, and seeing that she was observing my photography, I asked her if she wanted to hold the light. She was a total natural.
And finally… you guessed it. In Spain they cut the wedding cake with a sword! They even eat it off the sword. Just one of the many dangerous customs of weddings : )