Valentina & Andrew

Setembro 22, 2019


Destination Wedding Portalegre wedding photographer

Nicole Sánchez


When planing a wedding abroad, take into account several aspects. From the basics, for instance travel flights, documentation, translators. Portugal has therefore, in the last years, become very popular to destination weddings. Consequently, multiple options are now found outside the main touristic areas.

Because we are such a small country, it is therefore very easy to travel to either north or south. The islands are also very common places for destination wedding. The Azores being the newest destination. So it is of far most importance that the photographer you take, is familiar with the place, especially if it envolves long travels.

Mainly, talk with your photographer before hand about the pros and cons of travel long distances. You can share this wedding or pin it on your favourite social media. In addition, you can also browse at my Pinterest moodboards, for some inspiration.

And, for more information on my work as wedding photographer you can email me at . Cheers!

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DOG AROUND COCKTAIL TABLE - This is Reportage Award

I had eyes on this little fellow since I arrived at the Herdade da Maxuqueira. He was very sociable and active around people. So I knew I had to keep eyes on him during the day. Being such a small wedding it was fairly easy to keep track of him. So this was past half the wedding day, cocktail has already taken place and we were waiting for dinner to be ready, in the meantime, the family gathered to cha, and enjoying a warm sunset.

So this got quiet around the food. And he spotted that. So first shot was to see if I could photograph without scaring him off with the trigger since I was shooting with my Nikon D700 50mm 1.8 to keep distance and still get a grip of the action. Second photo I was looking for composition. I felt that him being too small, if I included the tree (which seemed like a perfect frame) I would loose sight of him, so I decided to skip that. For the next five photos i just waited for him to do his dog stuff! I was secretly hoping no one would call him out of there. Half way through I got the shot but, like I learned from a fellow friend and ninja photographer, even if you know you got 'the' shot, keep your place and stay a bit longer.

So two shots later I knew it was done, and I looked for another point of view and that was it. Editing, straighten the angle a bit (I photographer left eye so my photos tend to be a bit crooked. Applied the preset and adjusted temperature.


Nicole, não conhecia ainda o teu blog! O grafismo está fantástico, as tuas cores são lindas, apanhas os momentos certos… e adorei a contact sheet do cão a saltar!!! muito bom, continua com o trabalho top!
Vou seguir no feedly 🙂

João, muito obrigada! Que bom saber que o grafismo está fixe… tem sido uma ‘luta’ interna 🙂