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Unlimited coverage: Maria & Santi’s wedding, San Pablo church & Cachirulo restaurante, Zaragoza, Spain

Friday April 4th, 2014 08:00 AM

Wedding / Boda en Restaurante Cachirulo, Zaragoza, Spain

I’ve written before that unlimited coverage is a key part of what I offer my wedding clients. I don’t know why more photographers in Spain don’t do the same. To me it’s a way of getting great shots not only during those tension-ladened pre-ceremony mornings but also, many hours later, the evening festivities.

María & Santi celebrated their wedding in the beautiful San Pablo church in the heart of Zaragoza before decamping to Cachirulo restaurant on the outskirts of the city. Cachirulo not only has lovely gardens but also stunning indoor spaces, particularly the conservatory. The evening dance was to be held there and I, for one, didn’t want to miss it. To me the resulting photos are worth every penny spent on a hotel room even if it means I’ve less take home pay.

It was also a wedding where the guests just wanted to have fun. Me too! We all did and the result… happy clients!

Testimony from María:

“Hi James,

“Many thanks for everything. Your work was fantastic during the wedding. Many guests asked me who the was the photographer; whether you were family or a guest? It shows not only that you can take photos but also win the crowd.

“It was a great decision to go with you and many thanks for making it so easy.”

Wedding / Boda, Iglesia San Pablo, Zaragoza, Spain

Wedding / Boda, Iglesia San Pablo, Zaragoza, Spain

Wedding / Boda, Iglesia San Pablo, Zaragoza, Spain

Wedding / Boda, Iglesia San Pablo, Zaragoza, Spain

Wedding / Boda en Restaurante Cachirulo, Zaragoza, Spain

Wedding / Boda en Restaurante Cachirulo, Zaragoza, Spain

Wedding / Boda en Restaurante Cachirulo, Zaragoza, Spain

Wedding / Boda en Restaurante Cachirulo, Zaragoza, Spain

Wedding / Boda en Restaurante Cachirulo, Zaragoza, Spain

Wedding / Boda en Restaurante Cachirulo, Zaragoza, Spain

Wedding / Boda en Restaurante Cachirulo, Zaragoza, Spain

Wedding / Boda en Restaurante Cachirulo, Zaragoza, Spain

Wedding / Boda en Restaurante Cachirulo, Zaragoza, Spain

Photojournalism: María & Kevin’s wedding, Torre del Pino, Zaragoza

Friday July 13th, 2012 11:08 AM

Boda, Torre del Pino, Zaragoza Foto: James Sturcke | www.sturcke.org

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.

But another, more subtle, way I tell stories is through the components I include in the composition of a photo. The above picture was taken in the Zaragoza flat where María grew up. There were lots of family photos on show. As soon as I entered I started making a mental note of what pictures were where, including the picture of María’s mother on her wedding day more than 30 years before.

A few minutes later María and her father were together near this photo. I took a couple of shots, one focused on María and her father, the other on the picture. Perhaps it’s not the most beautiful shot of the day but it is the one that tells the story of two generations of a family.

By the way, the couple celebrated their wedding at Torre del Pino, San Juan de Mozarrifar, on the outskirts of Zaragoza.

Client comment: “Thank you for being an excellent photographer. Not only were you excellent but also very popular!!”

Boda, Torre del Pino, Zaragoza Foto: James Sturcke | www.sturcke.org

Boda, Torre del Pino, Zaragoza Foto: James Sturcke | www.sturcke.org

Boda, Torre del Pino, Zaragoza Foto: James Sturcke | www.sturcke.org

Boda, Torre del Pino, Zaragoza Foto: James Sturcke | www.sturcke.org

Boda, Torre del Pino, Zaragoza Foto: James Sturcke | www.sturcke.org

Boda, Torre del Pino, Zaragoza Foto: James Sturcke | www.sturcke.org

Boda, Torre del Pino, Zaragoza Foto: James Sturcke | www.sturcke.org

Boda, Torre del Pino, Zaragoza Foto: James Sturcke | www.sturcke.org

Boda, Torre del Pino, Zaragoza Foto: James Sturcke | www.sturcke.org

Boda, Torre del Pino, Zaragoza Foto: James Sturcke | www.sturcke.org