About me and my style

This is me. I am a wedding photographer, working mainly in Ibiza and Formentera, but also in Spain and even abroad if I’m called upon to do so.

I love photographing every type of wedding and natural light photography. I’m particularly drawn by couples wishing to break with tradition and who opt for unconventional or more adventurous locations such as meadows, cliffs, beaches, private homes, castles, industrial warehouses, mountain retreats and chapels, etc., all of which would be accompanied by lavish decoration and a banquet. Couples today have the opportunity to organise and celebrate weddings that are completely different from any other. There are a thousand ideas for everyone, and each one distinct from all the rest. In fact, nowadays, we can say we have come to the point where there are as many different weddings as there are couples.

I aim to inject passion into my work by photographing these kinds of weddings, where the rules are broken and where I can really give full reign to my creativity. Telling your story is what fills me with excitement. Maybe one day I will get bored with it and opt for a new career, but just now nothing makes me feel more fortunate than my work. One important and gratifying aspect of my profession and what motivates me to continue with it are your messages of thanks and gratitude.  In a previous life, I wasn’t congratulated for anything I did, but now through my humble job, I receive gratitude every day.

I’d like to thank all of you for giving exposure to my work and for all your fabulous celebrations, and also for the trust you have placed in me since our first contact.

Esta soy yo

If you would like to learn a little about me, please continue reading the following lines I have written below.  However, I would really prefer you to read about my method of work, which you can find a little further below.

Me:

Since I began work as a photographer, I have hardly taken a single photo of myself. I took this photo, and perhaps another one or two, one day when I really had nothing else to do.  But I have to say that I am happy with the result!

What can I tell you about myself? It’s difficult to decide what to write when one knows about one’s entire life.  There is so much to say that I’m not sure where to start.

Well, my love of photography began many years ago.  If I root though my memory, I can recall the image and even the sound and the smell of the film my father used to change so often in his old traditional camera.  My father has always been passionate about photography and his photo albums.  He has hundreds of albums with photos of us, all meticulously arranged with the date and a title. I bought my first camera in Scotland, during my university internship there, where I learnt photography by dint of constant practice, spending money on films and developing photographs.   I realised that the camera’s company made me feel alive.  Wherever I went, I took it with me, detaching myself, through it, from the world that surrounded me.  The camera and taking photos filled endless hours for me, wherever I was.

My method of work:

Although it may sound a little extreme, I am addicted to my work.  I am lucky to be able to work in something that not only pays the bills, but also fills me with enthusiasm, because I would do anything to tell a beautiful story – your story.  When I leave for work, I always say to myself, “today’s shoot has to be infinitely better than yesterday’s”. Each day I try to get a little better, to improve slowly day by day.  One must continuously develop one’s skills, without forfeiting your own particular style, but keeping up to date so as to maintain your name and reputation in the profession.  This is what motivates me and fires me up every day to step out of the door to take photographs and do photo-journalism.

I relish turning your wedding into an album that captures your romance and your big day, from start to finish, without leaving out even the tiniest detail.  It is an album that brings your guests to life through the images.  I describe my photos as “your essence in the perfect image”. They are completely natural images shot with utmost sensitivity.

If you’d like to see for yourself if what I am saying is true, please view any of my posts, about weddings, pre-weddings, children or families. All my work is framed around feelings and emotions.

A tip:

An important piece of advice you should remember: it is quite normal to research and compare different photographers, their different styles and prices. But don’t make the mistake of hiring someone on price alone when you are not absolutely convinced by their style.  If you like a photographer but their fees are higher, it is worth paying that little bit more, as at the end of the day, the photographs are the only record you have to relive the occasion, and as such, of all the services you hire, this one must be the very best.  It is not worth while spending a fortune all the other wedding arrangements if you then hire a photographer who does not totally convince you, as this may result in the disappointment of your wedding album not truly capturing the spirit and the emotions of the day.  I would give the same warning if a member of your family or an acquaintance offers to take the wedding photographs.  A friend or family member would do a poor job compared with a professional photographer, since they will naturally wish to join in with many moments of the event (which will also need to be photographed). This will result in a limited set of images from which there may not be much material from which to choose.  You will want to be proud of your wedding and you will want the photos to faithfully capture the spirit of the day. You will also want there to be enough of them from which you can select a sufficient number for your album to proudly show to friends and family.

Together, we can tell your story.

Best wishes