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Engagement photos: Merche y Hernán, Madrid

Sunday June 23rd, 2013 11:46 AM

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There are many ways to approach engagement shoots. Many wedding photographers favour taking their clients to a spectacular location where they set up lights and all sorts of other kit. Sometimes the results are fantastic but sometimes I’m left feeling that the couple look out of place and serious.

To me, capturing the joy a couple feel when they’re together is key to an engagement shoot. It should be the first thing a viewer sees. The location and lighting is complimentary but secondary. It seems to me that any photo where the viewer notices the setting more than the couple’s love for each other has missed the point.

But how do you show that chemistry? Well, here the relationship between the photographer and the couple is important. You need to know your subjects to be able to capture them. Merche and Hernán invited me to stay in their home in Madrid the night before their engagement shoot and that was an excellent opportunity to talk about the photos we wanted to take. Next day we shot at a number of locations in Madrid, some famous (Parque Retiro and Gran Vía) others less so. But I hope that in all these pictures the location plays nothing more than a backing role.

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The world’s best wedding photographers in Madrid

Monday November 7th, 2011 10:39 AM

Fotografia de Madrid

Just back from Madrid where I’ve been at a series of stimulating talks by wedding photographers who regularly take images to die for. All of those in the above image, Katarina and Jim Garner, Bob and Dawn Davis, Yervant and David Beckstead (from left to right) have been named among the top 10 wedding photographers in the world in recent years.

At the Foro de Fotógrafos talks, they revealed how they nurture their creative side and the methods they’ve used to capture amazing and natural wedding pictures. I’ve come back home inspired and looking forward to incorporation their best suggestions into my wedding photography.

Fotografia de Madrid

Fotografia de Madrid

Fotografia de Madrid

Fotografia de Madrid

Fotografia de Madrid